Magic Online Announcements February 9, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on February 9, 2016

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

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Events Announcement Coming Tomorrow on MTGO.com

Check back tomorrow on MTGO.com for a new article from Magic Online events manager Lee Sharpe to get the lowdown on new event announcements!

 

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Pro Tour Gauntlet Kicks Off!

Check out Lee Sharpe’s article for the full details on the Pro Tour Gauntlet, a new Magic Online event that lets you play with some of the best decks from Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch!

Selected decks from Pro Tour: Oath of the Gatewatch are being used for Pro Tour Gauntlet events! Pro Tour Gauntlet will be available from Wednesday, February 10 to Wednesday, February 17.

Check back Thursday for an article by Kenji Egashira where he tests out the decks featured in the upcoming week's Gauntlet events.

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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events On Now

Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events are on now until February 17! Follow the event links below to go directly to their event details, or head over to the full article here.

Release Events—Monday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 17

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Upcoming Oath of the Gatewatch Streamer Showdown February 25

If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player pods that feature some of the best streamers in the community brawling with the latest Magic Online sets. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!

This Streamer Showdown will be an Oath of the Gatewatch/Battle for Zendikar Draft event! The full lineup will be posted next Tuesday, February 16. Until then, mark your calendar for the day of the event, Thursday, February 25, and set aside some time to watch the pods launching at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC -8)!

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The Vintage Super League Continues

Watch the Vintage Super League every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8) on twitch.tv/magic!

There are new decklists this week! Decklists can be found here. That page will be updated with the new decklists from tonight's episode on Wednesday, February 10.

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Replay Reminder

Due to an update to how mana is autoconsumed, some replays will no longer be viewable after the February 10 downtime. Players who have replays they want to view should make sure to do so prior to the downtime or use another method, such as screen capture software, to record games they wish to save.

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Upcoming MOCS Playoff Event on February 13

The first quarter of competition in the Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) culminates on February 13 for the first Playoff Event of the series! Big prizes, the chance to further secure a spot on the MOCS Leaderboard, plus invites to the Magic Online Championship are all on the line for the winner of this event.

In addition to prizes and bragging rights, all players who play in the Playoff Event on February 13 will get a promo Liliana of the Veil!

Liliana of the Veil

Learn more about the 2016 Magic Online Championship Series and how to qualify for future Playoff Events here.

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Upcoming Modern PTQ on Sunday, February 14

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, February 11, and run through Sunday, February 14. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, February 14!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through thanks to the new PTQ system that Lee Sharpe announced in his latest article.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Downtime for February 10, 2016

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, February 10, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (15:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (20:00 UTC)

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Oath of the Gatewatch Release Known Issues

Oath of the Gatewatch Cards

  • Cardset | Players are incorrectly unable to undo Kozilek's Translator‘s activated ability.
  • Cardset | When a player casts Kozilek, the Great Distortion, its triggered ability incorrectly triggers if the casting player has seven or more cards in hand. Upon resolution, the player will not draw cards if he or she already has seven or more cards in hand.
  • Cardset | If a player controls multiple Endbringers, only one will untap during other players’ untap steps as intended.
  • Cardset | In certain circumstances, Chandra, Flamecaller incorrectly exiles creature tokens created by Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.
  • Cardset | Cards that ask players to choose a basic land type incorrectly include the option to choose Wastes. If a player attempts to choose Wastes, he or she will be asked to choose a basic land type again. Wastes are basic lands, but are not a basic land type.
  • Cardset | Crumble to Dust incorrectly causes the player to search the library of the land’s controller, not owner.
  • Cardset | Several prompt boxes are incorrect or uninformative. Affected cards include Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Harvester Troll, and Devour in Flames.

Gameplay

  • Cardset | Abilities that reduce mana costs are not correctly being applied to additional costs (such as buyback or multikicker).
  • Cardset | If Deceiver of Form’s triggered ability turns creatures into copies of a Legendary creature, the legend rule fails to apply to the copies.
  • Cardset | If Kozilek's Pathfinder loses its abilities (perhaps it was given a Gift of Tusks), creatures previously affected by its activated ability will incorrectly be able to block it.
  • Cardset | Narset, Enlightened Master’s triggered ability does not allow players to cast split spells (such as Fire // Ice).
  • Duel Scene | If a player uses the Undo keyboard shortcut (default: Ctrl+Z) during the declaration of blockers to undo a block, combat damage will be incorrectly dealt. Combat damage from attacking creatures will ignore the undo command, and combat damage from blocking creatures will respect the player’s decision. For example, if a player blocks an attacking 3/3 with two 2/2 creatures, then cancels one of the blocks with the keyboard shortcut, the attacking creature will deal two damage to one blocker and one to the other, but will take only two damage from combat.
  • General | Windows 10 may display an error message that Magic Online is an unrecognized application while downloading the client. In order to successfully download the client, click the “More Info” link, then “Run Anyway”.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Now–February 17Oath of the Gatewatch Release Events

February 10–17Pro Tour Gauntlet

February 11–14Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

February 132016 Magic Online Championship Series Playoff Event 9:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)

February 14Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)

February 17–24Year of Modern Flashbacks: Triple Champions of Kamigawa

February 25–28Battle for Zendikar/Oath of the Gatewatch Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

February 27The Power Nine Challenge 11:00 a.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)

February 28Battle for Zendikar/Oath of the Gatewatch Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)

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