Magic Online Announcements October 25, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on October 25, 2016

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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Kaladesh Limited Championship Qualifiers

The Magic Online Kaladesh Championships are coming up! Mark you calendar for the dates below and check out the full article for event details.

We hope to see you in the Championship!


Upcoming Kaladesh Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Final on October 30

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! A Kaladesh Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Final will take place on this Sunday, October 30.

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Upcoming Power Nine Challenge on October 29

Play in the upcoming Power Nine Challenge on Saturday, October 29 for a chance to win a piece of the Power Nine!


The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Innistrad Starting Today

It's 2016: The Year of Modern Flashbacks! If you want to build up a collection for Modern, these Flashback Drafts add everything you draft to your collection once the event is over. Even if Modern isn't your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely Draft through the planes of the past with rotating formats each week!

Triple Innistrad Flashback Drafts start tomorrow and run until Wednesday, November 2 and are followed up by Dark Ascension-Innistrad-Innistrad Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!


Upcoming Kaladesh Phantom Sealed MOCS Monthly Event on October 29

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Kaladesh Phantom Sealed Monthly Event is coming up this Saturday, October 29! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. The series will contain 24 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on October 29 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.


Upcoming Extended Downtime on Wednesday, October 26

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, October 26, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. PT/7 a.m. UTC, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. The system is estimated to return from downtime at 12:00 p.m.


Announcing November MOPR Promos

The November MOPR period runs from October 26, 2016, through November 30, 2016. Here are the promo cards:

Event Promo
Fiery Temper

Store Promo
Rift Bolt

Play in one or more events during the MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Fiery Temper. Five or more and you'll get an additional premium Fiery Temper. Spend at least $20 total in the Magic Online Store during this MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Rift Bolt. By spending $40 or more, you'll get an additional premium Rift Bolt.

In the Magic Online Player Rewards (MOPR) program, Magic Online players are rewarded for participating in tournaments of a sufficient size, as well as making purchases in the Magic Online Store. Learn about the specifics of the program here.


Build Notes

  • General | Magic Online player rewards for September have been granted. Those cards are listed in this article.
  • General | The new product window now remembers its location correctly and will reset to default setting if displayed off screen.
  • Collection | Increased maximum binder size to 60,000 items.
  • Limited | Lathnu Hellion's end of turn trigger can now be paid if it triggered an enter the battlefield effect when cast.
  • Pauper | Fixed Might Beyond Reason and Hunger of the Howlpack so that they now put counters on the targeted creature.
  • Standard | Casting Remorseless Punishment no longer prevent the match from proceeding.
  • Collection | Players can correctly add cards not in their collection to decks.
  • Account Settings | Canceling a change to account settings no longer saves the changes.
  • Trade | The scroll bar correctly appears when using the Search Tool during a trade.
  • Events | The first player to submit during sideboarding will stay on the sideboarding screen until their opponent submits. This player can make and submit additional changes, but as soon as the opponent submits the match will start and any unsubmitted changes will be lost.
  • Chat | Joining a channel in chat no longer causes a rare crash.
  • Limited Scene | Fixed a number of rare circumstances that caused cards to become duplicated and illegal in deckbuilding and sideboarding.
  • Store | Updated the VAT rate for Greece in the Magic Online store.
  • Trade | The active trade binder now saves upon initiating a trade, ensuring that your trade partners always see the most up-to-date version of the binder.
  • Collection | Fixed a crash while viewing cards in the Collection Scene.
  • Collection | The deck builder now displays an error message when you exceed the 1,400 card deck size limit.
  • Limited | Corrected the blue text that displays on Midnight Oil when it has no counters.
  • Limited | Aetherborn Marauder's trigger no longer move counters if the card is in the graveyard on resolution, nor will it allow your opponent to determine how those counters move if cast on their turn.
  • Limited | Corrected the activated ability prompt text of Animation Module.
  • Modern | Dispatch now exiles creatures when it's metalcraft condition is met.
  • Legacy | Corrected the set symbol rarity on the Marit Lage token.


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