Magic Online Bug Blog July 30, 2015

Posted in Magic Online on July 30, 2015

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.

What Is the Magic Online Bug Blog?

The “Bug Blog” is a running list of updates, alongside a list of Magic Online known issues. Here you’ll find a list of emergent new issues, details around issue statuses when applicable, known issue workarounds, a running tally of known issues updates, as well as the full Known Issues List. The Bug Blog posts to MTGO.com every other Thursday.

Want to find out when something was fixed? Check out the Fixed Known Issues Archive.

Expect the next Bug Blog on Thursday, August 13!


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Known Issues List Updates

We have a little bit of everything this week: new known issues, fixes, and issues that are scheduled for fixes. Details of the latest known issues list updates can be found below.

The Known Issues List has been updated to reflect these changes, so refer to that for the most up-to-date statuses on Magic Online known issues. If you want to see the history of fixed known issues, refer to the archive.


Newly Added Known Issues as of Thursday, July 30

Game Play

  • Commander | ORI Planeswalkers used as commanders will not return to the battlefield after exiling themselves.
  • Cardset | For the second ability of Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, the chosen value of X is not displayed in the game log or on the stack.
  • Duel Scene | Ogre Enforcer is not destroyed when dealt damage by a creature with deathtouch.
  • Duel Scene | See the Unwritten doesn’t add the revealed cards to the Revealed Cards area.
  • Duel Scene | Cards that put multiple cards into the graveyard at once (e.g. Buried Alive), the cards appear in the wrong order. This is a display error only.

Client

  • Collection | New decks with the same name as an existing deck cannot be saved. Deck names are not case-sensitive. Currently, attempting to create a deck with a name that differs only by case (e.g. “Mardu” and “mardu”) will not generate an error message.


Fixes Deployed During the Wednesday, July 23, Magic Online Hotfixes

Game Play

  • Duel Scene | Magic Online was experiencing crash issues related to the Revealed Cards window.
  • Cardset | Damnable Pact now causes players to correctly lose life instead of gaining life. Mono-black Sphinx's Revelation correctly does not exist.


Fixes Deployed During the Wednesday, July 29, Magic Online Client Update

Client

  • Collection | Preconstructed decks now correctly create decklists in the Collection Scene when opened.
  • Collection | Using the “Add All But 4” function on a card to put it into the active trade binder when only non-premium cards are visible now no longer has a chance to put a premium version of the selected card into that trade binder.

Known Issues With Scheduled Fixes for the Wednesday, August 12, Magic Online Client Update

Card Grants

When Season 9 Promos were granted during last week's downtime, it came to our attention that there was a miscommunication regarding which version of the Path to Exile promo was being awarded to players as part of the Magic Online Player Rewards program. We advertised one promo on the website and granted another during the Wednesday, July 29, downtime.

We apologize for this error in communication and would like to make it up to players by giving everyone who qualified for last month's MOPR reward the Path to Exile promo that was advertised on MTGO.com in addition to the version they already received during the Wednesday, July 29, downtime. Expect to find the advertised version of Path to Exile in your account following the Wednesday, August 12, downtime. Thank you for your understanding!

Version that was granted during the Wednesday, July 29, downtime. Version that was advertised on the website.
This will be granted during the Wednesday, August 12, downtime.

Game Play

  • Card Display | Some colorless token creatures were not displaying art properly. These tokens now correctly display their respective art.
  • Cardset | Burn at the Stake no longer incorrectly allows the player to pay mana to increase the value of X.
  • Cardset | Creatures exiled by Hallowed Moonlight's effect no longer trigger "enter the battlefield" effects.
  • Cardset | Infinite Obliteration will no longer display incorrect prompt box text when the searched library doesn't contain the named card.
  • Cardset | Ghirapur Æther Grid will now display the correct prompt box text when activating its ability.
  • Cardset | Gideon, Battle-Forged's +2 loyalty ability no longer removes attacking requirements from the targeted creature.
  • Cardset | Jace, Vryn's Prodigy no longer displays a placeholder string in the game log when five or fewer cards are in his controller’s graveyard.
  • Cardset | If Alhammarret, High Arbiter enters the battlefield by a method other than being cast, the cards revealed are now correctly displayed in the game log.
  • Cardset | If Alhammarret, High Arbiter enters the battlefield by a method other than being cast, the correct named card will now be displayed in blue text.
  • Cardset | If Murder Investigation is enchanting a creature with negative power when its ability triggers, the game will no longer restart.
  • Cardset | Pyromancy's activated ability once again deals damage when it resolves.
  • Cardset | Starfield of Nyx will now correctly apply its power- and toughness-setting effect to enchantment creature tokens with converted mana cost zero.
  • Cardset | Talent of the Telepath will now correctly display the names of the revealed cards in the game log.
  • Cardset | The art for Dack Fayden and the Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska version of Jace, Architect of Thought now correctly breaks the frame.
  • Cardset | The blue italic text granted by the second loyalty ability of Jace, Telepath Unbound is now punctuated correctly.
  • Duel Scene | Cards from Magic Origins are now correctly legal in the Legacy Tribal Wars format.
  • Duel Scene | Creatures that can neither attack nor block will now display the blue italic strings "can't attack" and "can't block" as a single string "can't attack or block".
  • Duel Scene | Double-faced planeswalkers from Magic Origins returning to the battlefield as planeswalkers will no longer trigger abilities that trigger upon creatures entering the battlefield.
  • Duel Scene | Typographical errors have been corrected in the right-click menu text of several cards.

Client

  • Store | Redemption Request digital objects for Magic Origins now have the correct art assets.


Temporary Workarounds for Known Issues

We're hard at work whittling down the Known Issues List. In the meantime, we've found temporary solutions that may help alleviate certain problems that players are experiencing. Refer to the table below to see if there is a suggested temporary workaround for an issue that you are experiencing.

Game Play

Issue Description Temporary Workaround
Duel Scene | Restore Balance will sometimes dim your hand and stall Magic Online. If you encounter this issue, pressing F6 will continue the game.
Cardset | If a shield effect (examples include from a Circle of Protection or Deflecting Palm) is given to a creature during the declare blockers step, it will crash the game.

Restarting the client will allow you to continue the game.
General | Umezawa's Jitte counters are obscured by the equipped creature.

Players can use card zoom or the preview pane to determine the number of counters.

Client

Issue Description Temporary Workaround
General | Players can experience memory leaks in some situations.

Restarting the client can temporarily resolve these issues.
Collection | Dragging or adding a large number of cards to a deck or trade binder causes Magic Online to freeze while processing, resulting in a "Main Navigation is Not Responding" error.

While the client is not responsive, waiting several minutes will allow the process to complete. Using the error dialog to close the client will cancel the transaction.
Collection | Sorting by converted mana cost does not work correctly the first time it is attempted in a new deck or binder.

Attempting to sort by converted mana cost a second time will fix the issue.
Duel Scene | Land can visually appear tapped at the start of a turn if a player unmorphs a creature during their opponent's end step.

The issue is visual only and clicking the tapped lands will add mana to the mana pool correctly.
Sideboard Issues:

Duel Scene | Black game screen after sideboarding.
and
Sideboard | Extra cards are sometimes added to a player's deck in addition to their choices when Sideboarding.
These issues seem to be tied to the player's computer going to sleep during deckbuilding. Making it so that your computer does not go into hibernation may alleviate these issues if you're experiencing them.

Store | Updating billing and shipping information during the checkout process can have inconsistent results.

Players who update from the Account Settings page should not have issues.

Trade | If you open a booster pack that is in your active trade binder, attempting to trade a different booster pack from the same set cancels the trade.

Logging out and then back in will correct this issue.

Server

Issue Description Temporary Workaround
Duel Scene | Both players show as waiting for opponent, one player times out. If you suspect this is happening to you, logging out and back in may resolve the problem.

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Known Issues List

The following are a list of known issues on Magic Online. Our goal with the known issues list is to give players insight into what we're working on, as well as helping players avoid problematic bugs and performance issues.

Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of known issues, simply the ones that we feel players are most likely to encounter. These issues are also not sorted in any particular order, aside from their category. While the list below is not sorted by priority or projected fix date, bugs and performance issues listed as "scheduled" have a scheduled fix in the near future—this status is subject to change.


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Game Play Known Issues
Cardset | For the second ability of Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, the chosen value of X is not displayed in the game log or on the stack.

CHK | Conceding while looking at cards with Sensei's Divining Top reveals cards to opponent.

Commander | Mishra, Artificer Prodigy will freeze the client when used as a Commander.

Commander | ORI Planeswalkers used as commanders will not return to the battlefield after exiling themselves.

DTK | Spells that target Thunderbreak Regent more than once incorrectly trigger Thunderbreak Regent's ability twice.

Duel Scene | Atarka's Command's first mode doesn't appear in the Effect zone after it resolves.

Duel Scene | Cards that tutor for multiple cards at once don’t show the tutored cards properly in the Revealed Zone. These cards are properly identified in the Chat Log.

Duel Scene | Casting cards with Phyrexian mana off of Mind's Desire incorrectly displays the option to pay life to cast the free spell.

Duel Scene | Casting Provoke on Mogg Flunkies (or other similar creatures) when Mogg Flunkies is the only creature a player controls prevents the game from continuing.

Duel Scene | Colorless mana autoconsumed before special mana (e.g. from Cavern of Souls and Mishra's Workshop).

Duel Scene | Grafdigger's Cage's first ability affects creature cards selected after it, while choosing to put cards in play with Genesis Wave.

Duel Scene | If Balance causes a player to sacrifice lands, that player won't be able to activate abilities of permanents for the rest of that phase. 

Duel Scene | Infernal Tutor doesn't allow you to fail to find a card when you are not hellbent.

Duel Scene | In some scenarios, casting Mulch crashes Magic Online.

Duel Scene | In some situations, using Circle of Protection cards can crash Magic Online.

Duel Scene | Lightning Storm's activated ability will sometimes let the wrong player change the target. To mitigate this issue, we suggest letting the Lightning Storm activated ability resolve before activating it another time.

Duel Scene | Ogre Enforcer is not destroyed when dealt damage by a creature with deathtouch.

Duel Scene | Restore Balance will sometimes dim your hand and stall Magic Online. If you encounter this issue, pressing F6 will continue the game.

Duel Scene | Sages of the Anima's triggered ability restarts the game.

Duel Scene | See the Unwritten doesn’t add the revealed cards to the Revealed Cards area.

Duel Scene | Spells with multiple targets (such as Silumgar's Command, Agony Warp, etc.) sometimes lack visual indicators to show what is happening to each target.

Duel Scene | Sundering Titan sometimes crashes Magic Online.

Duel Scene | The Chain Veil does not allow Planeswalkers that enter the battlefield after activating The Chain Veil to use their abilities twice.

Duel Scene | Trying to attach equipment to creatures that do not meet the equipment's requirement incorrectly depletes mana pool.

Duel Scene | Cards that put multiple cards into the graveyard at once (e.g. Buried Alive), the cards appear in the wrong order. This is a display error only.

Duel Scene | While targeting Silver Wyvern as the first target of Deadshot or Fall of the Hammer, then targeting another creature, Silver Wyvern is incorrectly able to redirect those targets.

Duel Scene | When you play a Ravnica shock land (such as Hallowed Fountain) off the top of the library with Courser of Kruphix, the new top card of the library is incorrectly revealed before you decide whether to pay 2 life.

Duel Scene | Mana generated from Crucible of the Spirit Dragon must be added to the pool before you cast a Dragon spell.

Duel Scene | Ordering multiple sets of blocks doesn't have a consistent visual indicator

Duel Scene | Phantasmal Image does not display its Illusion reminder text.

Duel Scene | Puppeteer Clique's ability does not trigger when it enters the battlefield due to persist.

Duel Scene | The "Reveal a Dragon" mechanic does not add blue rules text mentioning a Dragon has been revealed.

Duel Scene | The "Reveal a Dragon" mechanic does not mention a Dragon has been revealed in the Game Log.

Duel Scene | The prompt text where the card states "Choose up to X target... X is currently [#]." States 'zero' when the last valid target is clicked.

Duel Scene | Using Snapcaster Mage's ability to cast a spell with flashback adds an extra line of blue text.

Duel Scene | When affects like Parallax Wave and Exhume end and creatures return to the battlefield, if one of those creatures was a Containment Priest then all other creatures are Exiled.

Duel Scene | When colorless mana is added to a player's mana pool as a result of a creature dying in combat (e.g. Cathodion, Su-chi), the user is unable to spend that mana if no stop is set.

FRF | Arashin War Beast's ability doesn't trigger if it has trample.

General | Umezawa's Jitte counters are obscured by the equipped creature.

General | When the "No Possible Play: Yield All" function is active, tapping Mishra's Workshop when it's the only land you control will automatically end your turn even if you can spend the mana created.

M15 | Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient does not copy activated abilities of artifacts that sacrifice as part of their activation cost.

MM2 | All Suns' Dawn causes a crash under certain circumstances.

MM2 | Necrogenesis continues to associate with cards it exiles.

MM2 | Delayed triggered ability of Otherworldly Journey has missing association arrows with the exiled card.

MM2 | Text in the prompt box when casting Commune with Nature reads "Cancel" instead of "No."

MM2 | The prompt box text for Wayfarer's Bauble does not mention that the land enters the battlefield tapped.

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Game Play Known Issues, with Scheduled Fix
Card Display | Some colorless token creatures were not displaying art properly. These tokens now correctly display their respective art.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | If Alhammarret, High Arbiter enters the battlefield by a method other than being cast, the cards revealed are now correctly displayed in the game log.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | If Alhammarret, High Arbiter enters the battlefield by a method other than being cast, the correct named card will now be displayed in blue text.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Burn at the Stake no longer incorrectly allows the player to pay mana to increase the value of X.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Infinite Obliteration will no longer display incorrect prompt box text when the searched library doesn't contain the named card.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Ghirapur Æther Grid will now display the correct prompt box text when activating its ability.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Gideon, Battle-Forged's +2 loyalty ability no longer removes attacking requirements from the targeted creature.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Jace, Vryn's Prodigy no longer displays a placeholder string in the game log when five or fewer cards are in his controller’s graveyard.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | If Murder Investigation is enchanting a creature with negative power when its ability triggers, the game will no longer restart.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Starfield of Nyx will now correctly apply its power- and toughness-setting effect to enchantment creature tokens with converted mana cost zero.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Talent of the Telepath will now correctly display the names of the revealed cards in the game log.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | The art for Dack Fayden and the Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska version of Jace, Architect of Thought now correctly breaks the frame.—scheduled 8/12

Cardset | The blue italic text granted by the second loyalty ability of Jace, Telepath Unbound is now punctuated correctly.—scheduled 8/12

Duel Scene | Cards from Magic Origins are now correctly legal in the Legacy Tribal Wars format.—scheduled 8/12

Duel Scene | Creatures that can neither attack nor block will now display the blue italic strings "can't attack" and "can't block" as a single string "can't attack or block".—scheduled 8/12

Duel Scene | Double-faced planeswalkers from Magic Origins returning to the battlefield as planeswalkers will no longer trigger abilities that trigger upon creatures entering the battlefield.—scheduled 8/12

Duel Scene | Typographical errors have been corrected in the right-click menu text of several cards. —scheduled 8/12

Cardset | Creatures exiled by Hallowed Moonlight's effect no longer trigger "enter the battlefield" effects. —scheduled 8/12

Duel Scene | Discarding a card to Pyromancy fails to deal any damage. —scheduled 8/12

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Fixed Game Play Known Issues

A hotfix was deployed to solve crash issues related to the Revealed Cards window.—fixed 7/23

Damnable Pact incorrectly caused players to gain life. —fixed 7/23

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Client Known Issues

Account | Multiplayer matches do not appear in game history.

Account | Occasionally, the replays for Game 1 and Game 3 can be labeled incorrectly.

Chat | The view location in the game log or chat can become stuck and requires players to manually scroll to see latest entries.

Chat | Viewing event details or joining tournaments causes chat windows that are docked in the Duel Scene to become undocked.

Collection | Adding "All but 4" can have inconsistent results depending on the version of cards in the player's collection.

Collection | Adding cards to a deck or binder that is already sorted by converted mana cost occasionally incorrectly changes the way the card are sorted.

Collection | Adding untradeable objects to trade binders doesn't always trigger the correct messaging.

Collection | Double-clicking cards quickly to add or remove them to or from a deck or binder can result in some of the clicks not being registered.

Collection | New decks with the same name as an existing deck cannot be saved. Deck names are not case-sensitive. Currently, attempting to create a deck with a name that differs only by case (e.g. “Mardu” and “mardu”) will not generate an error message.

Collection | Legacy Tribal Wars format does not correctly account for changeling creature type.

Collection | Searching for "Fuse" in your collection does not show any cards with the fuse mechanic.

Collection | Sorting by converted mana cost does not work correctly the first time it is attempted in a new deck or binder.

Collection | Split cards to not sort correctly in collection.

Collection | When "Show Non-Foils" is selected, using the "Add All But 4" to a player's active binder might put a foil copy of the selected card into the player's binder.

Duel Scene | Black Game Screen After Sideboarding.

Duel Scene | Challenging a player directly does not allow the player to set Wins Per Match or Match Clock options.

Duel Scene | Hotkeys for "always yes to this" and "always yield to this" don't work.

Duel Scene | Land can visually appear tapped at the start of a turn if a player unmorphs a creature during their opponent's end step. The issue is visual only and clicking the tapped lands will add mana to the mana pool correctly.

Duel Scene | Several targeting and associations visuals are incorrect or missing.

Duel Scene | When face down cards are given an activated ability, the art displays incorrectly on the stack when that ability is activated.

General | If you are running Magic Online on a laptop connected to a second monitor, you are unable to maximize Magic Online on the second monitor.

General | Players can experience memory leaks in some situations. Restarting the client can temporarily resolve these issues.

General | Using the "play" button to join a 2-player constructed queue might not let you join the queue.

Multiplayer | Dropping out of a game does not concede the game if the player is not the first one to drop out.

Multiplayer | Multiplayer Duel Scene has several issues based on using an older version of the Duel Scene window. These issues will be addressed with a multiplayer Duel Scene overhaul.

Multiplayer | Multiplayer matches do not show up in a player's Game History.

Play Lobby | Clicking the Play button in an event lobby does not take the player to the next available tournament.

Play Lobby | When idling in the game event details screen without being entered in the tournament, and the event is canceled, the error message that pops up says that your entry fee has been returned although you never paid an entry fee.

Sideboard | Extra cards are sometimes added to a player's deck in addition to their choices when sideboarding.

Sideboard | User is able to visually duplicate cards in deck by rapidly dragging and dropping during Sideboarding.

Store | Typing more than three digits in the quantity fields for product can have inconsistent results when those product are added to the cart.

Trade | Both players clicking Submit at the exact same time in a trade can cause the trade to be cancelled.

Trade | Clicking on the empty space in the Will Receive area does not deselect cards in that area.

Trade | If you accept a trade request after the trade request has been canceled, the client requires a restart before you can accept trade requests again.

Trade | If you attempt to add cards to a binder so that the binder would have more than 50,000 cards, exactly enough cards will be added to reach 50,000 though an error message will display telling you to decrease the number of cards and try again.

Trade | If you open a booster pack that is in your active trade binder, attempting to trade a different booster pack from the same set cancels the trade. Logging out and then back in will correct this issue.

Trade | Occasionally when using the Search Tool to filter a players collection, players will incorrectly receive list of cards that are unavailable when they are actually available.

Trade | The Search Tool is not present in the Other Products tab of a trade.

Trade | Using Shift + Click to select a group of cards only selects cards that are visible in the matches pane.

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Client Known Issues, with Scheduled Fix

Store | Redemption Request digital objects for Magic Origins now have the correct art assets.—scheduled 8/12

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Fixed Client Known Issues

Deckbuilding | If a player has no basic lands in their collection, they will not be able to use the "Add Basic Lands" functionality while deckbuilding.—fixed 7/16

Trade | Users with Trade Binders larger than 50,000 cards cannot return cards to their Trade Binder during a trade. —fixed 7/16

Trade | A crash occurs when navigating directly to the Trade Scene before the Home Scene loads.—fixed 7/16

Collection | Using the “Add All But 4” function on a card to put it into the active trade binder when only non-premium cards are visible now no longer has a chance to put a premium version of the selected card into that trade binder. —fixed 7/29

Trade | If you add cards to a trade using the Wish List, and then right click that card and select a “Add X to Trade” option, Magic Online crashes. Note that this crash only occurs if you use both the Wish List and the “Add X to Trade” option in the same trade; using only one or the other will not crash Magic Online.—fixed 7/22

Trade | In some scenarios, while trading, using the Search tool to import a deck causes Magic Online to crash.—fixed 7/22

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Server Known Issues

Duel Scene | Both players show as waiting for opponent, one player times out.

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Server Known Issues, with Scheduled Fix

No bugs currently scheduled for a fix

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Fixed Server Known Issues

General | Fixed an error that was occasionally doubling the amount of product a player received from an order. —fixed 6/17

General | Players trying to chat on the Free Server are now messaged that chat is only available with a full Magic Online account. —fixed 6/17

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