Magic Online Announcements November 15, 2016

Posted in NEWS on November 15, 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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You Make the Cube winner Drafts start tomorrow

Timothée Simonot’s Twisted Color Pie cube won You Make The Cube! You’ll be able to play his cube starting tomorrow. Read here for full details. Cube Drafts with the winning cube will run from November 16-30.

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Upcoming Kaladesh Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Final on November 20

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, November 20.

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.

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Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Final on November 19

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! A Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Final will take place this Saturday, November 19.

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.

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The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Avacyn Restored Starting Tomorrow

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 Avacyn Restored Flashback Drafts start tomorrow and run until Wednesday, November 23 and are followed up by Magic 2013 Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!

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New Pauper Friendly League begins tomorrow, November 16

After tomorrow's downtime a new Pauper Friendly League will begin with the new ban on Peregrine Drake in effect.

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Extended downtime tomorrow, November 16

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, November 16, 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.

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Get your redemption orders in

Redemption orders will be processed during tomorrow's downtime, so get them in now!

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Check out the latest MTGO event updates

Last week we announced some updates to MTGO events. Check out the announcement here if you missed it.

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Build Notes

New Player | Updated the experience for new players logging into their collection for the first time.

Leagues | Added support for elimination leagues, including updating league details to display additional information.

Leagues | Fixed some missing or broken tool tips and links in the client.

General | You will now receive a chat notification if your opponent disconnects while you are looking at your sideboard.

Trade | Improved response time for players with large collections when adding a large number of objects to trade binders.

Trade | Fixed an issue where if a user cancels a trade before the trade partner accepts it, both become unable to trade until closing and reloading the game.

Collection | Fixed an issue where importing broken deck files that were missing certain pieces of information caused the program to lock up. Magic Online will now display an error message when this occurs.

Collection | Fixed an issue where the count of a card in your collection would not decrement when adding to a deck by clicking and dragging.

Trade | Added a quantity indicator to the final confirmation window and new product window.

General | Fixed an issue that could cause some settings to be reset after an update.

Play Lobby | Fixed an issue that could cause format filters to not display.

Treasure Chests | Updated Treasure Chest contents to include select Conspiracy: Take the Crown and Commander (2016 Edition) cards.

 


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.

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