What Is the Magic Online Weekly Announcements Blog?
Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.
Check in weekly for the latest updates!
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition Event Schedule
- R&D Feature: Remastering Rath
- Tempest Remastered Releases Tomorrow, Only on Magic Online
- 2014 Magic Online Championship
- New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
- Increasing Daily Events Player Cap
- Known Issue Around Trading Tempest Remastered Cards
- Season 5 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries Begin Tomorrow
- Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed PTQ
- Dragons of Tarkir Redemption Begins Wednesday, May 6
- Downtime for May 6, 2015
- Build Notes
- Upcoming Events
- Download Magic Online
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Event Schedule
Modern Masters 2015 Edition goes on sale Friday, May 29, on Magic Online! Modern Masters 2015 Edition takes essential Modern cards and combines them into an exciting Draft environment. To celebrate both the Constructed and Limited appeal of this set, the Magic Online team has made event plans that we hope will please fans of both.
Check out the article for the full details, including information on how players can win Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs in certain Queues and Dailies.
R&D Feature: Remastering Rath
Alli Medwin returns to walk players through some of the changes that R&D is making to refine the Magic Online experience. This time, Alli takes a look at several cards from the upcoming Magic Online-only set, Tempest Remastered, and explains the design decisions that the team made while working on the set.
Read the full article here.
Tempest Remastered Releases Tomorrow, Only on Magic Online
Tomorrow's the big day: Tempest Remastered releases, only on Magic Online!
If you missed it the first time around, check out the original announcement article for general details around the set. Information on events and prizes we have planned to support the launch of Tempest Remastered can be found here.
2014 Magic Online Championship
The Magic Online Championship is being held May 15-17 and features sixteen players battling for a share of more than $100,000 in cash prizes. Viewers can tune into Twitch.tv/magic to watch a live broadcast of the event.
For more information on the event, including the full roster of competitors, refer to the 2014 Magic Online Championship article.
To introduce the players who will be participating in the Championship, we've been posting player profiles leading up to the big event. The second set of player profiles includes brief interviews with six more of the sixteen competitors, including Pro Tour Champion Martin Dang, and Olle Råde, member of the Magic Hall of Fame, Class of 2005. Check back on May 11 for the final installment of the the player profile series.
In case you missed it, read the first set of player profiles here.
New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
Stop by tonight for a new episode of the Standard Super League! Each week a commentary team of two Magic Hall of Fame members, Randy Buehler and Luis Scott-Vargas, host a single-elimination eight-player tournament where they'll detail the twists and turns along the season's course. The League line-up of Standard experts, combined with this commentary team are sure to make the upcoming season a great one. The Standard Super League airs Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!
For a recap at what happened in last week's episode of the Standard Super League, head over to Randy Buehler's latest article.
Remember, we'll be posting each player's decklists for the upcoming episode of the Standard Super League to MTGO.com at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) so that viewers can follow along at home! Stop by tonight to get the week 2 decklists.
Increasing Standard Daily Events Player Cap
In anticipation for excitement around the Standard Super League, we're going to be increasing player caps for all Daily Events from 128 to 256 players!
Known Issue Around Trading Tempest Remastered Cards
We added a new known issue in the last Bug Blog involving trading cards from Tempest Remastered.
The Tempest Remastered set is hidden if unowned. This means that if a player owns no Tempest Remastered cards, the Tempest Remastered filter cannot be selected as a possible format, even if the player has the quantity filter set to 0. Because of this issue, a player who doesn't own any Tempest Remastered cards cannot place any of those cards in their wishlist. This bug is scheduled to be fixed during the Wednesday, May 27 deployment. In the meantime, players can find a breakdown of how we expect this to affect trading Tempest Remastered. Thank you for your patience while we work on this!
Trading Tempest Remastered without using wishlists:
If a player who does not own any Tempest Remastered cards begins a trade with another player who has Tempest Remastered cards, then Tempest Remastered cards will be visible in the trade for both players.
- The player who did not own any Tempest Remastered cards is able to trade with that other player to get Tempest Remastered cards without issue.
- Once the trade is complete, the player who did not have any Tempest Remastered cards will now find that the Tempest Remastered filter in their collection is functional.
- Once the filter is functional, the player will only be able to see cards that they own.
Trading Tempest Remastered using a wishlist:
If a user owns no Tempest Remastered, the Tempest Remastered filter cannot be selected as a possible format, even if the player has the quantity filter set to 0. Because of this, a player who doesn't own any Tempest Remastered cards cannot place any of those cards in their wishlist. The only cards that can be added to the wishlist, are ones that a player already owns.
Season 5 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries Begin Tomorrow
The Season 5 Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Preliminaries begin tomorrow and run through May 8. Five or six wins in a MOCS Preliminary earns players 35 Qualifier Points (QPs), which earns you entry into the MOCS Season Finals!
Whether you've been saving QPs up all season long, or you earned them in one fell swoop via a MOCS Season Preliminary, you'll want to be sure to compete in the MOCS Season Finals. Big Prizes are up for grabs, including an invitation to the Magic Online Championship and Pro Tour Magic Origins!
Learn more about the Magic Online Championship Series here.
Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed PTQ
Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, May 6, and run through Saturday, May 9. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, May 10!
Learn more about PTQs on Magic Online and get the full schedule here.
Dragons of Tarkir Redemption Begins Wednesday, May 6
Dragons of Tarkir Redemption begins on Wednesday, May 6! Start filling out your digital Dragons of Tarkir collection now if you're interested in redeeming it for a full paper set. Remember, basic lands ARE required to redeem a set of Dragons of Tarkir. The original version of this article incorrectly said they were not.
Learn more about the Magic Online Redemption Policy here.
Downtime for May 6, 2015
- All tournaments will close Wednesday, May 6, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (14:45 UTC)
- The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
- General | We fixed a crash that occasionally occurred when a player tried to close Magic Online and then clicked elsewhere.
- TPR | Deadshot no longer allows a player to target the same creature twice.
Magic Online Game Play
- Duel Scene | In game 2 or 3, the proper player now gets the choice of playing or drawing after a tie.
Look and Feel
- Account Creation | We reworded the error message that displays if a user leaves the account creation screen idle too long before submitting their information.
- Account Creation | All players now get the welcome email sent to users who activate their account for the first time.
May 9—Season 5 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
May 10—Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
May 6-May 27—Tempest Remastered Events
May 29-June 17—Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events