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State of the Program for February 6th 2015
 

In the News:

Pro Tour Washington DC Happening Now: The Pro Tour started earlier today. Wizards will be providing both web and video coverage. The format is Modern. Details here.
 
Wizards Employees May Play MTGO: Wizards has updated it policy on employee play. Previously, employees and their families had been banned from playing in any sanctioned matches in paper or online. Now, Wizards employees can play at low level events, including FNM and so forth. Wizards employees are still banned from all events until one week after a new set is released, and from all high level play such as GPs, Pro Tours and the events that lead to those, such as GPTs and PPTQs. Wizards employees are also ineligible for large prize events put on by independent organizers, like SCG and TCGPlayer. On MTGO, they can play in queues, but not in scheduled events. Details here.  And check this out:
 
 
Ugin’s Fate Promo Cards: The paper prereleases offered special Ugin’s Fate boosters with alt art lands and cards if the players completed the “Free Ugin” event. Online, Wizards has been awarding the alt art cards to players in the Prerelease and Release events, 5 at a time (except for Ugin himself.) The packs are not random – the mix is different based on what events you entered. As for Ugin himself, Wizards will award some number of them at random to players who have participated in prerelease and release events. More details in the opinion section, below.
 
Prize Payouts Updated: Daily events have started paying out in one third FRF, two thirds Khans boosters. In effect, this means that prize packs will be handed out in draft sets, or as close to that as possible.  (You cannot divide 11 packs into even draft sets.)  Two man queues will continue to pay out in Khans. Lee Sharpe’s tweet explained that paying out in small sets tends to cause the pack price of small sets to crash. 
 
Warning – Read Carefully when Archfiend of Depravity is in Play: The card Archfiend of Depravity has the rules text “At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player chooses up to two creatures he or she controls, then sacrifices the rest.”   The client requires you to choose creatures, even if the choice is obvious. During the prerelease, my opponent cast the Archfiend turn five. I had just two creatures in play, and when the pop-up box appeared, I clicked okay. I lost both my creatures. You have to manually choose, even if the choice is a no-brainer. I wish Wizards had included something to say “you have chosen no creatures, is this what you intended?” or something, but they did not. Be careful.  
 
64 Player Drafts Briefly Suspended: Shortly after the release events went live, Wizards stopped the 64 player drafts. They were back up within an hour or so, and I could not find an explanation or description of the cause. One event had its start time delayed half an hour, but once the problem was identified it was fixed and the events came back quickly. 
 
Release Events: The release events are happening now. They  feature the normal mix of drafts plus a triple FRF 4-3-2-2 queue. Wizards is also offering 16 player fire on demand queues for 26 TIX, in both “friendly” and “competitive” flavors. Players in these events will get 3 packs of FRF and 3 packs of Khans. As in the prerelease, the only difference between friendly and competitive events is in the prize payout.
 

Record
“Friendly” Release Prizes
“Competitive” Release Prizes
4-0
9 FRF boosters
12 FRF boosters & 3 QPs
3-1
6 FRF boosters
9 FRF boosters & 1 QP
2-2
4 FRF boosters
3 FRF booster
1-3
2 FRF boosters
-
No wins
1 FRF booster
-

Wizards also offering 64 player single elimination drafts with the eight finalists drafting a second time.   The cost on this is 20 TIX or product plus 8 tix, with prize packs to everyone not eliminate in the very first round. These run every two hours in the scheduled events room. Finally, Wizards will offer large sealed events with a Top 8 draft periodically in the Scheduled Events room. Cost is 30 TIX. The event’s sealed pool consists of 3 KTK and 3 FRF boosters. Prizes stretch down to 32nd place.
 

The Timeline:

This is a list of things we have been promised, or just want to see coming back.   Another good source for dates and times is the MTGO calendar. Here’s what we know, want or are tracking. 
 
Item: date and notes
·         Fate Reforged Release Events: February 2nd release, prereleases Jan. 30th - Feb. 2nd.
·         Sealed PTQ Prelims: Thurs. Fri. & Sat.
·         Standard PTQ Finals: Sunday, 7am Pacific
·         MOCS Season 2: Champs 7am Pacific, Feb. 14th. Prelims. Feb. 11th-13th
·         Fate Reforged Limited Champs Qualifiers: Wed. Feb. 25th – March 3rd
·         Fate Reforged Standard Champs Qualifiers: March 4th – March 10th
·         Fate Reforged Limited Championship: 8am Pac, Saturday, March 7th 
·         Fate Reforged Standard Championship: 8am Pac, Sunday, March 15th 
·         Leagues (June 2015?) Wizards said leagues will return in 2015.
·         Modern Masters II: May, 29, 2015. Mirrodin through Zendikar. Details here.
 

The Bug Blog Update:

The Bug Blog and Known Issues List is a weekly post by Wizards covering the most common known issues in MTGO. The Known Issues list is here. No fixes this week, but the Ride Down / regeneration and Carnophage bugs will be fixed with the Feb. 18th build. 
 

Opinion Section: Ugin Promos

At the paper prerelease, stores had a special Ugin’s Crypt display with three seals. Players had to accomplish a number of special actions, from manifesting a card to attacking with a dragon. When enough players had accomplished enough activities, the next seal was broken. When all the seals were broken, the crypt was opened to reveal special Ugin’s Fate booster packs. These small blue boosters had two alternative-art cards, one Fate Reforged land and a token. Not all boosters contained rares or Mythics, but if they did they would have been one of eight cards: Ugin, Altar of the Brood, Jeering Instigator, Ghostfire Blade, Grim Haruspex, Jeskai Infiltrator, Mastery of the Unseen or Wildcall. The other card or cards in the Ugin’s Fate booster were from a short list of 26 Khans and Fate Reforged cards. Details, pictures of the alternative art and a list of the 26 commons / uncommons are here.   
 
The Ugin’s Fate event at the paper Prerelease was awesome. Wizards did a great job with this. At the store where I run prereleases, players got excited about saving Ugin. (More so after someone asked what happened if they didn’t save Ugin and I told them we would collect all the FRF cards and replace them with Homelands commons.) We posted a chart showing the number of accomplishments needed to break each seal, and when player called out accomplishments we checked them off. Once we broke the final seal, the crypt opened to reveal the packs and I handed them out to everyone. It was really pretty cool and a big hit with the players.
 
For magic online, wizards did not recreate the Ugin’s Fate boosters. Instead, they added five cards to the cards you received at the end of the event, when your sealed pool was added to your collections. Here’s the announcement that “explained” this. It came out last Tuesday, after the prerelease events were over. 
 
Ugin's Fate Promo Cards: Fate Reforged  Prerelease Events (which ran last week) and Release Events (available now through February 18) gave each participant five cards from the Ugin’s Fate boosters. Different events are awarding different cards. We’re saving Ugin himself for the future, but the rest of the alternate art promos are available through these events!
 
Many people, including me in an earlier draft of this article, read this as saying that you would receive a random 5 cards from the list of seven rares and 26 other cards for each prerelease and release event you entered. That is not, after all, the case. Different types of events gave out different sets of cards – meaning that if you wanted all the cards, you had to play in both friendly and competitive prereleases and prerelease Swiss drafts. That is apparently also true of the five different types of release events. At least, I think so. Wizards was not very clear on this.
 
The official announcement of the Prerelease and Release Events (here) did not mention the Ugin’s Fate boosters or cards at all. Personally, I just assumed Wizards wasn’t doing it online.  I did notice that some random commons and uncommons appeared above the rares in the new product pop-up after my sealed event, but I did not realize that they were special cards. I just assumed that it was some sort of collation bug. 
 
Wizards could have announced this in advance. Instead, Wizards kept it a secret and assumed that people figure it out. Wizards though that players would notice the cards and deduce that different cards came from different types of events. Their intention was to “create excitement” and maybe get people to enter different types of events. It was a feasible plan, but it had three critical flaws.
1.      The cards appeared only in the new product pop-up, and only after the event finished. People rarely pay much attention to that pop-up.
2.      The cards are bad. Other than Ugin, the only vaguely constructed-playable card in the set is Ghostfire Blade, which sells for $0.04 online. Even if people did notice, there is pretty much nothing to get excited about.
3.      People don’t talk online. Wizards does not understand just how bad communication is on MTGO v4. In v3, there was a chat bar on the right side of the event screen, and in each of the various rooms. In v3, people might well have posted “hey, I got some extra cards at the end of my sealed event. That happen to anyone else?” Other people would have seen that and word would have got out. In v4, however, chat is hidden by default so people don’t post to the event at large. Or read anything posted there.   
 
In the end, players were confused. Apparently, some were unhappy. Wizards issued an apology. You can read it here. It included the phrase “We’ve certainly learned a lot of lessons here.”   I hope so, but the fact that I have read something like than in a whole lot of apologies for situation just like this over the years does not make me too hopeful. 
 
Now hindsight is always 20/20, but here’s what I would have done.
 
First, put the cards in boosters. Wizards has that technology. Special, non-tradeable 5 card boosters are awarded as prizes for new player events. I would have created the same sort of thing for the Ugin’s Fate cards: a special blue-wrapped booster that said “Ugin’s Fate Booster.” Had I seen that in the new product pop-up, instead of some random commons and uncommons, I would have noticed. 
 
And if we needed special mixes of cards for each type of event, then I would have done that and label the boosters accordingly. I can see why wizards might want to do that. A lot more drafts fire than other events, so awarding the same mix of cards to drafts and sealed could really devalue some cards. Awarding some cards only through sealed events is fine – those cards would have some more value. However, if the boosters were going to have different mixes of cards, I would have made it clear on the boosters that they were different. Simply labeling them “Ugin’s Fate Prerelease Draft” and “Ugin’s Fate Friendly Sealed” boosters would have been enough.   
 
Next – and Wizards, this is really, really important – I would have announced this early on. I would have included something like the following paragraph in the Prerelease and Release Events announcement:   “Those of you who attended a paper prerelease may have received special Ugin’s Fate boosters [with link.]  We are doing something like that online, too. No special paper tokens, of course, but the same set of alt art cards. Each different type of prerelease and release event will award its own Ugin’s Fate boosters, with its own unique mix of alt art cards.  Except for Ugin himself – every player in every different type of prerelease event will have a chance of getting an alt art Ugin, the Spirit DragonThe Ugins will be awarded at the end of the release events, at random, to players who have played in events. The more events you play in, the better your chances of getting one.
 
If, for some reason, Wizards could not do boosters, then they should have included a blurb like this in the initial announcement: Those of you who attended a paper prerelease may have received special Ugin’s Fate boosters [link.] We are doing something like that online, too. No special paper tokens, of course, but the same set of alt art cards. Each different type of prerelease and release event will award its own unique mix of alt art cards. Except for Ugin himself – every player in every different type of prerelease event will have a chance of getting an alt art Ugin, the Spirit DragonThe Ugins will be awarded at the end of the release events, at random, to players who have played in events. The more events you play in, the better your chances of getting one.
    
It’s not that hard. Wizards, you don’t have to tell use the numbers and breakdowns, but you should tell us. Over the years, most of the plans to “be vague” or to “surprise us” have gone wrong, and ended with a need for apologies. So, please, as we have requested again and again, just talk to us.  Let us know what is going on, before it happens. Please let that be a lesson you learn from this. (If I can help in any way, I’d be happy to do so. If you need blurbs written, or advice, or whatever – just contact me. If you want me to keep it secret or work under a confidentiality agreement, I can. I was a playtester for the original Mirrodin and have written a couple dozen spoiler articles. I haven’t leaked anything yet. Just saying.)
 
Random MTGO Suggestion of the Day: The buddy list needs to be fixed. The icons waste a ton of space. You could fit a simple spreadsheet into the same space. Include a column for name, a second column for an online/offline marker and a longer third column for notes. A notes column would let me distinguish between friends, opponents from past PREs, bots and so forth. A notes column could also let me jot down the players real name – useful for those friends that only play on MTGO during special events like the Judge Challenge. Notes on players would not be public, but including it in the program would be easier than keeping it in a Google spreadsheet like I do now.
 
I submitted this suggestion to magiconlinefeedback@wizards.com. If you have recommendations or advice, send them to that email address. Wizards does read them.     
 

Cutting Edge Tech:

Standard: SCG ran a Standard IQ last weekend in Indianapolis. The winning deck was UW Heroic, and second place was Brad Nelson’s 4Color Sultai plus Soul of Theros brew. The most interesting, at least to me, was the third place deck. I was doubtful that Frost Walker was playable in draft, much less constructed. 
 

 

Modern: The Pro Tour is happening now. Most pre-PT tech will be outdated, but Modern events were played last weekend. The SCG IQ was won by an Amulet of Vigor deck, but I have featured those before. The second place deck is less common.
 

 

Legacy: SCG held a Legacy Open last weekend in Indianapolis.  The Top 32 decklists are here. Delver was back on top, but the field was a reasonable mix with a fair amount of combo decks like Elves and Storm.  

 

Pauper: The elephant in the room. 

Mono Blue
Varonvamp, 4-0, Pauper Daily #7930032 on 02/01/2015
Creatures
4 Cloud of Faeries
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Ninja of the Deep Hours
4 Spellstutter Sprite
4 Spire Golem
18 cards

Other Spells
1 Bonesplitter
4 Counterspell
2 Daze
1 Deprive
2 Gush
2 Piracy Charm
4 Ponder
4 Preordain
3 Snap
2 Treasure Cruise
25 cards
 
Lands
15 Island
2 Quicksand
17 cards

Spire Golem

 

Vintage: The Vintage Super League is in hiatus this week. MTGO Dailies continue. The top decks included a lot of Temur Delver decks and Montolio running Shops, but one 4-0 stood out.   I have always loved Devout Witness, and it is nice to see it seeing some play. 
 

 

 

Card Prices

Note: all my prices come from the fine folks at MTGOTraders.com. These are retail prices, and generally the price of the lowest priced, actively traded version. (Prices for some rare promo versions are not updated when not in stock, so I skip those.)   You can get these cards at MTGOTraders.com web store, or from their bots: MTGOTradersBot(#) (they have bots 1-10), CardCaddy and CardWareHouse, or sell cards to MTGOTradersBuyBot(#) (they have buybots 1-4). I have bought cards from MTGOTraders for almost a decade now, and have never been overcharged or disappointed.
 
Standard staples: Standard prices dropped again this week. Some of that is due to people dumping cards that are not Tier 1 anymore, and some is due to everyone playing in the release events.  Note that the “last week” prices for FRF are actually from Monday – they were not up last week.
 

Standard & Block Cards
Price
Last Week
Change
% Change
$8.08
$9.36
($1.28)
-14%
$5.30
$5.14
$0.16
3%
$16.50
$18.92
($2.42)
-13%
$9.68
$10.74
($1.06)
-10%
$11.76
$12.70
($0.94)
-7%
$7.52
$9.89
($2.37)
-24%
$11.91
$9.90
$2.01
20%
$13.53
$16.95
($3.42)
-20%
$13.74
$12.34
$1.40
11%
$10.66
$9.25
$1.41
15%
$8.44
$8.84
($0.40)
-5%
$12.78
$13.77
($0.99)
-7%
$16.76
$22.44
($5.68)
-25%
$20.83
$20.70
$0.13
1%
$15.18
$17.13
($1.95)
-11%
$7.94
$7.00
$0.94
13%
$7.68
$7.86
($0.18)
-2%
$8.32
$8.49
($0.17)
-2%
$9.14
$10.83
($1.69)
-16%
(Soulfire Grand Mentor)
$7.19
$8.80
($1.61)
-18%
$13.45
$13.96
($0.51)
-4%
$7.61
$14.67
($7.06)
-48%
$5.55
$6.58
($1.03)
-16%
$17.71
$16.58
$1.13
7%
$27.60
$33.49
($5.89)
-18%
$9.39
$11.15
($1.76)
-16%
$8.28
$8.99
($0.71)
-8%

Modern staples:  Modern prices are clearly showing the effects of the B&R changes. Birthing Pod fell further, and will be off the list next week. Chalice of the Void, another card that was only really good in the old metagame, may also vanish. Fulminator Mage, on the other hand, is soaring since it is good against Amulet of Vigor, Scapeshift and Tron, and decent in a bunch of other matchups. 
 

Modern Cards
Price
Last Week
Change
% Change
$40.10
$40.10
$0.00
0%
$2.99
$6.85
($3.86)
-56%
$22.99
$19.95
$3.04
15%
$13.57
$12.87
$0.70
5%
$9.19
$9.55
($0.36)
-4%
$6.67
$7.25
($0.58)
-8%
$25.04
$24.21
$0.83
3%
$27.10
$28.11
($1.01)
-4%
$17.85
$17.63
$0.22
1%
$40.06
$28.69
$11.37
40%
$51.96
$53.30
($1.34)
-3%
$46.83
$42.71
$4.12
10%
$98.16
$94.63
$3.53
4%
$19.38
$23.06
($3.68)
-16%
$57.73
$51.15
$6.58
13%
$21.00
$21.84
($0.84)
-4%
$31.40
$30.51
$0.89
3%
$25.99
$26.45
($0.46)
-2%
$26.04
$28.51
($2.47)
-9%
$17.88
$18.25
($0.37)
-2%
$95.13
$95.13
$0.00
0%
$25.68
$23.09
$2.59
11%
$39.84
$39.33
$0.51
1%
$14.50
$14.85
($0.35)
-2%

Legacy / Vintage staples: Legacy and Vintage prices dropped this week.   The hits were mainly to Vintage cards, especially VMA
 

Legacy / Vintage Cards
Price
Last Week
Change
% Change
$55.25
$58.20
($2.95)
-5%
$153.66
$153.66
$0.00
0%
$34.92
$36.39
($1.47)
-4%
$33.60
$33.10
$0.50
2%
$29.86
$29.86
$0.00
0%
$28.54
$29.76
($1.22)
-4%
$9.28
$10.70
($1.42)
-13%
$28.98
$33.56
($4.58)
-14%
$25.11
$27.28
($2.17)
-8%
$27.73
$26.22
$1.51
6%
$27.44
$27.44
$0.00
0%
$16.08
$16.78
($0.70)
-4%
$12.97
$13.59
($0.62)
-5%
$112.42
$112.42
$0.00
0%
$49.12
$51.38
($2.26)
-4%
$78.55
$81.34
($2.79)
-3%
$148.15
$148.15
$0.00
0%
$42.71
$44.51
($1.80)
-4%
$28.82
$29.99
($1.17)
-4%
$47.70
$49.38
($1.68)
-3%
$24.36
$26.05
($1.69)
-6%
$15.60
$18.23
($2.63)
-14%
$30.86
$32.31
($1.45)
-4%
$106.54
$106.54
$0.00
0%

 
Set Redemption: You can redeem complete sets on MTGO. You need to purchase a redemption voucher from the store for $25. During the next downtime, Wizards removes a complete set from your account, and sends you the same set in paper.   For those of you who redeem, here are the retail prices of one of everything set currently available in the store, excluding sets that are not currently draftable or not redeemable.    
 

Complete Set
Price
Last Week
Change
% Change
Born of the Gods
$64.74
$70.84
($6.10)
-9%
Fate Reforged
$120.04
n/a
n/a
n/a
Journey into Nix
$107.33
$109.26
($1.93)
-2%
Khans of Trakir
$84.84
$92.44
($7.60)
-8%
M15
$145.52
$144.89
$0.63
0%
Theros
$95.93
$105.94
($10.01)
-9%

The Good Stuff:

The following is a list of all the non-promo, non-foil cards on MTGO that retail for more than $25 per card.  These are the big ticket items in the world of MTGO. The list looks pretty much like last week’s, except that Goyf, Liliana and the Modern staples have climbed again.
 

Name
Rarity
Set
Price
Black Lotus
B
VMA
$ 153.66
Rishadan Port
R
MM
$ 148.15
Misdirection
R
MM
$ 112.42
Wasteland
U
TE
$ 106.54
Tarmogoyf
R
FUT
$ 101.85
Liliana of the Veil
M
ISD
$   98.16
Tarmogoyf
M
MMA
$   95.13
Vindicate
R
PRM
$   86.64
Mox Sapphire
B
VMA
$   78.55
Mox Opal
M
SOM
$   57.73
Ancestral Recall
B
VMA
$   55.25
Force of Will
R
MED
$   53.37
Griselbrand
M
AVR
$   51.96
Mutavault
R
PRM
$   51.96
Infernal Tutor
R
DIS
$   51.34
Mox Jet
B
VMA
$   49.12
Cryptic Command
R
PRM
$   48.28
Time Walk
B
VMA
$   47.70
Show and Tell
R
UZ
$   47.23
Karn Liberated
M
NPH
$   46.83
Mox Ruby
B
VMA
$   46.59
Vendilion Clique
M
MMA
$   41.38
Batterskull
M
NPH
$   40.10
Fulminator Mage
R
SHM
$   40.06
Vendilion Clique
R
MOR
$   39.84
Damnation
R
PRM
$   35.84
City of Traitors
R
EX
$   34.92
Tangle Wire
R
NE
$   34.82
Mox Emerald
B
VMA
$   33.92
Containment Priest
R
C14
$   33.60
Primeval Titan
M
M11
$   32.19
Toxic Deluge
R
C13
$   32.19
Mox Pearl
B
VMA
$   31.44
Primeval Titan
M
M12
$   31.40
Daze
C
DD2
$   30.97
Undiscovered Paradise
R
VI
$   30.86
Dark Depths
R
CSP
$   29.86
Volcanic Island
R
ME4
$   29.69
Force of Will
R
VMA
$   28.98
Sneak Attack
R
UZ
$   28.82
Daze
C
NE
$   28.54
Dark Confidant
M
MMA
$   27.89
Hurkyl's Recall
R
10E
$   27.73
Cryptic Command
R
LRW
$   27.72
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
M
FRF
$   27.60
Intuition
R
TE
$   27.44
Gaea's Cradle
R
UZ
$   27.28
Volcanic Island
R
ME3
$   27.10
Dark Confidant
R
RAV
$   27.10
Auriok Champion
R
5DN
$   26.91
Scapeshift
R
MOR
$   26.04
Scalding Tarn
R
ZEN
$   25.99
Twilight Mire
R
EVE
$   25.68
Cryptic Command
R
MMA
$   25.04

The big number is the retail price of a playset (4 copies) of every card available on MTGO. Assuming you bought the least expensive version available, the cost of owning a playset of every card on MTGO you can own is $ 26,330. That’s up about $325 from where we were last week.
 

Weekly Highlights:

Not a lot. I played in two prerelease events.  My pools were bad, with no mana fixing to speak of, no bombs and a total retail value of under $10 for my $52 investment. I lost to a turn three foil Monastery Mentor games one and three, both time backed by multiple Feats of Resistance, Disdainful Stroke and lots of removal. I lost to an opponent who had Yasova Dragonclaw on turn three and Butcher of the Horde on turn five. I lost to Ugin. I lost to Sage-eye Avengers under a Cloudform. My card pools had no answers to those cards. When I lost to the Archfiend of Depravity, after having it wrath my board completely because I clicked “okay” with two creatures in play, I quit. I was so bummed out I haven’t played MTGO since.  Maybe this weekend.
 
PRJ
 
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HammyBot Still Running: HammyBot was set up to sell off Erik Friborg’s collection, with all proceeds going to his wife and son. So far, HammyBot has raised over $8,000, but there are a lot of cards left in the collection. Those cards are being sold at 10% below retail price. Erik died three years ago, so HammyBot does not include any standard legal cards, but it includes a ton of Masters Edition and Vintage cards, and some nice Modern bargains. 
 

 

10 Comments

100 Card Singleton by Sensei at Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:25
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Pete, this isn't a bug but it is format-destroying like what they did to Tribal Wars:

100CS is now based on Vintage instead of Legacy. So Brainstorm, Thirst for Knowledge, and Ponder are banned in 100CS because those cards are busted with Moxes. Skullclamp and Black Vise are legal in 100CS because those cards aren't that good against Moxes. One problem: MOXES are BANNED in 100 card singleton. So the B&R list is totally off and BV/Skullclamp are running amok. It'd be greatly appreciated if you helped pressure WotC to reverting to a Legacy-based ban list. Thank you so much!

Are there still 100cs Games? by Bartimäus at Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:20
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Are there still 100cs Games? Haven't seen one in action till v4 and thought them gone with prismatic?

Join our P.R.E.! by Sensei at Fri, 02/06/2015 - 16:12
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Every Friday at 5PM ET (1h49m), hope you can make it

http://community.wizards.com/forums/102431

Thanx- Great to know my by Bartimäus at Sat, 02/07/2015 - 03:21
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Thanx- Great to know my favourite format lives; too bad The schedule is working time here in Europe. Anyway, will they my best to find dass off

Ugin's Fate by vaultboy at Sun, 02/08/2015 - 06:28
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The biggest issue IMO was that they announced Ugin's Fate cards before prereleases even started:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-onl...
This link was even accessible in MTGO on home screen.
Do your research in the future better Jahn.

Ugins Fate by Dwarven_Pony at Sun, 02/08/2015 - 08:51
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Vaultboy, that link you posted doesn't even work. Please do your research better in the future.

In any case, even if that link was live at one time, Wizards should have done more to inform us. I didn't see it and probably a tonne of others didn't see it.

works for me by vaultboy at Sun, 02/08/2015 - 09:44
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"Ugin's Fate on Magic Online

Want to get your hands on cards from the Ugin’s Fate booster packs on Magic Online? Players will be getting their chance during the Magic Online Fate Reforged Prerelease and Release Events!"

Of course they should have done more to inform and inform more accurately. First they semi-announce Ugin's Fate to reveal later absence of Ugin himself. Of course it's unacceptable

The reason it might not be by Paul Leicht at Sun, 02/08/2015 - 11:46
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The reason it might not be working for you is the reason why most of the wizards.com site is inaccessible to certain people. They have an auto login system that moves you to a login page if you are logged in elsewhere on the site. Really piss poor programming that but not really surprising, considering the larger picture.

Personally I've just given up on trying to view pages on wizards.com unless they are the forum which for some reason does not behave in this obstructive and annoying manner.

His link works fine, you are by longtimegone at Sun, 02/08/2015 - 15:59
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His link works fine, you are having a problem with the wizards site.

That's what I said... by Paul Leicht at Sun, 02/08/2015 - 17:50
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That's what I said...