Hi everybody, I'm Sean - the new Community Coordinator for Duels of the Planeswalkers and Magic Online.
That means it's my job to be your messenger on a daily basis. I'm here to listen and record the forum feedback, requests, praise, complaints and prophecies you post, and then make sure all of those are heard by the other Wizards of the Coast. I'm still new but if there's one thing I've learned during my first week in the office, it's that the people who develop and support MTG honestly want to hear what the community thinks, so I look forward to passing on the good, bad, and the ugly of what goes on here.
From here on I'll do my best to answer any questions you have, plus I'll be the one to announce upcoming events or game updates and new releases. Another one of my responsibilities is to play a LOT of Magic, so when I'm not in the forums there's a good chance I'll be in-game. Feel free to message me if you ever want to go head to head (My Steam name is Wizards_Sean).
I want to get to know you all as a community. To start off, what's everybody's favorite deck to play in Duels 2013? What was your last match like? What cards have surprised you, and which ones did you swap out as quickly as possible? In return I'll start with a few fun facts about myself:
I started playing paper Magic: The Gathering when I was about 9, though for a while you might say my friends and I used a lot of "house rules" (Read: we had no idea what we were doing).
My favorite Duels 2013 deck is definitely Crosswinds. Nothing is more satisfying than casting Rite of Replication with the kicker cost... just don't forget which creatures are Legendary (My poor Talrand, Sky Summoner found out the hard way).
It took me about 20 matches to beat Karn in Duels 2012 with Machinations (I'm very stubborn). Nicol Bolas went down after only three matches in Duels 2013 but he's one of my favorites to replay.
Also open for discussion: your expectations for me. What would you like to see from me as your new Community Coordinator? What's been missing that you'd like to see happen, and what's the Wizards community team done in the past that you'd like to see more of?
To avoid repeated questions and feature/fix requests in this thread, here are links to some things I’ve responded to:
Difficulty defeating Goblin Gangland with blue decks.
Sublime Angel's Exalted-grating ability isn't fully explained in card text.
Reports where a player is unable to stop the timer in order to play spells & abilities.
Request for an optional free-floating mouse cursor on Xbox 360 and PS3 to avoid having to scroll through selectable cards.
Forwarded information about the R2 button not working correctly when displaying friend rankings on PS3.
When is the expansion coming out? (In short, later this Summer for all platforms. See this article.)