Duels 2013 Expansion & Update Now Available!

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The new Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion is now available!



As already explained in the Arcana announcement, the expansion contains five additional decks which correspond with the dual-colored Azorius (Blue/White), Golgari (Green/Black), Izzet (Blue/Red), Rakdos (Red/Black), and Selesnya (Green/White) guilds of Ravnica. The expansion also provides new campaign levels and challenges to solve, new persona portraits, and achievements/trophies to unlock.
 


Also releasing at the same time as the expansion are new game updates to download. The patch notes for each platform are as follows:


 


Steam/PC


Show

General Updates


Creature ability inconsistencies addressed.


Creature stat errors addressed.


Spell ability inconsistencies addressed.


Various localized text corrections.


 


UI Updates


•             Stability issues addressed.


•             Addressed issue with choosing mulligan dialog in 2HG.


•             Addressed Multiplayer desync issue with Terramorphic Expanse.


•             Addressed issue with accepting an invite while editing a deck in the deck manager.


•             Addressed issue with Furnace Layer dialog box in localized versions.


•             Addressed issue with Serra Ascendant error on game close.


•             Addressed issue with unlocking the “Master of the Wild Hunt” achievement.


Card Updates


•             Addressed issue with Silent Arbiter attacker/blocker restriction.


•             Addressed issue with Start button disappearing when an AI ally is set to a locked deck.


•             Addressed issue with Liliana’s Shade, Nantuko Shade, and Nightwing Shade retaining Power/Toughness pump as they move through zones.


•             Changed Serra Ascendant ability rules and card text.



 


Xbox 360


Show

General Updates



  • Card text errors addressed.

  • Creature ability inconsistencies addressed.

  • Creature stat errors addressed.

  • Equipment and Spell ability inconsistencies addressed.

  • Various localized text corrections.

  • UI Updates

  • Stability issues addressed.

  • Graphic display issues addressed.

  • Card/deck unlock UI issues addressed.

  • Hint Dialog issues addressed

  • Addressed display issue when playing Planechase in 4:3 ratio.


 


Gameplay Updates



  • Improved AI decision making.

  • Say Your Praetors Challenge updates.

  • Addressed issue with selecting locked decks

  • GameCenter log-in issue addressed.

  • Addressed issue with resetting 2HG opponent’s AI buddy.

  • Addressed issue with exchanging control of a single creature on the Glen Elendra plane.

  • Addressed issue with cards in Nicol Bolas’s graveyard appearing incorrectly.

  • Improved ability to cancel actions.

  • Addressed issue with display of stacked cards.

  • Addressed issue with Multiplayer discard query timeout

  • Addressed issue with display of Encounter titles.

  • Blocking issues addressed.

  • Addressed issue with tracking abilities when objects leave the Graveyard.

  • Addressed issue of player inactivity taking too long to disconnect in a Multiplayer game.

  • Addressed issue with equipping artifacts in the Stolen Goods challenge.

  • Addressed issue with choosing mulligan dialog in 2HG

  • Addressed Multiplayer desync issue with Terramorphic Expanse.

  • Addressed issue with using “Clockwork Hydra” or “Moltensteel Dragon” ability with Necrotic Ooze.

  • Addressed issue with accepting an invite while editing a deck in the deck manager.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer dialog box in localized versions.

  • Addressed issue with placeholder text when performing a local disconnect on the Leaderboards screen.

  • Addressed issue with unlocking the “Master of the Wild Hunt” achievement.


 


Card Updates



  • Addressed Taunting Elf blocking issues.

  • Addressed issue with Hammerfist Giant not dealing damage to each player.

  • Addressed an incorrect error message when user attempts to play Mana Leak during End Phase.

  • Addressed Mind Control Summoning Sickness issue.

  • Addressed issue with Takenuma targeting creatures with Shroud.

  • Addressed functionality issues when host attacks with several creatures whilst Astral Arena/Silent Arbiter is in play.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer damage warning.

  • Addressed issue with display of more info on cards with Persist.

  • Jace Beleren description corrected.

  • Addressed issue with Mind Control enchantment when Act of Treason is cast.

  • Addressed minor functionality issue with Cultivate.

  • Addressed life gain issue with Archon of Redemption.

  • Firewing Phoenix toughness corrected to read “2.”

  • Yeva, Nature's Herald toughness corrected to read “4.” (ALL)

  • Addressed issue with display of untapped land cards when using five- and two-color decks in 2HG.

  • Corrected Mortify sound effect issue.

  • Flavor text for cards (such as Duskdale Wurm and Trained Armodon) in the tutorial corrected.

  • Addressed minor recoverable desync issue when Blatant Thievery times out.

  • Corrected Zephyr Maze text issue.

  • Addressed issue of description not appearing when selecting target player with Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

  • Addressed issue with E13 deck availability in 2HG.

  • Addressed Disaster Radius damage issue.

  • Addressed issue where direct damage abilities did not trigger Curiosity.

  • Corrected Bolas Loading Screen Artist Credit.

  • Addressed issue with Time Warp turn ordering

  • Addressed issue with Celestial Mantle ability resolution.

  • Addressed issue with "You have unlocked a card" message appearing at incorrect time.

  • Addressed issue with Mutilate effect and counting the number of swamps you control.

  • Addressed issue with Ring of Evos Isle granting Hexproof.

  • Addressed issue with equipping from one creature to another if more than one color land is available.

  • Addressed issue with Silent Arbiter attackers restriction.

  • Addressed issue with Start button disappearing when an AI ally is set to a locked deck.

  • Addressed issue with Shades retaining Power/Toughness pump as they move through zones.

  • Corrected Serra Ascendant ability rules and card text.



 


Playstation 3


Show

General Updates


Card text errors addressed.


Creature ability inconsistencies addressed.


Creature stat errors addressed.


Equipment and Spell ability inconsistencies addressed.


Various localized text corrections.


 


UI Updates



  • Stability issues addressed.

  • Graphic display issues addressed.

  • Card/deck unlock UI issues addressed.

  • Hint Dialog issues addressed

  • Addressed issue with dice stuck on the screen when zoomed on a Planar card.

  • Addressed display issue when playing Planechase in 4:3 ratio.


 


Gameplay Updates



  • Improved AI decision making.

  • Say Your Praetors Challenge updates.

  • Addressed issue with selecting locked decks

  • Addressed issue with resetting 2HG opponent’s AI buddy.

  • Addressed issue with exchanging control of a single creature on the Glen Elendra plane.

  • Addressed issue with cards in Nicol Bolas’s graveyard appearing incorrectly.

  • Improved ability to cancel actions.

  • Addressed issue with display of stacked cards.

  • Addressed issue with Multiplayer discard query timeout

  • Addressed issue with display of Encounter titles.

  • Blocking issues addressed.

  • Addressed issue with tracking abilities when objects leave the Graveyard.

  • Addressed issue of player inactivity taking too long to disconnect in a Multiplayer game.

  • Addressed issue with equipping artifacts in the Stolen Goods challenge.

  • Addressed issue with choosing mulligan dialog in 2HG

  • Addressed Multiplayer desync issue with Terramorphic Expanse.

  • Addressed issue with using “Clockwork Hydra” or “Moltensteel Dragon” ability with Necrotic Ooze.

  • Addressed issue with accepting an invite while editing a deck in the deck manager.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer dialog box in localized versions.

  • Addressed issue with unlocking the “Master of the Wild Hunt” trophy.


 


Card Updates



  • Addressed Taunting Elf blocking issues.

  • Addressed issue with Hammerfist Giant not dealing damage to each player.

  • Addressed an incorrect error message when user attempts to play Mana Leak during End Phase.

  • Addressed Mind Control Summoning Sickness issue.

  • Addressed issue with Takenuma targeting creatures with Shroud.

  • Addressed functionality issues when host attacks with several creatures whilst Astral Arena/Silent Arbiter is in play.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer damage warning.

  • Addressed issue with display of more info on cards with Persist.

  • Jace Beleren description corrected.

  • Addressed issue with Mind Control enchantment when Act of Treason is cast.

  • Addressed minor functionality issue with Cultivate.

  • Addressed life gain issue with Archon of Redemption.

  • Firewing Phoenix toughness corrected to read “2.”

  • Yeva, Nature's Herald toughness corrected to read “4.” (ALL)

  • Addressed issue with display of untapped land cards when using five- and two-color decks in 2HG.

  • Corrected Mortify sound effect issue.

  • Flavor text for cards (such as Duskdale Wurm and Trained Armodon) in the tutorial corrected.

  • Addressed minor recoverable desync issue when Blatant Thievery times out.

  • Corrected Zephyr Maze text issue.

  • Addressed issue of description not appearing when selecting target player with Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

  • Addressed issue with E13 deck availability in 2HG.

  • Addressed Disaster Radius damage issue.

  • Addressed issue where direct damage abilities did not trigger Curiosity.

  • Corrected Bolas Loading Screen Artist Credit.

  • Addressed issue with Time Warp turn ordering

  • Addressed issue with Celestial Mantle ability resolution.

  • Addressed issue with "You have unlocked a card" message appearing at incorrect time.

  • Addressed issue with Mutilate effect and counting the number of swamps you control.

  • Addressed issue with Ring of Evos Isle granting Hexproof.

  • Addressed issue with equipping from one creature to another if more than one color land is available.

  • Addressed issue with Start button disappearing when an AI ally is set to a locked deck.

  • Addressed issue with Shades retaining Power/Toughness pump as they move through zones.

  • Corrected Serra Ascendant ability rules and card text.




iPad
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Fixes & Improvements:



  • Serra Ascendant’s ability changed from “As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying” to “As long as you have at least 10 life more than your starting life total, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.” This only affects the Two-Headed Giant Format, where it raises the life total requirement to 40 to trigger Serra’s Ascendant’s ability.  This change does not impact any other format.”

  • Liliana’s Shade, Nantuko Shade, and Nightwing Shade now have the correct power and toughness when moving from the battlefield to other zones.

  • Abilities that cause Warren Instigator to fight other creatures now affect Warren Instigator correctly In the Planechase game mode, descriptive text that was missing or incorrect in some languages has been fixed.

  • An issue that prevented players from finding multiplayer opponents has been addressed.

  • Accepting an invite while using deck manager now takes you to the correct multiplayer lobby. 



 

Sean Gibbons

Associate Community Manager

Official MTG Twitter: @Wizards_Magic Official MTGO Twitter: @MagicOnline


The new Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion is now available!



As already explained in the Arcana announcement, the expansion contains five additional decks which correspond with the dual-colored Azorius (Blue/White), Golgari (Green/Black), Izzet (Blue/Red), Rakdos (Red/Black), and Selesnya (Green/White) guilds of Ravnica. The expansion also provides new campaign levels and challenges to solve, new persona portraits, and achievements/trophies to unlock.
 


Also releasing at the same time as the expansion are new game updates to download. The patch notes for each platform are as follows:


 


Steam/PC


Show

General Updates


Creature ability inconsistencies addressed.


Creature stat errors addressed.


Spell ability inconsistencies addressed.


Various localized text corrections.


 


UI Updates


•             Stability issues addressed.


•             Addressed issue with choosing mulligan dialog in 2HG.


•             Addressed Multiplayer desync issue with Terramorphic Expanse.


•             Addressed issue with accepting an invite while editing a deck in the deck manager.


•             Addressed issue with Furnace Layer dialog box in localized versions.


•             Addressed issue with Serra Ascendant error on game close.


•             Addressed issue with unlocking the “Master of the Wild Hunt” achievement.


Card Updates


•             Addressed issue with Silent Arbiter attacker/blocker restriction.


•             Addressed issue with Start button disappearing when an AI ally is set to a locked deck.


•             Addressed issue with Liliana’s Shade retaining Power/Toughness pump as they move through zones.


•             Changed Serra Ascendant ability rules and card text.



 


Xbox 360


Show

General Updates



  • Card text errors addressed.

  • Creature ability inconsistencies addressed.

  • Creature stat errors addressed.

  • Equipment and Spell ability inconsistencies addressed.

  • Various localized text corrections.

  • UI Updates

  • Stability issues addressed.

  • Graphic display issues addressed.

  • Card/deck unlock UI issues addressed.

  • Hint Dialog issues addressed

  • Addressed display issue when playing Planechase in 4:3 ratio.


 


Gameplay Updates



  • Improved AI decision making.

  • Say Your Praetors Challenge updates.

  • Addressed issue with selecting locked decks

  • GameCenter log-in issue addressed.

  • Addressed issue with resetting 2HG opponent’s AI buddy.

  • Addressed issue with exchanging control of a single creature on the Glen Elendra plane.

  • Addressed issue with cards in Nicol Bolas’s graveyard appearing incorrectly.

  • Improved ability to cancel actions.

  • Addressed issue with display of stacked cards.

  • Addressed issue with Multiplayer discard query timeout

  • Addressed issue with display of Encounter titles.

  • Blocking issues addressed.

  • Addressed issue with tracking abilities when objects leave the Graveyard.

  • Addressed issue of player inactivity taking too long to disconnect in a Multiplayer game.

  • Addressed issue with equipping artifacts in the Stolen Goods challenge.

  • Addressed issue with choosing mulligan dialog in 2HG

  • Addressed Multiplayer desync issue with Terramorphic Expanse.

  • Addressed issue with using “Clockwork Hydra” or “Moltensteel Dragon” ability with Necrotic Ooze.

  • Addressed issue with accepting an invite while editing a deck in the deck manager.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer dialog box in localized versions.

  • Addressed issue with placeholder text when performing a local disconnect on the Leaderboards screen.

  • Addressed issue with unlocking the “Master of the Wild Hunt” achievement.


 


Card Updates



  • Addressed Taunting Elf blocking issues.

  • Addressed issue with Hammerfist Giant not dealing damage to each player.

  • Addressed an incorrect error message when user attempts to play Mana Leak during End Phase.

  • Addressed Mind Control Summoning Sickness issue.

  • Addressed issue with Takenuma targeting creatures with Shroud.

  • Addressed functionality issues when host attacks with several creatures whilst Astral Arena/Silent Arbiter is in play.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer damage warning.

  • Addressed issue with display of more info on cards with Persist.

  • Jace Beleren description corrected.

  • Addressed issue with Mind Control enchantment when Act of Treason is cast.

  • Addressed minor functionality issue with Cultivate.

  • Addressed life gain issue with Archon of Redemption.

  • Firewing Phoenix toughness corrected to read “2.”

  • Yeva, Nature's Herald toughness corrected to read “4.” (ALL)

  • Addressed issue with display of untapped land cards when using five- and two-color decks in 2HG.

  • Corrected Mortify sound effect issue.

  • Flavor text for cards (such as Duskdale Wurm and Trained Armodon) in the tutorial corrected.

  • Addressed minor recoverable desync issue when Blatant Thievery times out.

  • Corrected Zephyr Maze text issue.

  • Addressed issue of description not appearing when selecting target player with Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

  • Addressed issue with E13 deck availability in 2HG.

  • Addressed Disaster Radius damage issue.

  • Addressed issue where direct damage abilities did not trigger Curiosity.

  • Corrected Bolas Loading Screen Artist Credit.

  • Addressed issue with Time Warp turn ordering

  • Addressed issue with Celestial Mantle ability resolution.

  • Addressed issue with "You have unlocked a card" message appearing at incorrect time.

  • Addressed issue with Mutilate effect and counting the number of swamps you control.

  • Addressed issue with Ring of Evos Isle granting Hexproof.

  • Addressed issue with equipping from one creature to another if more than one color land is available.

  • Addressed issue with Silent Arbiter attackers restriction.

  • Addressed issue with Start button disappearing when an AI ally is set to a locked deck.

  • Addressed issue with Shades retaining Power/Toughness pump as they move through zones.

  • Corrected Serra Ascendant ability rules and card text.



 


Playstation 3


Show

General Updates


Card text errors addressed.


Creature ability inconsistencies addressed.


Creature stat errors addressed.


Equipment and Spell ability inconsistencies addressed.


Various localized text corrections.


 


UI Updates



  • Stability issues addressed.

  • Graphic display issues addressed.

  • Card/deck unlock UI issues addressed.

  • Hint Dialog issues addressed

  • Addressed issue with dice stuck on the screen when zoomed on a Planar card.

  • Addressed display issue when playing Planechase in 4:3 ratio.


 


Gameplay Updates



  • Improved AI decision making.

  • Say Your Praetors Challenge updates.

  • Addressed issue with selecting locked decks

  • Addressed issue with resetting 2HG opponent’s AI buddy.

  • Addressed issue with exchanging control of a single creature on the Glen Elendra plane.

  • Addressed issue with cards in Nicol Bolas’s graveyard appearing incorrectly.

  • Improved ability to cancel actions.

  • Addressed issue with display of stacked cards.

  • Addressed issue with Multiplayer discard query timeout

  • Addressed issue with display of Encounter titles.

  • Blocking issues addressed.

  • Addressed issue with tracking abilities when objects leave the Graveyard.

  • Addressed issue of player inactivity taking too long to disconnect in a Multiplayer game.

  • Addressed issue with equipping artifacts in the Stolen Goods challenge.

  • Addressed issue with choosing mulligan dialog in 2HG

  • Addressed Multiplayer desync issue with Terramorphic Expanse.

  • Addressed issue with using “Clockwork Hydra” or “Moltensteel Dragon” ability with Necrotic Ooze.

  • Addressed issue with accepting an invite while editing a deck in the deck manager.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer dialog box in localized versions.

  • Addressed issue with unlocking the “Master of the Wild Hunt” trophy.


 


Card Updates



  • Addressed Taunting Elf blocking issues.

  • Addressed issue with Hammerfist Giant not dealing damage to each player.

  • Addressed an incorrect error message when user attempts to play Mana Leak during End Phase.

  • Addressed Mind Control Summoning Sickness issue.

  • Addressed issue with Takenuma targeting creatures with Shroud.

  • Addressed functionality issues when host attacks with several creatures whilst Astral Arena/Silent Arbiter is in play.

  • Addressed issue with Furnace Layer damage warning.

  • Addressed issue with display of more info on cards with Persist.

  • Jace Beleren description corrected.

  • Addressed issue with Mind Control enchantment when Act of Treason is cast.

  • Addressed minor functionality issue with Cultivate.

  • Addressed life gain issue with Archon of Redemption.

  • Firewing Phoenix toughness corrected to read “2.”

  • Yeva, Nature's Herald toughness corrected to read “4.” (ALL)

  • Addressed issue with display of untapped land cards when using five- and two-color decks in 2HG.

  • Corrected Mortify sound effect issue.

  • Flavor text for cards (such as Duskdale Wurm and Trained Armodon) in the tutorial corrected.

  • Addressed minor recoverable desync issue when Blatant Thievery times out.

  • Corrected Zephyr Maze text issue.

  • Addressed issue of description not appearing when selecting target player with Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

  • Addressed issue with E13 deck availability in 2HG.

  • Addressed Disaster Radius damage issue.

  • Addressed issue where direct damage abilities did not trigger Curiosity.

  • Corrected Bolas Loading Screen Artist Credit.

  • Addressed issue with Time Warp turn ordering

  • Addressed issue with Celestial Mantle ability resolution.

  • Addressed issue with "You have unlocked a card" message appearing at incorrect time.

  • Addressed issue with Mutilate effect and counting the number of swamps you control.

  • Addressed issue with Ring of Evos Isle granting Hexproof.

  • Addressed issue with equipping from one creature to another if more than one color land is available.

  • Addressed issue with Start button disappearing when an AI ally is set to a locked deck.

  • Addressed issue with Shades retaining Power/Toughness pump as they move through zones.

  • Corrected Serra Ascendant ability rules and card text.





I didn't see any notes for the iPad, has the loading issue with the DLC been resolved?


I didn't see any notes for the iPad, has the loading issue with the DLC been resolved?



I'll update soon with iPad notes. Sorry for the delay.

 

Sean Gibbons

Associate Community Manager

Official MTG Twitter: @Wizards_Magic Official MTGO Twitter: @MagicOnline

thanks Sean

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38



I didn't see any notes for the iPad, has the loading issue with the DLC been resolved?



I'll update soon with iPad notes. Sorry for the delay.

 


Ok thanks Sean. You're the best.
That's really good thanks posting that! If the expansion had the simic deck as well then it would've been perfect. Well and some RTR cards :p
That's a lot of issues addressed compared to the fixes we got last version. Thanks for fixing that stuff and thank you Sean for communicating this info in a timely manner.
Hi Sean,

This is great.  I must say that I am impressed just how improved communication with the customers is since you have started; it is really appreciated.

Just wandered if you could go into a little more detail about what the UI updates were for the PS3 version? Were any changes made to the UI regarding the issues Plasma TV owners were having?

Also, the expansion has released fine in EU but we seem to be missing the deck unlock keys again; any idea when the expansion deck unlocks will appear on the EU PSN?
Hi Sean,

I have the full version on the Ipad and updated DOTP2013 yesterday but i can't seem to play with the new decks or play against them on Campaign mode.
Also in Deck editor is keeps on saying "loading".

Awaiting your reply.
So, Duels 2013 comes out. Tap your own mana, they said. 2 colour decks coming soon, they said. 

...then why is it the option is only given to you when activating abilties (equip costs, regeneration etc.) and never when casting spells? Y'know, the thing you do with lands 90% of the time. This happened with the Exalted deck before the DLC came out, and I was hoping it would be addressed with the DLC release. 

Example, literally just now: Had 3 Islands, 3 Plains out, and cast a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV. I have a Talon Trooper and Academy Researchers in hand. 

This would be the perfect time to ask me how I want my lands tapped, as I have a clear choice to make here. But it doesn't, went ahead and left me with 2 untapped Islands, despite having no Auras to use the Researchers ability with.

But if I activate Lyzolda, the Blood Witch's ability, with 2 Swamps and a Mountain untapped, Typhoid Rats in hand, it'll ask me which lands I want to tap.

wut?
dont know what you re playing on, but for ps3 and xbox360, clicking left stick alternates the lands for you.
If you're on PC, it's ctrl. You have to press before you cast while having the spell highlighted.
I am a Rules advisor. Feel free to send me any questions as a private message! Check if you have found a bug in Duels 2013 Report a bug Report a technical issue I have written several guides to help new DoTP players here, move to the first post to start reading. They are also in Wordpress format here. The principles involved should still be useful for Duels 2013!
Useful links:
Find other DoTP players - a database of friendly players, find a match or post your name here to be added to the list! I'll add a D13 section if anyone would like. Ask a rules question - ask anything about DoTP, Magic in general, or to check out if you've found a bug by asking if the rules are being followed. Community thread for general chatter in the DoTP part of the forum! Guide to Yugioh on Xbox live: A beginner's guide focusing on the similarities and differences to Magic.
@juanolo
If you installed your update after you installed the expansion it will render the new decks unlockable. Reinstall the expansion and that should help.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

Yes. Ps3... Highlite the card you want to cast and press the left stick to manually tap.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

I'm a spaz. I apologise, why is that never made clear?
No prob. You just made it clear you a spaz...:-)
I didn't find out until recently myself. Don't be afraid to ask.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

I agree, it's not made overly clear at all.
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Thanks for helping Garkaz out. I believe the tip for mana selection is given when you first play Exalted Darkness (or any dual color deck, I assume), but I agree it could be made a little more obvious.

@whitephantasmo: I'll check on this for you.

@Juanolo: thedevilwuster gave some advice to reinstall the expansion now that you've updated. I haven't heard about this problem occurring yet, and I have no idea if his plan will resolve your issue... but please let us know if it does. :p

If I learn of another possible solution, I'll let you know as well.

 

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Quick update - I've just added the iPad update notes to my original post. 

 

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Bud of mine had the update/expansion order issue on his Ps3 yesterday as his expansion was installed before he started the game and hade to update. Reinstalling the expansion did the trick.

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Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

Quick update - I've just added the iPad update notes to my original post. 

 



Loving the avatar sean probs to wuster for making it XD
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Thank you good sir. Looking at it after the fact it does seem a little harsh. I hope Sir_Hellraiser isn't too bent out of shape.

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Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

Thank you good sir. Looking at it after the fact it does seem a little harsh. I hope Sir_Hellraiser isn't too bent out of shape.



Im sure if he checked out any of your other posts he wouldnt take it to harshly hell it wouldnt bother me in the slightest. If one can not laugh at ones self one does not deserve to laugh at all.
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Other posts....hmmm.
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Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

Quick update - I've just added the iPad update notes to my original post. 

 



Loving the avatar sean probs to wuster for making it XD




Haha, I figured Emeril deserved a day of recognition. My Simic masters will demand I return to them before too long, though. The Combine cannot be denied.
 
 

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Hey Sean, now that the expansion is out, can you tell us what went into the design of the Izzet Mindstorms deck? Why are there so many big creatures that no one is really going to use? 3 Thunder Dragon, 2 Living Inferno, 2 Conquering Masticore, Hoard-smelter Dragon, Insurrection, 2 Invoke the Firemind, and those are just some of the cards that I'm NOT using in the deck. Why is there only 1 copy of Gelectrode? Why doesn't the deck have any bounce whatsoever, or some cheaper burn? Instead we get 3 Volcanic Geyser, which at every mana cost is strictly worse than the rest of the burn cards. What's the deal behind the design of this deck? We're practically forced to run the medicrity of Steamcore Weird.
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...2 Conquering Masticore...



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Hey Sean, now that the expansion is out, can you tell us what went into the design of the Izzet Mindstorms deck? Why are there so many big creatures that no one is really going to use? 3 Thunder Dragon, 2 Living Inferno, 2 Conquering Masticore, Hoard-smelter Dragon, Insurrection, 2 Invoke the Firemind, and those are just some of the cards that I'm NOT using in the deck. Why is there only 1 copy of Gelectrode? Why doesn't the deck have any bounce whatsoever, or some cheaper burn? Instead we get 3 Volcanic Geyser, which at every mana cost is strictly worse than the rest of the burn cards. What's the deal behind the design of this deck? We're practically forced to run the medicrity of Steamcore Weird.



+1

Very frustrating.

All the cards mentioned have also been left out of my build.  With the exception of the Masticore IMO they're overpriced cards. Invoke the firemind   WTF. (read: pay 4 mana draw 1 card or pay 4 mana do one damage) value! and not even an instant.

Just give us the blue/red from DOTP '09 with core editing please.
Invoke the firemind is actually fine as a 1 of for a late game finisher/reload
Invoke the firemind is actually fine as a 1 of for a late game finisher/reload



At what amount of mana is Invoke the Firemind worth playing over Tidings, Compulsive Research, Cerebral Vortex, Electrolyze, Arc Lightning, Beacon of Destruction, or Prophetic Bolt?
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Invoke the firemind is actually fine as a 1 of for a late game finisher/reload



At what amount of mana is Invoke the Firemind worth playing over Tidings, Compulsive Research, Cerebral Vortex, Electrolyze, Arc Lightning, Beacon of Destruction, or Prophetic Bolt?


In order: 8, 7, 6, 6, 7, 9, 8.

That's assuming you have that exact amount of mana and only the card in question and Invoke in your hand.
Also, you forgot Volcanic Geyser which, the answer is Never.

Honest answer.
+1 Agreed. Geyser was my first pull out. Absolute rubbish in this deck

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Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

I would pay 800 Microsoft points for a Random Deck selector :0)
+1 Agreed. Geyser was my first pull out. Absolute rubbish in this deck


Wait, you don't agree then. Considering Invoke is grossly inefficient, sorcery speed, card draw your primary reason for including it would be for direct damage. Volcanic Geyser is in every conceivable way superior to Invoke the Firemind.

Invoke was actually the very first card I pulled out. 
Misunderstood you. Have not unlocked it all yet but with clean way my deck is running the geyser is nothing but a burdon. Invoke is much worse to me unless you're really depending on draw/damage. We'll see though. After it's fully unlocked, geyser may have a place.

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Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38

Misunderstood you. Have not unlocked it all yet but with clean way my deck is running the geyser is nothing but a burdon. Invoke is much worse to me unless you're really depending on draw/damage. We'll see though. After it's fully unlocked, geyser may have a place.


Yeah, for the line in question he listed cards comparable to Invoke, but forgot Geyser. You would never ever use Invoke the Firemind if you want damage and have a Volcanic Geyser in your hand.

Never.


Ever...
Invoke the firemind is actually fine as a 1 of for a late game finisher/reload



Obviously you're free to keep in what cards you like, but it really is a poor card.  I pulled it straight away.
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Misunderstood you. Have not unlocked it all yet but with clean way my deck is running the geyser is nothing but a burdon. Invoke is much worse to me unless you're really depending on draw/damage. We'll see though. After it's fully unlocked, geyser may have a place.


Yeah, for the line in question he listed cards comparable to Invoke, but forgot Geyser. You would never ever use Invoke the Firemind if you want damage and have a Volcanic Geyser in your hand.

Never.


Ever...



Unless you only had one mountain in play Tongue Out
Invoke the firemind is actually fine as a 1 of for a late game finisher/reload



At what amount of mana is Invoke the Firemind worth playing over Tidings, Compulsive Research, Cerebral Vortex, Electrolyze, Arc Lightning, Beacon of Destruction, or Prophetic Bolt?



This.  Invoke the Firemind is absolute garbage.  It's almost as bad as Ember Shot or Alabaster Leech.

+1 Always question the sanity of persons who run Ember Shot in BoF.

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Mastergear_Owen's take on Magic 2014 Campaign.

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

http://www.nogoblinsallowed.com/viewforum.php?f=38