OKTAGON Q&A Session - August 2022 *UPDATE (9/19/22)

Oktagon_Support
Oktagon_Support ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 2,745 Chairperson of the Boards
edited 19 September 2022, 12:18 in MtGPQ General Discussion

Answers

  1. Will there be a new duel decks event? I really enjoyed them when they ran, and they offer fun and fresh mini-sets. Also, what is the plan with SNC Vanguards? There are only 4 cards, all Mythic, but as of July 26 (the day Dakkon, the final PW from the set is released) there are still no SNC Vanguards available. What's the plan for releasing them?
    Answer: Thank you for your question. There are no plans for a new Duel Deck event in the near future. Which theme would you like to see for a new Duel Deck event? The Vanguard Cards from Streets of New Capenna (SNC) are available as rewards (Exclusive Cards) in the event Battle from the Ages. Keep an eye out for the Sneak Peek thread <link here> and join the event next time!

  2. Why do some events allow for multiple 5-match extra turns?  For example, you match five and then the resulting cascade (no gems are converted, or activated abilities) matches another five.  Most of the time, the second 5-match is discarded, and the player is awarded only one extra swap. But there are a few events where the player is awarded two extra swaps during the turn.  I would assume you could get more than that, but I've not been so lucky.
    Answer: Thanks for sharing this with us! We have shared your thoughts with the development team.

  3. When ZNR rotates out of Standard, we'll be losing a lot of very powerful lands, and in general the lands printed in the last year's sets are of a lower power level. Will we be seeing powerful lands printed in upcoming Standard sets to replace them, or is it part of the design philosophy of new Standard that lands will be less powerful?
    Answer: Thanks for sending us your question, unfortunately, we can't share many details about the next set yet, but we can say that the new lands in the DMU are intended to be useful and that we hope you enjoy the new content to come!

  4. For how long will the Jumpstart set be Standard legal? Will it rotate next year with Midnight Hunt, Crimson Vow, Kamigawa and Streets of New Capenna? Or will it rotate with Dominaria United, Brothers War and the next 2 unknown sets? I know that Wizards of the Coast is adding new cards with Dominaria United to Jumpstart. Will we see those cards added to the Jumpstart Puzzle Quest set as well?
    Answer: Thank you for your interest. Yes, Jumpstart will be Standard still for a while and will not rotate this year. And, yes, the plan is to slowly grow the Jumpstart collection with the next updates.

  5. The single "Legacy" category in booster crafting makes it very difficult for novice or intermediate players to collect specific cards and thus catch up to experienced players, especially in older sets which do not have Elite boosters. Is this by design? Would you consider allowing Legacy cards to be crafted by set or by block to help players who don't already have large card collections?
    Answer: Thank you for your feedback. We have shared this with the development team.

  6.  Can you keep the events that run daily the same but alter the packs to be a different legacy set everytime?  Battle for Zendikar 150 times is not an issue so much as getting the same rewards over and over.  It should not take that much programming to get that done.
    Answer: Thank you for sharing your idea with us. We've sent your suggestion to the development team!

Observation: We know that some of our answers in regards to questions about new features and questions and feedback related to your ideas seem repetitive. It has to do more with the fact that we often can't say much about upcoming features nor give an estimate on when these ideas could potentially come to the game. 

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Hi everyone,
How are you?
Here's another Q&A SESSION.
We will answer the questions posted by August 26th, so please send your questions and doubts HERE.
Make sure to submit only 2-3 questions maximum, this way the team is able to focus and will try to answer all questions in a given month.

Thank you for all the support,
Rebeca

Comments

  • Janosik
    Janosik Posts: 92 Match Maker
    When ZNR rotates out of Standard, we'll be losing a lot of very powerful lands, and in general the lands printed in the last year's sets are of a lower power level. Will we be seeing powerful lands printed in upcoming Standard sets to replace them, or is it part of the design philosophy of new Standard that lands will be less powerful?


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  • Janosik
    Janosik Posts: 92 Match Maker
    The single "Legacy" category in booster crafting makes it very difficult for novice or intermediate players to collect specific cards and thus catch up to experienced players, especially in older sets which do not have Elite boosters. Is this by design? Would you consider allowing Legacy cards to be crafted by set or by block to help players who don't already have large card collections?

    Question also submitted by web form
  • jtwood
    jtwood Posts: 1,201 Chairperson of the Boards
    @Oktagon_Support can we please have a September Q&A thread?
  • Tremayne
    Tremayne Posts: 1,470 Chairperson of the Boards
    Has this been forgotten?
  • Oktagon_Support
    Oktagon_Support ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 2,745 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 19 September 2022, 12:18
    (9/19/22) UPDATE - Answers 
    Thank you all for participating 🧡, the September Q&A has already started here.
    Also, I apologize for the delay this month, the team needed a little more time to answer questions :)
    Rebeca