OKTAGON Q&A Session - April 2023 *UPDATE (5/11/23)

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Magic:PQ Support Team ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,326 Chairperson of the Boards

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1- Vanguards have largely been non-existent since Capenna, yet cards the interact with them are continually being released into standard. At the present lack of releases, the players of MTGPQ will lose all vanguards available in standard if no more Vanguards are released. Meaning any and all cards designed to interact with Vanguards will only be viable in Legacy format regardless of how recent they were released. My question is, what is Oktagon plans to prevent this from happening and when is the expected release, if any? Answer: Thank you for your interest! Unfortunately we weren't able to answer your question before we announced the release of the new vanguards. But we are very happy to reiterate that the 10 new Vanguards cards are now available in the game! Additionally, Wizards of the Coast recently announced a change to the Standard rotation, with the intention of revitalizing Standard by giving cards more longevity. Therefore, in accordance with the recent ruling by Wizards of the Coast, there will be no rotation in Magic: The Gathering. Our team is still studying whether this same change will be applied to Magic: Puzzle Quest and for now we still don't have any confirmation, but we anticipate that we will probably follow the changes made to Magic: the Gathering, as usual. If you want to know more about the change to Standard, please visit this link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/announcements/revitalizing-standard

2- The recent Skoti Bloodlines event was a reminder of how The Omenkeel was still bugged in that it doesn't fetch a land from the opponent's library when you control a creature. Is there any intention by development to fix this and all the other bugged legacy cards that exist in the game?
Answer:Thanks for the feedback! We will ask the development team to prioritize the investigation of this issue. If you haven't already created a thread about it in the Bug & Technical Issues section, we ask you to create a post and describe the problem in as much detail as possible. This helps our team to track and fix the issue easier and faster :)

3- Is there any news on the new format of Legacy crafting that was mentioned In The last major patch?
Answer:Thanks for the interest! With the recent changes made by Wizards of the Coast (which we mentioned in the first question) our team is in the process of evaluating whether this change will also be made to Magic: Puzzle Quest. Because of this, our plans to change Booster Crafting Legacy will be postponed for a while. When we have any news about this we will definitely let you know!

4- When are you going to come out with a new duel deck? The one color omitted right now is blue. Planeswalker could be kiora with the focus on merfolk against vs a new a grate focus on goblins
Answer: Thanks for the interest! We don't have any plans to create new Duel Decks at the moment, but we really appreciate your feedback and if our plans change we'll definitely take your ideas into consideration.

5- "1)Are there any plans on making brackets smaller? It feels really bad in events where if you miss one objective you get 500th place and runes instead of booster pack. 2)Could you make revolving planeswalk nodes unlock after first victory instead of having to beat each one in order?"
Answer: Thanks for the interest! We don't have any plans to make the brackets smaller or make changes to Revolving Planeswalk at the moment. But we appreciate your feedback, it has been shared with the development team, and if there are any changes in plans we will let you know!

6- I had to switch to iPhone from android. Is progress able to be cross- platform yet? I played for years, and had to stop because I wasn't going to start all over
Answer: Thanks for your interest. Yes, it is possible to transfer your progress from one platform to another. Please contact our customer service team by opening the game, on the Menu icon, choosing "Settings", and tapping on "Help Center" or through https://d3go.helpshift.com/a/magic- puzzle-quest/. Inform them what happened and provide the requested details so they can recover your account!

7- When is Standard rotating this year? Will it be rotating at the same time that paper MTG does, with the release of Wilds of Eldraine?
Answer: Thanks for your question! As we mentioned earlier, following the recent changes made by Wizards of the Coast aimed at increasing the longevity of Standard, our team is looking into whether to make the same change to Magic: Puzzle Quest. As we generally follow the decisions made by Wizards of the Coast, it is likely that the Standard rotation will only happen next year. But as soon as our team makes a final decision we will let you know! In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the changes made by Wizards of the Coast please visit this link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/announcements/revitalizing-standard


Hi everyone,
How are you?
Here's another Q&A SESSION.
We will answer the questions posted by April 30th, so please send your questions and doubts to the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYqub9Qek-ycIeX8mddiH9MPqudIxeRfiNECZRaKCHHxDBGA/viewform.
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

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  • Kmiesse
    Kmiesse Posts: 11 Just Dropped In
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    Oops, I posted in the wrong place initially.

    Has there been any discussion around the white RP node, where the phyrexian toxin tokens created by the perma-support count as “cast” supports, causing you to fail the objective if you don’t essentially win the game in a single turn? This seems like it is not as intended, since the toxin tokens aren’t cast from the hand, which is usually the distinction between “cast” and “summoned.” It’s very frustrating because it generally ruins 99%+ of games on that node. Can it be fixed, and are there plans to fix it soon?

  • Mainloop25
    Mainloop25 Posts: 1,943 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @Kmiesse said:
    Oops, I posted in the wrong place initially.

    Has there been any discussion around the white RP node, where the phyrexian toxin tokens created by the perma-support count as “cast” supports, causing you to fail the objective if you don’t essentially win the game in a single turn? This seems like it is not as intended, since the toxin tokens aren’t cast from the hand, which is usually the distinction between “cast” and “summoned.” It’s very frustrating because it generally ruins 99%+ of games on that node. Can it be fixed, and are there plans to fix it soon?

    Make sure to submit this question in the actual Google form!

  • Peewee42ü
    Peewee42ü Posts: 4 Just Dropped In
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    I had to switch to iPhone from android. Is progress able to be cross- platform yet? I played for years, and had to stop because I wasn't going to start all over

  • Magic:PQ Support Team
    Magic:PQ Support Team ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,326 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Hello @Peewee42ü! Please contact our Support Team by opening the game, tapping on the Menu icon, choosing "Settings", and tapping on "Help Center". Inform them what happened and they will be super happy to help you! 😁

  • Janosik
    Janosik Posts: 376 Mover and Shaker
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    When is Standard rotating this year? Will it be rotating at the same time that paper MTG does, with the release of Wilds of Eldraine?

    Question also submitted via webform

  • Peewee42ü
    Peewee42ü Posts: 4 Just Dropped In
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    @Oktagon_Support said:
    Hello @Peewee42ü! Please contact our Support Team by opening the game, tapping on the Menu icon, choosing "Settings", and tapping on "Help Center". Inform them what happened and they will be super happy to help you! 😁

    @Oktagon_Support said:
    Hello @Peewee42ü! Please contact our Support Team by opening the game, tapping on the Menu icon, choosing "Settings", and tapping on "Help Center". Inform them what happened and they will be super happy to help you! 😁

    Thanks! As of like 6 months ago they had said that they weren't able to transfer from android to iOS. Ill check in again. Appreciate it

  • Janosik
    Janosik Posts: 376 Mover and Shaker
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    @Janosik said:
    When is Standard rotating this year? Will it be rotating at the same time that paper MTG does, with the release of Wilds of Eldraine?

    Question also submitted via webform

    Oh! It appears that WOTC have just changed Standard rotation in paper MTG to include the last 3 years of sets, instead of the last 2. So no sets will rotate out of Standard in paper this year.

    https://articles.starcitygames.com/magic-the-gathering/mtgs-standard-format-to-rotate-every-three-years-beginning-with-wilds-of-eldraine/

  • versemage
    versemage Posts: 126 Tile Toppler
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    Hey Rebeca, are we going to be doing that as well, only rotating at 3 years?

  • Magic:PQ Support Team
    Magic:PQ Support Team ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,326 Chairperson of the Boards
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    (5/11/23) UPDATE - Answers
    Thank you to everyone who participated 🧡 the May Q&A already started here

  • Magic:PQ Support Team
    Magic:PQ Support Team ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,326 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Hey @versemage, our team hasn't made a final decision on this yet, but as soon as it is decided, I'll let you know (by the way, we commented a little about this in some Q&A answers if you wanted to check it out)