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Brutally honest

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Not all of us are happy with Magic Online.

That's fair to say, right?

A lot of people are very, very unhappy with Magic Online. Today's announcement won't help.

 

As of today, we are still not ready to return Pro Tour-linked premier play to Magic Online, and will not be hosting any PTQ or MOCS finals events through the qualifier season for Pro TourKhans of Tarkir

Woah, what? No MOCS or PTQs? Why would anyone play MODO?

We remain deeply invested in bringing these events back and continue to troubleshoot blocking issues. Maintaining the link between face-to-face and online Magic is incredibly important to us, and we want to return these events to Magic Online as badly as you all want them back.

OK, so they clearly understand that the events are important.

For everyone who has earned 35 or more QPs in each of the first six MOCS seasons, over the next couple months, we will be running no-charge MOCS-related appreciation events.

This is not great news for people who play Magic Online, but at least they aren't prematurely launching an inferior, broken product, so they have that going for them, I guess.

Jason Alt

Jason Alt is a value trader and writer. He is Quiet Speculation's self-appointed web content archivist and co-captain of the interdepartmental dodgeball team. He enjoys craft microbrews and doing things ironically. You may have seen him at magic events; he wears black t-shirts and has a beard and a backpack so he's pretty easy to spot. You can hear him as co-host on the Brainstorm Brewery podcast or catch his articles on Gatheringmagic.com. He is also the Community Manager at BrainstormBrewery.com and writes the odd article there, too. Follow him on Twitter @JasonEAlt unless you don't like having your mind blown.

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9 thoughts on “Brutally honest

  1. “This is not great news for people who play Magic Online, but at least they aren’t prematurely launching an inferior, broken product, so they have that going for them, I guess.”

    I see what you did there.

  2. What link between online and paper? The one where after a few years of fuck ups we might get a tournament series on MTGO that allows you to qualify for a paper tournament where you get to repurchase all your cards to participate? Exciting!

  3. ” but at least they aren’t prematurely launching an inferior, broken product, so they have that going for them, I guess.”

    +1

    1. +1
      Had an account years ago on my laptop PC, until the cheap plastic screen dryed and broke. Got a mac afterward – no more MTGO. Running it on VirtualBox or Wine is even crappier than the original.

  4. For many years, MTGO is getting negative feedback all the time, wherever I look.

    Even worse than the inferior product is the fact that they give the image that they are ignoring all feedback!

  5. Maybe they should focus less on GUI and more on functionality. They don’t need to update the way the client looks. Mac/Linux users would flock in droves if they updated to a compatible version. They have been making the newer version with the hopes in accommodating more users. I don’t think they need to update the GUI quite as much as they did for those kinds of fixes. Give me 1990’s looking software that actually works over modernized looks without functionality any day.

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