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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Stress tests with limited available playtime starting from November 3rd, until the servers will be made available 24/7 from the 30th of November, if everything goes well.

Invites will contain the standalone client's download link.

Specific Forums geared to acquire feedback will be available to all Closed Beta participants.
Closed Beta's early focus will be on Ranked Queue (No private lobbies) Matchmaking stress test with preconstructed decks.
Video ban enforced through NDA, but to be lifted as early as possible on new Year.

Multiplayer Matches enabled with Single Elimination (best of 1) Ixalan Constructed, adding Best of 3 and draft later on.
Plenty of starting cards to begin deckbuilding! Ixalan only at first, but new sets will be added for a full Standard Roster during Closed Beta!
Microtransactions will be implemented during the Closed Beta.


A full wipe is already planned for the closed beta. Purchased In-game currency will be refunded.

Closed Beta Q&A VOD available here.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Article explaining stuff also here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/a ... 2017-10-25

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:18 pm 
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I just got my invite email for next Friday!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Got it as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Pretty interesting stuff. No golden ticket for me so far, though :(

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:53 pm 
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Got one too.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:32 am 
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Did not get in the first wave :(

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:38 am 
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I got in, it's a rather awkward time for me over here in Europe though 3am to 9am, with waves of invites for the invite going out at 3am, 4am, 5am.

Which would mean that I might have to wait for 5am to play, and then try to get as much play in before 9am as possible. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:15 am 
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Yeah the time is too absurd for the 3rd so no point in me getting in anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 am 
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Something they said on the stream is that it's NA only servers at the minute so to be honest it's probably a blessing in disguise from any EU/SEA ect people who didn't get in.

..at least that's what I'm telling myself.

(Also just noticed we have quick reply now, thanks mods!)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 pm 
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You guys can always send me your invites so I can play in your places if your timezone doesn't help :P

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:49 pm 
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I got my invite.

One thing though, how much space do you think this game will occupy on PCs? It doesn't say in the system requirements.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:04 pm 
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No invite for me, guess I'll be sitting the initial trials out...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:13 pm 
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Yay more time for you to build Duels decks for Flakys contests!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Can't wait to get that playable client, because this is becoming lenghty:

  • Singup to Closed Beta
  • Update WotC account
  • Receive signup confirmation mail within 72 hours
  • Receive Priority status confirmation mail
  • Receive Eligibility notification Stress Test mail
  • Receive Stress Test details
  • Receive Download Link for Stress Test Client
  • Whatever else needed for 24/7 closed beta

And that's if you never gotten any issue requiring to contact Support.

I'd hope the Stress Test client to be around 500 - 800 MB, and the full release up to 2 Gb for starters.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:53 am 
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This game looks terrible and the cartoon art style is ripped straight from Hearthstone.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:35 pm 
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I think I can get used to the hearthstoney style, although there is somethings I would change like the walkers, lands ect ect , however I don't know why they decided to go down this route rather then stick with a more Magic like style - it's not like Magic is a small game, they don't have to copy Hearthstone to be successful, a unique style would probably work just as well, if not better

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:03 pm 
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I hate the visual style too, but I like that they treat this as a digital game that doesn't have to follow paper to the letter. This opens some possibilities for casual games that are not possible with paper. Like I'm convinced there needs to be some warning of the lack of land in the first several draws plus hand. I really hope we get a free mulligan too, nobody ever complained about that feature in Duels.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:20 pm 
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November 1st Stress Test email with details are out.

Nothing new besides access to the official Closed Beta Feedback Forum, for NDA covered stuff.
Forum accounts are tied to the Magic Arena Client accounts.

No info on exactly which wave you'll get the invite.


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I think I can get used to the hearthstoney style, although there is somethings I would change like the walkers, lands ect ect , however I don't know why they decided to go down this route rather then stick with a more Magic like style - it's not like Magic is a small game, they don't have to copy Hearthstone to be successful, a unique style would probably work just as well, if not better



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