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Kieran's Storm Cube!
'Does your cube support Storm?' That's the only archetype that this cube supports! Live in a utopia where your basic lands produce any colour of mana and you can expect to be dead by turn 3.
Round 2 of the Cube Tutor Beta will be starting next week, so I'm putting out a final call for beta testers. Anyone wishing to apply to take part in the Cube Tutor Beta should send an email to email@example.com no later than Midnight GMT on Saturday 31st January. Instructions will be sent out for those taking part at the beginning of next week. There will be absolutely no obligation for participants to do anything but hopefully you'll want to when you see what we have in store!
Thanks to the awesome MTGJson.com we actually have Fate Reforged out before prerelease weekend for the first time ever! These guys provide an essential service and I encourage anyone who needs Magic card info in their app to use it.
As always I look forward to seeing what everyone chooses to do with Fate Reforged in cube. This release also contains a number of minor bugfixes, see below for those. But first..
It's time to recruit some more beta testers! CubeTutor is about to get quite a shake up and we need YOUR HELP in testing it. As a beta tester you'll get to see this cool new stuff early and have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback that will be used to shape the site going forward. There may even be a couple of rewards along the way too ;)
Everyone who has signed up previously will automatically be enlisted in this round of beta testing. If you would like to sign up then all you need to do is drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. There is absolutely no obligation to do anything at all.
Without further adieu, here is the complete list of changes & fixes:
Added Fate Reforged
New Featured Cube: Storm Cube!
Added Stoke the Flames FNM promo & Mishra's Toy Shop HHO promo.
Fixed Vindicate Judge Foil (Sorin) image.
The new limit of 20,000 characters now applies when editing blog posts.
The Add Cube page no longer crashes if you enter a really long cube name.
Some restyling of the top menu.
Fixed an issue on the Search page where searching by a single card name returned 0 results.
I put out a call last week for new Cube Tutor features. Specifically things that you guys are still using your spreadsheets for but can't yet achieve through CT. The response was fantastic! A couple of things, namely Average CMC charts and a 'View Curve' page came up repeatedly so I decided to tackle those first.
In addition to these new features, make sure to check out Quinn Edward French's Modern Banlist cube which is now in residence at #13 and featured on the home page after he won our November contest. Quinn's feature request was to add a 'Require Multicolour' check box to the Cube Filter.
Without further adieu, here is the list of changes.
Average CMC Charts on the Analysis page. You can now see the Average CMC of the cards in your cube split by mono colours, guilds and multicolour combinations. The fourth chart shows combined averages. As with everything on this page you can use the filter to refine the list of cards that are analysed.
Multicolour Pie Chart on the Analysis page. Shows card counts for the tri colour combinations.
View Curve page – http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcurve/1. You can now view the curve of your list split by colour, and then creature & non-creature. If you've checked out the Average CMC charts to see that your Average Mono Red CMC is too high then this view should help you figure out what to change. As you'd expect this page also includes the filter & tag colours.
Require Multicolour cube filter option. Tick this box to restrict the filter results to only multicolour cards.
Reset Pick Orders – You can now reset just the pick orders for your draft bots. This is useful when you want to make wide sweeping changes to your cube and force your bots to “re-learn” how to draft it.
Increased Blog Comment Size – Many of you have been frustrated at only being able to write 1000 characters on your blog posts. This has now been increased to 20,000 characters.
Fixed a number of Search Bugs. Thanks to Erik Balgard who contacted me through Facebook to report these.
Setting cube size from 360 to 360 cards did not return any results.
Setting a cube size in conjunction with a card name (e.g. Gravecrawler in cubes between 359 and 361 cards) did not return any results.
Setting “Drafted X Times” in conjunction with a cube size did not return any results.\
Average Cubes have been updated.
A subtle restyle on the header.
As ever, if you have a problems or want to run anything else by me, please get in touch.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Being an Englishman I don't do anything to celebrate, other than watch in wonder as my local Tesco gets ransacked for Dr Dre headphones but nonetheless I know that lots of you guys do celebrate it so I hope that you had a nice day!
I spent this morning working and listening to the MTGin3D cube podcast on ManaDeprived. Pedro, Liam and the guys do a great job of chatting all things cube and I highly recommend it to anyone who is not a regular listener. The topic of CubeTutor came up and one of the guys mentioned how the Analysis page is sorely lacking a “Average CMC” section, and that this was the only thing holding him back from dumping his old spreadsheet. Well to me, you shouldn't have to maintain your list in two different places, CubeTutor should do everything that your spreadsheet did and more. So I'll make a commitment to get this fixed for my next bugfix release.
What I want to know from you guys is, what else is holding you back from getting rid of your old spreadsheet? Having to maintain a list in two places is a pain, and if I can get rid of any of these little sticking points then I will. I get a ton of suggestions from you guys every day, and they are very much appreciated, but what I'm looking for here aren't cool new features like [X] 2 Player Draft Format or Commander Cube support (I know about those things, don't worry!), but more the little issues that you can still do on a spreadsheet (or wherever else you host your list), but not on CubeTutor.
You've still got a couple more days to get your entries in for our November Competition. The prize is having your cube moved to ID #13 which will be featured, and a day of my development time to work on something you'd like to see on CubeTutor. For more information check out this post:
Once I've agreed a new feature with the winner of this contest, I will implement that along with the most popular “niggles” sometime in the next couple of weeks. So if you've got a suggestion, then please send it to me the next week or so and I will work on what I can. All the usual contact channels apply:
We're having to do a bit more DNS work, this time changing our Name Servers. This means that from 8AM GMT tomorrow, Cube Tutor will not be available on cubetutor.com. I will have no control over what is displayed and it will likely be a UK2.NET landing page.
The site will be available as usual on cubetutorbeta.com. I have no control over the duration of this downtime but from experience it typically takes 2 to 8 hours.