Worked on a new icon over the weekend based on a concept drawing submitted by one of our very talented users -- Bob aka Snowczar. His idea of using the cards as a wheel is brilliant, and we tried to keep a "sketchy" look to the icon, as we liked the concept of using Decked Builder as a tool to quickly sketch/create deck ideas.
We've enclosed the large-scale icon, as well as what you would see when it is shrunk to a smaller size on your device, below. Do let us know what you think of this new idea.
And a big thank you to Bob!
- Tan Thor Jen
We have just released a bug fix release to Apple for Decked Builder 2.8.1 for the iPhone. This resolves the recurring question bug when you create a new deck.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and suggest that you create a new deck by re-saving an old one as a workaround in the meantime. Alternatively, you could use our mtgo-stats integration (from the News tab) to use an existing, tournament worthy deck as a base.
- Tan Thor Jen
We have just added HD art for Avacyn Restored. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
Apple just approved the in-app purchase.
Avacyn Restored is nearly available for Decked Drafter. We have received the write-ups and ratings from Marlon Egolf and Timothy Landale, and are doing the final editorial rounds now. We are also waiting for Apple to approve the in-app purchase as well (yes, even in-app purchases need to be approved!).
Here are two sample card write-ups below, one from Marlon and the other from Tim.
Timothy Landale's notes: Almost all cards that replace themselves are playable in limited. Searching for a basic land lets you fix your mana, and you get a 2/2 creature out of the deal. This card should be taken early and often. Taking them early will also allow you to splash much easier later on.
Driver of the Dead
Marlon Egolf's notes: Driver is a solid, if unspectacular way to get a bit of mid-game value. Three power for four mana is fine, and he shouldn’t have a problem trading in combat. Once that happens, you get one of your smaller guys back, assuming you were able to trade one off beforehand. If you are very low on two drops then Driver loses a lot of his appeal, but otherwise he should be fine.
We have identified the issue with the Mac edition crashing -- it was due to the new card pricing code we put it to handle the larger number of stores that are coming online. Basically, if your Mac loses it's Internet connection, the new card pricing code will cause the app to crash (we had inadvertently set the retry timer to 0).
We have already submitted a patch to Apple to fix this bug. We apologize for the issue, and hope the patch gets released soon. In the meanwhile, to avoid any issues, you might want to make sure your Internet connection is up while using the Mac edition.
We would love to hear your opinions about the old and new Decked Builder icons. I have posted both of them below in their 512x512 size glory. We had to change the old icon due to Wizards coming down on us for trademark use of their five color wheel.
Do you prefer the old icon to the new one? If you don't like the new icon, why and how would you improve it?
The old icon below
The new icon below
We hope to have a patch available on Monday to fix the stats crashing issue. This was due to some last minute, untested changes for removing the mana symbols functionality.
However, it will be reborn in a new feature that would help you build your buylists even faster. A picture tells a thousand words, so check out the screenshot below!