Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

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Shadowcran Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:56pm
Combining different versions.
I'm hoping there are other players who would like this idea. I also hope this idea hasn't already been submitted or I'm wasting forum space.

Why not allow us to port the decks from version 2012, to be able to play in 2013. This would also help the company make more money as players who haven't purchased 2012 may want to simply gain access to the decks.
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You'll want to post on Wizard's forums, not Steams:
http://community.wizards.com/go/forum/view/75842/134962/M:TG_-_Duels_of_the_Planeswalkers

As for your idea I like it and I'd gladly go back & buy older editions of DotP if they did it, but I wonder if it would cause balance issues (not like they don't exist already). I imagine they design the decks in each version of DotP around each other at least to some degree.
Traft Jan 28, 2013 @ 5:07am 
negative. They wouldnt make money this way because people still play D12, and the players who want to play D12 can just buy it and play it, and all the DLC for that. Its all about money in this game, not catering to the players wants...
Originally posted by S. Armstrong:
negative. They wouldnt make money this way because people still play D12, and the players who want to play D12 can just buy it and play it, and all the DLC for that. Its all about money in this game, not catering to the players wants...

If that's so, then how would the OP's proposed idea cause not cause them to make more money? If more people bought an old product to use with new products, you've increased your potential sales.
Traft Jan 28, 2013 @ 5:21am 
Not if they will make more money buying old standalone game. Its the same strategy Valve was doing with left 4 dead 2. They finally caved in and merged most of the first with the second the players from 1 slowly went to 2 because 2 had everything 1 did and then some. if they merged everything from d12 into 13, then there would be no point of having 12 and people wouldnt have a reason to buy the standalone or dlc. Wizards would lose more money this way, think about it.... if people want to play the stuff from D12, they HAVE TO buy D12. They dont have to purchase the D12 things in D13 if they dont want to, and still play D13... think about it.
I was assuming the OP's idea was that you had to buy, for example, DotP 2012 to use its content in 2013. Is that not the case? If it is, then I don't understand your argument, S. Armstrong.
Last edited by Mallowiest of Onis; Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:59pm
Shadowcran Jan 28, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
Yes, that is the case MallowOni. And thank you for the link.

It would encourage sales of 2012, which have probably been trickling down to nothing. The decks would cause balance issues, but we have those already. Often, these balance issues can be overcome by changing decks up to match. I know it'll cause balance issues because any new card introductions ALWAYS cause issues.

And let's face it, a lot of MTG players LOVE to alter their decks. It's a lot of the fun to me. Example: The deck Aura Servants has been terrible for me. I went back, reset the deck and focused on a balance and bam, it's working.

So if players wanted to play the 2012 decks in 2013, they would have to buy 2012. That's the nature of the beast. If they encounter great 2012 decks in multiplayer, it'll also add incentive for them to buy. It would also enhance 2013 by providing variety and more options before we all get tired of the same old decks.
Little Epeen Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:43pm 
DOTP is just a stepping stone to the real thing. The only reason it is here is so that ppl get into magic with the training wheels then when and if they get hooked they go buy the real cards.
Traft Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:16am 
Yup ive known about that for the longest time but I play paper and when I dont have the time to play with my friends I play on D13. If I had less invested into paper, I would play MO alllll the time. Also, does anyone use cockatrice?
Little Epeen Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:15am 
i plaly on octgn :(
Artemis Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
I bought dotp2012 to sorta test out MTG and get a thourough grounding in the rules, now i primarily play RL magic but bought 2013 in the sales for some reasonbly priced time killing.
boredguy8 Jan 30, 2013 @ 7:15pm 
If you want to combine different planewalker editions, just play MTGO, which allows you to do just that.
Bluedeltawolf Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:29am 
I have Played Both MTGO and DOTP ( all of them ) and tbh i prefer DOTP. My reasoning is.. if your not a millionaire...MTGO will kick your ♥♥♥ every single time. I spent over $500 on MTGO and hardly ever won ... and no, im not a noob. Money can be pumped into it to make you almost invincible.
Last edited by Bluedeltawolf; Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:30am
Shadowcran Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:31am 
Yeah, MTGO just costs too much to be competitive. I prefer to try and make the most out of what we have here with DoTP.
Pleasure Feb 2, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
Just give us a solid artifact deck and I'll be happy. Most of the cards in 2013 are repeats of 2012 anyway..
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