Today's maintenance is currently in progress, and adding these events is part of the deployment. Everything should be hunky dory once maintenance is complete.
Ranked Draft Core Set 2019 will happen as scheduled (alongside Ranked Draft Theros Beyond Death).
We have flagged this particular instance as resolved. If you continue to experience issues, or need further assistance related to this outage please contact support: https://mtgarena-support.wizards.com/
We are bringing MTG Arena back online, however we're continuing to monitor the situation to ensure our systems have stabilized. Maintenance is on-going.
We are aware and investigating! Please refer to our status page for updates.
your game isn't working, the first place to look is our Status page. It is linked at the top of this page under "Status". It is also linked on the forum home page. Our Status page will show if there are any issues currently happening with the game. That page also gives updates as to whether things are resolved. We are now actively monitoring.
Keep an eye on that page and we'll update everyone as we have news!
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!
If your game isn't working, the first place to look is our Status page. It is linked at the top of this page under "Status". It is also linked on the forum home page. Our Status page will show if there are any issues currently happening with the game. That page also gives updates as to whether things are resolved. If that page does not say that things have been resolved, then our investigation is still ongoing.
My advice is to stop trying to start a match until this is resolved. Trying to play the game while the game is having issues never goes well. Just keep an eye on the Status page and we'll update folks when things are resolved. No need to reply "same" here. :slightly_smiling_face:...
Thanks for the report, I'll take a look tomorrow! #wotc_staff
Following up: The lack of shuffling is due to comparatively peculiar wording of Ranger of Eos compared to newer "may search" cards. Look at [[Heliod's Pilgrim]], for example: "may search... then shuffle", vs. Ranger of Eos's "If you do, shuffle".
Our code currently treats selecting nothing as an answer of "no" - this allows us to make things like "you may sacrifice a creature" be a single request of "choose a creature to sacrifice, or nothing". But "failing to find" in a search shouldn't be treated as a "no" response, so I've now fixed it so it doesn't. Expect this change to go live with Ikoria's release.
Any thoughts on the current workshop? I've been playing Orzhov, almost exclusively see Gruul, and destroy them every. single. time.
Sure. As we were starting up the Workshop series, we were looking at all kinds of sources for decks content - this is a new feature, and it wasn't clear (still isn't!) what kinds of things players would enjoy or hate. One source we tapped was the old NPE precon decks that you see here (and there's another Workshop coming in a few weeks that uses a different set of decks from the same family).
For a couple reasons, this Workshop didn't get as much direct scrutiny during development: one, these decks came from that common source, and two, having three decks is a bit of a backstop for lopsided matchups (as players can go try the third deck instead of beating their heads against the unfavored one). We certainly don't want to put up an imbalanced scenario, but we have limited time and attention, and we focus them where we think they will do the most good.
That said, regardless of the "expected" deck balance, experience with the tools will make a noticeable diffe...Read more