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Glygi
04-03-2014, 09:57 AM
Hello everyone,

I started playing Duel of Champions a few days ago and so far I am loving it. However, I am still trying to figure out how everything works and this new expansion does not really make it easier for me. The thing that I can not for the life of me figure out is what are those open and standard formats people are talking about. After checking the threads for the new expansion these things seem to pop up quite a lot and I have no idea what it is about. Some cards can be played only in open, some in standard etc etc. :confused:

So, can you guys be kind enough to explain me briefly what are 'open' and 'standard' and how are the older and newer base set cards affected. Thanks in advance !

malkorion
04-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Hello everyone,

I started playing Duel of Champions a few days ago and so far I am loving it. However, I am still trying to figure out how everything works and this new expansion does not really make it easier for me. The thing that I can not for the life of me figure out is what are those open and standard formats people are talking about. After checking the threads for the new expansion these things seem to pop up quite a lot and I have no idea what it is about. Some cards can be played only in open, some in standard etc etc. :confused:

So, can you guys be kind enough to explain me briefly what are 'open' and 'standard' and how are the older and newer base set cards affected. Thanks in advance !

Hello, Glygi. Welcome to Duel of Champions! :) This is a really awesome game that is going through some changes at the moment.

Please read this:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/864537-Economic-Changes-to-Duel-of-Champions-Letter-from-the-Producer-Samuel-Jobin

and this:

HoN Announcement ---- http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/847931-Heart-of-Nightmares-new-expansion-announcement!

also this:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/866191-Heart-of-Nightmares-New-Ranking-amp-Matchmaking

Long story short:
Open format - every format that has been ever released, and will be released can be played in this format.
Standard format - only the current Base Set (right now it's Base Set 2), and the latest expansion(s) may be used in this format. Standard is a format known for regular set rotations - so a deck that you've played many months ago, may not work later on. You constantly have to keep up with new expansions.

All of this info is in those threads, but generally speaking UBI wants to make all the older sets very hard to get. They will make them available exclusively for seals. Wildcard prices will also increase for all the old cards.

Please, read the above threads because they contain all the information that you need to know.

EDIT: Since you are a new player (I assume you started this very week.), I recommend that you get as many seals and gold as you can, and save them for next week when the patch will be applied to the game.

Then, post patch, buy Base Set 2 cards to establish your collection.

ADDED LINKS:

Base set 2 ---- http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/865718-Base-Set-Two-Final-Card-List

Heart of Nightmares Spoiler Stream --- http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/866470-Heart-of-Nightmares-Spoiler-Stream

Patch info video ---- http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/864788-Heart-of-Nightmares-Features-Interview-with-the-Dev-Team

Glygi
04-03-2014, 09:18 PM
Wow, kudos for the extremely informative post, malkorion. Thanks a lot !

malkorion
04-07-2014, 10:04 AM
your effort is appreciated malk thx

the links are outdated to me?

These links are still relatively new (2 weeks old at the most)

EDIT: Ah, I see what you mean. I'll see what I can do.

EDIT #2: Should be fixed now.