I think I encountered a strange bug?
Posted on July 8, 2019, 4:15 a.m. by TypicalTimmy
I'm not entirely sure where bugs go to be reported now, but I am hoping this is the place.
So, I decided I wanted to see just how "competitive" I could get my favorite broken deck; Kiora's Eternity.
Originally it sits at 100% competitive and has 10x Forests, 11x Islands & 1x Gaea's Cradle for 22x lands. 23x with Itlimoc, but that's semantics.
So basically I wanted to see what would happen if I entered in a bunch of powerful EDH lands. You know, see what the budget looks like and see what happens if I continue to push the competitive meter. I added things such as Command Tower , Botanical Sanctum , Breeding Pool , City of Brass , Mana Confluence , etc.
I actually ended up having a slot left over, so I threw in Jace, the Mind Sculptor because hey, why the heck not right lol
It doubled the price of the deck from $630 to $1,300 as I figured it would. Funny enough, it actually dropped DOWN to 93% competitive lmao! I updated the page's information, making a jab at that funny drop and posted it as a continuation of the previous accordion block, refreshed the page and...
Well, the deck reset itself. Back to 10x basic Forests, 11x basic Islands, no Jace, 100% competitive and no additional panel under my accordion block?
Reload after reload, nothing happened. Those cards did not come back? So I decided to check the edit page and see if perhaps I am just tired and maybe I never actually saved it and my mind was playing tricks on me?
Nope. It's all saved. Here's the list of lands, albeit edited with the indentations to keep the list nice and ordered:
- 1x Blighted Cataract
- 1x Blighted Woodland
- 1x Botanical Sanctum
- 1x Breeding Pool
- 1x City of Brass
- 1x Command Tower
- 1x Flooded Grove
- 4x Forest (GK1)
- 1x Gaea's Cradle
- 1x Hinterland Harbor
- 4x Island (GK1)
- 1x Mana Confluence
- 1x Misty Rainforest
- 1x Tropical Island
- 1x Yavimaya Coast
When I am in the edit page, I can choose to save the deck as it currently sits: All 21 EDH friendly lands, Jace and my panel update. I go to the deck's homepage and everything is there; The $1,300 price tag, the lands, Jace, the panel and the funny drop to 93% competitive.
And yet, when I refresh, it all resets back to the 10x Forests, 11x Islands, 100% competitive, no Jace and no additional panel?
Does anybody know what would cause a deck to literally revert to a former save - despite the information being contained within the deck's description box and within the deck's list of cards?
I don't know, I thought this was too odd to not ask about.
I'll try logging out and see if perhaps it's a bug with my account and not with the deck itself. I'll jump back in and update in a comment in a few moments.
Nope, it still shows as the previous load out. I'm not entirely sure how I can "prove" it is happening as I don't have a capture card to record the strange behavior, and since I am the only one who can go in to edit you all can't see the page's content. I'm sure I could just screencap the content, but I don't know how much of a help that would be.
Is it possibly a bug with the competitive meter? I know a small enough about coding that values range from essentially 0 to a certain limit. I learned this from those videogame hacking guys on YouTube. The ones who try to push games to their breaking points by seeing if they can repeat a process X number of times until they loop the information and reset the game.
Could it be that the meter can extend past a certain value, and if it does the site reverts to some other value - thus resetting the deck back to a previous save?
And if that is even possible, how would it know to reset to the cards that are no longer saved within it? I don't know. Maybe it has to do with my cookies or whatever they are called? This is way out of my brain power. Lol
July 8, 2019 4:20 a.m.
Just discovered this:
Going into Playtest actually does load the correct cards. So you can Playtest the deck as it currently sits with the special and expensive lands + Jace.
Going to Card Kingdom / TCG Player to buy however does not load these cards; It loads the ones you physically see on screen and subtracts the 21x basic lands as per usual.
July 8, 2019 4:23 a.m.
I just looked at the deck. Everything appears w/ the JtMS and expensive lands. Look at the top of the page. Maybe there's a thing that says "this is not the finished deck, go here" or something along those lines.
July 8, 2019 6:34 p.m.
TypicalTimmy, be sure to check your deck url. New updates on a deck get a new temporary url. If you use the default url for your deck, you won't see the deck changes until they've been finalized by the system.