I’m gonna multiquote and sum up all my thoughts right here. Thanks for providing a direct feedback opportunity, Alex.
We’re working to make it easier to get the cards you want with the following plans:
Bring all Booster packs and Theme Decks from all expansions to the Shop.
Streamlining Tournaments by removing the weekly rotation and improving rewards.
Improve Versus Ladder Rewards with more Trainer Tokens, Tournament Tickets, and Booster Packs.
Improve Daily Versus Rewards.
Log into the Pokémon TCG Online today and you can see the first changes to implement these improvements. Additional changes in our March and April updates will finish the rest.
<Insert excited puppy GIFs here>
Booster packs and Theme Decks from the XY series and Sun & Moon series are all in the Shop.
All Black & White series and HeartGold & SouldSilver series booster packs and Theme Decks will be coming to the Shop in future updates.
Absolutely love this. I’ve wanted to complete my theme deck collection for so long but haven’t been able to. Will be really nice to have old packs too. Will Call of Legends Theme Decks (Retort and Recon) be added to the shop, and make the elusive shattered ice Lucario available in game by any chance? Just curious.
With everything from all expansions planned to be included in the Shop, we are discontinuing the use of Weekly Shop Bundles.
I’m more than a bit apprehensive about this. While I understand the reasoning for it, the promo cards that don’t have IRL codes backing them are always a bit more of a struggle to get your hands on then they should be. Hopefully there will be some way to obtain them again in the future, maybe a newsletter code, or a versus prize, et cetera.
Tournaments for Standard, Expanded and Theme are now always available.
Tournament booster pack rewards are now always random, but include significant additional Trainer Token rewards. For example, first place rewards for the Standard 8 ticket tournament event now include:
1st Place Standard 8 Ticket Rewards:
· 6 random boosters from expansions in the Standard format
· 400 Trainer Tokens.
With those Trainer Tokens, you can immediately go to the Shop and obtain 2 boosters from whatever expansion that you are interested in.
Legacy format tournaments and tournaments for token entry have been discontinued due to current low participation. It is never fun to sit in a tournament queue, only to wait and wait, never having the needed 8 people to start. These may return in the future, once we see how these changes impact the game.
I think this was a reasonable decision. It will probably effect the trade market a fair bit, as prices for legacy cards may rise moderately due to lack of supply (unless Legacy packs are droppable from Tournament Random rewards) but other than that it seems to be a sound choice. It remains to be seen how the legacy format itself will fare, now that there will no longer be a reason to play it.
Daily Versus Rewards:
Trainer Token amounts in the Daily Versus Rewards have been increased.
With everything coming to the Shop, it will now be easier to turn Trainer Tokens into the booster packs that you want to expand your collection.
Good. I think it would have been better to have this back when shop bundles were a thing, but it will still be very nice. I still would like to vouch for some form of card recycling for trade locked cards some time in the future.
Note: Special Challenges
The use of Special, time limited Challenges are being re-evaluated. We do not have plans to run them in the near future. Daily challenges are not changing and you will see those continue.
I don’t see an issue with this, Special challenges were frequently complained about and kind of stuck out like a sore thumb.
Note: Versus Ladder
Look for changes to the Versus Ladder Rewards in future ladders.
We are excited to bring these changes to you!
Oh the suspense! O_o
Is this a bad time to ask for you to add Vivid sleeves/deckboxes into the Gameplay Shop section?
I know I’m asking for a lot buuuuuuut
Maybe someday? Pweez XD
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