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[GAME] Auto opening after 1st opened copy of Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales

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Pikalover5769

Dear PTCGO staff,

 

This trainer kit "Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales is automatically opened even after the first one is opened. Therefore, it is impossible to own a sealed version of this. I also do not think the sealed version is coded in the game as I do not see it in the collection tab under packs.

 

Please let me know if you need anymore details from me and I am using the most recent version of the client.

 

Thank you,

Pika

 

 

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RobRatt

I also do not think the sealed version is coded in the game as I do not see it in the collection tab under packs.

Even today, this "Pack" does not show in the Collection, even if you check "Show Not Owned."  It isn't there.

 

The 4 promos show in the game, and can be traded.  But this Trainer Kit is something new for them.  It's the first TK that only has 4 promos, rather than 60 individually numbered cards.  ...so it's the first deck of its type.

 

P.S.  @Pikalover, what is the name of this deck in Deck Manager?  I ask because I haven't purchased this one yet.

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Pikalover5769

Even today, this "Pack" does not show in the Collection, even if you check "Show Not Owned."  It isn't there.

 

The 4 promos show in the game, and can be traded.  But this Trainer Kit is something new for them.  It's the first TK that only has 4 promos, rather than 60 individually numbered cards.  ...so it's the first deck of its type.

 

P.S.  @Pikalover, what is the name of this deck in Deck Manager?  I ask because I haven't purchased this one yet.

 

Hey bro,

 

Thanks for your response! Yeah it is not there and while the promos exist I don't think the game has data for the trainer kit itself as it does not show up as a deck in my deck manager. That unfortunately means that I can not tell you the name of the deck as I do not know :(

 

You are right it is the first TK that just has 4 promos instead of 60 individually numbered cards so that could be the reason why.

 

I hope staff sees our posts I'm sure this is fixable :)

 

Thanks,

Pika

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RobRatt

I saw this in my local card shop tonight, and picked up two for my son & I.  I'm not sure how this deck (Trainer Kit) is expected to behave, but after redeeming the code cards, I can also confirm....

1. This Trainer Kit does not appear in >Collection >Packs, either "Owned" (at any point) or "Not Owned" (before redeeming).  It simply does not appear.

2.  Redeeming the second code does auto-open, which prevents trading it as a purchased deck. This is different behavior than most other Theme Decks.

3. There is no corresponding deck in Deck Manager (after redemption). This deck does not appear there either.

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MrSal7

I’m having this problem also.

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Alphaia_CORP

Only Theme decks are playable in Theme format and I don't think that trainer kits count as theme decks

Also you need a 60 card deck to play on PTCGO cos I think the concept of Trainer Kits needs to be reworked, which they indeed did, coming out with the League Battle Decks.

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TPCi_Mathis

This is working as intended. The codes from the Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales Trainer Kit unlock 60 cards and a coin, but not a playable theme deck. Additionally, these codes unlock the regular versions of the cards, not the versions with the Trainer Kit icons and numbering on them, so there was really no reason to implement this Trainer Kit as a product that could be manually opened in the game. There were 2 factors that went into this decision:

  1. The absolutely abysmal win rate of theme decks from previously released Trainer Kits. Trainer Kits are intended to be a 2-player learn to play product, so they contain less focused evolution lines, fewer Trainer cards, and far more basic Energy cards as the average expansion theme deck.
  2. Collection bloat is real. Each previously released Trainer Kit added 60 unique cards to the collection. This can be cool for collectors, but adding the 4 uniquely numbered copies of Hau to the collection would make deck building and trading a huge pain. 

This change would have applied to any similarly designed Trainer Kits that were released in the future, but it seems the product team has moved away from the Trainer Kit format in favor of products like Battle Academy. We initially considered retroactively applying this to previously released Trainer Kits, but it would have been a high risk, high effort change with very little benefit to the community as a whole.

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