Some players are using that to their advantage if they decide they want to abort the game without letting it finish.
Wizards’ response has been to suspend those players for exploiting the glitch.
There’s a twist in the tale, though – or should we say tail – as the link to the Mastery Pass is represented by a cat in the game. Many of the decorations in Magic The Gathering Arena are designed to be clicked on, even if they’re not part of the game, in what might be mild Easter Eggs or just good game experience. Click on the gargoyles, for example, around the arena, and they’ll spread their wings. Click on the scorpion, and it’ll scurry off. Click on the Mastery Pass cat, and you’ll get different colours.
Some players are reporting they’ve received suspensions when they knew nothing about the coding error in the game, weren’t trying to crash it, and were just clicking the cat as the game encourages them to do.
In a Reddit thread titled I clicked the cat and now I’m suspended for days. They wrote;
When I’m not doing anything, I click the cat,”
Apparently there is a bug or something that makes me suspended for five days. I don’t understand but I’m just a free-to-play scrub that had enough gems to buy a cat. I’m allergic to cats in real life so it was fun to pet this one.”
Another Redditor reported a similar situation;
I found myself fidgeting with it while waiting for ropers. Now I’m locked for five days. A warning of some sort would be nice if I had triggered something. How about disabling it, if it is useless other than creating a bug?
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