View Full Version : I wonder if the .ability files will stay in plain text

10-09-2013, 02:02 PM
I foresee all sorts of interesting opportunities for various apps that could probably use the various plaintext data.

I also expect that it all gets server validated, right? :P

10-09-2013, 06:19 PM
I don't see any reason they wouldn't keep them plaintext, from a purely mechanical standpoint. The mechanics and the text on the cards are quite seperate. If you were to change Ruby Aura from giving a +1/+0, for example, to +2/+2, it would show +2/+2 on the card (I assume, anyways, not part of beta to test) but when activated, the card would still only give a +1/+0. The text is specifically for OUR benefit, strictly speaking.

However, in the case where Crypto wants to preload data for future sets, and what have you, encrypting it may be a smart move. There are certainly more reason to encrypt it in the future than the purely mechanical.

10-09-2013, 06:42 PM
It could be a nice way to add Notes to a card if it stays plain text.

Or maybe the possibility of mods in the future.

10-09-2013, 07:34 PM
Has anyone verified that changing these values don't take effect in-game yet and are purely display on your side?