Monthly Archives: August 2015

New Release: Meditate 1.1

People often ask me this question:

I’ve just created a cube on Cube Tutor. Why are the draft bots passing me Black Lotus?”

The simple answer is because you haven’t trained them yet! The basic AI (Cube Tutor AI) makes its decisions based on your observed pick orders (the Draft Charts on your Analysis page), and without any data they pick semi-randomly to start with.

Whilst this makes sense it isn’t very clear, which is why I’ve decided to introduce a new concept; the AI Rating. This is a numerical representation of how trained your bots are, the minimum being 1 and the maximum 100. If you’ve done enough drafts for the AI to have a good idea of how to rate every card in your list then you will have the maximum score.

Not only should this make things clearer for new members but it will also help established members to work out whether they’ve seeded their draft bots with enough data after an update.

New Features

  • AI Rating – A numerical representation of how trained your Cube Tutor AI bots are. This appears on the Draft page and under the summary section of your cube blog.

Bug Fixes

  • Sorting by tags on the Edit List page no longer causes an error.

  • Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to close images such as the Cube Image once they’d been clicked on.

  • Fixed some styling issues on the Draft & Analysis pages.

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New Release: Meditate 1.0

It’s been a while since I named a release after a Magic card and I want to get back into the habit of doing this again. This is the first official release on my Part Time milestone (www.patreon.com/cubetutor) and I couldn’t be happier that you guys helped me to get here!

As promised I have focussed on steering the ship in the direction that the Champion community have requested through the Feature Voting system (Feature Votes). This time around I’ve focussed mostly on some improvements to the Edit List page so without further adieu I present the content of Meditate 1.0:

  • Feature Request 14 – Mass Edit Functionality. I’ve had a few requests to implement a faster way to edit sections of your list in bulk. For example, “I’d like to set all of my Origins additions to foil in one go”. Well now you can! I’ve added a ‘Mass Edit’ section to the Edit List page where you can:

    • Select a group of cards either by filtering them or selecting them individually.

    • Set a change to any of the following: Colour Profile, CMC, Rarity, Super Type, Pimp or Tags.

    • Save that change for all of the cards in the selected group.

    Note that Mass Edits cannot be undone so please ensure that you have defined them correctly before hitting ‘Save’.

  • Feature Request 69 – ‘Suggest Replacements’ Improvements. This one small section of the site produces probably the most confusion! It is the first thing that I ever built for Cube Tutor and as such it’s been long overdue an update. I’ve completely overhauled the way that you add, remove and replace cards in your cube. For people who are wondering how to get the little blue ‘replace’ icon to appear in your blog posts hopefully this should make it clearer.

    • To Add a card – Just type it in to the ‘Add Card’ box, select it and hit ‘Just Add’.

    • To Remove a card – Type it in to the new ‘Remove Card’ box and hit ‘Remove/Replace’. Note that you can still remove cards through the main grid.

    • To Replace a card – Type a card into both the ‘Add Card’ and ‘Remove Card’ boxes and hit Remove/Replace.

    • Suggest Replacements has been renamed to Suggest Removals to make the intent of this function clearer. To use it type a card into ‘Add Card’ and press ‘Suggest Removals’.

    • You will see a list of cards that are already in your list that are similar to the new card that you could remove. Hitting ‘Remove’ will save the update to your Change Set. The popup dialog has been removed to improve performance.

    • The algorithm that ranks these cards has been improved to weight cards of the same colour profile a lot higher.

  • Feature Request 40Improvements to Deck Commenting. Your ‘Decks’ page now shows the number of comments for each deck to make it clearer which decks are being discussed. In addition deck comments now properly display line breaks when these are used.

  • Feature Request 30 – Increase the maximum Pack Size when drafting. This has been increased from 22 to 30 cards.

  • The styling of the Filter and other functions on the Edit List page have been unified.

  • Average Cubes have been updated.

I hope that you guys like the improvements in this release. If you want to help to shape the future of the site and get some cool new toys for your account then please consider becoming a Cube Tutor Champion:

www.cubetutor.com/champion

As ever please keep your feedback coming in through Facebook, Twitter and Email.

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Email: ben@cubetutor.com

Happy Cubing!

  • Ben