RE: Upcoming Changes & Downtime
Additionally, we are investigating whether there should be changes to Novice/Kobold tournaments to encourage newer players to participate and we welcome feedback and suggestions on what changes, if any, should be made.
We also have many other more involved changes to the tournament system in the works, including new "allowed cards" options, and new formats, and we will keep the community updated on our progress with those as they get closer to being ready for release.
This sounds promising and a good way to expand the tournament scene, stop the abuse of it and hopefully try to get more new players into it. Novice/ Kobold Tournaments could be restricted to the Silver and below ranks unless there are not enough players joining them to make a successful tournament.