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February 23, 2013: Uploading your lists made easier
When you need to add a lot of cards to your haves and wants, the option to upload a text file is very convenient, because it lets you upload as many cards as you want in one single go. But generating the file with the data in the correct format can be a lot of work.

This is why we are offering now a utility that lets you download a template file correctly formatted that you can simply then update with the correct amounts and use to upload to the site. You just save the template in your computer, edit it with a text editor, and update the amounts for those cards that you want to add to your lists. The file is now ready for you to upload to the site so that the cards get added to your haves and/or wants.

Check it out and let us know if you like it.

We want to thank user emoss for suggesting this feature.

February 14, 2013: Search Haves and Wants
When other users' lists are very long, it is convenient to be able to filter them down to those cards that interest you. You can now do that with the new search form we have added to everybody's lists.

You can select from the cards a user has only those of a given rarity, for example, so that you can concentrate on those that may be of most interest for you. And you can do that with your own lists too, so it is much easier to make sure they are up to date and to explore your collection and your list of wanted cards.

We hope this will be of convenience for you all.

February 1, 2013: Facebook February
We're declaring this February the month of Facebook!

We want all of you to promote our site on your Facebook pages, and the easiest way to do that is letting your friends know about all the things you do here at Trade Cards Online.

And this month, you will get a Premium membership just for doing that: if you connect to Facebook from Your Profile and then perform any single action on our site that gets published on your Facebook wall, you will get one month of Premium membership. Right away. It's that easy!

Check it out now!

January 17, 2013: Improved and extended FAQs
We have improved and extended our FAQ section to answer all your questions about our site and how to use it to get the most benefit out of it.

Check it out!

And please let us know if there is still any question you have that is not answered in our online help.

November 3, 2012: More prizes!
We are now giving away more prizes! Decks of the Week and Dream Cards of the Week are now awarded each one month of Premium membership. So you have now even more ways to become Premium for free!

And in order to better distribute the prizes and prevent them from going every week to the same game, we are forcing now alternation among games from one week to the next. The winners for a week will be chosen from the Card Reviews, Decks, and Dream Cards belonging to games that did not win the same prize the previous week. This way we are making sure that the same game does not monopolize the prizes week after week. We hope this will give you all better chances to enjoy free Premiums from your contributions to the site.

September 1, 2012: Faster game servers
We have moved our game rooms to new servers which are much more powerful and faster. This should end with any lagging issues and any errors that you may have experienced before. Hopefully you can now have a smooth gaming experience and play away the hours!

Please let us know if you notice any issues with this migration.

Update: We have doubled the number of tables for standard users! We have also increased the total number of tables. This means less waiting and more playing!

June 30, 2012: 10th Anniversary Promotion!

As part of our 10th year anniversary, we are holding a "Pay 1, Get 2" promotion for the whole month of July.

Take this opportunity and become Premium today!

June 22, 2012: Customize your personal page
You can now further customize your public page by displaying on it your avatar and your CCG-style business card. You can select what to show from Your Profile: just check the corresponding boxes, and your public page will get refreshed immediately to show the corresponding images:

Choose whether you want to show your avatar on your personal page

Choose whether you want to show your business card on your personal page

You can do this even if you are not a Premium member. And your public page will look something like this:

Avatar and business card displayed on a user's public page

And if you choose to show your business card, then the card will stay updated automatically, always showing your current Experience Level, number of references, etc.

June 9, 2012: Facebook Connection
As you may have noticed, we are testing our integration with Facebook. If you have a Facebook profile, you can now connect it with your TCO membership, so that your Facebook friends can see what you achieve on our site. You can choose at any moment which actions you want to post on your Wall or Biography. If you want your friends to know when you publish a Card Review, or when you build a new deck, or when you win an online game, you can now do this automatically. You can also show off when you reach a higher level, and you can encourage your friends to join in when you post a new thread in our forums or when you participate in any discussions on our site.

To set it up you only need to go to Your Profile and click on the Facebook login button. After you give permissions for our app to publish on your wall you will be able to choose which actions you want showcased on your Facebook profile. And that's it, you're ready to go!

Please try it out and send us your feedback and suggestions as always.

April 18, 2012: Improved card shuffling algorithm
In our efforts to faithfully reproduce a real gaming environment on our virtual tables, we have improved the deck shuffling technique so that it now truly produces a completely random new order of the cards after just one single shuffle.

Deck contextual menu

When you press "shuffle" in a deck's contextual menu, what you get is in fact a sequence of seven riffle shuffles followed by a cut. With a single action you quickly get your deck completely randomized.

Remember: you don't need to press "shuffle" more than once. With just one click you get a perfectly shuffled deck.

Remember: your decks are also perfectly randomized at the start of each game, so you don't need to shuffle them, but can start playing right away.

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