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PSA to Youtubers: DO NOT MAKE UNBOXING VIDEOS WITHOUT THE TRADING SHIELD [STICKY]
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#1 Posted: 14:42:16 09/01/2016 | Topic Creator
Since the first unboxing video for it is out already,this is a warning to whoever even notices this board exists. If you hold up the cards in a good enough position in an unboxing video or put them nicely on a table, other people can scan them. This is why the battle packs come with trading shields to prevent scanning through pictures, because cards are one use and if you take your time scanning them someone else might use it up in minutes the same way they used to do with visible toy codes.
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Edited 1 time - Last edited at 14:43:02 09/01/2016 by Bifrost
Aura24 Platinum Sparx Gems: 6561
#2 Posted: 20:55:03 09/01/2016
So if anyone as much as put the cards up close to their screens, other users can easily scan the cards and claim them before they could even add the cards into their collection in the game?

....

Hmmmmm..
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"Soon all of Skylands will tremble at the awesome might of Malefor, the Undead Dragon King!"
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#3 Posted: 20:57:02 09/01/2016 | Topic Creator
I can't confirm this since the only unboxing video's quality isn't enough,but if, say,you had this 1440p or over quality video,well lit, and with a clean table for easy viewing, it's probably the same as scanning it off the PDF files on the official site.
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Truth had gone, truth had gone, and truth had gone.
Ah, now truth is asleep in the darkness of the sinister hand.
Edited 2 times - Last edited at 20:58:50 09/01/2016 by Bifrost
newkill Emerald Sparx Gems: 3962
#4 Posted: 20:31:51 14/04/2016
If I ever do unboxing videos, a strategy I thought would be this:

1. Show the packs I got before opening them.
2. Stop filming, open them and sort which cards are new and dupes.
3. I put the dupes aside and pick the ones I already scanned from my binder.
4. Show the new cards I got and the dupes (picked from the binder).
5. Add all the new cards to the game before uploading the video.
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#5 Posted: 21:44:45 14/04/2016 | Topic Creator
Jasoninquires also did his unboxing by leaving a tidy pile on a side and always having the Trading Shield on hand, making the movement of pulling it out of the pile into the gap to show it safely to the camera quickly without knowing them beforehand.
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Truth had gone, truth had gone, and truth had gone.
Ah, now truth is asleep in the darkness of the sinister hand.
Edited 1 time - Last edited at 21:45:03 14/04/2016 by Bifrost
Windumup Emerald Sparx Gems: 3217
#6 Posted: 06:03:05 24/05/2016
Or just like, scan them before uploading the video.
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newkill Emerald Sparx Gems: 3962
#7 Posted: 06:34:03 24/05/2016
Some people might want to show the dupes they have without scanning them so they have more value when traded.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#8 Posted: 23:04:55 24/05/2016
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFzrvm5szYw/?hl=en

Well, looks like someone doesn't read PSAs! Oh, nevermind... He probably meant to take them from the pic anyway. Whoops!
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#9 Posted: 01:19:48 25/05/2016 | Topic Creator
The8bittheater also did his entire boxing video just showing the cards up to the camera. We'll, he'll be the one in for a surprise if it's enough to scan.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#10 Posted: 01:22:00 25/05/2016
Quote: Bifrost
The8bittheater also did his entire boxing video just showing the cards up to the camera. We'll, he'll be the one in for a surprise if it's enough to scan.


Seriously, why do they have that feature in the first place? It devalues the cards so much.
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#11 Posted: 01:28:52 25/05/2016 | Topic Creator
Because then there's the AR feature. Having a QR code in the middle would devalue it even more since it'd just be ugly, and on the back there's not enough "magic". But again,EVERYWHERE they warn you to use a trading shield or cover the borders,you're aware of the consequences if you leave them up to be stolen, same as the Skylander Codes from the previous mobile games that people would just go around in every unboxing video to snag mercilessly. Did that once and I regret it but tons that are used to getting stuff illegit don't(read: tons of brazilians that pirate freeware/up to 5 bucks games).
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Truth had gone, truth had gone, and truth had gone.
Ah, now truth is asleep in the darkness of the sinister hand.
Edited 1 time - Last edited at 01:29:05 25/05/2016 by Bifrost
Aura24 Platinum Sparx Gems: 6561
#12 Posted: 02:10:12 25/05/2016
8bit likely scanned all of his cards before he uploaded the video to YouTube.
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Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#13 Posted: 10:56:18 25/05/2016 | Topic Creator
Malicedoll did a live card scanning; except when he had more than a few fingers over the borders it still scanned,so keep in mind your hands might not be enough, youtubers.
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ZapNorris Ripto Gems: 5109
#14 Posted: 19:00:52 27/05/2016
you gotta use protection smilie
wideawakewesley Emerald Sparx Gems: 3271
#15 Posted: 14:10:26 28/05/2016
Scan this:

https://twitter.com/AgentSpect...9236481/photo/1

That's how easy this is...now enjoy battling smilie
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#16 Posted: 14:14:16 28/05/2016
Quote: wideawakewesley
Scan this:

https://twitter.com/AgentSpect...9236481/photo/1

That's how easy this is...now enjoy battling smilie


Christ! That's so cruel... *Does it anyway*
Bifrost Diamond Sparx Gems: 8601
#17 Posted: 14:22:53 28/05/2016 | Topic Creator
Someone gets a foil and 2 Ultimates and doesn't scan them immediately? C'mon, I'd be wary of even friends with phones nearby.
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Truth had gone, truth had gone, and truth had gone.
Ah, now truth is asleep in the darkness of the sinister hand.
wideawakewesley Emerald Sparx Gems: 3271
#18 Posted: 14:32:35 28/05/2016
Quote: Bifrost
Someone gets a foil and 2 Ultimates and doesn't scan them immediately? C'mon, I'd be wary of even friends with phones nearby.


Yeah, that was my thinking, the chances of them not scanning it...I would have felt so bad though.
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TheToyNerd Gold Sparx Gems: 2137
#19 Posted: 14:49:36 28/05/2016
Quote: wideawakewesley
Quote: Bifrost
Someone gets a foil and 2 Ultimates and doesn't scan them immediately? C'mon, I'd be wary of even friends with phones nearby.


Yeah, that was my thinking, the chances of them not scanning it...I would have felt so bad though.



I mean, I could very easily scan in about 5 of the cards (Trust me, I tried). People need to be a lot more careful with this stuff
Luminous35 Gold Sparx Gems: 2457
#20 Posted: 22:49:52 25/06/2016
I TOTALLY DIDN'T TRY TO GET WHIRLWIND. NOOOO...

Does anyone have any cards I can scan, I have like, 2 smilie
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TakeYourLemons Gold Sparx Gems: 2343
#21 Posted: 00:15:38 03/07/2016
I still don't have Whirlwind, Countdown, Flashwing and Eruptor.

It also doesn't appear that scanning in Rare, Ultimate or Epic cards don't count to bonus cards meter after you already have the card...which means the only way I can get them is if they show up for the daily offerings or finding them in decks....

262/300
lamoracke Yellow Sparx Gems: 1635
#22 Posted: 13:44:11 07/07/2016
Any scan you do of an epic or ultimate card will help you towards magic tickets, as long as the card is below level 10. If its at least level 10, then you can't scan the card, unless its a gold hologram.

For you to get Whirlwind, you can get via a super spin, any virtual battle or booster pack with some luck, or a magic ticket redemption, or getting the actual physical card (or someone sending you a scan).
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