As part of the Series Beta release, the encryption on the new cards was upgraded similar to how the HUD communcation was in version 1.04; It makes communication more reliable, reducing the chance of card loss and HUD jams.
I had hoped to phase things in slowly and gracefully, however, my strategy hit a snag. As many may have noticed, when loading Series Beta cards, you get a "Duplicate card Detected, Ditching" message consistently. While harmless, this is a side-effect of the HUD trying to accomodate both the old and new card encryption.
So I have to up the time table. HUD Version 1.05 is in the works, and when it comes out, the old encryption will no longer be supported. This means any old cards which use the old encryption will no longer load.
But fret not, with a little effort on each player's part, nothing will be lost. Today's Card Return Server upgrade replaces all of the old Series Alpha cards with *NEW* versions that use the *NEW* encryption. While waiting for HUD version 1.05 to come out, you can cycle your cards at your leisure, and get updated cards.
After HUD 1.05 releases, if you still have any old-encryption cards, we will be making a card exchange system available at the Update Satellite.
So in short:
Thanks for your Understanding and keep Battling!
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