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Courser of Kruphix incorrectly shows the top card with shocklands #547
What is the expected behaviour of the card?
because playing lands doesn't use the stack, there's theoretically not a moment where the card is no longer the top card of your library but hasn't yet entered the battlefield.
So to choose -as- you play the land, you have to choose before you reveal the new top card of your library.
What is the actual behaviour of the card?
Please provide a list of affected cards
The root of the problem (in my opinion) is how MTGO handles shockland. The way they handle it, it behaves as if the "choice to pay of 2 life or not" works as if it's an ETB trigger.
When the prompt window ask you whether you want to pay 2 life or not, the shockland has really left the library, and you have a new card on top of your library. Since courser's ability is a static, it have to show the new top card.
In paper, you must have already make the choice as you put the lands into play. So there is no such delay that we get in mtgo
The way MTGO handles "As ... enters the battlefield" is the reason I (and some players) thought they can prevent Living Lore to exile Cruel Ultimatum after LL resolved (and the reason for this bug)
LL would enter the battlefield first, and then the prompt window would appear. So I once thought I can either