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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (Rules Update 27/10/17)
    Quote from gkourou »

    There is no chance in hell we will get a better land destruction tool than Field Of Ruins.


    Well, Wizards could print a slightly better tectonic edge. Like reducing the land count to 2. (Even 3 would make it much better, but 2 would make it solid sideboard material.)
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Grand Prix Oklahoma City discussion
    What a great final before going to bed! Just watch players shuffle shuffle shuffle... Sleeping
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on UST - AskUrza.com is live
    I saw someone play urza turn 5 at FNM.

    I'm a bit annoyed by him though: none of his abilities are funny or weird, they're all powerful or *extremely* powerful. The guy just destroyed his opponent with urza, it's just not fun in a set cengered on the funnies.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Promos Revealed: Captain's Hook, Evolving Wilds & More
    City Blessing is probably an alternate win-con. If you control 10 blessing, you win the game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rivals of Ixalan planeswalker deck cards
    Now that I see a legendary planeswalker card, I wonder why they keep the planeswalker sub-type (Vraska). The legendary rules doesn't need it anymore, so it looks like a unnecessary remnant. Maybe they fear they might need to reverse the change and will need the PW sub-types in the future?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    i still think we have to make sure female (and male) cosplayers do not downright become live-strippers at Grand Prix events
    ...
    Isnt that a valid point ? (For me it is, and for Jeremy as well)


    The concept that cosplay is like live-stripping and that Jeremy was merely expressing his concern for the preservation of the moral of youth playing at GP is... Uhh
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from RedtoothX1 »
    I just read the editorial on the front page of the site. Thinly (very thinly) veiled hard Left call for speech codes within the greater MTG community.


    I admit to be a complete idiot who can't read. Care to point out to me the call for speech code?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from Cainsson »

    I travel a lot for work, from Chile to Canada, and I have never had or witnessed a problem at a LGS other than certain people's body odor.
    ...
    You may start believing they're talking about you and chastising you for just being there and not being a neon-haired shrieking harpy that spouts cultural-marxism as dogma (which I have witnessed, unlike the batlant sexism and harassment).


    Foot shot. Well done.

    I've been to many stores in the Montreal area and I know for a fact there is a strong bro mentality in many places. It's not *meant* as sexism and harassment, but it still is unwelcoming.

    It's easy to be blind when you too used to it and it's just the norm.

    EDIT:

    The only people who claim anyone is justifying harassment are the ones putting words on other people's mouths so they can silence dissenting opinions. Pretending Jeremy didn't target Christine purposedly and knowing the left's usual ham-handed white knighting would make his channel explode in views is being intellectually dishonest for the sake of stifling possible discussion about the far-left's cult-like antics being not only harassment in themselves, but ineffective and only serving to exacerbate problems which affects us all.


    You realize you're the one who labels people "far-left" out of nowhere right?

    You realize that harassing people for viewership doesn't make it right? What's to discuss? His performance? The chart of his viewership? Why would we care his ulterior motive? It's unacceptable anyway.

    Also, again, being against harassment is not far-left and it's not antic and denouncing those who do it, even if only as provocateur, is not harassment.

    Like the mods said in the first page, equating Jeremy behaviour and the fury of people outrage by his behaviour is *not* equivalent. I suggest you think about that for a while.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from Burning_Paladin

    Yes its unabashed newspeak, we will make it impossible to dissent because we will forbid people from using terms or they will get banned/warned.


    Until you have a coherent argument why it's impossible to dissent for the lack of a few words that are mere insults, you have not proven a single thing.

    - You can talk about people defending Christine without using the S-acronym.

    - You can talk about the situation without blaming Christine for having been attacked.

    - You can talk about Jeremy without pretending that he's not constantly attacking others with baseless accusations and flaming insults.

    It's not hard.

    If these simple rules "push you on his side", I don't think you needed a hard shove.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from Burning_Paladin »

    Then you acted shocked that people act certain ways after you cut off all legitimate discussion?


    You can't say *****, **** or ********, it gets automatically censored. And yet we can hold discussions. (I'll let you figure out what the stars are hiding.)

    The very few terms and subjects forbidden do not preclude discussion. They only preclude useless flaming, trolling and provocations. It's been explained repeatedly in this thread.

    If you can't discuss without resorting to those few words and subjects, then the rationale WORKED.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ixalan geocache...Again.
    I thought it was disengaging that such an important point of the story could be up in the air and inconsequential to the conclusion. It kinda makes the whole argument that the city be important entirely moot.

    So I guess it means that the fate of the Eternal Sun is to be whisked away.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from RedtoothX1 »

    The problem is this: who defines "healthy discourse" and "false equivalency"?
    ...
    Not to mention it does nothing other than create a useless echo chamber AND feeds the far right narrative of the intolerant Left.


    The first post simply states the baseline that Jeremy is offensive and is actions were harassing. They also pre-emptively blocks some common line of argument known to be inflammatory. It tries to avoid getting the thread locked for descending into a sludge fest.

    I find it very hard to believe you cannot possibly hold a discussion without resorting to the few limitations imposed. Should I say that inability is a sign of mental laziness? See how that just sounded? Then again, you chose to insult the mods by calling them mentally lazy right off and went directly for the cliché of echo chamber.

    If thinking Jeremy is an harasser is being intolerant, I'll take the label. (And laugh it off.)

    I also find the idea that the kind of people who enjoy Jeremy could ever change their mind from an internet discussion. They never have and rather enjoy trolling anyone who would engage them.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Just to quote a few things (among dozens), Jeremy:

    - Has labeled falsely people as pedophile.
    - Has incited people to asks vile questions during Q&A panels.

    At what point do these stop being grey areas?

    Yes, I do think this is about what kind of society we want to live in. I want to live in a society where people like Jeremy are considered vile and harassers. I don't want to live in a society where people think he's just mild and his targets are simply thin-skinned. It's as simple as that. And yes, I do think people who want more evidences at his point are just apologists.

    If you think the debate is still at the "is he, or is he not" point, there is not much else to talk about.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    I have a hard time believing some people don't see Jeremy as an harasser and a bully. It's to the point that it's basically a litmus test of basic understanding. If his behavior is not harassment, then what is? (Don't bother replying, it's a rhetorical question. I'm not interested in the minutia of the psyche of people defending Jeremy. And no, I and everyone else reading this thread don't "have to" hear your POV. Yes, sorry, if you disagree about Jeremy harassing people, wedon't have duty to entertain your rambling.)

    I was unaware of that seething side of MTG. I wish I still were, but keeping silent while knowing is being complicit.

    EDIT:

    Quote from BlueTronFTW »

    If there's no evidence, that means it isn't happening.


    Speechless.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on GO TO JAIL - COmmanderin Youtube Spoiler
    Should have had fading 3.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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