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  • posted a message on Angrath is a minotaur planeswalker
    Quote from Morphling »
    With Ixalan's 'sticky' nature, shouldn't we expect to see a higher number of Planeswalkers in this block? Kinda weird not to, isn't it?
    Yeah, it bothers me too. The plane should be crawling with planeswalkers right and left, yet apart the recent guests (Jace + Vraska) and one local, Angrath seems to be the only one actually stuck here.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Snapping Sailback
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Darlkind »

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    But card wise just a strictly better fungusaur
    Better? Yes. Strictly better? No. Please learn your MtG vocabulary.
    So let me get this staight
    All because it's just 1 Weasley mana source exspensive being strictly better is off limit?
    I'm sorry but your the one who needs a vocabulary not me.
    It's just 1 mana more that's it and it's because of flash and a +2/+2 more powerful than fungusaur
    This is strictly better despite being one more and you know it get over it.
    Yes. That's the difference between something being strictly better and just better. I mean, MtG vocabulary aside, even a normal vocabulary suggests "strictly" as an absolute term. I mean, is it really that hard to understand? If you have just 4 mana and need a blocker to survive a turn, Sailback won't do you any good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Snapping Sailback
    Quote from saneatali »
    Quote from Darlkind »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ps did it really only Hunt in water or did it hunt both ways land and water?
    It's primary meal was supposed to be fish, but just like all other theropods it was bipedal on land and could probably snatch a careless passerby.

    The fully bipedal Spinosaurus is based on old partial remains, that were missing the hind legs. New remains described in 2014 projected that the hind legs were quite short, about as long as the front legs, thus possibly making it a quadruped. A full specimen with the legs intact has not been found to confirm either way, so there is still dispute.
    The 2014 study was proved to be wrong (regarding hind legs), as it was uncovered that the hind legs belonged to a juvenile spinosaurus. In other words, that's like aliens finding human adult's skeleton without legs, and human kid's leg bones, and concluding that just like our relatives, we had long arms, short legs, and thus walked on four. As it stands so far, there is absolutely no reason to believe that spinosaurus wasn't a bipedal like his EVERY other relative.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Snapping Sailback
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ps did it really only Hunt in water or did it hunt both ways land and water?
    It's primary meal was supposed to be fish, but just like all other theropods it was bipedal on land and could probably snatch a careless passerby.
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    But card wise just a strictly better fungusaur
    Better? Yes. Strictly better? No. Please learn your MtG vocabulary.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Russian Pterodactyl
    Quote from ChrisBP7 »
    Quote from Ashiok »
    Pretty sure pterodactyls weren't dinosaurs. Might be wrong though.
    Yeah, just like Mosa-, Ichthyo- and Elasmosaurs (big marine reptiles) weren't dinosaurs. Pterosaurs also never had feathers as far as we can tell (some to most dinosaurs did though). But it would probably be too problematic to make that distinction (both marine as well as flying reptiles would better be kept typed as "lizard") both from a flavor as well as from a mechanical standpoint.
    Calling pterosaurs "lizards" is much MUCH more scientifically inaccurate than calling them dinosaurs. Ichtiosaurs/plesiosaurs are a little closer but still not here.
    And honestly, I never mind those ancient reptiles being called dinosaurs simply because there is no simple way to refer to them all in a way that people who aren't paleo-scientists/fans would understand. I could say "archosaurs"/"diapsids" or other smarty-pants words, but, honestly, who would understand what I'm talking about without googling? The whole system is a colossal clusterfuk and not worth bothering with unless you are doing some actual science stuff.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers Confirmation of Leaks and new Spoilers
    Quote from TomTomato »
    Quote from Darlkind »
    Quote from TomTomato »
    Quote from Darlkind »
    >feathered pterosaurs
    Now, Wizards, where's my "scientifically accurate" feathered plesiosaur?
    Well to be fair, pterosaurs did have hair-like filaments, which you could argue is a lot like proto-feathers. Since both ceratopsians and sauropods in Ixalan seem to have stage five feathers, it seems 'Dinosaurs' in Ixalan all evolved to have these. Although I get what you mean, since it isn't very scientifically accurate.
    Ughhhh, could you not? Does that look like filaments to you? What does this has to do with them being covered with fur-like filaments to begin with? Filaments aren't even feathers. They literally put actual feathers on their wings where only skin membrane should be. Can't a man casually ridicule "Ixalan dinosaurs are scientifically accurate" statements from Wizards anymore without "all dinosaurs are feathered" club stepping in with their usual "Ackchyually <...bla bla bla...> but yeah, your statement is technically correct and has no errors in it" every time?
    Dude, I know the feathered pterosaur is stupid af. All the dinosaurs look pretty silly, actually. They don't look "scientifically accurate" at all, they just took dinosaurs from all works of media - relevant or not - and simply slapped rainbow feathers on them. All I'm trying to do is finding some justification as to why the animals look like this from a lore perspective. It has nothing to do with real science.
    Fine fine, sorry for getting too heated up. Lorewise I'm alright with anything. It's fantasy, go nuts. My complain is about wizards advertising those designs as scientifically accurate (and many forum users accepting it and believing it) because it's a trendy thing to do. That and such misplaced comments as yours simply deepen the misinformation problem.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Can't log in or post with Firefox
    Having the same problem with Firefox browser. I was browsing just fine yesterday and then suddenly I'm getting error messages everywhere. Pressing "notifications", "preview post", "post reply" and several other buttons results in "Error - OK" message (attached). This persisted today as well, but then a hour ago I was suddenly forcibly logged off. Trying to log in gives another kind of error. After changing browser from Firefox to Chrome everything seems to be working fine.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers Confirmation of Leaks and new Spoilers
    Quote from TomTomato »
    Quote from Darlkind »
    >feathered pterosaurs
    Now, Wizards, where's my "scientifically accurate" feathered plesiosaur?
    Well to be fair, pterosaurs did have hair-like filaments, which you could argue is a lot like proto-feathers. Since both ceratopsians and sauropods in Ixalan seem to have stage five feathers, it seems 'Dinosaurs' in Ixalan all evolved to have these. Although I get what you mean, since it isn't very scientifically accurate.
    Ughhhh, could you not? Does that look like filaments to you? What does this has to do with them being covered with fur-like filaments to begin with? Filaments aren't even feathers. They literally put actual feathers on their wings where only skin membrane should be. Can't a man casually ridicule "Ixalan dinosaurs are scientifically accurate" statements from Wizards anymore without "all dinosaurs are feathered" club stepping in with their usual "Ackchyually <...bla bla bla...> but yeah, your statement is technically correct and has no errors in it" every time?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers Confirmation of Leaks and new Spoilers
    >feathered pterosaurs
    Now, Wizards, where's my "scientifically accurate" feathered plesiosaur?

    Oh, and Hostage Taker reminds me of this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jace, Cunning Castaway and new planeswalker rules
    Quote from maniospas »
    Where did the supernerd mentality go?
    Same place his memories and knowledge did. To the vast abyss of "that's what you get for thinking you can bring down Nicol Bolas with no actual plan".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Treasure map picture
    That is a fairly big X they have there. I wonder if anyone is ever going to find any treasure using something like that. If the map has such detail then it means that it is fairly big which would make the dimension of the X comparable with the size of a town or a small city... Good luck looking for treasure in there without any other clue XD
    As far as I'm concerned they ARE searching for a city.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Several XLN spoilers via Wizards WPN
    Quote from teletubby »
    Quote from RSSR »
    Could I say Cavern Of Souls is strictly better than Unclaimed Territory or could anyone actually conceive of a scenario where Unclaimed Territory is better?
    Back in the day, people used Arcane Denial on their own spells to draw three cards. You cannot do this with Cavern. Wink
    You are entering the territory of "having indestructible doesn't make this strictly better because of effects like Mind Control". Cavern IS strictly better.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Several XLN spoilers via Wizards WPN
    Quote from Stoogeslap »

    Aside from that noise, the art may be good for Walk the Plank, but upon further close inspection, it does look a bit amateurish with the visible style of colored pencil... guess I should be happy they are going beyond digital painting...
    Given how Christopher Moeller has been drawing MTG art for over a decade, the artist is far from an amateur. Tho I have to agree this one is a bit rushed and doesn't live up to his previous works.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan
    Quote from SimicNuggets »
    Has anyone talked about the weird name of the second set? Why would the plane have rivals.
    Was the decision at HQ really between "Rivals of Ixalan" and "Conquest of Power?" er....

    Quote from Caranthir »

    IXALAN
    For centuries, the untamed jungles of Ixalan have hidden a coveted secret: Orazca, the city of gold. But no secret can remain undiscovered, and no treasure can be taken uncontested. Unfurl your sails, saddle up a dinosaur, and battle your rivals as you embark on a journey to claim the plane’s greatest fortune for yourself!

    RIVALS OF IXALAN
    The legendary city of Orazca has been found, but it will not be claimed without a fight. Now, you must outpace, outwit, and overpower your rivals as you vie for control of this ancient metropolis. Succeed, and you will wield the greatest power of the plane.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan
    Quote from krishnath »

    On a more serious note, I fully understand where you are coming from, I once had a biology teacher who was utterly convinced that the Ptranodon and other winged reptiles from the age of the dinosaur were mammals. But then again, he was a fundie that believed that the Earth was only 6k years old and had no business teaching biology. Particularly not in Scandinavia. The dude didn't even believe in evolution, even when presented with solid evidence.
    Now that's actually scary
    Quote from krishnath »
    But at least the theropods are scientifically accurate. Smile
    *Most theropods. The large, t-rex like theropods at best could have had fur/quill-like proto "feathers". Those feathers we see on parrot-rex and his friend is still a no no.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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