Interesting what you guys said about THS being a bad draft format. I remember 3x AVR being similar and people not wanting to play it.
So everyone thinks that the massive shift away from everything is just shifting to VMA. I'm willing to bet thats because VMA has the best EV right now.
I personally am looking forward to M15 limited. Watching the pre-release decks last night seemed kind of bomb driven, but I'm thinking there are some real hidden archetypes in there. (Ux Artifact will be a thing in draft. Saw a 5/5 Ornithopter turn 2 last night).
- 7/13/2014 9:33:36 AM Posted in: Magic Online General
7/13/2014 2:28:59 AM
Posted in: Magic Online GeneralQuote from rickster_ »Quote from DrWorm »
Admittedly there are things that could be better, but what is also pretty apparent from the blog post is that MTGO is also affected by the basic pace and infrastructure needs of the paper game. The article also points out that change in how things are done is possible (what Loucke was able implement for example) and that he feels there are passionate people in place that see that need. They may or may not be successful in the future, but to say that the clear take away from the article is that nothing will change for 10 years is clearly hyperbolic.Quote from rickster_ »
yeah mtgo development is still being poorly managed
Not sure where you got that nothing will change for 10 years.
This program will slowly improve over time, but it still won't be at an acceptable level for how much money it makes.
I know they are different types of companies, but I'm pretty sure Blizzard coded the original WoW from scratch in less time than it took to go from V3 to V4.
Big ass iceburg under the water or not, the game should have been functional with at least as many features as V3 when it left alpha.
Rickster_ do you think card/pack prices being so low is affecting their revenue, or do you think they are making it up in $25 redemption fees. Surely less events are firing and people are playing less.
7/13/2014 2:16:38 AM
I just wanted to report that the last two times I tried to get an 8 man going they didn't fire. Sat around playing practice games waiting for over an hour.Posted in: Pauper
7/11/2014 6:32:04 PM
There's a thread in MTGO Market Street (link above) that covers this.Posted in: Magic Online General
7/10/2014 6:06:22 AM
Posted in: Magic Online GeneralQuote from jmlima »Quote from Burtolio »... A more sensible business would just can it and put the resources into producing something the customers really want!
That's kind of a catch 22. We may argue that its bad (and there are bits of it, like the actual playing scene that defy understanding) but if enough people keep buying into it (and they will), then that means that it is what people want.
Fact is, many people prophetized market crashes after this change, some guys from the bots were acting like doom was coming, yet, prices continue normal and the bots are settling in. It may be crap (no argument from me) but seemingly a significant (vast majority) number of people are and will be happy with it and that is what matters to Wizards.
My bottom line, they (wizards) are not here to turn out quality products, they are here to make a profit. If crap sells, then...
The customer base changes I think.
Joe casual who could care less about going infinite likes cheep packs and doesn't sell his cards so $6 drafts and a few free packs if he wins are great. Grinders get screwed hard core by crashing pack prices, but WotC doesn't care if the net net revenue is the same.
It does seem to me that DotP should be the easiest bomb product to get them to upgrade to MTGO. The problem is, "I got to buy cards now what???" since dotp gave you everything free.
7/9/2014 1:25:45 PM
I don't generally advise anyone go wait to create an account. The 1 extra ticket you might get from an M15 pack vs an M14 pack is negligible. This time though I wouldn't wait for sure because wizards is giving any account logged in before the old client is shut off about $35 in free M15 PR release stuff.Posted in: Magic Online General
7/8/2014 11:46:30 PM
Posted in: Pauper
Frenzied Tilling is uncommon.
7/8/2014 11:43:10 PM
Let me ask this question. You stated that your goal was to get a large collection, which generally means NOT selling cards. I'm not sure if you want to play constructed or simply get enough to trade and speculate while having a little fun, but selling to fund a draft habit if that's not your overall goal isn't really the best plan.Posted in: Magic Online General
7/8/2014 11:24:22 PM
Well, at least the one feedback item that I asked for is being put in. The quantity indicator during trade. I'm interested to see how wish lists interact with trading now too. Before using a wish list would auto add everything it could before the other guys' cards even loaded into view. If it still does that I'm ok with that, but the way they make it sound is that I can go into a trade via a wishlist some how and just use it to filter down the stuff I want and go from there.Posted in: Magic Online General
That would be super awesome for speculation (so I didn't have to put back all the overpriced stuff).
7/8/2014 10:37:19 PM
Unless they are money uncommons/commons you aren't getting much for them. (I'm talking like 200 uncommons = 1 tix)Posted in: Magic Online General
If you're sitting on over a playset of everything you're opening then type "uncommon" in the classifieds and you'll see a whole bunch of bots dealing in commons and uncommons. Generally the more the bot pays the more picky it is. If you can't sell at least a whole ticket's worth obviously don't bother.
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