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Quote from MakoEyesXPeople play magic for a bunch of different reasons, some as a creative outlet, some play for the social contact, and some just play to win.
What happened to letting people play the way they want instead of forcing YOUR ideals on them? Just let people play the way they want to play. Everyone thinks they know what is best for the game, yet there are 20 different opinions on what that best thing is so it's impossible for everyone to agree.
Just let it be and find your own playgroup of "original" players instead of complaining about the ways other people are enjoying the game.
Quote from MurderdogThis one is easy.
You highball your cards because your the expert
you lowball their cards like they are a noob
act like you don't really need their cards, but they really need yours.
then just SCAM SCAM SCAM
Quote from Sheldon »Paradox Engine is a more defensive card.
Quote from therestless »A lot of people, myself included, used to look down on netdecking but have since gained an appreciation for it. If you are wholly against netdecking, consider those who have gone before you.
Complaining about card prices accomplishes nothing. Read some Medina articles, learn to trade better, don’t act like the only way to do ANYTHING in this game is to price out decks and buy every single you ever need.
Quote from EbonclawNetdecking is not something to be done with blind abandon. If you are just pulling decklists from WoTC's PTQs and blindly assembling them, you're running into a few problems.
1) Lack of experience piloting said deck
2) There is a reason that Chapin or whoever selected exactly those 60 cards. Those 60 cards were based partially on testing, partially on results, and partially on the selections of a bunch of other high level decks. Chapin, or whoever, selected exactly this deck for exactly this tournament with exactly this meta-game.
Blindly copying the deck is not advisable for this reason. Would you take a Jund netdeck to a local scene packing only Tapout or UW control?
There's nothing wrong with netdecking, partially because someone who blindly copies a deck will stand no chance against someone who looks at the same deck, and actually understands why it's as good as it is. The players who do this are often intelligent enough to know exactly how to tweak the deck to their local meta, at which point it's no longer a netdeck, it's merely inspired by one.
Scrubs build janky decks and lose to netdeckers.
Netdeckers build tournament decks and lose to good players.
Good players build tournament decks, tweak them, and lose to Chuck Norris, who taught Richard Garfield how to play Magic.
Quote from Krazykidpsxchuck also inspired every bad @$$ card printed in Magic.
but on topic, I dont really see Netdecking as bad, sometimes you just dont know what to play and have to have the guidance of popular decks to so see which one tickles your fancy, then play play play tweak accordingly and try your best.
only so many decks ever were autopilot decks, now a days picking up UW control and thinking "Oh man i got this for sure" is stupid. you end up in a field of BANT and wonder, "well what the hell went wrong?!!!" want went wrong is that you were not prepared for the field.
10 percent inspiration,
90 percent perspiration, and for the love of anything you hold dear, please please shower...
Quote from greyson97net decking is bad. sucks out all the creativity in the game.
whats worse is when someone net decks and then wins and rubs it in your face, acting like they have skills and such, when all they did was copy someone elses deck
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Everyone knows that good luck and good game are such insincere terms that any man who does not connect his right hook with the offender's jaw on the very utterance of such a phrase is no man I would consider as such.
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Last time it went large-small-large, it went "happy adventure land", "mana filled happy adventure land", "DEAD MANA ELDRAZI OVERRUN SAD DEFENSE LAND."