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  • posted a message on Arena - first mass banning for an event?
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    are they stupid?


    How can you make such a bold statement after saying-
    I don't play Arena or any form of Standard


    It’s nice not to see the same stuff in an event with just alt. art basics on the table. Easy way to grind EXP, and also allows the brewers a chance to test some jank. Beyond that, it’s new player friendly as a lot of those cards aren’t available without purchasing packs or spending wildcards.

    I’d say it’s stupid to commentate on something you admittedly don’t know anything about, but that’s just me.


    it was a disclaimer in case something Arena specific like Standard cards not readily available (which is stupid, that is the draw of Standard, that cards are cheaper and there aren't supply issues. I suppose that this may be better for a deeply flawed platform with a worse distribution system than booster packs already are. I just know that when i played Standard back around og Innistrad, if you had banned 19 cards just for one event, that event would not have drawn a single person. because we would say 'oh, the event organizer wants to bend us over? we will go elsewhere. I don't understand what happened from the years of 'Standard sucks, players stop playing it' to 'the format changes every few weeks with arbitrary and ridiculous basically Shaharazad subgames, but we won't bail'. I may not know Arena, but I know Paper Constructed, all formats have a few basic ideas 'I spend the money, i play the cards, you change without warning the playability of the cards, I think twice about spending the money'
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Arena - first mass banning for an event?
    I don't play Arena or any form of Standard, but effectively 'you can't play red' just seems really obnoxious. with Ferocidon, that's a full 20 cards banned. again idk how Standard really works, but in a Modern event if you said 'in addition to the actual banned list, you can't play the 19 best cards that are otherwise legal' actually nobody would play. are they stupid?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    I can go to any store in my area and buy a booster box of modern horizons today. It's very available. There a massive amount available online as well for around $181.85 a booster box. It's there.


    it must be nice. I have played at 2, been to three. Greensboro NC is not a small town, and unless I have missed something looking for it, Horizons is simply not available in store anywhere in the city proper. it's ice to be in a place not having supply issues, but Dominaria is far more available depspite not selling half as well according to the store owners
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Not sure what people are saying about supply being constrained on modern horizons. It seems like it is in stock at distributors.


    I go to two different stores, neither has had any in weeks, they are having a heck of a time getting it
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    Quote from Aazadan »
    Quote from arcane7828 »
    Quote from Melkor »
    so I am hoping nothing gets banned, but that's unlikely. I do hope Wizards at least unbans SFM at the same time. we've had bannings in 2 different announcements since the last unban, they need to GIVE something with these annoncements instead of just taking our money and decks away.


    Yes hopefully there are more unbannings rather than bannings but that seems unlikely


    If you were to go the unban route, we could probably say that should Hogaak remain, Splinter Twin, Birthing Pod, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, Eye of Ugin, Skullclamp, Stoneforge Mystic, Umezawa's Jitte, and Summer Bloom could all come off, and we still wouldn't end up with a new top tier deck.


    oh, I strongly disagree. I think Pod and TC would be at a similar level, a little stronger than the rest of Modern, but not head and shoulders, can easily be fought, like a Tier 0.66 or something. most of the rest would be Tier 1-2, but Bloom is too fast without better answers, ans Skullclamp/Jitte both make almost everything else irrelevant, they are way too strong even for me and should never come off.

    Also Eye could only be a swap for Temple, that deck was too brutal
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    so I am hoping nothing gets banned, but that's unlikely. I do hope Wizards at least unbans SFM at the same time. we've had bannings in 2 different announcements since the last unban, they need to GIVE something with these annoncements instead of just taking our money and decks away.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [C19] Mothership spoilers 8/8 - New version of Chainer, curse of fools wisdom and big game hunter reprint
    I only play green EDH, but Chainer seems good. Discard outlet and cast something from the yard, with haste, I like for things across the table to stay dead when I kill them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] mothership - Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Full Flowering, Roc Egg reprint
    *checks Gatherer to see if Egg tribal is remotely possible*
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [c19] commdering prodcast preview - wall of stolen idenity and pramikon sky rampart
    Quote from Zemarr »
    Why in the spells based deck we have a creature based commander?

    Though I get its good to stop from everyone hating on you but it just feels like such a waste of the tricolor legendary slot.

    Could be cool for a group hug based deck tho... If you have a way of making sure the person who can attack you never receives the benefits.


    i think you are looking at it the wrong way, it's not creature based. the spells decks will be a valid threat, and a Jeskai deck not preconstructed will often have a large target on it, so instead of having to hold off threats from everyone, you choose the direction that your spells protect you from. it's a really clever defensive spell so you can ignore most of the creatures until you stabilize
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Wizards is greedy, they will nickle and dime us for every little thing, and for there to be good reprints, they would raise the price. they claim to not care about or recognize the secondary market, which is the funniest joke they have ever told. they will very carefully include just enough value for you to buy it, and not a penny more. if you want good reprints, buy a $10 Masters set pack, non-lottery products are not the place for that because it generates more money to make people have to crack packs for the chase cards.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on GLHF Twitter previews- Vraska reprint and a beefy dinosaur
    Quote from Randy M »
    That's an expensive dinosaur, but a potential one sided board wipe, especially if you can use an instant to give it indestructible.


    even without indestructible, it keeps wise opponents from swinging at you or they are losing their best stuff. idk about the morph deck, but my deck is ramp, I can play that, that, and another thing pretty quickly. I am forever looking for good creature removal and in green '7GG, destroy 2-3 target creatures' is a hell of a bargain
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on GLHF Twitter previews- Vraska reprint and a beefy dinosaur


    that Dino seems amazing

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine speculations
    Quote from Faruel »
    From the Maro Blog:


    petruscaex asked: Is White getting any new effect or ability that it didn't had before?

    It’s doing something in Throne of Eldraine it’s never done before in our ongoing quest to help white in Commander.


    Now I am interested. What could it be?


    Being good?

    I think with Time Spiral block it has done about everything, but ramp, card draw, and counterspells exist more in a 'White technically has done it' sense. I would say delving, but I think after Hogaak they might be giving designers concrete shoes and putting Delve above Banding on the Storm Scale
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [c19] K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
    I only play OG Omnath, I don't know much about black decks, but this seems like it could get REALLY out of hand, some Yawgmoth deck combo monster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Judge Promo's Announced
    Quote from Mishotem »
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    This is not much different than any other certification programs for other careers. Take for example Massage Therapy (mostly because I am familiar with it). There are two companies that provide certifications and insurance that several states require to practice. You have to pay for the membership it doesn’t get you a job, but helps to advance your career. If you think of this program in that same manor, this is a very good thing for the judging industry.


    That's how I'm seeing it.


    Except once massage therapists are actually doing that, they get paid for it. It's not 'oh yeah, come do your job and we will give you something twice a year that in a good year might be $100
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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