Quote from caesar_16 »Quote from Pistallion »Quote from caesar_16 »now, one topic that I really want to touch is the lack of a general meta game. Because of the deck dump I think modern is being hurt for not having a real meta game, it shows a great diversity but at the same time it makes to difficult to adjust the fair decks (midrange, control and maybe company decks) to the actual threats. It's a bit frustrating trying to brew or tune a deck without it.
Maybe I'm the only one feels this way.
Let me ask just one thing. Not counting scg opens, challenge tournaments and GPs, are there other BIG tournaments to keep an eye on? maybe hareruya or face to face games, any european stuff?
My observations in the "meta game" for Modern works like this:
It's hard to predict what you will face before top 16/32ish. That means you can play a bunch of different decks in the early rounds and actually lose to random jank. However, imo, if you are playing a good deck and are good at Modern, you shouldnt be losing to jank, but maybe lose to a hard MU from a tier 2-3ish deck that isnt well represented that your 75 might not be ready for.
However, if you look at each tourey, you can see trends that happen over the months of SCG opens. E.G. 'X' tourney had a good combo showing, 'Y' tourney had a good Humans showing, etc. If you can predict that type of meta, then you will do very good. But, like I said, its usually top 32 and better.
As for local tourneys, well thats the easiest to predict. Local will have nothing to do with larger tourney showings besides having the same type of decks, the percentage of them will vastly vary. There will be some people that play the same deck week in and week out for years straight, then there will be the guy that has 10 different tier decks, etc. Just gotta play a lot locally
That's the problem of my local meta, the same people who normally play jund one day (for example) play storm or mardu or humans in the next event, they just trend a bit depending on the last big tournament
I'd say then either keep up with big tourney trends, or tweek your deck against a general meta. Or change your deck that can handle a lot of threats, or change your deck so it doesnt care what opponent is doing, like combo