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  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Well, I guess the subtlety of Karn, Ashiok and Oko wasn't enough and we had to be hit with an anvil. Just check all the other boxes too and be done with it.
    Still waiting for more planeswalkers that aren't boring human or human in all but name. I have given up hope for more that differ from humanoid body plan.


    Oko goes by "he", Ashiok is cool but kinda a psychopath, and Karn is just basically a robot. I'm not entirely sure of the point being made here.

    If we had another non-humanoid walker then we'd just be checking a different box, but one that you would prefer instead.

    Live and let live dude Cool
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Planeswalkers
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    Besides the rep I very much like that Niko is a blue aligned character that is an athlete rather than a nerd. Perfection is not always about knowledge, after all.


    I like this as well. I always felt that U needs to expand more in its martial classes used.

    We ahve a fewU on Tarkir and beyond and there are far too many rogues for my taste.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    As always folks and folx just ignore the haters and don't give em any attention.

    For a crowd that sure likes to complain about 'special snowflakes' they sure get their feathers ruffled easily. Characters are out for only a few hours and they gotta object. Rolleyes

    Both of these new planeswalkers look pretty cool. I admittedly wish Niko had more Theran attire but maybe that's an indication that they're pretty well adjusted to planesewalking by now. I also had to look up their names, as at first these seemed more Italian than Greek, but my assumptions were wrong, as they are indeed Greek and fit the world. I like that Niko's personality and powerset is focused upon the perfection of the senses and body and would like to see more warriors and other martial class types in U.

    Edit: I'm happy to see Tybalt but I admittedly was a little disappointed with Ramaz's absence.
    I really like the aesthetic for Tyvar but I'm of course I have a positive bias for beefy elf dudes. I'm glad they chose to expand beyond the 'Legolas' and 'Arwen' body frames for Kaldheim's elves.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    This is the most welcome signal I have seen so far from the Storyline team in navigating a new (or newly reformed)direction for the lore.

    While I acknowledge the costs this policy will have upon MtG players in less liberal or socially democratic countries, I am positively stoked for what this means for the game itself.

    I would also not be surprised if many MtG players in these kinds of countries are a force for positive change in their respective countries. I could of course be wrong.

    My only nitpick here is that I wish the company acknowledged the corporate decision in retconning and downplaying Chandra and Nissa's relationship, not Weisman's, as they kinda threw him under the bus by not fully acknowledging their role in the controversy and that they had indeed made a mistake.

    Overall, I see myself buying more MtG as a result of this decision and believe it to be something to celebrate.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Weekly MTG first look at Kaldheim landscape
    These aren't snow lands, so I'm okay that they're not all that snowy.

    Edit: Is it just me or is part of the 'world serpent' depicted in one of the forests?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Weekly MTG first look at Kaldheim landscape
    link?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2022 sets, return to x?
    For some reason I really think Vryn and Fiora could be in the works for 2022.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on 2022 sets, return to x?
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    What's so bad about "futuristic fantasy?" FFXV and even FFVII did it quite well without deviating too far from the genre.

    If anything I think a visit to a "modern" Kamigawa would be interesting, to see how the transitional progress happened following the Kami War.

    'buster


    It's just a matter of personal preference. I'm not a fan of futuristic fantasy. Never have been. Likely never will be. I'll take the feudal, 'Warring States' period Japan over a fantastical-futuristic Japan any day of the week. Yakuza-shinobi? No thanks.

    The very title kinda even puts me on edge as it reminds me of garish 21st century streets lit with corporate advertising.

    I bought my first MtG deck as a kid with my brother during original Mirrodin and I was pretty confused at the differences between the Invasion singles I had collected so far and this weird metallic planet.

    I've come to 'slightly' appreciate Mirrodin since then for bringing back MtG's archetypal villain Phyrexia but I'm still not much of a fan of futuristic fantasy in MtG.

    During Kaledesh all I wanted to do was to see the rest of the plane beyond the metal and filigree of the big city.

    I accept that my tastes could very well be in the minority but if we return to Kamigawa and it is indeed futuristic and neon-lit, I'm likely gonna mentally flee to the furthest reaches of the Takenuma Swamp.

    Hello darkness, My old friend.

    That being said, I would fully support others' enjoyment of it and not all sets need appeal to my own tastes. There are more non-futuristic planes than otherwise, and I think I just have a vendetta against artifacts.

    WBG 100%
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim packaging
    Didn't they say that they were completing the MDFC land cycle in Kaldheim? Would that mean that there isn't another rare land cycle? If that's the case we can maybe guess what color some gods will be if they correspond with the remaining lands waiting to be printed. If I'm not mistaken we are missing Azorius, Golgari, Rakdos and Simic combinations.

    Or the lands may not correspond but if that's the case and there isn't another cycle then I would assume the gods would be monocolor. If they are multicolor I would assume there would have to be corresponding duals to help cast them and play their themes in limited.


    Not sure tbh. I admit that I'm kinda hoping the gods aren't merely mono-colour as we have plenty of mono-coloured gods as it is.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim packaging
    Quote from Xeruh »
    There isn’t any merit in trying to go over an argument with an ulterior motive. If someone is arguing in bad faith you’re simply wasting your time. The issue in his examples has zero to do with Kaya as a character after all,
    Sounds like Fake News to me when the "ulterior motive" you've inferred is only your own delusion.


    You guys just love misusing loaded buzzwords, don't you? First Mary Sue, then "CNN bad," now fake news. When a post is composed of marginally-related buzzwords why would anyone want to engage with that earnestly?
    Define "you guys"

    Here's your available vocabulary list, per CNN's indoctrination rituals:
    Racist
    Sexist
    Bigot
    Misogynist
    Transphobic

    Except none of those apply to the valid reasons to criticize Kaya, or all Planeswalkers, as characters.


    Sounds to me you're mad people can see that you are many of those things and you'd wish people would stop.

    Meh


    Getting desperate even.

    I wonder if Oko will be the big bad, or if it will maybe be Ramaz?

    I kinda hope it's Ramaz. I know he's not the "Loki" archetype but I don't know if you'd need a planeswalker to fill that role. It might not even be a PW. We could see a god be the set's main antagonist again.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2022 sets, return to x?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Evidently Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty


    for those wondering what he’s talking about

    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/jb3xr4/an_upcoming_mtg_set_name_which_has_not_been/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

    Offical link

    https://mtgspoilerthrowawayaccount.tumblr.com/post/631968440503123968/the-mtg-spoiler-thing

    It just rumored today and almost instantly there’s a whole bunch of supports to this being legit

    and for those who hate this major set change from old Japanese mythology to a tron/cyberpunk plane reminder the kamigawa we all know (that we drafted at the time) was 1000 years ago in the lore this is present era


    I kinda hope not. While I'm all for returning to Kamigawa, I'm not a huge fan of mtg being too 'futuristic'. Kaladesh and New Phyrexia are as modern and technologically advanced as I'd want to go and sometimes even they push the boundaries too far in my opinion.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim packaging
    To be fair, Viven is actually the worst character in MTG. Although only Vorthos know that. I remember celebrating her depiction in Zack Stella art and thinking she had this amazing story of a lost home, hoping she would get revenge on Bolas someday, only to get a righteous eco-terrorist that only drove my criticism of OP Planeswalkers further by single-handedly leveling an entire advanced city of powerful vampire mages. Mages that are capable of conquering an entire continent and crossing an ocean to hold their own on another, but an whole city of them couldn't handle one person.


    Vivien was my favourite planeswalker before Ikoria (just a little info for anyone thinking that there is an agenda behind my hate for Kaya).
    Vivien may look like a mary sue because she has too a super duper special power that help her out a lot. The difference is that her power isn't her but it's an item, if you take away her arkbow she's almost nothing (and she can't make another one. Not can anyone else); also she paid a high price for that power.
    But after Ikoria i hate her too. Actually i don't hate her, i just find her the cringiest thing ever made. I could handle an eco-terrorist extremist... but you have to write it in a good and credible way. What she said about Ikoria looked like the rambling of a vegan emo teenager who never met another real person in his life. If you wanna advocate animal's rights, ok. If you wanna condemn killing animals even for eating, you may sound a little dumb related to some fantasy planes, but ok i guess. If you condemn people just fightning for their own survival, to not get eaten... that's beyond dumb. That's a level of not being a credible character that shouldn't even be possible.


    Yeah, she's a lot more approachable in the Ikoria novel.

    @Ilovesaprolings, I know for certain that you've been consistently proactive in the past at standing up against not only racism on this here site, but also sexism and LGBTQ2S+phobia, so TBH, I'm not really all that suspicious of your own criticisms of Kaya as I am suspicious of the critiques given by a few of the other users on here. That is of course not to say that such would be impossible, and I certainly ain't perfect in these kinda things either.

    What I do know is that some of the critics and post-'likers' on our thread do indeed have a pattern of attacking WotC' efforts in making the game more inclusive, either in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality or, in the case of some users, all of the above and/or more.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    And again, we know next to nothing about the story yet.


    Feel free to contend an argument authentically Tiro, but please do so through reason, and by carefully weighing not only the 'bad', but also the 'good'.

    There is so much that is good re: Kaya, and even more good to look forward to in Kaldheim.

    No one is forcing you to change your mind, but should you go on another hateful attack as you previously did swinging into this thread, you will likely be reported for flaming.

    I trust that you are familiar with that process.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Kaldheim packaging

    Not exactly. Characters experience undeserved and unearned fortune all the time and that's not a problem.


    That's like your opinion, which is clearly not shared by many others here

    If you are happy with Kaya going around in a norse block killing Valhallan spirits because "ghosts are bad!" good for you. But don't expect the same by people with a little better critical sense.
    If it comes out that the big bad of Kaldheim is some kind of ghost it will still be *****ty because when you think of norse mythology you don't think of a BBEG ghost and because Kaya can kill it extremely easy. She just need the stab the ghost with a knife (not a mary sue at all, totally a well balanced and thought after power).

    If you are so adamant at the thesis of racism and wanna expose us supposed bad racist mtg players, i suggest you to look at the announcements of Ikoria and M21. If the people triggered by Kaya were triggered also by Vivien and Teferi being the faces of those sets, you have found your racists. Otherwise, you just have found people who dislike Kaya because of the countless reasons that have been posted in this thread and that you are choosing to ignore.
    To be fair, Viven is actually the worst character in MTG. Although only Vorthos know that. I remember celebrating her depiction in Zack Stella art and thinking she had this amazing story of a lost home, hoping she would get revenge on Bolas someday, only to get a righteous eco-terrorist that only drove my criticism of OP Planeswalkers further by single-handedly leveling an entire advanced city of powerful vampire mages. Mages that are capable of conquering an entire continent and crossing an ocean to hold their own on another, but an whole city of them couldn't handle one person.


    You cannot speak for all Vorthi Tiro. Vivian is disliked by a few Vorthi including myself, not because she is overpowered, but because she is extremist, and even this interpretation may very well just be associated with the initial depiction of her whilst on Ixalan. Vivian was a much more reasonable character in the Ikoria novel, which suggests to me at least that WotC took a hint.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What should Kaldheim bring to the table?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »


    I say change werewolf to wolf you know maro and the gang would not put werewolf's in not Innistrad besides we're going back there after D&D set and it's more regular wolve's than werewolf particularly fenrir


    You could be right on that, though the reason why I thought it a possibility is the fact that we know it's a set with double-face cards. So maybe it's just a lil more likely than most other sets without the mechanic? Dunno. Could be wishful thinking on my part
    Posted in: Speculation
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