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    posted a message on 6/21 Mothership Spoilers - Hour of Glory + PW Deck Cards
    Hour of Glory creates yet another unrealistic body expectation for gods

    I wonder when we get the montage card of the Bolas gods injecting steroids and running on treadmills with heart monitors ala Rocky 4?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on WOTC adds new department to ensure less mistakes happen.
    Quote from orlouge82 »
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Also no one likes planeswalkers.


    Except that they are the primary drivers of sales for new sets, according to Wizards. Planeswalkers sell sets, regardless of how some players personally view them.


    I wonder if people bought Khans of Tarkir packs in order to crack a Sarkhan Dragonspeaker or Sorin? Or maybe was there some other reason a lot of enfranchised players liked the set?

    I get what you mean about Wizards saying Planeswalkers are primary drivers of sales, but I think it's BS. Strong and useful cards are enough of a primary driver in and of themselves.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on WOTC adds new department to ensure less mistakes happen.

    People on this forum look for things to complain about. Your either find one or more pet topics to drag into every thread and beat over everyone else's head, or you complain about people who complain.


    If you'd actually read the thread instead of acting all smug and unironically hypocritical, you'd realize that many of the posters lack confidence in this new "department". There is already a "department", the Future Future League, that was supposed to stop these things, and they've failed miserably. I personally also lack faith in this department doing any good. When's the last time we even saw Melissa de Tora even playing at a high level, anyway?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on WOTC adds new department to ensure less mistakes happen.
    Quote from Sephon19 »


    But understand this is WotC actually hiring a brand new team of people. This is expensive. They are serious about it.


    It might not be as expensive if they go through with firing Sam Stoddard and other items of dead weight on the Future Future League teams.

    This new department reminds me of McDonald's advertising their "now 100% white meat chicken". What was there before? They clearly didn't care, and they're now admitting that in the past things were messed up. But now you, loyal consumer, get to have our new and enhanced product! Please ignore all the times you got screwed by us before.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from whocansay »
    The new article on Modern Nexus is all about our deck. He's running a Clique in the SB, have to say this piqued my interest. You guys like it?

    http://modernnexus.com/digging-grixis-deaths-shadow/


    In a word, no.

    To elaborate: even the author doesn't seem entirely convinced of his own sideboarding choices. He doesn't even mention why he uses it until the end, and doesn't even specify the matchups it'd be good in. The clique does add evasion, but so does a Temur Battle Rage out the sideboard, and I guarantee that is going to end matches a lot faster than a 3 mana 3/1 flier.

    Then again I've never really been a fan of the Clique.

    Posted in: Midrange
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    posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    Quote from Kovo »
    I understand YOU prefer the bigger picture, but the majority of regular Modern players do not. I hear it all the time at my LGS. People talk about tiers as though decks outside of Tier 1 should lose to Tier 1. I hear people walking up and asking to build "this list" which ends up being a tier 1 list net decked from the most recent event(s).


    Then that's their problem. They think of tiers as if it's Super Smash Bros. The ultimate issue comes down to educating the greater encompassing player base all about what Tiers in the Modern format really mean.

    The more I think about it, the more I like MTGtheSource's view of Tiers. There is no "Tier 1", it's simply "Decks To Beat" which is comprised of what are often the strongest and most popular decks that you need to prepare to face at tournaments. Instead of "Tier 2", you have "Established Decks", and these decks are ones that you could feasibly face at a tournament as they have decent records. T3 is just New and Developmental decks.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on [Censor]
    Quote from ktkenshinx »
    I still think this is a good card. It's basically never a dead draw and goes a long way towards control mana efficiency. You also only need to hit something once and opponents will often play around it. I expect 1-2 in many blue-based controlling decks over the coming months.


    I've personally played 2 in place of Mana Leak in my Grixis Death's Shadow deck since it came out. I've said it in other threads so I'll say it here too - it's a medium strong card but has some very neat interactions with Delve cards as well as with Snapcaster Mage. Also, it forces your opponents to play off curve which can be good in its own right.

    Viewing it as a cantrip that sometimes can counter is a good way to look at it.
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the 4/24/17 announcement?
    Voted to Ban nothing. Voted to unban Preordain, Dig Through Time, Bloodbraid Elf, and Stoneforge Mystic.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on Cycling counterspell in Japanese (worse Miscalculation)
    Quote from the nobodys »
    Has no one who has posted played legacy? Suspecting your opponent has Daze in hand means you play around it on turns 1-3. Which means you're not casting the spells you want to be casting because you need them to land. If your opponent plays around this card, then you're getting what you want which is time to make land drops.


    The HUGE difference that you conveniently forget to mention is that Daze can be cast for free. And land destruction actually happens with Wasteland, making Daze more effective over a longer period of time. This card costs 2 mana, in a format with no land destruction. It's *****.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    Quote from bizzycola »
    People liked when Coco decks and Naya decks (aka creature focused decks) where the best thing to be doing.


    Oh yeah man, people LOVED Bant Coco, so much that Standards stopped firing during that time frame. People love standard so much right now that WotC is having to throw out incentive after incentive to get people to play their 2 deck format. Do you have a single fact to back up anything you just said other than an extremely vague "people"?


    Posted in: Modern Archives
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