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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from gkourou »
    Modern seems like it's in a healthy spot outside of that Hogaak deck(even this might be fine).
    I saw both Red Bull tournaments and there was so much fun, interactive magic, with lot's of back and forths and decisions in it, where the most skilled players eventually won(especially in Italy, Javier Dominguez proved again why we should consider him one of the best MTG players in the world).

    I would take a "No Changes" today, it's just that I think Modern is soooo fun and interactive outside of Hogaak, that this would make Modern great again!

    Do you have a link for coverage? I would love to watch it. Thanks in advance.



    https://m.twitch.tv/channelfireball/profile

    There should be an archive here

    Edit:
    I think this is the direct link
    https://m.twitch.tv/videos/449376980
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/449480106
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from Ayiluss »
    Red Bull tournament in Brussels was indeed good with pretty nice metagamne but I will contribute most of this to Hogaak. Hogaak keeps tron and some other decks in check allowing more fair decks to compete. If Hogaak is banned Tron will come back and uw control will be the only viable fair deck again as it used to be pre-Hogaak. This is far from great and balanced format unless you enjoy uw being the only decent fair deck while others (mostly midrange) are basically dead.

    Just a few words by me. I don't post here for several years now because you can't discuss anything productive but I just wanted to say this (although it might be better if I didn't as this).


    That is an interesting perspective, i did'nt think of it that way
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Jund won the recent modern tournament in Brussels by CFB, just yesterday
    There were 2 u/w control, 2 jund, 1 izzet phoenix, 3 bridgevine

    Finals was u/w control vs Jund

    Good show for the meta adapting! Grin

    Together with the results last week, i guess the meta is still in flux Smile tho... hojaak does look fast so i would'nt say its out of the woods yet
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on End of an Era
    Quote from drmarkb »
    Where is the new site?


    I think ... it is practically the same? I followed the link for MagicFind in the first post, found mtgsalvation and... it looks the same? So I guess minimally the current site materials are all migrated there.... the other site some members are pushing I think is mtgnexus.

    edit/update:
    so some or all the staff is moving or something like that... but Sally is still around I guess Smile I find it weird but oh well... stranger things have happened
    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-general/811233-mtgsalvation-not-closing-staff-still-moving-to
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Now is a great time to quit magic actually. If one hates the format so much, it is a good time to cash out. If you really feel the format/game has sunk to some irreparable level cashing out and making your voice heard by not buying in is your best way to make your voice heard.

    I love the game, whether magic becomes battle cruiser magic or not, i still have my cubes and seriously i just roll with the format, i tend to try to build against the current dominant deck, so no there is no monetary interests when i say i do not support bans based on ban mania

    I would encourage wotc to look at actual numbers before pulling the trigger on bans. Bannings from ban mania only reduces their credibility as well as the health of the game.

    I support their bannings, in so far as the current state of the meta... tho i would say it would take awhile before we can say hojaak is absolutely fine... again data.

    One thing i like, recently, with wotc's strategy is the more generous printing of hate cards. There should be more of these, to the point that the cards's monetory value is minimal as these are the safety valves of the format and should be readily accessible
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Since everyone is doing it... Modern is fine.

    The game has evolved, we can accept it or ban everything to oblivion, back to battle cruiser standard levels.

    I miss the days when the meta would stew for months , not just days before everyone start talking about bans.

    Magic is not just the gathering of sideboards... sometimes sideboards are all it takes. At other times the upheaval is enough that
    Decks must change to address the new meta.

    Sideboards are a privilege to allow 60 cards to stay relatively the same.
    It does not mean decks do not die and become obsolete.
    That has been true since the dawn of magic as a game.

    That is all.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Decks need to adapt, sideboards are just one piece of the puzzle
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Fry - MTG Arena preview
    Very nice!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Goyf in m20
    Ya the lack other sources seem to point to it being fake ... i was excited for a while tho :/
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Goyf in m20
    Oki i think i figured it out... is it fake or real?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Goyf in m20
    Is tarmogoyf in m20? I saw a pic but i don't know how to attach and i dun see any news about it...
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    awesome reprint indeed.

    from what I've heard, void is pre-ordering at 20$. Might go even lower when copies start to flood the market.


    Yes being a rare gives it a good chance of tanking... there is also the positive externality of leyline of sanctity Grin
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    thank goodness. Void should at least go down a bit with a core set reprint.


    I think its awesome!!
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Ah, you underestimate how many of us enjoy degenerate garbage. I get to go to SCG Pittsburgh in a couple weeks, imagine what that'll look like? Glorious, glorious garbage.


    I love degenerate garbage too Smile
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on MOCS Championship Spoilers Complete
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Well so far this set looks like garbage for about 200 dollars a box. Laughing

    Joke aside, I'm hoping they got something good to actually show in the next few days. This is not giving me a good impression considering they are charging a lot more for this.


    Well its still early but yes for its supposed cost... plus the fact that it is not standard legal... its gotta have more for its supposed "modern" power level


    But given that these days wotc does not show you the best card first (i think) i guess there are better stuff coming?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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