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  • posted a message on Meta difference between Single match and "Traditional" constructed games
    Oh as far as entry level 'this is how magic CAN be played' its great. I threw a ton of time at Bo1, but its solved now, its broken, and it will always be a race to the bottom, every standard rotation.

    Bo3, is how Magic continues to thrive and exist, I see no other way around it.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    If a deck can 5-0, its comfortably Tier 2 to me regardless. I mean I dont know how you feel about power levels, but to even hang with the top decks that I assume he saw play during his 5-0 run, it must pass that power level bar.

    Artifacts, Opal, Stirrings? Nearly ensured its power level is 'modern appropriate'.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Meta difference between Single match and "Traditional" constructed games
    Quote from Colt47 »
    I really want legit chat.


    lol why? Do you play MTGO? Because I promise...you dont want real chat.

    I've said Bo1 is busted, and it is. Its nowhere near an acceptable format.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Using 2 of the most busted cards in the format, its amazing how these decks with all these deck building restrictions just keep popping up!
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from Ratrek »
    Also, for whatever reason, foils from MM15 are always low. The muiltiplier between foils and not on that set always seems to be smaller then any other barring Karn.

    When I nabbed Bitterblossom, Surgicals and Cliques, the foils were actually cheaper. Cryptic always seems to have a low multiplier from that set as well.


    It's foiling is VERY dark, one of the worst by far that I've seen/own.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from Ratrek »
    On an entirely divergent note, there's so much Burn floating around I've had to add White to my Storm deck. Timely Reinforcements is a heck of a card to buy you a couple turns to combo.

    So. Much. Burn.

    Doesn't matter whether it's in paper or online.


    Yeah it went crazy for sure. I'm surprised at how cheap it still is.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Well thats just it. I swear to god, if you are not playing something that fits in the Aggro/Control/Midrange paradigm, you have a target on your head, just in case.

    If I lived in Seattle, I would walk my collection over to Card Kingdom right now. Or after the snow melts. :p
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    As usual, I love your posts tronix. :p

    Yes, I do believe there was a point where Modern was 'solved'. I feel that shake up ban's were a thing, even if people want to point to metrics, and patterns. Its part of what makes us human.

    The issue is, Modern is not solved now, and I believe we passed an 'event horizon' in that regard a long time ago. It would take an Eldrazi Winter to undo it, and I doubt that happens again.

    So...free SFM. Why has it not happened? Thats the sticking point for some of us.

    If you do not simply unban things that should be (based on power) then...the problem becomes 'what are we waiting for'? Just play what we can and accept the ban list is just whatever Wizards wants to add or remove from the format on their own subjective whims?

    Thats the answer, but its a hard one to stomach for some of us.

    Me? I've got Phoenix sleeved up again, and I'm literally looking at spreadsheeting everything else I have, and shipping it off to card kingdom, because a game that can see bans for 'disruptive gameplay' that is defined by the whims of 'feelings' is not one I am willing to invest in further, at all.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from gkourou »

    In the case someone says that the "disruption of normal play" is the criterion and the "unfun to play against" clause is just the symptom of the first, which was also @KTK's answer back then, (and I took it), I have to say that Aetherworks Marvel is also being quoted in their text. Marvel did not cause logistical reasons, did not take aeons to play against. It was just unfun to play against, because it was causing "turn 4 scoop it up" moments.


    I personally dont think much of their ban list 'logic'. In other words, I think they just do what they want.

    If we are to take this as precedent however, then no deck that operates outside the very basic framework of Aggro/Control/Midrange, is fully acceptable, and if you have a deck doing things that are outside the realm of 'normal play', you could EASILY just eat a ban.

    Any combo, anything abusing the GY, anything that can be done at instant speed. Take note.

    Anyone sell a collection to shops like SCG, or Card Kingdom before? Wink
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on B&R Announcement: Nexus of Fate banned from Standard, Arena only
    Yeah its only an issue, because there is no match clock. Which in and of itself, seems pretty weird as its a great inclusion in MTGO.

    Oh well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from tronix »
    Quote from The Fluff »
    It's just a part of the life cycle of thread. Discussions flow smoothly for days or a few weeks, then twin would be revisited one way or the other. Although I'm surprised it came back with a lot of intensity today.

    in fairness it wasnt out of the blue. that whole bit in the TCC + Blake Rassmusen + Steve Sunu 'fact/fiction' interview about twin was a cock-up. the fact that it was a user/player submitted question, the way it was phrased, it being selected as something worth talking about, and the subsequent almost dismissive and unrelated response.

    it just highlights how naive the community has and continues to be, and goes to show why wizards employees are often better served not saying anything at all lest it be blown out of proportion after being put under a microscope. 2 guys who likely have minimal to no say in ban/unban decisions, one of which openly said he wasnt even there when the twin ban decision was made (Steve), giving an unrelated and opinionated answer to a loaded question isnt some special insight to be used as proof/evidence of anything.


    I'm not taking part in the discussion around that deck, but man I'm glad I missed this. Sounds like something I would tilt over for at LEAST a week. :]

    Nexus is banned in Bo1 Arena. Instant Speed 'I Win' is no bueno, I'm not shocked.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    "Have you ever been fatesealed to death? Its a horrible experience."

    Those where the words over and over and over, from pro's and commentators and writers. Its seriously not worth the debate. The ban list is not based on just power, or just tournament run time, but on past fears, that some people refuse to critically think about.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Gauntlet list
    I also feel Titanshift is lower in power than most of the top right now, but it would be a fair inclusion. RUG, nah, thats fringe stuff.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on UR Phoenix
    Personally, I did not like a fetchless build. I prefer to just thin out and cantrip like crazy.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Gauntlet list
    ! Nice and all, but the deck is still Phoenix to me. Grin
    Posted in: Modern
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