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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    If cycling is a thing, I can't wait for Living End variants to get a bunch of new tools!
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Flusterstorm! Wow!

    Wish it was "noncreature" instead of just instant or sorcery, but neat nevertheless.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Holy crap can you imagine if control was in a position to counter or remove every single threat consistently?

    Considering the amount of reactive blue decks I've played in the past four years or so, no, I can't imagine that. Crying
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Considering that an enormous amount of the cards on the banned list are fast mana, free mana, things that cheat on mana, or literally other rituals, I think Cabal Ritual will never see the light of day in Modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from metalmusic_4 »
    Here is a crazy idea; maybe the new way to do this could be two combos. Deceiver exarch / kiki in the main with Jace / leveler in the side? You Still use the snap bolt control beat down plan but the hate they side in is not useful because you changed the combo. It would take away alot of sideboard slots but it's just a fun thought.

    Oh I've thought about that; specifically Breach/Emrakul into Exarch/Kiki, since people generally side out all removal for Breach. But then you are losing nearly your entire sideboard to swap out one mediocre combo for another. You're giving up precious slots needed to not get completely steamrolled by most good decks in Modern. Crying
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from ktkenshinx »
    The format is now, and continues to be, largely fine.

    I think we have vastly different definitions of the word "fine."
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
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    I now received the message on eBay about the foil sheet and the refunds, it appears that both items had the payments refunded but I’m only seeing a very small amount refunded on my bank account (only the tax for one of the boxes..). Anyone else happened the same?
    Depends on how you paid for it. There are several steps if you used PayPal. Have you opened a claim? Or are just letting them work it out?

    I didn’t even use PayPal for the payment so I don’t even know how it works just waiting for the money to be refunded or should I do something more?
    In your purchase history, you should be able to select Open a Claim, and eBay will step in and resolve any unresolved issues. The eBay system is very supportive of buyers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from user-11171179 »
    I now received the message on eBay about the foil sheet and the refunds, it appears that both items had the payments refunded but I’m only seeing a very small amount refunded on my bank account (only the tax for one of the boxes..). Anyone else happened the same?
    Depends on how you paid for it. There are several steps if you used PayPal. Have you opened a claim? Or are just letting them work it out?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    On the other side of things, I got my shipping confirmation four days ago, and apparently my FedEx package is sitting in a hub an hour and a half from me as of 8am yesterday, but hasn't moved at all and is, for whatever reason, scheduled for Wednesday delivery. I don't know if you all hate FedEx as much as I do, but they have routinely found baffling new ways to suck at their jobs of delivering things on time for as long as I have lived in my current home. I avoid them like the plague and dread any time some heartless, soulless seller forces it upon me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    This phenomenon is a direct result of players desperately wanting to play a Snap/Bolt Control/Tempo deck after theirs was nuked from orbit and every other possible alternative was either a completely different deck, or aggressively mediocre. The long-standing frustration over Twin is not an accident or a coincidence. Pretty much every other banned deck has lived on or even thrived in one form or another except Twin. Never mind the other similar decks it enabled, since people would treat non-Twin decks as if they had Twin, and slow down, thus giving them a fighting chance to do well. *sigh*

    Quote from metalmusic_4 »
    This shell may be more resiliant than we thought with any two card combo fitting in that slot.

    It's not, really. Not at all. It's not "resilient," it's "a thing lots of people like and want to play, and will play it, to a fault, whether it's good or not."
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from matrix_lord »
    this is correct. The eBay gift card is valid for 14 days. If you don’t use it, it goes up in smoke. This is just an ongoing debacle. Unbelievable

    People got a full refund, a free uncut foil sjeet, AND free money. But the free money goes away if you don't spend it? What a travesty of entitlement.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Using other people's accounts who have no interest in the product themselves is essentially the same thing as using a bot or fake account to make the purchase.

    I see this all the time on the floor of Comic Con every year. I was able to get four sets of the Terese Nielson PWs, because 3 of my friends agreed to wait in line with me and get one (limit 1 per badge, stamped and checked with ID). However, I also ran across a guy early in the day, and then again late in the day, who had been paying people in line to purchase them for him (usually $20-40), and ended up with over 100 sets.

    Where do we draw the line between opportunistic and scummy parasites?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from KingChewie »
    Still no shipping information here (France)... Sweat
    I just got my shipping confirmation yesterday, and I'm in the US. They have a lot of cleanup to do, so there's still plenty of hope. Just a lot of waiting too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Motivation for playing modern seems to be dwindling by the week. I asked myself why I make this a priority still, as attendance is continuing to fall week in and week out. Last Friday we had 11 people registered for Modern FNM, when it was fairly common to have anywhere from 20 to 40 people on average. Not sure if I am even going out tonight. The new B&R update, as well as Modern Horizons can't come soon enough.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from Gren08 »
    Create a limited print of a product, have a huge problem later. Honestly, the idea of having masterpieces in boosters was better.

    Having the masterpieces in booster packs actually ended up hurting LGSs. Since so many boxes were purchased and opened in order to search for the masterpieces, and most of those were purchased at wholesale price online most likely, the value of singles in those sets were drastically reduced. That reduction of value for the regular cards incredibly hurt local stores, who make a ton of their money selling those singles to players.

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    Quote from MTGNewcomer »
    This is really just driven by greed.

    I can understand and sympathize about the purchasing experience and being out of pocket for somewhere between 7 and 30 days as credit cards are reimbursed. However, anything apart from those two reasons are completely irrational.

    At the end of the day, Wizards wanted to sell a collector's item in a limited quantity. They collaborated with one of the world's best e-commerce sites and the demand was just too high.

    EBay has to learn a lesson and scale their infrastructure to meet demand in special cases like this.

    Broken hearts and that is about it.

    Edit: Spelling

    This really isn't eBay's fault.

    It wasn't their infrastructure that oversold a specific quantity? And did so because scummy players were using bots and fake accounts to purchases? It's not as cut and dry as the "hate WOTC" crowd wants to believe.

    Edit: saw this attached photo floating around Reddit. Want to be mad at someone? Be mad at these people, who cheated the system in order to prevent players like you from having a fair chance to buy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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