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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    The meta can and likely will change fast, I don't know in what direction.

    This said, Bloo completely annihilates this meta we saw today.

    I also believe they should start thinking about giving reactive strategies some consistency tools.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    It's been a long time since I last read something you wrote.

    Don't even bother!
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from gkourou »
    Quote from h0lydiva »
    Well it was clear that Bogles was going to be present, several writers even talked about it in articles.


    A DS ban was clear just 1 year ago, also. Things have changed. Beware of what you say, times are changing!


    300 years straight of you not making a fool of yourself with everything you say still wouldn't convince me to take you 0.00001% seriously.

    Honestly, you'd better focus your efforts on someone that isn't conviced you are utterly clueless about absolutely everything.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from ktkenshinx »
    The T8 clearly sucked, but our T16 actually looks decent. It has the exact same diversity as I predicted the T16 would have the other day:

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gphar18/9-16-decklists-2018-04-15

    Blue Moon, Mardu, and Jund all there. Taking Turns too, if you're looking for blue. Blue Moon also missed T8 on breakers by .04. So looking past the T8 we see a much better picture of real diversity than we saw in the T8. Notably, it's also the same picture of diversity the more measured commentators predicted.


    I don't believe you are not trolling at this point
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Well it was clear that Bogles was going to be present, several writers even talked about it in articles.

    Now if we talk about it getting to the top8, well I don't think we should care about what decks get to the top8 anyways. Different tiebreakers, a punt and a couple topdecks here and there and the top8 would be completely different.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    I don't give this GP more importance than it deserves, same as any other.

    This said, whoever is surprised about this should quickly abandon their alternate reality, come back to Earth, and behold the fun, diverse and interactive Modern format we have.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    If those decks were good people would play them regardless of how long it takes to go through a league. Every 3 months there's a couple weeks when people think jeskai is good, normally after some of those 3 dudes did well at an Open and the leagues are plagued with them. 2 weeks later everyone has realized the deck sucks and no one plays it any longer.

    Same for UW, when it bashed DS decks into a good winrate you saw them all the time, regardless of the 4 hours per league.

    Same for Lantern.

    We are talking about a metagame dominated by Humans, Hollow One, Burn and Affinity, and people still don't play Jeskai.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    This is how the top10 decks I've played the most against in the last 10 days look like. A very limited look at the mtgo recent and present metagame

    In 177 matches:

    Humans 15
    Tron 14
    Hollow One 14
    Burn 12
    Affinity 12
    Jund 11
    Ponza 7
    Mardu 6
    Elves 5
    Titanshift 5
    Storm 5


    And then there's around 20 more decks with 2-4 matches. So I guess if I was to create popularity tiers based on this, Tier 1 would be Humans, Hollow One, Jund, Tron, Affinity and Burn.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from ktkenshinx »
    Quote from h0lydiva »
    Sure, we are going to see the same diversity as always. 800 different linear *****decks, Jund and Mardu.

    We will also see a number of totally viable blue decks and a relatively even distribution of aggro, midrange, big mana, control, etc. across the T16 and T8.


    You made me laugh out loud. I wonder if you even play this game at times.
    Infraction issued for flaming -- CavalryWolfPack
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Sure, we are going to see the same diversity as always. 800 different linear *****decks, Jund and Mardu.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    No no, I wouldn't misinterpret you as saying something so silly, don't worry.

    Control decks are ***** in that they are around 5% of the meta all added together, because they are ***** and people know it.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    This tweet from Pascal Maynard tells his expected metagame for GP Hartford. Doesn't mean he'll get it right but we can see how he sees the format:

    https://twitter.com/PascalMaynard/status/984561118927556608
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from tronix »
    Quote from h0lydiva »
    Control doesn't suck secretly. Control sucks very publicly.

    I just posted the stats on Twitter for the deck I'm playing. 138 matches in the last 9 days. Of those 138, 9 were against control. Do the numbers. Do you think the reason no one plays control is that they are mistaken thinking it sucks.

    No one in their right mind plays control right now. Yes, in a paper tournament you'll have the usual bunch composed of guys like Corey "I LITERALLY don't know how to play anything else" Burkhart and the 3 guys at SCG that figure Jeskai is as good as anything given the level of the competition there, where half the field is on meme decks. But in the actual places where people are seriously grinding everyday and finding cards is not a concern, no one plays control.


    yeah those stats dont amount to control sucking. we were just talking about how the mtgo can be inbred and ktkenshinx gave a pretty good breakdown of most of the reasons; which i also believe includes a good share of groupthink.

    humans and hollow one have to be good because we all agree, therefore ill play humans or hollow one. humans and hollow one win more. its self fulfilling. its the reason wizards stopped reporting comprehensive data; people flock towards what looks hot on mtgo because its easier to do, especially when the deck can blow through matches quickly.

    humans, hollow one, storm, and tron may be among the best decks but even if that is the case it isnt to any significant degree. if it were otherwise it would show in paper tournaments. competitive players who want to win play good decks because good decks win more. it isnt rocket surgery.


    It's not about what people flock to. It's what people flock away from. Which is control, because it's *****.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Control doesn't suck secretly. Control sucks very publicly.

    I just posted the stats on Twitter for the deck I'm playing. 138 matches in the last 9 days. Of those 138, 9 were against control. Do the numbers. Do you think the reason no one plays control is that they are mistaken thinking it sucks.

    No one in their right mind plays control right now. Yes, in a paper tournament you'll have the usual bunch composed of guys like Corey "I LITERALLY don't know how to play anything else" Burkhart and the 3 guys at SCG that figure Jeskai is as good as anything given the level of the competition there, where half the field is on meme decks. But in the actual places where people are seriously grinding everyday and finding cards is not a concern, no one plays control.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Well since I'm always claiming all decks are bad, let me say which ones I think are very good.

    Humans
    RB Hollow One
    Tron
    Storm



    Posted in: Modern Archives
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