Quote from Hollowneck »There are too many "face holes" on Arena now (we used to call them "Timmy's"). Faceholes mostly play mono red. I choose to never play these people when playing turn one, either start or on the draw; such a complete time-waster and not fun. I have 60-some decks and NONE of them are mono red because I know these decks irritate other players and are NOT in the spirit of the game.
Background: I started playing MTG in 1995. Love it, have taught countless friends and family members how to play. Arena is a good attempt at an online version which is failing now, unfortunately, due to mainly technical issues (mostly server deficiencies and bloatware "upgrades").
"Faceholes" are irritating but it will be janky servers will kill Arena. I don't understand why Mark Rosewater and the Hasbro suits don't get this?
Quote from schindar »I think the point is that when the new player sits down for the first time and gets steamrolled, they're going to be unpleasantly surprised to find how exorbitant the costs can be to upgrade their deck (Cyclonic Rift is how much?!). Filling these commander products with needed reprints helps everyone trying to cultivate an EDH collection do so w/o having to apply for a line of credit. For example:
Seedborn Muse is a format staple that makes virtually every deck containing green better by its inclusion. Not long ago it was a $30 card. That's a LOT of money for a card that isn't played in any sort of competitive environment. This new reprint is preselling for under $10 and it's only going to go down.
The new player needs as many of these reprints as they can get. They don't need, nor do they want, 15 cent cards like Pristine Skywise when they're dolling out $40.
118.12. Some spells, activated abilities, and triggered abilities read, “[Do something]. If [a player] [does, doesn’t, or can’t], [effect].” or “[A player] may [do something]. If [that player] [does, doesn’t, or can’t], [effect].” The action [do something] is a cost, paid when the spell or ability resolves.