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  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    Just how modeled after it is it? Seriously? Arena regularly matches up people that are 1-2, 2-2, 1-1 against people 5-2, 6-1, 6-0 and what not. Pay outs are a joke on Arena for prizes.... if anything Arena should think about remodeling their draft after paper magic, let people sign up and once it hits 8 people fire a pod, What Arena has now is not really drafting since all you do is pick cards and bots take random cards out after you so everyone you play saw completely different packs and thus could of had a much stronger pool to choose from or far worse....
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian probe banned in legacy no other changes
    Does not really matter to me, though I find it curious banning a card because decks it appear in have a win rate of 55%? that seems basically 50/50.... how is that broken?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on SDCC Magic Exclusives Revealed
    Nice and all but is the card stock the same as in the recent sets if so they are essentially worthless. I would be super pumped if they had no SDCC Exclusives and instead showcased a fixed card stock and spent an hour showing it under different conditions not bending at all, hell sometimes it is a surprise anymore when you open a sealed pack and they are not already bending....
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full Gallery is up
    Just realized there is no rare land cycle, that seems pretty odd for a core set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yargle, Glutton of Urborg
    Quote from CatParty »
    dies to Wizard's Lightning, so pretty meh. Wink
    Also dies to removal that destroys or exiles or gives create -3/-3 or more also dies to board wipes and counter... worthless just like every other creature that does not say uncounterable (or can not be countered) hexproof and indestructible.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Banned and Restricted Announcement: No Changes
    The only reason Jace and BBE were unbanned was because they knew that would help sell masters 25, that is the sole factor in it.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on Arena Modern
    well it is in beta, so you can expect resets like that, just like everyone will likely have their collections wiped upon actual release to prevent given testers a massive advantage.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full Buy-a-Box information (early delivery, and BAB Promo)
    Seem's basically pre release is going to be release soon enough..... early pick up seems odd.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria FAQ leak thread
    So if it is right it has a one green mana dork (maybe they are no longer to strong for standard)

    Also for those wondering about common legends Rosewater said on his blogatog that there is a legendary slot in each pack so does not mean common legends necessarily
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  • posted a message on What was that Geocache all about ?
    eh I feel this is likely a big ploy to try to create hype. Since they can not depend on spoilers like usual to do it this time around.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on FELIDAR GUARDIAN IS BANNED!
    Quote from DSCI4 »

    So, how would a flex slot work? You'd have to decide on rarity and color before you even knew what the problem was and then you'd have to cram a really powerful card into the set without as much testing as normal. You'd also have to be able to get art for it and either make the card blue/white or risk the color not being able to answer the problem at all. The other option is to just bump a card out at the last minute which might wreck limited strategies/balance or axe a neat card that might not fit into any other sets.

    Good question.

    Uncommon... they've done it with Rakdos Charm, Volcanic Fallout, and Raking Canopy in the past

    Maybe they just need to make the sets a little bigger so they can print more answers at common and uncommon. Amonkhet felt very light on enchantment removal, for instance. An extra 10 cards or so would go a long way in keeping things balanced.

    That would be nice, but it often seems they will cry how its to complex to be common or uncommon because those are cards for limited! (aka yeah constructed playable cards must be rare or higher more often then not because that sells more packs, if 2 cases can get a play set of playable cards due to low rarity how will we keep sales up?) exactly. Remember what wizards truly cares about is selling more and more packs to keep Hasbro happy.

    Glad I made the decision to stop collecting and sell off my collection. I can play my limited tournaments I enjoy, sell the valuable cards instantly, offsetting the cost, if I win more stuff to sell. Do not have to worry about keeping things for a collection, just to read banned, banned, banned and watch the prices go down, then prices of other cards do not rise as much because hey they seem to like banning things now... ah well. This decision will save me a couple grand a year likely.... Time to pursue other passions, magic had been allowed to take in to much of my expendable income for to long. I feel bad for some people holding on, the trends are worrisome, got lottery cards sucking up a huge chunk of a sets value, to the point where if you fail to get them you likely lose. like 4 or 5 cards in a new set over $10.... all mythics at that. yeah very nice ( I got lucky at pre-release promo liliana and a foil angel of sanctions so I made money over all playing there even with all the prize packs being 100% crap.

    I hope wizards can get their act together and stop being 100% lets do anything we think will bring in another penny instantly no matter the long term effects, and start looking more to the future and how to keep the game strong. But lottery cards, master sets year after year, other random sets each year... just $$$$$$$$ to wizards and anything else be damned.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Aether Revolt Sealed Generator
    I believe they are talking about Saheeli Rai and Feldiar guardian combo. You use Saheeli Rai's -2 to copy the guardian, when it enters the bf you exile Saheeli Rai who then comes back with 3 loyalty again and you then do the -2 again on the guardian and so on and so forth until you have as many felidar guardian tokens as you desire.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tezzeret the Schemer
    I guess it can make your smugglers copters into 5/5 flying looters that need not be crewed....
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Harmless Offering Loading Ready Run
    though it seems it's tail has a mouth or something, not a normal tail tip... kinda scary when you notice that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full Set List is Up
    I want to riot. Not a single good card today. Set just went from great to below average. Imperous perfect at rare and sphinx at mythic feel like a punch to the face. No port. No berserk. No crucible. No flusterstorm. Im confident my box is no longer worth the msrp and while I expect a reasonable amount of filler once again they overdid it.

    What a shock, spoil all the great stuff first couple of days, then show why the set will not sell for 20-25 a pack at the end. Did you seriously expect something different? If the majority of boxes give msrp or better, then prices of singles go down and wizaards do not like it when the collectors/investors cry, or packs will be sold for 20-25 a pack instead of msrp which will also cause whining. This is literally how every spoiler season goes, I am shocked people act surprised over it still...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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