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    posted a message on If Sylvan Primordial is banned
    When it was legal it wasnt uncommon for games to look like:

    T1 forest, green suns get dryad arbor
    T2 ancient tomb, natural order
    T3 clone it, clone it again


    The problem is if its early you **** over everyone elses land drops and youre up 3 lands for it. Making it easier to clone and reanimate which keeps them further down. Even late game it turned into clonefights

    In a casual group op agent doesnt do much, screws with some ramp generally, maybe a clutch tutor, but doesnt really break anything

    Hullbreacher is similar. Sucks when someone responds to their own wheel, but thats not common casually. Of the two i think its the more problematic, but when abused it basically just ends the game instead of dragging it out and having everyone fight over it so... meh
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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    posted a message on Secret Lair Subscription/Membership Survey
    Theyre going to do it regardless of feedback and we all know it.

    The survey is just a means to get people talking and to drive hype.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [STX] The Biblioplex, "Bayou Barker,""Big Play," and "Devouring Tentacles"— multiplayer.it previews
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    So green finally get's some reasonably cost planeswalker removal (Devouring Tentacles).


    Because green needed access to an abundance of that. The color with the go wide strategy, the go tall strategy, trample, and questing beast...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from Xcric »
    yeah i agree its the artists fault, i just dont think people should ignore the fact wizards are more and more haphazardly pushing out their products, and not vetting artists is a symptom of that. so is the record number of bannings in the last 4 years.
    and in a way, ultimately it IS WOTCs product. if theres plagiarism in it due to their contracting standards, that is on them.

    i mean they barely playtest cards anymore, they print half a douzen different versions of any given card now, they change plane every set just so people dont get bored. they throw together makeshift sets like ikoria just from art they have lying around. and unsurprisingly the game is in an almost unplayable state in products like arena.

    'its all subjective' is a go-nowhere statement tho. of course it is, everything is. but if you prefer the poorly rendered, washed out modern digital art with its total disregard for color balancing or restraint in detail, over the incredible art that used to be created for this game, then you factually speaking dont have much knoweledge in this area


    K, like thats just your opinion man.

    While its his fault, vetting and pushing out product have nothing to do with anything here.

    At 139 cards deep why would you continue to vet him? You dont like modern card art, or his style, or that card, whatever we get it.

    There are plenty of well done, iconic, cards in his repertoire.

    He was lazy and got caught, appropriate actions were taken. There isnt some great plot here.

    There is no way, or enough time, to research every piece submit versus the entire internet.


    well yeah i guess i cant dispute whether theyre 'iconic'. but 'iconic' doesnt mean 'good' by any means. and yeah i know its my opinion, thats all any of us on here are expressing anyway.

    but i do think there is a greater plot here. and its a shame MTG fans arent more united in how they feel about WOTC. sure, wotc get called out often enough by many MTG commentators like the professor, but fans really should be outright boycotting this company by now and demanding change.
    people would be better off just designing and printing their own cards at this stage and having their playgroup help adjust and balance them. WOTC takes no care in the health of this game anymore and we should all be able to see that


    Over this issue?

    No.

    Over other issues?

    Yes.

    Youre really making this into something it isnt. Theres a reason theres no major push for that over this.


    yes... sigh...
    thats exactly my point. MTG players do not care enough about any of these issues, yourself included. your just happy to overlook every screw up the company keeps doing while the larger systemic issue that the company and its products just goddamn suck now.
    my point is exactly that if people just pushed back and held them accountable more, they would have to change. instead you just keep on buying their crap. oh well




    Oh no! An artist stole another artists work and the company he was working for cut ties with him! What horrible reaction from them they should be doing so much more! Thats it everyone quit!

    The **** did you want to see happen here?

    There is no feasible way to analyze every artists work against the breadth of fan art on the internet without also employing an army of people. An established artist ****ed up. Appropriate actions were taken when the issue was brought to light. What more do you expect?

    This issue is much different from any of the others last year involving art and artists.

    Be realistic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [STX] Verdant Mastery— Brendan Murphy preview
    Sorry but its crap.

    Green already has an over abundance of efficient ramp. It didnt need inefficient ways to ramp other people too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from Xcric »
    yeah i agree its the artists fault, i just dont think people should ignore the fact wizards are more and more haphazardly pushing out their products, and not vetting artists is a symptom of that. so is the record number of bannings in the last 4 years.
    and in a way, ultimately it IS WOTCs product. if theres plagiarism in it due to their contracting standards, that is on them.

    i mean they barely playtest cards anymore, they print half a douzen different versions of any given card now, they change plane every set just so people dont get bored. they throw together makeshift sets like ikoria just from art they have lying around. and unsurprisingly the game is in an almost unplayable state in products like arena.

    'its all subjective' is a go-nowhere statement tho. of course it is, everything is. but if you prefer the poorly rendered, washed out modern digital art with its total disregard for color balancing or restraint in detail, over the incredible art that used to be created for this game, then you factually speaking dont have much knoweledge in this area


    K, like thats just your opinion man.

    While its his fault, vetting and pushing out product have nothing to do with anything here.

    At 139 cards deep why would you continue to vet him? You dont like modern card art, or his style, or that card, whatever we get it.

    There are plenty of well done, iconic, cards in his repertoire.

    He was lazy and got caught, appropriate actions were taken. There isnt some great plot here.

    There is no way, or enough time, to research every piece submit versus the entire internet.


    well yeah i guess i cant dispute whether theyre 'iconic'. but 'iconic' doesnt mean 'good' by any means. and yeah i know its my opinion, thats all any of us on here are expressing anyway.

    but i do think there is a greater plot here. and its a shame MTG fans arent more united in how they feel about WOTC. sure, wotc get called out often enough by many MTG commentators like the professor, but fans really should be outright boycotting this company by now and demanding change.
    people would be better off just designing and printing their own cards at this stage and having their playgroup help adjust and balance them. WOTC takes no care in the health of this game anymore and we should all be able to see that


    Over this issue?

    No.

    Over other issues?

    Yes.

    Youre really making this into something it isnt. Theres a reason theres no major push for that over this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    yeah i agree its the artists fault, i just dont think people should ignore the fact wizards are more and more haphazardly pushing out their products, and not vetting artists is a symptom of that. so is the record number of bannings in the last 4 years.
    and in a way, ultimately it IS WOTCs product. if theres plagiarism in it due to their contracting standards, that is on them.

    i mean they barely playtest cards anymore, they print half a douzen different versions of any given card now, they change plane every set just so people dont get bored. they throw together makeshift sets like ikoria just from art they have lying around. and unsurprisingly the game is in an almost unplayable state in products like arena.

    'its all subjective' is a go-nowhere statement tho. of course it is, everything is. but if you prefer the poorly rendered, washed out modern digital art with its total disregard for color balancing or restraint in detail, over the incredible art that used to be created for this game, then you factually speaking dont have much knoweledge in this area


    K, like thats just your opinion man.

    While its his fault, vetting and pushing out product have nothing to do with anything here.

    At 139 cards deep why would you continue to vet him? You dont like modern card art, or his style, or that card, whatever we get it.

    There are plenty of well done, iconic, cards in his repertoire.

    He was lazy and got caught, appropriate actions were taken. There isnt some great plot here.

    There is no way, or enough time, to research every piece submit versus the entire internet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [STA] Day of Judgment— Emma Skyeward preview
    Why the **** is this mythic
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [STA] Channel, Counterspell, Strategic Planning and a card from MH2— Weekly MTG previews
    Why channel and why at mythic?

    Isnt it pretty much banned everywhere that matters?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Horizons 2 release schedule - Contains Set, Collector, and pre-release packs
    Quote from GeneH »
    The time has come for a new race to emerge as green's shrimps. Every other color has seen more diversity there, but Kavu and other shrimps have fissled. We have too many goblins, so we get dwarves. We have too many elves, so the time has come for the dramatic reemergence of the Ouphe as a creature type.


    I agree on elves but feel the tribe should be something else, like insects
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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