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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.
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  • posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from wallycaine »
    It's wizards fault as well as the artists. Wizards could vet their artists and choose to only hire actual credible fantasy artists (you know, like they used to...) But instead they just let some girl in marketing hire her fav Instagram tattoo amateur artist (omg yay!) Such as with faithless looting.
    Or in this case, an actual plagiarist.

    Wizards has been declining the quality of their art for decades. MTG audience just isn't discerning enough to notice
    Jason Felix isn't a new artist for Wizards. He's done over 120 other illustrations (that we've seen so far) that stretch back years. All is Dust is a classic, iconic card by the artist. There's literally 0 reason for Wizards to suspect that this guy was going to suddenly start plagiarizing after a business relationship of over a decade.


    You've proved my point perfectly. The art for all is dust is very poor. It's only a matter of time before substandard digital illustrators start cutting corners.

    And youve proved my last point too about the MTG audience; you actually think this artwork is iconic


    its all subjective my guy.

    he's done quite a few cards (a quick search puts it at 139), a lot of them are really popular and easily recognized for their art.

    if he has a bunch of art that wasn't plagiarized, then yeah, there's no reason to suspect him of it. its just that simple.

    guy ****ed up in trying to be lazy, lots of people do that.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Resculpt— Card Kingdom preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I can't believe it same year with ravenform and people yelling that divine gambit is the worst card ever

    and They just did it again with this.......one mana less


    just target your 1/1, or late game mana rock. this isn't really that bad at all. plus its exile, so things like con sphinx that are ******* up your game are gone forever.

    its not spectacular but you gotta think bigger than standard.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Tanazir Quandrix— TeferiMagic preview
    Its... neat

    Like, its not bad, and its certainly game ending powerful, its just not interesting

    I mean, thats a-okay mind you.

    Its just strong, and forgettable.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands— MTGGoldfish preview
    I love it. Not enough to jam everywhere mind you, but in most edh decks this thing ends up being huge value
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  • posted a message on [STA] Divine Gambit— Jorge Luengo preview
    That card really sucks
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  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/26— Lots of Learning
    Does everyone forget the option to discard and draw as part of learn? Its still potent in edh.

    I probably wont run guiding voice in feather, while the counter and the option to loot is strong... i have a lot of trouble getting behind sorcery speed even if that spell gets recurred. The deck just draws a ****ton already and wants to be casting EVERY turn, not just MY turn
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  • posted a message on [STA] Day of Judgment— Emma Skyeward preview
    Why the **** is this mythic
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  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/25— Shadrix Silverquill, Ward, and the mechanics of Strixhaven
    Not impressed.

    Im sure itll pan out to be strong, but whatever.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/25— Shadrix Silverquill, Ward, and the mechanics of Strixhaven
    Really sick of busted u/g cards

    We get it. They sell packs. Maybe, just maybe, its because their designs are so pushed.

    What i mean is white and red can sell a pack too if they actually got some design space and were pushed too
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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?
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  • posted a message on [STX] Professor Onyx— Danny Trejo preview
    What reason is there for her to hide her identity? Is she known on this plane? For being a multiverse everyone sure does know everyone else.

    Easily couldve been any other walker whose storyline HASNT been concluded.

    But sex sells.
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  • posted a message on MaRo's Strixhaven Teaser
    I bet the white draw 3 card is something like draw 3 cards then each of your opponents may draw 6 cards

    A few friends suggested blink as the new keyword. I could see it, since i dont even need to explain it and we all know what it means
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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
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons 2 release schedule - Contains Set, Collector, and pre-release packs
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Quote from Sliverologist »
    I'll be here hoping for more Slivers. That's largely it. I nearly have all the enemy fetchlands I need. But, they sometimes do give me things I never knew I wanted in sets. Given that they're not going to use mechanics they've used in the first Modern Horizons, that really makes me question if they'll do Slivers again.


    They might bring back some of the same mechanics. Slivers might just be shifted into different colors though.

    Personally I'd like to see like a Black/Green graveyard archetype featuring Retrace as a returning mechanic.


    As in like mechanically? Because slivers exist in all colors already
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