Quote from cryogen »I don't think I would have worded it quite like Buffsam did, but I have to agree with them that encouraging people to quit a format is a bad idea and one that is not healthy for the long-term growth of the format.
Well, sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade. It’s an elitist attitude and honestly has no place in this format or the game in general.
Listen, I’m all for playing games to get your own personal enjoyment out of them. That’s the reason you play them to begin with. But, sometimes you need take a step back and realize the game you are about to play is a little bit bigger than yourself. 99% of the time, I never remember who won or who lost, but I will always remember the overall experience, and I’d like to think that is true for most players.
Beyond that, one thing I cannot stand about comments like that(among some other comments made by other users in this thread) is it furthers the negative stereotype about MTG players or those with similar hobbies. While I understand this is an online forum for MTG, with the way world works nowadays, I have very little faith that most of this banter is just “keyboard warrior” talk and that this is truly the way people portray themselves out in the wild.