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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    However, no one wants to listen to groveling, me least of all because I know it for what it is, which is self-blind and unadulterated hypocrisy.

    Sorry, man, I think, it's important to explain things to be understood, I have been doing this since the start! There are 44 pages in this forum to prove this.

    You call me 'Brother', but you are obviously not even my friend, that's what I call hypocrisy!
    A friend would have at least answered to my mails. Nobody believes that you didn't check your privat email account for 2 weeks, at least, I don't, especially as you responded to my mails before you became host.

    This is the 2nd time, that you are threatening the existence of this event.
    The first time you organized and announced a boycott of the event and now you left the host position from one day to another, and while I try to keep the event alive, you accusing me and demand from me to donate my tix, as you did, while you hosted.
    This is only to provoke a turmoil. You just gave all your credits from Mtgocardmarket to Bandit Keith, that's ok, you can do with them what you want, but I spent my tix the way I want, too. If you would care for the event or the community, you could have sponsored a special event or just distributed 5 extra tix to the pool for the next months. Instead you use the opportunity to attack me and start your next fight.

    You are definitely an MTG expert! You have played all formats, you own every card or can buy it, without reconsidering. But your knowledge about the PRE-scene or experience as host and format organizer are rather limited. Your idea that the unbanning of cards will lead to a change in decks or even colors used by the majority of players, would assume that everybody has the cards and/or money to create a new competitive deck, which most just can't! They play PRE, because it's free.
    There are other reasons, too. It is nice to play formats, that are not supported elsewhere, but if we would charge the same entrance fee as WotC for a tournament, you would be very likely the only one, who still wants to play.

    Now, I want to correct some of your statements, which were plain wrong:

    1. When you wanted to start playing 100c again, I gave you 30 tickets on MTGO to build a new deck up
    I never wanted to start playing 100c again!! I was done, I had sold my entire collection, which took me 6 years to gather. I was demoralized and weared down by the the untenable and absurd accusations from STsung, and was rather happy to turn my back to some obviously disturbed personalities. Her incomprehensible abnormous hate for me, was absolutely shocking.
    She even tried to agitate other host collagues on me, unfortunately for her, they have known me for years, and she was so in rage and absurd, also, it was reported to me. She claimed, that you and other people hate me,too and I didn't want to believe and even defended you with 'STsung is a friend of lowman, but he is also a friend of mine'. Which I still thought at that time because of the financial contributions from you. Poor people tend to forget that money is for rich people just a means to an end. I still have the email traffic and can publish it here.

    So, what really happened is, that after I told you, that I had to sell my MTGO collection, because I need a new PC after 7 years, you offered to give me that 30 tix voucher, to build a new deck and being able to attend the event. I never asked for that or did expect it. I thought it was a genereous gift. In retrospective it was a clever move from you to be not seen as 'King's murderer', when starting as new host. It also provided you with a back up host, when you didn't want to host.
    There is nothing wrong in using replacement hosts, but the custom in all PRE, is to ask or at least inform the replacement host BEFORE the event takes place. I hosted about 8-10 events in the last 7 months without any forwarning.


    2. even if you woke me up at 0100 in the morning to trade
    I never woke you ap at 1am! How should I have done this !?! I have an email adress from you, and I can enter a MTGO chat.

    3.if you need help setting up polls, sending the results emails (I can cut and paste this in 5 mins or less)
    Well, maybe you can do that, but you didn't as host. Oscar( our sponsor) was glad, when he heard, that from now on, I will host again, because you often didn't report anything for several weeks.
    And I spent usally about 30 min for the result emails, because he is no abstract company, but a human being, and without him, this event would have not been running. I keep him up with informations about the event, players or format.

    4. or bouncing racists/bigots/miscreants from the event than let me know
    Now it's getting funny! You want to help me bouncing STsung, the sick dog you set on me ?!?
    There is no defense against irrationalism, anyway, beside explaining, but often it fails. I spent a lot of time with ChaosBlackDoom to play and improve his decks, then in an event a card from his was bugged, and he demanded to be declared as winner( although a victory was not sure or immediately, even if the card worked correctly, if I remember that right), however after I explained him, that a bug is force majeure and no host would declare him as winner, he used the last 12-15 min to blame and insult me and his opponent, instead of keep playing.


    5. think the last miscreant (banned person) was in 2016
    No, it was Yokai in 2017.

    There are other points, that I would like to comment, but it's 4.30 am and I spent already 5hours to write this post.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    And lowman, nobody posted a comment about the ban list(s), so I see no need for a google poll. If anybody will do, we can still start a poll.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    Well, I did not know that, I'm sorry, so you are obviously the exception from the rule.
    Let me get some things straight,too:
    We did not start this event to make money, LeilaPari and me.
    It was the love for the format and even when the official filter still existed in MTGO, most players didn't know or play it online, although there was a huge paper magic scene, at least in Germany. So we wanted to make it more known and wide-spread and have the chance to play our favourite format in a tournament. However, that was then. Things change, and now, I'm actually very thankful for the tix, because I had lost all my belongings.

    When you are a group of people, that can help a lot. My 'carreer' started as one of several hosts for Heirloom, usally as replacement. Not really responsible, or the aim for criticism of the format and/or the event itself.
    Hosting an event alone is very exhausting over the course of time. EVERY Saturday for years... If the host take his responsibilties seriously, it is also very time consuming outside the event.
    It is also a difference, if you only host sometimes, or if you are responsible for the whole format and are the 'series organizer' or even the 'format organizer' in Gatherling.
    I can only estimate, but if I take all the time I spent for this event( not including playing time!), the result emails, the postings in forum, discussion in chats, organizing special events and votings, searching for tix that players did not receive, ect pp, I guess, I got about 0.5-1 tic per hour 'payment'.
    Nobody with a healthy mind would do this 'for the money'.
    But, it is an appreciation of the host's work and an appeal to take the job seriously. Also a compensation for the rare, but very unpleasant confrontations with players, when you have to really act as host. When you have to ban a player for cheating. Or when you are accused of such absurd things by a player, that you even don't know what he means or how to defend yourself. Or when a player doesn't stop to use racist and facist comments to provoke his opponents and others.
    So, it was also a release for me, when lowman pushed forward to become host. I was very confident, that he will have what it takes to be my successor, and I enjoyed my freedom, again. In October, only a few months, we will have the 4th anniversary of this event. And while I was only series organizer and sometimes a replacement host, for the 1st year, I have been hosting the rest of the time, excluding the last 7 months. I asked 2-3 weeks ago, if anybody wanted to become the new host, but nobody volunteered. Beside the fact, that nobody volunteered, my first and natural choices, which score 100 points in every category, are all 'hindered by life', Sensei, Sea, etc.
    There are just a few players left in the community, which I know long enough, and which I think they could do it.
    Michelle Wong and Golden Lin both need alarm clocks to attend the events, due the local time difference, and sometimes they are just too tired and don't want to stand up, which of course doesn't work as host. Socanelas still struggles with the English language, while beside other Brazilians nobody speaks Portuguese, etc pp. There are many things to be considered. Maybe, one from the newer players could take over in the future.







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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    We had a discussion, yesterday, if matches should/can be negotiated. My opinion is:
    We usually have only 3 rounds, and sometimes 4. There is practically no way to play the format with 'strangers' in MTGO.
    So, I think we actually should 'play' all matches, and don't 'negotiate' them. Your comments and votes(!) are appreciated.

    We are using the old structure of the event again:
    10(11)tix pool = 4/6 split between undefeated/lost once( +1 from former
    door prize for winner = 5 tix)
    If 2 undefeated, 6/4 split and +1 extra tic, so that the winner always get 5 tix (3 from 6, +1 (door)+1 extra). Loser of
    finals get 3 tix.

    Event 4.34

    Winner: DrPringles -5

    Lost once:
    BrunoDogma -1
    jackslagel -1
    Jota_F -1
    AEFabricio -1
    BoozeMongoose -1
    Socanelas -1

    Event 4.35

    Winner: Goblin_hero -5

    Lost once:
    AEFabricio -2
    DrPringles -2
    lowman02 -2
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    Well, lowman's fire was hot but short. He resigned as host. I will host next Saturday(s), unless somebody else from our community volunteers to do the job in the future. I was very surprised because I didn't expect that from him, at least not after half a year. Especially after he iniated a huge change in the ban list and shaped the format in a way he liked. So, there could be changes again, if you want to propose ideas here, please do not hesitate. At least, we all got experience about a 'modern' ban list for S100( literally, not the format in MTGO) in opposite of sticking close to the last official one, as we did before. Any resumes?(I can't type the French / on top of the e in resume Smile Any comments?

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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    oops, I copied them into this post, but obviously forgot to erase them afterwards, corrected now.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    You erased the short post with the unbanned cards, that I should take from the list in starting post! I took off Birthing Pod, ENtomb, Demonic Tutor, Oath of Druids, Wheel of Fortune, Yawgmoth's Will. Tell me, if there is one missing.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    Very good reasons, Michelle. I'm surprised, though, because I thought I'm rather alone with my dislike of discord.
    Discord sucks! I tried to 'live with it' for another game, about 3,4 months ago. Beside the ceaseless 'spamming', that you described( a lot of 'status messages' pop up, too, like 'xy joined the channel') it let my game crash sometimes, which stopped after I had uninstalled discord again.
    I think it is also a matter of generations, discord is probably less annoying for people who welcome to receive 5 or more SMS per hour, people who probably feel isolated or empty if they DON'T receive 5 SMS per hour. No matter if those were only generated automatically and have no information or urgency for them.
    I never saw any link to discord here, I even don't know the name of the discord channel for our format, so I can't add that to starting post.
    I asked lowman for this, last Saturday, and you propably read his answer, that 'this forum is dead and nobody uses it'. Well this isn't the first time a forum moves, even this forum was moved before when WotC dismissed their forums. But it's the first time that there is no connection from the old place. Natural thing so far was a link to the new destination. This is no secret rave in the 90's! However, I told lowman about it, he declined and I'm done with it.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    Hi lowman, there seems to be a calculation mistake from last event.3 players lost once, last time. 16 tix divided by 3 = 5.333, but I've got 4.30 tix. RobZdar and Golden_Lin, how about you?
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    I removed LED from banned list in starting post and added the announcement for the Super Special.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    I've asked lowman for a complete list of banned cards, which I only copied here. If there are any errors pls report to him.
    I will, too, next time we meet, probably tomorrow.
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    Hey all,
    It has been an honour to be the host for such a long time. But, it may be a good idea after so many years to change the captain on the bridge(insider joke, because lowman is a captain of the US Army:-). He will replace me as host for the future. He definitely has the energy to give the event new impulses and we all know his deep knowledge about Magic. Thanks to all for the good times!
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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    I hoped that BoozeMongoose himself would write again, to clear this misunderstanding. He clearly said to me that he thinks all players should be able to vote! He wrote:
    Hey all!
    So at first, I have no problem with the council-idea, if its just for bannings/unbannings suggestions since i rarely played highlander or commander formats and maybe under- or overvalue cards.

    if its just for bannings/unbannings suggestions We Germans often use just when we mean actuallyonly in English.
    He wanted suggestions and then be able to vote for or against.
    Like I first expected how the 'council' works, too. So, it's actually 3:1, if we assume lowman comes back after a positive vote for his council idea.
    However, there are more questions like if we should test and/or adopt German Highlander. No comment, neither positive or negative, so far from anybody.
    Looks like cancelled then..
    It's always the same stressful debates, one fraction wants the freedom to use all the cards, especially those already banned in other formats, raise the power level, etc. And the others try to preserve the old format, are satisfied with the status quo or can't afford the newly unbanned cards anyway( or don't want to buy cards that can only be used here, then). I suggested as compromise to test and switch to German Highlander format and ban list, although I'm sceptical about their ban list but they have big 'paper' events regularly, and personally I would be glad to rely on their independent and greater data instead of fighting and disharmony in our little community. Just to avoid bad blood. Although lowman praised their banlist as much better balanced than ours( which is unless 4 cards still the original from Wotc!), he decided to quit playing in our event. Which really surprised me, not only because I thought we were friends, and he was a very dedicated player, also because the community were still discussing the issue in the forum and no decision has been made, yet. It was not my intention to alienate him or anybody else!
    At this point, I definitely regret to bring this issue up, because it seems less than a handful of players cares about anyway.







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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    2 topics with several questions.
    Forum:
    I don't like reddit, but I would post results there. Learning how to 'program' reddit to use our logos, rather scares me off, too. I prefer the forum structure here for easier reference, reddit seems much more unstructured, but not the rest of MTGSalvation. But if there is no other place like this, I would rather stay.

    Now for the bannings/council/German Highlander:

    Nobody commented about German Highlander.
    http://highlandermagic.info/index.php?id=bannedlist

    Who thinks our ban list is 'oldfashioned'= needs a radical change?
    Who thinks the 7 wise men should create our ban list via 'the council' as proposed by lowman?
    Is German Highlander an acceptable alternative/ compromise?
    Should we test the format in the forthcoming events? And then vote if we want to use that instead?

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  • posted a message on Singleton 100 , every Saturday 4.00 PM EST/EDT presented by MtgoCardmarket
    My questions were not rhetorical! I'm asking you all what we should do. If for any reason you don't want to 'speak in public' = write in this forum, please send me a private message.
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