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Magic Market Index for April 19, 2019
  • posted a message on So SICK of planeswalkers already
    Quote from SardoNespa »
    THIS is what im talking about. Look at this graveyard. Yes, i got really luck and won this but still.

    That graveyard has far less to do with planeswalkers and a lot to do with the shuffling algorithms.
    The Arena shuffling and hand shaping algorithm(s) is garbage. I'm not going to lie and say that I never drew all four of a particular card within the first ten cards inn paper Magic. However, I have never seen the frequency of draw-all-four-of-a-card as often as I have in Arena (besides cheaters).
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Losing server connection
    I’m simply making an observation here.

    I’ve noticed that Arena has a rather uncanny ability to lose my connection in the middle of a match at important moments in a game. Sometimes, I’ll lose my connection and can quickly re-enter the match. Other times, I’m completely logged out and have to go through the entire log-in process eating up precious time-outs in the process. It’s never really at the same time either. For instance, it might happen during my untap step putting me at risk for skipping my turn. Or it might happen after my opponent declares attackers but before I can declare blockers.

    I’m growing suspicious of the timing, and in some cases, the actions of my opponent afterwards. In one match, immediately after it happened, my opponent began slow playing causing the match to stretch out for 45 minutes. In another, I started seeing graphic glitches, buttons with no text, cards missing artwork, etc.

    Interestingly, I haven’t seen any evidence of my opponents getting disconnected in the last two weeks. Though, I have seen it happen to my opponent in the past. My point is, there seems to be a bit of a disparity between the number of times I believe my opponent loses their connection to the times I’ve lost my own connection.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Do Pre-Release sealed event codes expire?
    Quote from misterpid »
    It's written on the cards that have the codes. I believe all 3 prerelease codes expire on July 1, 2020.

    To be clear...

    What I am asking about is after you enter the code into Arena and receive the ticket. Does the ticket expire?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Standard Meta too Fast?
    ... I have no idea what RDW, WDW and BDW is... Confused
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on Do Pre-Release sealed event codes expire?
    What a bummer..

    Any idea where I can find this information? I searched online and only found information about the code card itself but nothing about after redemption for the ticket.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Do Pre-Release sealed event codes expire?
    Quote from user_938036 »
    If you are talking about what I think you are talking about you can only redeem one per account so even if you put in two codes you will only get 1 ticket. Also they do expire but they all expire at once so you won't be left with 1.

    To be clear, when I talk about multiple codes, I mean codes from different pre-releases. For example, one code each from Guilds, Allegience and War.

    So they expire even if you enter them in on Arena?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Do Pre-Release sealed event codes expire?
    When you enter the code from a pre-release box to get the sealed event ticket for Arena, does that code expire?

    I thought I had 2 codes entered from prior pre-release boxes but it says I’m down to one. Pretty sure I didn’t use it.

    I also might not have entered yet. I’ll have to rifle through my code cards and see. But the question remains, do the tickets expire?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from Gren08 »
    Create a limited print of a product, have a huge problem later. Honestly, the idea of having masterpieces in boosters was better.

    Having the masterpieces in booster packs actually ended up hurting LGSs. Since so many boxes were purchased and opened in order to search for the masterpieces, and most of those were purchased at wholesale price online most likely, the value of singles in those sets were drastically reduced. That reduction of value for the regular cards incredibly hurt local stores, who make a ton of their money selling those singles to players.

    Quote from TheArchitect »
    Quote from MTGNewcomer »
    This is really just driven by greed.

    I can understand and sympathize about the purchasing experience and being out of pocket for somewhere between 7 and 30 days as credit cards are reimbursed. However, anything apart from those two reasons are completely irrational.

    At the end of the day, Wizards wanted to sell a collector's item in a limited quantity. They collaborated with one of the world's best e-commerce sites and the demand was just too high.

    EBay has to learn a lesson and scale their infrastructure to meet demand in special cases like this.

    Broken hearts and that is about it.

    Edit: Spelling

    This really isn't eBay's fault.

    It wasn't their infrastructure that oversold a specific quantity? And did so because scummy players were using bots and fake accounts to purchases? It's not as cut and dry as the "hate WOTC" crowd wants to believe.

    Edit: saw this attached photo floating around Reddit. Want to be mad at someone? Be mad at these people, who cheated the system in order to prevent players like you from having a fair chance to buy.

    I just saw this image and came here to post the link to Reddit.

    I’m not even sure what to say about this but, quite honestly, it doesn’t really improve my opinion on this situation, flippers and WotC’s handling.

    Even better, I don’t know if anyone mentioned this. That $20 eBay “compensation” is only good for two weeks. You don’t spend it, you lose it. Any confirmation on that?

    How much worse can it get?

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on So how much money have you spent on Magic?
    It’s hard to calculate just my Magic costs since I use the same budget for video games, family board games, other card games and, don’t ask, vacations.

    The direct cost of the majority of my Standard decks is typically less than $100 starting out. I think my current deck had about $40 or so put into it when I first assembled it. I probably put another $100 worth of cards into it making adjustments and tweaking it. All in all the current iteration is valued somewhere in the ball park of $150 or so. Instead of spending $400 on a Standard deck, I’d rather pump that money into Legacy cards. I do buy one box (very rarely more) for ****s and giggles then flesh out the missing pieces with single purchases so... another $600 a year depending on what Legacy singles I buy I guess.

    I don’t usually calculate lost money such as entry fees, packs, consumable supplies, etc. For instance, I spend somewhere around $160 a year on inner sleeves, penny sleeves, deck sleeves and boxes. Since I do FNM nearly every Friday and pre-releases (skipping only the Ixalan block), I think I spend about $345 a year on entry fees not counting any winnings.

    I never travel more than 10 minutes, 15 if traffic is bad, to my LGS so travel expenses are essentially zero.

    So I’m probably under estimating costs here but I guess about $1k a year?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Quote from Arkmer »
    Ah, I suppose online resale would make the difference nearly impossible to tell? That’s unfortunate.

    I hope someone eventually posts a pic of one of these sheets. I’ve seen non-foil ones, but never a foil one. I’d also be curious to see if they have card backs or not. I think reddit had some mild speculation about making them not worth cutting by removing the backing.

    Watch the Loading Ready Run Prepre-release of WAR on YouTube. They show them several times as they gave 2 away.

    Right, but I believe these sheets are going to be a special print run by WotC specifically to appease those people who got their orders canceled. It’s not a normal print run unless these are getting pulled off the line at their “print-to-demand” business model.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Wow... Looks like WotC is really going out of their way to shoot themselves in the foot. There is talk all over Reddit and others about NFC cutting the sheets into cards. Sorry, uncut sheets are cool but NFC cards are not.

    How many do you think are going to get cut and passed off as non-NFC?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from Kman »
    WoTC: Heres 2 Foils of every Rare Planeswalker and 1 Foil of every Mythic Planeswalker. + Heres two foil copies of every other rare in War of the Spark and one foil copy of every other Mythic in War of the Spark.
    Me: Well that sounds......pretty AWESOME
    WoTC: Well you cant exactly use any of them because we are going to send them on a rolled up uncut sheet.
    Me: Oh.....uh.....hmm...{could you cut that sheet for me?)
    WotC: Could you go ahead and agree to cancel your orders even though you havent received any refunds yet and some arent even pending?
    eBay: oh wait heres $20


    Am I the only one that thinks it’s funny that you’re getting an authentic Mythic/Rare uncut foil sheet with genuine curling straight from the printer?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Lost & Found (dice)
    Back in ‘96, a good friend took me to a place in Nevada called, “The Armory.” I remember the name because I still have the two tubes of six dice I bought from there. You can still buy similar tubes (complete with the red cap) online but the sets now have a 7th dice. Along with a 13th dice I bought elsewhere, I’ve had them for over two decades. I don’t use the tubes anymore, they’re too bulky and I don’t use the D20’s as a life counter either. But, I still keep all thirteen dice in my counter bag.

    One FNM, around three months ago, I lost one of the D4. I didn’t even notice it was missing until the following FNM, by then I couldn’t remember who I played against. Every single FNM afterwards, I would ask the regulars if they happened to have my missing dice. No luck. I eventually gave up hope. The unlucky 13 was no longer unlucky Frown

    I hate losing stuff. It’s not like the dice were irreplaceable or anything. It’s just a nice feat owning, and using, the exact same dice for Magic for over two decades. I wanted to keep it going even longer.

    Last FNM, my first opponent dumps out his bag of dice. Amongst all of his casino red D6’s and D20’s there lay an odd blue and white speckled D4. “That’s weird. Where did you get that blue one?” I ask.

    “Not a clue. I didn’t even know I had it.” He says.

    So I dumped out my bag and separated out the 5 matching dice and lined them up. “I think it’s mine. I lost it weeks/months ago and couldn’t figure out where it was.”

    I was ecstatic. I found the missing die! My opponent had taken a break from Magic for three months and only just returned because of WARs release. That was why I never found it before; he simply didn’t show up to any FNM since the day I lost it.

    My D4 has been completely silent on its adventures but it’s now back home with its siblings.

    Strangely enough, it brought along two friends from its travels that night. A dark blue, almost purple, D20 and a bright blue D6 with a navy-like emblem. It’s really weird because I took extra care tracking and collecting my dice after every match. How did these two find their way into my bag?

    No matter, I’ll find the owners some day, and those die will never tell their owner(s) what adventures they had.

    Seriously, I got to stop leaving my dice bag out between games.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from Quamobrem »
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Not sure whether this is true but it appears WotC is offering an uncut mythic/rare foil sheet to those who ordered but were rejected. Here is the relevant post on Reddit:

    Again, totally can confirm, got the email a little over an hour ago.

    Oh **** sorry! I didn’t even see your post there. I thought I refreshed the page before posting. Redface
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Not sure whether this is true but it appears WotC is offering an uncut mythic/rare foil sheet to those who ordered but were rejected. Here is the relevant post on Reddit:

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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