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  • posted a message on Arena Meta post Ravnica
    What is the current standard RDW list? I want to spend my gold/gems on doing events where I can, because buying packs is terrible in this game. As much as I'd prefer to throw together a Boros (or even Naya) Angels list, it'd be easier to use my wild cards on building something that has a reasonable chance at winning events and helping grow my card pool.
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  • posted a message on Holy *****, this game sucks as a "new" player
    I swear, both the matchmaking and/or the shuffling seems dependent upon whether or not you spent money. But seriously, outside of Blizzard games (HotS, Overwatch, Starcraft), I've never seen such terrible matchmaking. F2P decks matched against top-tier Merfolk/Golgari/UW draw-go garbage. Though I feel I have gotten the $5 worth I spent on the welcome pack in Closed Beta out of the experience, it's quickly coming to a point where I can't recommend this game to anyone except as a way to just practice with priority and things to keep sharp. I certainly wouldn't invest much time or money into it right now, and would do much to recommend to potential new players not to, either.

    The UI is among the worst I've ever encountered and actively harms the experience. The matchmaking is going to drive would-be new players away from the game in droves. As much as I like the idea of building up a collection and playing online with a large userbase, so far Arena just keeps disappointing more and more. I hate being negative about something like this, where I feel there is potential, but this game has some very glaring issues. A lot of this is going to make this game cater only to the hardcore and/or the whales, and I'd like to find a better place to voice my concerns to Wizards. Not that they'll listen, but somewhere we ought to be able to get the word out: the new player experience in this game is extremely poor.

    At this point, if I am going to drop significant amounts of money on Magic, it'll be on paper Magic, where I can buy exactly the cards I want and put together good decks, and also have a much better idea what I'm up against.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Holy *****, this game sucks as a "new" player
    Ugh. I hate the terrible UI for this game. It just cost me a game because I tried to do a Vicious Offering on their Bristling Boar, kicking it by sacrificing a Saproling. But it just refused to target the Boar and just killed my Saproling for no reason whatsoever. That and the matchmaking are Blizzard-level garbage. It's getting harder to enjoy this game.

    Quote from Algernone25 »
    She hasn't posted a decklist anywhere, but as I said, she streams Arena two to three times a week, so you may be able to put it together by watching her VoDs.


    I checked the videos and a few of the others running similar lists, so I have a better idea now. I may try to put something together along those lines. If I can get past my sheer frustration with this game's terrible UI and matchmaking.
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  • posted a message on Holy *****, this game sucks as a "new" player
    Quote from Algernone25 »

    As proof of this, take a look at Skybilz on Twitch. She's spent a total of $5 on the game (The welcome kit I mentioned) and she has a boros deck that looks incredibly flashy with 3 and 4 copies each of Lyra Dawnbringer, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice as well as a History of Benalia and a Sacred Foundry. She has torn through competitive standard events with that list and is able to keep getting cards and packs and coins with it. Simply by investing what she had into one really good deck, and being really good with that deck. Feel free to check her VoDs or stream, she streams Arena most Wednesdays and Thursdays.


    Do you happen to know if there's a deck list anywhere of the stuff she uses? As someone who loves Angels and is wanting to build an Angel deck, I'd like to see how it plays out in Arena if I can build something along those lines.
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