Quote from Narvuntien »Hey guys, it is perfectly fine to net deck. This is a common issue that occurs for mid-tier players that are transitioning from casual to competitive magic.
I get it, you are Johnny, you like to express yourself with your deck building, not everyone is like that....
I think we might be talking from a different perspective here. I've been playing MTG for almost 20 years, both casually & competitively.
I'm not saying, "My pile of trash isn't competitive", but I am saying, "The standard meta for years now, has had an obvious top choice deck that a clear majority of players adopt quickly, which crushes diversity".
The fall out from this, is that the effective card pool of standard becomes very small. I don't believe banning cards from the strongest deck is always the right answer here.
Quote from motleyslayer »I feel that net decks/meta strats are a common occurrence among any game that has any kind of competitive scene. I's not really unique to standard to even MtG.
I've kinda noticed a few things happen, at least at the fnm level. I've seen people not show up to fnm as they found it was a lot of similar decks all the time. I've also seen people not show up to fnm because they found the skill level too low or they only wanted to play against meta/"net" decks. I don't even think I could imagine being able to make both sides of this happy tbh
I'm a long term legacy player, I know what you mean about there being clear top decks etc., but I feel legacys' large card pool enables many decks to compete against the better decks out there. I feel it's about creating a balance.
In standard, the smaller card pool means we need more options to even the odds against the best cards or decks out there.
Why MTG still prints cards like Murasa Brute, but doesn't print multiple answers to Field of the Dead is beyond me.
Quote from seilaoque »netdeck is not the issue.
bad game design that inviabilizes 90% of all cards on constructed is.
And here I think is a good issue. Cherry picking the best cards is part of the game, but lately MTG has seemed happy to ban cards instead of creating answers or hate dedicated to forcing players to grind out matches instead of just goldfishing to a win.