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  • posted a message on where to go for rumors after this site closes
    Quote from toomuchtariel »
    what infrastructure and maintenance does a site like this even need? It's just a forum. Absolutely ridiculous that it has to shut down. Which morons at Curse are responsible for this?


    Well, at least you admitted you know nothing about the topic, John Snow.

    Running a forum like this takes dollars for webhosting, a rented or purchased server (more dollars), and many person-hours by people with various marketable skills (so they could be earning dollars with they time they spend on this).

    So quitcher bitchin', you've been getting something for free for a very long time that cost a great deal to maintain for you. If the administrators are so busy doing stuff that makes money so they dont have time for this, then well done them and good luck and thanks for everything.
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  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    I've asked this question on both Facebook and Twitter, but how does a company fairly sell 12,000 units of something to 50,000+ people who want it? What system would be fair? What would survive the DDOS-attack levels of internet traffic? I have an example (what is done for San Diego Comic Con tickets) but I'm curious how others would solve the issues facing this product.

    Usually no matter what the solution people will be butthurt. The only answer is if everyone gets one and it's magically worth 10 times what they paid for it even if it's an unlimited print run.


    No, it is not necessary to throw up our hands and say the problem is too complicated to solve. We've been solving this problem for a long time at places like stock exchanges.

    The answer is some kind of auction, the details dependent on exactly what kind of outcomes people want to prioritize. There needs to be some way for people to communicate the range of prices they are willing to pay, a bidding period to receive that communication, and then a calculation to find the amount of money that 12,000th rank ordered person was willing to pay. Everyone willing to pay more than that either pays that amount, or their bid, or something in between. Everyone below that amount doesnt get a widget.
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  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from Quamobrem »


    Definitely not happening, though,


    Indeed. If its happened this many times...its intentional.
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  • posted a message on Next Magic Set Prediction?
    They killed Gideon either to bring Elspeth back or make a new white walker. Either way, we're heading to Theros soon.

    We're also dealing with Phyrexia one way or another. I hope we don't win there too, because they've been the insidious baddies since the beginning, they should remain a threat on the margins.

    They also introduced Jace's home plane during Origins and we havent been there yet. That counts as both a new plane and some place we might actually get rid of Jace, so...sweet. Lets go.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from Elostirion »


    This art really needed to be on a better card...


    I'm rebuilding 8rack over this card, completely.


    And I'm old enough to think you were reconstructing a playback machine for some classic rock...

    (but not disco. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt there)
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  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers


    This art really needed to be on a better card...
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  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    That Tamayo looks soo much better than the regular one we're getting in the West.


    Yeah, but to be fair, the Japanese artist probably thought "Hey, they stole this character from OUR mythology, so let me make a kick @$$ art for it"...
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  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers


    Ugin looks like he's Wile E Coyote and just noticed he ran off the cliff. Flapping his arms furiously trying to fly.
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  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Cool cool cool you want to play the lottery. Have fun opening packs looking for specific cards.

    Having Standard decks that don't cost hundreds of dollars? Outrageous! I know, it's weird that people actually want to play their game without having to consider the financial ramifications. So what?


    Inconsistent logic. Having lottery tickets in the packs reduces the prices of all other cards in the packs and makes standard more affordable, not less.

    Standard decks will still cost hundreds of dollars because Hasbro still makes sure nearly all the tournament quality cards are at least rare if not Mythic. Just wait. You haven't seen the mythic mana-fixing land cycle yet...
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  • posted a message on Card Kingdom Spoilers: Mana Geode, Guild Globe, Gateway Plaza, Prismite
    At least Gateway Plaza is a reprint, not a 4th name on the same card...
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  • posted a message on IGN Spoilers - Nicol Bolas, Dragon God, Deliver Unto Evil, The Elderspell
    Lol at “broken” target-specific removal. Powerful sideboard cards are self-regulating. Nobody mainboards Massacre


    Can we stop with the absolutely ridiculous comparisons? Plummet? Massacre?

    Neither of those cards say "Destroy any number of <thing>, completely up to you. Make your <thing> better for each <thing> destroyed."

    If your comparison isn't in that template, it doesn't belong in the "This new card is not as good as this old card that must not be broken because nobody uses it" template.

    Come on.
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  • posted a message on IGN Spoilers - Nicol Bolas, Dragon God, Deliver Unto Evil, The Elderspell
    How often do you see yourself facing more than 1 walker? And even if all stars align and hell freezes and you get to cast it against 2-3 walkers AND it resolves, that means that a) all walkers have been activated at least 1 time b) 1-2 walkers have been activated several times over several turns, gaining their controller an accumulated advantage. Is resolving elder spell really gonna turn the tides at that point?


    Actually, yes. Turning the tide is just what this is for. This is not a Win-More card that you play when you're already ahead and it dosnt matter. This card takes those 2-3 walkers that have been activated a couple times, gaining their controller an accumulated advantage, and then it wipes out that advantage and gives it to you instead. The more they were ahead of you in the dimension this card operates in, the more they lose and the more you gain.

    I hate Walkers, and I have since they were invented. For a long time, each one basically had the text box "Deal with me right now or lose", and that was one of the things that really narrowed the strategy of the game. The current walkers in this set are actually much better. They're more narrow of focus and don't generally threaten to win the game by themselves. Walkers ought to have been this way since 2007. So I'm really gleeful to see some walker hate.

    But this costs way too little and is way too selective. I get to selectively blow up all of the stuff of this type, no matter whose it is, and avoid whichever of mine I'd like to in order to move some counters around to my preferred cannon. And it costs so little mana that I wont mind firing off a couple early, and backing up the really important one with counters late. Anything that makes people think about whether or not they are overextended is good IMO, but this is too cheap and too selective.

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  • posted a message on Planar Celebration
    This card has its own theme music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np6vAuS0KNs

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  • posted a message on Bond of Passion
    This card is so bad I'm not even going to make a joke about Bond. Passion Bond

    {No search for an image of a post-transition Sean Connery as a southern belle trapped in a job as a small-town strip dancer with a heart of gold. The card isnt good enough}
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  • posted a message on Bond of Insight (Matthew Nass Twitter)
    Bond. Insight Bond.

    {Um, Sean Connery driving a small Honda hybrid? Sorry}
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