Goes infinited with a bunch of creatures like :
So its possible broken fairly easily ...
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Jun 17, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/17 - Cavalier of Flame, Chandra Stuff, and promosThey should give promos an actual PROMO rarity like they did in the past, upgrading them to rare in the process.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I hate promos with their common/uncommon rarity symbols like the plague.
Jun 8, 2019The impact of Modern Horizon on modern is more subtle , as the cards are just very slightly pushed to matter in moderns metagame of cards, so its actually not by accident at all in this set if something sees play in Modern, they "forced" it to happen.Posted in: Magic General
However, the cards are not so crazy auto-includes that it blanks anything else, quite a bunch of cards are potential options for decks and exchange cards to slightly mess with the metagame, but thats all.
EDH and the rest just gulps up all potentially good cards anyway, so any set that has some remotely playable cards will fit that category.
The vast majority of the constructed relevant cards are rare or mythic, the commons and uncommons are mainly made for limited.
The set from a design standpoint is very much TIME SPIRAL , with the massive amount of returning keywords and the somewhat reprint of older cards in new name, its pretty much exactly Time Spiral, just more expensive and marketed as a modern set.
The limited games so far are quite basic, all the mechanics are very much glued to a color combination of mechanics and quite a bunch of rares/mythics are not too crazy in limited (the exceptions of bombs still exist of course).
The set being more expensive completely kills it for me as a Draft format, i wouldnt play this at all and if Drafts would cost double normally, i would very much stop drafting all together, as this is just the cheapest possible money grab imaginable.
It saddens me deeply that people buy these overpriced products, and the fact that so many do, just gives WotC more incentive to ramp up the cost of playing the game ; very very bad development and people just dont care, which is even worse.
Anyhow, sets nothing special, but costs double, so its actually a really really bad product compared to a normal Draft set.
Jun 5, 2019The mulligan is great for limited to find at least the needed 3 lands to get anything going.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Scry mulligan is stupid for that, as you have to keep a hand with 1 land just to "hopefully" hit something with the scry, and if you dont you are screwd.
So for limited, its a total plus, good for everyone and nobody in their right mind would mulligan a good hand, unless you have a bomb that is so much better than anything else and cheap to cast too (busted crap like Pack Rat, which are insanely stupid for limited anyway).
Standard its pretty fine too, nothing really depends on it and the decks are reasonable slow that they really just need to hit lands if they mulligan.
Modern / Legacy / Vintage the mulligan is completely busted, simply for the existence of INSANE hate cards to mulligan to, Leylines that depend on being in the starting hand, putting the big creature for your Oath of Druids / Tinker away and all the kind of stuff.
So its almost guaranteed they will ban some cards with that Mulligan in these formats and they are willing to do that (as they can just print some replacement cards with similar effects in case of the Leylines etc.).
WotC cares most for Standard and Limited, to nobodies surprise.
Jun 1, 2019This might be tremendously easy to get going.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Artificer's Intuition helps a lot to find whatever cheap artifacts you want and bin them quickly.
You can either win by swarming them with tokens, or use the "you lose" part if they dont have graveyard removal at hand.
Either way works.
May 31, 2019This could be a common no problem.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
You almost never kicker this, 9 is a lot of mana.
This is as good as always worse than a Fireball.
Fight with Fire is a massively stronger card, and was a premium uncommon.
This is in general worse than Lightning Strike, which would be a premium common, and a just an efficient uncommon.
This is pretty much Lightning Strike, and in case you flood out, it might just randomly win the game, which is kinda annoying when it happens, but some people enjoy winning at random.
May 31, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Should magic make basic Dual lands common and easily obtainable?In casual magic you can simply use proxy cards.Posted in: Magic General
In any tournament you are supposed to get the real cards, and Magic is a "collectable" card game, so by nature everything that is really good is probably also rare.
Dual lands are a form of investment, at any point in time if you spend money on dual lands, 1 year later you made a profit doing so.
They get more expensive and they are a reasonable good form of investment, a lot of stock market papers perform worse, dual lands just get more expensive.
The formats you "need" them are extremely expensive anyway, Vintage, Legacy.
In Commander on a casual table you better just use some nice looking proxy cards, nobody should give a dime about it (as it would be downright insanity to have a full dual land package for lots of commander decks).
Lots of casual groups will make up their own rules for what kind of proxy is acceptable ; like you want to actually get the card in a forseeable future, so you use a proxy till then ; or cards that you have multiples in different decks, but you actually have at least 1 of them, and some simply say as long as we can read the cards without a problem (colored print outs) its all fine.
Magic is as expensive as you make it.
Theres pretty much no limit in pimping out cards with more expensive versions, but for casual magic you can also make it as cheap as you want it to be.
May 22, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/22 - The First Sliver & Slivers!The First Sliver is kinda a flavor fail, as the cascade sliver enters the battlefield before it, so its not really the "First" Sliver ...Posted in: The Rumor Mill
But oh well, i love all the 5-color cards, they are sweet and juicy, cant ever have enough of them.
May 21, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Modern Horizons - is the price tag justifiable + other ponderingsLots of the cards could simply be in a Commander product, as they are build around themes anyway.Posted in: Magic General
But they learned that they can easily ask for more money and people will pay up.
It simply works as people dont think much, they just buy into the hype and someone is clearly willing to overpay for everything (as someone must actually keep the cards for the high price tags, while many others just buy the stuff to sell them again for value, as long as you get them for cheap).
Magic at this point clearly got enough people that are totally willing and able to pay the high prices and there is little to no reason why they shouldnt milk these people (as frankly said, i never bought any of these master set booster packs or any packs that ask for more money, and you can easily get the singles you need for much much cheaper than buying into packs).
They could totally throw at you more product for much much less money and still make a high profit, as making cards is NOT expensive and they put up margins that are plainly insane. But it doesnt matter, people pay that money and with that much money in the community, it kinda self-destructs if these people would suddenly vanish ; as it all depends on the bunch of people that actually keep the cards, as the market cant sustain if all would just buy and sell the cards for profit, someone has to pay the "ultimate" price and keep the crap, which will then in almost any case lose a ton of value.
May 21, 2019To truly work with this card you want to abuse it massively.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Playing Restore Balance and the like will be a start.
Hitting a Finale of Promise or two can be good with these 0 mana sorcery cards.
Maybe Doublecast produces some kind of combo if you can chain them into each other.
There is room to work with and abuse this card, but its still not a given and pushed down in flexibility (making it sorcery instead of instant is a big deal).
But its super demanding, as playing a deck full of sorcery cards that actually provide good value for it missing some portions of the time is quite the task.
As an instant to allow for instant and sorcery it would be a hell lot more usable, even just as a generic good card to hit 2 spells.
May 19, 2019The restrictions on Force of Negation are pretty significant , so it either does the job or it just flat out cant.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
In any format you can play the real Force of Will you absolutely want to.
In Modern it will fuel the existing Mono Blue counterspell + super annoying planeswalkers .dec even further.
At this point you have Commandeer in that slot and this is almost always better to fill that role and eat their turn 1/2 Faithless Looting.
Works also good with Snapcaster Mage which further fuels the Mono Blue pile of counterspells (especially if we might get "Counterspell" itself maybe, hopefully ...).
I can see this being quite relevant in modern as a 4x just to hit all the pesky turn 1 spells that can be an all or nothing for so many decks (Aether Vial, Faithless Looting and all other kinds of stuff that would otherwise dominate the game unanswered).
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Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemThe deal with being in public and somewhat called "harassment" (and i clearly distinquish between a from a court defined harassment and a person just feeling they are harassed) , is that its really different pieces.Posted in: Articles
As a private person you have no impact on public that even remotely justifies that anyone attacks you directly.
However, as a public person, like a politician or as we have here, a cosplayer that actively presents their body in public on public events to players, its in your right to criticizes exactly that, which is the body, its presented in a sexualized manner, so commenting in that way is not even inappropriate (might not be your personal taste, but thats a different deal).
If a private person gets mails from random persons theres zero reason or justification, so thats an entirely different matter compared to someone that publicly pushes themselves into public opinion.
Its a really important part of projecting this matter to the context its presented in.
If i see a women feeding a baby and i tell her "You are a 6/10, i wouldnt even rape you" , it would be an unbelieavable inappropriate thing to say , but to someone that in public makes money by presenting their body ? If i tell that to a stripper ? Inapprioriate for sure, but still an entirely different deal, as context matters, the environment matters and if you do not want to expose to that, you are not forced, you can simply not do that job.
If you go to the extreme and outlaw any potenially rude comment, you restrict language by a great deal, so much that people cannot express anything without fear somebody will feel hurt or insulted, and if that justifies that your social media gets permanently flagged and you suffer for it, its a way more extreme response than the "rude comment" started out as.
The adult option would be to point the rude comments out and keep it on a apprioriate level of response, you can talk stuff out and discuss it to proof a point without going to war directly , and still keep in mind, that no person is outright evil, for such things.
And yes, the real sick people are the ones that perform the threats, thats just downright cruelty and has no other reason than pleasing a sadistic pleasure, and that is absolutely nothing a society has to, or should accept, but its a completely different animal to a critic from an public figure.
I am on the side to promote that individuals are responsible for what they are doing.
Jeremy didnt incite harassment, he did poorly phrased comments sure, but thats hardly crazy evil, its just rude and if you talk to him about that, yes ofcourse he knows himself its rude, and thats about it, you can stand above it and realize that something thats already enough, realize you gone a bit to far and the moment you are told so, you can better yourself, problem solved ; the sick people that continue to threaten , thats what remains, but thats adults, responsible for their actions, and any adult that isnt insane should have enough intelligence to not even do that to begin with.
Racist comments are a special kind of deal, just as gay-topics etc. etc.
Its highly controversial to many people and especially your work place is a context with special meaning here.
If i make a racial comment in private, thats it, nobody cares. If someone is insulted they can sue me, i get appropriate punishment, and/or we settle the topic before it escalates, thats the potential for discussion and understanding that is much more valuable than taking every little comment and blow it up like its a death threat right away ; its clearly not.
In your context part you clearly see context matters so much.
Context is key for this here.
All the screenshots are mostly out of context and look entirely different if you get the big picture.
Yes people are offended a lot, but its undeniably a thing you have to be able to deal with if you have any kind of public job, or open yourself up to that (and if you cannot deal with it, its simply the wrong job for you, as theirs issues with lots of jobs and you cannot just blame others for that, self-responsility is a thing, its not that others are always to blame for anything you do and anything you do will have an effect on others, if your job is in public, thats a given).
I think america in special a lot of people are highly influenced by what some special individuals say , so they build up some form of responsibility for what they say, simply because of that.
And i think, it again depends on context and what group you talk to.
In the case here the group of people is the magic community, people that watch Jeremys Channel, thats already a very small subsection again and people that enjoy trollish comments, so they are already open to that and have their own problems why they cannot control what they are doing (as no sane person would write a death threat email to anybody, but lots of people do, especially in heated discusions and extreme topics).
But here Jeremy cannot be at fault for what individuals end up doing, the targeted audience are adults, and should totally be able to control themselves.
Your last part.
I also think he could be much less rude in his comments and from his latest comments he acknowledges this, as often you have to be told you are going over the edge, and if its good to think about it (but again, its about critic and staying on a non-extreme course, you want discussion and not open war).
Lots of stuff i can relate to and the topic is simply overblown by extreme margins.
In the end, people said some mean things and others reacted to them ; thats actually all that happened, thats rude at best, but its not downright evil.
This topic would much easier and smoother be solved in a much smaller circle, or in private between these two.
Pulling it to public just makes things worse, by a lot and it doesnt serve anybody, be they right or wrong, in the end, this open warfare just damages the community and people will bunker themselves into even more extreme sides and become even more unable to discuss anything without directly insulting each other.
But one thing is guaranteed, this will be a hot topic for the rest of the week and probably the next one, and at some point, nobody will care anymore and just play Magic again.
Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemThe fact that a comment makes someone feel harassed doesnt mean it is harassment.Posted in: Articles
Just because someone feels insulted, its not automatic evil in nature.
Most important, he never told to her directly, you literally have to seek out his channel to see the comments, so you actively have to search yourself to see negative comments about yourself.
The indisputable issue are the sick minded individuals that go over the top and do exactly that, email directly, twitter to her directly etc. They do the harassment, they are 100% guilty for it, and they qualify for it, as they indeed take a sadistic pleasure in doing that, its among the most harmful type of troll.
Then theres a difference between private people and people in public.
As a private person nobody has any public interest in what i do and so comments about my person would be out of context.
The moment what you are doing is part of a community, like cosplay at a grand prix and doing pictures of that etc. You present yourself in public and so comments about exactly that are clearly presented.
That alone is no harassment and its just as important to clearly draw a line between what people truly say and what is casually said, simply put, if you are talking to a group of people for hours, chances are you will say something stupid and someone will feel insulted ; so it has to be viewed in context and not just "oh god, look what he said" , and finger point exactly that and ignore anything else.
And especially for Jeremys channel, its clearly a form of topics and talking that you might easily find offending, others do not, some think hes right about a bunch of stuff, and i believe you can easily see he has a bunch of points.
All the so called harassment can be put down to context that gives it a background, so that is what makes the topic a lot more slippery than just believing its all crystal clear.
The idea of thinking its downright crystal clear and theres only black/white in it, is already short sighted, as you have to see more of the picture to get a real glimpse of the actual truth.
Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemYea, if people truly think theres just 1 problem at hand, and that others, but ofcourse never themselves are a part of it, thats just ridiculous, as it is the kind of finger pointing that just wants to make someone else responsible for what you think is bad.Posted in: Articles
If someone truly feels harassed, seek the police, file a claim, prevent the harassment, thats what you can do as an adult, theres a little bit of responsibility for your own too.
Its not your job to defend your wife, if you truly want fairness, she can do that on her own and she should be absolutely able and willing to do so (and if she isnt, that is a problem you have to start working on).
Its always a big question mark, if you have to drag your personal issues into public.
That just makes everything worse, much worse, as you are suddenly exposed to people that choose sides and over dramatic defend it, no matter if it effects them at all.
The adult way to solve the issue would simply be if she started out to simply ask to stop exactly what she thinks is bothering her. Any responsible adult will accept that and change behavior if its reasonable, and if they dont, you file a claim against them, so they get judged by a neutral court (or you are proven wrong on your feeling of being harassed, thats also an option and as an adult your have to live with it).
Nov 30, 2017Theres critic and just phrasing opinions and as a form of entertainer and content provider he has a form of talking that a lot of people find offensive, but there is plenty of comedians i find offensive, but that doesnt make them in any way problematic.Posted in: Articles
Comments can easily be in bad taste and thats undeniable the case for Jeremy, but the real core of the issue to discuss is the small amount of truly idiotic people that take it to a true harassment and violent form of threats ; and the question to discuss would be if you as a content provider are truly responsible for what some sick individuals do , given they are adults, these people are the actual problem, and thats not Jeremy.
The same kind of sick individuals exist on the other spectrum too, some of them Social Justice Warriors that somehow feel Jeremy has to be "utterly destroyed" and death threats against him are "totally fine".
Seriously, its the same kind of sick individuals and its the CORE of a true problem which puts every little issue into full on overdrive roadkill.
It serves nobody and its a form of discussion that is very prevalent in the internet.
Its a culture of trolls and social justice warriors that simply cannot keep their actions behind a healthy line that keeps a minimum of civilized discourse alive.
If people get famous they undeniable have to have a tougher hide. The more people you know and the more people respond to you, the more bad comments you will accumulate.
Thats natural, and people will either like what you do or they will not.
Some of the sick people will downright hate you for whatever you do and this leads to the exact problem of people that think they have to act themselves , right now and fight what they think is the evil, everyone thinks they are in the right to do so and so nobody is able to self-reflect and see they are going over the top.
If matters settle down you could easily see Jeremy seeing himself that a bunch of stuff crosses the line , but bad taste comments and actual harassment should be dealt with in court and absolutely not in public for people to just judge and start their little lynch mobs in every corner burning whatever victim they just found.
So there is more than just one problem.
A lot of problems and everyone is part of some problem, if they see it, know it, or still deny it.
Nov 30, 2017Theres plenty of "good" men that started wars and killed people in the name of what they thought to be somehow the right thing.Posted in: Articles
The reality is, there are no "evil" and no "good" men, just opinions and people that push these ideology with violence over the other, who ever wins will be in the right, the other side clearly must have been wrong.
Its not the job of people to start a lynch mob and "destroy" other human beings and its downright pedantic to think that is in any way what "good men" should do.
Any problem has to be discussed and solved on the appropriate level.
Pushing topics in public only serves the trolls and media hype , people calling out for a single entity to be blamed for everything they think is bad.
The reality is, theres not a single bad person and everyone is usually to some degree responsible for what they do or do not do.
People really like to give small problems horrific names so they sound like much bigger problems, that leads only to despair and misery, it has no positive benefit for anybody, just pampers the ideology of people that really think they are the only legit form of judgment call, self-administered justice isnt the way to go and if you ever get in the situation to think someone is the personified evil, you are guaranteed wrong and simply ignore the other standpoint (so you become evil yourself, just to pretend to defend against evil, thats in no way a solution and only leads to a conflict in which everyone can blame anyone to be in the right and suddenly there are no good men left anymore).
Nov 30, 2017A very big issue is that different topics are brought together, while they simply do not fit.Posted in: Articles
Nazi and troll posters are two very different things and should never be put together, just to fuel a cause, thats selling your own arguments cheap and makes them one-dimensional black/white thinking again, which is good for nobody.
Also, there will be critic and negative critic as well, that has to be acceptable.
Nobody is forced to be overly positive about anything.
If you truly dislike something you can say so, and its value to the discussion that this is expressed and not just ignored, or even outlawed as something terrible wrong.
At the same time its very valid to criticize something and not come up with a solution on your own right away. I can critic a cook and not be able to make it better, thats totally fine and it must be legit to do so. The point of critic is that you should never need to justify for it, the receiver can take the critic and see it as an issue, or they dont, thats their cup of tea and its what an adult has to learn to deal with.
But here again, this changes a lot if someone is in private or its brought up in public and presented to a mob of people.
If you just honestly dislike cosplay and say so, thats fair, nobody forces you to like anything.
The "locker-room-talk" is a topic entirely for its own. Its something that is widely accepted and always was. Women to the same about men, they even do it among each other, it might just be more subtle than the direct approach of actually saying it out loud, even if its just in the "locker-room" (or in this case a youtube channel, or a bunch of twitter posts).
Its fine on its own.
What really pushes the topic to become a real issue is how stuff completely gets lost and out of control incited to be way bigger than what it really is (and yes, thats a terrible huge deal with the amount of media and the very real interest of media to promote topics into "highlights" and further push the mob to generate more horrific events to report about, its almost a self proclaiming prophecy, so its very difficult to truly say what amount of discussion is healthy and what is just talking it to bits and pieces, as many if not all topics will be seemingly super hot for the moment and meaningless the next week, as there is no real issue beside the illusion of talk at all).
How would an adult deal with bad talk about them in private ?
You confront the person and actually tell them to stop as its not ok for you.
Solves the issue, unless the person is actively not recognizing your problem.
In public it changes a lot.
Theres either somewhat anonymous people that jump on a topic train and pick sides, which very often leads to extreme reactions, way over the top (any threats via mail or any form of actual harm is absolutely no-go, no matter what the topic is, theres never a reason to choose violence to solve anything.
So if you talk in public, it will have an effect on people and it will polarize the people more and more. Thankfully lots of people can distinguish between a topic that truly effects them and just a rat catcher lynch mob , but some cant, and the poster shouldnt be responsible for these individuals, as almost anything could be seen as an incentive for violence, if the individual has some sick mind, theres an entirely different problem of its own (and yes, you have to ask yourselves why so many "troll" people exist and no matter the topic, they are harmful and actively ignore any productive discussion).
For the topic at hand, the first problem that ignited this into a public *****-fest was that it was brought to public at all.
Solving these kinds of issues should have been a thing between Jeremy and Sprinkle , in private or by her actively telling what bothers her, its just fair to do so, as it solves most issues and avoids outside people to intervene.
If that doesnt work out and somebody is not taking your arguments, you can take it to the police and to court to actively stop what bothers you with something like a protective injunction suit, which again should solve the issue at hand, instead of putting it up for debate to a lynch mob that just wants blood, no matter from who.
Its a very clear picture if a topic is just instantly brought to public, avoiding any legal options (or doing so later, in hopes the public opinion boosts your side).
See, if a topic is discussed in public, it will never be fair.
People pick side right away and defend it for whatever the cost, even if it doesnt effect them personally at all ; which brings the Social Justice Warrior term to fruits.
Yes thats a problem just as trolls.
Its good to have empathy, but its bad to jam ideals and ideology into a topic and mix topics entirely, just to proof a point that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
Believe it or not, neither Jeremy nor Sprinkle are somehow "evil incarnate" , they arent and they arent "toxic" to the community.
The kind of topic and how much its media-hyped and exaggerated , thats an entire issue of its own and overshadows the problem they personally had to solve between each other and makes it like a community issue , which it isnt, the community is fine, theres very rare cases and problems to deal with and they shouldnt be ignored, but also not exaggerated into spheres they arent fit for.
And this is, about a game, a hobby, people enjoy playing the game and enjoy being part of a community, if this is taken to a level of social criticism it doesnt serve a purpose for the game it just harms the experience for everyone, as it puts a stigma to the game, that it neither deserves or justifies at all.
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