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Jul 27, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Tolarian Professor was 99% correct on Double Masters '22 except for ONE thing...People that use proxy cards, there are different types as well.Posted in: Magic General
Its more of a mindset, how people value to pay for things or if they feel entitled to.
Some people dont want to spend any money on the game, fine opinion to have, but in the end, any LGS wants to make money, the game needs to make money to exist and so if you honestly enjoy the game, paying to own cards is certainly reasonable.
If you want to own expensive cards, you can work for it. Some kids got into some jobs to make money to buy into expensive cards, and in the end you enjoy having them much more, as you know you worked for it.
Thats all a good thing.
The bad part are people that dont want to spend money on the cards, but still want them, and not over time, but right now, and all of them.
Its a complete disregard of the work that goes into getting these cards, Magic is for quite a part of a collectors game, its a process to get the cards, its a social process to trade them in person, much less so online in digital.
If you just play draft each week and you basically know where you got each card from, it has a history, the cards carry nostalgic value on top.
People that make proxies of cards because they have no desire to put any effort into owning them or not intention to ever get them, are a the "bad" apples of the players and they can be quite harmful to the communities they are in.
For severely expensive cards having proxies is basically a given.
If you play with expensive cards and you want to properly shuffle them and not get a heart attack if you give them to the opponent (like Gilded Drake), its much better to have a proxy.
If it comes to counterfeits and people trying to sell them as real, thats criminal, its no joke, thats something you should call the police on, as the money involved in that is nothing to sneeze at.
So there is a balance thats reasonable , and if someone is butt hurt that people have proxy cards, whats the point in that?
If someone has all proxy cards and never the intention to get real cards ... whats the point in that?
Jul 26, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Potential Domnaria United card leak. — Sheoldred, Insidious ConquererPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Thamosh »Did it really need both "non-token" AND "once per turn" on the draw effect?
Other than that, it's another of the long line of creatures that get played, the table sighs, someone kills it, and the game moves on. Kill on sight before it wrecks the table. At least in normal EDH. It is unplayable in cEDH but then again 99.999999% of all cards are.
Well it has Ward Discard 2 cards, so if they try to use target removal on it, they get to pay the Ward, and then you can still rescue her with counterspells or something else.
So as long as you keep them on less than 3 cards , they cant even pay the ward cost to remove her, so shes pretty good with a lot of discard.
Certainly like this card, as its not as crazy busted swingy as Tergrid, God of Fright tends to be with "wheel" effects, but the value is clearly in your favor, so they really want to remove her asap, but that comes at a cost.
Jul 21, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Domnaria United Stream coming July 21st at 2:30 PTThe 5-color Commander deck is called "Painbow" , so chances are we get 5 pain lands in there, or all 10 even.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Might have phyrexian mana cards too, stuff like that, its a 5-color precon, and they always had somewhat terrible mana lands, but need something to provide 5 colors.
Jul 16, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Would this Dual Land be too strong/broken for Standard/Pioneer/Modern/ Legacy or Vintage?Any land that gets destroyed after X-uses is basically only playable in decks that dont want to use it that many times anyway, so its automatically terrible in control decks or any stax-like deck.Posted in: Magic General
Right now we got plenty of actual really good lands, but the absolute killer is comes into play tapped.
Any land mechanic that gets around that is pretty good already.
Jul 16, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on How Did My Opponent Get Five Creatures Back From the Graveyard?...Its a rare , so it better be good.Posted in: Magic General
However, its an expensive card, at like 6+ mana you get the value you pay for, and it can swing a game later on.
Jul 13, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Domnaria United is getting a legendary in every pack (again)WotC operates on a 40% profit margin, which is EXTREMELY high for a trading card game (compared to YuGiOh and Pokemon, for even smaller ones its most likely a lot lower).Posted in: The Rumor Mill
So any arguments of "costs" is completely void and meaningless, they already ask for way too much money.
Cards could be 1/3 cheaper and WotC would still make bank.
Jul 13, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on How Did My Opponent Get Five Creatures Back From the Graveyard?...Ascend from Avernus , returns all kinds of creatures back and then EXILES itself.Posted in: Magic General
So if you want to find the card, its most likely in the exile, and not the graveyard.
Jul 3, 2022Tree of PerditionPosted in: Magic Rulings
If you activate the tree and flash in the swift on it, does any exchange of life and toughness still happen? (and with what, 13 or 0 for no toughness?)
Further on, if you activate the crew of the tree, will it remember the exchanged toughness?
Jul 2, 2022TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Are Local Game Stores (LGSs) Too Dependent on Magic: The Gathering?Magic is pretty big and has quite a constant amount of people playing it in a lot of areas.Posted in: Magic General
However, if there are multiple stores in an area, more often than not, each of them "specializes" in something.
Players usually pick one game and stick with it for quite some time, until they are forced to play something else as the community for their game is small or ceases to exist.
Players and especially Collectors that play multiple card games are very rare in my experience (its usually people that played like YuGiOh and then switched to Magic getting older).
For some smaller stores that dont have space to play, shifting to selling something entirely different can be much more profitable, like selling anime figurines and such stuff.
Things like FNM to pick a specific day of the week is something other card games dont really do, Magic basically captured the Friday for itself.
If a group of Magic players (say 10 people) each has a budget of like 100-200 bucks a month, thats basically enough to keep a shop afloat as a steady stream of income, anything else is extra.
The consistency for Magic is something thats especially valuable.
Jun 29, 2022Stores that didnt order much Baldurs Gate can have a reduced max order for double masters.Posted in: Magic General
So thats the bad distributor problem.
But beside that, all the people shelling out 200$+ bills for a pop of a box will still do so.
Collectors boxes videos of openings are already hot, and they basically ALL made a profit so far the ones i saw (and not by a little, but by like doubling your investment and more).
Jun 26, 2022Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Dontrike »
But you just agreed with what I said here. Yeah, you can get lucky, but more often than not you won't, and that's the point of this lottery ticket in foil wrapping.
It really seems like you agreed with me and yet it came off as rather argumentative. This set is better for buying singles, and while that's normally true for most Magic, it is especially true when you're dealing with $16 packs.
If a sets EV is above what you pay for it, you can buy product and keep going basically infinite.
Thats exactly the kind of set you want to buy booster packs from, a set thats in your favor to make a profit.
Any "normal" set has a EV that is below the cost of a booster, so to make that work, you have to get the packs at a big bargain, buying lots of cases and sell basically anything in bulk.
But any set with a positive EV (and not just by a little bit, but by a big margin) , everyone that opens packs is in favor to make a profit, so you sell the big cards and keep anything else for "free" (at least if you can unload the stuff with minimal effort, like store credit).
As an example:
If we throw a D20 dice and you win on 1-14 , and only lose at 15-20, its so much in your favor, you would be outright stupid not to gamble with that odds.
The only reason "not" to buy packs of Double Masters is your own budget limits. If you only can effort 1 box, you cant buy more.
The cost of the packs is a burden for some stores even, it can be detrimental to their budget so they have no choice then to unload the packs asap to pay their employees (some stores in the past even go in dept to buy such a product they are sure to sell quickly, and thats a risk).
I wouldn't call that a point in this set's favor that something will be so rare that if you can spend $50 you might be lucky enough to open up some uncommons to break even.
All the possible value is added to the value of a pack, it adds to the EV.
So thats true for the Collectors packs only, which are already quite exensive (200+ bucks for 4 packs).
You can be lucky and hit big, and if you do, it can be REALLY big (like a Masterpiece).
You dont expect it, but its a non-zero chance (4%).
The fact this set is limited and not print on demand puts extra value on top of it, as the high demand will be much higher than the product thats available, and also stores cant just buy infinite, they would buy more, but they cant.
Jun 25, 2022Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Dontrike »While this set had more high end reprints than I thought and it will definitely help with many of their prices, especially uncommons and the $5 rares, at $16 a pack this set is definitely a "buy singles" only kind of set. For every $50 card you open in one pack you'll open $3 in another.
well i wouldnt say that.
If the estimated value is above the price tag , you actually do good buying and opening packs.
So if you are lucky in a box to make a profit, you can keep the chain going to buy more, till you fizzle out, as long as you sell all the cards worth something basically immediately (kinda like the professor does the box openings chaining till they lose money).
Sure, you can be unlucky, but the entire point is, on average you should make a profit.
The buy-singles is for sets that have a estimated value that is below the price of the packs, then you would make a loss on average.
On this set, if you can get it for its non-inflated price tag, its actually one of the rare sets that is worth buying and opening.
Singles for the expensive cards are still expensive, so if you want "specific" cards, sure, buy singles, thats the point of it.
Collectors packs special foil variants will be insanely expensive, as 4% per collectors pack means they are basically masterpieces and most stores dont even get that many of them, so they are very "limited" in quantity, especially if we will most likely not get a 2nd print run of the set (it not being print on demand).
Jun 23, 2022Short term stuff goes down a lot, if people that open product for money need to flip them to get a paycheck.Posted in: Magic General
Portal 3 Kingdom cards will drop the most , as all their value is coupled to being super rare (they are still mythic, but they cant sustain value for the fringe group of people that actually want or need them).
The real crazy value might be in the Collectors pack special foil stuff, thats basically Master-Piece rare and the big hit for an extremely expensive product.
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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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