The restrictions on Force of Negation are pretty significant , so it either does the job or it just flat out cant.
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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May 17, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on What are your thoughts on black is gonna learn how to remove enchantmentPosted in: Magic General
There really isnt any black enchantment at all right now, which is the big deal, its the only color that just flat out cant do anything against enchantments at all (it has to use colorless cards to fix that).
The closest we get on black cards is stuff that makes them sacrifice permanents (Greater Harvester, Phyrexian Obliterator), but in that case they always choose what they sacrifice and can sacrifice anything else before the enchantment.
Black is also really really brutally bad at destroying artifacts, which again is "fixed" by simply using colorless cards that do the trick.
But for artifacts theres at least a tiny amount of cards that still do it, even if its super odd balls like Gate to Phyrexia which they simply did not print till to date anymore.
So black is abysmal bad at killing artifacts and pretty much incapable to destroy enchantments at all.
You get discard at least to deal with it before it sticks, but thats not helping you when it does.
Allowing black to destroy and force sacrifice of enchantments and something against artifacts would be really helpful in a black way that feels fitting.
Its really strange if colorless can do stuff that black cant do, if colorless effects are somewhat supposed to be effects that every color has access to in a better way if done with the restrictions of paying that color of mana to begin with.
May 17, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on What are your thoughts on black is gonna learn how to remove enchantmentEvery color needs ways to remove all permanent types in some way or shape.Posted in: Magic General
Green got a ton of removal against creatures with the fight mechanic, before that it just got random destroy flying stuff and nothing else.
Black enchantment removal could easily be like a "essence drain" for the magic involved, negating the energy involved.
Green/Black removal is often enough just greens *****ty sideboard card with a creature removal combined to make it reasonable to maindeck, thats pretty much all they do in that way.
Putrefy could easily be red/black and pretty much is already.
Theres really little reason why Mortify is still a thing being so restrictive to enchantments and creatures, if green/black got Assassin's Trophy in the mix (and latest stuff like Casualties of War to mop up all permanent types.
Black alone should always have some form of enchantment removal.
To this date it was justified to not get one as black always had the option to use COLORLESS cards to get it done ; which is quite ironic that black as a color cannot destroy enchantments, but any color can with colorless cards, so colorless is literally more effective than a more restrictive color requirement.
Sacrifice of enchantments would work quite well and destroying them for a life payment would also work ; while not being crazy efficient like what green and white get to clean up specifically enchantments ; which is downright grotesque with Back to Nature (while you can argue The Elderspell fits that bill too).
May 13, 2019Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from Sephon19 »I don't want to think about that...
Having a overview of your expenses is a very good thing, so its very valuable to reflect on.
Puts a lot of things into perspective.
May 12, 2019Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from KodiakCutpurse »I've been playing and collecting since '95, but I've only been keeping a spreadsheet since 2014 that tracks my Magic expenditures each year. I'm sure many will find it disgusting how much I spend, but whatever...
2019: $6,914.26 (thus far)
Its only disgusting if the net worth of this stuff is like 90% less of what you spend (aka total loss).
Buying stuff that goes up in value, you cant really buy enough of.
May 11, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on I think "this spell can't be countered" should become a more common abilityAnti counterspell stuff is super specific.Posted in: Magic General
Its either totally irrelevant in lots of matches or it matters.
So the cards that get it are usually pushed to have a purpose , fight a matchup in which counterspells actually matter (the usual big blue creature that is the mirror breaker).
For any other deck counterspells alone should never be an issue, as they are very inefficient to counter everything.
May 9, 2019If you stick with Limited only to get cards you can get away with Magic for a pretty reasonable cost.Posted in: Magic General
Thats a draft each week for FNM, like 10-15$ or 10-15€ and you are ready to rumble.
Just doing that every week provides quite a bunch of cards to play with, instead of buying them as singles ; and store credit for winning something, or extra packs.
Magic is at its most expensive if you start with nothing and buy into a deck just to play it a little and then buy another deck of entirely different cards.
If you do that all on your own you buy into a lot of expensive stuff ; which at its best is an investment on cards that go up in value (almost all foil rares you can get for cheap can go up in value quite a lot over a long course of time like 10years).
The biggest money sink of them all is to buy into expensive STANDARD cards and keep them after they rotate out of standard, which almost all the time crushes their value massively. If a card sees no play outside of standard you have to get rid of it asap.
Older formats with stuff like Dual Lands are quite an investment as they are good cards combined with heavy investment items. All the people with lots of money to spend will at some point invest in Dual Lands, as they are a sure fire way to bank your money and grow in value over time ; its pretty much the equivalent to gold in magic cards (and funny enough lots of expensive magic cards are worth more than their weight in gold).
I play almost only Limited and get away fairly cheap with just some drafts for FNM.
Buy some product if its worth to do so and it keeps you happy.
Over time if someone leaves the game they sell their cards, often a lot of them in bulk, entire trading folders etc.
Bought a lot of these over time with tremendous financial gain over time.
Today people will check the value of their cards more often and sell singles online before they sell the stuff in bulk.
But the vast majority of my stuff is from buying the cards from people that left the game.
I am quite sure i attended every single Pre-Release i could get to since the beginning of time.
Maybe like ~3 or 4 i couldnt get to, so that alone is like at least 90 * 25 bucks = 2250 , but the cards gained in these events combined are way more than that, for the PreRelease promos of all of them and the cards alone.
Draft each week for 10-15€ over more than 20 years, thats like +- 50 drafts a year (cost of packs changed over time), 750€ * 20 = 15000 bucks , the vast majority of cards involved are worthless commons/uncommons you have to get rid of at some point.
Buying product outside of these events irregularly like Commander sets, the FromTheVault product line and such, is like 200€ a year approximately, at the beginning of magic a simple starter deck with a card worth the entire pack could do the trick (they sold for example decks with Umezawa's Jitte back in Kamigawa that was worth more than the pack to buy).
Its roughly 4000 bucks spend into these products over 20 years.
Buying all the bulk from people that leave the game is roughly 500 bucks a pop, very different depending on how much and what they got of course.
But easily 10000 bucks over 20 years, stuff that is worth easily 10x that much today (lots of Dual Lands and old stuff, especially in the Urzas Saga time frame, and lots of cards from Onslaught/Mirrodin, so a lot of fetchlands, a ton of random artifacts that gone up in price a lot).
Buying sleeves and other stuff is not that crazy expensive in combined total. Trading folders i have are all of the people i bought cards from and i use a lot of fairly cheap big white boxes for all kinds of bulk cards to put into and build a "wall" with.
I never spend money on playmates, simply the ones from tournaments are enough, or people get so many of them that they just gift them away (we got so many that we just put them all in our LGS at the tables, so the entire tables are "flooded" with playmates).
But say 100 bucks each year approximately, thats like 2000 bucks for 20 years.
Singles i buy here and there very infrequently. Its like 500 bucks a year, not more. 10000 bucks in total for buying singles.
So thats about it, spend approximately ; 42000 bucks in magic over 20 years time frame.
The collection of Dual lands ALONE is worth more than double that, so i made a hell of a financial gain with that hobby if i wanted to just check out of it and never touch it again.
The vast majority of value is in the old cards, as they gone up in value so insanely, its like having invested in bitcoins ...
Apr 26, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from coyotemoon722 »Good golly that Tamiyo art...
Yea its a 1000% better art than what we got in the most stupidly way possible in "old women" tamiyo, which is a disgrace and slap in the face of all the fans (i could almost vomit to see that, and i tear up a little if i see the fantastic tamiyo that the japanese have).
I will go as far as to buy english tamiyo and alternate art her into the japanese, as anything else is just that insulting.
Apr 25, 2019TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Why does blue have the best aggro deck, the best control deck and the best combo deck?Arena is a very poor place to make any assumptions about what deck is actually good.Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
People just play whatever is cheap to get, easy to play.
The vast majority of people does not have the cards to build a constructed deck simply because they dont have the lands and/or miss a bunch of rares.
So the easiest solution to that problem is to play mono colored cheap decks full of commons and uncommons and just a handful of rares that are hopefully even for free as they come with some kind of deck.
And beside all that, people just want to grind some daily-quests and want to win as simple and quick as possible , so here again, they will opt to play decks that deliver.
So arena is particularly filled with mindless aggro decks in all kinds of variations.
Mono blue and Mono red , even Mono white are still somewhat reasonable decks in standard, so even with all restrictions to budget and ease of use, these decks are still competitive.
Apr 23, 2019Every single time my opponent is ensured to win the game and i can turn the game around to leave them completely bamboozled, thats my kind of victory.Posted in: Magic General
Feels like you cheated the universe , a glitch in the matrix , without ACTUALLY cheating that is.
Apr 22, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from The Fluff »
I have the feeling that it is intentional, so that WoTC could sell more stuff..
Really nice arts. Need to get a few as well. Wallet is complaining.
Its terrible for retailers if people cancel their pre-orders, or want a refund to buy these instead.
This stuff puts all the blame on the retailers , while its just the terrifically bad information timing.
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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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