In order to steal the existing primer with a new OP, the user taking it has to have posted before December 2017.
That will let me steal one of his posts to make it the new OP.
Otherwise, we'll have to make a new thread.
If you get it done, please shoot me a PM and I'll make it happen.
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Jan 16, 2019 Posted in: Community Discussion
Jan 16, 2019I can see it, even logged out.Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
But just in case, I'll PM you the contents so we can delete it and recreate it to make sure it's there.
The spam filter shouldn't bother you at this point.
Jan 15, 2019There aren't, unfortunately.Posted in: Community Discussion
We can see that there's a deleted post, but this is hidden from normal users.
(Turning it on would let users also see deleted posts, so we can't really do that.)
If you stumble across an odd thread with someone talking to himself, they're not as crazy as they seem..
Jan 15, 2019You'll have to hack in an override that sets the font-style to "Normal" instead of the italics.Posted in: Community Discussion
Just open it and close it right inside the [Quote] tag.
There's a couple open-ended style tags.
[Space] is the easiest that won't add any extra markup.
[quote from="ISBPathfinder »" url="/forums/community-forums/community-discussion/576824-the-mtg-salvation-tag-explanation-thread?comment=62"][space=5px; font-style:normal;]Sooooooooo essentially we need the full quote tag - italics being applied broadly to the contents. Hummmmmmmm let me run down Feyd. [/space][/quote]
Quote from ISBPathfinder »Sooooooooo essentially we need the full quote tag - italics being applied broadly to the contents. Hummmmmmmm let me run down Feyd.
This will also let the quoted poster set the italics on and off inside his post.
Quote from Someone » »Normal font.
Jan 14, 2019I do not have an exact time frame, but definitely go for sooner rather than later.Posted in: Community Discussion
Also, MafiaScribe can, and should, be fully restored at some point.
(He shouldn't technically have counted, but was flagged for EU)
Unfortunately, I have to resurrect each and every post by hand.
So.... please be patient with me.
Jan 14, 2019As the person trying to untangle this mess, I assure you I understand your frustration.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
In the end, the owners had to comply with EU law.
Regardless, this is not a Pauper/Peasant thread, and is not the place for such a discussion.
Jan 14, 2019After talking some more with the legal team, since you reclaimed your account quickly and before the move, I can restore some of your threads and it should be ok. There's no automated process for this, I have to do every post by hand, so we're only looking at restoring the major threads or important posts. We'll revisit the issue later for other things.Posted in: Community Discussion
Quote from Runnin »A multiplayer decklist discussion got the status: "Forbidden
You do not have access to perform that action."
This is a URL i used. There were only 2 pages in it.
EDIT: So i guess the creators account got removed? It was a Rasputin101
Rasputin101 has come back, and I've been able to restore the thread.
Quote from Eternaldragon09 »The primer for amulet Titan modern established. Izzetmage was the guy.
One of the titan amulet threads was restored.
"Azourius Titan/Emeria Control" and "Colorless Eldrazi/tron" are both missing atm, the users have not returned, etc.
Waiting to see if these users return shortly.
Quote from Jonny_Tempel »The spirits primer for modern has been deleted too. Ketoglutarate was the owner.
ketoglutarato came back, and his Spirits primer has been restored.
Your Grixis Death Shadow Primer has been resurrected!Quote from DaveJacinto »The Primer for Grixis Death's Shadow in the Modern subforum was deleted because my account was deleted as well..
The Link is still in my sig tho.
Quote from Ayiluss »The primer for Grixis Shadow was deleted. I'm not sure who wrote the primer though.
As above, DaveJacinto is back, and so too is his primer.
Because Dave rocks.
Quote from Kalas17 »The Emeria Titan Primer for Modern has also bit the dust. No idea who was the owner.
This amulet titan primer is back up.
"Azourius Titan/Emeria Control" and "Colorless Eldrazi/tron" are both missing atm, the users have not returned, etc.
I'm still awaiting some word and hope these users comes back before handing off primers to others.
Quote from khayoz »There was a great post about which order to read the books https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-storyline/336912-info-the-order-of-the-books, any chance we can bring it back?
Unfortunately, this was specific to the user, and his own creation.
We'll have to hope he comes back.
I've resurrected the thread itself, but the deleted user content will remain deleted unless that user comes back.
This is the latest URL I have in my history: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/the-cube-forum/pauper-peasant-discussion/193961-the-evaluate-everything-project?page=2#c38.
Quote from pizzap »I (pizzap) was OP of Modern Hollow One (https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/established-modern/aggro-tempo/788208-modern-hollow-one-discussion) and Shamanism (https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/budget-modern/556726-shamanism). I already requested my account to be restored, so I assume the threads will be back once my account is back.
I am not very active anymore in Modern, so if someone wants to adopt these threads, it is also fine by me.
Both Primers are now back up.
Quote from The Fluff »The Azorius Titan Emeria Control thread in Modern - Established - Control subforum. Fincown is the owner.
Hoping that user comes back for now.Quote from marit »The primer for the cheerios thread in established combo in modern was deleted too. Here is the link for the old thread:
Quote from marit »Does this mean the whole thread (including the primer) will never be able to be viewed again?
If the user doesn't come back, we'll look into handing it off to someone else.
If they start fresh, the old thread will remain dead.
If it's possible to transfer the thread (this is a complicated manner), we'll restore the thread sans any deleted posts.
Quote from Ecophagy »Feyd: would it be possible to restore any threads that might have been deleted from the Mafia subforum? I don't know if any have actually been removed, but we'd like to ensure we retain as much history as possible. If it's not easy for you to see if/which threads have been removed let me know and I'll try and work it out. Thanks!
If the user has come back, yes.
Have them message me requesting such.
If the user has not come back, they will remain gone.
There's literally nothing we can do. It's the law.
It looks like none of the mafia threads from the past two years have disappeared.
"ZeDorkSlipeur's Normal" is gone until the owner comes back. That's the most recent one I see.
If I missed anyone, please let me know.
Juggling a bit here, but I think I'm up to date.
Just waiting & hoping on a couple of the primer writers to hopefully return.
Jan 13, 2019I've PM'd each of you individually.Posted in: Community Discussion
There was some back and forth, but for you returning users, I will be able to restore some threads and posts. There's no automated process for this, I have to do every post by hand, so we're only looking at restoring the major threads or important posts. We'll revisit the issue later for other things. If there are any specific threads that you want me to restore, please reply to the PM or post here.
Jan 13, 2019We've gotten official word from the legal team.Posted in: Community Discussion
For Primers and Decklists: We will not be able to restore the OP, even if the user wants to come back.
This will have to be transferred to a new user with a new post.
Again, this is governed by law, and not based upon any decision of ours or even our owners.
Jan 13, 2019Posted in: Community Discussion
I've restored the thread itself, but the user's posts are gone.
Jan 13, 2019Feyd_Ruin posted a message on The "Evaluate Everything" Project: Ratings and reviewsI have reclaimed the thread Here.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Note that any deleted posts within it will not be restored.
The EU user did not opt in to have is information transferred.
Jan 13, 2019I'm in a holding pattern for some of these threads, as I get direction on what we can and cannot do, specifically.Posted in: Community Discussion
The community-driven primers might be able to come back, but most of the user-specific decklists will remain gone unless that user comes back.
(Just wanted you to know I'm looking into all this, and not ignoring any post here.)
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Aug 15, 2018We only handle the Standard legal sets. Trying to add supplemental sets, other products, etc, would make it incredibly large. I don't think I'd ever be able to finish the commentary each week lol.Posted in: Articles
That said, yes, buy the bond lands
Jul 1, 2018I considered mentioning it, but we just had Call the Cavalry in Dominaria, which didn't make an impact. The difference here is that creatures are much easier to recur or blink, but there are a myriad of other targets that give you a bit more bang for your buck.Posted in: Articles
Mar 23, 2018Shameless plug: My intro to paper pauper is a good place to get a feel for the rules if you're not playing online.Posted in: Articles
Our deck database has quite a few entries for deck ideas (I have 40-50 decks there, lol).
mtgo-stats and mtgtop8 are both good for a general idea of the top tier decks. You'll obviously note that in the top, decks and cards are repeated like every other format - ie Delver is one of the most popular top decks that always appears - but you'll also note random decks and cards that seem to come out nowhere. The more level playing field means that even when you're looking at the top of the top tournament scene, an unexpected deck can easily come out of nowhere and place. Hell, I have a R/G Creature-Killing Control Deck that's dominated a field before. I've seen Heroic have it's hayday.
Mar 23, 2018I'm slightly biased at this point because I love pauper as much as I do, but it's honestly the most fun I've had in magic.Posted in: Articles
After getting into tournaments and the competitive scene, it was very hard to go back to playing decks just for the fun of playing. There was always this unbreakable urge to tune and upgrade each deck until it was as as "good as it could be" (which meant being a competitive tournament-worthy deck).
Pauper is quite a bit different. With two thirds of the cards gone, the cardpool is obviously smaller... technically. In reality, you'll find more possibilities and depth than you would ever think possible. The power level of cards has been cropped, and this means so much more has become viable options. It means you can build what you want for the fun of it, while still holding your own.
I have almost 60 pauper decks built. A dozen or so have been built just for fun/casual experience, but at least 40 of them could easily be taken to a pauper tournament.
Mar 4, 2018SCG has listed all of their foil prices, so I've gone ahead and figured foil value per booster box. Based upon SCG foil prices, and using the 1:2:4 foil sheet distribution estimation (which is at least very close if not accurate), the average box should have:Posted in: Articles
$28.90 in foil cards value per booster box.
Foil value variance is, of course, quite high though.
Mar 4, 2018Median works well for looking at a singular pack, and especially if you're looking to see if you'd get actual card value of what you paid vs if you bought whatever it was as a single. Not so much for a box, though.Posted in: Articles
The median value of rares is right at $2, give or take a few cents depending on where you price. This means that if you pick up a single pack at random, you have the highest odds of getting a card that's worth about $2. However, once you start adding additional boosters, this number gets more and more unrealistic and at some point meaningless.
In example, lets say there are only three rares in the set. Two of those cards are worth $1, and the third is worth $10. The median is exactly $1, but the average is $4. If you open up a single pack, the median says you'll probably get a $1 card out of it - which is accurate as you have 2/3rds of a chance of that. The average of $4 doesn't make sense here - you literally can't get a $4 card.
Once we move to boxes, however, the roles reverse. In 25 packs, the median expects $25 while the average expects $100. The average is obviously close to the truth, while the median is ridiculously useless here. You'll average just over 8 of the $10 cards here, with a decent degree of variance, so looking at the median gives us no benefit. This example is a bit extreme, obviously, but it's a good illustration of the differences between median and average when you're talking about packs vs boxes.
More directly to Masters 25: There is a 1.78% chance (about 1 in 56) that if you crack a booster box you will not get one single mythic or rare that is over $15. It's the horriblest of horrible boxes. The thing that nightmares are made of. Yet, that box will still have a much higher average per pack than the median. That average here is one and a half times that of the median.
In fact, there's only a 1/1000 chance that a box is so horrible it's average is equal to the mean.
tl;dr - Median for singular pack, Average for boosters boxes
Mar 4, 2018I agree with all of the above. I didn't delve much into the per-pack much because I don't think there's really a whole lot to be said. The rare-slot variance is fairly on topic for a per-pack basis, but after that there's only a delve into how much variance there is. If there's a good amount of variance level in a 25-pack box, there's about 25 times the variance in a singular pack.Posted in: Articles
We generally focus on an individual, small group, or LGS looking at the market. Someone who can buy anywhere from a box to a few, with the idea of selling individuals for a profit, or to get the cards they want and recoup their losses.
For individual packs, it's almost always a scratch-off lottery ticket. Most packs are duds, some let you break even, and a smaller minority are winners. It's extremely rare to see any in-print set break this mold.
Feb 8, 2018As a huge proponent of pauper, I feel your pain. In order to make sure everything was smooth, our first release was focused only on the main supported formats. More will come, and you can believe I'm making sure Pauper is high on the list.Posted in: Articles
Jan 5, 2018End of year update:Posted in: Articles
Etali, Primal Storm is a strong titan on his own. Two things to note here: he lets you play the top card of your own library, which will almost always be a good play, and you don't have to play anything you don't like. Pulling a Wrath of your opponents library is anything but a dud. You might not want to cast it, but you've now prevented your opponent from casting it. He's a very strong advantage engine.
Zacama, Primal Calamity might lose his untap ability if you Mayael him into play, but he's still a very strong control card. A 9/9 body is always nice, but his ability to Naturalize over and over is what makes him a massive boon to our board. The life gain and bolt is just more icing on the cake.
Ghalta, Primal Hunger might just be a beat stick, but he can often be hardcast from the hand for very cheap. Having two titans out ensures that he costs just two green mana. Even if you only have a single titan, he's probably still 4 mana or less.
Crested Sunmare needs support to get going, but he can be a powerhouse when he gets going. Perhaps if you focus on some of the better life gain titans, with a small life gain theme. In example: if you Tooth and Nail a Celestial Force and Crested Sunmare, you'll have a titan armada by the next time you untap.
Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith with her Hammer can be a decent combo to play with, especially if you use more than a couple equipment cards.
The above titans list several Dinosaur creatures. That's because Ixalan has given us another tribe we can play with. Dinosaurs are not nearly as cohesive and strong as the other tribes mentioned, but they have a very strong flavor factor that you might love. If you go this route, I recommend only doing a subtheme of dinosaurs, as they simply don't pack the punch that the other tribes and generic titans do. Carnage Tyrant, Burning Sun's Avatar, Etali, Primal Storm, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Thundering Spineback, and Zacama, Primal Calamity are the marquee Dinosaurs for this tribe. Forerunner of the Empire, Knight of the Stampede, Otepec Huntmaster, and Priest of the Wakening Sun are all good support cards for the tribe.
Curse of Bounty can cause some collateral help to your opponents, but it can basically give all of your creatures vigilance and let you double dip on anything that taps for mana. If you do have a good bit mana, it can also let you use Mayael twice a turn - if not more if your opponents activate it as well. Somewhat situational, but it can make for some strong plays.
Traverse the Outlands might cost 5 mana, but can often fetch 6+ lands. Even if it just fetches 3, it puts you into the Titan hardcast zone.
Huatli, Warrior Poet and Huatli, Radiant Champion are acceptable creature-focused planeswalkers. Warrior Poet can be decent life gain that builds up to a large flame wave that clears the path for your creatures. Radiant Champion is best used if you go with Titans that can pump out tokens. If you can reliably get tokens out, she can ultimate the turn after she hits - which then makes further tokens absurd.
There's definitely a good bit more I could cover, but I just wanted to touch on the big new cards that I would definitely have gone over had I written this today.
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