Happy 2005... and Goodbye
Happy New Year! And a goodbye from your MTGnews forums staff:
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This message will be erased when it is noticed by "Raa" or "Subterranean_Spirit", the current owners of this site, as they have done with important unauthorized reports in the past. But for those of you who see it:
Most of the staff of this site has just resigned as of midnight EST. This includes:
most moderators and global moderators
I think most of you know why this happened. Many promises were made to us, and to you as users of this site, and they were not delivered. We are tired of apologizing and making excuses fo the owners who have done nothing to help this site. It went from the best site and forums (for several years straight) to a complete disaster. It is now not much more than an advertising vehicle of Shuffle and Cut.com and Findmagiccards.com.
We apologize to anyone this hurts - and we know that is a lot of people. But we feel that we are only continuing a grave disservice to the Magic community by allowing this to continue. We have all been lied to, manipulated, and tricked since February last year when Raa bought this site from DG. It's finally over.
As for rumors, I will not be continuing to provide this site with information I receive from my sources. I want to personally thank all the sources I've spoken with in the past - from the guy who gave me the complete Legions spoiler two months early to "a source we can trust" to the many people who provided me with just one little tidbit and then disappeared forever. I think WotC is breathing a sigh of relief and throwing a party... while a lot of people are more than a little upset about this. Please understand I do this not to harm you, but to make a statement to the owners who have destroyed MTGnews as it was. I love news and rumors as much as you do! I hope to see the spoilers up, somewhere on the internet, in plenty of time for the prereleases! Contact me on AIM sometime and maybe I'll have a new card or two to talk about! But you won't be seeing me post them in the Rumor Mill here.
I want to say a personal thank you to everyone I have met in my time here. I don't really believe in "internet friends" for the most part, but I can't help but think back very fondly on several hundred people or so that I've come to know. The staff, my clan, and all the members I've posted alongside. There have been some amazing times and I wish I could name all the people I've gotten to know, but that would lead to some names being missed, so I'll leave it at that. I hope we can keep in touch. Add me to your AIM (rancoredelf) or drop me an email (drutter AT hotmail DOT com). I can't speak for Jeff, Cateran, or the others, but I'm sure most of them would be glad to speak with you all as well.
Best of luck in 2005. Best wishes to you all.
rancored_elf, on behalf of the MTGnews administration and moderators.
Quote from Lance »One suggestion I would offer is more articles, more frequently. I believe the forums are going to be the heart and soul of this place just like they were at 'news...but an organized main page with well thought out articles and stories will be even more helpful to us as a community.
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Quote from cml73264 »Anyway to change the text back to something friendly with MTG Dark setting? Cant't read the article. Happened last week too.
Quote from HamBone651 »Will we also see a price list for Modern Masters as well?
Due to the upcoming holiday weekend, The Magic Market Index has been reformatted this week. Each set's scope has been greatly extended, showing all cards at $1 or above, and all data is presented without commentary. Hopefully you'll enjoy the extended view and have a great holiday weekend!