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  • posted a message on [Global/Tech] Feyd Ruin's Depths of Despair
    Quote from RivenEsq »
    Hello, I tried to find a better place to put this, but the previous name change thread was retired and there doesn't seem to be anywhere else. Since you did this previously, do you think you could change my name to "RivenEsq" ?

    Thanks in advance!
    Changed! Smile

    ..and yeah, I guess we never made a new one after Introduce Yourself retired.
    I'll bring it up.
    Smile
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on Mtg related gifts
    It honestly depends on how much you can or are willing to invest, and what your all-told goals are.

    Are you looking to play casually or competitively?
    Are you looking mainly to start a collection or build specific decks?

    It's basically a question of Quantity vs Quality.

    Collection and more casual play prefer the Quantity side of things. Buying the gift box, toolkit, fat packs, and booster boxes will bulk up your collection quickly, and offer a lot of interesting options for kitchen table magic and casual play. Then you can slowly trade for what you need.

    Competitive play or more specific decks prefer the Quality side of things. They need specific cards depending on what you're wanting to play, so buying a random assortment (whether packs or boxes) won't give you all the specific cards you're looking for. In this case, you are much better off buying individual cards and focusing on just building decks you want to play.

    You can, of course, go somewhere between with Standard, specifically. Buy a box/fatpack/etc and use it as a basis of making the Standard deck you want. Especially if you're not sold on one specific Standard deck. You can use its contents to start the decks, pick up anything cheap you're missing, and then slowly work towards finishing it with the more expensive cards. This is one of the best way to get into Standard on a budget, honestly.

    Once we hit Modern and Commander, however, we definitely have to start committing to the Competitive vs Casual / Quality vs Quantity debate.

    If you're going casual and collection, then you're still fine buying bulk. The decks here will take a hard hit on their viability, but you can easily supplement them up a notch or two on a budget.

    If you're looking for a Competitive Deck in either format, however, buying boxes or packs will give you very little return on what you need. Perhaps even none at all. The card pool here is infinitely more vast, Standard cards see only minor play, and decks are very specific about what they want. As such, the only real option is to go with individual buys. Even if you have to start off with a budget-friendly version and work you're way up, you're better off avoiding bulk.


    If I were starting off, I would split the decision. Competitive for Standard, Casual for everything else.

    Buy a bit of bulk, whether packs, fatpacks, boxes, or giftboxes. Whatever you can afford, while still holding back a bit of money to finish off decks. Use the bulk to start off some EDH or other casual decks, and flesh them out with budget friendly options. It's not hard to finish them off cheaply. The price difference between the best card and the second best card can be staggering. At the same time, if the bulk you're buying is Standard, you'll inevitably get some good Standard cards. From this, you can build a semi-competitive Standard deck, and invest the bulk of the extra money into getting it top notch.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Mtg related gifts
    Two great places to start are the "Holiday Gift Box" and the "Deckbuilder's Toolkit".

    Each of these are superb for getting a small collection started. Both come with lands, cards, and a place to start storing them. The Gift Box is best for the storage, and having a decent chance at opening a good pack of the newer sets. The Deckbuilder's Toolkit is best for getting the basic pieces to start building decks.

    I would go with either, or even both.
    Smile
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Twitch/Salvation Merge and Usernames
    Quote from NightCabbage1 »
    So I had an old account from 2015 called NightCabbage.

    When I logged in today it forced to me make a new account using my Twitch account. I tried to enter my old username of NightCabbage and it would not let me.

    So now I've had to name myself NightCabbage1, and it seems my old account is completely inaccessible (and my username with it).

    That seems like a pretty bad bug in your system... how has everyone else not also lost their old usernames and accounts? Am I missing something? Grin
    Quote from Strivos2 »
    I too am in a situation similar to Mr. Cabbage. My previous account was "Strivos", but I am not able to use that to access this site anymore. Is there a way to merge that account this this one so I can get back Strivos. If you want to send a confirmation to my email there then I can confirm it.


    If there is something else I should do or place to bring this up please let me know.
    Apologies for not seeing this earlier.

    All old accounts that were never merged with a twitch account are now completely locked out from regular users.

    If you follow the below steps, however, Curse/Twitch Customer support can verify you and force-merge these accounts.
    It's the only way to get into an old, unmerged, MTGS account at this point.


    What can we help you with today?
    > Website Assistance

    Email
    >Your twitch account email

    Subject
    > Account Merge

    Description
    > Indicate that you need to merge your twitch account with your MTG Salvation account. List both your Twitch account name and your MTG Salvation account name. If your email is not the same for both, please note this and what each one is.

    Which website do you need help with?
    > MTG Salvation

    What can we help you with?
    > Account Assistance
    > Curse / Twitch Merge

    If you have any troubles, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
    Smile
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on "Non Latin Unicode characters are temporarily not allowed."
    Quote from NimBalor »
    I've started to run into this issue since yesterday as well when trying to make a new thread for an EDH list I started working on.
    Should be good to go
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on New Challenge Every Day Revival, 11/10/18: Combotastic Artifacts
    VOTE: Antiantiserum & Flatline

    Ghirapur Geartower 4 mana
    Artifact
    Tap an untapped artifact you control: Add Colorless Mana to your mana pool.
    Ghirapur is a living city of innumerable moving parts. When properly aligned in harmony, the city can offer near-infinite raw power.

    IIW: "Fair" Storm Cards.
    Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
  • posted a message on "Non Latin Unicode characters are temporarily not allowed."
    I'm legit just trying to type words and it won't let me...
    Added you, apologies for the trouble.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on "Non Latin Unicode characters are temporarily not allowed."
    There's not a system in place that can add or remove usergroups automatically, based on any criteria.
    Otherwise, I'd be all for this.
    Sorry <3
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on 3CH LR Triskaidekaphobia - Hands Posted!
    Grid:
    X | 1 2 3 4 5 |
    1 | X 6 0 2 0 | 08 | 200
    2 | 0 X 0 6 0 | 06 | 150
    3 | 6 6 X 2 6 | 20 | 500
    4 | 2 0 2 X 3 | 06 | 150
    5 | 6 6 0 3 X | 14 | 350


    Only one really complicated matchup, 4v5.
    Spoilered below.


    Sizel can cast Plunge and go to 0 on turn 2. He then wins on turn 15 with Helix.

    The round rules is a trigger that first checks the life total, then allows you to +/-1 their life.
    So they have to be at 13 life at the start of your upkeep.

    1. Helix
    1.
    2. Plunge: Sizel's life down to 0
    2. Sizel-Life +1 =1
    3. Helix +3 = 3
    3. Sizel-Life +1 =2
    4. Helix +4 = 7
    4. Sizel-Life +1 =3
    5. Helix +5 = 12
    5. Sizel-Life +1 =4
    6. Helix +6 = 18
    6. Sizel-Life +1 =5
    7. Helix +7 = 25
    7. Sizel-Life +1 =6
    8. Helix +8 = 33
    8. Sizel-Life +1 =7
    9. Helix +9 = 42
    9. Sizel-Life +1 =8
    10 Helix +10= 52
    10 Sizel-Life +1 =9
    11 Helix +11= 63
    11 Sizel-Life +1 =10
    12 Helix +12= 75
    12 Sizel-Life +1 =11
    13 Helix +13= 88
    13 Sizel-Life +1 =12
    14 Helix +14= 102
    14 Sizel-Life +1 =13

    15 Helix upkeep trigger: Win
    15 Round rule trigger: Sizel @ 13, loses.

    Helix beats round rules by half a turn.
    Sizel never needs to cast Torment.

    On Sizel's draw, however, Mother Mamba can Denial->Plunge, which means Souleaters can win the game.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 3CH LR Triskaidekaphobia - Hands Posted!
    1. 6-0. We both go low, then Approach races life gain / stalemate.
    2. 6-0. Go low life, race life gain with Approach.
    3. xx
    4. 2-2. Counter Approach or Ogre. One wins, one stalemates.
    5. 6-0. Approach races Helix, especially with mana ramp.

    3 | 6 6 X 2 6 | 20 | 500


    Please note, the correct play for me, if you go over our results, is generally to cast Approach on 3rd turn. I pay 18 life to Ogre, cast Approach and gain 7, and then - if needed - immediately pay 9 life to go to 0. This gives me 13 turns to race life gain and cast Approach a 2nd time.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on Other Spoilers Guilds of Ravnica broken link.
    Fixed.
    Apologies for that.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on "Non Latin Unicode characters are temporarily not allowed."
    Quote from kwanyeegor »
    Can I get special character permission? I want to put Chinese writing in my sig
    Done!
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Deck Builder Searches Fail to Find Woodland Cemetery
    It's appearing for me.

    Sometimes it limits the number of total responses you get, so if your search is vague, it can cut a few off.
    If you just type "Woodland" into the search, it should popup.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Twitch/Salvation Merge and Usernames
    Hi Smile

    Curse Technical Support can merge/swap your account correctly to get you back into the old one.
    Go to: https://curseweb.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

    Then follow this small guide:


    What can we help you with today?
    > Website Assistance

    Email
    >Your twitch account email

    Subject
    > Account Merge

    Description
    > Indicate that you need to merge your twitch account with your MTG Salvation account. List both your Twitch account name and your MTG Salvation account name. If your email is not the same for both, please note this and what each one is.

    Which website do you need help with?
    > MTG Salvation

    What can we help you with?
    > Account Assistance
    > Curse / Twitch Merge
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on 3C LR Flame Fusillade - Hands Posted!
    1v5 finishes the grid.
    1v5: 6-0 : Key-Vault goes infinite turn 3, before Witchbane

    (Also remember that a 3-3 counts for 2 points.)

    X | 1 2 3 4 5 | PT |
    1 | X 3 0 1 0 | 03 | 100
    2 | 3 X 0 3 6 | 10 | 250
    3 | 6 6 X 3 6 | 20 | 500
    4 | 4 3 3 X 6 | 14 | 350
    5 | 0 0 0 0 X | 00 | 000
    Posted in: Forum Magic
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