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Jan 30, 2019I'll reach out to the Modern team about finding someone to take it over.Posted in: Community Discussion
Jan 30, 2019Posted in: Community DiscussionQuote from bgibs »What about the primers these people wrote? For example, the Legacy Pox forum, which was active, is now "forbidden" and cannot be accessed... This is over 200 pages of discussion gone! Can we get those forums back please, even if the posts from some people (even the one who made it and made the first post) are deleted?
If there's a specific thread, request it Here. Hopefully we can have someone takeover the missing primer, etc.
Everyone here should have been PM'd.
If I somehow missed you, please repost or PM me.
Jan 28, 2019The updates have finished, and we are back onlinePosted in: Community Discussion
Tomorrow, 1/29/2019, we will be performing server changes and upgrades.
During this time, the site will be "read only", meaning the site will be accessable but you won't be able to make new posts, PMs, etc.
The downtime should start about 24 hours from this post (~11AM Central).
We expect the maintenance to last a few hours, but will be done as quickly as possible.
Jan 23, 2019Feyd_Ruin posted a message on as a female player the new art style females is getting really annoyingIt might be a fantasy game in a fantasy world, but I still want a bit of realism. We have a storyline, and a sense of immersion with these characters and worlds.Posted in: Magic General
Sure, Liliana has a "seductress" quality to her, and doesn't wear armor. Showing a little skin and going out of her way to be attractive fits her motif. If it fits and is realistic, I'm fine with it.
That said, no right minded warrior is going to charge into battle wearing a metal bikini. That's absurd, ridiculous, and absolutely destroys the immersion.
Jan 16, 2019In order to steal the existing primer with a new OP, the user taking it has to have posted before December 2017.Posted in: Community Discussion
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.
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.Quote from Boba2989 »The "Evaluate Everything" Project as part of Pauper Cube discussions seems to have disappeared, as well.
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 Boba2989 »Do I have to just hope the user comes back?
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.
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Sep 13, 2017I did my best to explain the question as to why it helps security.Posted in: Articles
Let me try again.
Person A has 47 different accounts on various websites. If any of those 47 sites is breached, his personal information is now had by hackers. More than likely, that person didn't use 47 different passwords, so they probably have access to a multitude of other sites. Even if not, that person is relying on all of those websites not being hacked.
Person B has an account on Facebook. He then uses his Facebook account to sign in on 47 different websites. If any of those 47 websites gets breached.. the hackers get grand total of his facebook name, and nothing else.
This is the general overview for single sign on.
MTGS/Curse are owned by Twitch. Currently, everyone has a Curse account which spans all of curse's sites and infrastructure. There is, of course, overlap between the Curse and Twitch infrastructure as the merger matures. Trying to keep curse accounts separate from twitch accounts across a multitude of sites and servers, with different systems and protocols, is the antithesis of good security measures.
Sep 11, 2017Single Sign On, when implemented correctly (as it will be here), is more secure for a couple of reasons.Posted in: Articles
Having a central authorization for all accounts means you have one single system that you have to keep secure. Rather than trying to roll out updates across a multitude of sites and systems, you have one and only one that you can roll updates out to. Pretty much every server system and software has security updates on a regular basis. Being able to roll out these updates quickly is paramount to keeping user data secure. Central auth also gives you a dedicated server that is there only for the authorization. The more software you add to a system, the more potential security vulnerabilities you add. By dedicating the server, and keeping it separate, someone hacking any part of MTGSalvation, for instance, could no longer obtain any of your personal information. They'd have to hack the auth server specifically, which is garunteed to have less potential for being at all vulnerable.
As anyone who's seen the news lately - personal identifying information is a strong target for hackers and thieves. They can often use this information to access other sites, steal identities, etc.
Also, many people do frequent Twitch, or other gaming sites that are under the twitch/curse umbrella. Having separate sign ins for each site practically ensures the average user will be reusing passwords and credentials. This puts them in the habit of doing so, which is horrendous for security. If you limit the number of times they have to have a login, you increase the chances that they are using unique credentials.
Jul 26, 2017I agree Spearbreaker is a strong card, and can easily be added to the titan package. I overlooked mentioning him as a go-to card when you extend the budget, though. Should definitely have touched on him. There were a lot of cards I wanted to mention, but didn't want to drag that section out.Posted in: Articles
I wouldn't swap out Shaman of Forgotten Ways though. He's good accel, and can end the game with his second ability. The latter part is what separates him from other mana critters. If you get things into position, you can easily swing at everyone, then use his ability to make each of those swings game enders.
Jul 26, 2017If you want to add more fetching, absolutely! I like Tusker more for the card draw he brings, and Monitor because it puts it in play as actual ramp. Eternal Dragon is a good 3rd, but was bumped out by Monitor. Tastes may vary, of course.Posted in: Articles
Valley Rannet could be a fourth, but he's far less useful than Eternal Dragon when you don't need to cycle, so I would definitely put him as a distant fourth.
Jul 26, 2017I agree, both cards are definitely strong. They're both slightly outside of the budget constraints though. There were quite a few $3-$4 cards I wanted, but I didn't want to break budget anymore than I felt I had to. The four I did go slightly out of budget can easily be purchased for around the $2 mark if you're ok with SP, and I felt they were a necessity.Posted in: Articles
By the end, I felt the article was starting to get a little long, so I didn't want to add much more to the expanded budget section. Believe me, I could write an article on that alone, heh.
Jun 21, 2017Something I learned many years ago: Green Stompy always has a chance. I've seen versions in almost every format, and while it may change shape and form, it always has a chance. Sometimes it's a marquee deck, sometimes it's rogue. But whatever is sitting across the table from it has a short clock and can't handle bad draws.Posted in: Articles
I have a modern super budget version (under $40) that I love.
(I also have legacy and pauper versions to boot >_<)
I love Blossoming Defense and Vines main deck. Everybody packs removal, and saving your creature while increasing damage puts a lot of pressure.
May 27, 2017Our prices are pulled from TCGPlayer.Posted in: Articles
Each price is, specifically, the median listed sell price on TCGPlayer (for NM non-foil). TCGPlayer has hundreds of sellers through there sites, so this is generally a strong indicator of the average price you'll see online through businesses, large sellers, etc. This is the Median price.
Now, the Market Price is "how much has this card actually been selling for recently". Market price is almost always lower than the Median price, since people almost always buy the cheapest listings.
Additionally, ebay is usually cheaper than most online shops and businesses, since you're going person-to-person who's motivated to sell quickly, and without the assurances/etc of an online shop. Even online shops like Troll and Toad will unload extras and slow movers on ebay cheaper than they list on their site (personally bought from them like this). Ebay is on the cheap.
There is give and take between Median and Market. Market is much better at determining what you will actually get from selling now. Median is better at determining the average that you'd pay through a shop, and is much better at predicting changes.
For instance, if there's a sell out on CardX, then the market price will show what that sell out went for. It has no care for current price and availability, only what happened recently. The Median price will show what it's looking like now, and a better idea of what it will be when the items get restocked.
All values here represent the realistic best case scenario, giving no discounts. Set Value is a good example. Set value is the total value of every card in the set, assuming the average price. One would never be able to sell for that full amount, and would hopefully never pay that. BUT, if you were to give the exact average selling price for each and every card in the set, that's what you'd end up with. (Reality is usually half that or less)
Only the Estimated Value gives concessions, by ignoring all card values that aren't worth at least $0.50. This gives a more accurate estimated value, but is still assuming you get full value out of everything over $0.50.
In reality, if you're an individual selling your cards in small doses, you will be taking a 20%+ hit. You have a lot of competition, and if you don't want your card to sit in a listing for months like businesses can, you need to undercut. If you're a shop, your sales are across larger volumes, allowing cards to sit for longer periods at better-for-you prices, and making up ground by actually selling the lower priced cards.
Apr 14, 2017There's a layout bug where Internet Explorer is mangling the top of the page and the article links are floating behind the page. This makes the article links take over parts of the top even though you don't see them. A fix is in the works, apologies for the trouble.Posted in: Articles
Apr 7, 2017Posted in: Articles
Try clearing your cache.Quote from Shale WarBringer »Ok, wrong place but this is the only place I can apparently post this. Whenever I click on "Create Thread", it links me to this article. I can't even send a PM to a mod to report this as when I click on "Send a private message" in a user's profile, guess what? It opens this article.
If you're on a PC, CTRL+F5 to redownload anything.
Iphone: Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data
Android: Ξ button in your browser > Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data
This will hopefully fix it.
If not, reply to this post
Apr 3, 2017Perhaps it wasn't the best, but it might have been worth a chuckle with the revealed "Battleshift" mechanic I mentioned. I thought it'd be ok to just do for BFZ since it's the epitome of horribleness price wise. I kept the rest of the article on point, so sorry if that one bothers you.Posted in: Articles
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