What are your thoughts on powercreep: is it something you feel is maybe overstated? Does WotC worry about it too much?
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Overdramatic, yes, but I'm sad. It was fun while it latest, but I understand. I think we all do. It's just sad.
Keeping the site as it is, is not a viable long term solution. The vBulletin platform we are currently on is creaking at the seams. To the extent that some of the normal features we use have need to be shut down at times in order to keep the rest of the site up.
Quote from LinkSorry for that, Valarin. You do have good points. I just get tired of the acidic nature of your posts.
Wizards is not perfect. They make mistakes and design decisions I don't agree with. I still like Magic overall, and I like parts of current sets, but I can't say I've been a fan of any of the last few sets as a whole.
While I think you're overreacting with your "Magic is dying"
Wrong! scry lands aren't bad. guildgates aren't bad, it is just that they have given us so much awesome lands lately that it was too much easy to play 3 colors! i mean, i played 3 colors when we had scar fastlands and M10 and innistrad ones. it was ok. it worked. then they made it much easier, making 3 colors the norm. that is cool for some time, but i don't want to play 3 colors deck forever... now 2 and 1 color will play a little more, it seems.
Quote from TybaltI think what he means is that Valarin's opinion and criticisms have reasons behind them, where as the vast majority simply says 'You don't like it? Don't buy it. How dare you not appreciate what WotC has done?' which is neither constructive nor realistic.
The vast majority of the people on this forum who would argue against Valarin or other 'dissenters' act no more than strawman WotC fanboys at every supposed slight against the designs of WotC.
Like, for instance, I will say that enchantment artifacts are the absolute dumbest thing Wizards has ever done, the reason being, is that they could just be artifacts, and that they have absolutely no reason to also be enchantments. Artifacts literally do everything that enchantments do, except that they were traditionally colorless, and traditionally enchantments couldn't be creatures.
The average response to such a complaint is generally: 'This set wasn't designed for you!'
That's not a real argument. There's literally no point for anyone to waste the time to post it. They would have managed their time better by doing literally anything else.
So, reading someone's opinion who differs from the mold is much better than reading something like:
[NewSet]Vanilla Goblin: 2r (M) 3/2
"Oh wow, so flavorful, a goblin too stupid to do anything!"
"Wow! This will be great in standard!"
"Standard? This is great in eternal formats!"
"Oh wow, I can't wait to get a playset of these!"
"[picture of fry 'take my money']"
"Wow, Can you say standard goblins? Because I can!"
"This card's going to be $60!"
"Wow, I can't believe this, I need this for EDH!"
So, when someone goes to the thread and tells them that the card is god awful, as it truly is, that's different than the norm. I feel bad for the people on this forum quite often, solely because of what their opinions are and the events that must have happened to cause them to be so. WotC is not theur friend, WotC is their drug dealer's drug dealer. WotC would shoot them if they tried to rat on it.
WotC does not get offended when we don't like cards, or sets. MaRo doesn't, either. MaRo just tells himself that he can't please everyone, looks at the sales figures for boxes of cards that NEED to be purchased to play a game, and tells himself that he did a good job. After 10 years of that, he just walks around with an air of self importance, and people would defend his smug ass to the death, a man who wouldn't piss on them to put the fire out.
Quote from MajoraXBecause if there's one thing that's going to kill this game, it's people buying more of it. Understand that just because you don't like something doesn't mean that it's bad.
Is there anything you like, Valarin? In this set, in this game, in life?
Yes, Magic 2013 was bad
We won't miss you.
You still said that when more than half of the set isn't spoiled yet. You can't judge a set by seing so few cards.
Quote from rujasuYou know, I get that there are some features we'd like to see in the new forum software that aren't there yet. And I get that it's annoying to not be able to check the forums from behind an office firewall. However, the latter of those two issues is completely outside of Curse's control. They're not tagging their own site as gaming-related; the firewall folks are doing that. And pretty much anything they do that ties MTGS to the main Curse site will set off the firewall. Sure, Curse could leave everything out here, on a forum they're not well-equipped to support, and not leverage any of their own in-house technology, I guess. And then, two months later, the firewall group will update their blacklist and add MTGS to it anyway.
I do understand everyone's frustration, but as someone who has done some web development, I can tell you there's no way I'd be trying to get around someone else's firewall. There's nothing you can do about it. And frankly I'd be pretty annoyed if my users were complaining to me about being blocked by the firewall on their end.
Quote from DrewReaLeeThis is the first set in a while I'm buying a box for myself. This set oozes with power and flavor that I haven't seen since Innistrad, which I still am kicking myself for missing.
Quote from DanzBorinThere you go.
Same goes for Magic. People are reading into this too much. lol
Quote from SweeneyI must be getting old and jaded.
Summary: Bad lands, should be uncommon slot at best.
I gleaned four real points from the article on the Mothership.
monored loves the fact that all players, midrange and control will be paying 2 life or bringing their land into play tapped on multiple turns EVERY GAME.
Quote from Wheat_GrinderThere's a minimum standard of site cleanliness that Curse is not providing.
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One very simple request: Can the beta website's category be changed so that it will not be categorized as "Games" or a "Gaming website"?
I can open the current forum just fine but the beta website is blocked by our office firewall.
Quote from sirgogDrafting is a moderately priced form of entertainment, nothing else. Do it if you find it fun, do not see it as a way to acquire cards.
I could spend my AU$15 on a draft and leave with a Domestication, a Rise of the Dark Realms and a foil Opportunity, or I could spend that same AU$15 on a cinema ticket and end up with nothing.
Neither would be a waste of money.