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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    It's really amazing how users can complain about having to read posts they don't like yet refuse to simply use the ignore function.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from idSurge »
    How was it. “Hogaak will dominate everything!”.

    So far, my prediction was more than accurate. Hogaak Tier 1, nowhere near to being oppressive.


    Hard to deny at this point. Honestly I enjoyed the games watching that, more than most Phoenix games I watched, but with Phoenix whiffing on the GP for the first time (I think?) well now people can just say 'everything is fine, nothing to see here!'

    No Changes, and with UW x 2 in the GP? lol @ SFM.


    There's still top 16/32 which will provide a more accurate picture of Hogaak + other decks' performance.
    Not surprised UW did well, it's got so many tools the past year or two.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Think he won his win-and-in to top 8 too.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    yeah, on her first print into standard.. Baneslayer took a lot money from people years ago. Only on the printing of the 6 cmc titans did she start to calm down.

    ___________________

    On another thing. Checked today. Prismatic Vista still rather expensive at 25-27$.
    Not many modern decks are using it, so I'm wondering why the price is still so high?



    Legacy, the UW miracles and blade decks run vista as the fetch of choice after Flooded Strand. These are the main culprits as they tend to run 6-8 basics.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    The DFW stream is really entertaining when Hogaak's not on camera, plenty of interesting decks on show running some of the new cards.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Claiming that something is fine in Modern because the same practice is fine in vintage. Laughing Laughing Laughing

    In case you didn't know. Things don't needed to be tier 0 to be banned. They just need to be too good or if WOTC just feels like coming up with some arbitrary BS reason to remove it.

    DRS Jund, Twin, Pod, TC Delver, GGT Dredge, Probe Infect, Titan with summer bloom where never Tier 0 decks.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    July 5th is when it starts for paper I believe. So depending on the paper modern event calendar after that... well we'll just see how it goes.

    1st SCG Modern Open post LM is 27/28 July.

    1st Modern Magic Fest seems to be Barcelona 26 July.

    So uhhh yeah, won't expect anything until end of August for paper magic to impact any decisions. Only online data for pretty much the whole of July.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Doubt WOTC would consider doing anything until after at least a couple events with London Mulligan.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    As predicted, metagame already started to shift again. People just understood that they had to run some Grave hate in the sideboard.


    If an average of 6 pieces of GY hate per deck still lets a graveyard deck to take up half of a top 16 is considered reasonable adaptation, I'm super curious as to what you consider to be warping.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Meanwhile we have this:

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-event-2019-06-23

    It's getting pretty funny.

    Average of 6 pieces of GY hate for the 8 non-hogaak decks too.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Or just play 4 of each to really stick it to them.

    It's not about beating both GY and non-GY decks, it's about sending a message. Jam
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Quote from wtyyy »
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2019-06-16

    Four copies of Hogaak in the top 8, taking 1st to 3rd positions.


    1st to 3rd Hogaak: 4 leylines
    4th Mono-red Phoenix: Side - 2 Ravenous trap, 2 Tomod's Crypt
    5th UW control: 2 Sugicals, 4 RiP
    6th Mono-red Phoenix: 2 surgicals, 2 tomods, 1 ravenous
    7th Dredge: 4 leylines
    8th Hogaak: 3 Nihil Spellbomb
    9th Infect: 2 ravenous trap
    10th Eldrazi Tron: 1 surgical, 1 tomod, 2 ravenous, 1 cage
    11th Battle of wits?: not gonna bother
    12th Eldrazi Tron: 1 relic, 1 cage
    13th Hogaak: none
    14th 5C Humans: 4 leylines
    15th Whirl/sai/urza: 1 cage, 4 leylines
    16th WR Humans: 1 cage

    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)


    If players are not willing to adjust like I've seen a million players here say again and again, then they DESERVE to lose. I'm sorry for being blunt. Players during Eldrazi Winter that played me usually were not willing to play the best deck. They usually lost. All they could say is that "it will get banned." Well, during that time in which I bought the Eldrazi pieces that I was missing (only the new ones), I netted $1,300 worth of cash and prizes. I'm okay with it getting banned. That was obvious. It didn't mean that I was going to force myself to lose before it does actually get banned.


    Refusing to straight up buy a new deck = deserve to lose because not willing to adjust? Is this a joke?

    There were 2, maybe 3 decks during that period that could hang with Eldrazi. In a format as expensive as this, you seriously expect people to buy a new deck in the name of adjustment just to be able compete in some events?

    This isn't being blunt, it's being stupid.

    In some metas yeah, but using Eldrazi Winter as an example of players deserving to lose because of lack of adaptation is dumb af.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Like it or not, this is the new reality of Modern. Modern players can accept it (and play 4+ pieces of GY hate in the 75) or futilely defy it, but we cannot deny the reality of it. There's no indication that the powers that govern the game see any issue with this.

    Modern can still be fun but the novelty of the format wears out fast.

    In the 5 years I've played in this format, game play has never been less engaging and shallow than it is right now.

    1) Find X hate card
    2) Find answer to X hate card

    This is the strategic depth of most of the format currently.

    Anyone remember those months and years gone by where people complained that Modern is a battle of the sideboards? Those times are a pleasant memory compared to what's going on currently.

    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    The results from the latest modern challenge are quite hilarious. Pretty good showing for new Modern Horizons cards regardless.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ModernMagic/comments/bymnxh/modern_mtgo_challenge_results_06082019/

    Posted in: Modern Archives
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