Quote from Introduction To Cubing »
A Cube is a Limited environment made from a collection of the strongest cards in Magic history. Packs are randomly put together from the cube, and from there any number of Limited formats can be played again and again, reshuffling the same cards in endless iterations. A cube is the opportunity to learn about what makes a Limited environment good, how archetypes can be supported or controlled, and about how cards interact on a higher level. But most of all? It is a community that is obsessed, and memories that don't fade, and fun like you've never seen before.
Quote from CML is awesomei love that Ajani Caller of the Unplayable is #1 on that m13 list -- also dude's hatred for low-CMC creatures means his cube probably plays like avr limited
Quote from Uchachwtwlf123's Avacyn & M13 reviews deserve to be mentioned, imho.
wtwlf123's Top 20 Avacyn Restored Cards
wtwlf123's Top 20 M13 Cards
Quote from eidolon232The Starcitygames.com Cube Discussion Thread has had no activity within 3 years.
The Deckstats.net Cube List Analysis link is broken, since you somehow have combined it with the Tappedout link.
Quote from TakeABowCritical Turn and its Role in Cube Design
If you wanted to include it.
Quote from Theogony_IXYeah, I'm somewhat confused by that comment as well.
Quote from eidolon232Those set reviews are close to useless anyway, since the players who write them have close to no experience with the cards at that point. (This is not directed at any person in particular or restricted to the reviews for cube cards.)
If you compare the predictions from the last review here with what actually sees play, you get an average error off 4 ranks, compared to an average error of 6 ranks by arranging the top 20 completely at random.
Quote from eidolon232If you just take the cards with the most comments (maybe with an additional damping factor that takes the time into account to reduce the impact of the first spoiled cards) you will get a very similar list.
We get to 3-5 full cycles (number of cards drafted=number of cards in the cube) a week and it still takes me about 2 months before I have a rough estimation about a cards powerlevel in my own cube. Even if you can increase your testing efficiency through seeding, you are not able to test too many cards this way without decreasing the validity of your results because those cards might interact with each other.
You also have to find a way to find a consensus based on conflicting feedback from different members of your testing team.
What existing cards have to be reevaluated with the addition of a card?
Do you even have to re-balance some sections?
So when someone someone posts a review shortly after the set is spoiled and make it sound as if it is not about the expected performance in their own particular list, but the cards overall performance, I am truly skeptical, especially when the only information given to a card is rephrasing its oracle text.
Quote from SoAvantcoreSo are we not doing a power ranking for 2012? Or does that come later in the year?
Quote from Miryafa »The Project Rank Everything link is broken and points to localhost. Which is a bummer, because I really wanted to read it
[URL="http://"http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=221992"]Project "Rank Everything"[/URL]