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  • posted a message on Accessing old MTGS Account..
    MTGS is about to shut down, dude.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Mother Bear
    Holy powercreep really. We are obsoleting grizzly bears now? This game is slowly falling to its doom, too much new powerful cards


    What card are you looking at? This is a vanilla bear until it hits your graveyard and you have 5 open mana to get two more vanilla bears.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Soul Diviner (email preview)
    "Domri realized what kind of master he had rushed to serve."

    This is the one guy that has the word "Anarch" in one of his card's titles.
    This guy is a insult to true anarchists and I'm just glad he bited.
    Brainless idiot. You had the fate you deserve.


    You say that like all anarchists aren’t inherently stupid.

    Warned for flaming
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Angrath, Captain of Chaos
    Quote from Pollaski »
    But... my libertarian minotaur bro..

    How can you follow such a tyrant like Bolas?


    Such is the way of libertarianism. Might makes right.
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  • posted a message on Gideon's Triumph
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    That expression... Is the same you can see on serial killers / supervillains in movies...
    Doesn't really fit Gideon, unless he is being corrupted by the blackblade.


    He really does look creepy, like he boned them all to death.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Challenger decklists for this year!
    Do these come with codes to unlock the cards in Arena like some other products do?
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  • posted a message on 36 planeswalkers in war of the spark officially confirmed also stained glass art in better view
    Quote from Drangsal83 »
    This set is released only one week after ‚Avengers: Endgame‘. Strange chance...


    What’s the implication here?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Foil Planeswalker in Every Prerelease Pack
    I don’t see Planeswalkers ever going to uncommon. They would have to be so weak as to be pointless at that rarity. Weaker than Tibalt is entirely pointless and I would prefer no uncommon Planeswalkers over bad ones.
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  • posted a message on [Announcements] Core 2020 and Commander 2019
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    "I didn't buy Apple stock 20 years ago, before they rise in price, so the company should release them cheap and in bulk to the public, that way everyone could have them."

    Some people managed to get lucky and bought some old cards way ahead of time, and justly rewarded for their timing and decision. I don't mind reprints, but I don't see the need to want them, to the point of being acidic towards the game company.

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    People should really ask themselves: 1) Why do I need $100+ cards in my deck, in a format that's meant to be casual? 2) Do I require a $100 card in my deck to make it good or perhaps I just need better deck-building?

    MtG in general is not an expensive game, even staples in most formats are affordable to have multiple copies. The only ones that are ridiculously expensive are the ones that go into Legacy/Classic environment, most of those are overpowered cards anyway, degenerating to a healthy game. If a person thinks s/he needs Mishra's Workshop to make their artifact deck work, then the person should REALLY consider their mentality and skills, not the card price.

    One ought to differentiate desire and necessity.


    This borders on satire, bro. There’s literally not a single necessary card. This is a game played as a hobby so none of it is necessary.
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  • posted a message on [Announcements] Core 2020 and Commander 2019
    Quote from 5colors »
    They didn't promise more valuable reprints.


    They did though. On that stream where they talked about the (false)themes of the decks they said the higher price was to accommodate higher value.


    I just rewatched that stream and nothing bout prices came up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWWTvx0YgV8 (45:10-48:34 is where they talk bout the decks).


    Huh. I wonder why I thought that?
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  • posted a message on [Announcements] Core 2020 and Commander 2019
    I won’t get hype for C19 until we get full decklists. C18 was marketed as containing a higher value of cards to justify the price hike, but that was a flagrant lie. It was still pretty good value overall, but had lower value than every previous commander product iirc.

    EDIT: That said, I hope they just do tribal. It’s harder to mess up and we still have several prominent tribes that could use better EDH support. Merfolk, beasts and werewolves immediately come to mind. I know we got pseudo-elf tribal with the Freyalise deck, but I want a GB elf tribal deck. GBW Elves, UGB or UGW Merfolk, GRU Beasts, RG Werewolves. Pls and thx.
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  • posted a message on War of The Spark Trailer
    Quote from Ernart »


    But you have no idea what will work or not. Your criticisms are asinine since you have no idea what the story will actually be. People saying “I have a feeling there’s some Infinity War or GoT influence in there” is just that, people saying.


    Why you said I have no idea? That the truth, there is no silver bullet or a one size fit all solution to everything. Everything do works in way you understand what works and not but it doesn't mean you achieve the similar expectation, resolution, risk and consequences.

    This is a TCG don't expect it to work like a tv series that prioritize ratings.


    They don’t think it be like it is but it do.
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  • posted a message on War of The Spark Trailer
    Quote from Ernart »
    Just get into the topic I originally responded which is suggesting that game of thrones or infinity war. Yes everything has a risk but they should choose it wisely not everything that is trendy should be imitated and not everything that works from the other would work the same thing on another.


    But you have no idea what will work or not. Your criticisms are asinine since you have no idea what the story will actually be. People saying “I have a feeling there’s some Infinity War or GoT influence in there” is just that, people saying.
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  • posted a message on War of The Spark Trailer
    Quote from Ernart »
    Yes every writing takes inspiration to different media, but it isn't necessary for those examples to be copied.


    It’s not necessary for any particular inspiration to be used. You’re conflating what you personally want with what WotC should be doing as a business.

    And it's a misconception to assume what works in another media would work exactly or smoothly in another very different media without the consequences to it's franchise.


    Why do you assume WotC sees no inherent risk is doing what they’re doing? Why do you think there’s a risk-free way of running a company?
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  • posted a message on War of The Spark Trailer
    Quote from Ernart »
    Then everything is reboot... after the desperate attempts for a momentary appeal and shock value.

    Basing from Game of thrones is not good strategy in handling a TCG franchise like MTG.

    Poor analogy and marketing management for tcg to refer from a different media with a different priorities and target audience.


    MtG is essentially peerless. They literally have to look at other forms of media for marketing inspiration.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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