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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/08/2019)
    Seems like MTGNexus is the new place to discuss modern. Might be going there now
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    I don't think modern has the cantrips to compliment FoN as a main deck inclusion. I only see this being played against spell based combo decks. The cost of Negate is 2 mana, not an extra card alongside it
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    I'd say Infect and Bogels are Aggro/ Combo
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    I think diversity is over exaggerated when it comes to the spikiest of spikes. It always seems that if you want to totally maximize you chances of winning then theres usually just 3 or 4 decks that you should be playing and thats it.

    Not saying its a good or bad thing. Modern is diverse because you can win with almost anything. But if you are grinding every tournament to win then usually you are limited to just a few if you are being totally serious
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Archetype Diversity Now.

    Maybe this top 8, but hardly the story of the format. Aggro is king and has been for a while. If you count Dedge as aggro and not combo, then well combo hardly exists at all, with Titanshift, Amulet and I guess Ad Naus or Storm as the best combo decks. Storm is garbage now though. According to MTG Goldfish, combo is way down. According to MTGtop8, they consider Dredge combo. But since its really much more of an aggro deck, then Combo would be like not even half of the other archtypes.

    As for Control, there really is only two classic Control Archtypes, Jesaki and UW and UW is looking just to be so much better. Tron is also a control deck I guess, but its kind of its own thing.

    Here's my summation of the format:
    Tron and GDS create non games of magic. GDS and Burn push out any semblance of combo. Dredge creates a mini game of drawing you hate piece or be run over. Humans I personally like as a police deck, but it isnt as good as it was a few months ago. I don't have a problem with Phoenix besides just how good it is, and it begs the question, "why play any other deck?." UW control is Terminus Lottery: the deck.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    I agree, i think Containment Priest is a great fair magic card that could benefit modern a lot
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Twin is not the answer. A "I win" button is not he answer, and I'm going to leave it at that.

    Good answers to threats is the solution to make Modern great.

    Control is totally fine, as it has always been, you are 100% correct. It has a high conversion rate, good win rates, etc.

    I think the important thing when discussing modern control is how the answers line up with the treats in Modern, which is what I think people really are complaining about when they complain about control being bad.

    There was a great post on reddit:
    "There's nothing unfair about fast mana inherently...The issue is when your accelerated threats can't be effectively.If you gain too much speed, then card advantage is irrelevant because you've won the game. This why Faithless Looting initially started to creep up in GDS. Card advantage became much less important than card quality..."

    Faithless Looting is not an inherently overpowered Magic card. Faithless Looting being SO good right now is a symptom of Modern's problems, not the cause.

    Answers to threats need to line up with threats themselves. When we are forces to play something like Anger of the Gods or Terminus, cards that are not easy to fit into decks, of course its going to heavily affect deck building, and in turn the meta itself.

    Side note: i kind of find it funny that Looting is so good now. When I first joined mtg, people would try and fit in looting into some red decks. I would call it a noob trap card and laugh. Nowadays it is at the forefront of the meta game lmao
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on [POLL] What cards do you want banned or unbanned in the January 21, 2019, announcement?
    Quote from purklefluff »
    even though I own the deck, I'd be fine with a KCI ban.

    stirrings though? that'd be a *****ty move. there are a bunch of completely reasonable decks that would be blind-sided by such a ban, it wouldn't be a sensible choice.


    I agree with this. I think Wellspring is a much fairer ban because it will only hurt KCI and KCI alone.

    I think Scrap Trawler should be the ban. Force them to go back to Eggs style
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    I don't think Twin talk should be off limits, but it needs to be stifled some tbh. Theres many times we begin talking about something on this thread and someone mentions Twin, and the same points come up over and over and warps the whole conversation. Things like KCI ban discussion, "winners meta" discussion, data points about Stirrings, etc, gets drowned out once Twin gets mentioned because a lot of people see it as The Solution to "fix Modern. I think it should be moved to a separate topic because it really has become its own topic that is outside the current meta and future of Modern discussion
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from MrTzoulis »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    [quote from="MrTzoulis »" url="/forums/the-game/modern/801804-the-state-of-modern-thread-b-r-26-11-2018?comment=1888"]BGx also has that T1 threat and we know the numbers on that matchup as being even.

    Other than that, Twin was hiding Blue's (and the format's as a whole) woes with a mask of "interactivity" that was toxic to better cards entering the format via either unbannings or new printings and you people keep ignoring that.

    This was a super important thing to happen from the Twin Ban. Blue just was so bad if you exclude the Twin decks at the time, and removing Twin showed Wotc it needed help. If Twin sacrificed itself for the color BLue, then tbh I'm fine with it being resurrected by Wotc
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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