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  • posted a message on [ELD] - r/MagicArena Spoiler -
    The reason for "Why is this Mythic" is to put some final nails in MaRo's exhausted credibility.

    This is an awesome tournament staple card. Not flashy. Efficient. Necessary. 4-of. And Mythic. Exactly what MaRo said Mythics wouldn't be back when they were invented.


    He didn’t say that Mythic can’t be that. He said it wouldn’t be the only place for it. You should actually cite where he says otherwise so you can double check his wording.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] 5 “second card drawn” mechanic cards
    Mantle of Tides as a weird combat trick is kind of neat I suppose. Not sure what I think of these cards.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    It’s not political to have female knights. It’s not political to be a PoC who is a ruler. Both of those have existed in our world, let alone a fictional world.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Sheesh, another one. People being not white/male is a political statement, lovely. It’s nice to know that simply existing is a radical policy.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    They aren’t going to do a cycle of five with one drastically different. And she’s the best fit for the White court.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Bhogal83 »
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    why doesnt she has 4 colors like the king has 5 for all his knighthoods ?


    Presumably because WOTC feel that they must create more powerful black female characters with only positive White qualities (purity, nobility, steadfastness, courage, etc) in order to subvert the intersectional power dynamics and overthrow the cis-normative white supremacist patriarchy, or something like that.


    Sheesh, could you troll any more obviously? Rhetorical as I’m sure you can. She’s part of a cycle, none of the other cards are five color.
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  • posted a message on The True Solution To The Flawed Mana System
    Many have been looking to uproot Magic for ages. Many have also experimented with other systems for "fixing" the mana system, and I would argue those fixes have not really improved those games. Made them different sure, but better not at all. You could go give Kaijudo a try if you'd like and see how it goes, it has a different land system. Or any number of other games. None of them have really lasted for any length of time.

    As well calling it a design flaw is not really accurate. It's a design that has pros and cons, it isn't 100% bad, or even majorly so.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Quote from magic90210 »
    Ryperior74, Eater of Crow 1U
    If Garruk, Cursed Huntsman is in play you lose the game.

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I tried tell you guys the other walker in throne of eldraine would not be Garruk they have a plan for him just not the time yet

    This guy looks interesting hard to tell if he’s hero or not all I see so far is he’s a prankster


    Eh, I think with zero reason for Garruk to show up prior to this it's far from an unreasonable thing to expect. Especially given two Planeswalkers in the same card is a first for this set, so with Rowan, Will, and Oko accounted for Garruk had no room.
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  • posted a message on Oko, Thief of Crowns
    With Food being a known quantity his -5 seems kind of odd. Given he has pretty potent removal of a sort though it seems worthwhile just for that alone. Losing all abilities is pretty harsh, and most creatures you'd target with that are probably not gaining stats to become a 3/3.
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  • posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    Ikoria being the new Japanese set would be a huge disappointment for me, so I'm hoping it's more along the lines of Kaladesh was for Indian things (not the focus but more fluff at best). But I've kind of been expecting it to show up and be not so great eventually.

    The other stuff sounds nice though.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Oko seems pretty Temur to me. a dislike of rules, destructive out of a desire to lash out at a system, a preference for the wild and uncivilized, and a penchant for mind magic and trickery. He uses his charisma and cunning to usurp orderliness and tradition.
    The most difficult colour to associate with him of the three is in fact not Red but Green.


    I understand your points but I would argue that his trickery borders on sadism and to me that seems more sultai than temur at least to me. And I think it would be really weird if he shared both of the twins colors.


    Weird, or thematically pointing at something? For color balance purposes it's also moot. Tricolor don't count for how they balance walkers over the colors, so it would be fine mechanically.

    At best it seems the consensus is Simic + one part of Rakdos, so it'll be interesting to see how he turns out.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Quote from Manite »
    I'd go with BGU. If either Rowan or Will is part white, then that's all five colors covered.

    Just because Ajani sought vengeance against Heliod and the other Gods doesn't mean he was heavily red. Mechanically, red doesn't make a lot of sense in his power suite. During Shards of Alara's story, he was part red, and you could easily justify him getting a RGW card then, but nowadays he's firmly white with green as his secondary color. Same deal with Huatli, though honestly I don't see why she can't still be RGW.

    The problem with tricolor planeswalkers is that they go in fewer decks than mono and dual PWs. Commander is one of the best places to feature tricolor PWs, as there they can be commanders and thus serve the purpose of providing players with more multicolor options.


    If we are getting Will or Rowan with White I would hope it's Rowan. We don't have much in the way of Red and White Walkers (and of them fewer are Red centered), while White/Blue is... more I feel.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Quote from Xeruh »


    Yes, MCU and Star Wars are losing fans, that's why Avengers sold like crazy and I'm sure Star Wars is doing fine as well. *sighs* It's an extremely minority problem from altright sexist/homophobic/otherwise bigoted nerds that aren't worth catering to. If it really was causing financial devastation then companies would stop doing it. Surprisingly it is more profitable to expand your overall customer base than to appeal to a very small niche group.


    Promoting your product to more people is always good, but you still have to be careful that you do not alienate your product to an existing crowd, just to replace them with others ; and putting in question how long term these new people are, or if they just jump on the next train and leave you stranding.

    Calling everyone you disagree on :
    altright sexist/homophobic/otherwise bigoted nerds

    Is pathetic, insulting and completely rips any chance of discourse out of your argument, no matter what it is about.

    Insulting people in any argument is a no-go , you wont get any results in life if you insult people based on their opinion or believe , especially if you think your arguments are just or right, you have to argue for them, not against the people.
    A weak and shallow argument is often pushed by insulting and attacking people, as the argument cannot deliver on its own.

    ----

    Diversity is troublesome topic as its always pushing and attacking existing boundaries and basic principles of believe, which is an attack on some people you cannot just ignore ; and if you do, you do your own arguments for diversity a disfavor by valuing some people over others, instead of making them all equal, if both sides think themselves as superior and morally justified, its a fight nobody can win anything in, its all out bloodshed and someone bleeds out faster than the other. Its even more of an issue if attacks become personal, hurt family, friends, reputation and result in real life consequences that some people are even embracing and they celebrate themselves for destroying actual human beings, destroying families and lives, and they do all that under the mantle of "Social Justice" which is despicable and pure malicious (and downright borders to insanity and reality loss).


    Simply put, the vast majority of people have opinions and all of them have to be somewhat respected, without insulting them.

    Pushing this kind of "diversity" into a product is doomed to produce controversy, backlash and introduce a growing hate in people against that group that is tried to be pushed into the product, its so sensible that it can easily produce more problems than not doing it in the first place.
    Good intentions can often lead to terrible mistakes, the question is if its worth doing it, or weighting the issues simply means you shouldnt do it.


    At this point in time you have people that rally and embrace topics of diversity so much that they lost all connection to reality and want to push it and especially replace existing lore and characters with their ideology ; and they just demand that people accept and embrace these things as much as they do, and everyone that does not is insulted and attacked on a personal level.


    Everyone is allowed to like or dislike anything, and based on that nobody should be insulted, attacked or any other way be argued on a personal level.
    Discuss the topic, not the people discussing it.


    The big issue with this is that you're assuming that there is any merit in an argument with someone on this topic when they're against diversity. There isn't. Even if I could provide hard evidence that Magic has only grown as a company and it directly relates to diversity (I believe the most I could do is a correlation without access to Magic's financial records and other data, and even if I had the time and resources I likely wouldn't make the effort) it's irrelevant. If someone is fundamentally opposed to diversity there isn't any chance of swaying them, it's like trying to argue with a Christian over their core beliefs. You're making a huge number of assumptions in your post about what my intent is and what I'm doing, and a number of rather silly claims outside of myself as well.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Oko isn't from this plane, and we have no idea what the plane he's from is like. At least I believe he's not a Eldraine native. And men are not oversexualized in media. You can look at the entire cast of male Planeswalkers and the only one that comes off as "sexualized" is Oko, that's a pretty small percentage.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Ick, I'm glad I glossed over that, just looking at a bit due to your reply really points out a ton of issues.
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