While possible, It should be a relatively weak deck in singleton. I see it as more of a problem for pauper events, as the limited card pool of standard pauper doesn't have all that great answers to petitioners (rats are pretty easy to counter here, but you have to tech specifically for it).
So far I did not play against any rats and only one game against petitioners (which I actually managed to lose by misclicking a jump-start discard), so I might be wrong.
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Feb 15, 2019FirstSwordOfBant posted a message on Why are players using Rats and Petitioners in current SINGLETON Arena weekend?Posted in: MTG Arena
Feb 12, 2019Posted in: MTG ArenaQuote from AlecPyron »Also, you should consider that both can be complementary (even thou I said it otherwise on collecting prospective) and it's designed to have some synergy (at least WotC is adding some stuff like Arena bleeding on competitive MTG and codes for sealed products).
I Mostly agree with you, but talking about synergy is a bit of a stretch here, imo. It's mostly just a cross-selling marketing strategy.
Not to say it can't have benefits to play both in paper and arena. Personally, I don't get to play a lot of paper magic anymore since I moved away from my magic-playing friends to a pretty rural area without a real community. I still keep expanding my collection and updating decks, as it's a very enjoyable part of magic for me, but missed just playing the game. So, Arena is a great way to catch up on that.
Also, I was never really interested in standard, but with Arena's quite fair free to play model, I could quickly get some well-performing decks without investing a lot and rotation shouldn't hurt too much either.
Feb 10, 2019I'm not sure if there is an official definitive statement (and I'm too lazy to dig for it at the moment), but they released an example log file before the latest bigger patch to give 3rd party tool developers the chance to update their parsers in advance, so I'd say it's pretty safePosted in: MTG Arena
Feb 4, 2019The first preseason ended, so everyone dropped in rank for the next. Each season will last a month and your starting rank is determined as follows:Posted in: MTG Arena
Bronze Tier -> Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 3 -> Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 2 -> Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 1 -> Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 4 -> Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 3 -> Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 2 -> Bronze Tier 2
Silver Tier 1 -> Bronze Tier 2
Gold Tier 4 -> Bronze Tier 1
Gold Tier 3 -> Silver Tier 4
Gold Tier 2 -> Silver Tier 3
Gold Tier 1 -> Silver Tier 2
Platinum Tier 4 -> Silver Tier 1
Platinum Tier 3 -> Gold Tier 4
Platinum Tier 2 -> Gold Tier 4
Platinum Tier 1 -> Gold Tier 3
Diamond Tier 4 -> Gold Tier 3
Diamond Tier 3 -> Gold Tier 2
Diamond Tier 2 -> Gold Tier 2
Diamond Tier 1 -> Gold Tier 1
Mythic -> Gold Tier 1
For special deck building restrictions, you will have to hope for limited time events like the Ravnica block constructed that we had with RNA release. There are no permanent options like this. If you know others that are interested in similar decks, you could of course play direct challenges with them.
Feb 4, 2019FirstSwordOfBant posted a message on Are that many people really spending money on this game?Posted in: MTG ArenaQuote from JaishivaJai »If you want to have an honest discussion about Arena, why can't we compare it to paper Magic? It is not an entirely separate product.
So, since "BestMagicGamer" doesn`t seem to be interested in any constructive discussion, I feel like someone should pick this up.
Of course, MTGA is not a seperate game from paper magic - it can't be totally different from the game it is a digital adaption of, obviously. BUT that's talking about mechanics/gemeplay. A direct comparison of the financial aspect is problematic. In paper magic, you get physical cards with at least some resellability, everything you buy in MTGA is purely for your personal use and holds no objective value. So a comparison to other digital games makes more sense than comparing to a physical card game.
That said, I don't think MTGA is particularly expensive. You can get pretty far without spending ANY money and with relatively little investment, you can easily build 1 or 2 viable competitive decks. Personally I spent less than 50€ so far and I already got more out of it than quite some full price games (have 3 pretty refined decks, a fourth almost finished and a lot of semi-competitive brews).
Of course, it depends on your expectations - if you want to be able to play every existing Tier 1 whenever you feel like it, it will be expensive. But this goes for every collectible game ever, physical or digital.
Jan 29, 2019Posted in: MTG ArenaQuote from idSurge »once the Ranked Ladder becomes Bo3 instead of Bo1 (end of this season) the Arena Ladder will almost certainly match the Paper meta.
It won`t become bo3 instead, there will be both, so the bo1 specific meta won't just go away. We'll have the option to avoid it while still playing ranked though, since bo3 ladder should be pretty close to paper meta-wise.
Of course if you're absoluteley sick of the bo1 meta, you could just play traditional anyway, it's not like the ladder offers great rewards, so not much reason to bother with it if you don't enjoy it.
Jan 11, 2019While I think bo1 is legit for limited (where sideboarding is a lot less of a factor anyway), I don't like the way this might lead...Posted in: The Rumor Mill
If the "players love this format on arena" comes mostly from numbers of entries, this is a highly biased argument, since bo3 drafts are a lot more expensive and require premium currency that you can only get without paying real money by playing bo1 drafts.
Following this reasoning, they could also extend the bo1 mode to constructed, since it is the default mode and so far the only one with a ranking system in arena.
Not to forget, an online game is a very different environment from an FNM or similar event - you can just start it up and play a couple of games whenever you feel like it without commiting too hard. That's fine, personally I mostly play quick single games on arena too, but you can't really compare it to organized paper play.
Jan 10, 2019FirstSwordOfBant posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/10/2019 - Planeswalker Deck cards (yay...)Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Avatar »Elite Arrester has a huge warhammer but 0 power. Makes sense.
Not pictured: the Huge alarm bell he rings with that hammer as soon as he notices any threat - it is just an intrument, he's not authorized to engage in any hostilities
Jan 10, 2019FirstSwordOfBant posted a message on Two German cards - "Sentinel's Mark", "Rally to Battle"Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Well, thanks for saving me some time checking this, was a bit confused after comparing the german name to the thread title. They definitley blew some translations, especially in the earlier sets...
Jan 10, 2019FirstSwordOfBant posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/10/2019 - Planeswalker Deck cards (yay...)Not exiting cards, but some nice flavor here. I like the first person view through the helmet on Ragefire.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Edit: I also assume the scene depicted takes place directly after the one on Elite Arrester, which is a nice touch.
Jan 7, 2019Posted in: MTG ArenaQuote from Colt47 »Yeah, that's why I'm wondering if they are updating them with each season when rotation hits. New players get them, obviously, but if someone stops playing for a while and comes back then what? Anyone here played past rotation and know what they do with the starters?
I would expect them to update the starters with rotation, but that won't help players returning from a break, since I do absolutely not see them giving out additional starters to those who already accquired them once - maybe there will be another mechanic to compensate for cards lost to rotation, but we will have to wait and see.
Jan 5, 2019I agree with As Foretold being better, but Smothering Tithe seems more flexible than Chimes or Dynamo since you can save the treasures. Might turn out less usefull than I think, but should at least be worth testing.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
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