Quote from Harkius
I don't imply. If I want to say something, I simply say it. I am not an expert in Vintage, as my lifetime rating is only something like 1650. I am a decent Vintage player, I tear up the local tournaments, but that doesn't mean that I am an expert or that I am credible.
Vroman is credible. If you want to read something that he wrote, or Smmenen, go on over to TMD. They write there. <Shrug>. This site doesn't have to fill every Magic niche. When it tries, and it fails (because it inevitably will, because even Wizards fails at it, and they make this game), it should be pointed out.
I think that Jank Golem wrote a fine article. But I wouldn't use it to accurately predict which cards are going to make an "impact" in Vintage, if only because our definitions differ. I don't think that a card is impacting that format until a deck gets named after it. Porting four-of into an existing archetype is targeted hate, not an "impact". I am not saying, as people assume, that he did a bad job. I am saying that he did not do a perfect job and that the article did not have what I was looking for.
Get over yourselves. Jank Golem is the only one who could have been offended, and even he wasn't. He took it with credulity and pointed out key facts. And he earned my respect for it. The rest of you? You didn't even write it. What's your problem?
Quote from ZimagicExcellent article but I would question the inclusion of Sower of Temptation and Stutterspell Sprite. Both paragraphs extolled relative virtues only to finish with: This won't see play.
Quote from CaptShetzPoor Portent. It really wants to be considered as one of the top cantrips, but alas, it doesn't even get a mention over Opt.
Quote from HarkiusHalf, or more, of these cards will never see play in Vintage.
Thoughtseize (of course) will. Thorn of Amethyst might in Fish.dec.
One comment that I wanted to make is that there haven't been any good options since Mirrodin for anything except Fish. Does this reek of poor design to anyone else? There are niches in Vintage (ask Smmenen) that can be explored that won't jank other Constructed formats. But, Wizards, instead, simply ignores them and keeps shoving creatures down our throats for set after set...
Thanks, guys. We all love the lowest common denominator.
Quote from lotushead666Lost 0-2 to JankGolem, very nice deck, and GL in the rest.
Quote from btrautYou can't cut Leylines. Not only is it amazing against soooo many Vintage decks, it also protects your Bridges.