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@protoaddict said in B&R Announcement - May 18, 2020:

I find that one paragraph addressing the new precedent is at the best lacking. To call this rare is in my opinion an understatement and when we inevitably have to go back to this discussion in 3 months when Zidra rises to prominence now that Lurrus is gone just feels like a little dutch boy sticking his finger in the dam.

Also, the fact that PO and Breach are still unrestricted is baffling to me. I can't help but feel that the noise and volume of discussion around Lurrus made it so they could not address the other items that needed to be addressed to hep balance out the format.

Brass Man is smart to have removed the downvote button.

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@protoaddict

An "attack on your character" would be saying that your shitposting is responsible for the death of this website. Critiquing your no-data/poor-data analysis and saying it falls short of @chubbyrain1's good-data analysis is just stating the facts. Claiming an ad hominem attack doesn't make you right.

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@brass-man

This was a well-informed and incredibly passionate look into not only content creation, but your role in it. While it saddens me that The Mana Drain isn't the beacon of Vintage content it was before, it's nice to see that there are still people passionate about the subject matter and that you still stay connected to them. I found a thread full of the bad eggs and one of the Vintage Discord's best eggs trying to reason with them and think I'll take up your offer to join the Discord server. I might be a lurker, but after the passion you just displayed I should let you know that this one act on a failing website was incredibly important to an anonymous soul on the internet.

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@protoaddict

I get (got) all of my data from MTGGoldfish. It has some of the best data because it draws from the largest pool of played games of Vintage. Vintage, like Pauper, is a MODO format that sees niche paper play. Your analysis and @Thewhitedragon69's analysis come from a position of no online play. This speaks to me that you are passionate about talking about Vintage but not passionate about actually playing Vintage, which can skew your anecdotes.

I was referred to @chubbyrain1's data and the Vintage Discord by @Brass-Man in a different thread and can surmise that, while you're attempting to bury him under an avalanche of words, the curated analysis that he provides for the community will always speak much louder. You'd be best to prove your analysis on the battlefield.

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Good morning/afternoon/evening,

I've been looking to become more accomplished in playing Vintage with all my newfound time during the lockdown. I've been using MTGGoldfish's amazing data for a snapshot of how the Vintage metagame plays out (I found it at https://www.mtggoldfish.com/metagame/vintage). What the website doesn't have is deck primers to get a feel for how to play actual games. Is there any such resource available? I was hoping to find it here but I haven't seen anything.

Thanks!