@HouseOfCards They are both not acceptable. I mean, your original post says "we are all adults here". Surely some self-control is not too much to ask for, then? I don't think flaming of any kind should be acceptable. This is, after all, a forums to talk about our hobby. Naturally, people are passionate and sometimes that leads to certain posts, but in general I think that assuming people have enough self-control to not be nasty isn't too much to ask for?
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RE: RFC: Improving The Mana Drain
RE: RFC: Improving The Mana Drain
@HouseOfCards said in RFC: Improving The Mana Drain:
If you can't handle it, go away and come back when you have thicker skin.
Well, this is why posting quality has gone down. People who didn't want to deal with the flaming went away and make high quality posts elsewhere. You got what you wanted, I guess.
RE: [HOD] Ramunap Excavator - Crucible With Legs
It's "easier" to remove than Crucible, but being a creature has some advantages too I suppose? Green Sun's Zenith seems interesting and it plays nice with Thorn effects. This is far from my type of card (:D) but I'm sure it's at least fringe-playable.
RE: Academy 2017!
I played an Academy combo deck last year to some decent finishes and a small tournament win. That might serve as a decent starting point for you. Note that I played this deck before Paradoxical Outcome was printed, so it's possible that you want that in your deck now. Linking you to the write-up down below, which I posted on the old TMD site.
Good luck! I had a lot of fun playing it and I think people got to see some crazy stuff happening.
RE: Vintage Challenge - 6/10/2017
When the DCI tries to make Mana Drain decks more viable or manipulates the format by listening to a vocal minority (especially Mana Drain pilots), they really screw up the format.
Maybe this is what the DCI tried and maybe it isn't. I'd rather not get into that, but you seem to suggest here that there's some sort of secret cabal of Mana Drain players who meet in dark corners and conspire to lobby for cards to be restricted. I'm stretching the imagination here a bit, but there is an accusatory tone to your statements, which I feel is really unwarranted.
What's more likely is that people speak out when they're not having fun, in their own subjective view, and offer suggestions on how to fix it. This is what happens in almost every game with rotating "balance". This is the sort of thing that happens on a daily basis in most game forums. Sometimes their solutions are correct and sometimes it isn't. It's up to the DCI to listen to such complaints but come to their own conclusions on how to solve the problem.
It's easy to dismiss complaints as having no merit and become jaded. In fact, every complaint has merit, but the solution offered with the complaint might not be the optimal one.
And if we really want to speak about lobbying to get cards restricted, might I point to the list of workshop cards that were lobbied for? I don't think that was for the benefit of Mana Drain.
I also really dislike how weekly metagame reports devolve into B&R discussions. I'm the last person to say they don't belong on the website. Gone are the days when you can forbid such talk because it'll simply happen elsewhere. But perhaps we can have a sticky or something where all the grousing can go, similar to how The Source does it?