Awesome! Even if i have no interest in even trying to qualify for the pro tour this feels like a great move.
Posts made by JosefK
RE: Card value on MTGO
Well cheaper cards on mtgo must be a good thing right? I think vintage(at least mtgovintage) would be better off if people saw their card acquisitions as a sunk cost to play the format and not as investments. Even if my mtgo collection goes down to 1 dollar I wouldn't care, I bought vintage and I still have the (digital) cards. I did not make an investment.
I bought a new TV last week, the TV probably lost 25% of it's value as soon as I bought it, that does not make me hate the TV.
Besides, my mtgo collection is "worth" maybe 1% of my paper collection...
RE: [GRN] Experimental Frenzy
I use to build decks not for competitive play but just to see how high turn1 win % i can get undisrupted. Just goldfishing and if i cant win turn 1 i start over. I have an artifact heavy build of frenzy that shows some promise in that regard. It plays belcher and Krark-Clan Ironworks as well as helm-top-grapeshot. Chromatic star, grim monolith, 1 workshop and crop rotation with 4 land grant and 2 taigas. Lots of fun goldfishing, but still mostly a turn 2 deck, will see how it goes.
RE: Contempt for the meta-game
"why so many feel that the Vintage meta-game is bad". It's easy to get that feeling when reading vintage related posts on the internet. But it's just that the internet is for whining. Everywhere, all the time, whine whine.
One of the reasons I love the so many insane plays podcast is that they are so full of enthusiasm, like all the time. Enthusiasm is rare on the internet and it's very easy to be shot down when trying to be enthusiastic about something.
If you don't like current vintage, take a break and come back some months later, play legacy or old-school. Try playing the decks you feel contempt for. Do something. Hell, even talk about in one thread someone else started. Don't create a new thread with the same whine. It's poisonous.
Enthusiasm > whine.
Well guess I wrote a whole post and ending up with whining about whining.
RE: Is Old School killing paper Vintage?
If you own 3+ underground seas in paper you can sell one and get a complete vintage deck. Not really a waste of money, an unused underground sea is on the other hand a waste of money (imo). For me buying into mtgo is the best magic related thing i done in a long time. Only wished more people in europe would do it so i could play the vintage league's at 'strange' times. Currently only playing legacy because of that. Local paperscene is almost dead, old-school thrives but vintage was even more dead before that started.
RE: Paradoxical Oath (4-0 MTGO Daily Tournament Report)
What's your verdict on the oath package? To me it seems kind of strange that you dedicate 8 cards to the oath package, and do not bring it in vs stax, i understand that it's because the lack of orchards but still, that's a lot of sb-space.
If i read correctly, it seems like you only oathed once during the daily. I wonder if those 8 sideboard slots would have been better as something else?
RE: [KLD] Paradoxical Outcome
Vedalken archmage, absolutely not. His ability is not a 'may' ability and therefore not optional. Seeing as how you can rip thru you deck and be under 20 cards in your library by turn 4-5 very easily the archmage will simply deck you more often than anything else. Riddlesmith is at least optional. But the way these decks are playing out -why? The card draw is already amazing and you aren't going to win by hitting your opponent for 2 every turn. It may be cute but on the whole I don't see which of the 75 slots he'd fit into over any other card choices we have.
Even though his ability is not a 'may' ability i don't see how that could ever come up. I've had a pet Vedalken archmage-riddlesmith deck a couple of years and kaladesh really gave me some new toys in PO and also Ovalchase Daredevil that turns riddlesmith into a 2 mana archmage. When you have 10 cards left in your library and 40 cards in hand, you should be able to win without playing more artifacts or else you must be doing something wrong
That said, since PO became legal i've been cutting Vedalken archmages from my vedalken archmage-deck . The problem that needs to be solved is not how to draw more cards, its how to win against turn 1 null rod, turn 2 TKS turn 3 Reality smasher.
RE: Datamining MTGO is about to get a bunch harder.
I would really like to have wizards decision making process explained to me. It seems like one very stubborn person makes all decisions (and maybe a couple of yes-men).
I can't see how a group of people through intelligent discussion could find this to be a smart move.
RE: April 4, 2016 B&R Announcement
@garbageaggro and @SamuelA WotC restricted LSG to weaken shops (at least that's what they said), not to reduce the number of LSG played. It does not matter if mental misstep is played more or that orchard+mox+oath is stronger. Even ingot chewer is played more than LSG.
@MaximumCDawg Deck classification is interesting and there is merit to the thought that aggro-shops is equally different from other shop variants as mentor is to ur-delver.