@mdkubiak I ruined my own schtick by being nice :/
Damn right you did. Now we all know you're a cuddly bear.
Lover of all things magic, especially eternal formats. However, there is nothing better than vintage. I've been apart of the vintage community for a little over a year now. I love blue decks and currently really loving playing Painter's Servant. My all time favorite artifact.
Love the flavor text: "It gathers hues from the twilight mist so that its master can paint a better world"
And oh, all hail the Eldrazi. :) Love those guys too.
On a personal note, I work as a System Administrator for a company in Michigan. It's an amazing job and an amazing environment of people to work with. I have a great family and a wonderful girlfriend.
Favorite Creature Type: Eldrazi
Favorite card: Vampire Nighthawk
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Favorite Movie: Return of the Jedi
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series, Harry Dresden Files
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@Smmenen Steve, I have nothing against you. I'm not even disagreeing with you. I do agree you have every right to be upset with the current b/r, as that is your prerogative. I actually agree with you on the account on the b/r did not match what Wizard's stated purpose was. In that regard, Wizards failed. Also, if someone thinks you're not allowed to have or voice your opinion even when negative, that's ludicrous. Your opinion matters just as much as anybodies.
However, my concern I'm seeing is negativity (to the level of detriment) and people start yelling at each other. I'm not saying you or anyone in particular. I would love to go to these posts and see people discuss the actual decks. Maybe between this and the Facebook group, I've seen so much "WOTC sux" posts that have little to no merit, that I've gotten beyond frustrated and annoyed.
@ChubbyRain is right, I failed myself at congratulating the person that won the tournament (not that he directed it specifically at me or anything). I would love for people who win these tournaments to discuss their deck choices and why they went with them. Get insight into why they picked certain cards, etc. That's what I come to the Mana Drain for, really insightful card discussion. I want to learn the format and get to the next level of vintage.
However, excuse me for going off topic a bit here, when you see so much negativity and people knocking people down for their decks / opinions in negative manner (that is not constructive), it stifles the format and honestly makes me stay away from the mana drain. We should be encouraging people and trying to help people get better at the format. I want good competition and I want to be good competition. That of course does not mean someone shouldn't say, I don't think that is good idea because of reason X,Y, and/or Z. Or I'm unhappy with the format because of A,B, and/or C. It's all in how someone communicates to each other.
I find the last 7 posts far more interesting than the super repetitive soap boxing that goes on every week. Casual Trash-talk >>>>>> attempts at dissecting B&R nonsense.
It's what I do. Making nonsense!
I've never that I can recall met @TropicalIsland but I have met @mdkubiak and I think it would be hilarious to see him actually throw a punch at someone.
(I feel like Smmenen in my ability to sidetrack the thread)
Come on, I'm as rough and tumble as they come!
I honestly wonder if there's a point to posting this data here week after week when the only thing people seem to do is break off into cursing the DCI and then each other...
Thanks for your work Matt and Ryan.
I completely concur and couldn't like this statement enough.
I appreciate the effort Matt and Ryan put in every week.
@Smmenen I'm not sure if what you said was directed at me or not about anger. I'm going to respond as if it was, but my apologies if it wasn't.
I'm not saying people shouldn't be angry about the restrictions. I think that's a legitimate beef and worthy of discussion. It's the anger that basically adds up to grade school name calling I have an issue with. That's the line I'm referring too that has been crossed by some people. That has no place here.
On a side note, I voted no on Shawn's poll, as I'm not happy with the restrictions either. Only on the basis on Wizard's explanation did not add up. I don't know how you could argue that their explanation does.
However, I am still enjoying the format and will take a lot for me not to enjoy it. I've liked watching the changes that have happened, regardless of how I feel. I'm generally a huge proponent of less restrictions and would love to see some love given back to shops (as a non-shops player). Vintage is the place of broken spells, I want to play with broken spells.
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