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Old 04-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #31
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You would not win any big tournaments in England. The people that play MTG are insanely competetive and just because you beat some people who had Jaces in their decks doesn't mean you could do it on a competetive level or even close to it.

EDH is fun though. That's how I got started but I wouldn't recommend it. The game mechanics are different enough to where you don't want to be in the EDH mindset when playing Standard.
Of course, playing in any kind of "competitive" tournaments in any games anywhere in the world are not gonna be as fun as playing in more casual environment unless you set your mind right.

EDH is just plain fun for me. It is multiplayer friendly and quite affordable to everyone, old or new players.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #32
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As a semi-competitive player, it's tough to have that fun feeling when you lost badly either from luck, yourself, or both. You do invest quite a lot to be in the fray and you probably want some back. I've tried my best to enjoy the game though. At least, you lost your money a lot slower than being in a casino.
I used to be ranked 40th in my country and I can agree with you to a extent just so many sore losers or dudes who would do anything to win. With the current prize payout of weekly tournaments the temptation to cheat is high

ie : see Alex Bertocini and Edgar Flores and even Japanese super pro Saito.

I was once in a tourney where I basically won against a top 10 guy and he basically called a judge on me because I made a play error, (basically I didnt declare something which caused the infinite combo/loop for me to occur) So instead of me winning I lost that match, ever since Ive never been nice to the dude and gave him parlay ( I usually help newer players and give leniency to noobs) The reason I mentioned fun is if you dont like it anymore why you still playing.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #33
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Of course, playing in any kind of "competitive" tournaments in any games anywhere in the world are not gonna be as fun as playing in more casual environment unless you set your mind right.

EDH is just plain fun for me. It is multiplayer friendly and quite affordable to everyone, old or new players.


EDH is now actually getting to be expensive also rare out of print or obscure trash cards that were hardly used in there heyday are expensive in EDH

like Mana reflection , doubling season, akroma's memorial and gilded lotus to name a few, even newer cards like death barron which was $ bin rare are now $12 due to demand in EDH

another big business in MTG is card alters I have a friend who does alters and charges $20-30 a card and gets orders from around the world.



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Old 04-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #34
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EDH is now actually getting to be expensive also rare out of print or obscure trash cards that were hardly used in there heyday are expensive in EDH

like Mana reflection , doubling season, akroma's memorial and gilded lotus to name a few, even newer cards like death barron which was $ bin rare are now $12 due to demand in EDH
New players can easily start with pre-contructed Commander deck for 30 bucks, well, except "Counterpunch" of course, then go from there. You don't really need all those expensive cards if you can't afford them since the format is strictly casual in most places; Crystal Ball instead of Sensei's Divining Top, Cancel instead of Force of Will, a hell lot of non-basic lands instead of dual lands, and so on.
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New players can easily start with pre-contructed Commander deck for 30 bucks, well, except "Counterpunch" of course, then go from there. You don't really need all those expensive cards if you can't afford them since the format is strictly casual in most places; Crystal Ball instead of Sensei's Divining Top, Cancel instead of Force of Will, a hell lot of non-basic lands instead of dual lands, and so on.
yeah you have a point I actualy enjoy cube better, and so sad I missed out on counterpunch when it was only around $25, now no more scavenging ooze anywhere
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #36
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I used to be ranked 40th in my country and I can agree with you to a extent just so many sore losers or dudes who would do anything to win. With the current prize payout of weekly tournaments the temptation to cheat is high

ie : see Alex Bertocini and Edgar Flores and even Japanese super pro Saito.

I was once in a tourney where I basically won against a top 10 guy and he basically called a judge on me because I made a play error, (basically I didnt declare something which caused the infinite combo/loop for me to occur) So instead of me winning I lost that match, ever since Ive never been nice to the dude and gave him parlay ( I usually help newer players and give leniency to noobs) The reason I mentioned fun is if you dont like it anymore why you still playing.
Calling judge for opponent's errors is absolutely fair at higher levels. You have to take care of yourself on the floor at least, trying to minimize common errors as possible. If you are expert on that you can move on to other things like catching other people's errors or taking advantage of those.

Higher-level MTG tournaments are basically hold'em poker for geeks.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:36 PM   #37
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yeah you have a point I actualy enjoy cube better, and so sad I missed out on counterpunch when it was only around $25, now no more scavenging ooze anywhere
That set is 50 bucks nowadays just because the Ooze is such a hot commodity in Legacy.

There is a report that WoTC will go in Cube format and make it official very soon. The format requires a group of players, but I'm more of a lone wolf so it is not suitable for me.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #38
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That set is 50 bucks nowadays just because the Ooze is such a hot commodity in Legacy.

There is a report that WoTC will go in Cube format and make it official very soon. The format requires a group of players, but I'm more of a lone wolf so it is not suitable for me.

Been doing some research on maverick. So this jacob kory is the king of maverick huh.

I didn't think that deck was that good.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #39
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Had a terrible Avacyn Restored pre-release events last weekend. I managed to get one Temporal Mastery off packs and a door prize of a Commander set though.

Should I sell that Mythic now?
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Had a terrible Avacyn Restored pre-release events last weekend. I managed to get one Temporal Mastery off packs and a door prize of a Commander set though.

Should I sell that Mythic now?

yea always sell cards in standard especially with the hype of a new card
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MTG trading without price lists is suffering......
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #42
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You would not win any big tournaments in England. The people that play MTG are insanely competetive and just because you beat some people who had Jaces in their decks doesn't mean you could do it on a competetive level or even close to it.

EDH is fun though. That's how I got started but I wouldn't recommend it. The game mechanics are different enough to where you don't want to be in the EDH mindset when playing Standard.
No, my local game store in Cali had some players who won star city games opens and I could beat their netdecks with my monored I actually put in some effort into tweaking and playtesting. I'm actually pretty good at MTG, think I could win a big tournament if I tried, and spent months working on a deck to kill the meta.

Too bad they didn't reprint bolt, my favorite card ever

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No, my local game store in Cali had some players who won star city games opens and I could beat their netdecks with my monored I actually put in some effort into tweaking and playtesting. I'm actually pretty good at MTG, think I could win a big tournament if I tried, and spent months working on a deck to kill the meta.

Too bad they didn't reprint bolt, my favorite card ever

What part of cali are you in?

if you are in so cal...thats where i'm from. Those players are RUTHLESS.
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I take it MTG is still a pretty popular game?
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No, my local game store in Cali had some players who won star city games opens and I could beat their netdecks with my monored I actually put in some effort into tweaking and playtesting. I'm actually pretty good at MTG, think I could win a big tournament if I tried, and spent months working on a deck to kill the meta.

Too bad they didn't reprint bolt, my favorite card ever

Too bad MTG tournaments aren't about beating them once or twice. I've beaten a few ranked players once or twice. When you can do it consistently on the big stages, come talk to me.

And yes, MTG is still popular.
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