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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:21 pm 
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It's very easy to get stuck in the loop of "i'll just play for my daily wins" (Arena and most other FTP games try to encourage this with predatory practices such as the daily deals, quests FOMO ect, trying to keep people on the hamster wheel) and when you do this long enough you're bound to burn out eventually.

I'd bet a lot of money that it's not the current state of Magic that's the reason that are why you're not having fun (we all know it's been in much worse state pre bans) I think most of us have probably been in the same boat at some point or another, i know i have - I strongly recommend putting down the game for an extended period of time, and don't load it up until you actually feel like playing magic again. Nowadays i force myself to close the client the moment i notice i'm not having fun/playing for quests ect and it's done a lot of good.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:33 pm 
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I never understood poker, it seems like a very simple and uninteresting game where you are completely at the mercy of the cards you're dealt. I remember sitting at one Texas Hold 'em table where one more experienced player attempted to bluff, while another, new player looked bemused and simply bet at random. However, it's legitimately possible that the new player has the better hand. In fact, if they're the only two players in the game, that chance is 50%. Might as well flip a coin then ... we gave up pretty quickly because it felt like there was no game to play, and moved on to Cluedo.

It's been one day since I uninstalled :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 pm 
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**** this game. I don't have fun when I win and I have even less fun when I lose. Playing to 4 wins every day has become a chore, especially since it can easily take 30+ minutes.

I'm going to uninstall. If anyone wants my account, LMK - it's got tons of wildcards, many of the best current decks already built and enough wildcards to build those that it doesn't already have, and some 1500+ gems left.

I'll probably continue to follow the older formats but I probably won't play myself. I might continue to read this forum for a while as well, but probably not for long.

I hear you and took a two year break myself. That was during Duels. This is Arena and I don't see it leaving in the near future, not with all the support they have given it. Like sixty said, you may want to reconsider deleting or giving it away.
More than likely you will be back like I am and you will be full of regret. I'm not really because I had nothing invested in Duels and had this brand new Arena in beta to start back up with.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:08 am 
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It's been two months since I quit. I don't miss the game at all, in fact I've been happier since I no longer have to log on to play. Even the Modern/Legacy videos I used to watch have gotten more boring since I now fast forward through large swathes of the video in which the game is mostly decided and one of the two players is playing for like a 1% chance of winning.

The thing I miss most from Magic is the card-by-card gameplay with some random elements; on the other hand I definitely do not miss how random Magic games can be where even the best players have a ~60% win rate at best.

Right now, I think the card game I am most likely to enjoy is Twilight Struggle. Has anyone played that game? The gameplay looks excellent, but the game lengths (from videos it looks like each game often takes >1 hour) and the fact that the meta never changes are problematic. Some of the random elements also seem too harsh, e.g. it seems to me that making spacing cards auto-succeed makes more sense. Another possible improvement is to put scoring cards in a common pool, freely available to both players whenever they want it; many games seem to be decided because the scoring card was or was not drawn at an opportune time.

Finally I still have my account, really nobody wants it? I'm extremely unlikely to reinstall.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:49 am 
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Twilight Struggle is quite simply the best board game of all time. I'm really happy to hear you're into it.

Due to the randomization and great number of cards, no game will play the same way. You'll be surprised just how deep the game is.

Being aware of every card in the deck becomes something you start to use to mitigate risk and becomes really interesting. "does he have this card right now or not... he's acting like he does... I better hang on to my 4+ card as long as possible in case he has it..."

Enjoy it and hope you love it as much as I did

I consider it the best of my four favourite board games. The others being War of the Ring, Puerto Rico and Caylus


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