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 Post subject: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:58 am 
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I think the concept of the event is iffy since having only a few cards from ELD is not a good indicator of what will change. It's basically just a Ravnica-only event.

I have been reading people are generally unhappy with the event because of the strict two consecutive wins structure. I am sweeping up with a black-red sacrifice deck (since my usual red-white-black Aristocrats loses its mana base to have a three-color aggro deck) so I haven't run into this issue but I can see why this would be frustrating.

White-blue tiny flyers seems popular.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:09 pm 
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It's literally just an added bonus of experience if you get 2 wins. Who could mad about that? It's literally a benefit with zero drawbacks.

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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:24 pm 
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I have noticed that gaming communities tend to feel like if an option exists, it should always be accessible to them. Things cannot ever be a bonus or extra for those who pay or do more; if it exists, it has to be relatively easily available.

Yesterday, I saw people complaining about the showcase versions of ELD cards. It's not enough that these exist in premium boosters, they should be more available for people who don't want to or are unable to pay for the higher cost packs.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:14 pm 
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I have noticed that gaming communities tend to feel like if an option exists, it should always be accessible to them. Things cannot ever be a bonus or extra for those who pay or do more; if it exists, it has to be relatively easily available.

Yesterday, I saw people complaining about the showcase versions of ELD cards. It's not enough that these exist in premium boosters, they should be more available for people who don't want to or are unable to pay for the higher cost packs.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:17 pm 
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I can't imagine going through life seeing every announcement through the lens of how unfair it is


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:33 pm 
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I can't imagine going through life seeing every announcement through the lens of how unfair it is


Isn’t that basically how everything works these days though?


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I can't imagine going through life seeing every announcement through the lens of how unfair it is


Isn’t that basically how everything works these days though?


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:33 am 
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This format has been feeling rather unfun so far. Decks snowball so easily, e.g. I've seen things like these happen too often:

T1 land T2 Incubation Druid T3 Vivien +1
T1 Spectral Sailor T2 Loyal Pegasus + Spectral Sailor T3 the 7/7 flying indestructible angel

When these curve-outs happen, especially on the play, there's like literally no card in the entire format that will beat them. I suppose without Llanowar Elves decks snowball slower, but these things are still very miserable to play through and there's no Nexus combo to go over the top of these decks as well. (Although I also imagine part of the misery stems from the fact it's BO1, and come to think of it, T3 Sorin on the play is just as unfun.)

So far not a fan, but still have more cards to be revealed.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:28 pm 
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Never a fan of events that over-use RNG. I really dislike RNG, which is one of two major reasons I've been playing Magic over Hearthstone even during the different Duels iterations.

This time it's Bo1 combined with the need to win 2 in a row to actually get something. But I don't need the event - so whatever.

And @Banedon:
How can you not like a beautiful curve-out like that? There's no need for pestilence to keep beauty in check ;)

Yes, you don't win that game - but it provides you a smile and you get to play the next within 2 minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:57 pm 
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Its impolite !!


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 am 
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You're more patient than me ;)

What's everyone playing in this format? I've tried Temur Reclamation & Simic ramp, but don't find either deck very fun. Temur would be great if it weren't for the existence of T3feri, while Simic ramp is sometimes great and sometimes ridiculously awful when you need to interact. Only four pieces of removal are the Voracious Hydra, and it's not even that good an interactive card against e.g. Feather.

Haven't gotten around to making a control deck, but those seem to make most sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard 2020
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:11 pm 
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The Purge

4x Footlight Fiend
4x Orzhov Enforcer
4x Priest of the Forgotten Gods
4x Dreadhorde Butcher
3x Heartifre
4x Mask of Immolation
3x Judith the Scourge Diva
4x Mayhem Devil
3x Chandra, Acolyte of Fire
2x Bedevil
2x God-Eternal Bontu

7x Swamp
8x Mountain
4x Blood Crypt
4x Evolving Wilds

I miss Celebrant and Sorin but the Temples are too slow.


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