It is currently Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:25 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Pay to win?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:33 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 09, 2013
Posts: 130
Location: Wright City, Missouri USA
First off I’m playing the free version. I’m lvl 30. It seems I lose every 7 out of 10 games. I tried the FNM thing last night and was up 30 health to 10 and before I knew what happened I was destroyed in a turn or two. Same in Standard 2021. I literally said WTF just happened??? Are a lot of these players paying for better cards and decks or are they just smarter than me with building decks? Or a bit of both?

It’s embarrassing as hell to lose that way when I have so much health and then BAM! I’m dead.

_________________
Spoiler


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pay to win?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:08 pm 
Offline
Member

Joined: Oct 13, 2016
Posts: 1684
Better cards win games, of course, and money gets you better cards. Life remaining isn't a good indication of whether you're ahead in Magic as well, since against some decks starting with 40 life is barely relevant (control, ramp).

If it troubles you, you could:

1) Play unranked, which has an algorithm to match players against other players with roughly the same "deck strength" (I don't know how this works and I doubt there's an official explanation, since it'll be gamed).
2) Play limited.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pay to win?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:08 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 09, 2013
Posts: 130
Location: Wright City, Missouri USA
Right on thank you!

_________________
Spoiler


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group