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 Post subject: Exploration
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:31 pm 
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Looking forward to this?
Just a minute ago I found out this mode is replacing Singleton in a few days.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:41 pm 
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Not as much as I enjoy Singleton, no.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:20 pm 
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600 gold to enter, 100 gold reward? I don't think I'll be playing at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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Not as much as I enjoy Singleton, no.

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600 gold to enter, 100 gold reward? I don't think I'll be playing at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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I'm guessing they are trying to count the value of the booster as a winning value so that would come to 1100 for two wins actually.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Yeah, no. Maybe if it doesn't get enough support they'll stop trying to value pack rewards so highly.


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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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I'm guessing they are trying to count the value of the booster as a winning value so that would come to 1100 for two wins actually.


A booster isn't worth 1000 gold. 1000 gold can be used to enter e.g. a draft, boosters cannot.

If the rewards were, e.g., 600g to enter 1000g for 2 wins - then even though it's strictly speaking less than the current rewards, it'd be something I can think about playing.


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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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With 2 wins, you are making profit. But what, if your deck slips and you go 1-1? Then you paid 500g for an uncommon. The risk vs reward for this event is to high.
On top of that I totally dislike the concept. Singleton is great on the other hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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Besides this will be like a collective enema fest for control players...

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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Not interested in these weekend events at all really. The entry/reward layout is pretty underwhelming, the numbers of games you get for that exorbitant entry is pitiful, and none of them will stick around long enough (is there seriously any reason they can't at least run a whole week?) to make crafting cards or brewing anything specific worthwhile. Exploration M19 draft looks intriguing at least, it's the only format they didn't go out of their way to muck up.


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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:09 pm 
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I can see myself trying it out with a land destruction deck. If you've got the land, you can start blowing them up with all the 4cc LD spells. I tried it in standard and won a few games, who knows it could be good.
The prizes suck big time, but then, I'm in it for the fun anyway...
Wonder if I'll trouble finding an opponent.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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Well, I did it and tried it out. I'm at 1-1 ATM with a pretty janky gruul LD deck.
I actually missed the 9 card opening hand aspect of exploration, but LD works pretty well against multi-colored decks.
I faced an esper scarab deck (my loss) that dropped an early bug that I don't really have answers for and countered most of stuff, but I killed all his blue lands and almost turned the game around, but he had a hand full of black removal and my life total was just too low at that point.
The other game was against dimir hand destruction which opened with T1 double duress (that took Chandra and Jaya), but again I killed his blue lands and he didn't draw too many more, he did drop a torment of scarabs that put a lot of pressure on me, but a top-decked multani came to my rescue and I narrowly won with 2 life.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:57 am 
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I had some fun with Mono Blue Storm in it last night; won both of the times I tried before going to sleep.
Though I dunno about continuing to play any more.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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Hey exploration is actually a lot of fun!
Or maybe it's LD that's fun!
Or it might even be just using icy manipulator in an LD deck (during op's upkeep of course. Try doing that in duels)...

Anyway, I went 1-2 on my first run, made some changes (cut all the mana dorks and went with more burn/sweepers and more lands)and 2-1 on my second go. Beat a turbo fog/nexus deck that never got 2 blue mana all game long... That was sweet!
You see, LD actually works because you still only draw 1 card per turn and lots of people are playing greedy 3+ colour decks.

Payout still sucks though.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:50 pm 
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Anyone try the Exploration Quick Draft?
I'm thinking about it. Might be very interesting with the ramp and hand size.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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I'm gonna try it out tomorrow, think I'll go overboard on bombs. 4-drops on T2 should be brutal.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
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Pretty fun and definitely better to think 4 drops and beyond and forget more aggressive looking low drops.

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 Post subject: Re: Exploration
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Yeah, I enjoyed it. Went 4-3 with a boros deck that was pretty good bomb-wise, but with precious little removal. It seems like boros was really popular because I faced at least 4 other boros decks.

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