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    Well, I don't particularly like Hoogland either, so...

    But you guys still imagine there are objective standards to Wizards decisions. I just don't know how to help you at this point.
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    Re: The current state of Magic

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    Same, I am literally shaking with rage rn.
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    Re: The current state of Magic

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    Well, I don't particularly like Hoogland either, so...

    But you guys still imagine there are objective standards to Wizards decisions. I just don't know how to help you at this point.
    I still remember he rudely flipped his opponent's tarmogoyf on the table at SCG open or invitational.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoblinZ View Post
    I still remember he rudely flipped his opponent's tarmogoyf on the table at SCG open or invitational.
    I just generally find his manner, personality, temperament, and attitude rather unpleasant. Anecdotes like that though point to my hunch being pretty justified though.
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    I don't like Jeff Hoogland either. I don't find the appeal at all. He's like an annoying super-geek.
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    Also he's a colossal baby.

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    People pay him to play shit decks, so when I want to see something like Modern Whir played 4 weeks before anyone else knows it exists, he is my guy. But I am there for the deck, if someone else had gameplay up I would watch them too.
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    People pay him to play shit decks, so when I want to see something like Modern Whir played 4 weeks before anyone else knows it exists, he is my guy. But I am there for the deck, if someone else had gameplay up I would watch them too.
    Yeah everyone else at this point seems to be playing standard or drafting on arena so often he's the only streamer not doing that
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    Caleb Durward is now part of the Mythic Invitational. Good decision.

    On a different note: New survey link is up

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    I answered "No" because there's no coherent plan behind what WotC is doing - how are they going to do esports when they don't even stream their esport events (Magic Fests are officially labeld "esports" instead of TCG by WotC now)?
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    Re: The current state of Magic

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    Magic Fests are officially labeld "esports" instead of TCG by WotC now
    Ah yes, E for Electronic.

    Nothing more E-sporty than a competition that specifically bans the use of electronics.

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    Ah yes, E for Electronic.

    Nothing more E-sporty than a competition that specifically bans the use of electronics.

    Oscar: You can't just say bankruptcy esport and have it be true
    Michael: I didn't say it. I declared it.
    I'm not sure what you are talking about.

    Nothing screams "e-sports" to me more than trying to figure out what is going in a match between glare, card sleeves and anime art while at the same time listening to Marshall Sutcliffe try to validate why he was given the position of a commentator when he clearly has no experience with the format being covered.

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    I want to play as close to possible a 100% reactive deck that also approached 0% variance in how it played. I want to play magic with as little variance as possible. Also had a foiled out miracles deck that was an investment of about 6 grand that is now nearly worthless.
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    My original post did that.

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    I'm not sure what you are talking about.

    Nothing screams "e-sports" to me more than trying to figure out what is going in a match between glare, card sleeves and anime art while at the same time listening to Marshall Sutcliffe try to validate why he was given the position of a commentator when he clearly has no experience with the format being covered.

    There are plenty of words that start with the letter E, lets not be pedantic and insist it means what we all already know it means.

    Here is a random selection of alternatives to get you started: echopraxia, endeixis, erotesis, or (and this is the best one in this selection) euonymous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H View Post
    There are plenty of words that start with the letter E, lets not be pedantic and insist it means what we all already know it means.

    Here is a random selection of alternatives to get you started: echopraxia, endeixis, erotesis, or (and this is the best one in this selection) euonymous.
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    I want to play as close to possible a 100% reactive deck that also approached 0% variance in how it played. I want to play magic with as little variance as possible. Also had a foiled out miracles deck that was an investment of about 6 grand that is now nearly worthless.
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    My original post did that.

    I'd love to have a battle of wits with you but I see you lack the necessary equipment.

    Good day.

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    If you diversified your cantrips, a chalice wouldn't be a liability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H View Post
    There are plenty of words that start with the letter E, lets not be pedantic and insist it means what we all already know it means.

    Here is a random selection of alternatives to get you started: echopraxia, endeixis, erotesis, or (and this is the best one in this selection) euonymous.
    esport as in entertainment sport (eg wwe), much like how the pro tour is the promotional tour, despite what wotc says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phonics View Post
    esport as in entertainment sport (eg wwe), much like how the pro tour is the promotional tour, despite what wotc says.
    Magic is neither an actual Esport (defined as everyone knows) nor an "entertainment sport" as that is defined. It's a game.

    Not to mention, both Esports and "entertainment sport" are pretty much just bullshit terms that attempt to engender "legitimacy" by banking on a culturally accepted types of "game."

    So, yeah, I feel pretty good about my initial sarcastic response. (Despite "misspelling that last word, but whatever.)
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    Anyone trying to argue that the E in Esports is anything but electronic is deluding themselves and reaching.

    Also Wizards has made the wrong decisions in almost everything for the past ten years. From events, to art (their art direction went to community college), to support. Almost everything.

    With the exceptions of making the game appeal to the lowest common denominator and their pumping out master sets and overall bloating of retail prices while cutting quality and cost to the bone. This is the only thing keeping them around. As long as normies and magictcg gobble up the cheap paper printed memes by the boatload (and they will) the ivory tower at seattle will survive despite its retardation in every other department.

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    Nowdays, esports is just a term for corporate suits for a thing that magically prints money, kinda like radiation giving you superpowers or nanomachines doing all kind of silly things in fiction:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barook View Post
    Nowdays, esports is just a term for corporate suits for a thing that magically prints money, kinda like radiation giving you superpowers or nanomachines doing all kind of silly things in fiction:
    The best thing about esports in multiplayer games is it forces the devs to balance the game around 14 year olds with no life and the fast twitch reflexes of a super-computer. Which in turn makes playing the game suck for the regular folks who don't have any of that bullshit but DO provide 100% of the actual revenue.

    Can't wait to see that garbage get dumpstered already.

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