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    Re: MTG Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by MGB View Post
    3 or so years ago I invested enough money in MTGO to build my main Legacy and Modern decks (all Ancient Tomb variants, Tron & Humans in Modern) - about $1000? - and since then I've made back that money and made more than double that in profit, and now have enough play points and tickets that I will never need to spend money on MTGO ever again and I'll still be able to enter any tournament or league I want.

    And while I consider myself to be an above-average player, I'm nowhere near a Top-8 or even a top-32 Modern/Legacy player. But I've managed to play for free and even make a profit. Whereas if I was playing Standard on MTG Arena, I'd literally have to be one of the top EIGHT players in the whole world for that season to get anything out of the game other than a few hazy memories. Sure, if you're literally the best of the best it might be worthwhile to grind it all day, but if you're just a "good" player you can get far more out of MTGO than Arena.
    Still, you have to be a good player to get a return, and you need to invest some money.
    And on MTGA i have a good return, i can play the game i love for free!!
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    Re: MTG Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by MGB View Post
    3 or so years ago I invested enough money in MTGO to build my main Legacy and Modern decks (all Ancient Tomb variants, Tron & Humans in Modern) - about $1000? - and since then I've made back that money and made more than double that in profit, and now have enough play points and tickets that I will never need to spend money on MTGO ever again and I'll still be able to enter any tournament or league I want.

    And while I consider myself to be an above-average player, I'm nowhere near a Top-8 or even a top-32 Modern/Legacy player. But I've managed to play for free and even make a profit. Whereas if I was playing Standard on MTG Arena, I'd literally have to be one of the top EIGHT players in the whole world for that season to get anything out of the game other than a few hazy memories. Sure, if you're literally the best of the best it might be worthwhile to grind it all day, but if you're just a "good" player you can get far more out of MTGO than Arena.
    Okay but your experience of making money will not apply to most people, and even if it did most people will balk at the idea of investing $1000 in digital cards as an upfront cost.

    I play MtG because I enjoy it and MtGA is a way to do that in the comfort of my own home for very little cost, I don't need to make money out of it and I suspect that applies to most people.

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    Re: MTG Arena

    Quote Originally Posted by Tylert View Post
    Still, you have to be a good player to get a return, and you need to invest some money.
    And on MTGA i have a good return, i can play the game i love for free!!

    But it's not really free if you want to play competitive decks.

    I'm a good player and I've found that even though I was playing pretty frequently on ranked ladder, to stay competitive and build the best decks I'd have to buy packs with real money when new sets rotated in. There was no way around that that I could see, barring playing alot more which is not very feasible if you have a full-time job and other responsibilities. And then if certain decks were no longer good, there was no way for me to trade unused Mythics and Rares in for new ones - they just rotted in my collection when I had to move to a better standard deck. Whereas with MTGO I can play as little or as much as I want and I still get a return on my investment and stay competitive in Eternal formats with the decks I've built, and if I no longer like a deck I can sell off the pieces and invest in a different deck with the tickets I received, or just keep it as cash.
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    Re: MTG Arena

    with xmage and cockatrice even modo around i see zero reason to invest a single penny in arena. besides all formats are crap with all those planeswalker around.
    its not player vs player anymore, its just handling planeswalker now.
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