Page 31 of 31 FirstFirst ... 212728293031
Results 601 to 612 of 612

Thread: War of the Spark

  1. #601
    Force of Will is my bitch
    Finn's Avatar
    Join Date

    Sep 2004
    Location

    South Florida
    Posts

    3,048

    Re: War of the Spark

    Yeah. Poron, I’m with you. The card is crapola. O ring is just not “strictly” better. We tend to overuse that label, and this appears to be some of us curtailing it’s application.
    "Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
    "Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often and for the same reason."
    "Governing is too important to be left to people as silly as politicians."
    "Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little morals and ethics to stay lawyers."

  2. #602

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by Finn View Post
    Yeah. Poron, I’m with you. The card is crapola. O ring is just not “strictly” better. We tend to overuse that label, and this appears to be some of us curtailing it’s application.
    Technically, strictly better doesn't happen that often - Wilder Nacatl may be strictly better than Wild Nacatl but even for stuff like Red Elemental Blast compared to Pyroblast you can say that having a split is better than two pyroblasts because of stuff like Meddling Mage. More power is better except when Meekstone is in play, and so on.

  3. #603

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Technically, strictly better doesn't happen that often - Wilder Nacatl may be strictly better than Wild Nacatl but even for stuff like Red Elemental Blast compared to Pyroblast you can say that having a split is better than two pyroblasts because of stuff like Meddling Mage. More power is better except when Meekstone is in play, and so on.
    This is a strictly worse interpretation of the term strictly better.

  4. #604

    Re: War of the Spark

    ok, not strictly. I just would never cut myself out of the chance of removing Blood Moon or Thran Dynamo for scry1

  5. #605
    It's not easy being green

    Join Date

    Jul 2010
    Posts

    1,628

    Re: War of the Spark

    Okay, so apparently Bolas got wrecked a bit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemnear
    (On Innistrad)
    Yeah, an insanely powerful block which put the "derp!" factor in Legacy completely over the top.

  6. #606
    Member
    Mr. Safety's Avatar
    Join Date

    Nov 2010
    Location

    New Gloucester, Maine, USA
    Posts

    3,817

    Re: War of the Spark

    Power level is very high in this set, as most have realized. It's pretty exciting to see cards possibly slot into the eternal formats. None of the cards pertain to decks I personally play (so far) but it will be exciting figuring out the landscape after this set settles. Modern Horizons is only a few months away from potentially shaking up eternal formats yet again, so it's going to be a roller-coaster year I think for Modern and Legacy. Wotc is historically poor at reading the tea leaves for eternal formats, but it seems like they are getting closer to the mark with War and possibly Horizons.
    I am counted amongst legions of the unrighteous
    who dread not being immersed in pits of fire

  7. #607

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    Okay, so apparently Bolas got wrecked a bit:

    So you're saying it can hit lands?

  8. #608

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by FourDogsinaHorseSuit View Post
    So you're saying it can hit lands?
    It hits some of the transform ones like Primal Wellspring or Vault of Catlacan too.

  9. #609
    Member
    Barook's Avatar
    Join Date

    Mar 2007
    Location

    Germany, Germering, Munich
    Posts

    6,537

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Safety View Post
    Power level is very high in this set, as most have realized. It's pretty exciting to see cards possibly slot into the eternal formats. None of the cards pertain to decks I personally play (so far) but it will be exciting figuring out the landscape after this set settles. Modern Horizons is only a few months away from potentially shaking up eternal formats yet again, so it's going to be a roller-coaster year I think for Modern and Legacy. Wotc is historically poor at reading the tea leaves for eternal formats, but it seems like they are getting closer to the mark with War and possibly Horizons.
    With the current direction they're going, Horizon looks promising. Power level has increased quite a bit ever since DOM (aka the first set the playtesting team got their hands on), and since the playtest team could fully influence the third Ravnica, it definitely shows results. It feels like they actually understand what the game needs and how to balance things, unlike the previous R&D. We even get halfway decent nonbasic hate again.
    Currently working on: Infinity Stompy

  10. #610

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by Barook View Post
    With the current direction they're going, Horizon looks promising. Power level has increased quite a bit ever since DOM (aka the first set the playtesting team got their hands on), and since the playtest team could fully influence the third Ravnica, it definitely shows results. It feels like they actually understand what the game needs and how to balance things, unlike the previous R&D. We even get halfway decent nonbasic hate again.
    If Horizons includes Astral Slide, I'll definitely pick up MTGO again, and maybe even paper. If it doesn't, I'll write an epic, profanity laden tirade on the internet. (maybe, i'll probably have something better to do that day)

  11. #611

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by morgan_coke View Post
    If Horizons includes Astral Slide, I'll definitely pick up MTGO again, and maybe even paper. If it doesn't, I'll write an epic, profanity laden tirade on the internet. (maybe, i'll probably have something better to do that day)
    Please, PLEASE, die on the hill of Astral Slide.

  12. #612
    Member
    Mr. Safety's Avatar
    Join Date

    Nov 2010
    Location

    New Gloucester, Maine, USA
    Posts

    3,817

    Re: War of the Spark

    Quote Originally Posted by Barook View Post
    With the current direction they're going, Horizon looks promising. Power level has increased quite a bit ever since DOM (aka the first set the playtesting team got their hands on), and since the playtest team could fully influence the third Ravnica, it definitely shows results. It feels like they actually understand what the game needs and how to balance things, unlike the previous R&D. We even get halfway decent nonbasic hate again.
    I was thinking the same, that Dominaria was a real turning point. Your insight helps me understand why. There seems to be a strong shift towards getting the 'old guard' back into the excitement of spoiler season. The rising quality of cards gives me hope that more cards will come off the banlist (Earthcraft, Mind Twist for legacy, Stoneforge Mystic for Modern) but I recognize that to be a pipe dream at this point.
    I am counted amongst legions of the unrighteous
    who dread not being immersed in pits of fire

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 7 users browsing this thread. (3 members and 4 guests)

  1. aedemiel
  2. FourDogsinaHorseSuit
  3. Pdingo