- Oct 25, 2017
Theros ranked draft should be available until the next set. They changed in Eldraine to keep the current set available for ranked and periodically rotate in older sets as extra events.
Community manager confirmed it's gonna end on the 14th though: https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/63112/comments/400655
Huh. That seems silly. I wanna hope this means there’s some announcement to be made w/ worlds but we’ll see.Community manager confirmed it's gonna end on the 14th though: https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/63112/comments/400655
We should get more infos this week.
he took an L for the team
We have no idea why they're stopping draft early, right? No idea what's replacing it?
A lot of changes in there.
That's fine with me. Gives me time to build up enough gold again to draft a few times.
Is this the first we've seen of player drafting?We're also looking to expand the type of events we offer that don't require entry fees; bonus points if we can find some fun specialty modes that don't require deckbuilding either. Hence, Workshops. These limited-time events are intended to give players a small taste of a variety of formats, and the only thing you have to do is show up and play. In addition to no entry fees or deckbuilding required, Workshop events will also reward you for your first win in each event. These rewards will vary from Workshop to Workshop—some will reward gold, others XP, and some individual card rewards (ICRs).
Nah the more fun thing is still beating someone who stole half your board. It's why I love haktos, he's immune to any steal spell I can think outside of sometimes akroan war which is temporary.
How is it cheap and how does it defeat the purpose? They sacrifice draw consistency and card quality immensely just to avoid decking.Using a 250 card vomit deck is bullshit and should not be allowed. There is a 60 card minimum and that makes sense so there should also be a maximum that actually makes sense. People shouldn't be able to just stack a deck with 250 god cards. Its cheap and it defeats the entire purpose of the game.
It defeats the purpose of the game which is intellect and strategy. If morons just throw all of their best cards into one pile then odds are that despite the fact that they did absolutely nothing to put a proper deck together and put absolutely no thought into what they are doing they still have a solid chance of winning each match that they play simply due to the fact that they have nothing but their best cards in a pile. And that is stupid.
I'm not "worried" about it. I win against 150+ card decks far more often than I lose against them. I just don't think they would be a thing in the first place. If I take the time and effort to thoughtfully put together a cohesive deck for ranked I don't want to be placed against some idiot who just threw everything into a pile. If I win then it wasn't properly earned and if I lost then it was due to pure dumb luck on behalf of the idiot in question. Either way I walk away frustrated.
Actually just the opposite. We want as few restrictions as possible to give us the broadest set of possibilities to explore. Some people will build good decks and some will build bad decks. But more options and less restrictions is better.I'm not "worried" about it. I win against 150+ card decks far more often than I lose against them. I just don't think they would be a thing in the first place. If I take the time and effort to thoughtfully put together a cohesive deck for ranked I don't want to be placed against some idiot who just threw everything into a pile. If I win then it wasn't properly earned and if I lost then it was due to pure dumb luck on behalf of the idiot in question. Either way I walk away frustrated.
It just feels like for a game that is as strategic and thoughtful as Magic is that they should have a much more strict cap on how many cards you can have in a deck. Or at the very least have stricter guidelines for ranked gameplay.
I can’t find the clip right now, but there was a streamed Cube draft where Kenji was matched against LoadingReadyRun and sided in over a thousand basic lands because LRR only had Brain Freeze as a win condition.The only time I worry about a deck with more than the prescribed amount is when I was playing eldraine draft and drafted a killer mill deck, only to see the opp put every single card they drafted into the deck. I had to take a moment to see the op running a 65 card deck.
Hahahahaha that is beautiful.
Nice! Have you had a chance to try Brawl yet? (I recall you started not too long ago)So funny story. I got pretty mad that none of my decks seemed to be getting me any more progress once I hit Platinum. Every deck I encountered just ran me over with creatures. So out of sheer frustration I made a Mono-Black spell deck. Just nothing but removal cards and bleed cards like ill gotten inheritance, Underworld Dreams, and Revenge of Ravens. Oh and lots of death touch.
And funnily enough it has worked. I'm in Plat 2 now lol
No I haven't had a chance to try brawl yet I have been trying to power through ranked so I can get to diamond again.Nice! Have you had a chance to try Brawl yet? (I recall you started not too long ago)
Just made an Atris Oracle of Half-truths Deck, its win rate isn't exactly good, but when you get to play with his/her ability 5-6 times a game, even losing is fun with all the mind games