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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

3drinks wrote:
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@mtgsally was the place to be, but geez was it not without it's own flaws. The spaghetti code shovelled on top of itself like MODO development, the numerous bug issues and errors and then the "features" that didn't actually do anything. It was a hot mess.

Meanwhile this site here looks so fresh and well polished.
and I get my notifications :grin:
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Yeah....

It does make me sad but at the end of the day I'd rather put my effort into a site that reciprocates that effort and is truly about the community.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 year ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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3drinks wrote:
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@mtgsally was the place to be, but geez was it not without it's own flaws. The spaghetti code shovelled on top of itself like MODO development, the numerous bug issues and errors and then the "features" that didn't actually do anything. It was a hot mess.

Meanwhile this site here looks so fresh and well polished.
and I get my notifications :grin:
Notifications are the biggest plus for me. Now I can reply in a timely manner rather than one in every seven posts.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

I'd be more sad about it if there had been any public facing communication from the new owner in the last month since that announcement. Their actions are not really inspiring confidence that they'll be good stewards of the site.
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I'd be more sad about it if there had been any public facing communication from the new owner in the last month since that announcement. Their actions are not really inspiring confidence that they'll be good stewards of the site.
So much this. I think that the final topple will be when/if nexus kills sally's rumor mill section.
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Post by Rumpy5897 » 1 year ago

Nexus won my confidence quickly. You spot something off, you post about it, one fingersnap later it works. Look at the Involved Topics option in the discussion dropdown - I asked for it, and Feyd just magicked it up near instantly. By contrast, the analogous MTGS feature bugging out wasn't ever fixed again. Three cheers for Feyd's amazing work, the site looks and feels amazing now.

I won't lie, it was a little scary to be one of the first ones over. It felt a little ghost town'y, but a snowball built itself up. Accounts bred accounts, threads bred threads. It's great to see a lot of the active MTGS primers make the jump, and it made me realise some threads I linked to as resources have been abandoned for years now.
 
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

To be perfectly fair, I think that the ban list announcement, my poll, and Sheldon's subsequent involvement on here helped as well. But everything you all are saying is absolutely true also.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

Having a direct line to the development team is really nice. Also, having a development team that understands the needs of the forum, because they're a customer of it themselves, is a huge deal.

MTGSal's deckbuilder would put artifact creatures under artifact, because the developers didn't play magic, and so couldn't make judgments on how it should work - obviously, that's an easy fix - but having a developer that understands the magic needs at the outset cuts down on so many of those little things.

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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote:
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To be perfectly fair, I think that the ban list announcement, my poll, and Sheldon's subsequent involvement on here helped as well. But everything you all are saying is absolutely true also.
Those have definitely helped with forum growth. The commander sub accounts for almost half of the posts on the forum so far and those all seem like strong factors. The other subs haven't had similar driving factors, so they're lagging behind a little right now.
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

i feel ignored cuz sheldon hasn't mentioned me *sniffles* on the other hand I got the cards I ordered,so i can put in my Zedruu enchantment deck
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Sheldon wrote:
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Here's my speculation:

You're going to enjoy yourself.
Sheesh, there goes Sheldon telling us how to enjoy the format again...
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

should i feel bad for going for a janky combo of Aether Flash+Aura Thief +Enchanted Evening ?
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Post by Toshi » 1 year ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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should i feel bad for going for a janky combo of Aether Flash+Aura Thief +Enchanted Evening ?
Nope. That's actually hilarious.

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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt wrote:
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Hermes_ wrote:
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should i feel bad for going for a janky combo of Aether Flash+Aura Thief +Enchanted Evening ?
Nope. That's actually hilarious.
it's my goal for tonight when playing lol
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Post by Vessiliana » 1 year ago

I love this site, and a big bonus to it for me is the direct registration. I'd been at MtgSalvation for years and years, and the Curse switch-over was incredibly tedious. I had to do that weird log-in thing--and now that I've migrated to a new computer, all that log-in stuff is lost. I can only log in when I am on the old PC.

Meanwhile, here everything is smooth as butter. (And it looks prettier, in my opinion.)

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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

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I hope you pull it off, I really do.

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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Well I got my first death threat this morning. Unfortunately, it's not for nearly as good a reason as Sheldon. An elderly woman that had been sitting in a pickup truck in front of the post office for like two hours screamed at me that she was going to %$#% kill me when I drove past her during a road test.
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cryogen wrote:
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Well I got my first death threat this morning. Unfortunately, it's not for nearly as good a reason as Sheldon. An elderly woman that had been sitting in a pickup truck in front of the post office for like two hours screamed at me that she was going to %$#% kill me when I drove past her during a road test.
That seems... extreme.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

Oh...Kay... That sounds exciting. Any reason why you in particular?

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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

maybe she wants recurring nightmare to stay banned?
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bobthefunny wrote:
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Oh...Kay... That sounds exciting. Any reason why you in particular?
I don't know. I'm so personable so I can't imagine why anyone would hate me.
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bobthefunny wrote:
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Oh...Kay... That sounds exciting. Any reason why you in particular?
Because meth is a helluva drug.
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vandertroll wrote:
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I'd be more sad about it if there had been any public facing communication from the new owner in the last month since that announcement. Their actions are not really inspiring confidence that they'll be good stewards of the site.
So much this. I think that the final topple will be when/if nexus kills sally's rumor mill section.
Nexus just had a super fast turnaround on new set news, so I think the rumour section's setting itself up fine over here too. Neat.
 
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

I'm tempted to post on the r/mtgfinance asking if i should play Magic:The investment or go with gold or some other metal or even oil....
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