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Post by Ulka » 1 year ago

I disagree bob but that is my opinion and besides this isn't the place to discuss it any further.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

Of course. I think my post may have come off more confrontational than I intended, and I apologize for that.

Different metas, and different playstyles will have a significant difference on our experiences as well. But you're right that if we wanted to continue this, we should bring it into a new thread.

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Post by ISBPathfinder » 1 year ago

Super off topic, I put in a pre order for a tesla truck lol. I am probably only like 60% convinced that I will buy one but I hope it works out. Its so far off in the future that its hard to say if it will work out for me financially.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

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Super off topic, I put in a pre order for a tesla truck lol. I am probably only like 60% convinced that I will buy one but I hope it works out. Its so far off in the future that its hard to say if it will work out for me financially.
You're going to be in great shape when some kind of dystopian future rolls around.

I'm probably in for an electric car of some kind when I replace the current one (among other things, I'll hopefully have finished paying off student loans by then). My current car is new this year, so that's still likely to be a ways out because I usually drive my cars into the ground.
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Post by ISBPathfinder » 1 year ago

SocorroTortoise wrote:
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Super off topic, I put in a pre order for a tesla truck lol. I am probably only like 60% convinced that I will buy one but I hope it works out. Its so far off in the future that its hard to say if it will work out for me financially.
You're going to be in great shape when some kind of dystopian future rolls around.

I'm probably in for an electric car of some kind when I replace the current one (among other things, I'll hopefully have finished paying off student loans by then). My current car is new this year, so that's still likely to be a ways out because I usually drive my cars into the ground.
My current vehicle is over 10 years old with like 130,000 miles on it. I figure I probably still have a few years on it but I will need to consider another vehicle probably in the next 5 years anyways. I am just constantly impressed with the cost and efficiency of everything that Elon Musk does. I guess its time to drink the cool aid.
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Post by toctheyounger » 1 year ago

We're heading this way too, eventually. Our current vehicle is a 15yo banger, and we hate it. When we upgrade bare minimum it'll be a hybrid, if not full EV. We can't afford Tesla, but it doesn't make sense to continue paying petrol prices as they are in NZ.

That being said, NZ doesn't exactly have a great infrastructure for full EV either. We're not entirely set up with charging stations everywhere, and there's a lot of rural areas it'd be entirely possible to just run out of charge in. So we probably won't dive right in for EV until things improve in that area.
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Post by ISBPathfinder » 1 year ago

Yea, its impressive how fast the EV infrastructure is expanding but even with that its still nowhere near the infrastructure of gasoline vehicles currently. I live in a rather rural area of the USA but even then, most of the major traffic from me have tesla charge stations about every hour in each direction supposedly.
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

I have a 2018 Sonata hybrid (gas/electric, no charging it) and I absolutely love it. Plus, to upgrade for a bumper to bumper 10 year warranty it was really cheap, so that was a huge factor. But I average around 600 miles per tank, roughly 40 mpg. So basically 2 gallons of gas a day for me to and from work.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

I'm driving a 2019 Civic right now, which replaced the 14 year old 170k miles Escape. I usually get a little better than 30 mpg, which is a significant improvement on the last car even though it's not quite at hybrid efficiency. I'm surrounded by EV charging at work (tech company) - all of the parking garages at my office have stations and there are about a dozen Tesla superchargers at one of the other buildings half a mile away.
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Post by toctheyounger » 1 year ago

Honestly, you guys and your imperial measurements....

We sort of gauge it in terms of how much it costs us per week. Currently we're like $120/week, gassing up just under twice a week for like 60-70 a pop. 91 is like $2.25/L here in NZ.

From what I've heard of the uber drivers I've talked to and other hybrid owners, they can go like 3 weeks on $60 gas. It's a no-brainer.
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

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Honestly, you guys and your imperial measurements....

We sort of gauge it in terms of how much it costs us per week. Currently we're like $120/week, gassing up just under twice a week for like 60-70 a pop. 91 is like $2.25/L here in NZ.

From what I've heard of the uber drivers I've talked to and other hybrid owners, they can go like 3 weeks on $60 gas. It's a no-brainer.
Sigh... my gas expenses are like $4 per deciweek.
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cryogen wrote:
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toctheyounger wrote:
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Honestly, you guys and your imperial measurements....

We sort of gauge it in terms of how much it costs us per week. Currently we're like $120/week, gassing up just under twice a week for like 60-70 a pop. 91 is like $2.25/L here in NZ.

From what I've heard of the uber drivers I've talked to and other hybrid owners, they can go like 3 weeks on $60 gas. It's a no-brainer.
Sigh... my gas expenses are like $4 per deciweek.
lol, does GOAT stand for 'gregariously obtuse all the time'?

I kid. That's ridiculously efficient, and I need to get on that. Once the mortgage is manageable and baby is born.... :?
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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

I drive a minivan. But I very much look forward to seeing Tesla Trucks around.
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Well I'm bummed. Right after the Oko ban I ordered a pair on TCG and was able to get them before the prices started creeping back up. Two weeks later and tracking still shows that they haven't been given to the Post Office yet. Seller is claiming ignorance but I suspect that they got cold feel when they saw the prices go back up. Especially since I checked their feedback and in the last month they have a few one star reviews of never getting the cards, and one person even said the order was lost right after their cards were in a winning deck and the price jumped. Gonna give them a chance to make it right beyond a refund, but methinks they're getting another bad review soon.
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cryogen wrote:
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Well I'm bummed. Right after the Oko ban I ordered a pair on TCG and was able to get them before the prices started creeping back up. Two weeks later and tracking still shows that they haven't been given to the Post Office yet. Seller is claiming ignorance but I suspect that they got cold feel when they saw the prices go back up. Especially since I checked their feedback and in the last month they have a few one star reviews of never getting the cards, and one person even said the order was lost right after their cards were in a winning deck and the price jumped. Gonna give them a chance to make it right beyond a refund, but methinks they're getting another bad review soon.
That's garbage!!!
I have not bought from TCG in a long time, but when I did I only bought from the sellers I knew and trusted. But I have even heard of LGSs doing this kind of thing. They always have the same excuse though: "Someone bought it at the same time from Amazon or TCG and so the stock was shorted. "
It is hard to disprove, so I think you may end up being shafted here.
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Dunharrow wrote:
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cryogen wrote:
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Well I'm bummed. Right after the Oko ban I ordered a pair on TCG and was able to get them before the prices started creeping back up. Two weeks later and tracking still shows that they haven't been given to the Post Office yet. Seller is claiming ignorance but I suspect that they got cold feel when they saw the prices go back up. Especially since I checked their feedback and in the last month they have a few one star reviews of never getting the cards, and one person even said the order was lost right after their cards were in a winning deck and the price jumped. Gonna give them a chance to make it right beyond a refund, but methinks they're getting another bad review soon.
That's garbage!!!
I have not bought from TCG in a long time, but when I did I only bought from the sellers I knew and trusted. But I have even heard of LGSs doing this kind of thing. They always have the same excuse though: "Someone bought it at the same time from Amazon or TCG and so the stock was shorted. "
It is hard to disprove, so I think you may end up being shafted here.
Oh I'm sure of it. I'll still get my refund, but now I'll have to pay $40 per instead of $30 per... assuming I still decide to get some.
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cryogen wrote:
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Dunharrow wrote:
1 year ago
cryogen wrote:
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Well I'm bummed. Right after the Oko ban I ordered a pair on TCG and was able to get them before the prices started creeping back up. Two weeks later and tracking still shows that they haven't been given to the Post Office yet. Seller is claiming ignorance but I suspect that they got cold feel when they saw the prices go back up. Especially since I checked their feedback and in the last month they have a few one star reviews of never getting the cards, and one person even said the order was lost right after their cards were in a winning deck and the price jumped. Gonna give them a chance to make it right beyond a refund, but methinks they're getting another bad review soon.
That's garbage!!!
I have not bought from TCG in a long time, but when I did I only bought from the sellers I knew and trusted. But I have even heard of LGSs doing this kind of thing. They always have the same excuse though: "Someone bought it at the same time from Amazon or TCG and so the stock was shorted. "
It is hard to disprove, so I think you may end up being shafted here.
Oh I'm sure of it. I'll still get my refund, but now I'll have to pay $40 per instead of $30 per... assuming I still decide to get some.
I just remembered one online order I made where they kept postponing the ship date. I confronted them and said that I was expecting the cards by a certain date and that they couldn't just keep postponing. When I got the order I realized why - I think there were 3 cards that they gave me in foil because they couldn't find non-foils. I appreciated that they pulled through for me at their expense. I don't think many stores would do this.
I think that if they tell you they are out of stock, you can tell them you will wait for them to get stock, rather than accept the refund. My friend did this with a shorted Protean Hulk when it was unbanned. I think he got his card 2 months later.

In your place I would refuse a refund.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

Been more than a short while since I've arted on a card - but I think this didn't turn out too badly.
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Looks good, bob!
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Post by ISBPathfinder » 1 year ago

Good job Bob, I like your work. I just wish that commander felt a little less combotastic because I actually enjoy how the deck plays.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

ISBPathfinder wrote:
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Good job Bob, I like your work. I just wish that commander felt a little less combotastic because I actually enjoy how the deck plays.
I haven't played him myself yet either, though I've considered just slotting him into a variety of decks. This one is actually going to be a birthday present for my brother, who does play him as a Commander.

There are certain parts on the card that I'm unhappy about, especially seeing it blown up larger in a photo - but it's been near a year since I've done an alter, so this feels pretty decent, all things considered.

I'm planning to make about 10-12 more though, as I think for for a holiday gift I'm going to be doing a Commander for each of my LGS regulars.

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Post by toctheyounger » 1 year ago

It's beautiful bob, really nicely done.

I really like the commander too. If I didn't play Bruna, I'd probably play this, despite the tendency towards combo the deck tends to have.
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Post by ISBPathfinder » 1 year ago

Well..... I just had a T6 5 player FFA full table kill with Sai with no infinites. It was...... kinda disturbing. Throne of the God-Pharaoh + Clock of Omens was nutty.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

If anyone's at CommandFestDC, hit me up a pm - I'd love to meet some of you.

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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

I am here. Somewhere.
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