gkourou wrote: ↑
1 year ago
To FCG: I'm just explaining what my attitude towards the game is. If something like that happens to me, and I didn't catch the interaction of the opponent, the fetchlands representing damage, or the cycle land that dredges, I will know for the next game. I will take it and leave it. Try to grind and win the next game of magic. It seems to me that cfp (and i might be wrong here), is just choosing to blame modern for this and call it non interactive, with no counterplay, variance, lopsided games, and stuff. It's happening for several years now, dear cfusionpm
. I remember cfp blaming Modern on an occasion that he could bolt a glistener elf sorcery speed, while the opponent was tapped out in the past(back at mtgs), and instead opting to use it at the opponent's turn only to get blown out by infect and turn 3 killed. Back then, he said "what kind of format is this? My opp turn 3 killed me after this". And we just said what the correct line was. I also remember him wanting Teferi banned, because "it eliminates interactive spells"(that's kind of right) and "it does not leave you tap aether vial at the opponent's turn", which is obviously wrong. Now, cfp might be a very, very good player. Nobody knows that, unless he plays against that person, right? For example, recently I played against Wraithpk
. We were testing a little bit of Twin. Me on Twin, him on Burn. Then vice versa. Not something to brag about, but played exceptionally well, from both sides, both of us. A matchup that requires a lot of skill. Won a game, just because I had to play a Deceiver Exarch
on sorcery speed, to free 1 of my mana, to hold up some interactive spell(I had only 1 mana up and I needed the second one while he was tapped out). Had I played it instant speed to tap something of him, or untap something of mine, and I would have lost the game, because in response he would have killed me and I could not negate his spell. This with me, being on 1 life. And he did something similar at other games. Now, I know he is a skilled magic player.
It's the attitude that matters. If you want to become a better player, you should focus on improving in the game and accepting that some days, you get blown out. Especially in a format like Modern. Now, all of this, if you actually want to become a better player non stop and grind GP's. I understand @cfp, if he is 0-2'ing an fnm after having travelled for quite some time, and he just wants to have fun. Playing for fun and playing to get better and better and grind GP's are two totally different things. But then, again, if he just want to have fun, and he didn't and he consistently doesn't, isn't better to just stop travelling or playing the game, since you don't enjoy it, instead of calling Modern names and bring a lot of negativity about the format, at a forum that's mostly about Modern's state? And this, happening over and over again, for 3 years, non stop?
Just bring some positivity in the game, for once. Please. Or just discuss another topic, other than why Modern is so bad, for you. We get it. You hate it.
I hope you all get what I am saying here.