This has as much flavor as a sheet of paper. It nowhere near qualifies as a blog and the expletive does not help your cause. That said, do what you want since the admin does not police it. I would assist you on your deck design, because of a couple of glaring noobie mistakes, but you'd just keep on spamming the blogs. [Report]
Yeaaaa. You're all right. I apologize for being obnoxious.
Ya' see, I just don't have anything do to. At all. Aside from sit around and tinker with decks that I never get to play, typing at people who really don't want to talk.
It's pretty sad, to be honest. I'm certain that you all could assume as much. It's pretty sad.
I get so little actual human interaction during my day that it's really more of a desperate outreach to make sure that the rest of the world hasn't disappeared.
People who have relevant social relationships take them for granted, and people who have been stripped of these things will, at times, reach out like clawing little worm-people, grasping for some kind of interaction.
So... that would be me, it seems. Clawing little worm-person.
So I'm sorry for being annoying, it's all because I'm currently a pathetic shut-in gasping for the fresh air of social interaction.
As I have also come to realize, MTG deck builder is just that- a deck builder. If you want to have some really good discussions about magic or anything, bigger websites like Channel Fireball and MTG Salvation are the places to do it. They have more active members, and discussion is their primary focus.
However, for my magic discussion needs, I like the community here BECAUSE there are only, like, 12 members here who care enough to build a blog or comment on your deck. We learn how we all think, how we deck build, and how we play. The forums here are as good as any, and over time, we can all build meaningful contacts with other users.
Now, it has always been in the back of my mind that people who play magic tend to
A) Do well in school, to the point of being bullied because of their brains B) Never be the "cool people"; tend to have underdeveloped social skills
These and other, personal reasons can cause people who play games like Magic, D and D, and 40K to view these games as a form of escape, and eventually, another world they become obsessed and immersed in. These are ONLY GAMES! At most, they are your favorite hobby. For a few people, they are your job. They should never be an obsession. It isn't healthy for your mind or body to be immersed in them all day. So for everyone who plays magic, straighten out your priorities. Find a work-family-Magic balance. If you find that you even might be ADDICTED to magic, take a couple days or a week off. If you still view magic as your reality, you might have to give up playing.
Gutter Pup (or any user), I am in no way saying that I think you have a problem. That's for you to diagnose. but If you spend more time working with magic cards then anything else, it's either your calling or your obsession.
My advice is: Go out to a movie (Prometheus is good), go to Friday night magic, and watch some kind of sport in a bar ( if you are old enough). If you don't have have the means to do that, get a video game (I recommend Skyrim or Max Payne 3) andwhenever you have the hankering to dive into magic, play it instead.
I'm not a therapist. But I can see solutions to problems. Real life is always preferable to the internet. You just need to find out which parts. [Report]
Yeah, I'm a clawing worm-person. People often find my quirks annoying as HELL, but my intelligence an incredinle asset. Socially shunned, academically embraced. Thats why I love the internet! I found allies, and asylum. We arent saying that you arent wanted on the site, we're saying you're wanted on a different place on the site. [Report]
@ ManaLeak Magic is an intellectual game, hence you have to have some quantity of brains to play, and the more brains you have, the better player you tend to be. That is probably why people who "Do well in school" play the game. There is a huge amount of information you must learn in order to play the game(properly at least), and it also requires you to remember a ton of info during a game. It keeps your mind sharp. I probably spend a couple of hours a day thinking about magic, I must admit. Be it at work when Im doing some mindless task, or at home tinkering with my decks, or on here reading/writing something MTG related. I would personally rather be doing these things and THINKING, than sitting there and watching a movie/playing vids zombified out. Vids have at least some interaction in them, but most FPS type games are pretty mindless. Hell, I LOVE Halo(and may have a tattoo related to it on my body), but you could have an IQ of 40 and still play(and be good at) the game. [Report]
Actually it is a particular form of intellegence. I won't go into the whole psychology lesson here but there are multiple forms of intelegence. I.Q. test only measure one and part of another. Even the big dumb jock that many of you feared in high school has high intelegence they just rate high in kinetic intelegence which makes them good at sports. The point is that if you are good at magic it does not meat you are good in school. I was a ranked player for a while and have played against some of the best in the world (no big wins though unfortunately) and I am a highschool dropout (got my G.E.D. and am now in college YAY) plus I was a wrestler. I am highly social as well. The point is that you shouldn't assume that if a person plays magic that they are geeky and socially awkward and you should especially not assume that if they are good at it they are doubly so. [Report]
memoricide should not be a first game card. id recommend sideboarding til you've seen that he has enough cards worth removing for 4 mana. I'm also not thrilled with the deck overall, demonic rising seems a little hard to keep up with and easily removable/counterable. The creatures could be better and this deck could use more "Morbid" cards honestly.
And don't be a sad panda, just go to the forums instead of taking up the blog spot with reprint decks. Blogs are supposed to be for things like combo discussion or new card reveal. Just keep the deck creating/changing to the forums and no one will give you the middle finger for absolutely no reason.
It's not like anything good comes up on the blogs anyway... Maybe a challenge every other week. And that flavor blog :P [Report]
In reference to the Demonic Rising: This deck, overall, sucks. Seriously. I tested it, and it sucked. The ONLY thing that actually did work in the deck was Demonic Rising. It won 2-10 games it played, and the reason it won was because it was able to slow the other deck down enough to get two Demons out.
The curious thing is that the only reason I put Demonic Rising in the deck is cause someone on Cockatrice said, "Mortarpods would be a terrible way to regulate Demonic Rising." ... which turned out to be wrong.
That said, it's the only mechanic about the deck that I thought worked at all.
I beat it. I dont see the big deal. annoying the first few turns and first few monsters, but once you drop enough lands and draw big enough creatures, or draw a card that summons a small army (gelationous genesis, for example), its over. [Report]