In Case of Disappearance

Written by Gerrardfo on July 02, 2008



In Case of Disappearance

by Gerrardfo


I haven't written a serious article in a year. Regardless, I do feel bound to post at least one article. My contribution to the coverage department as of late involves forcing TCs to collect master top 8 interviews. We haven't had an article contest, and we don't plan on reviving the article contest. I rarely perform specific player interviews because I haven't recently found anybody who merits a site profile. And of course, now the first twenty replies to this article will be comprised of "blah blah blah blah blah." I will not fathom the excuses and dismal reasoning involved in why each person feels he deserves the interview more than everyone else. If somebody was truly worthy of a site profile, I would contact him about it.

 This article aims not to chronicle any period of time on magic-league. I traditionally would summarize the major events of the six or twelve months prior to one of these articles, but I deem it appropriate to skip that custom this time. Instead, I want to cover ongoing site and policy issues that never seem to vanish completely. Also, there are other matters that are of less pertinence, but I'll reach that part of the article later. My intention is to categorize the common complaints and to address each of the arguments.

Mini-Runners

Every judge test reset, one hapless applicant scores a six or seven out of ten before he flocks to the forums in an uproar about his capacity to run tournaments. The usual demand is for a position for people who would just open tournaments but have no power to make rulings ("mini-runners"). The "pro mini-runner" side cites the potential rise in number of minis, the lull of minis, and anything mini-related (or delayed trials). Few users bother to consider the inherent problems with mini-runners. I've seen many people decry the lack of judges responding in #judges4you; mini-runners neither solve this problem nor alleviate it. Instead, mini-runners increase the probability that a ruling will be needed in #judges4you. What happens if no judges are responding during a mini-runner's mini? The mini-runner can't give rulings, and players might take issue with any pseudo-rulings mini-runners do provide. Furthermore, people advocate using judge test scores to determine who can become a mini-runner, but if mini-runners have no power to give rulings, why should judge test scores have any weight in the matter? If we decide to endow mini-runners with the ability to deliver "some" rulings, trying to define what rulings a mini-runner could and could not give lends itself to a debate with odd angles. I'm also skeptical of whether or not the number of minis any individual mini-runner would make would be significant. Ultimately, mini-runners just don't fix the problem of having an active judge always present in #judges4you, which is a strong disincentive for me considering that they'll just add to the number of rulings needed.

(Please note this argument is related to how there aren't automated minis.)

Master Formats

We run masters based on the format of important tournaments (keep track of seasons). We will have a LRW/SHM Block Master, and we have had Extended masters. I'm not sure when we will next hold a master for a format that deviates from this method (Legacy, Vintage). We may run another invitational over the course of the summer. Also, we have been thinking about a limited master, but it would take a lot of work on the part of the TC, so either CMA-Flippi or I would host it. We do see forum posts about the "disappearance" of certain formats, though usually those involve the poster being unaware of PTQ seasons.

Appropriateness of Topics on the Forums

Complaints about judges do not belong on the forums. You may send an e-mail to judgedirector@magic-league.com if you have a problem with a judge. Topics that are meant to attract trolling posts are likely to be locked or deleted. Excessive unnecessary slander in posts is illicit. If you have issues with specific forum topics, please contact an administrator on IRC instead of posting something on the forums.

OPT

I will reiterate that OPT will replace Apprentice when it becomes ready for league tournaments. A current version of OPT is available for testing at http://www.onlineplaytable.com/downloads/install_opt_0.96.exe. Apprentice has many known problems of which we won't speak; its only use nowadays seems to be for netdraft-related limited tournaments.

Time Rule

People tend to bemoan the time rule whenever they should lose a match "because of it." By all means, I welcome suggestions for a "better" rule, though I remind users of three facts:
1. We try to mirror the DCI's system in single-elimination and swiss tournaments.
2. Using flips is inappropriate because that may lead to rating fraud down the line.
3. Merely complaining about the existence of the rule without proposing a better way doesn't count as a solution.

Trial Times

We try to schedule trials for times when the participation will be the highest. We've had occasional problems with finding TCs, and I do remind judges that starting a trial with the intention of passing it when you have no volunteers to whom to pass it is inappropriate. As for the time conflicts for Europeans, trials have been getting progressively earlier. A year ago, some trials were scheduled for 6 PM EST. Nowadays, the latest a trial might be is 4 PM EST. We might have to readjust the times if we keep experiencing difficulties with finding TCs for these trials.

Private Messaging Administrators

The current paradigm is for users to send messages to administrators that contain merely "Hello," "can I talk to you about something," or "I have a problem." Those lines are the only parts of the message. Rarely does the user actually inform us as to what his problem is. If you wish to contact us about an issue, please explain the issue in depth; of course you are allowed to talk to us, and we cannot possibly solve any problems if you do not clarify what they are. Moreover, in #judges4you the practice of asking if you can ask a question is still rampant; #judges4you exists for questions, not questions about asking questions. I'm also unsure why people believe the practice of reiterating their questions is effective. IRC has words; it's not as though people are shouting into empty space.

Survey

In the past I've conducted surveys about general opinion on magic-league, but it seems more efficient to let anybody respond to a survey in this article.

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Homelands Singleton.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: Why would mrbotski harm the service that counts his glorious card-spamming achievements?

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: There are way too many "corrupt" answers I could give.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Nobody uses Goatnapper in any format.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: Nobody wants to meet me (according to the top 8 interviews), which is probably a blessing.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Since when do we have a staff member named Koen?!

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Free cake.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: Too many people post "connection problem" threads.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: I have sold six of them.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: That channel may attract sketchy questions.

MWS

CMA-Flippi plans to release another article about using MWS in league play; until we publish it, please refer to his previous article about MWS.

Judge Test

The previous distribution of questions on the judge test was 1/4/3/2 (very easy, easy, medium, hard). To lend a helping hand to applicants, we have decided to reorganize the test so that it will be 1/4/4/1 for the next reset in late July.

The New-Age Concoction

Two years ago, SarcasticRat invented 300-card zoo to conquer the dreadfully insipid format known as type 2. I have a suggestion for how to overcome the woes in the Extended format: 5000 card zoo. It occurred to me that it's quite difficult to acquire enough space to place a three-hundred card deck upon a table at a tournament. But what if you could encroach on the tables in your immediate proximity? If you play 5000 card zoo, your deck will easily span over a lengthy table. 5000 card zoo practically inhibits the ability of other players to play near you. If those players can't proceed with their matches, they won't make it very far in the tournament. Unfortunately, I didn't have the card pool to build 5000 card zoo, so I entered a tournament with Goats.

Goats
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Goatnapper
4 Battering Craghorn
4 Crested Craghorn
48 Mountains
11 Islands
4 Wandering Ones


Nobody expects the transformational sideboard!

I went 2-2.

Article Submissions

If you're going to review a set, do so after the gatherer spoiler is available, and please focus on the impact or usefulness of cards in multiple formats or, if you focus on one format, suggest different decks and explain them. Tournament reports should not skimp on the details of each match.

In Which We Conquer

Two monkeys discuss astrophysics. How uncomfortable are you?

Conclusion

Happy halfway 2008!

Back to Magic: the Gathering Articles

Comments:
by Steveman on 2008-07-02 04:25 CET

AAA GOATS IS BROKEN!...eh i still beat it with reaper king


by MistyFatDog on 2008-07-02 05:01 CET

He wants to promote me to a J2 obv, and I am still down for hosting a trial at 1 am est or so...
oh, and I always post in the t8 interviews how no one wants to meet me too


by trueeevil on 2008-07-02 05:34 CET

I think the judge test is too easy at the moment. The questions are really basic, and if you can't answer them you probably aren't ready to be a judge. Also, this article seems to go off on random tangents. Monkeys? Goats? 5000 card zoo? I don't think that non-constructed masters are worth the time, as the amount of people who complain about it not being (insert format here) season. And happy birthday.

EDIT: Terminus-Est gets my nomination for being promoted to a level 2. Also, does PV have a site profile, he definitely deserves one, although not as much as Husapi.

DOUBLE EDIT: Forgot to answer the survey.

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Vintage, but I don't think it would be effecient.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ, he never kills the m-l server in the middle of games . :(

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: What Eliminator said. (Scroll down to his post)

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: There need to be better rewards for running a trial so they will be run on time.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: They're awesome.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: What Eliminator said.

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Nothing.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: There needs to be an artwork section.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: There need to be more. Judges tend to get cranky when they have to make too many rulings at one time because no one else is there.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: Yes, this would definitely reduce the amount of problems that occur in games I think. If people have a better grasp of the rules, tournaments can be run more smoothly and there will be less problems.


by TugaChampion on 2008-07-02 10:09 CET

I obv deserve a site profile.


by stone_d on 2008-07-02 12:12 CET

Title, pics and subjects are kinda random...


by Eliminator on 2008-07-02 12:17 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Any format you can't netdeck.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ wins by disqualification when nico runs in and interferes on botski's behalf.

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Terminus-Est- is doing a good job

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Trials are often delayed; no one wants to take a trial.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: I'm surprised we don't have more problems with master TCs. I want to T8 another master just to be interviewed again.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: I wish admins were less picky about the people who do pass the judge test.

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Drafts on site; greater relevance of teams, a weekly article by SarcasticRat featuring comedy and ranting about bad beats.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: Too many silly threads.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: I wish we had more of them.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: #judges4you should be doing this already. I like to give an explanation of why I make a ruling so it doesn't seem as though it's by fiat. Protip: It really pisses a judge off when you leave before he gives an explanation.


by Teknolink on 2008-07-02 15:36 CET

Elim: If you feel you have too little judges, reinstate me. :P


by TugaChampion on 2008-07-02 16:50 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Always the format of the current/next ptq season.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: Me.

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Dunno. I would say me but I'm not even a j1.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Trials are often late.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: They should give more money.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Sometimes they policies aren't the best but it's has always worked out in the end.

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Drafts on site, better sealed on the site and be less strict on bans from comments.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: A cool place to make some stupid posts.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: Too few and mainly too few at certain hours.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: I usually ask my rules questions in #judges4you even if I'm not playing in m-l. Sometimes a doubt just appears while you're testing or looking at cards and #judges4you should be the place to ask. Once I was asking a question and the judge was acting like he was really an irl judge that couldn't tell me what to do. They should because you're online, even if what they say makes you do the correct play you could ask a friend or in the general chat.


by OldBear on 2008-07-02 17:44 CET

What were the monkey's name's? I have alot of friends that are monkey's theres a good chance I might know maybe even both of them.


by MistyFatDog on 2008-07-02 18:54 CET

It is hard to give more to running a trial to a master because masters you must do it all as it is your computer the dcir is running on. Unlike a trial which can have many tc's throughout it all.


by curly on 2008-07-02 21:09 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: vintage

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: Statserv of course(he's gots teh letters)

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A:Terminus-Est-

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: There often late.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: A canadian never top 8's, and phases should be mandatory..

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: there good..

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: a good drafting system.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: nothing special... mtgsalvation is better.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: Not enough judges..... at anytime.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: sure.. i wouoldent use it but i would support it.... jsut support phases....


by TugaChampion on 2008-07-02 21:18 CET

LOL at phases being mandatory. I would rofl if soemone irl declared every phase in front of him.

If irl no one does it why should it be mandatory in here?


by Mirage on 2008-07-02 22:08 CET

that deck sucks dude. you need colos yearling.


by maltabus on 2008-07-02 22:33 CET

"The questions are really basic, and if you can't answer them you probably aren't ready to be a judge"

Isn't that the *point* of a judge test?


by coolcreep on 2008-07-02 23:00 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Sealed with a draft top8

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: Chuck Norris.

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Chuck Norris.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: I like that trials have announced times. I just wish they actually started at the announced times.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: I find that the decks all have 20 too many cards in them.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Isn't that what Steve Sadin had? Sounds icky.

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: A way to do draft minis (appr to mws code converter, anyone?)

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: I think that they are a good place to end the myth that 2x gemhide slivers only makes 2 manas. Obv. its 4 manas.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: They should spend more time making minis/rulings and less time making crappy land-based custom sets.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: How about you just make a channel with a link to DCI's rules page (which is actually a link to Rick Astley's "never going to give you up" video)



On a seperate note, I think that Jacois deserves a player profile, seeing as how he is the best deckbuilder on magic-league.


by Lynolf on 2008-07-02 23:15 CET

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by trueeevil on 2008-07-03 01:38 CET

by Maltabus on 2008-07-02 15:33 PDT

"The questions are really basic, and if you can't answer them you probably aren't ready to be a judge"

Isn't that the *point* of a judge test?

?

The point of the judge test is to see if you are ready to make rulings.


by Haro on 2008-07-03 01:54 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Legacy.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ?

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Me!!

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: What is a Trial?

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: Lies Gerrardfo!!! I called your ass when me and my girlfriend were in that Sakura Festival street fair thingy.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Staff? Oh, you mean those damn Dutchielanders.

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: 1 out of 10,000 hits, I want someone to be randomly rickrolled.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: The forum is ok. Its the content in it and you can't control it at all. Maybe if you get a section where people can find other m-lers in their area, it might be a tiny bit better.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: We need more judge interns.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: I think we already have that. They are called team channels.


by nopenopenope on 2008-07-03 02:38 CET

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Nobody uses Goatnapper in any format.


If you look in archives, I got second in a trial with 4 goatnapper in my sideboard

http://www.magic-league.com/deck/41364/rb_goblins.html#Rb%20Goblins27644


by Weedmonkey on 2008-07-03 05:37 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Something other...MYOS would be good.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: Gfo would obviously win by glining both of them :/

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Terminus-Est most likely...but there isn't really anyone worthy of j2 promotion lately.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: None.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: Nightmarish times, but that's my problem :P

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Plenty, but staff can PM me if they want to hear them :P

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Deck databases is the biggest one.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: I'd rather get hit by a mach truck :/

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: Plenty, but staff can PM me about them too :P

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: I'd support it, but there aren't enough judges to make it work, unless Clariax wants to make it his new full-time job :P

On the Astrophysics monkeys: One of them is me obv :P


by Atobe on 2008-07-03 05:47 CET

I'd just like to say I was a hapless applicant who actually passed their test multiple times, but have been denied for reasons that still remain unknown to me. Supposedly I'm arrogant and people can't stand me, but that hasn't stopped people like MFD and Clariax from becoming judges.
I currently am able to take the judge test, but there's really no point in me taking it again because I'm going to get rejected yet again without any logical explanation.

So GFO I'd appreciate if you amended your article to actually meet the reality of the situation, that basically there is a few people at the top of magic-league who control can actually become a judge and they use petty personal disputes to block anyone they don't want to be a judge.

And to actually get more judges to stick around j4u, and to make more minis you would have to implement more awards for the masses of them.

And for the survey
1. Random Sealed Master. Everyone gets a sealed pool with packs from all the magic sets, so the pools are incredibly diverse, and people have piles of junk to the synergistic insane ones.

2. I've already defeated botski in gtop10, so clearly it's StatServ.

3. SarcasticRat

4. Stop doing the same old crap

5. Stop doing the same old crap

6. Stop doing the same old crap

7. A better way to go through the creative, wacky, usually janky magic-league decks throughout time, like a DeckCheck but for any deck played in even a mini.

8. Bleh.

9. Stop doing the same old crap

10. Just turn Judges4You into that. I've always hated how J4U is a special club you are only allowed to put your head through the door to ask your question then you have to get out. Having more interaction between the players and judges, on basic rules and things like that, would be a good thing instead of having some exclusive club for judges.


by trueeevil on 2008-07-03 06:31 CET

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: I think we already have that. They are called team channels

Lol.

2. I've already defeated botski in gtop10, so clearly it's StatServ.

Botski isn't even top3 anymore.


by MrBrett on 2008-07-03 07:02 CET

The time-limit is a very important issue. The problem is, stalling is hard to rule and very hard for the players to know if they are stalling or being the victim of a stall.
I suggest that since MWS can keep track of the timing, an objective rule should be used instead (or additionally).
Like consuming more than 60% of the time round time or whatever. Something objective that makes clear if someone is stalling or not.

Also, i would like to see more restricted tournaments like +1700 trials (some of those could be limited since there will be less players).
I usually don't play trials for two reasons:
Usually 2-3 first rounds you face really bad decks there's no point testing.
After 3 hours wasted, you play one game, and get stalled after that.
Here finishes my rant.


by TugaChampion on 2008-07-03 11:54 CET

Jacois is an ass he doesn't deserve anything other than a kick in the ass.


by el_cuervito on 2008-07-03 15:57 CET

Springjack Pasture

Land Rare
{T}: Add 1 to your mana pool.
4, {T}: Put a 0/1 white Goat creature token into play.
{T}, Sacrifice X Goats: Add X mana of any one color to your mana pool. You gain X life.

for your goat deck:D


by RiQuSP on 2008-07-03 16:25 CET

Hahaha, good article!!

oh wait..

I lied!!
You fail epicly in being funny, yet you try so hard, thumbs up for that.


by ThanosIsKing on 2008-07-03 16:55 CET

Actually, as to the "time's up" thing, I think that the current setup we have is as close as we can get to being completely fair. If we tried to go with the "five turns after time is called" thing, that opens up a whole can of worms where people could create arguments about just how many extra turns were actually taken, making a judge have to spend time looking into the matter, which in turn makes minis and tourneys more drawn out than they need to be. I would advocate some sort of "watchdog" type of thing for the high level tourneys (masters, trials) where several judges join matches that have gone to time, but AFAIK the only MTG program that supports that kind of thing is OCTGN, which just blows in every other way. Also, it could tax the judges' computers.

Anyway, on to the survey:
1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Either EDH or 5-Color

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: They both make the universe implode with their lack of awesome.

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Someone who is not me.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Too many netdecks. There needs to be at least one good showing from a rogue deck.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: I don't know, I'm not one of them.

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Dammit, I don't even wanna KNOW about your staff! (hur hur)

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Punch and pie. More people will come if they think we have punch and pie!

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: Too many people whining about random stuff instead of posting intelligent topics.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: Too few of them.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: I don't see what good that will do.


by Pekken on 2008-07-03 18:23 CET

Hi everybody.

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Mental magic (with legacy cardpool, preferably)

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ.

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: StatServ.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Large minis could also grant byes... Like a 32+ mini 1 to the winner, 64+ 2 to the winner, 1 to the runner-up.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: Alternative prizes every once in a while (I'm thinking about the 10-duals invitational from a while back)

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: They're truly a pitiful bunch of idlers. (The pot calling...)

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Ability to convert app sec codes to mws sec codes. This would result in MWS draft minis. You'd just have to submit the drafted decks into the site.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: Romani ite forum!

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: MORE ABUBSIE!!!1a/a

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: Only if it was called #clariax


by Khelvaster on 2008-07-03 19:14 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: I'd really like to see a BUOB using only the sets available in Extended. This would have absolutely zero netdeckability.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ--he doesn't kick me for spamming if I run a mini and forget to authenticate my username (or if I am running it from an alt)

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Me!!! In all seriousness though (I haven't been active enough,) I would like to see Terminus. MFD runs massive amounts of minis, but Terminus is, imo, a bit more knowledgable of the rules and procedures and tends to stick very rigidly to the rules.

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: Grant byes to the winners of 32-max and no-max minis. Make 32-42 a bye just for the winner, 42+ a bye for the top 2, and 64+ two byes for winner, one for second place. This should, of course, be in addition to daily trials.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: Hold masters three times as frequently: one for EU time (1 P.M. GMT,) one for US time (2 P.M. EST; 10 A.M. PST), and one top 16 section, at 1:00 EST (that's in the evening for Europe, but not too early for Pacific.)

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: There are some judges who are prone to make "controversial" rulings in non-MTG rules related issues, such as connection problems, falsified logs, etc. There needs to be some sort of firm procedure for solving these issues beyond the connection-fault. Even though I'm only a level 1, I have solved way more than my fair share of these sorts of issues (for other level 1s' players in minis...PM me if interested.)

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Ability to convert app sec codes to mws sec codes. This would result in MWS draft minis. You'd just have to submit the drafted decks into the site. Amen--also, see if you could contact o-gaming and get a hold of their draft applet. It was far superior to netdraft.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: Encourage more people to post in the forums. Perhaps a deck discussion in which the winners of the latest trial have their decks posted on the forums.

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: More incentives need to be made to run larger minis. Perhaps grant, say the 5 judges who host and succesfully finish the most 16 player or larger minis. A good model to use would be to grant judges points for each mini based on number of players*number of rounds for 16-player or larger. Still give the judge money reward based on total number of minis created.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: No. M-L is for competitive magic. If players know the basic rules and have questions, the can ask j4u. If they don't know how to play, they can learn from WoTC tutorials or friends.


by coolcreep on 2008-07-08 14:43 CET

@ Tugachampion: you are obv. just jealous cuz Jacois is the best deckbuilder on magic-league, and you couldn't deckbuild your way out of a paper-bag.


by georgjorge on 2008-07-09 19:56 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Le-Ga-Cy !


by Dakkon555 on 2008-07-11 05:59 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: MYOS

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: WEEDMONKEY!!!

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: First Round is ezzz

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: nobody wants to meet me :(

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: Depends :p

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Deck database

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: TEST MY DECK I WANT ADVICE BUT IM GONNA SAY IT SUUUUUUCKS

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: I like cmc :D

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: Obviously, in order to untap, you need to suck the opposing player's private square.


by Terminus-Est on 2008-07-11 06:41 CET

1. What format would you like to see in a master?
A: Extended.

2. Who would win in a fight: mrbotski or StatServ?
A: StatServ, easily.

3. Who is most likely to be promoted to j2?
A: Clariax. He practically is already, isn't he?

4. What comments do you have about trials?
A: I wish I could play in them.

5. What comments do you have about masters?
A: See; Question 4

6. What comments do you have about staff?
A: I like staves, they are versatile, generally nonthreatening and easy to learn how to use.

7. What feature would you like to see added to the site?
A: Drafts and/or Duplicate Sealed.

8. What do you think of the forums?
A: Wait, we have forums? Is there anything interesting on them?

9. What comments do you have about judges?
A: Their random weapon restrictions when you start fights are quite annoying.

10. Would you support a separate channel to teach players the rules?
A: Support... as in be a part of it? Heh. No. Sounds like a good idea, if someone knowledgeable wanted to get it up and running.


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