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Old 07-29-2014, 10:01 AM   #121
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As if it wasn't hard enough to find the motivation to go to PTQs. Wonder how Hex is doing.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:03 AM   #122
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GP changes are fine. Minor improvements.

PTQ changes are terrible.

-You probably can travel less. The major cities have 3-5 advance stores(I think) so you can hit those PPTQs and not travel if you don't feel like it. Honestly traveling for PPTQs are super -EV. You can probably play in 2 big tournaments a week if there are enough store in the area. I expect the major cities to work together and take advantage of this. Sat/Sun one weekend in Houston, Sat/Sun the next weekend in Austin, etc. This won't happen immediately because stores are stupid and stubborn.

-PPTQ will have 60-80 players. Winning one won't be easy.

-RPTQs will have 50ish players. Top 4ing it won't be easy. I would much rather play in one 150 person tournament than try to win an 80 person PPTQ and then top 4 a 50 person RPTQ. The basic odds are 1 x 80 x 12.5. 1:1000 vs 1:150. If my estimates are off then the odds change. You're still looking at it being 4x to 8x harder to qualify for a PT through a PTQ.

-PPTQs will be standard thanks to cost and popularity. This is the dumbest thing ever by a wide margin.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:05 AM   #123
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anyone want to buy a modern collection?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:05 AM   #124
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Yep. This is definitely rip limited

Otoh, I like that they are doing to GPs
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:07 AM   #125
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tl;dr

MODO can't handle the huge PTQ's so they're making paper follow suit
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Guess they don't have to worry about those fetchland prices anymore
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better hurry before they tank

not joking this time, for those who can't tell. do you expect cards only playable at GPs to maintain value?
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all the other changes super nice, but these ptqs are terrible

do gp top 8 still q for pt?
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all the other changes super nice, but these ptqs are terrible

do gp top 8 still q for pt?
yes as well as anyone else with 39 points who didn't make the cut
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