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Old 04-26-2016, 05:40 AM   #691
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I was pretty excited to see the top 8 with all the names in it but I couldn't watch it live. When I got home I completely forgot about the PT when I saw all this stuff about the changes.
The Top 8 was great. The commentary on it was pretty shitty. But the games were awesome. It's worth watching on YT IMO.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:13 AM   #692
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another interesting lawsuit regarding this was just resolved with Uber and their drivers 'independant contract' status. while the two are not the same, they could be related and might have had bearing on the decision to head this off now before it could become an issue
A better comparison is the class action suit against EA on behalf of the "Game Masters" (or "Counselors") for Ultima Online.

http://stratics.com/threads/people-s...rs-etc.155214/

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:18 AM   #693
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Looks like they must have settled the EA case:
http://terranova.blogs.com/terra_nov...suit_sett.html
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #694
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A better comparison is the class action suit against EA on behalf of the "Game Masters" (or "Counselors") for Ultima Online.

http://stratics.com/threads/people-s...rs-etc.155214/
that one plays much closer to this case, yes. thanks!
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:23 PM   #695
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It's a good start.

The decision to hold off on Platinum fee changes to not go into effect until the 2017-2018 season is the bare minimum of acceptability to not completely lose the faith of the playerbase and community.

Keeping the World Championship payout increase for 2016 is a show of good faith that they are willing to pony up the cash for something ahead of when they are getting it paid for by these cuts.

Consulting with the community and top players will go a long way in the future to ensuring that these sort of egregious mistakes don't just happen in the future.

While I appreciate Helene's saying how sorry they are, it feels like this sort of mistake is more of a "better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission" than a truly heartfelt apology from the Corporate Overlords.

I certainly hope WotC will learn from this and we can move on to build a better community, better game, and better tournament experience for all.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:46 PM   #697
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Article on how dispensable pros are

http://www.mtgmintcard.com/articles/...am-is-not-dead
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:54 PM   #698
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The inevitable wotc backpedal

I hope they get rid of byes if they actually really try to improve competitive magic

Byes make people play less magic and it makes no sense to reward people who are good at magic with the ability to play fewer rounds. Didn't the pros themselves just raise a huge stink about intentional draws, with one of the huge points being we should all play more matches to fairly determine outcomes? Well everyone but Efro. He's the douche who implied he'd sick team CFB to never draw or scoop to his opponent again if they didn't do what he wanted. http://www.channelfireball.com/artic...-jeskai-black/

That shit is like letting Tiger hit from the woman's tee.

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Old 04-26-2016, 04:43 PM   #699
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Well everyone but Efro. He's the douche who implied he'd sick team CFB to never draw or scoop to his opponent again if they didn't do what he wanted.
I can't decide if he's the worst or just really bad at interacting with the rest of the world. This tweet was pretty funny:

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I can't decide if he's the worst or just really bad at interacting with the rest of the world. This tweet was pretty funny:
He really is the worst, right?


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