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Old 05-06-2016, 07:08 AM   #731
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Watching DOTA or WOW or HALO or StarCraft is different because you can watch it like a movie. Things happen, stuff blows up, special effects... you don't have to know a thing about the game for it to be fun to watch. I've even watched people play HearthStone (to a much lesser extent) without knowing anything about it because it's got some flash and you can kind of see who is winning and when something drastically changes the game.

Magic is different in that if you don't know the game, it's not flashy. I think it's fun to watch, but I definitely feel that trying to watch on a stream is very hard due to small cards/text. Anything that can be done to improve this is a boon. A rendered version of the cards would be great. Big zoom on each side of the field helps. I don't need to see the players themselves most of the time.

Even a log of plays like MODO collects would be a start, though I admit it would be challenging to find a system where the person entering the data would be fast enough. There are times they can't keep cards in hand current, which I think should be easy if you can plug in a person's whole deck list ahead of time.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:32 AM   #732
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Well as the article states, a sort of simplified and mobile ready magic client is in the works

I have no faith in the WOTC digital product line aside from DotP so consider me a doubter, even with the fancy new tech big wig CEO.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:52 PM   #733
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I don't know if magic will ever get the twitch viewership they hope for. It's not a fun game to watch. The cards are too small and a non competitive player won't know half the cards. Pacing is an issue too. Sometimes players play too fast or too slow. I think limited is even worse for streaming because of how complicate the games are and how less identifiable the cards are. In constructed, between a pool of 5 different decks, you're looking at maybe 100 unique cards that all constructed players know.
Someone didn't read the whole article...
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:20 AM   #734
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Next year's schedule is out:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles...ing-2016-08-02

Highlights for us:

GP San Antonio end of March (Team Modern)
GP Vegas in June (Legacy/Modern/Standard)
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:29 AM   #735
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Also OKC gets Modern in December, and Albuquerque gets a Pro Tour in November.

Plus I just realized Orlando is closer to Houston than Phoenix. Yikes.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:39 AM   #736
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Next year's schedule is out:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles...ing-2016-08-02

Highlights for us:

GP San Antonio end of March (Team Modern)
GP Vegas in June (Legacy/Modern/Standard)
Holy shit 3 GPs in one city in one weekend.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:09 PM   #738
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I get it! Because he's complaining about something that's not real right?
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Non limited gps
Denver is also non limited (Standard).

I'm penciling in San Jose in January, and will at least think Phoenix thoughts.
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