You typically skip all the 2-3 ticket cards because you need a card that works in your deck.
If you go swiss, you lose money even if you win the entire draft (still find that funny).
Instead of taking value away from your consumers give them more prize support, give us more EV! Heck it's only digital images anyway.
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Incorrect. You forgot to include the 4 - 5 tickets of cards (on average) that you pick in the "EV" calculations of a swiss draft. In the long run if you can average a slightly better than 2-1 record (a few more 3-0 than 1-2), you can go infinte in swiss and enjoy long sessions of playing limited Magic.
I enjoy drafts, but what really brought me back to Magic Online was, in fact, the 4-pack sealed! I found the format to be very fun and challenging! The margin of error you have in the format is incredibly small - but the better players still win. I am sad to see it go If you are a collector, the 4-pack sealed was the best format to play for collecting one of every card. Obviously, the phantom sealed has no appeal to me at all in this regard.By the way, there seems to be very little incentive for the phantom sealed because the cards won't be added to your collection, and even if you go 3-0 you are only up 3/3.5 tix for about three hours of your time. If you really want to practice, okay, but at best you'll make 1 tix per hour....4-pack sealed was firing as quick as draft events - but 6-pack would take forever to fire! Even scheduled 6-pack events were slow to get enough players to fire (other than certain special "top-8" events). Why they are getting rid of the 4-pack sealed is beyond me!
Well I'm glad people are voting with their wallets: only 2 of these horrible phantom sealeds have fired in the first 6 hours they're live.Hopefully this will make Wizards re-evaluate and either bring back 4-booster sealed or at least make these phantom queues somewhat more attractive in terms of entry/payout.
Calavera on MTGO I collect Zendikar Foil Basic lands. Trade me yours! Things that I want to see changed on MTGO: 1: 64 man drafts added to rotation of Events. 2: Visual/Audible Notification of disconnect, deckbuild/afk time expiring and round starts. 3: Prize Payouts as close to draft sets as possible. 4: Rotate Classic draft queues monthly! 5: MOCS level events for Classic/Pauper 6: Power 9! 7: Award Promo Cards for Constructed PEs (esp for Legacy/Classic) 8: Program Split option back in! 9: Set Favorite version in deck editor (i.e. always use x swamp) 10: Better sorting of gold cards in deck editor. 11: Bring leagues Back!
How often did 4 booster sealed fire? (I have no idea just wondering what the comparison is)
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I won't be selling off my account, but I am not spending any more money in the store, and I won't be using any tickets or packs (unless nix tix....) to enter events until we see a positive change. Wizards has 1 more year before I cash out completely. No significant improvement in 2013 (either through events, a new client, better promo structure, etc.) and I will finally be gone.
270 posts in and no additional word from Wizards. Just here, we are doing this, deal with it.
I read ther beginning and I read the end, everything else in between was too long :D
But I can see that this whole thread basically is against the idea of phantom sealed in its current form and was happy with 4-pack sealed.
And I support them. I loved 4-pack sealed also.
Lucklily for us these phantom sealed deck are not firering at all.
But this whole situation made me think: do we have a positive example from the past where WoTC has actually listened to us (it's customers) and reversed the decision they made or cancelled it? Can someone with a better memory help me out here? I can't remember, but it may be that I don't want to remember :D