Robert Merlow wrote:@Lyinginbedmon: The exact same thing happens to me. It's just the nature of Magic. If people perceive you as the threat, they will target you, even though you aren't actually a threat on the field. They see Myrs and they relate it to beatdown, so they want you out as soon as possible. The moment I break out my own Myr deck, the same thing happens, although it's not nearly as threatening because I'm running standard instead of legacy. Have you built other decks so you can draw the aggro off of your Myrs for a while?
Trouble being I like to build decks that are not only fun but competitive, so there's my Myr deck that's built to kill and there's my Ninja deck that's built to ignore defenses (or Thopter swarm, if I sideboard). Consequently, I don't have a deck that's "just" for fun, because for me, winning is fun, not just playing, and losing every time is boring. That said, I've been trying to give opponents a chance recently with my Myr deck by constructing my loop and then not initiating it for a turn or two to give them time to respond.
It was recently discerned by myself and the friends in question that it isn't so much legitimate counters to our decks that is frustrating but not actually being able to use our deck at all, which is why I despise artifact wipe cards and being unjustifiably dicked out when all I have out is an Everflowing Chalice...
Anyways, new ideas for my Myr Engine sideboard:
- Arcum Daggson
- Nevinyrral's Disk
Nevinyrral's Disk wipes an unfavourable field, potentially leaving my side untouched if I fetch Darksteel Forge.