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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Lord Hosk » 06 Jul 2014, 06:30

AdmiralMemo wrote:Sorry about that, Hosk. Forgot you were on a sub-standard browser. :P


Actually still to this day Internet explorer is the "standard" browser, something like 60% of web users are on IE.

But if it makes you feel better, yes, I use a browser that accounts for roughly 70% of web traffic from US Navy submarines. Its the Sub-standard.

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It performed well it wasnt as good as I would have liked I think pod 2 had some bad packs. Myself and all three of my opponents were in white, and two of the three were in 3 colors.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby MowDownJoe » 06 Jul 2014, 10:38

I'd like to chime in and state that these large images also stretch the page on Firefox, forcing me to use an add-on to scale them down. So stop acting so smug.

Lord only knows what happens when I view them on Mobile Firefox. That add-on doesn't exist there.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Lurkon » 06 Jul 2014, 10:39

MowDownJoe wrote:I'd like to chime in and state that these large images also stretch the page on Firefox, forcing me to use an add-on to scale them down. So stop acting so smug.

Lord only knows what happens when I view them on Mobile Firefox. That add-on doesn't exist there.

Same here. Chrome is probably the only browser that resizes them automatically with any regularity.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby tamaness » 06 Jul 2014, 14:59

I forget that there are people not using Chrome, I've been using it for so long.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Maddrius » 06 Jul 2014, 15:00

Regarding image size when posting decks: I too have trouble with re-sizing the image while still making it easy to read. I like using the collapse tags now to hide the big image until someone is interested in looking at it. (I think I stole this from Dix).

While we're having this discussion, does this also cause problems for people regarding breaking the page (as it were), or does this work alright?
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Lurkon » 06 Jul 2014, 15:42

Maddrius wrote:Regarding image size when posting decks: I too have trouble with re-sizing the image while still making it easy to read. I like using the collapse tags now to hide the big image until someone is interested in looking at it. (I think I stole this from Dix).

While we're having this discussion, does this also cause problems for people regarding breaking the page (as it were), or does this work alright?

The page will break so long as the thing is open, but as soon as you collapse it again it goes back to normal. This is my preferred method for dealing with large pictures as well.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby korvys » 06 Jul 2014, 19:06

Went 1-2 this week. Not good, but I opened a Temple of Malady and was passed another, so it's not all bad (Malady has held it's value so is still like 4 tix).
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Dix » 08 Jul 2014, 20:53

So I haven't seen this posted in here yet but this is all the details outlining the MTGO M15 Prerelease and release events schedules:
http://magic.wizards.com/articles/archive/magic-online-2015-core-set-prerelease-and-release-events-2014-06-30

I think we'll definitely have to make sure we hit these up a bunch. Lets fill up a ton of pods like last time!
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Wooglie » 09 Jul 2014, 02:01

I'll definitely be doing some sealed on the 26th, might even stay up to join you guys.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Lord Hosk » 09 Jul 2014, 12:07

That was a lot of fun, even though it costs more I think the prerelease was a little more fun and less competitive.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby notomtolose » 09 Jul 2014, 14:42

IIRC, doesn't every MTGO account that's been online recently get a free M15 prerelease? It's part of a promotion on the occasion of the Beta becoming the one true MTGO client.

So, if anyone can make it, they'll have no excuse not to join!
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Lord Hosk » 09 Jul 2014, 15:41

I dont know anything about a free prerelease
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Under_Score » 09 Jul 2014, 15:53

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/ar ... 2014-07-08

Not a free prerelease per se, but according to the article, every player gets a free hunt-color-choice-entry-object-thing and enough phantom points to join a phantom prerelease sealed.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby notomtolose » 09 Jul 2014, 17:26

"To be clear, unlike other events that use Phantom Points as an entry option, players will be able to keep their cards from these Prerelease Events after they end!"
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Atifexe » 09 Jul 2014, 22:07

Free event? Keeping cards? I'm in.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Wooglie » 10 Jul 2014, 01:35

Yes one free sealed for everyone and you get to keep the cards. Very nice of WotC.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby RedNightmare » 10 Jul 2014, 02:27

Free sealed, keep cards! Count me in! When are we filling these pods?
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby MowDownJoe » 10 Jul 2014, 03:57

My only complaint? Why bother going for the Friendly events? The only difference between the two is the smaller prize pool. You still pay the same amount. I mean... I guess if you're so unsure of your skill that you might go 1-3, but even then...
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby AdmiralMemo » 10 Jul 2014, 04:19

I go 1 and 3 regularly, so...
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Wooglie » 10 Jul 2014, 04:31

Presumably the less confident people will choose the friendly ones, so the skill level of the competitive ones will be higher so maybe less chance of getting packs?
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Lord Hosk » 10 Jul 2014, 04:35

same reason as swiss vrs 8-4 in competitive the packs are focused top in friendly the packs are spread around.

I havent worked the math but they are probably the same prize pool just different distribution.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby Wooglie » 10 Jul 2014, 05:56

8-4s are single elimination though, these are both swiss.
If my maths is correct both payout 37 packs.
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby notomtolose » 10 Jul 2014, 06:26

Assuming everyone plays it out and a win is awarded in every match, it's 37 total packs either way. I don't think there's any way for down-pairings to affect it.

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16 players - 0 wins

8-0
8-1

4-0
8-1
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6-2
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4-1 (8 packs for friendly)
6-2 (12/6 for competitive)
4-3 (12/20)
1-4 (5/11)

8+12+12+5 = 37
6+20+11 = 37
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Re: Loading Ready Fan Draft.

Postby phlip » 10 Jul 2014, 07:28

notomtolose wrote:I don't think there's any way for down-pairings to affect it.

If either all 16 players make it to the end, or one person who has no wins drops, then the result should be the same 37 packs every time. (If one person with no wins drops, there'll be a bye, so it'll be the same as if they played it out but lost every match.)

However, if someone who has any wins drops, that will affect the result... similarly, if two people drop, that will also affect things. As now, you can get two people paired up who don't have the same number of points, so everything gets complicated.

For the most basic scenario, where we don't have to worry about whether the player who drops still gets their prizes for the rounds they completed (which I think they do, but I don't know for sure)... let's say it's in the Competitive structure, someone is 1-0 and drops (so they're not owed any packs either way)... the final prize payout could be any of: 31, 33, 36 or 37, depending on who wins in the games with mismatched pairings.
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