Mana can go below zero
I'm sure many of you are already familiar with this info given how the most people in this lounge are eyeing on Twitter constantly, but I've brought this here to ask for opinions. Since modification is a permanent effect, if it is possible, do you think it's wise to build a deck based on mana modification? By modifying your opponent's total number of mana below zero, I think there's a possibility to win early in the game by seizing the ability to play cards at all. What do you think?
MTGA is surprisingly getting a lot of attention
Honestly, I've never expected this. People seem to giving a lot of attention to it, and it seems the most are genuinely enjoying the game. I know it's absurd, but it's constantly giving me an impression that it could potentially drive Artifact out of the market.
Artifact is unusually quiet these days
I thought people were going to hype over the beta being open in October, but there's still no news about it at all. I know this lounge isn't even close to one of the most active Artifact communities, but even people in Artifact subreddit seem to be exhausted of continuous waiting. Nothing creative and fun is being posted, but only complaints how they didn't get the key are everywhere. This somehow feels like the calm before the storm.
Wish I could go back in time to attend PAX
Surely, I had the time and money to do so, but I always thought there would be plenty more opportunities in the future to get my hands on beta keys. Also, there was a guy who tried to sell the key for $50. I thought it was way overpriced, so I foolishly missed the opportunity. Artifact beta is going to start anytime soon in October, and now I'm in torture and despair. What's worst is that I can't do shit about it.😭😭😭
Apparently, you get one hero for each pack
I was reading through posts in Reddit, and the details for the draft mode dropped. Here's what I found interesting. When players draft packs, which share same structure as a real pack, they are guaranteed exactly one hero. "Exactly one hero" probably means that we won't be able to pull heroes more than one card. People in the comments are discussing whether this could potentially lower the price of hero cards or not. Any thoughts?
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Crack The Whip -> Coordinated Assault
I'm surprised that this hasn't come up to discussion in this lounge yet. Crack The Whip, a black spell that modifies a black hero with "After you play a black card, give this hero and its allied neighbors +2 Attack this round," has been renamed to Coordinated Assault. Apparently, due to it being a 'black' card that has a title and imagery of whipcracking, some of the people were offended, arguing that the card contains racist connotations. There's already an article about it.
Will MTG Arena hurt Artifact?
MTGA has been getting a lot of attention on Twtich lately and has been featured on the home page pretty much every day since the beta released. MTGA could definitely take away a lot of potential Artifact players especially because it's free to play compared to Artifact's up-front cost.
Would 750 Ti be enough to run Artifact?
Like I said in the title. Would it be enough to run it smoothly? My computer's like 4 years old with GTX 750 Ti and i3 4130 I've been pretty much playing most of the games on PS4 and Xbox one. I wish Artifact were released on both consoles. I've been saving up to buy Artifact and booster packs, and I just don't want spend more dollars just to play the game.😅
A small prize whenever you win a tournament
I couldn't be more happy to welcome Artifact, but if there's absolutely no incentive to play against others, why play it in the first place? Ladder system is not my kind of thing, but I wish there was a compensation for putting efforts in to the game. How does a small prize for every tournament you win sound? Even just a booster pack.
Although rarities don't necessarily decide how powerful a card is...
So far, it seems to me the higher the rarity is, the better the cards are. Of course I won't be running a deck full of only rare cards, but it sure sounds tempting if i ever be able to make one. It's not impossible if you think about it. I saw a post the other day on Reddit saying 61 cards out of 222 are rare. Considering that there will be expansions to come in the future, If I spend just right amount of money, I'll be able to make one.
What did I miss?
I've been staying away from Artifact for over a week, and there's not a lot of posts going on in the lounge. The official Artifact Twitter seems to be working pretty hard introducing new cards to players, and the search for beta keys is also still ongoing. I planned never to come here again until the official release, but I just couldn't bear it. Can anyone sum up what's going on right now?