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1  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 17-03-2018, 02:45:47 AM
Jonny 12 5c Artifact Combo
Benjamin 9 4c AggroControl
Jan 9 5c AggroInteraction
Tobias 7 4c Scapeshift
Nils 7 UW-Control
Luca 7 Average Izzet
Benjamin 6 Mardu Vampires
Marvin 6 UG Merfolk
Karl 6 Jeskai Midrange
Steffen 4 4cScapeshift
Oliver 3 Huh
Christian 3 Jeskai
2  MagicPlayer Highlander / Banned List & Rules / Re: 01. April 2018 Ban list community discussion on: 25-02-2018, 03:31:11 PM
Due to my already lengthy post at the Fb discussion and trillion other posts I ve made about the same cards, I will just throw my "votes" at the card w/o further explanations.

(should be banned)

(should be unbanned)

3  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 17-02-2018, 02:17:54 AM
12 Nils Sultai Midrange
10 Malte 4cBlood
10 Marco-Alexander UR Midrange
9 Christoph Sultai Control
9 Jonny UW-Superfriends
9 Tobias Artifact Combo
6 Felix Abzan Midrange
6 Florian TemurMidrange
6 Niclas MonoB Midrange
6 Dominik Jeskai Control
6 Steffen RDW
4 Niklas RG Aggro
4 Daniel Abzan Midrange
3 Benjamin Artifact Aggro
3 Daniel Jund Midrange
3 Alexander GW Midrange
0 Tobias Scapeshift
Drop Luca BR-Unlucky Agon
4  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 27-01-2018, 02:09:30 AM
Leon 12 4cBlood
Marvin 9 UG Merfolk
Florian 9 4c Midrange
Marco 9 UR-Midrange
Jonny 7 UW-Control
Luca 7 TemurTwin
Christian 6 UB-Control
Steffen 6 Scapeshift
Felix 6 Rock
Daniel 3 Artifact Aggro
Philipp 3 RDW
Alexander 3 GW Midrange
Benjamin 3 Mardu Midrange
5  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 20-01-2018, 02:12:10 AM
Jonny 10 UW-Azor's Gateway-Control
Paul 10 4c Planeswalker
Leon 9 RDW
Luca 9 Average Jund
Dion 9 RDW
Philipp 6 RDW
Felix 6 Rock
Christopher 6 RDW
Jan 6 5c Midrange
Max 3 Gbw Elves
Florian 3 4c Midrange
Daniel 3 Artifact Aggro
Benjamin 3 Bant Midrange
Alexander 0 Huh
6  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 14-01-2018, 05:34:08 PM
7  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 13-01-2018, 01:06:28 PM
Jonny 9 UW-"only lose to above average top decks"Control
Christoph 9 BigRed
Luca 9 Beatable Jund
Benjamin 9 Bant Midrange
Stefan 6 4Cblood
Leon 6 RDW
Paul 6 Hypergenesis
Florian 3 5c Midrange
Marvin 3 Merfolk
Benny 0 RDW
8  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 02-01-2018, 09:18:20 PM
9  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 30-12-2017, 12:48:22 PM
Jonny 10 UW Control
Niklas 8 RG Beatz
Florian 7 4c (w/o white) AggroControl
Jan 7 5c Midrange
Paul 7 Artifact Combo
Christoph 6 4c Midrange
Paul 4 4cBlood ?
Cedric 3 Reanimator
Benny 3 RDW
Daniel 1 Grixis
10  MagicPlayer Highlander / General Discussion / Re: Discuss the state of the Ban- and Watchlist at the moment on: 07-12-2017, 01:23:18 AM
I dont want to hijack that thread with my nonsense more than necessary but I was kind of referring to OPs weird hate for facebook (where we have a lot of discussions nowadays because it is easy to reach and convinient for a lot of people) I do understand when people have reservations in regards to facebook in general but I think the HL groups there helped us way more in terms of visibility than the forum ever did. We have vivid discussions and people do come in contact with most of the council members which, I find is an important step to make the whole ban/unban/development of the format/ more transparent and comprehensible.

To give you some input to the actual topic as I said trillion times already any thoughts about bannings/unbannings etc. are fruitless unless you have clear criteria where those decisions should lead to. As in what are your parameters for cards to be seen as problematic or what do you want to achieve by doing xyz. Without any guidlines all the decisions/reasons seem arbitrary to people no matter how well reasoned it is. If the council has a goal/standards and the decisions lead to that, its way easier to defend those and prevent those tilting discussions every time.
11  MagicPlayer Highlander / General Discussion / Re: Discuss the state of the Ban- and Watchlist at the moment on: 06-12-2017, 01:15:49 PM
It looks like the forum participation isnt what you hoped for.

Never lucky.
12  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Tiki Cup results - 21.10.2017 - [40 players] on: 31-10-2017, 01:32:54 PM
I really like the decklist from Paul W. He seems to have quite an understanding what he wants to do and manages to let staples, which would be "no brainer" for others, go. Really like the out of the box thinking which shows in his choices.
13  MagicPlayer Highlander / Off-Topic / Discord Server for European Highlander on: 11-10-2017, 09:57:39 PM

since we are all living in 2017 and the canadians have it too, I thought of creating our own discord channel for all highlander things related. Its not a replacement for the fb-groups or forums but rather a place to quickly exchange ideas, just talk or arrange games on cockatrice (and of course memes). If you have any ideas for more specific voice- and/or textchannels (city specific channels) just put them in here. If thats only a fancy tool for all the lonely no-lifer out there, we can drop it later but I am eager to see if we as a community maybe have a use for it.

For everyone who doesnt know what it is. Think of it as a mixture of group Skype with chatroom, voice, screensharing and a lot more. Its free and also usable on mobile

Here is the link to the server
14  MagicPlayer Highlander / Banned List & Rules / Re: How I voted and why on: 04-10-2017, 12:32:01 PM

What difference does it make if we "beef" on facebook or here around? Also the reach of this website is laughable in comparison to FB. And suggestions on how to fix this mess were made. What are you talking about?
15  MagicPlayer Highlander / Banned List & Rules / Re: How I voted and why on: 03-10-2017, 11:58:29 AM
There is a discussion on facebook going on and I posted a response there. For the people who are not part of that group I post that text here aswell.

I must say I felt quite overwhelmed when I was reading your text. Sadly not in a good way. In my eyes your thoughtprocess shows an immense lack of basic knowledge about matchups and the ability to see the greater picture of how a metagame works. Dont get me wrong I think you are a good magic player who has many years of experience but when reading stuff like "the only rival to izzet is rdw" I wonder how often did you actually play both side of this matchup and even other decks which are out of your comfort zone?

To speak in such absolute ways like "Emperion Izzet beats RDW" presents a really simplified way of looking at things.That you think
because of a silly tech you drastically change the outcome of 100 matches for instance makes me think you never played a match of highlander. I would expect such a statement from someone
who comes from legacy/standard/modern and is used to static matchups and limited ways of permutations how those decks interact with each other but not from someone who played a singleton format for so many years. And which is even worse, you take this premise to ban a card which is not even close to be the problem.

Also your assessment that decks without a plan dont play any meaningful role. I mean really? Like we are not even close to having the format solved and with that limited view on it
that will never be the case. There are so many decks possible and our choices are heavily influenced by other factors than pure powerlevel of cards (and I feel silly that I even have to mention this).

That you think you can make such a statement shows a serious lack of understanding how potent the format actually is. Some months ago you couldnt imagine anything else than Blood being the best deck now its of course only its "counter" is capeable to do it. (Another really simplified way of thinking that UR would dominate Blood just because of its nonbasic hate package.

Unlike UR BLood has many lines which close to immediatly beat an avagerage draw of izzet because every elve or 4 toughness or t3 walker challenges UR to have an answer real quick while UR always
need very specific cards to even come ahead)

Other decks are not just at the sideline in your picture of Ur vs Ux vs RDW. We have so many potent decks which can easily come on top of tournaments and were already there. When you look at tournament results I really hope you take more into your analysis than just the winner. The difference between T16 decks is mostly one game/opp score influenced by IDs and of course so much fucking variance.

Like we had this discussion before the data our format provides is laughable and nothing else in comparison to 30 GPs a year with thousands of players which after playing thousands of games come to a conclusion what deck the "actual" best deck is. To think you can assert this and even pin it down to 2 cards in one deck is such a ridiculous claim.

Also its quite ironic when I see you talking about powerlevel while you want to make sure Tolarian Academy and Oath of druids stays in the format while answers to that should go (B2B, Moon)
NonBasic hate is so crucial for healthy metagame. And why would you ever unban Pod how is that adding more diversity to the metagame (if that would be a criterion you desire) with getting more and more busted creatures skipping the balancing factor, mana cost. Those kind of statements make me doubt you really have the health of the metagame in mind when looking at your ban/unban decissions

And how is pod unbanning keeping blue at bay? If anything they find it faster than other colors and I did an actual statistical research back when pod was legal (low samplesize of some weeks and 2 big tournaments) and 70% of the games were won by the player resolving pod first, but that just as a sidenote.

So Keeping greed in check should always be desirable look at the 1v1 Commander. They just smash 4c commanders with ancient tombs and have silly midrange value battles. Far less decission making involved just throwing good stuff at each other (which is the way standard works since the powerlevel rises and rises) and of course in an eternal format that all becomes even worse. That is btw the reason why so many decks are capable of beating "your" best deck. Because cards got so efficient so versatile and so powerful that a lot of random decks work just fine.

You need very specific answers real quick against most threats these days. I can live with a different opinion about how a metagame should look like. Of course those things can differ (very generous of me I know) but your way of looking at things come to me more as a bias than an actual analysis of how decks/matchups work in our format.

There is so much more but as I said at the begining I am simply overwhelmed when adressing all the flaws in your thinking. Sorry for the harsh tone but since you are at part responsible for how the format looks and decide how people have to play the format I have to adress that.
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