TonT: Addressing Schedule Slip amid the Godawful Times Jun 26, 2020 14:30:06 GMT
Post by sdfkjgh on Jun 26, 2020 14:30:06 GMT
So, yeah, this is extremely late, and I apologise. The thing is, I’ve got 10 vids of the Arena Open, for a total of 6:25:46, and I live in a fucking wifi desert. AT&T says that the normal fastest upload speed is 10mb/s, but out here in Panorama City, CA, near the Van Nuys/Roscoe intersection, that max speed is limited to just 3! Three times, I left my laptop on over multiple days and nights, just to upload those vids, first and second to an email to our ever patient editor, Daij_Djan (who informed me, after the second attempt actually went through, that the files couldn’t be uploaded to these forums that way), and third to youtube (which crashed at the 82% point of the first video, some three days and two nights after I started the upload process).
While all this was happening in my little neck of the
While I’m glad they finally did something about literal neonazi harold mcneill, and the Gatherer numerical code for Invoke Prejudice being a literal neonazi code number, I’m rather disappointed in them for taking this long, despite numerous complaints to do so. Similarly, I’m glad they showed some cultural sensitivity with most of the rest of the problematic cards, but I’m disappointed they didn’t talk to anyone from the prospective groups about the best way forward. And that’s all I have to say about that.
One last article I’d like to point out before we move along.
So, the day before I wrote this, I was contacted by a representative of Actors for Autism (they were put in touch with me via The Regional Center, I’m hoping they can provide me a path to working at WotC), and this guy had only heard of Magic, not anything about what it is, mind you, he’s just aware if its existence. He asked for a good starting place, and I told him Mark Rosewater, because MaRo. I listed that MaRo has a twitter, tumblr, instagram, facebook, but I forgot one thing. That night, I remembered the social media outlet that I forgot, and I want to share with you all my thought process:
- The scene: my hallway. Time: 11:26p-11:33p, Juneteenth, 2020.
“oh, right, he DOES have a tiktok. Jesus, does the man never sleep? OH HOLY CRAP! THAT’S WHY HE LOVES DOUBLING THINGS SO MUCH! Multiplicity is secretly a documentary of Mark Rosewater’s life! And all the times Wizards has had to relearn the exact same mistakes? Those are just 2nd (clone of a clone) -or higher- generation clones making those decisions! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!”
So yeah, all that’s why there hasn’t been a column in weeks. Well, that and my general laziness and lack of motivation/inspiration. Daij_Djan has told me he’s looking into ways to bring the Arena Open footage to the column via ways and locations more conducive to uploading than speeds of 3/10mbps, so thanks for that, and everything else you do here, fren.
Until next time, which’ll prolly be “whenever I feel like it”, this is that weird guy who did that one thing with any import or regularity, then just decided to say fuck it.
|1||Play at 0.25 speed for full effect.|
|2||Ryan Normandin even managed to correctly identify Rule #1. Class, what is Rule #1?|
Everyone: DON’T SUBVERT THE MANA SYSTEM!3
|3||While I don’t fully agree with his extreme view of fully abolishing all ramp/fixing, I do agree that too much at the same time breaks the game, and that this Standard was too much. An occasional sprinkling (no more than three unique, tournament-worthy cards) every second or third rotation is fine.|