Got into Magic in January and I was really into it for a while. I was playing with friends, getting new cards and decks, researching a lot, going to FNMe etc. But now I just feel like it was a massive waste. I spend nearly 1.5k on fucking cardboard for a game where the creators don't give a shit, the competitive circuit is filled with cheaters and angle shooters and what passes as R&D is a joke. How do I get over this feeling of embarrassment I wasted half a year on this garbage game?
You can start by not admitting it in public
you're right anon. i honestly don't know how you got tricked into play latter day magic in two thousand and fucking twentythree. magic hasnt been good for well over a decade now. i suggest you liquidate your cardboard for as much as possible and look into finding a decent game or a new hobby altogether. Genuinely how did you get tricked into investing in mtg at this point? Were you completely unfamiliar with tcgs before this? Who introduced you to it? Can you take petty vengeance on them?
Yes pretty much, I've only vaguely heard of it and thought getting into a social irl game would be better than non-stop videogames. The more I learned about wotc and their current shit makes me feel like a retard. At least some of the art on lands are pretty cool.
well at least you have the defense of ignorance. mtg used to be a good game but that time has LONG since passed. When it comes to table top games theres plenty of tcgs though many a rife with garden gnomeery and by the sound of it you're fairly susceptible. If you intend to keep looking into tcgs more careful research might be in order. You might also consider board games and TTRPGs, since both of those can fill the in person niche but have less vectors for mr.sheckleberg to swindle you. Any many game stores seem to have events and open game nights to attract people to those sorts of things with low/no monetary barrier to entry.
good job on waiting a while before replying to your own shit thread my guy. Most retards reply as soon as the timer is up.
im not dumb enough to play mtg in current year plus 8 you fucking chud. drink bleach
If it's any consolation everyone with a brain goes through the same thing. It's the people who spend more than two cycles of standard playing who are really lost
I played the MTG arena game for a couple months before I was too disgusted by the art to continue.
You didn't have to lie about starting up in January, all of your points are valid either way.
MtG is for people who have friends who play Magic. If you try to get into Magic on your lonesome you are wasting your time, it simply isn't worth playing outside of a kitchen table setting.
You shouldn’t associate with people who play magic in 2023
Every German has one good Magic player. Sure the rest of disgusting, unwashed transvestites, but THIS magic player, HE is a good guy.
>You shouldn’t associate with people who play magic in 2023
Or any year to be honest. Like, from this point foward, people should be shamed for playing (or still playing Magic). If they are willing to send the Pinkertons then anything can get and WILL be worse.
I don’t disagree but I got ‘back’ into it for two reasons: foremost because it’s THE TCG sold everywhere right next to YGO and Pokemon and so you’re never far from a locals.
The second is related to the first: I’d LIKE to just play with anime-inspired cards but Wixoss is dead, Weiss’ anime screenshots are cheapass and Vanguard is dead AND just as expensive as Magic so I’d rather play what’s still active. At least my LGS’ open draft and play nights usually have upwards of 20+ people.
this is true, i tried to get into Magic in 2015 at my local game store. The reception was cold to the point of openly hostile. Had fun opening some packs though.
Unfortunately most of their money is made on people like you who are introduced to the game and don't have the knowledge to know just how powercrept and moneyhungry it's gotten. We've all been there.
At least you didn't spend 2 years into it like me. Now I just want to sell all my stupid cardboard (That is mostly useless and powercrept by now even though I played Modern, an """""""""eternal"""""""""" format)
Be grateful you didn't spend too much time and money
have a nice day and sell your magic cards.
What's the best and cheapest way of selling your card collection? I've been thinking of cashing out of this game for a while but not sure how to go about it other than selling to your LGS at a huge loss or painstakingly listing only the expensive cards on ebay or something, neither option sounds good.
Sell on Facebook or discord groups if you want to get the most value and deal with mailing singles.
Been playing since like 2003 maybe. Off and on with fairly large stints of off. Ended up spending like $6k on the game this past year buying duals and RL shit, then kinda lost interest and stopped playing a month or so ago. It comes in waves, you'll probably drop it and get back into it over time and should hold onto your collection. It sucks having a deck then selling it then getting back into it years later and those cards have 10x in price since then.
>get beaten because opponent can afford better cards
>this is apparently skill
Magic is a trashfire, but if you have to play just play proxies with friends.
We agree on a good default Aragorn proxy yet?
>only played online for competetive legacy and modern for free
>commander that I played irl was with proxies for any card over 5$
>probably only spent 200$ on this game total over 3 years
feels fucking good man. I can drop this sack of shit game for what it is.
FUCK the RC
FUCK the bootlickers
FUCK the marvel basedboys funding wotc's shitty decisions
and FUCK commander players
I TOLD you bro
$1500 in 6months?? For something you dont truly grasp, you sure are the current target demographic.
Since you are on HRT and are surrounded but retarded friends who did not advise you at all, ill give you some help.
Sell your cards as fast as you can, why? Because at the current printing rate they will be outclassed and therefore worth less.
You have to put some effort unto this, why? Because MTG cards are not as easy as they say to liquidate, when a chud friend of yours says "i have 10k worth of cardboard" it would take him maybe years to get rid of that shit for far less than he claims. Given the state of the game and the options people have now, sellling is harder.
What's the best way to liquidate your cards?
Play Magic as Garfield intended: In your own home, with your friends, with cheapass casual decks. It's a great game piled under a mountain of dogshit.
Only sensible answer
honestly as much as this triggers my nostalgia, it's still pretty mediocre even in the best of circumstances. magic is a game that needs a lot of help to even feel worth dusting off. in theory with a good cube and good friends under the right circumstances it can be alright, but that's true of a hell of a lot of games. it's basically just serving as an excuse to hang out, and you'd be having fun no matter what you were playing.
I mean garfield himself had done the tcg model much better service, multiple times, before 2000. by comparison to the play experience of games like netrunner or vampire, magic feels like a fucking alpha test. the beginnings of some good ideas, but nothing that had been brought to its full potential.
>How do I get over this feeling of embarrassment I wasted half a year on this garbage game?
> half a year
wotc will never ruin p—
Just like Pauper intended.
You literally win by sitting on your ass and using the Undercity.
>Got into Magic in January
>I spend nearly 1.5k
You are beyond help
What are you, poor? Or Argentinisn, as if there's a difference
>I spend nearly 1.5k on fucking cardboard
Nah mate, you spent that on a hobby, a social activity. That's not a bad pricetag for 6 months of being really into something.
>playing with friends
Just keep doing that if it makes you happy. If magic isn't a good enough game where you can enjoy it with strangers in a tournament, at least it's good enough to act as an activity to bring your social group together?
>That's not a bad pricetag for 6 months of being really into something.
Yes it is. Spending 1500 on a card game is retarded no matter how you cut it.
Hope you learned something from this experience, OP.
I spent about $1500 on Magic in the mid 90s, mostly buying out the collections of people like OP.
Let's just say I do not regret it.
>Spending 1500 on a card game
Like poker night with the boys? Come on now. You'd spend that much on buying into lots of hobbies in the first six months. Hiking, camping, golf, tennis. It's not that bad. Hell, you'd be lucky to get a nice little holiday abroad for that, and that's over in a week.
I think you could make that argument if it aligned with most people's experience of the game. but having actually been there it comes off as very rose tinted. for a lot of players it's more like feeding $1500 in to a slot machine and coming away with nothing but an empty feeling (and when you play poker with the boys at least *somebody* wins). and the reality is a lot of magic players end up spending a great deal more than that. it's both an extraordinarily expensive hobby and one which tends to disguise how much people are actually spending. it's not a big purchase like a pair of skis or a new bike, it bleeds you slow.
There's also the competition to consider. Magic stands out even among its own class as being one of the clunkiest designed, worst balanced ccgs, while simultaneously being one of the most expensive. It's like the crappily sweatshop-made designer handbag of the gaming hobby. you're paying a hell of a premium for that branding.
>That's not a bad pricetag for 6 months of being really into something.
/tg/ really is paypiggy central these days
At least it wasn't over 10k like some piggies do
sell your collection and, if you still like the game, play it on your computer using forge
>play the cheapest competitive deck for weekly events
>win packs/promos, open them and sell them
>do it frequently enough and you'll get lucky eventually and win top heavy events with cash prizes/fancy promos like pic related
>you'll break even with your hobby or make some spare change off it if you're really lucky, while enjoying the game and making new friends along the way
bruh it's not that hard to see why people get really into the game
>competitive circuit is filled with cheaters and angle shooters
why aren't you calling the judges and call out your opponents cheating?
Hey, nice ones my dude.
wotc making textless team-up cards is proof they don't even consider this a game
Idk i always enjoyed playing/building niche combo decks, you do not win as often as meta fags but the amount of butthurt you cause is like infinitly higher.
You can't even use official foils because quality control is so bad they curl. That alone is enough to tell you how little wizards care.
Download a free program like OCTGN or Cockatrice and play for free.
Never worry about rarity again, only worry about format.
Enjoy the game as you like, there are years of previous sets you could draft with online for free, just don't play with the new under-playtested garbage sets.
(You) are about 15 years late at least you 'got it' in 6 months, most people take years.
>where the creators don't give a shit
There are no creators at watzy.
Pro tour and GPs no longer exist, arena official tournaments are a joke.
>filled with cheaters and angle shooters
Can't say I miss having to be very vigilant every time an opponent shuffled his deck, which is every time in a meta filled with fetch lands, but at least it was something. There's nothing to keep someone who wants to grind local and district tournaments now.
I still remember the old days fondly, racing to the lgs after school and browsing magic dojo at the store pc. I was happy.
>bro just sell
>tfw all my cards are commons from ixalan