Spammy V wrote:
So far as actually playing to win, so far my record in weekly Modern events is 2-2, 0-2 drop, 3-1, and 3-1. I can't wait for Hogaak to be banned so I can go back to playing Karn the Great Creator because 4-Color Urza scares me.
I'm pretty much done with modern. I'm convinced it's doomed to a perpetual cycle of being un-fun and busted followed by several bannings and then like, maybe a month of decent play before a new set breaks it again. Without FoW, Mother of Runes, Brainstorm, and Wasteland, modern just has no power-release valve to deal with the REDICULOUS power-creep in creatures in the past few years. Almost every new set has introduced several teir 1 staples to modern, and modern has been getting worse and worse ever since as rediculously fast, hyper linear strategies that have answers, multiple vectors of attack, and staying power in the late game, push absolutely everything else out of the meta.
And banning those fast decks right now would just lead to Teferi control dominating. Basically they're gonna need to ban 2-5 bards every 4 months or the format will continue to deteriorate, occasionally skipping off rock bottom and coasting for a bit.
Sorry didn't mean to harsh your browns
Edit: granted your mileage may vary wildly at the FNM level where people don't care about being competitive and just play their pet decks anyway, but where I am, most people play the winningest decks and it gets real boring real fast.