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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Is there anything you'd want to tell someone new to Arena? I know how to play Magic and have played standard off-and-on for some time, but the new economy has me thrown for a loop. What do you wish you'd known when you first started playing in the Beta?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Conserve your wildcards until you know what deck you want and then focus them into that one deck, probably until it is complete but not necessarily if you feel it is working well enough.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 pm 
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Yup.
That's probably the single most important piece of advice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:20 am 
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Use protection.

I kid.

If you can get your winrate up to ~75%+ and you just feel like grinding, quick constructed is easy enough to go infinite in. I'm currently still at about 5000gold up in qc, although I get bored grinding it that much.

If you have gold hoarded, and a flash-event pops, spend it there. The entry fee is 1k gold, you get a guaranteed booster for loosing 2 matches. You can get more if you win.

As far as I can see, it IS possible to grind out the game without spending a dime. I think it's even possible to grind out all the full collections within 1-2 years time. However, I fear it will take some serious grinding and thousands upon thousands of games with a good win-rate. Accumulated gold spent on flash-events, quick constructed to limit the amount of wildcards needed for rares later, quests and ICR + wins for gold. However, I will probably cave and drop a few hundred $ a year. Which admittedly is still way less than I spend on drafts IRL, and I recently decided to stop that. Sold all the cards too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Mwuanno wrote:
If you have gold hoarded, and a flash-event pops, spend it there. The entry fee is 1k gold, you get a guaranteed booster for loosing 2 matches. You can get more if you win.


We've also got the "Dominaria Standard Fest" coming up. It's basically a two day flash event with a higher reward ceiling if you do well. The floor isn't bad either, 1000 gold for a booster and three cards that are at least uncommons. Seems unlikely that we'll get a flash event soon with Singleton queues and this coming up, so this is probably the thing to save for if you would buy DOM boosters otherwise.

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Dominaria Standard Fest!

Format: Standard

Start: July 6, 15:00 UTC
Entry closes: July 8, 15:00 UTC
Event ends: July 8, 16:00 UTC

Entry Fee: 1000 gold or 190 gems
Match Structure: Single game
Event Ends After: 5 wins or 2 losses (whichever comes first)

Event Prizes:

0 wins:1 8-card Dominaria booster, 3 Dominaria individual card rewards at minimum uncommon rarity
1 win: 1 8-card Dominaria booster, 3 Dominaria individual card rewards at minimum uncommon rarity
2 wins: 1 8-card Dominaria booster, 3 Dominaria individual card rewards at minimum uncommon rarity
3 wins: 1 8-card Dominaria booster, 2 Dominaria individual card rewards at minimum uncommon rarity and 1 at minimum rare rarity
4 wins: 1 8-card Dominaria booster, 1 Dominiaria individual card reward at minimum uncommon rarity and 2 at minimum rare rarity
5 wins: 2 8-card Dominaria boosters, 3 Dominaria individual card rewards at minimum rare rarity


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