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Jan 28, 2016kaburi posted a message on BFZ and Gatewatch redone/changed. How would you do it? (SPOILERS for Oathwatch story)Posted in: Magic Storyline
Jan 28, 2016kaburi posted a message on The Archive has fallen - where shall we start a new one?Yeah, rehosting someone else's content without permission is at best plagarism.Posted in: Magic Storyline
This is just a temporary outage anyway. You'll notice it's not just old lore content that's 404-ing right now; the Reserve List explanation is missing, event coverage is missing, etc. They're transitioning to a new website format and haven't gotten all the URLs redirected yet. Nothing to freak out over.
Jan 28, 2016Most of their archived content from the old version of the website is offline while they try to get the redirects set up on the new site. You get the same thing trying to go to old Uncharted Realms articles etc.Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
Jan 28, 2016kaburi posted a message on The Archive has fallen - where shall we start a new one?Trick has already stated on his twitter that they're aware of the problem and are fixing the redirects now. In the meantime, we have a wiki that summarizes most of that information. We don't need a place to host all of the files directly from Wizards. That's a copyright violation.Posted in: Magic Storyline
Jan 21, 2016Welcome to the Wiki Helpdesk!Posted in: Wiki
The purpose of this thread is for you to have a general place to post and discuss this particular subforum and its rules and structure.
Think of this as somewhere to ask MTG Salvation staff for help on the forum side of the wiki. It's not the place to discuss wiki policies or get help with problems on the wiki itself.
This thread will not be heavily moderated, but as always, keep your posts civil and on topic.
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Jan 21, 2016Welcome to the Colo Helpdesk!Posted in: The Colosseum
The purpose of this thread is for you to have a general place to post and discuss this particular subforum and its rules and structure. It's also the perfect place to post feedback or suggestions about anything relating to the Colo community.
However, this thread is not for complaining about a warning you've received and disagree with - if you want to appeal a warning, please contact the relevant Moderator as outlined in this announcement.
This thread will not be heavily moderated, but as always, keep your posts civil and on topic.
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Jan 19, 2016Focusing on Brothers' War:Posted in: Storyline Speculation
I think Tawnos is pure .
I'd love to have seen Kaya with a card, most likely in .
Tocasia, also, as either straight or . Mechanically I think Tocasia would be interesting, but mostly because of how much of Urza's pre-spark character was shaped by her influence and training. I'd argue that Urza's white comes from growing up under her tutelage. Urza was always closer to her, where Mishra was closer to the desert people (and I think that's where a lot of his red comes from).
Jan 18, 2016Second what Sene said about those templates; I think we can safely archive them away.Posted in: Wiki
As to the front page, I think it's a great idea to try and improve it. Seconding Corv's proposals of introducing featured article criteria and setting up links to the portal pages. With the featured article criteria, that will go a long way to giving us rotating content for the front page as we can select new featured articles at set intervals. I think also adding rotating news highlight will help making the front page better as well, because we'll have a constant stream of fresh content.
Jan 12, 2016kaburi posted a message on Magic Story Discussion: Magic Origins and Battle for Zendikar BlockPosted in: Magic Storyline
...have you read some of the posts in this forum? I long ago gave up thinking Magic was the pastime of best and brightest.Quote from Gutterstorm »I'm not one to think highly of people but the MtG subset tends to be, at least to some reasonable amount, intelligent.
Personally, I think this change is for the best. Yes, it's a dry and flavorless name, but if you take a player who's never been exposed to the WotC website, handed them a mouse, and said "find the story of Magic" they wouldn't go "oh, Uncharted Realms sounds like where they would keep the fiction." They're going to see a bunch of columns, none of which have the word story in the name, and get confused. There's a fine line between flavorful naming and obfuscation.
Jan 6, 2016Posted in: Magic Storyline
You're absolutely right. That was a poor word choice. I was trying to find a word that was more serious than "enfranchised", and I didn't think about the connotations. I was going for "emotionally invested".Quote from Bhogal83 »I don't think calling us "entitled" is helping your argument, kaburi.
Jan 5, 2016I don't see where the current storyline is any different than the past. The Weatherlight Saga, for example, ends with the defeat of Phyrexia and the saving of Dominaria.Posted in: Magic Storyline
They didn't blow up the world the last time we had an apocalypse.
The SET was called Apocalypse and they didn't blow up the world.
There's a difference between taking narrative risks and being dark for the sake of dark. I get the impression people are upset that Zendikar isn't being destroyed because if Zendikar lives we get a happy ending, and happy endings aren't cool. I want Zendikar to not be destroyed. I like Zendikar. I want our heroes to win.
Jan 5, 2016I think the biggest problem is that people don't give the story the chance it needs. Part of this is because of the current storytelling model being so different than what we've been used to in the past. We're getting snippets of crucial story moments now, during preview weeks, yet we won't know the full story until the last UR goes up a couple of weeks after the set releases. People are judging the plot based on these tiny glimpses and summaries of summaries, and when these plot summaries aren't what they want they get angry.Posted in: Magic Storyline
It'd be like watching the Star Wars trailer and deciding that because those moments in the trailer weren't exactly the ending you wanted you aren't going to see the movie. The trailer isn't supposed to have the plot of the entire movie, just enough key moments to draw you in. We're seeing key story moments out of order and out of context (the Oaths, Fall of the Titans), which is causing people to come to conclusions about the story without having actually experienced it.
It's an adjustment in expectations on the part of the audience that hyper-invested enfranchised people on the internet aren't willing to make because of the nature of being an enfranchised entitled internet person.
With Oath of the Gatewatch specifically, Creative is setting up the Gatewatch to be the multiversal Avengers. For this to happen, there has to be a threat exists large enough that these people (who other than Gideon suck in the teamwork department) decide they need to work together. As Creative set up the Eldrazi as that threat, there are only two outcomes that lead to the Avengers Assemble! moment: Zendikar is destroyed and the titans move on (and it's not likely that WotC would destroy one of their most popular worlds) or the 'walkers manage to drive the Eldrazi off (which is a terrible thing because they saved Zendikar at the expense of the multiverse, but makes the most sense for the narrative). I fully expect Ugin to show up, call out the younger 'walkers for being idiots and freeing the Titans back into the Eternities, and tell them they have to clean up this mess (hence they swear their respective oaths)*.
From a narrative standpoint, the only way to have the Gatewatch formed is for there to still be a looming threat. You can't have the Superfriends if there's not some reason for them to join forces.
*Or, say they actually do destroy Ulamog and Kozilek, utterly and completely. We still don't know what the actual role(s) of the Eldrazi are in the greater ecosystem of the multiverse, so Ugin still shows up to call out the younger 'walkers because now they've damaged some fundamental function of existence, and he tells them they have to clean up this mess (hence they swear their respective oaths). This is the new looming threat.
Dec 18, 2015Please do not post fan fiction or fanon in Storyline. This forum is for the discussion of official Magic story information only. If you would like to write your own Magic fan fiction, the Personal Writing subforum is the appropriate venue.Posted in: Magic Storyline
Dec 17, 2015kaburi posted a message on Magic Story Discussion: Magic Origins and Battle for Zendikar BlockPosted in: Magic Storyline
It's previously seemed like they've been applying the genders of the appropriate Merfolk gods to the titans. Cosi/Kozilek and Ula/Ulamog are generally given male pronouns, Emeria/Emrakul is generally given female pronous.Quote from Planescrawler »applying any gender to the Eldrazi is a dicey business (they should probably get the Ashiok treatment)
Which means calling Ulamog "her" here is still a screw-up, but it at least explains the expected pronoun convention for the Titans.
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