Nitsuj wrote:A few things....
1. My comment has nothing to do with the community, it has to do with elements of the community. Obviously 9 out of 10 players are not buttholes. but what about the 1 that is? And if there is one out there, does that mean the community is nothing but buttholes? So, before you try to suggest that I am slamming the community, but that was a real nice try to make me look like a penis that hates all SW players.
2. What is a Judge to do when someone is a butthole? The safe thing to do, for the integrity of the game, is to ask the other player to just replace their foils. The judge just can't say: "Don't be a butthole". Because if you are a butthole, you can be buttholish about being a butthole.
3. Now, if #is the best thing to do is to just ask the foil player to replace their foil when requested by a butthole, (and I think it is), this is where the arbitrary cap of 2 proxies comes into question.
Hence, this is why I think a majority of players had a problem with the ruling. At least, it is why I have a problem with it.
Again, everyone will agree that using warped foils is marking cards. My issue isn't so much about that, as it is how to handle the butthole that wants to grind their axe on my deck. Had I gone to worlds, this issue would have resulted in me removing all the foils from my deck, just to stop the buttholes from being buttholes. It looks like many other players reached the same conclusion.
Finally, if that is what many other players did, of course the foil issue was a non-issue - because everyone took foils out of their decks, just to play it safe. It doesn't mean there is nothing wrong with the policy, it just means that the players worked around a faulty policy.
If you cannot recognize this, then do what you do. Quote only a small part of this discussion, attempt to slam me as a person, or whatever other club you want to pull from your bag of tricks.
Quoting the entire post....
I am saying simply this:
I have been playing this game with foils for 4 years or so. I have never had a problem, nor have I played with a card that was warped enough to tell. If one of my foils was that warped, I flattened it enough to play, or took it out. That wasn't about a "rule" just about trying to play fair.
When the player community spent a couple dozen pages talking about the problem of obviously warped foils being technically "legal" the ruling was made.
If it were entirely up to me I would have simply left the guideline at "It is not legal to play with warped, bent or marked cards". No proxies, no exceptions.
Anyway, it appears that some went way conservative and took out all foils, while many just played the way they always did - with no warped or marked cards.
"Never content to just rest on your laurels, you are always still reaching skyward, looking to achieve staggering new heights in douchebaggery." - Hunter towards someone who will not be named