I streamed some Arena and Magic Online tonight.
I went 4-2 with Eight Drakes. I did terrible with the deck over the GP weekend (I still need to write up the whole GP stuff, but that is coming.) but winning with the deck at least made me feel a little bit less insane. It literally felt impossible over the GP weekend.
Then I went over to Magic Online for some Legacy. Gotta get ANT practice in before Eternal Party 2018.
So I get paired up against Manaless Dredge. Go off game one. Game two I get them with some back to back discard. You might think "But they want to discard!" Ah yes, but if you keep them off of their Dredge cards and unable to choose what to discard, well, they get stuck.
So I get to my turn three and I have the kill in hand. I cast Brainstorm to get things going. I cast Dark Ritual.
They don't respond.
A minute passes.
Five minutes pass.
Eventually the respond. I combo off and win. But this kind of shit is why I'm starting to like Arena more and more. Yes, Magic Online has the timer that almost prevents this, but still, having to wait, what, ten minutes if someone disconnects or is just quote mode, AFK?
Fuck you. Come on.
Sure, something seirous might have happened, but I doubt it. People just want to be buttholes.
Bring on Arena.