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Urboycory
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posted May 26, 2013 05:50 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Urboycory Click Here to Email Urboycory Send a private message to Urboycory Click to send Urboycory an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View Urboycory's Have/Want ListView Urboycory's Have/Want List
Hey I'm fairly new to the game, not to tcgs tho, I was fairly good at yugioh winning majority of my local tournaments and always having a + win percentage at larger ones. With MTG tho, I can't seem to get any better, I know it's my skill level because I have no problem getting the cards I want/need. I want to be very good Magic I love playing and would like to say I'm good at it. There's a local card shop it just seems not alot of people play magic and when they do they don't play competitively. I have good decks and seems to be better with aggro than with anything, which I think is because of lack of skill. So my question is what do you guys think I can do to get better? Are there people that tutor? Any and all help will be appreciated!
 
Myy
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posted May 26, 2013 07:51 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Myy Click Here to Email Myy Send a private message to Myy Click to send Myy an Instant MessageVisit Myy's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View Myy's Have/Want ListView Myy's Have/Want List
Like everything else in life, you just need to practice to get better.

Try to play against better players and understand why they make the plays the do. analyze the things they look at and take into consideration.

If you can/want try to ask them to explain how certain strategies work. To be a great player, you need to know how your deck functions, and how the deck you're playing against will react/respond. That last part is a little trickier, but you'll be able to make better play decisions once you understand what a certain deck can do.

I hope that helps a bit.

~Myy

 
Nitelite
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posted May 26, 2013 08:27 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Nitelite Click Here to Email Nitelite Send a private message to Nitelite Click to send Nitelite an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Do you play limited or constructed?
 
Urboycory
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posted May 26, 2013 08:30 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for Urboycory Click Here to Email Urboycory Send a private message to Urboycory Click to send Urboycory an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View Urboycory's Have/Want ListView Urboycory's Have/Want List
quote:
Originally posted by Nitelite:
Do you play limited or constructed?


Constructed. I like to draft tho just the shop rarely had enough people...
 
coolio
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posted May 26, 2013 09:02 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for coolio Click Here to Email coolio Send a private message to coolio Click to send coolio an Instant MessageVisit coolio's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Myy:
To be a great player, you need to know how your deck functions, and how the deck you're playing against will react/respond.

things that are not necessary to t8 a gp tho..

>.<

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Kveezy
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posted May 31, 2013 12:40 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for Kveezy Click Here to Email Kveezy Send a private message to Kveezy Click to send Kveezy an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
The most important thing is probably looking at how your cards in your deck interact with one another. Most of the time, a lot of new players just put a bunch of cards that they think are "cool" or the same color and think that's good.
Back in the old days, it might not have been as important but current magic is predicated on gaining the most possible value out of the cards you play.
 
paris
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posted May 31, 2013 12:54 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for paris Click Here to Email paris Send a private message to paris Click to send paris an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Have you tried playing Magic Online? You can find competitive games at any time of day from your computer.
 
Urboycory
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posted May 31, 2013 04:24 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for Urboycory Click Here to Email Urboycory Send a private message to Urboycory Click to send Urboycory an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View Urboycory's Have/Want ListView Urboycory's Have/Want List
quote:
Originally posted by paris:
Have you tried playing Magic Online? You can find competitive games at any time of day from your computer.

I've thought about downloading but keep pushing it off, have found a good shop and great almost tutor for it, I understand the game and I don't want people to think I'm bad at it, i would say I'm fairly good at the game I just want to take it to the next level, stop making mistakes that I shouldn't make. Thanks for anyone who posted!

 
oneofchaos
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posted May 31, 2013 01:55 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for oneofchaos Click Here to Email oneofchaos Send a private message to oneofchaos Click to send oneofchaos an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by coolio:
things that are not necessary to t8 a gp tho..

>.<


What was this in reference to by the way lol?

 
dfitzg88
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posted May 31, 2013 06:09 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for dfitzg88 Click Here to Email dfitzg88 Send a private message to dfitzg88 Click to send dfitzg88 an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Pro players post videos on various strategy sites of them entering online events with different decks. See if you can watch some of these. Channel fireball and mtgo academy are my favorites. This is a useful tool in learning matchups, Mulligan conditions, and how to play optimally
 

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