>>44708223 That's okay Anon, see you actually just pointed something out that would have been good to know beforehand. Draft is wonderful for new players, it's the best way to learn how to get gud at the game and expand your budding collection of cards.
In this situation, yes, Draft is definitely the best format. But for people who have been playing a lot longer, can see the obvious monetary problems with Standard, and want to play with the best combos their mind can come up with, formats such as Legacy and EDH are the superior option.
I personally prefer Modern since that covers all of the sets that I've been around for and is much more casual. Well, unless you're one of the hypercompetitive types of people that like to post in Modern General.
>RNG shitfest shilled by the good players so they have shitty players to beat and make lose money yeah naw. Vintage>Legacy>Pauper>Shit>Getting shoot in the head>Sealed>Playing fucking HS>EDH/Other memeformats>Modern
Now that OP has hopefully finished replying to himself I'll prove him wrong.
In a vacuum where each player can supposedly choose from equally powerful cards in his pod, the deck building element of draft could be said to be the most skill intensive because of the time limit. However, this is certainly not the case and in fact in the vast majority of times it is the opposite. Given this, and by the sheer number of possible card options in any other format I would say the deck building if it isn't actually more difficult (due to netdecking and such) it's at least completely fair (for the most part outside of financial issues of course).
Then you get into actual gameplay. In constructed formats although there are enough rogue brews/deck options to keep the meta in flux and interesting there's also enough consistency to make it possible for a player to read the meta and adjust his deck/sideboard to suit. Little tweaks or major adjustments (that no one saw coming lets say) could be the difference between winning a tournament or not. However, even in the case of a boring predictable meta there are often times only so many permutations (or lines a player can take) in a given game that each choice they make is crucial but it is also possible for a skilled player to fairly consistently be able to make the right ones. For example: Playing standard and my opponent passes the turn to me with four mana up and the right colors for Ojutai's Command with baby jace in the graveyard. I have to at least consider playing around this. Is it a bluff? Based on what's in the graveyard or how many cards he has in hand what are the chances of him having the spell in hand? Do I want to play an off curve creature to bait it or am I going for broke with the best creature I have right on curve?
In draft, you rarely have these kinds of decisions because either the deck is a straight forward midrange deck or a gimmick deck you can't interact with.
>>44708040 De gustibus non est disputandum. I can no more disprove your opinion on what's the best format than I can disprove your belief that apples are better than oranges. So, congrats, OP. You win. That was fun.
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