Quote (Shadirrasda @ Jun 2 2012 01:10am)
imho , this game is at a point where a "rookie" can no longer pick it up and just play without knowing someone/or an entire IRL community.
Unless you are willing to spend a mad ammount of time and money into it , you will not get much enjoyment out of this game , especially the IRL version.
You can always try getting a MTGO pack ($10) and figure out the game by yourself, but i would at least get someone knowledgeable to assist/help you trough the first steps.
You talked about something important. A totally new player will probably be scared by the amount of cards and rules. It's very important to know someone that know the game a little more and have patience to teach and show the game mechanics.
Aside from that, the game is awesome.
Quote (Morbid. @ Jun 9 2012 06:11am)
I know plenty of older players that play casually. People commit to whatever level they want.
That's really important too. Some good players, sometimes complain about the times when they hit 7 lands and Shiva Dragon. A strangely resolved Avatar of Woe. It is very funny indeed. More funny than, ie, actual t2 matches. Sometimes you play like a robot. You know the decklists so you kinda know what the opponent will do and won't.
Anyway, i think you can't really choose the level. The game itself drag you to the levels.