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By: AJ_Impy, AJ Richardson
Nov 08 2011 12:20pm
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It’s the end of the Worlds as we know it!

SCG Vegas Lucky for some (new decklists)

Legacy top 16 from SCG Las Vegas.


Innistrad settling down:

Champion of the Parish 1.93
Garruk Relentless - 20.45
Geist of Saint Traft - 7.13
Liliana of the Veil - 22.43
Mikeaus, the Lunarch - 4.59
Snapcaster Mage - 14.39
Stromkirk Noble - 3.75

Other Standard Standouts:

Sun Titan - 7.08
Grave Titan - 10.20
Primeval Titan - 15.66
Garruk, Primal Hunter - 20.55
Wurmcoil Engine - 13.88
Consecrated Sphinx - 19.58
Angelic Destiny - 13.66
Sword of War and Peace - 27.99
Sword of Feast and Famine - 31.99
Phantasmal Image - 4.79
Koth of the Hammer - 16.58
Chandra’s Phoenix - 3.91
Hero of Oxid Ridge - 7.18
Hero of Bladehold - 15.66
Blade Splicer - 5.91
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon - 8.25
Lashwrithe - 3.60
Spellskite - 8.97

What’ve you been playing:

AJ: Juggernaut tribal at the Endangered event, 3-1 finish
Seb: Standard (UR aggro), Momir Basic (fun!),  RL magic draft (2-0-1), sleep and work
Keya: Magic Offline PTQ (1-2), Classic League (2-0), and random standard decks (some kind of red is personal frontrunner).


Great Show!! by apaulogy at Tue, 11/08/2011 - 14:56
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RE: OP Changes-
I have expressed my opinion about this here, and I won't beat a dead horse. I will say that I truly feel bad for non-US countries with these changes. In addition to not being able to get cost-effective invites, the fact that they States'd Nationals, there is also probably not very many SCG type secondary sales stores that can support a competitive and profitable circuit.

I work for a company where my job status is in a state of "wtf" this year. I literally got the memo that Keya mentioned, which essentially said, "Your job is changing this year. We don't know how, but you are going to be doing different things, your current position is going to be obsolete, etc".
Ultimately, they are funding a Master's degree for me that I might not even use (good use of money and time, I guess). The reason that I might not use it is because, although my old position is becoming obsolete, the new one may not even come to fruition if we can't secure grant funding to pay me once the degree is finished (education was funded through a grant, but the whole program wasn't). The uncertainty is frustrating and I don't even know if I will work for this company when the degree is finished. Now, I have better chances to find a job when it is all said and done, but I don't want that.

Point: You have to put up with this in any career, especially when the economy is taking a dump. My ability to remain level headed is important because I am able to proactively deal instead of reactively. People are willing to listen to me because I am not hyperventilating and making demands.

Basically, just go with the flow. At worst, the death of one thing breathes new life into something else...

Great show again, guys.

Keya: I need to get you back for throttling me with your Goyfs last time we did Modern testing. I'ma lookin for yuh!!

Yeah, I had a similar by gamemaster32 at Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:02
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Yeah, I had a similar situation occur about a year ago at work. Being in a public school during the state budget crisis led to me without a contract for about a month. Luckily, my job is female-dominated, so it was only a matter of time before someone turned out to be pregnant and not coming back next year, so I found a spot.

Whenever you are ready to get beat down by my Goyfs again, let me know :P

Thanks for listening!!

Funny, I went through the by oraymw at Wed, 11/09/2011 - 02:50
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Funny, I went through the same thing at my own job. But, it didn't work out so well for me, and I ended up getting laid off :( So, I went back to school to finish my degree. In any case, the point is well taken.

Oooh Jobs by apaulogy at Wed, 11/09/2011 - 12:28
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The thing that happened for me is that I found ways to automate our production. I work for a Food Bank, which is a statewide centralized donation system that functions as a food distribution center for agencies that feed people in need. I found out how to make other processes go smoother in our warehouse, and it literally did make my job somewhat obsolete.

So now they want me to do that for our whole network. They are paying for me to be a certified "Six Sigma Black Belt", which is an arbitrary way of saying "process improvement specialist". Well, the certification is about 9 credits from being a full blown Business Systems analyst. That is when the big bucks will start rolling in...

The problem is the underwriter for our company jumped ship, and now this new person is having to build a case for why we would need such a thing. I am not to worried but it is annoying going to work and having an uncertain future with the company. It kind of feels like living with an ex or someone that you are done with (like an annoying college room mate who only listens to the Grateful Dead/Phish/String Cheese Incident/*insert hippy jam band here*).