It has only been a week, but the response Mana Deprived has received since its creation is making me very optimistic about its potential success. Nationals Qualifiers took place this weekend and that’s why, unlike other sites, we decided to focus all our energy on Standard. With GP Washington coming up, the point of focus will remain the same as we try to crack the format that is otherwise known as Type 2. However, there is a small change that I feel I need to apply to this site.
Schedule of Posts
Posts will no longer be published at midnight EST. The reason I originally decided to publish them at midnight was because sites like StarCityGames and ChannelFireball were doing exactly that. There were many reasons why copying this practice turned out to be a bad idea. I was editing late into the night when I had to go to work early the next day. I set up my posts so that they were automatically shared on Facebook and Twitter, but at midnight, no one was online to care, so the notifications got lost in the mix. From now on, posts will be published not at midnight, but at noon EST.
What Lies Ahead?
Tom “Shakes” Cheung (1st) and Kenny “Billy Moreno” Fung (9th) from Team Chex both got invites to Nationals this weekend. Since I am the captain of this team, you can fully expect some sort of report from these two fine gentlemen sometime this week. In fact, Shakes’ report has already been submitted to me and it will be published right here on Mana Deprived in 12 hours. If you are curious about how Mythic Conscription took down the whole damn thing, this is absolutely where you will need to be.
Until next time,