Monday, July 7, 2008

SSS 06 - It begins

OK, so I have the week off (woot) and I'm doing what any red-blooded nerd would do with a ton of free time and no one looking over his shoulder...

Some people are still having trouble with the videos, so I'll go over this quickly here.

1) The videos below are terrible quality. Sorry about that, but the streaming versions are garbage and I haven't found a decent video host for the streaming versions yet. They are blocky, but they are only for a quick and dirty viewing or if you just want the audio.

2) The download link below each video is what you want if you want to be able to really see the text, pictures, and all that. Its an AVI with the video in the DivX format. DivX is the compression codec that tells the computer how to decode the video information. Its a fairly common codec and most people have it installed on their computers. If you download the file and aren't seeing an image, chances are you need this installed on your computer. Chances are also good you don't pirate movies or watch porn either.

You can find the codec on the DivX site here or you can use an alternative open source version called XviD from here. Both should work.

I have to do this to keep the file size down. For example SSS 06 - Draft would be 24 Gigs uncompressed, but is only 32 Megs compressed. DivX does the best job of getting a small file size without losing quality.


Allright, enough jibber-jabber... lets get down to business.

Draft


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Going to be a brief as I want to get back to drafting, but I think this draft went well. The last minute switch to Green payed off as the last pack was bereft of options for U/W. The hybridy nature of the deck made the mana ratios a bit more interesting than usual, but I think I ended up with the right amounts.

Round 1


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Not much to say here, an army of 1/1s can get the job done if you use them right. My opponent did not.

Round 2


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Sorry about the long dead spots, I can't pause because it screws up my sound. I finally got to play the Folio and confirmed my suspicions... its terrible. Seedcradle Witch on the other hand is awesome and wins me both these games.

I split in the finals against the guy I suspect has the 2x Redcaps and Jaws of Stone, but he tells me later he only got the Jaws.

1 comment:

Chet said...

Draft 6:

1-8: "I'm going to try to take as low of a curve as possible" then you take a 5 drop which is only marginal over a combat trick. imo this was a bad pick

1-12: Hate the Ember Gale

Pack 2: Turn to Mist over Last Breath automatic