Post by mayandisaster on Oct 5, 2013 5:37:10 GMT -5
i wanted to get your opinion on something that happened to me in a daily.
both at 2-0. i was on UB trinket, against a particular grindy matchup.
the games dragged out but we got to a position where we were going into game 3 and i had about 5 mins and he had about 9 mins. i'd already made a number of mistakes because of focusing on the time, but i eventually got into a position where he was topdecking and all i had to do was beat face with a trinket mage and lifestaff. had about 50 seconds on the clock.
he topdecks an obsidian acolyte and begins putting its ability on the stack using all his mana when i went to search for lands with evolving wilds, during my upkeep etc.
anyway, because of it i got frustrated, missed an attack step, and eventually timed out. i can't say for certain how much time it cost me or if it even mattered, or if it was my own fault, but i had the win in hand with two sign in bloods and even on board, i just needed a few extra seconds.
i was wondering if you think of this. if i had timed out naturally i wouldn't be upset but i can't help but feel a little cheated. is this reasonable?
clock is a resource, you are allowed to attack it in mtgo in my opinion.
I agree with this. When playing Trinket, I try to always be ahead of my opponent on the clock as a substantial (2-3%) of my wins come from clocking other control decks and grindy matchups. I have only lost in a tournament by clock once, to Newplan playing MUC. MUC is a very easy matchup for Trinket, unless you allow yourself to time out.
Use F6 and yields profusely as you do not need to counter anything