Zeromagic: Now blogging in English about Magic
(Zusammenfassung auf Deutsch: Um mehr potenzielle Leser zu erreichen, blogge ich auf Zeromagic fortan auf Englisch. Oh, und das neue Ranglistensystem bedarf keines ausführlichen Kommentars von meiner Seite.)
I have decided that, from now on, I will be posting in English on Zeromagic. The reasons for this are simple: Most German readers who follow this blog are able to read English texts, but almost none of my potential Non-German readers are able to understand German. Since I no longer frequent German Magic sites or boards, most of my Magic-related communication nowadays happens on Twitter, and I already use English exclusively there for talk on this topic. If I blog about Magic, I write about what’s on my mind concerning this game, but naturally I want people who are interested in my opinions to read my posts and comment on them. Thus it makes sense to give non-Germans the opportunity to follow my Magic blog. (I am aware that my English is not perfect, but I have no doubts that it is sufficient to get my points across.) Maybe a will lose a few German readers that way who find themselves unable or unwilling to read English texts. That is unfortunate, but chances are that very few people whose opinions matter to me are not reading English Magic articles anyways. Anyways, I will make it a habit to write a short German summary at the beginning of each of my posts.
Naturally, what’s on my mind right now is the retirement of the DCI ratings system in favor of the Planeswalker Points System. However, I don’t feel that this move should even be dignified by an extensive analysis from me. So I’ll restrict myself to predicting the logical next step: Mythic rare tokens in booster packs which you can exchange for Planeswalker Points! Remember: Everything which bumps up sales and sustains the secondary market is good for Magic! (Magic, the product, this is. The quality of Magic, the game, is no longer of any consequence.) Nothing more to say about that.