Okay, so perhaps the title of this post is a little aggressive, but it’s about getting some of the M:tG Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 could this name be any longer to type online badges, which meant *gasp* having to play with other people, something that I’ve worked very hard to avoid ever since I quit playing WoW because of all the
idiots, um, jackasses, er… delightful younger players who were considerate and fun to play with sexist dickheads who probably hadn’t made it all the way through puberty yet.
Anyhow, I figured, hey, may as well knock out some online badges, because they’re pretty easy, and then I would have fuel for another blog, which I’m sure that you’ve been waiting to read. I opted for a two-headed giant game, which is where there are two people to a team, and they each play their hands at the same time (except that the game can only handle doing one thing at a time and because it’s slow, sometimes that means you’re just waiting for it to go through the process of moving the card, making it shiny, and lying it down on the battleground).
So I log into the first game, and I end up with a partner with a green deck (it’s not that I don’t like green decks, but… there’s just something about the people who regularly play them… all those squirrels and elves and plants and… meh. Too many bad memories of being overrun by an army of squirrels and dealing with bad players.) Okay, so that in and of itself wasn’t bad. The problem was that he consistently misclicked and ended up killing my creatures. Or killing creatures that I’d already made useless via enchantments when there were other creatures available. It’s like… wake up and smell the burning forest already, am I right?
Anyhow, after this guy eventually just times out (yay)… I got another game, with a partner with a green deck, except this one actually knew how to play it, and we mopped the floor with the competition, which were playing blue and black (I think– I don’t really remember, as it was over fairly quickly). I used my soldier deck and my partner made sure that they couldn’t take out any of my little dudes– a very nice combo indeed.
Here’s what I walked away with:
I’m not really sure why there are different badges for Last Mage Standing and Two-Headed Giant, but, in short, being on the team that wins a single Two-Headed Giant game will score you these three badges. Now I should be able to go back to playing with myself for a while. Wait. That doesn’t sound right.