My day started off at 5.30 a.m. as I was money-minded to wake up early enough to catch paid posts. Then, breakfast and bath and went out at 7.30 a.m. to take public transportation to Midvalley. I reached my destination around 8.35 a.m. , 25 minutes before the first session started.
Went around selling my cards to players and found quite some buyers. Many people were interested in my cards, which some were already reserved for my friends in Penang and Ipoh. Some of them offered a much higher price for them and I just can't say no to the money, thus I sold some off.
Then the first session started. Having made my own Morningtide Spoiler list, I knew what to expect when I crack those pack. Despite the many class type mechanics being utilized, it is difficult to actually combine them to make a solid theme for your Sealed Deck. Most of the time, it is the colors that is the most important. It is almost impossible of winning using only 1 class type though race might still work.
I had Immaculate Magistrates in my card pool for both sessions and I was utilizing them. Despite the fact that it's a 4 mana for 2/2, every turn he can pump extra +1/+1 to others or himself makes him very reliable. Even if you don't have much elves in your deck, as long as you're in green, you should play him.
My first session's card pool wasn't really solid. The tribes and classes were all very scattered. I made a G/R/b deck where I have the theme of Elves, Goblins and Warriors. I had too many 5th drops but thankfully I had Scapeshift, an extremely useful land thinner and color fixer. Scapeshift saved my day once by pulling out all my lands from my deck, and the other time I used it, I sacrificed 7 lands, pulled out another 7 to leave my library containing only 3 lands left. I thought I was going to draw spells each turn, but to my horror, I drew those last 3 lands consecutively! That was a nightmare. Lol.
Second session was much better. Once again, the class mechanics failed to dominate my card pool. However, the colors and tribe interaction this time is somewhat more convincing. Having cards like Incremental Growth, Meadowboon and Swell of Courage makes me want to run more and more creatures. When I see that I actually have Marsh Flitter, Ambassador Oak and Cloudgoat Ranger, I can no longer hold my excitement for the 'Overrun' theme. Indeed, I won all 4 games in the second session.
When the sessions were running, once I finished my game, I continued off to sell my cards. Unfortunately, my sales weren't as good as what I expected. At the end of the day, I sold off all my cards to a shop which had a booth during the Pre-Release. The prices offered were much lower than my discounted price. I had to bite the bullet and settle for less since I am not going back there the next day.
But I did what I came to do. I sold off my cards, and got my cash. That was the day I had the most cash in my entire life! I quickly made haste to the nearest Maybank outlet to cash deposit them into my account as I was worried if I'm going to be robbed at the wrong time.
It would sucks to be him
Upon reaching home around 9 p.m. Zach and I dined at a local Thai restaurant called OM which I would most likely make an independent post about it soon. After that, we went DotA till after midnight, which made me realized that I had been out of the house for 18 hours consecutively. Whoa~ Once I reached home, I took a bath and straight to my bed. One of the finest sleep I ever had in days.
That's my Morningtide Report.