Monday, May 25, 2015


I love goals.

I love having something to work towards.

That being said, I've come up with some goals so I uhh work towards them. I split them into short, long, and stretch goals. The short-term goals are one month in length. One month is the most logical time frame on Magic Online since the MOCS takes a month as well. The long-term goals are 3-6 months in length. There's not a particular deadline for some of them, but that seems fair. Lastly, the stretch goals have no time-frame. I don't even know if I'll be able to do them, hence they're called stretch goals.

Short-Term Goals

Qualify for Modern Festival
     I'm super excited for the modern festival. I know I have no business winning it; there are so many good modern players. But I am looking forward to the level of competiton that the Modern Festival will bring, and I think Qualifying for the main event is an achievable goal.

15 QPs this month
     The MOCS is modern this month. Modern Festival prelims give out QPs, and I'd expect a lot more 8-mans to fire than normal because of the festival. I've never got 15 before in a month, and this one might be stretch too, but we'll give it a go.

Reduce Mistakes per Game
    I've started tracking mistakes per game, which includes times when I don't know what the right decision is. I'm looking to reduce these, and at the end of the month we can look at a graph. Should be cool (not).

Win 8-Man Queue
     Always a bridesmaid. I've never won one. I've got second numerous times. This month is the one where I'm going to win one. It'll be tough to get 15 QPs without winning a couple anyway.

Long-Term Goals

Get 35 QPs in One Month
    I'd love to qualify for the MOCS main event one month. Obviously this month being modern would be ideal, but I couldn't imagine that happening with my current level of skill with the deck. This one we'll come back to in a year if I haven't done it.

Understand Deck Better
     Typically, I don't like to set goals for things that are difficult to quantify, but for this I'll make an exception. Before the banning of Dig Through Time I really felt like I had mastered Scapeshift. I could see every line, and won way more than I had ever before. It felt like I was in control. I want to revisit this in 3 month and see how I feel.

Manage Budget & Time
    I have an addictive personality. Thank my dad for that. A lot of the time when I like something, I go WAY overboard on that thing. I'm going to do my best to maintain a balanced life, and not overspend on Magic. We'll come back to this in 3 months.

1800 Constructed MTGO Rating
    I'm kind of obsessed with the rating system. When I first started MTGO I was playing standard Burn and had a poor 1550 rating. Now, after a year or so, I'm up to 1695. As much as it's just a number, it really does represent where you are in the tiers of players. In 6 months, I'd like to be firmly in the 1800s.

Stretch Goals

Qualify for PT
    I'm not a fool. I'm nowhere near Pro Tour quality at the moment. And specializing in a format like Modern doesn't lend itself for PT qualification. But I would like to try to qualify for an online PTQ through the PPTQ system. But they are expensive, and modern ones don't come up very often.

Master Deck/Format
    This ties in with the Understand Deck Better goal, but is just pushed further. I want to feel like I'm one of the best pilots of the deck. I also want to feel like I contribute something to the format.

1900 Rating
    This one is going to be hard. The best players are 1900+ and that's where I want to be. On a platform as competitive as MTGO, winning at this rate (I think ~65%) will be hard. But I guess that's why it's a stretch goal.

So that's it. That's what I'm going to be working on.

I'm also thinking about streaming, but I'm not sure about that yet.

Thanks for reading!
- Chris

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