Young player appreciation post
I was once young but now I am old. I have brought a new life into this world and learned some humility. And as I see the ages of the new up and coming vintage players on mtgo, I have developed a newfound respect for young players. Young players are always going to be better than us old heads because they’re more motivated with something to prove and they’ve got all the time in the world. I was best at magic when I was about 16 years old. The nostalgia I have for premodern and old school formats is really just the desire to be young again... to be back in the drivers seat of developing the latest tech or archetypes.
My hats off to you young players. You’ve got this. Always have. Always will.
One of the successful Magic Online players is younger than my Vintage career. They’re 15 and I’ve been at this since the StarCity days. Like baseball, the old men need to mentor the new guard rather than be bitter that we can’t play at their level anymore.