My Doomsday Data for 2022
- on Jan 01, 2023
Something broke Magic Online's deck reporting for the end of the year. So instead of those files, I'll go over my own data.
I log every match of Doomsday I play. I started following the Vintage Data Project's deck names this year. I had to recategorize some old data, but it looks better in the end.
If you catch me in one of my ""moods"", you can hear me claim to be the "Worst Vintage Doomsday Player". True, or not, I'm generally unhappy with my results. While it's true that my results are less than great, at least I'm trying?
It's weird that I played 592 less games this past year. That's 233 less matches. I suppose I am afraid of playing Magic. Losing brings back some sort of past trauma that I can't quite identify. It's silly, but it's also real. There's this tightening in my chest. This feeling that I'm going to lose everything good that I have. Which is why I keep playing Magic. Because I do I have fun. And analyzing these feelings is only one way to get through them.
Match Win Rate is still negative, but better than 2021. Game Win Rate cracked ever so little into the positive. I suppose one thing to do in 2023 is play more matches of Doomsday. I often think I cannot if I am not recording or streaming. And that's bullshit. I'm not going to improve at a skill by not doing it. See my game dev projects.
Seven of the months had 50% or better. That's okay, I suppose. The bad months got bad, though. October was not a good time. At least I was able to pull up in the end of the year. The oncoming of Mono White brought new challenges, but my winrate versus it is not that bad.
I had freelance work in February and March, but I'm not sure why June was so low. October I know I focused a bit on Legacy Doomsday as well, but a lot of the time the idea of playing Magic scared me.
Grixis/Esper Tinker, Breach, Lurrus DRS, PO, Aggro Shops and RUG made up the majority of my worst matches. It would not surprise me if I overside for these matchups. I know there is something scary about these decks to me. I assume part of the problem is trying to not lose instead of trying to win.
Going 50% against Doomsday makes me feel good, to be honest.
I cannot seem to pinpoint anything in my good matchups. It's not that there is less stack play. It's not that there is no sideboarding to consider. So what makes the differences there?
That is why I am stuck as a Vintage Doomsday player at the moment. I am unsure of what I am doing right and wrong. So I cannot gain much value out of my misplays. I don't see them. I also get nothing out of my wins. They feel like dumb luck.
I am going to try to do more leagues this year. I'm also going to try to post more mulligan questions to see if I can spark some discussion. But that comes to the problem I have felt in the community. People don't want to talk about Doomsday. They call it the Bad Guy. The deck that "always has it". Or I'm an asshole and no one wants to talk to me.
Fixing that might be the bigger goal of this year.
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