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Despite Faeria’s friendly community, attractive European accents, and almost Candian manners, but after weeks of playing you stumble into a bloody American on your enjoyable climb up the ladder. He spams emotes, and as you struggle through the thousands of dollars he spent making a full mythic deck, you find him at your orb with a one turn lethal: “Greetings”. Oh, now he answers your attempt at being friendly 10 minutes ago. “Well Played” you respond, being the good sport that you are. You alt+ctrl+tab to finish that job application, and coming back around to Faeria, you find that it’s your turn. IMPOSSIBLE! There’s no way the American missed that line. No, he used all his cards because he could. Sighing, you surrender. How can someone enjoy themseles playing like that? I’m glad you asked, you’ve come to the right place.
The Difference Between Having BM and Being a Kid
Not everybody can have BM and be mature at the same time, that stuff takes training. Many people pretend to have mastered BM, but really they act like 10 year olds claiming to be cool. When you act like a kid, you are denying yourself all the fun to be had by being in-your face and insulting. Yes being a kid annoy people, but true satisfaction comes from being able to BM with authority, and for that you have to be good at the game. Below I list the top 3 differences from BM and childish behavior.
1. Whining about Losing
If you are a true master at BM, you will never be in a losing position in a game. You will never need to whine because you spent $$$, and clearly $$$ makes you win every game.
2. Spamming Emotes
Even when BMing, emotes still mean different things from each other. 10 year olds spam these because they have the advantage in that Faeria’s emotes all can have negative connotations. However, reaching the rank of Senpai BM means knowing the right times to use emotes, as different emotes have different ways of tilting the opponent.
Stalling is funny, but it also wastes your time too! Kids will stall when they are about to lose (which a true BMmer would never do), and also because their rich parents don’t care how their 10 year old wastes their time. Mature Trolls still have jobs to deal with, and thus value time much more. Disconnecting and turn stalling strategically helps make it so that it looks like you have a hard line to play out, and dish out something really awesome and blatently obvious. However, there are better ways to BM and having good BM means understanding that time is a resource. Don’t forget to tag on that “Well Played” after your great play though(and it truly has to be a great play).
Nuances of BM
Typically, this should be used when you have creatures ready to smack the opponent’s orb. However, don’t do this with a 1/1 or someother insignificant threat. Actually pose a threat, and have a way to smack the orb. Be ready for any taunts and make good on your word! You don’t want them to be disappointed that your greetings was a false call now do you?
You Will Not Survive
People who spam this from the beginning are 10 year olds. People who do this before they win are honorable opponents who don’t want to catch you off guard. People who use this before pulling off a combo, or a one turn lethal have BM. The key is that you won’t kill them them. Use it to make them sweat. Even better, do it when they expect not to live. Generally, this emote doesn’t contribute to BM and for some reason guides tend to do overemphasize this emote. You are a BM god who wins every game. It simply statess the truth and does little to tilt those who know it.
Clearly, this emote was created to tell your opponents about your great combos, and not for your opponent to make them feel better for not spending $$$ so they can actually hope to beat you. Some people don’t understand that, so try to use this emote on your turn to avoid having your opponent think you were praising them. In general, don’t use it better the finishing blow.
That Was a Mistake
Again, there’s a misconception that when you make a mistake, you emote. No! You must use this to highlight your opponent’s stupidity for not having a grasp on the mechanics like you do.
No one ever uses this emote. I bet the developers got paid ad money by some company called “Amazing”. Moving on.
50% of people hate it when you show your full hand and play a great combo you didn’t need to do to finish the game. 50% of people love it when you parade around with the finishing blow because the $$$ you spent on this game will allow you to make combos they would otherwise never see. Therefore, 50% of the time you do random stuff even though you have 1 hit win it’s BM. Typically, parading your hand to establish doinance and enforcing the idea that they had no hope from turn 1 is in the vein of BM, so I recommend it.
Remember, Faeria is a game. Play it the way you would have fun! If BM is part of your enjoyment, be considerate of others. There is more than one way to have fun. It wouldn’t hurt to try to be nice once in a while, who knows? Maybe being nice can help you enjoy the game even more!