jasta85 wrote:while remote stragulation sounds fun, realistically, being able to watch matches would be very nice, would let us check out battles between higher level people and see how they work. good way to get new ideas and such.
The only counter argument is developing strategies against that specific person durring normal play. In tournaments it doesn't matter as much, since you can not watch them in real time, but a similar strategy can be made for the person's deck assuming no changes were made. In guildwars it was an "active" metagame as a byproduct of this feature. Good or bad, it caused others to imitate the higher end players when possible without having to sacrifice their rating being matched up against them. Of course it was more useful in guildwars, since it is an active game opposed to turn based to spot where errors occurred in play instead of only evaluating the scissors and the paper style of play... Don't ask about the rock, he is too conceited and the scissors are always overpowered. :p