Hello, Nexites. No doubt you have noticed the repeated downtime issues we’ve been experiencing over the last few months. I’m happy to report that we’ve just finished switching to a new server, which should mean the end of them. As it turns out, we were breaching the terms of service of our old server with traffic volume, which is sort of both a good and bad problem to have. In any case, our new setup should avoid this restriction and let us focus on bringing you the Modern content you’ve come to expect. It also frees me up to work more concertedly on some new features in the works.
Moving forward, we have some exciting new content coming to the site. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the videos Ryland Taliaferro has made for us yet, there will plenty more opportunities soon enough. He’ll be writing/recording for us twice per month, bringing you his insights as he pilots a variety of decks through MTGO leagues. We also have a new author coming on, Andrew Dang—I’ll let him introduce himself in his first article in a week or two.
Regarding the giant elephant in the room: the metagame updates. No, they’re not gone forever. No, I also can’t keep doing them as I did before. Basically, the time commitment was way too high. One of the things I’ve been working on for the past few months (which was derailed by all the server crashes) was to automate the data entry process. I’m close to rolling out a weekly update of the database, so you’ll be able to track how the meta evolves on a regular basis. These updates will, of course, use the rigorous methodology and careful deck typology Nexus has become known for. I plan to augment them with monthly discussions of metagame changes, but the new articles will be less comprehensive than before, simply highlighting the changes I believe are most notable or interesting.
Thanks for sticking with us recently as we’ve waded through the mud. I hope you’ll join us for these new contributions and others as we keep building Modern Nexus.
Editor in Chief