I want to preface this post by saying, although I am here to offer news, tips, & other information. This is my personal blog and from time to time, I’ll post about my experiences playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. I feel posts like this one will be beneficial and hopefully make you more aware while playing SOTMK.
In my experience thus far playing SOTMK, I’ve come to the realization that this game brings out the absolute worst in people. The scamming and selfishness that comes with collecting all of the cards is unreal. The things people will do or say to accumulate cards are absolutely shameful. A couple of things today really upset me, earlier in the day I ran across a guy and his son who asked me if I had any duplicates for trade, I said “sure do” and asked him what he needed. He rattled off some numbers, and proceeded to give me some sob story how today was their last day and they’re so close to finishing a set, blah, blah, blah. When it was all said and done, he only had 2 cards to give me and since I have so many extras I didn’t care what I got for them I gave him the 5 he wanted. About 3 hours later he was 2 people ahead of me at a portal in Adventureland. I overheard him talking with a couple who was admiring his collection of cards, and they asked him how he had so many. He then goes on to tell them that he lives nearby and has an annual pass, so he can visit whenever he wants. I thought to myself, wow what a scumbag. I let him finish his turn and as he walked past me I said to him with a smirk “I thought today was your last day?” He looked as if he saw a ghost as I was the last person he expected to see. I just shook my head as he stuttered away giving me some fake apology.
When I first started the day in Frontierland I was chatting with someone about how sickening it is that adults are ripping off kids when trading cards. They agreed with me and went on to say how terrible this game has become, 3 portals later I saw that same person offering a common card in exchange for a rare to a kid that barely spoke any english. The family had absolutely no idea of what any of the cards meant and before I could say anything, another parent stepped in and vetoed the trade. I was really happy to see that. It’s just disgusting what some people will do. You need these cards that badly, that you’re willing cheat out kids?
The last thing I’m going to complain about today is how pushy people have become. Now I am not picky when it comes to trading, but when someone else tells you that they don’t have doubles of a card and they’re not interested in a trade quit asking them for it. This one in particular woman looked like an absolute psychopath when she kept badgering someone to trade her a card they only had one of. They don’t want your 3 commons for it, and lady you’re not giving them a “great deal” as you were advertising it. Control yourself you look like a maniac.
Now not everyone who plays the game frequently are scheming, lying, conniving, dirtbags. There are some really cool people out there who are willing to help and give you advice while playing. Just be careful, keep your eyes and ears open.