Quote from Mystic_X »
Anyone who played back in the day knows the List was started due to Chronicles which was a complete disaster. Love it or hate it, it was the right decision, one which I will always support, one which saved this game, so those among you who don't like it need to acknowledge that you probably never would've even been introduced to this game without it, because it would have faded into obscurity with countless other CCGs back in the mid-late 90s.
Quote from Xcric »so many can't even comprehend why the list was created in the first place, and constantly feel all cards should be worthless.
Quote from Dank "n Derpy Gamer »Quote from Xcric »so many can't even comprehend why the list was created in the first place, and constantly feel all cards should be worthless.
Erm ... being a bit inflammatory are we? I'm sure that not wanting the RL to remain as-is, or not wanting it to remain at all, doesn't mean wanting cards to be worthless, and it's more complicated than that... otherwise, why do a lot of desirable non-RL cards hold a non-zero value?
Not to mention that it, IMO, perpetuates a false dichotomy with regards to the people who support or oppose the RL - in that, it helps perpetuate the pigeonholing of people as "having RL cards = pro-RL' not having RL = anti-RL," which is BS. Seriously, in parsing many discussions on the subject, here, on Twitter, on YouTube, and on Facebook, I've seen people:
Who have RL cards, and support abolishing the RL.Who have RL cards, and support modifying, but not completely abolishing the RL.Who have RL cards, and support leaving the RL alone.Who don't have RL cards, and support abolishing the RL.Who don't have RL cards, and support modifying, but not completely abolishing the RL.Who don't have RL cards, and support leaving the RL alone.
And of those on both the have-RL-cards, and don't-have-RL-cards sides who support abolishing the RL list, or modifying but not abolishing the RL, there are motivations besides cards being cheaper, or worthless - from concerns about counterfeiters being motivated by how the RL is now, to the health of the formats that utilize RL cards, to the design space that is eaten away from both the RL, and the "spirit of the RL" (IMO garbage) excuse used more and more it feels.
Pardon this rant, but it just pisses me off that people (BOTH the rabidly pro-RL, AND the rabidly anti-RL) pigeonhole people so dishonestly, as it creates the very venom that makes this issue so god damn contentious, and hard to engage in fruitfully.