Quote from WarMachinePrime »Should have called this Opposite Masters as they spoil each good monetary reprint with a 25 cent piece of garbage.
Quote from Xcric »so here's my other issue with this reprint one high value card, then reprint one really low value card.
never even minding that its a premium product with a premium price tag... reprinting chaff like doomed necromancer ensures that the value of that card (and any other lower value reprint) can never, ever, climb in price. ever. the market just gets too saturated. so now you have cards that should be in the 2-3 dollar range that plummet to 25 cents and are just bulk - further solidifying that buying a booster is nothing more than a huge gamble where you either get something like skittles... or you might as well have just set fire to your cash. i don't think this is the right approach to reprints at all, even premium ones, as it devalues everything else around it to levels where you just won't bother.
which, between the pricing of packs and the lower quality inclusions, well we're seeing it with this set. the whales buy in, the rest of us walk away. which would be fine, except we also see the same things happening with standard legal sets, and supplemental products.
there needs to be a greater balance between prices. yes, wotc can't control the secondary market prices, but they can control whats reprint.
there was a time where you could trade a few lower priced rares for a higher priced one, but that hasn't really been the case in a long time because the price disparity is so huge in a lot of cases. you don't work back toward that balance by reprinting crap no one needs or wants, like doomed necromancer, or the inevitable talrand reveal. you all know its coming. god forbid that card not get a reprint.
Quote from sleeper agent 2.0 »Doomed really, really, really should have been downgraded to uncommon.