Quote from Sheldon » The secret of this format is in not breaking it.
Quote from arrogantAxolotl »Even if Doubling Season were a problem, I'm not sure the Commander community would even want to ban the card to begin with. Doubling Season is one of the most cherished cards in the format.
Quote from Pokken »If people are sick of reading about stuff just stop taking part. You have 100% control over what you read. Simic Ascendancy isn't going to get banned just because you didn't tell someone to shut up on the internet.
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As a total sidenote I suspect very strongly that if Wizards ever opens the doors to Planeswalkers in commander somehow that it will come with a fix to Planeswalkers; Loyalty has never made sense as a Counter, and the interaction with Doubling Season and cards like Vorel, the Hull Clade are just ridiculous.
It would be far more elegant to change that rule than have to ban nonsense like Deepglow Skate for comboing with everything blue in the command zone.
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They have been not afraid to keep printing "can be your Commander" even outside of Commander specific product with the precedent set of Will Kenrith and Rowan Kenrith
I don't think they view how loyalty works as a mistake in the slightest and also the printing of Skate and that Atraxa deck seems to confirm that.
Quote from Taleran »How many Planeswalkere have they put in Commander decks at all that was not the Commander?
My count is 2 one in 2011 and a Daretti reprint in Breya.
Using what they put in these decks seems a weird way to judge how they feel about the cards imo
Quote from schweinefett »i don't really see it as a problem, really. It's a 5 mana enchantment that by itself, doesn't really do anything. compare to say aluren that usually kills the table the moment it lands.
Thing is, it doesn't warp the format, it interacts well with the general going-ons in at least my meta, it's not an auto-include to every deck that includes green, it somewhat warps what happens in-game once it's there, but by that time, it's mid-late to late game, and it's fine for games to end by that point.
I'm not really understanding the whole kerfuffle about this; is the doubling season ban-call because other players want PWs as generals? it seems like it's a lot of fuss about something that's not really in the works.
Quote from Sheldon »You're the reason we can't have nice things.
Some say it's one of the reasons why we don't have PW commanders
Quote from ryuplaneswalker »And those people have no idea what they are talking about.
Quote from Toby Elliott »I think letting all Planeswalkers be commanders ends up a net negative for the format. We probably end up having to ban Doubling Season.
Quote from arrogantAxolotl »Some say it's one of the reasons why we don't have PW commandersQuote from ryuplaneswalker »And those people have no idea what they are talking about.Oh really?
Quote from Toby Elliott »I think letting all Planeswalkers be commanders ends up a net negative for the format. We probably end up having to ban Doubling Season.This was from Toby's article on SCG a few months ago here.