Quote from PhantomLotus »Quote from Kirblar »Yeah, Nissa spiked because no one wants to crack M15 boxes. The same will not be true of Khans- look at how Lotus Cobra just feel and fell last year.
Lotus Cobra? Surely you don't mean that card, because (a) it didn't "feel and fell" last year, and (b) it hasn't been in Standard for a few years.
Quote from Kirblar »Yeah, Nissa spiked because no one wants to crack M15 boxes. The same will not be true of Khans- look at how Lotus Cobra just feel and fell last year.
Quote from Drifting Skies »I just can't see a Standard set being able to maintain 5 non-mythics any higher than $15, and that's if the rest of the set - including every other rare and mythic in the set - is trash. Not trash as in Born of the Gods or Dragon's Maze. I mean trash as in Fallen Empires level of mediocrity.
Simply put, after the supply crunch that always seems to happen at set release (i.e. after about two months), and for as long as the set remains in print, the average value of the cards in the pack must be no higher than the typical price that dealers (read: your local game stores) pay to buy product, by the Law of Zero Arbitrage - if a store can get a positive expected rate of return from cracking packs and selling the singles, they will do so.
There will be one fetchland in every 12 packs (10 in 121, for those who want the technical nuance). Assuming that every other rare in the set is worth $0.75 on average, and every mythic is worth $2, then in 121 packs, you can expect to get 10 fetchlands, 15 mythics, and 96 "other rares", for a total value of $174, plus the value of the fetchlands. Noting that 121 packs is roughly 3.5 boxes, and stores can sell product to us at $90 a box on the low end, it stands to reason that the maximum sustainable value of fetchlands is somewhere around ((90 * 3.5) - 174 = 141) / 10 = ~$14 per fetchland.
I just don't see a way for prices to go any higher than this barring massive supply crunches.
Quote from krishnath »Quote from Kirblar »MM2. They need to announce it now.
Considering that such a product would fill the summer multiplayer slot, then no, no they do not need to announce it now. They usually announce summer multiplayer products early in the same year.
Quote from Kirblar »MM2. They need to announce it now.