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But man, seeing the HEAVY ravages already done with KALDHEIM (KOMA and TOSKI got turned?! OOP... ) and KAMIGAWA? My goodness... if they are really ending the New Phyrexians in MOM my curiosity has been pumped more on wanting to see how this will end.
Boseiju being destroyed was hurtful. That tree was there since before Bolas, no?
It makes me very sad. A lot of the planes are old enough that their characters have told their stories, but places like modern Kamigawa, Strixhaven, etc, so many characters, settings, and designs only showed up recently and is turned to ash. It's a huge waste.
And I agree with you on the intention behind all these destructions. They want to move away from perpetual characters like planeswalkers because modern writers aren't very good at adding character depth and remembering all the histories, so they let interesting characters have a chance of showing up anywhere, rather than just in the world they're in. They just have to focus on writing stories where the set takes place, THEN add any character who's useful to the plot. A very easy, convenient way to do storytelling, also very lazy.
I hate it.
As for the stories today, of course I was overjoyed to see Strixhaven and the team again, at the same time saddened by what happened to some of the characters; they were taken before their time. Dina is lovable as always, and I'm glad to see Killian has more interactions with his dad other than stereotypical "strict father" troupe. Quint's spark was expected, but it kinda took away his reason to stay on Arcavios, which broke the team dynamic I enjoy. I think Quint is gonna replace Tamiyo as the storyteller walker?
Ikoria characters are boring as usual, but at least Jirina did something interesting at the end. Lukka came and gone underutilized. What a waste.