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  • posted a message on Are that many people really spending money on this game?
    while i think arena is cheaper to build a deck, i think people leave out some other factors.

    when u buy ur deck in paper, u also have the chance to sell the cards. for less, for more, that depends on many factors. but say i buy a deck today, play with it and than sell it, i basically was able to play for free. u cant sell ur cards on arena.

    second, while u have to invest alot to get started in paper, i think there is a real payoff. with the deck i build i win tournaments, there i get prices, especially those nice showdown boosters. those are cards i can sell for real money, so i have some return on my investment. again, on arena u cant sell ur price cards.

    so i think for some people arena is kind of cheaper, especially to those that dont play tournaments or have a store with bad payouts. but i wouldnt compare it directly to just the purchase of real cards, since there are so many differences between these 2 platforms.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on No More MSRP
    i think this is just a consequence on the feedback they got from the high ultimate masters msrp

    "uh, people critize us for the increased msrp"
    "just dont announce any more msrp"

    problem solved
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR] The silence is starting to get deafening
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    i doubt paper makes more money than digital, at least right now

    the developement of cards costs pretty much the same
    the difference is the maintanance and development of the digital plattform versus the all the production and distribution network you need for the paper game.
    you also have to share the income with distributors and stores while on digital u could own the platform and take all earnings for urself.
    the advantage of digital would also be, that it is far more easier to reach new customers, especially with a kind of free to play way.

    so the digital potential is far far higher than the paper game. ofc magic would lose all his character and flavor, it would still be the evolution of things. many things disappear or reshape and you either ajust or dont. the question is, will hasbro stay with this game to its roots or does it only care about costs and income and goes the next step? if i were a cold hearted manager, i would say probably say bye bye to paper. (ofc after evaluation, for example people in paper are more likely to be loyal to the game for many many years, while in digital people might lose interest after a few years, i would wait with an evaluation about this before i decide)


    It's not mobile, so full digital is out, regardless of the level of "corporate greed" involved.

    And unless they're going to massively change the current model of Arena, there's not a whole lot of incentive to actually spend money on it. You get a ton of free packs and cards just for the lowest level of play. Is it making money? Sure, but if they just outright killed paper and went full digital, I doubt enough people would make the jump to offset the profit lost from paper magic.


    But you got to remember though people have more paper cards than digital

    And you made a error already there’s no commander/modern/legacy/vintage support in arena only limited and standard and also you got to start again on making a collection because you can’t just scan your physical copy to digital versions of games that’s the problem with another program that does support commander and offical you have to buy the cards that you already own and can’t just scan to show you have them

    It would be unfair to player who prefer paper rather than digital


    fair and unfair ? why would a company like them care for that ?
    implementing commander in arena is no problem, they already have singleton. its just without the old cards. but they can implement them if the want. they just sell what they want and people play with what they get. it is not like people go "oh i have this commander deck in paper, i wanna play the same deck on arena".
    and for vintage and legacy, i mean those cards get hardly and reprints and you can still play legacy and vintage as it is, even if they stop printing new cards.

    if hasbro or wizards wants to end the card game, cause it is not as profitable than the online game, they could do so without big issues. sure, some people will be upset, but do they care when they leave that market ???
    the only risk they take by going online is, that it wouldnt necessary be such a longterm success like the card game and that is the one and only real reason why u dont abbandon the paper game, it kind of supports the online game, cause people can "train" online for the real game.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Rise of the Gatewatch
    its not just chandra that looks bad, i think all characters look odd.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR] The silence is starting to get deafening
    i doubt paper makes more money than digital, at least right now

    the developement of cards costs pretty much the same
    the difference is the maintanance and development of the digital plattform versus the all the production and distribution network you need for the paper game.
    you also have to share the income with distributors and stores while on digital u could own the platform and take all earnings for urself.
    the advantage of digital would also be, that it is far more easier to reach new customers, especially with a kind of free to play way.

    so the digital potential is far far higher than the paper game. ofc magic would lose all his character and flavor, it would still be the evolution of things. many things disappear or reshape and you either ajust or dont. the question is, will hasbro stay with this game to its roots or does it only care about costs and income and goes the next step? if i were a cold hearted manager, i would say probably say bye bye to paper. (ofc after evaluation, for example people in paper are more likely to be loyal to the game for many many years, while in digital people might lose interest after a few years, i would wait with an evaluation about this before i decide)
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on No More MSRP
    i think prices will be even more volatile now
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on No More MSRP
    is it cause people were outraged on the ultimate masters msrp ?

    now they can just increase the prices and blame distributors ? or will the distributors use the intransparency to increase the prices as well ? i mean it is what they already do. best example are commander products, where favorite commanders had higher prices, even above msrp. while i understood that online, i was allways disappointed if stores did that. cause they sold the less popular commander decks not under msrp but at msrp and the others just above. thats when u feel uncomfortable as a customer and i refuse to buy products there.

    in my opinion the msrp for magic products and the current quality was way to high. i have the bad feeling getting rid of msrp is to put more fog on this issue instead of solving problems.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark Image - Gideon with Blackblade from Dominaria
    Quote from scottjhebert »
    Are we sure that this is from War of the Spark and not Dominaria? I mean, the most important thing here is this is from WAR is not that Gideon is wielding the Blackblade but that Liliana is fighting alongside him. This would imply either that Gideon turns on the Gatewatch or that Liliana turns on Bolas.


    yes it is war of the sparks. this is already the art they use on the backside of tokencards in ravnica allegiance teasing war of the sparks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Challenger Decks 2019
    Quote from Cainsson »
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    the previous challenger decks were a great product with 4 meta relevant decks.
    since i Ajani's Pridemate was confirmed, i wonder what deck he will be in that is meta relevant. never saw him in any list of any decent tournament, nor in my own standard games. i know he was in a kind of starter deck online, but that cant count, or ?

    are they downgrading the challenger decks ? the last ones were well designed and playable right out of the box. i fear a white weenie deck with a pridemate wont be able to hold up to the previous challenger decks
    It's gonna be the BO1 Mono White aggro deck that was winning in Arena before RNA.


    but who would want to buy one as card game ?
    the purpose of the product was to be able to play right out of the box with these in a tournament and have real chances with space to improve the deck
    if they do this, its kind of telling the people "you could as well buy a planeswalker deck and still have the same chances"
    i remember one fnm, where we were just 14 people, one bought the mardu challenger deck and got placed 2nd. it wasnt the high end version of the deck, but it could run well, it could give u the same tools. ajanis pridemate is not competitive in my eyes
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Challenger Decks 2019
    the previous challenger decks were a great product with 4 meta relevant decks.
    since i Ajani's Pridemate was confirmed, i wonder what deck he will be in that is meta relevant. never saw him in any list of any decent tournament, nor in my own standard games. i know he was in a kind of starter deck online, but that cant count, or ?

    are they downgrading the challenger decks ? the last ones were well designed and playable right out of the box. i fear a white weenie deck with a pridemate wont be able to hold up to the previous challenger decks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR] The silence is starting to get deafening
    i am not sure if it is me not being that much interested anymore or if it is really bad marketing by wizards that i do not realize anymore what they do

    while i can understand, that they reduce the time of spoilers before a new set comes out to just not sabotage the current set (cause people might wait for the new set and stop buying stuff), i cant understand that they even reduce the hold up the hype for a current set.

    it feels like they spit out product after product without any love for it. once its out they dont care. and since they release so many products now, they dont take their time to build up hype for certain products.

    right now i think the marketing of wizards does a bad job. bad job in keeping the people interested in the game, loving the game, enjoying the game. all they do is half hearted stuff or even bad stuff (i still hate that the paper game lost their nationals in favor of the online game... same game, 2 different platforms, man was i disappointed)

    in the past i follwed the story, and i think it used to be easier to do so. the webpage lost usability in my eyes. but the storyline was part for me on building up the hype. it was me wanting to see it in cards or understand the purpose of cards.

    the only good thing on wizards is, that they constantly change, so there is chance, change might happen for the better in the future
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on New Judge foils: Rhystic Study and Food Chain
    Quote from Nylon »
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    so how often do judges get these ? just once when they are released or do they get multiple opportunities ?

    wanna know if those that are out now is the limit of available cards or if more can be expected to get out
    Two new promo cards are released four times a year. Each judge pack contains four cards: two cards from the current wave and two cards from the previous wave. So each card gets two opportunities. For example, the packs from the previous wave contained Teferi's Protection, Lord of Atlantis, Vampiric Tutor and Nin, the Pain Artist. The current promo packs contain Rhystic Study, Food Chain, Teferi's Protection and Lord of Atlantis. The packs from the next wave will likely contain Rhystic Study, Food Chain and two unknown cards.


    thank you very much for that information Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cavern of Souls Fake or Real
    i am not an expert, just stating my obervation


    but the clearest difference to me can be seen in the set symbol
    one was printed together with the rest and the other one seems to be printed after the rest (where i think thats the original, right ? since i doubt a counterfiter would invest in a more complex printing process)

    but i think u should wait for an opinion of a more qualified person
    Posted in: Card Authentication
  • posted a message on The Rock
    i am thinking about adding wrench mind which could allow me to go for bitterblossom & Vraska, Golgari Queen

    would make me a little slower but more disruptive to hands and gives me better tools vs midrange/control decks

    any opinions on that ?
    Posted in: Midrange
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