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  • posted a message on [2XM] Geist of Saint Traft and Kemba, Kha Regent— Life is Magic MTG previews
    the price tag for this product looks worse and worse when not buying in bulk, and the gambling aspect of it becomes more and more apparent.

    i think the community needs to start having serious talks after this thing gets released.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] face to face games - Treasure mage - Sundering Titan
    Sundering Titan certainly has historical value to the game. It's certainly not the most fun card, but it is very powerful and that's a big part of it. We haven't seen cards like it again and it lets the griefers do their griefing in Double Masters limited. It's like Stasis, Ensnaring Bridge, Blood Moon, etc. relics of the past and the kind of thing we'll probably never see again in new cards. It's kind of like the Sinkhole masters reprint. I don't think it's really played anywhere, but it's a good reminder of just how unfun this kind of thing is for people that didn't live through it and think maybe it wasn't so bad. It's also for the people that enjoy griefing people.


    right but it doesn't belong in a premium product.

    and lets be real, this set isn't getting drafted for dick.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Becca BLM - Blasphemous Act and Rolling Earthquake
    yawn.

    act is a great card, but no one is hurting for one nor is its price anywhere near unaffordable.

    rolling earthquake is only high in price due to scarcity. the ftv version can be had for around $12 and still sees very little play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] - Chord of Calling and Alt art
    cool i guess. great card, but we really weren't hurting for it.

    alt art kinda sucks here too.

    if the set really needed this type of effect finale of devastation should've earned that spot instead.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Maria Bartholdi - Ally filter lands
    these should've been in commander precons, but a reprint is a reprint
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Noah walker - Trinisphere and Academy Ruins
    long over due
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] face to face games - Treasure mage - Sundering Titan
    why in the **** did they reprint this thing?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Rakdoscast - Meddling mage and Vengevine
    cool... i guess... its just really hard to be excited because these things are going to fall further in price, while being sold in what will end up being a dramatically over priced booster.

    its hard not to feel like this set is our modern chronicles moment.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothetship 7/22 - wrath of God and Pre-release promo of Wrath of God
    Premium product demands premium scrutiny.

    This doesnt inspire spending money on the set.

    Wrath is a good card, its just not high value or even high demand enough to matter. Its been printed too much, and has enough alternatives for no one to actually care.

    And thats what happens when you over print.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Council's Judgment and Crop Rotation— Best Marmotte previews
    nice reprints

    hate that crop rotation alt art. i mean, its a high quality piece, it just doesn't resonate with the vibe of the card. i can't really describe why.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Emma Handy - Dark Depths, Thespian Stage and Vampire hexmage
    yeah! lets shove the entire combo into the set no one is really going to draft!

    dark depths isn't a bad include

    but this set has bull***** in its rare slots
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Reid Duke - Dark Confidant (aka bob)
    more mediocre alt art. they know people will buy it regardless because the card is strong so why put any effort into art quality at all.

    great inclusion, and what you'd expect to see in this set.

    i'm surprised they didn't reprint some hot hot garbage like underworld connections to offset it, as they seem to have done with every other decent reprint in this ultra premium product. of course its a mythic too, because we don't want too much (any) value in the rare slot, gotta keep em buying packs.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] MagicTCG (reddit) - Skithiryx, the Blight dragon and Doomed Necromancer
    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.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible Double Masters lawsuit?
    the set also isn't out yet. so nothing has actually sold. its all preorders at this point. haven't seen a store yet say a preorder isn't refundable, and some don't even require prepayment so you can just like choose not buy it.


    trying to sue because the cards you haven't bought or opened yet are a different rarity than you expected them to be, when you can just choose not buy at all, is kind of... well i don't think that holds much weight.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Wizards just confessed they misled people with VIP Boosster showcase foils
    preorder culture is a hell of a thing.
    Posted in: Magic General
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