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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
    A whale collects and doesnt play or plays modo/arena where are always player.. At this point papermagic is a collectors item first and a game second. Have you ever checked baseball cards or stamps


    I was "cracking" packs of baseball and football cards maybe before you were born in the mid to late 70's. Also dabbled in coin and stamps as well but they didn't hold my interest long. Still am sitting on lots of cards that spiked in value in the 90's then tanked after they did what WotC is doing right now. I've seen this before, its happening again. I am a player of Magic first, a collector second. Lots of whales that play out there to flaunt their collections. Hey its their money. It doesn't mean I have to like it though.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
    In my pov they do good buisness rn. Ofc it upsets the poor, but they will spend less in their lifetime than whale in a week, so who cares?


    Until the low end and middle section consumers outright quit buying and the whales can't peddle or play with anyone but themselves and the whole game collapses on itself as the whales grow bored and find something else. So yeah, the whole 80 to 90 percent of general playership cares about this if they are truly paying attention.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Classic short term vs. long term planning. It will catch up to Hasbro/WotC sooner than later. Pretty soon the whales will get full enough, take their money elsewhere and the whole thing will collapse. Maybe then we can reclaim the game via an ownership that is driven by fans and a playerbase. I'd like to also bring up that if you buy 100 packs either sealed or the singles from this set you are part of the problem, not the solution.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Scariest part is "Out of Stock". Yep 100 dollar boosters sold out. Push the envelope again next round 200 dollar boosters, 1000 dollar boosters, 50,000 dollar boosters. Again why the hell not? Morons are evidently buying these.

    Commander legends better not be above $10 a pack when it’s release (there’s a foil in all the packs is where the worry comes in)


    Don't worry, they will be. They are going to milk Commander players as hard as they can. And Commander players will gripe as they buy it all up.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Dragoon91 »
    Well well, what do we have here? Hang on to your seats, for the low low price of $92,5 each, you can get 4 VIP boosters!
    Fancy a draft, anyone?


    100 dollar boosters? Why the hell not? Sanity has left town.

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
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    Quote from xaltair »
    If the packs are more than $15/pack I don't see this set selling too many boxes or packs any time soon. We are in a global recession but Wizards are ramping up the products this year instead of scaling down, between Core 21, Secret Lair drops, Double Masters and we just had Ikoria come out that's about 4 new sets of cards in just 3 months, let's not forget Jumpstart, whenever that will come out.


    Funny enough with box’s at 300 that actually makes packs about 12.5 when a single one is 16 so it's better to get a box as crazy as it sounds


    Crazy??? Its always been that way. Individual booster price is always better when you buy a box over individual packs. Now I can understand if someone doesn't have 300 bucks to pop down on a BB. The problem is a BB shouldn't be 300 bucks for just 24 packs. Catering to whales is going to catch up to WotC and Hasbro faster than they think.


    I'm a math master dude I know it's overpriced regardless box or individual (and I'm aware you could just be messing with me as well by the way)

    I'm just saying you would have paid 12.5 per pack vs the 16 both prices are still obnoxious per pack since you can see
    (of coarse we still don’t know what's in this yet)


    Try not to get upset, I was just questioning your "crazy" comment. Anyone who has ever bought anything has figured out that you pay less per unit if you buy in bulk. It never sounds crazy to save per unit when you buy in bulk. And it has always been that way for Magic boosters, unless you were being sarcastic (remember the interwebz doesn't pass along that sarcasm). And I agree 100% that even at $12 per pack the price as you say IS obnoxious. WotC isn't going to make this chock full of high dollar reprints at Rare, we know it. Wishful thinking for high value at this point is the extreme not the norm. This set will fall somewhere on the M25 to Ultimate Masters spectrum.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from xaltair »
    If the packs are more than $15/pack I don't see this set selling too many boxes or packs any time soon. We are in a global recession but Wizards are ramping up the products this year instead of scaling down, between Core 21, Secret Lair drops, Double Masters and we just had Ikoria come out that's about 4 new sets of cards in just 3 months, let's not forget Jumpstart, whenever that will come out.


    Funny enough with box’s at 300 that actually makes packs about 12.5 when a single one is 16 so it's better to get a box as crazy as it sounds


    Crazy??? Its always been that way. Individual booster price is always better when you buy a box over individual packs. Now I can understand if someone doesn't have 300 bucks to pop down on a BB. The problem is a BB shouldn't be 300 bucks for just 24 packs. Catering to whales is going to catch up to WotC and Hasbro faster than they think.
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  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Cancels All Paper Magic Events Permanently due to COVID-19, MagicFest Cancelled Forever?
    Slinger, there is a HUGE difference between cancelled forever and temporarily suspended. My advice, don't be so hyperbolic and/or don't buy into the hyperbole so readily.
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  • posted a message on Full Sleeves(tatoo art) Secret Lair Drop
    That Spell Pierce makes Roc of Kher Ridges look like the Mona Lisa.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair Mountain, Go (Lightning Bolt)
    You would have to pay me good money to play those in paper. ARDHAY ASSPAY (That's piglatin folks, not a curse word.)
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair Can You Feel with a Heart of Steel!
    Dorksteel Atrocious
    Dorkbound Ravagemyeyes
    Dorkimus Prime

    The last two should come with black stickers you can place over the "artwork". DIAMOND HARD PASS PASS PASS.

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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: The Path Not Travelled (Alternate Lives of Planeswalkers)
    HARDEST OF HARD PASSES. Pass me some eye bleach.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair Drop "Birds"
    Again, HARD PASS
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  • posted a message on Full Sleeves(tatoo art) Secret Lair Drop
    Why??? Who is asking for this???

    HARD PASS
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    None of those are real surprises and could easily be a fan's guess.


    The thing is the one email named the set, named the Summer time frame and named the double rares and double foils as well. That is WAY more than a fans wishlist, that is insider knowledge. Of course it could have been faked. We will see.


    Also two of the cards on that list are corrrect

    doubling season and mana crypt


    Yes forgot that as well, thank you.
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