Magic Market Index for Sep 14th, 2018
 
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Magic Market Index: Hit Over Miss
  • posted a message on Your Critics and Hopes with MTG Arena
    There're always people willing to pay. Even for an incomplete game like Arena as people are spending money on it already.
    For cards you don't get to own for trade or sale or dust.
    They're going open beta this month and they STILL HAVE NO PLAN FOR 5th COPIES of cards. Astounding. That right there tells you the lack of foresight, money, and creativity pressing forward with Arena. It's not ready for open beta but they're going to push it out anyways because they've got people willing to spend money already and the game's not even done.

    Timmy's makin a game come pay him to play it.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Risk Factor (R&D Twitch stream preview)
    Broke. This become 8 cards that either draw or face burn? Against aggro both of those decisions kill you just about as fast.
    Pushed jump start card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Your Critics and Hopes with MTG Arena
    If you're playing Bo1 your matches are manipulated. They have a mystery 'rating' system for your deck and when you Q Bo1 you are matched against another deck 'rated' the same as yours. That's why you get mirror matches and see max 3 types of decks every single time you play. Yes boring as hell and not the way mtg is played. You brew and make your decks vs a meta and then play in that meta. Match manipulation COMPLETELY destroys the whole brewing part of MTG.
    Bo3 is unplayable with no time limit and ropers wasting your time to get a free win.
    They're hyper focused on monetization and nickel and dime strategies instead of putting out the best game in the best way possible.
    Everything from sloppy UI to choppy animations and really poor prize allocation for events make Arena not worth it. Not even to play for free.
    Which is sad because with more brain cells and common sense put into their development the money would just flow in.

    Design at WotC isn't helping them much either. When you play a couple times a week 3-4 games you can say 'bad meta' and not think about it too much. But when you have the opportunity to play every day and many more games per day you realize how far off the reservation design has gotten and really how bad standard is for the past 3+ years. It's great that the abomination that is Kaladesh block is leaving but if they're going to keep making the same mistakes...

    All they really had to do was allow trading and SELLING of cards in an auction house where they take a piece every trade and every sale and they'd be in micro transaction heaven. They could have many free play events and a few (well rewarded) pay to play events all with chess clocks and the game would just take off. But no, skinnerware pay model and crappy programming is what we get. Beware and don't waste your money here, move along.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Assassin's Trophy
    Chase rare.
    Pushed this block UR and BG big time. They'd better print some GY hate in this block if they've 'learned their lessons'.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Planeswalker Masterpieces
    The other problem with a crap rip off product like this and WotC is if they feel it was a 'success' they will push it further and make it bad for players. There's no question about this... see Nexus of Fate for reference.

    Please don't buy this trash product. It will not be worth more.
    It will not be collectible.
    It is a distraction from a company that needs to be getting back on course and not jumping the shark.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Prerelease kits will have a seeded booster
    Seeded/guild packs slow down getting the event started.
    Don't really help you as much as it seems they would.
    Weren't liked by the players but hey, someone at WotC likes them so here they are again.
    <golf clap> yay wotc
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Shocklands in GRN - Pax presentation
    Lets hope we get the other cycle out in the next set since they skipped it last time so they could put them in MM.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Buy-A-Box Promo: Impervious Greatwurm
    They'll just reprint Rancor or something so everyone will want 4.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Buy-A-Box Promo: Impervious Greatwurm
    I think it's sad that as customers we just accept that a standard legal card isn't included in boosters as the new norm.
    WotC, proving that instead of making things better, we can keep sticking it to you.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on How Much Longer Will Wizards Support Paper Magic?
    To the Op, the destruction of standard started about 3 1/2 years ago now where the design model for standard was intentionally changed from overall card balance to a new fancy 'print cards people want to buy' and nerf counters and kill spells because 'no one likes their fatty countered or removed'. Standard has been falling apart and a dumpster fire the whole time. Thus the bans, the lack of participation, the utterly crappy standard metas we've seen since.

    Thanks Maro and team.

    They still haven't sworn off all this philosophy. It's why we're still seeing the pushed cards and why they still resist ban hammering them. They like to say 'lesson learned' but it looks more like 'lesson interpreted the way we want to'.

    Promos out then in, rotation shortened then walked back, don't play on Friday play when we want you to, 40+ dollar cards, Kaladesh (nuff said), BaB disaster, it's like they're trying to screw themselves but really they're just bumbling while trying to make more money for the Hasbro overlords. Sometimes you have to do things better (the traditional way) to make more money not just push out more product. This is one of those cases.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on How Much Longer Will Wizards Support Paper Magic?
    To the Op, the destruction of standard started about 3 1/2 years ago now where the design model for standard was intentionally changed from overall card balance to a new fancy 'print cards people want to buy' and nerf counters and kill spells because 'no one likes their fatty countered or removed'. Standard has been falling apart and a dumpster fire the whole time. Thus the bans, the lack of participation, the utterly crappy standard metas we've seen since.

    Thanks Maro and team.

    They still haven't sworn off all this philosophy. It's why we're still seeing the pushed cards and why they still resist ban hammering them. They like to say 'lesson learned' but it looks more like 'lesson interpreted the way we want to'.

    Promos out then in, rotation shortened then walked back, don't play on Friday play when we want you to, 40+ dollar cards, Kaladesh (nuff said), BaB disaster, it's like they're trying to screw themselves but really they're just bumbling while trying to make more money for the Hasbro overlords. Sometimes you have to do things better (the traditional way) to make more money not just push out more product. This is one of those cases.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on How Much Longer Will Wizards Support Paper Magic?
    To the Op, the destruction of standard started about 3 1/2 years ago now where the design model for standard was intentionally changed from overall card balance to a new fancy 'print cards people want to buy' and nerf counters and kill spells because 'no one likes their fatty countered or removed'. Standard has been falling apart and a dumpster fire the whole time. Thus the bans, the lack of participation, the utterly crappy standard metas we've seen since.

    Thanks Maro and team.

    They still haven't sworn off all this philosophy. It's why we're still seeing the pushed cards and why they still resist ban hammering them. They like to say 'lesson learned' but it looks more like 'lesson interpreted the way we want to'.

    Promos out then in, rotation shortened then walked back, don't play on Friday play when we want you to, 40+ dollar cards, Kaladesh (nuff said), BaB disaster, it's like they're trying to screw themselves but really they're just bumbling while trying to make more money for the Hasbro overlords. Sometimes you have to do things better (the traditional way) to make more money not just push out more product. This is one of those cases.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Full Buy-a-Box information (early delivery, and BAB Promo)
    Again... I wasn't COMPARING them.

    All I did was mention a big company that is no longer that people would be familiar with. Joining them in history type comment.

    I did not compare anything else. I even specified in my last sentence, 'WotC is the victim of share holder pressure...'

    WotC is under pressure to make more money. The changes they've implemented, if participation is any indicator, have done the opposite. So they're trying new things. That's all.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full Buy-a-Box information (early delivery, and BAB Promo)
    Yup currently in print is the key, set printings aren't done all at once. Nexus WILL have fewer numbers than any core 19 mythic by the time they stop printing them. The BS is getting way too thick from these guys. Not only is Nexus insult to injury for standard players but playing against it feels worse.
    Time to take a break is right.

    I'm with koreandog on this too, go back to the way it way and make it a cool value card that is in the set.
    Stores can just mark a preorder and take those boxes for themselves and pure profit off the BaB. BS.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] The "Complain About Standard Card Prices" Thread
    Had to tolerate some turbo fog Nexus today in Arena. No... it's not fun. I play control frequently but man that's just jank.
    Sad times.
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
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