Quote from Cranky »The fact that anyone thinks Golos is banworthy really makes me feel like we're playing completely different games.
I agree 100%, and I'm a casual player, not a cEDH player (ok I own one optimized cEDH deck that I built to play at Magic Fests before covid, and 40+ casual builds of all power levels). I just think that whether you're talking about casual or competitive, the idea that Golos was ever a problem is ludicrous.
(but I respect people who feel otherwise, thus my desire for a larger and more diverse RC.)
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To indulge in some conspiracy theory:
Coupled with a Worldfire unban, which is definitely against the 'spirit of the format' as the RC lays it out (regardless of the fact that the card is bad), I'm curious as to whether this announcement is setting the stage for something greater. The ban/unban both coming out of left field with no valid explanation for either, and the way both seem almost specifically designed to piss off the playerbase makes me think maybe this is the first salvo in the RC sabotaging its own reputation so that WotC can finally swoop in and fix the format without enraging the more petulant and vocal members of their consumer base.
Now everything else in your post made sense, but this point doesn't. WotC does massively unpopular things all the time in order to make money. If they thought that taking control of Commander would help them make money, they wouldn't start by somehow infiltrating, bribing, or coercing the RC into banning the most popular commander in the format. They'd just take it over and be done with it. At least, that's what seems most likely to me.