Quote from ilovesaprolings »Quote from soramaro »People use the phrase "bad design"/"lazy design" way too often imo and I especially don't like it when it's just used to basically "hide" the fact that they simply don't like the card as a whole or think it's not strong enough. To me, design is all about function. So even a 3/3 for 3 can be considered "good design" if it fulfills its purpose in any given environment, even if it's not exciting in any way. "Boring design" I can live with. Mind you, I don't think Chromiums ability is the pinnacle of interesting design either. But I still like it more than Palladia-Mors (which I think is legit boring) and I think people are just trying to brand it as "bad design" when they really just don't like it because it's not as exciting as they wished it to be. It's like saying Rekindling Phoenix is bad design because your opponent could just remove the token (inb4 "but that one doesn't cost 7 mana").
Probably boring design is better definition than bad design in this case. But i can undestand the disappointing because these are the elder dragons, not a random legend.
A 3/3 for 3 may be good design, but a 3/3 elder dragon for 3 surely it's not. At least for me. The elder dragons have a name, a flavor, an history behind them and you can't expect people to ignore them.
Palladia Mors is what aggravated the problem. Chromium probably received more hate than Palladia because it came after. With Palladia everyone was like "ew she sucks, but it's just a card in a cycle of 5, who cares". But after seeing Chromium, people were like "again? This card is terrible, this isn't what i want from an elder dragon!" because instead of being only 1 card, now it's 50% of the spoiled cycle.
We can only hope for a good Arcades Sabboth. By good i mean creative and fun, not good in standard.
What do you mean by "boring" here? This word is so overused that it's almost a buzzword.
Also, why do you think Chromium isn't "fun" or "creative"?
Quote from Neuroticneurok »Quote from smashkicker »I rermember when Khans came out people didn't think much of Dragonlord Ojutai. Then it ended up hitting 30 dollars or so when it was in standard. this feels kinda similar.
Ojutai is a lot easier to play with than Chromium, though. I mean, Hexproof so long as he's untapped? He's in THE definitive Tap/Untap colors. Card draw as a result of damage that can't be easily blocked? Icing on the cake.
That didn't stop people from underestimating Ojutai due to his conditional hexproof, which is the point. This happens every time cards that have glaring drawbacks or aren't overtly busted are spoiled, because some segment of the playerbase habitually assesses these cards in a vacuum. This happened with Hazoret, baby Jace, Liliana, the Last Hope and even Emrakul, the Promised End, with the latter being mainly because it wasn't as strong as Aeons Torn.