Quote from Rosy Dumplings »Was not expecting a reference to allosaurus rider. Interesting to see one, though.
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Quote from Night_Hydra »I appreciate the sentiment and approach. But after the changes, slips in balancing, and so on, I simply have lost faith that they will be redeemed. The Death Corona thing was already cringeworthy. Now they are erasing without compassion for long time players. Wait a year and see what a complete set with those now "missing" cards will be worth.
To me this is a new Reserved List without unilateral action. I agree on the premise that some subjects are touchy. But it is not up to WotC to mind wipe 25 years of cards as they see fit. They took a knee is a mostly harmless way, but as they have said "ignoring the secondary market". Those cards are now harder to get. And we have seen when they make statements like that the market over speculates and never retreats.
TCGPlayer and SCG, and Card Kingdom have either Out of Stock or removed the cards in question. What we are seeing signals a far worse implimented plan. I know I sound like a lunatic. And will not be offended being called one. But as the saying goes:
"Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything"
Quote from Night_Hydra »Does anyone here have a desire to outright buy a foil cube plus like 200+ extra foil commons that are applicable?
I am leaving MtG and all WotC products permanently, and deleting my account here as I cannot comply with those who would disrespect their customers as they have. PM me if you want to Tender a serious offer for an all foil cube including landeskog and a few proxy foils for non-foilable cards.
It has been fun, and I will miss the interactions.
Quote from Humphrey01 »The problem with infect, they play a parallel game. U either run only infect in your deck or none. Doesnt matter how efficient the individual card is. Either way it would eat too much into normal cubes and railroad drafting like crazy.
Quote from Humphrey01 »As i said ppl have no perspective. Ive seen ppl refer to themselves as whales when they spend 3k a month. Make that 30k and we can talk.
Long story short. Magic is still too cheap
Quote from user-100026896 »No matter how powerful companions are, and I think the mechanic was a mistake, I think flat out changing the mechanic drastically from how it's worded on the card is not the answer and sets a dangerous precedent that they can just print anything and it it's too powerful errata it later. This is especially true when a lot of people haven't even played with the cards yet, if you don't play online you probably haven't played with a companion once yet.
I feel like there are way too many casual players around the world on kitchen tables for you to just say a few weeks after a set release, you know that flagship mechanic we just printed, well it no longer works the way it says on the card it works like this. It will cause major headaches at LGS level (albeit they aren't really open right now) and just isn't intuitive to making the game accessible.
One of the other things is also I feel that a lot of the theoretical fixes to the mechanic just make most of them completely unplayable in most cases. Which of the companions would actually see play if the companion mechanic wasn't on the card. Many of them are 5 mana plays which rarely make major waves in competitive. Lurrus would probably be good enough in older formats where you could play something immediately for value, but it's already banned there. At that point it's not worth the hassle if your errata just means they don't see any play anymore.
As crazy an idea as I think companions were, I think it would be even more crazy to errata the mechanic 2 weeks after the set released in paper.
Quote from wtwlf123 »Main reason? Companions are awful. That's what drove me to pull the trigger on this design restriction. But it also solves problems where we're running fast/basic/secure events and might not play with sideboards. That occasionally happens, and I don't want to strand cards in the cube that don't function well in those scenarios. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but the Companions being as legitimately miserable as they are forced my hand.
Quote from Humphrey01 »Change playgrp
Quote from Humphrey01 »The comic book foil mutates are georgeous. Even more reason to include them Too bad we only got so few
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Isn't Dunning-Krueger awesome?
Quote from allred1234 »Do you have a link to where that rumor is coming from?