Quote from schweinefett »Quote from R_Lancer »
Because players cannot handle getting their brainstorm countered on turn 1. That's the reason why the card was banned.
I'm not sure if that was a serious comment or not, but it's partially true, i suppose.
Yeah, this is the controversy of the banning. There were players (pro players) that claimed that Mental Misstep turn Legacy into a coin toss format, because brainstorm was the common target. This was a major factor when any deck Burn, Goblins, Stompy, etc had a free card that could countered brainstorm on zero turn. Most decks blue decks playing brainstorm couldn't handle the early turn lost, especially against burn, goblins, stompy or such janks. It also hurt the decks because they got themseleves into playing Mental Misstep (which watered down their builds) so they can counter Mental Misstep instead of using a force of will.
Later the argument was switched to everybody was playing 4 Mental Missteps in a deck and we have 56 other cards.
Personally, I enjoyed the Mental Misstep legacy format because I don't agree that we should have solid consistence in magic. But I'm not a pro player, even though I've been playing this game since 1996... On the other hand, I believe pro magic players are worst, more worse those investing in Magic cards. Because they see the game in a gambling perspective, even though they don't want to admit they do, otherwise, Mental Misstep wouldnt be banned.
Anyway that's my feelings about the banning...