Quote from Velrun »Quote from cyberium_neo »Quote from jshrwd »Considering they had these cards ready to print months ago, that means these unbannings were happening basically no matter what in order to help sell this product.
And even if that's an incorrect take, it feels wrong that it doesn't take much to come to that conclusion.
When Worldwake came out, they didn't ban Jace till the end of rotation because Worldwake was selling too well, so yeah, while balancing allow Jace to return, it probably has more to do with the sells.
Super wrong! Like OMG wrong.
Wizards adressed that topic when they banned Jace and they literally told us they only banned Jace because of the nationals coming up next month and they knew that had to do something. Thus came the Splinter Twin deck to be.
They could have unbannet Jace when they released many of the other sets with him and they didn’t which can only lead to one final and utterly true conclusion: JtMS is not unbanned to sell Master 25.
There's also the fact that Jace's impact on Standard was not as immediate as cyberium_neo's post implies. Sure he saw play in control and some combo decks like Turbo-Land, but he didn't become oppressive in standard until Scars block was released and Alara rotated, because Jund was still the king of the mountain at the time, specifically because of our other unbanned friend, Bloodbraid Elf.