Exile target creature.
Gain 2 life.
Choose one -
- Counter target noncreature spell.
- Destroy target creature.
Things like this have back and forth game play ramifications that bother me. Take just Pridemate, for example, if I know I'm playing around a Citywide Bust, I may not want to take the advantage of those +1/+1 counters. Not all advantages are advantages in all cases; I had this come up like a month ago with WAR when I proliferated one of my opponent's creatures into a 4/4 to Despark it (or something while Drafting).Quote from CatParty »Quote from idSurge »I would hope it never goes beyond things like Pridemate then. I doubt, deeply, that if Wizards has even thought about this, that they would consider the ramifications to Legacy and Modern.
It would (will?) be beyond obnoxious.
If people find this thread unbearable now, let's start thinking about us fighting over 1 mana difference, or 1 toughness.
I understand Ajani's Pridemate was errata'd to be a "MUST" ability - but what was the cause of this? Did it screw with the program's system, or the game play?
How effective the set is compared to a Standard set is clearly up for debate but the fact that it's even debatable is really frustrating to people; I'm just trying to establish where the set expectations could have come from.Quote from BlazingRagnarok »Except this set will impact modern more than most standard sets, and it undoubtedly contains cards that would never see the light of standard. Expecting something that just about everybody knows would be acceptable in modern such as Counterspellis one thing, but some people's expectations involved some of the most powerful cards in Legacy such as Force of Will and True-Name Nemesis, which absolutely nothing in that interview supports. There's a whole lot of space between putting out a set that is pushed compared to standard and turning Modern into some kind of no-RL Legacy.
Players have every right to be disappointed about this product's pricing or the lack of personal favorite cards, but we were never, from the start, entitled to seeing the Legacy-caliber cards around which many players based their expectations.
Quote from ktkenshinx »I want to pose to you the same question I posed to others: where did your hyped expectations come from?