Coming up with weird ideas to make everyone happy since 2008!
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The only thing to talk about, quite honestly, is why a certain nine cards are not included.
Worth talks in those forums regularly, and often gives very good information. But in that case, he really didn't tell us a whole lot. In fact he didn't even fully commit to them ever being released there are all. He said the if and how are still being discussed which doesn't mean anything online. It means they aren't online yet, and don't ask me this for a while.
The last post I will make on the subject until its not...Just because the p9 do not appear in MED4 does not mean they are never coming to MTGO. They aren't in MED4 because I want to be *very* careful about how they're deployed, especially as a resource that means so much to so many people, and bottom line was I didn't think MED4 was the right venue. Many folks internally are for and many are against. Ultimately, it's my call. There are a lot of discussions happening all the time.I just wanted it to be clear that we haven't come to a decision we're comfortable sharing right now, but just because that's the case, don't take silence or omission in MED4 to mean anything more than it does.
Of course it's got to be pretty darn easy to "design" a set with nothing but reprints.
The set his the nostalgia nerve quite successfully and in many ways is what the original Master's Edition should have been.
I have an opinion on this. These sets were, in fact, designed. No cards were designed, sure, but the concepting and laying out of the set--even one using preexisting parts--is an important design job.You can design buildings without inventing new kinds of steel and glass.
They didn't design anything at all. That's pretty darn easy.The things they got wrong had nothing whatsoever to do with design.
I am a completist for getting all cards online, but man Rakalite at rare is going to hurt so much.Where are Sorceress Queen and Norritt (and other interesting casual cards)?Where are the Power 9?Will there be a Masters Edition 5?
So why all the color hosers but not Nature's Ruin and Virtue's Ruin (two relevant Legacy sideboard cards)?
If it took them four tries to get it right, maybe it's not as easy as you think?
That sounds good until you get a closer look at the cards. There just aren;t that many cards that they can print in paper that people actually want. The cards from the old days that enough players would want to make this worthwhile are either on the reserved list or cards like Armageddon that WOTC just doesn't want to print anymore. That's unfortunate because I myself think it would be cool - as long as it is the original art and frames. But I think the most we would get is something like the Timeshifted cards in the Time Spiral set. That was enough to draw me in to an environment with new cards but probably not enough to sustain interest for players of current sets.
These sets were, in fact, designed. No cards were designed, sure, but the concepting and laying out of the set--even one using preexisting parts--is an important design job.
58086748 wrote:58335208 wrote:Disregard women acquire chase rares. There are a lot of dudes for whom this is not optional.
58335208 wrote:Disregard women acquire chase rares.
97820278 wrote:144532521 wrote:How;s a 2 drop 1/2, Flying broken? What am I missing?
You're missing it because *turns Storm Crows sideways* all your base are belong to Chuck Norris and every other overused meme ever.
144532521 wrote:How;s a 2 drop 1/2, Flying broken? What am I missing?
You can have power deflation, so that the cards in each new set are more valuable than anything else that will be printed in the future. And, in order that both Chrome Mox and Mox Opal will eventually be worth over $100
Draft is the bread and butter of MTGO sales, and so I can see why they want the set to be draftable. That said, I thnk they wasted a lot of time twisting themselves into a knot over it. MED1 was actually supposed to be drafted with Tenth Edition and that was regarded as a mistake (one of many, many mistakes, actually, but I digress). From my perspective, sets like this are always singles-only. In a week or two I am going to have everything I want from it for relatively little Magic Munny (ticket credits). But I think it was probably smart for them to provide a good draft experience, and it helps me as well when a set is heavily drafted, as the number of singles goes up and the costs go down. I hope they draft the heck out of it so I can get some cards really cheap. And they probably will, based on rare prices for the other three sets.
These sets were, in fact, designed. No cards were designed, sure, but the concepting and laying out of the set--even one using preexisting parts--is an important design job.I am probably the last person that should be asking this question, but anyhow.While it is not at all possible to please everyone, is there anyone who would say, "the designers designed the layout of these previously printed cards that I had no other way of playing with online before in a very poor manner"?And are the uber fanboys singing praises? Or is that part of design largely unnoticed by the audience, but it has to be there for other, maybe more subtle, reasons that a person like me will never understand?
And it does seem odd that they would devote manpower hours to making the Masters sets work for limited. Just throw them in a booster and call it a day. Like the above poster said, the point was to get them into the card pool, why waste time "balancing" the set? (Fair disclosure: I don't play MTGO, probably never will, but I like to keep up on current events.)