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Quote from Aazadan »Quote from ktkenshinx » But a true 50/50+ deck does not just stay a 10% share secret for long. That is, unless it's not a truly 50/50+ deck.
I'm not so sure about that. Wizards implied there's a deck in standard right now that's under 2% of the metagame with better matchups than Ramunap Red, but they weren't going to take action against an unknown deck. If memory serves, Bloom Titan went under the radar for a long time as well and these days the playerbase has even less information to identify a deck like that, than we did back then.
Quote from ktkenshinx » But a true 50/50+ deck does not just stay a 10% share secret for long. That is, unless it's not a truly 50/50+ deck.
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Because if yes, that does not mean that there absolutely is a deck with a metagame share above 2% that wins more.
Only that they measured decks with share >2%, because under 2%, the data the N sample is too low to matter or mean something at all.
Quote from ktkenshinx »I guess this is a positive-ish consequence of Wizards' data embargo?
Quote from cfusionpm »According to the data given to us in the announcement, Ramunap Red held an average of 60-70% against literally the entire field of decks except for Temur Energy. That's very different from 50/50 and probably shouldn't be used as an example of 50/50. I would love nothing more than to see similar data for 2015. If for no other reason than peace of mind. Because Ramunap Red's numbers do look particularly alarming as it was presented.
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I wouldn't go as far as calling it a positive consequence. Without the data embargo, cards could more easily rise and present themselves as viable answers, which in turn would lead to less need for bannings. It would also more accurately identify when and which cards rightfully need bans.