Quote from opterown »Not unexpected results at all!
I wonder what everyone thinks of City of Ass, lol. It seems better than Grand Coliseum at least.
Quote from LucidVision »Man, I hate to be a hater (hyprocrite?)... But part of the reason I didn't vote in the last few threads is the number of people with absurd lists skewing everything. Lost my passion for it.
Quote from jamis »I think in the previous rounds, the criteria didn't really change anything for me. The most powerful cards were also the ones that were most likely to be maindecked, most critical to winning, and most important to the cube. But with the Land vote, the criteria did change my votes a bit so I wasn't voting for the most strictly powerful cards.
I agree Library and Strip Mine are definitely the most powerful lands, but in terms of importance to cube, I think having good mana fixing is #1. Likewise, for likelihood of maindecking, I'm not of the opinion that Library belongs in mono red aggro, but I'll include an on-color dual land no matter the archetype. I'd even include a Misty Rainforest and a Taiga in my Blue/Red deck with no green, so the mana fixing lands are more likely to be maindecked. Strip Mine is easier to fit into any deck, but I still might be reluctant to include it in a 5-color goodstuff deck.
In terms of being critical to winning, Library is definitely a dumb card, but having good mana is also critical to winning. So that's why I put the Duals and Fetches above those 2 cards.