Quote from SmmenenAnd that's fine, but my response is: let's let the market work that out. Theory suggests that competition is better for consumers. While it might actually be the case that PTQ TOs price near or at where a competitive market does, there are good reasons, or at least some evidence/reasons, to think tha they don't. Moreover, all of the benefits of market competition would acrue under such a system, benefits that can't even be spelled out here.
Quote from BenBleiweissJeff:
I still think you are missing some primary costs here.
In both your and Steve's examples, there seems to be the assumption that all judges and staff members should starve during a 12-14 hour event, and that all judges and staff members should sleep in their cars both the day before and the day after an event, if there is travel time to/from the venue.
- Ben Bleiweiss
Quote from Smmenen
My call is to get wizards to create greater competition between TOs for PTQs, not for Wizards to demonopolize. I'm not sure why you think I would be asking WOTC to demonopolize it's trademarked product.
The ability to award invitations to the Pro Tour must be closely controlled and regulated, thus a Monopoly. Take Boise, ID. There should not be more than one invitation per season coming out of that "area" (and some might argue less than that)
Quote from Tom MartellThis story as a 1 act play.
On a SCG forum far far away....
You: TOs are GREEDY and BAD PEOPLE.
You: They make too much money! They should give us more prizes!
You: We need more players in PTQs or the game will die! More prizes = more players = yay magic!
Us: That does not logically follow from any set of facts you've identified or assumptions we've agreed to.
You: I have a degree in economics! What do you have?
Me: Snap Call. Sup?
You: You are a BAD PERSON and MEAN.
Everyone: That was so funny!
You: The community sucks! What jerks!
[100 Tweets later, scene change to mtgsalvation]
You: TOs are GREEDY and BAD PEOPLE
Quote from AnnoraxFactory? Not Workshop?