Quote from Arctanis8 »
The game is meant to be played. Collecting is a secondary part of the game. If players can’t purchase the cards, the game become worthless. Who would collect something that no one plays? The biggest problem with magic right now is people trying to invest in it like it’s the stock market, essentially destroying the game. You want the players to be able to purchase cards (proxies suck) so that they can play the game as intended. This idea that collectors drive the game is ridiculous.
Quote from Faruel »1. Well if Nahiri finds out that Nissa was the one letting them free in the first place... She helped to destroy them but well damage is done now. I don't know how Nahiri would react to that.
2. We have the vampires (kind of Ulamogs creation) that aren't really natives to Zendikar. We can imaging some kind of tension with the Kor and Humans, here. And well the Eldrazi cult like Ayli.
3. Maybe there isn't a big baddy this time. Just a planes that needs to heal and is creating new forms of life which we can witness.
4. We have Jace there, too. Maybe he try to settle things between Sorin and Nahiri or convince Nissa to join the Gatewatch again. Maybe he will support Nissa with some kind of problem in the plane that we don't know about yet.
Quote from TheMartianGeek »Having expensive cards drop in price, thereby making them easier to come by, is a problem how...? If you want a collection of stuff to sit around with no function other than accumulating value, go buy some freaking gemstones or something.
I wish they'd used the EMA art for Isochron Scepter, though. It looks much better than this one.
Quote from The Lord of Tresserhorn »And speaking of charging, up until two days ago or so, Double Masters displays were starting at €233 on Cardmarket, and now they have suddenly jumped up hugely, to €270!!!
It's like there were a few more good spoilers among all the chaff people are complaining about, and that alone made everyone decide "Oh, people will pay much more for this!"
Quote from Obazervazi »
You are allowed to dislike Wizards' business model, but "no bulk rares" isn't a solution. That would just mean vendors would charge even more for packs. Many good cards in this set would be disappointing if you opened them in a $30 pack. If you really hate the gambling aspect but don't want to buy singles, advocate for a living card game model. Just be aware that that means a lower budget for R&D, and a lower quality game.
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Dude, do you know what would happen if Wizards guaranteed a minimum of $16 of value in every pack, with the potential of several hundred? You wouldn't be able to find packs for $16 anywhere. Remember how hard it was to find $7 Modern Masters 2013 packs? If it weren't for the bulk rares, Double Masters packs could be $20, $25, $30.
You don't get to gamble and then complain that you lost. If you don't want to lose, just buy singles. I know I will. But you've got to pay the $80 if you want (for example) a Force of Will, you can't expect it in a $16 pack and then whine when it's a Boon Reflection and a Tuktuk, the Explorer.