Quote from Card Slinger J »It's this Inside Trading that we've seen with Pioneer and now Double Masters that has me wondering why the U.S. Government hasn't called the FBI to investigate Wizards of the Coast on this. Inside Trading technically isn't illegal or considered a financial crime in the United States like Tax Evasion unless it involves the Stock Market and Wall Street. What I don't get is why Paper Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games like Magic: the Gathering get away with selling loot crates to customers when it's video games like Fortnite and Overwatch that politicians go after the most. If you're a company like Wizards of the Coast then you're basically publicly acknowledging the Secondary Market just by making decisions on what to deny your customers and what to overcharge them for.
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Indeed we are. Lets get back on.
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Seriously, why on earth is this not Walking Ballista?
Quote from NGW »The fact that they come in normal Japanese boosters but not English (or other) is already bull, I cannot begin to tell you how much that pisses me off as a lifelong Godzilla fan.
Quote from 5colors »For me its just the trying to figure out where to find certain things. Buy-a-box, collector boosters/themed booster only, top boxers and such gets a little confusing and much.
Quote from FunkyDragon »I do hate all the alternate arts and disagree with everyone who said alternate arts are welcome. You've heard of power creep and complexity creep, but what about visual complexity creep? It may not be an issue in Standard, where you only have to worry about the last two years and can forget everything that has rotated, but in Commander, you want to look across the table and recognize what cards are on the battlefield. Everytime they print new art on an old card, they make it harder to recognize the cards and remember what they all do.
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You assume all businesses maintain ideal database architecture and content? You also assume that their existing programmers can actually untangle what previous programmers actually did? It must be nice but such ideals do not exist whole hog across all companies. It's something to always strive for, sure. But it's hardly a reality for everyone.
Quote from user_938036 »Why play Shock with Lightning Bolt existing? Magic has always had cards that are better than other cards. Most players would call both Kindled Fury and Heightened Reflexs unplayable garbage so the fact that one is obviously better than the other is irrelevant because they are both awful. You won't be seeing keyword counters outside of Ikoria for a while if at all so the reason to play the temporary effects would be because they are the only options available.