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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    So far we're at one per month, for four consecutive months.

    It definitely hasn't been one a month. December we had 7 different ones, January there was one, February there was five (but I'll count it as one per the theme), and March we already have two confirmed. In total that's 15 (or 10 if you want to count Theros) in 4 months. Either way one is average more than three a month and the other is two and a half. Honestly, as someone that hasn't wanted to buy any of these so far, it's a bit much, product wise.

    I'm betting that many or most of us, as gamers, also have a budget for video games hard-baked into our monthly allowance. That's what, $60? It seems to me that all of the grumbling here boils down to "I can't own everything, but I want to." And that's okay, that's a perfectly human emotion to possess, but at the end of the day all Wizards is truly guilty of is offering consumers more options. Do I buy that video game, or the Secret Lair? Do I buy Secret Lairs or wait for that next booster box to go on pre-order? Those are questions we're forced to answer, as adults, on a daily basis.

    You may have a point with some not getting everything they desire, but I do think it's more wallet fatigue or just getting tired of all of these products they are pumping out. There was already enough products last year and this year there are even more coming forward, between normal Standard sets, a couple supplementary sets a year, a few random products here or there they had enough, but now we add in Secret Lairs, Commander Green, extra commander decks, brawl decks, theme packs, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few more.

    Honestly, at this point I'm more looking for a reason to buy the product. I'll buy a fat pack of each set, maybe a few boosters, and get singles every so often, and I'll get Commander decks, but that's about it for me. Right now Wizards really has to sell me the set and why I should buy it, and with more and more products coming out they need to try much harder to try and get me to relinquish my cash and when some continued product lines are getting worse (like Commander is with poor reprints the last few years) it really just makes me comfortable knowing I will keep more of my money.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    People please just knock this BS off. No one is forced into buying this product and if they do then they shouldn't be ashamed of doing so. It's about preference and what makes you tick. You have no right to determine or decide what I like or do not.

    End of conversation. Next!

    'buster
    P.s: If I'm a pigeon then does that reserve me the right to fly over you and shat on your head? I think it does in this case Thumbs Up

    I'm going to say this once again, just because we do not have to buy the product doesn't mean that it shouldn't be criticized for the things that it does wrong. Everything has faults and it needs to be known. I won't judge people for buying this or others, but because I don't have to buy it doesn't mean I'm not going to express my concerns with these small FTVs being pumped out near three times a month.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    While I have a playset of them already I wouldn't buy this if I didn't. At this point Secret Lairs are more annoying than anything. Nothing like seeing potentially new info on something and it turns out its another incredibly small FTV.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Symbiotic Swarm better be insect or Saproling themed. I am PRAYING for that.


    Giant legendary bug you say?
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - International Women's Day 2020
    Well these have already gotten tiring. Every month we've had these so far since they started and it makes me wonder how long they can keep this up.
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  • posted a message on Introducing Jumpstart
    Still too many products, but this has me interested just on the premise with the theme boosters thing they got going. At the very least this has me more interested than yet another Secret Lair or the Mystery Boosters.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Symbiotic Swarm? If so I am all for that, I miss those cards.
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  • posted a message on Ikoria Lair of Behemoths promotional art from THB boosters
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Hey minor update a clearer photo on the left side

    [img]https://media.wpn.wizards.com/20_w05_article2_header.jpg[/ig]

    Even though we concluded it but now we can definatly lock Vivian now

    Outside of the giant bear-lizard....thing we can see a lot of various dinosaur and dragon esque creatures, on the right (shown on the card itself) we can see giant beasts of some sort, and nn the bottom left corner we can see a sort of giant dog looking beast. Not too much of a diversity from one art, but we'll see what will come of the sort of creatures we can expect in about another month.
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  • posted a message on 2020 Challenger Deck Decklists
    I'm a little surprised by the lack of shocklands in these. I didn't expect a full playset in each, but I was expecting one in each where it was possible. The red list seems like an odd place for Cavalcade, seeing as so few creatures can trigger it. Seems like they wanted a RDW list, but couldn't decide on what kind.

    Other than that everything seems to be about the level these decks should be. I actually want to buy a couple of these, and the only one I wanted to get before these was the past RDW with Torch of Defiance (that was in one, right?)
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  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    And know them oh yea like they would put that Uber confusing card in a standard set

    I'm not so sure what's so confusing about this card. Just exile the creature and literally every enchantment and counter on it and then bring them back when this card leaves. Once you know the card it's pretty simple.

    I want to reiterate, not to you specifically, that this could have shown up in things like Time Spiral block, Battlebond, various Masters sets and yet they ignored this card. Putting it in a Secret Lair just seems completely douchey. Putting cards like this in a limited print product would just be another example of them lying about how they don't pay attention to the secondary market.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Oh for peak sake guys if you don’t like it just don’t look into these and just move on

    I only get cards or things based on what’s in it and you can just get singles as well

    While it is true that no one HAS to buy these that doesn't mean that because we don't have to buy them that they are safe from criticism. I see that often when someone doesn't like something; "well just don't watch/listen/buy it" and "you can't judge it if you don't like it" like those are reasons to not criticize something that has obvious issues.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from RSSR »
    People are having near-conniptions over something they can 100% ignore. This is starting to approach comedic levels.

    I'm not really seeing conniptions. I'm seeing a general melaze and boredom to this more than anything else when it comes to this product. The only real anger I'm seeing is how many products are coming out rather than to the product in particular.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Man, you guys sound like Doomsayers.

    At the end of the day it's just another interesting product people will buy until they don't, and WotC is always changing their Magic products, so does it really matter? They like to keep things fresh.

    Is it interesting or fresh though? These are essentially smaller FTVs with less cards for far more money than most are worth, which was how From the Vault worked most of the time. The only real difference is that these come out at seemingly random, and that's about it.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    I am already bored by these, mostly thanks to how fast they are coming out. WotC can keep hyping these up, but these are an easy pass for me. Honestly, there are way too many products coming out. Feels like we get two products a month now.
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  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    Considering they could have easily printed it about a dozen times in various limited and non limited/standard sets/products it's really just about time.
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