The thing is though, we constantly get the line 'not every set is for every player'. Well, whales don't want standard printing of chase rares, they want collectibles. Whereas I will take what I can get, because I'm poor, relatively speaking. But hold on - I don't get access to them at all, because the product is outpriced for me. It just seems like the company doesn't really have a good grasp on how to present these products in a way that targets the people they want it to.Krishnath wrote: ↑1 month agoThat's the stupid thing though, if they got rid of the reserved list, sorry, "The Official Reprint Policy", tomorrow, they could release a masters set a year from now containing the OG duals (in the new frame with new art obviously), sell the boosters for 15$ each, and it would literally be the best selling masters set they'd have printed so far. They'd be figuratively be printing money at that point. They could then dole out other highly sought after cards over years and years, and always have a guaranteed moneymaker on the table. The whole adherence to and continued existence of the reprint policy is incredibly stupid both from a longterm game health perspective and an economic perspective.motleyslayer wrote: ↑1 month agoCorporate won't be willing to change it unless there's a really good reason to, i.e they can make a lot of money off it. They'd rather just push newer formats such as standard/historic/maybe pioneer. I'd imagine Arena sales probably matter too and it would be a lot of work to get 25+ years of sets into Arena at this point
Perfect example is Double Masters - I've bought singles, but for something like Force of Will I can't afford to do that, so I go wanting. Whales probably already have FoW's, and they're likely only interested in borderless, foil, extended art, alt art, etc. So why not do a VIP package that only drops these, and a pauper edition that doesn't have foils or alt arts at all that normal folk can actually afford? That product really had me head-scratching.
Honestly, I assume if the RL were to be abolished, this is the only way we'd see reprints come through - premium availability, premium cost, the same old 'not for everyone' line. Kinda sucks.