I don't actually want to dredge up the arguments again, but my biggest complaint about UB is that they feel like (and are) advertisements for other IP that you're coerced into playing. I don't like being pushed to play advertisements for other things in order to have access to the complete card pool.materpillar wrote: ↑3 weeks agoI don't actually mind the secret layer cards in theory. I've run into exactly one Walking Dead card since it's release. I'm not nearly as attached to mtg's high fantasy aesthetic. I think Chun Li's new card having multi-kicker is hilarious and I'm actively curious to see that card now. I'm also very interested in 40k cards. I thought the D&D cards were quite interesting overall, although the dice rolling felt really parasitic and gimmicky. I'd rather have a million random IPs scattered through the game than 1 more on theme Fierce Guardianship.
I really don't mind this stuff. Magic can do basically anything it wants, so long as it's original. So far as I'm concerned.I'm also really curious for what appears to be cyberpunk kamigawa and mobster demons.
For the most part I don't see a problem with power creep in limited. Maybe if we get to the point where you can pull off some cube-style storm combo T3, but that doesn't seem likely. Goliath spider has been terrible for a very long time (was it even playable in Ravnica? I haven't drafted original rav in a long time), but it also hasn't actually been printed in a long time. AFR is pretty aggro, but there have been slower sets too, it just depends. Yes, the game is overall a lot faster than it has been in the way back, but I don't see that as necessarily a problem when there are also a lot of tools to combat early aggression.Power creep has been slowly turning me off limited also. My favorite sets can be described as "Is Goliath Spider a reasonable playable?" That's become the case less and less often recently. I hate magic where if you stumble slightly on your curve you just immediately die.
For me the thing that's more frustrating is when games too often come down to one insane bomb that totally upends the game. Stupid Mind Flayer keeps screwing me over, ugh.