This is something that has been lost on a LOT of Modern players, especially back in the MTGS days. People, even to this day, suggest that we need to be making ban decisions purely based on Quantifiable metrics like win rate percentages, that factors like fun have no place in the discussion. The big issue I see people forgetting is that this is a game, and a game MUST be fun, and fun is not something you can calculate on a spread sheet, if you could, Activision and EA would fire all of their game design staff tomorrow.True-Name Nemesis wrote: ↑1 year agoModern was and maybe still is the most popular constructed format. But if we want this format to survive and still be popular, 'acceptable' is not good enough, not when Pioneer is vastly more accessible and looks to be more enjoyable. Why would anyone pay top dollar to play an 'acceptable' format when they can pay less to play a fun format?
So yes, why not use bans/unbans more aggressively to regulate Modern?
I think as Pioneer disrupts the Modern ecosystem going forward, people will learn the hard truth that there are plenty of hobbies out there right now, there are plenty of high quality video games being released routinely for people to spend their time on as well as other table top products where fun is prioritized, or at least has a seat at the table. In a world where multitudes of hobbies are vying your people's attention and patronage all the time, Modern does not stand a chance because of how much Wotc has pulled it's punches with ban list updates with Modern.