Monetary loss should not be an argument for not banning a card, but it realistically is a factor, of course. With that in mind I feel Pioneer has an edge over the older formats when banning cards, where monetary loss from bans is at least significally less. Also, it very rarely happens you can just set the entirety of a deck on fire if one piece from it gets banned so noone really loses $500 from bans. I am very curious to see where Pioneer ends up settling because apart from black, the answers in the format are just so incredibly weak compared to the power of the threats.Amalgam wrote: ↑1 year agoIt may be cheaper than modern but most people can't just get up and change deck when they cost $500 like in pioneer as the result of a ban. Also not to mention if the format picks up stream competitively there will be spikes in card prices for the format. In 12 months if Pioneer is still a thing and gaining stream expect it to be pushing modern prices.Bearscape wrote: ↑1 year agoPioneer's current banning sets a fantastic precedent for the format. The banlist is not a sacred list, use it, change it. Especially since the lower price of the format allows it without people getting blown out like in the older eternal formats.
And I would take that Genie's deal 100%, this year was miserable.
We may only be doing weekly bans till the end of the year however expect consistent bans to continue to hit this format with how broken it is right now alongside wizards current design methodology for standard
As for the design methodology of 2019, I hope it was an outlier and RnD is currently severely swerving the course. Because if 2020 continues on like 2019 I am selling out of magic other than edh.