Not strictly true. Oko showed up in most maindecks, but Veil of Summer was and will continue to be the most played modern card across the 75, and that is just ridiculous.Ym1r wrote: ↑1 year ago
Oko, as per statement, was by far the most played card. Now decks won't have to splash for it or be damned. That is a huge metagame change.
Where Oko was having a homogenizing effect in that every deck that could splashed or built around it, I think the impact Veil of Summer is having on the format is at least as large and unhealthy, in that the card singlehandedly makes a ton of cards, even whole strategies, unplayable. Entire decks just fold to a 1cmc instant. Leaving Veil be is just a blatant %$#%, and I'm fed up with people sugar coating that as "they want to see where the format goes first bla bla bla". Veil being broken and unhealthy is obvious to everybody, to players both running and facing it as well as WotC, and yet, unbelievably, it stayed, and nobody has a good answer why. My honest opinion is that somebody in charge of regulating bans/unbans in modern has clear preferences concerning archetype/color pie.
Sure the bans will have a significant impact, but if i have a patient with 2 obvious, curable deseases, I don't just ignore one of them. I just don't get that.