Ym1r wrote: ↑
1 year ago
Welp... no more data for us...
Extremely disappointing, especially in the context of trying to suggest that Modern can be revitalized by making it a format of information.
Can't say I'm surprised though. Wizards seems terrified of players having any information at all, because it leads to players solving a meta more quickly, if that can be done. Instead, to borrow a term, they're relying on meta security through obscurity. Which tends to sound really good to people without any background on information theory, and terrifying to anyone with even the most minor background on it.
This will only make Modern (and other formats) worse over time, and more susceptible to decks/cards that are too good. Of course, a couple months back I predicted the new ban update schedule was done because they know more bans are coming. Measures like this can prevent an issue from appearing on peoples radar as quickly, so perhaps it's more of the same strategy to avoid another Oko or Hogaak situation where a card takes over in a matter of days, and instead delay it to months while having secretly broken decks existing.