I think the best financial option is to wait until we see when we can actually play in paper (I am a paper mtg player only myself). I wouldn't put together those decks because you never know what could happen.Albegas wrote: ↑1 year agoYou are probably right about him just not wanting to think about it. I wish I had the proper quote, but I distinctly remember that Eldrazi winter was caused by them ignoring Modern in favor of a better Standard, and I'm actually OK with them not caring about non-rotating formats so long as Standard is fun. What bugs me is that they continue to have multiple Standard bans after implementing the very team that was supposed to stop them, and rather than own up to those mistakes, they seem to now be doubling down on what can only be called a flawed methodology. I really want to play paper Modern after the COVID-19 stuff dies down, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Do I sell my two Misty copies and my Uro to build that neat Grixis Delver deck, or is Bant Snow actually less busted, i.e. I should buy more Misty copies and Uros so that I can compete in paper? I don't think I've ever felt so indecisive about what I should do in terms of MtG finance, and it's basically because I have no good data to work off of to make those decisions.FoodChainGoblins wrote: ↑1 year agoI don't think it's so much as he doesn't realize it, he doesn't want to think about it. If something arises that can't be absorbed in other formats, they can always ban something.
I hope they realize that Modern is still a cash cow and money can definitely still be made here. I would suggest some unbans, probably 2-3 bans, and a well thought out Modern Horizons 2 that includes fetchlands from Zendikar/MM17. I am currently about to sell all the extra copies I have in hopes that they do get it right.
Sorry, I know that the above paragraph is about half discussion material and half rant, but it really is frustrating to want to invest in Modern at the same time that the people who could alleviate our concerns seem to almost be going out of their way to agitate them.
As for Misty Rainforest, I am currently selling my extra copies. Honestly I should sell all of them, but I tend to not care much when they're cards that I bought in that Standard rotation for pretty low in price. The Professor (Tolarian Academy) talked with PR man, Blake Rasmussen and Blake kind of indirectly told him that those fetchlands in particular were going to be reprinted this year (not including the Secret Lair, but after the Secret Lair in a more universal set). He also alluded to MH2, some sort of Pioneer Masters, and even some other "Masters" were in the works before the year ends. So I feel that Misty Rainforest and those lands will go down. Now some people like myself often can't wait until that time, but it is in someone's best financial interest.
I am so tempted myself to buy the companions to play broken stuff, but will I even get to ever play that legally in paper? I'm not so sure.
*I should specify that the fetchlands that he said would be reprinted are the ones that are in the Secret Lair. I never remember if those are called Allied or Enemy fetchlands; I think Enemy fetchlands. As for Uro, the prices are so high right now that I feel by the time paper rolls around, there is a good chance it will be lower. I don't think the price will be higher than now, but occasionally I have been wrong before (Wrenn and Six being the most recent).