I heard about that from friends who play Arena. Whenever I go to watch a friend play Arena, I watch for about 5 minutes, get bored, and then bounce, lol. It just doesn't appeal to me.idSurge wrote: ↑11 months agoIt's actually absurd, if you play Standard at all you see this come up in nearly every single game, and as the removal powers up (the further away from Standard one gets) you see it at lower and lower CMC, until its Veil, or Astrolabe, and you just again get to a point I've mentioned many times now.FoodChainGoblins wrote: ↑11 months agoThis reminds me of just a week ago when Todd Anderson was getting back into streaming Modern. He faced Arcum's Astrolabe, Uro, Titan, Veil of Summer, and T3feri and he said, "why does everything have to have 'draw a card?' Can't any cards stand on their own?"
That was pretty funny to me and Lurrus restricting future designs has meaning to me if WotC wants to continue to put "draw a card" on everything good that they print now. And the hybrid nature definitely is a problem. I read here on mtgnexus that someone said Lurrus should have cost WWBB. That would have made it more restrictive and at first, I thought the mana cost was too high. But for what Lurrus actually does, maybe that is a good cost.
There is only so low in cost one can go for these types of effects. Wizards is printing itself into a hole and while Maro may think we are nowhere near the event horizon, I disagree.
How much more powerful can we go, before old formats are simply Standard? When threats from Standard are SO GOOD they compete with 25 years of design space, and 25 years of NOTED mistakes, where can we possibly go?
I am playing Arena now during this quarantine since I had sold out of MTGO. My deck is UR Flash + Yidaro, and its surprisingly competitive, you can dumpster decks trying to curve out, or that Adventure Temur deck for example BUT!
If someone is able to slip one of the value engines into play (1 card mind you in many cases) there is simply no coming back from it. Everything is about additional value, and snowballing impact until you are absolutely buried.
Its insane how powerful standard is.
I heard of a deck running Yidaro. That looks cool as heck! I actually tried that Temur Clover deck right after Aaron Gertler won the DreamHack Anaheim tournament with it. (the dude donated half of that $40 or was it $50 thousand dollars) The deck was super fun, having so many decisions within it. It probably had too many decisions where I can't even look back and try to figure out if I took incorrect lines. Played it in 3 tournaments, going 3-0, 3-0, and 1-2. That was the last I touched Standard.
It sucks a bit to me because I want to watch the likes of Gabriel Nassif, Brad Nelson, Reid Duke, and more play Modern or Legacy on Stream, but they're always doing Standard (well, not Reid, I've seen some good content there). I want to see them play the formats I like because I like to watch to learn something.