That sucks, but yeah, a lot is changing in Magic.iTaLenTZ wrote: ↑1 year agoSo I got a decent offer on my 20+ years collection and sold it. MTG hasn't been the passed 2-3 years what it has been all the years before and I only see it getting worse. The amount of time I couldn't/haven't played Modern and Legacy the passed 3 years is more than half due to serious balance issues (Faithless Loothing, Hogaak, Oko) and now Veil of Summer, Astrolabe snow, Lurrus and what is yet to come has made be pull the trigger. I can't justify being into MTG when its such an expensive hobby while more than half the time I can't even play any format. Companions was the nail in the coffin since I absolutely hate the mechanic. Also my local Modern scene was already dying since Pioneer took over and Legacy is just once every 2 months I get to play it. Every new set is fundamentally breaking the eternal formats so I am out. 20+ years was a good and overall fun run and all good things must come to and end. I wish everyone the best.
Watching the TeamLotusBox Modern tournament with 200 something players. Here is the demographic for the 8 most played main deck cards.
1. Lightning Bolt - 344
2. Mishra's Bauble - 264
3. Arcum's Astrolabe - 204
4. Ice-Fang Coatl - 168
5. Fatal Push - 161
6. Cryptic Command - 153
7. Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath - 151
8. Abundant Growth - 149
So, 6 cards that say "draw a card" and 2 ways to kill Lurrus of the Dream-Den. Interesting...
Here's some more stats from teh tournament.
1. Veil of Summer - 245
2. Collective Brutality - 160
3. Mystical Dispute - 130
4. Aether Gust - 118
5. Lurrus of the Dream Den - 118
6. Anger of the Gods - 83
7. Leyline of Sanctity - 80
8. Weather the Storm - 79
Looks like players hedged a bit against Prowess/Burn.
Companions most played
1. Lurrus of the Dream Den - 71
2. Yorion, Sky Nomad - 44
3. Jegantha, the Wellspring - 7
4. Gyruda, Doom of Depths - 4
5. Obosh, the Preypiercer - 2
6. Kaheera, the Orphanguard - 1