FoodChainGoblins wrote: ↑
1 year ago
Greeksis wrote: ↑
1 year ago
He is not the only one deciding. Others might have convinced him. Times change.
For whats its worth, I base what I say on AF's sayings. And I do believe him.
Twin was winning too much, its that simple.
Just my 2 cents here.
Aaron Forsythe AND WotC has flip flopped so much, throughout their history.
Magic the Gathering: where you never
WOTC does what it wants, when it wants, for whatever reason it feels like. I've literally been saying this for years.
Consistency be damned, they work backwards:
--> If there is public outcry, they decide whether or not to act, then retroactively seek data to support that action.
--> If there is no public outcry, or not enough (which can be quelled by lack of data), there's no obligation to act on anything, whether data exists or not (see: UR Phoenix).
This is a recipe for inconsistency and frustration, and definitely not exclusive to silly decisions made for card games. And I can think of the exact point where this switch to public outcry happened: Just go ahead and think of the last "blindside" ban that sent ripples through the entire community in terms of shock, frustration, and lack of understanding through weak justification. Maybe the fact that "the community is good at predicting bans" is simply the circular logic that community outrage DRIVES their decisions in a post-Twin Modern.
I also find it interesting that in my original post on this particular topic, I mention 16 banned cards in 3 distinct different categories, yet the focus of replies was on a purposely-small, and relatively insignificant footnote, to justify placement in those categories.
Lastly, speaking of Forsythe tweets, if you look at that Twitter thread, there are dozens of people dog-piling him. Angry, shocked, or confused over a decision which is widely perceived at the time as an arbitrary forced rotation to shake up the PT.