idSurge wrote: ↑
2 years ago
FoodChainGoblins wrote: ↑
2 years ago
They waited nearly 2 months. What is another week to save face? People here, myself probably right at the top of this, seem to think that having a healthy meta is the top of WotC's concern. It's not. This is still a business run by Hasbro to make profits. Most of the things they do are to reap profits, like most businesses that have not gone bankrupt thrive on.
You save face by banning it. Shake up right before Vegas? That's even worse.
Ban it tomorrow. I'm not kidding.
This 'oh they cannot because profits' is comical when the set has W6, Force, Prismatic.
If they don't ban it, I probably end up blocked by Forsythe tomorrow.
Yeah, you have a point.
They failed to ban it previously, but I guess that also completed a goal of banning a card that most Modern players secretly wanted banned since 2011 - Bridge from Below. Now that the menace of Modern is gone, it's time to ban the "real" card that caused the problem, eh?
I'm not saying to leave it unbanned forever. Deathrite Shaman swayed clear of the Modern ban list for many many years. Eventually it was banned and Bloodbraid Elf came off years later. I'm sorry if I don't expect things to happen quickly.
I love that last sentence! P.S. - when they do ban it, Aaron will get my 4 copies in the mail, torn in half, next to the receipt of $100 that I paid when the card just came out and spiked to $35 (I got a hell of a deal at the time by bargaining like crazy). There will be a note that says, "I hear you need $100, but I didn't want to tear up a $100 bill because you'd tape it back together."
*I know Bridge from Below will never get unbanned because "it does broken things," but I will stand next to the other 4 people that want this unbanned until Modern as a format ends. The busted stuff that it did predicated on the card Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and multiple new cards. Outside of that, what it did was this - when someone plays sweepers, if you had it in your yard, you would get that number of 2/2s. It lowered the efficiency of sweepers. Occasionally if you had the Combo, you could use B to cast and recast Gravecrawler
from your yard to put +1/+1 counters on Carrion Feeder and get a 2/2 Zombie per counter. While I'm in the minority of thinking that this combo is no more powerful than Champion of the Parish + Humans, Thing and Phoenix + spells, dredge cards + graveyard cards, burn + mana to cast that burn, and many other things that's going on in Modern right now. But maybe it is? Maybe Bridge would make Bridge Vine beat all of these decks that it never beat before MH?