Snes wrote: ↑
6 months ago
I'm curious whether or not you feel similarly when an opponent plays a card from the reserved list. Do you voice any objection when another player plays an ABR dual land? Or casts Wheel of Fortune? Or Gaea's Cradle?
Frankly, no. Being totally honest, the RL games I do play are mostly with folk who have a similar sort of collection to myself; some format staples, few RL goodies. So, even footing. The online games I play, which are far more frequent, I could be up against anyone and they potentially could have anything. It's taught me to be a lot more tolerant for cards I don't own and cards I'm fighting uphill against. I'll mostly go up against anything and see it as a challenge, so long as I have a fighting chance. So I've got thick skin with fighting down fairly savage decks and I like to think I can hold my own pretty well.
The difference here is that, while ostensibly I did
have an opportunity to buy these cards, the price is so high just for shipping, customs taxes, exchange rates and WotC's extortionate pricing for 5 cards, the opportunity was so fleeting and minimal it basically didn't exist.
While RL cards are still quite scarce, the difference here is that I'm paying no capital on top to get them. I pay a lot, sure, but a) it's for strong cards that I know will hold their value and can be used in a multitude of scenarios, and b) none of what i shell out for the cards is being spent on extraneous costs just to get the cards into the same physical space that I'm in. I think when I say I wouldn't stay quiet about it, I less mean that I'd give someone grief for playing the cards and more try to discuss with them enabling corporate greed. As a budget player, I probably already shell out more money than I ought on the game, so I'd be hard pressed to stay quiet on the issue sitting down to play against someone with these cards in play.