Icyman2 wrote:I don't care about perfect cards on release. I care about having many erratas. I don't understand why there can't be one every week. There are a lot of suggestions made here, you probably have the data to back it up and yet errata comes twice a year. If you made a mistake on the errata, then you can always undo it. If you nerf an unpopular mechanic out of existence, and the majority of players rejoice (get a voting system with ip address attached to it), then aren't you making customers happy?
Careful there, Icy. Not every voice on balance should count for the same. You can have someone who has gaping mistakes in play vs. someone who is a top season RP record holder. In a good game, the latter better have a much bigger voice than the former.
And yes, Kemious, I'm saying that the testing team is indeed cheating those who not only paid for cards, but invested their time in creating strategies, and so forth. By the time a card gets released, its power shouldn't come crashing down, because who knows how much money was spent trying to acquire it? EG if I spent $20 trying to obtain a set of Ruuca on set 10's release, well, I wanted that Ruuca that can just constantly summon a fiery dragon every turn and crush any rush, or with enough SP generation, cycle ice dragons to engage bigs into the abyss.
Once she got nerfed, well, why did I just spend $20? Will my $20 get refunded? Or my point cards? Or whatever else?
Here's a good analogy--if you spent $750 to buy a brand new laptop from me, you'd feel pretty ripped off if in a month, I came and took that laptop and replaced it with a version with less RAM, less processing power, and more hours of use, right? Well, it's no different here. People spend time/money acquiring a certain card. When the balance team comes and nerfs that card, they don't just nerf the card--they make the resources spent acquiring it that much more meaningless.
And when I msged harvest4god about the testing team being accountable to the players that actually pay for the cards, he was very hostile to me, to say the least.