EdgarFigaro wrote:How fun would it be if everyone played an Endless Morning deck? There's a reason certain cards are hard to obtain. And it is significantly cheaper than trying to build a tournament ready Magic deck. We know it's not easy to obtain 3 of each card, but not everyone wants triple Propositions.
To alleviate people's stress, once we get enough users coming in on a constant basis, we can reanalyze how to best split up the arenas. We want it to where each play style and buying habit can play comfortably. How the arenas can best be split will take some time to work out.
If everyones running Eternal Morning just because they all have access to it then I think there's some deeper balance issues that need to be addressed. Don't get me wrong, with everyone having every card you do have a tendency toward Flavor of the Months popping up, where a single file becomes popular and everyone starts copying it, but really that's still kind of happening here where a large portion of the population are playing gowen (and has been for many sets now) simply because they're the best file most people can make with out spending huge dollars. People want to use powerful decks, your not going to change that, but in a well balanced game this is not necessarily a bad thing. In many ways it helps keep the environment less stagnant because by running the popular files yourself you tend to learn their weaknesses, and through that can switch to other files and be better equipped to beat the popular files until, sick of losing, people stop running the popular files and switch to the next popular file. I had many big blue players say after set 2 that big blue had tons of weaknesses to exploit that people just never realized cause they never played it themselves, who knows what the meta would have been like if a larger portion of our player base could have tried out big blue for themselves.
So no, I can't agree that our getting less cards for our money is a good thing, in my opinion alteil would be much better off if we got more gran for our money and thus we could complete sets of cards for say 40 bucks. As it is I spent 30 bucks prior to set 4s launch and got NOTHING from my box or packs that I'm now using in my files, not cause there isn't stuff in that set that I want to use, but because I pulled very few playsets. If I had gotten enough gran for double the cards I'd have surely have gotten at least a few more playsets of stuff I wanted and actually be running new and interesting files now.
Anyway back on topic, battle forge could sell complete sets for a dollar, but it still wouldn't be worth my dollar if I didn't enjoy the game, so I'll have to look into it more first and determine whether its something I really enjoy before I even consider spending any money on it. I'd still rather pay 3 dollars for a bag of tasty french fries then 1 dollar for a bag of stinky dog doo, price isn't everything, you've got to get value for your money.
Although to be fair, I never really felt like I got value for the money I've invested in alteil, but I looked at it more as a donation toward a good cause, I like the GMs, I like the gameplay, and I want to support free2play business models.
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