Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Does the March 2013 format (post-LTGY) suck?

"This format SUCKS!"
"No, it doesn't!"
"YES, it does!"
"NO, it doesn't!!!"
"YES, it does!!!"

You've probably noticed this conversation going on a lot since LTGY came out, although likely not in such a direct manner. And that's a shame, because if it did play out this way, it might only be a matter of time before people realized that it is always a matter of perspective as to what determines if a format is good or bad.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those of you who like to view life in black and white, but there is no correct answer to the question of "does this format suck?" Take this format for example. If you're a very good player and you have the money to afford Dragons or Prophecy, you're more likely to vote no. If you're either not a pro or don't want to spend big on the top two decks (or don't want to play them for any other reason), then you're more likely to vote yes.

Is it really that hard for pro players to understand that non-pro players are sick of either being stepped on by the incumbent decks or losing mirror matches with them all the time?

Is it really that hard for non-pro players to understand that pros favor formats with fewer playable decks so that they can have an easier time capitalizing on mistakes in the mirror and don't have to worry about playing against many other decks?

It's the simple fact that different people want different things from this game. Now can we please stop acting like a bunch of stupid children who are utterly incapable of walking in someone else's shoes for five seconds?

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