You've ruined the game i love
This game used to be about friends and cheap fun. You've gotten way too big, you've lost direction entirely with the game, and as inevitably happens with every huge corporation, you've lost sight of what got you here. Your inability to continue to deliver the game I started playing 17 years ago will be what ruins you and costs your company tons of money, that is until your realize you've left your player base behind, similar to world of warcraft. Keep printing bigger and better cards for 2x 3x the cost, honestly it excites me, because the quicker you lose players the faster we get back to the game I love. We see it already, you're upping the prices partially as a money grab, yes, but mostly because of a fading base. Maddening cacophony, what the actual *? As if eldrazi didn't get bad enough now we have to deal with this *? It's similar to storm imo, major mistake for the game, it's not interactive in any way, it's not unbeatable don't get me wrong. But who honestly wants to sit on the other side of the table ever again against someone who you've encouraged to play this way? These sets make it so I'm playing a game and you're playing your own separate game, neither of us interacting with each other or the board in any way, we don't need to, if we want we can gain 15 life and win the game, one of many side win cons, having nothing to do with anything relevant and has only been printed to make people with lots of money and no brain have a chance to win, not even looking at what the opponent is doing. Idk what you're doing but keep doing it, can't wait to get my game back.
Johnny Demonic commented
Ugin is another card in this vein, but that is rotating out soon, thankfully. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with Ruin Crab (ZKR), Maddening Cacophony (ZKR), and now (the oh-so-exciting!) Tasha’s Hideous Laughter (AFR) until September 2022.
What these mill decks seem to be saying is that the best strategy is to have your opponent not play their cards at all. In fact, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter exiles your cards, unplayed. It is neither a fun nor meaningful play experience to have your precious Mythic Rares and lands flushed down a magical toilet bowl.
IRL, when facing a mill deck, I might as well hand my cards to my opponent, have them go behind my FLGS and burn my cards in a dumpster. Because that’s what mill essentially does.
Of course, one defense against mill is to have more cards in your library, so maybe this mechanic is intended to get players to buy more cards. If so, it illustrates the point that greed does win over fun now.