Book of Exalted Deeds Wildcard Compensation
With the latest Ban/Restricted announcement (https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-july-14-2021)
The card "Book of Exalted Deeds" will be banned in Standard 2022.
Per the announcement, "Note that wildcard grants are not used for bans in Standard 2022. The Book of Exalted Deeds can still be used in both Standard and Historic play on MTG Arena."
This does not make sense. There is a ranked queue for standard 2022 and Book of Exalted Deeds was a competitive deck. Many players used their extremely rare mythic wild cards to get copies of this card, which will now become useless.
This does not seem fair to players of the game, especially when there is already the precedent of refunding wildcards when cards are banned in competitive formats.
It seems like some of ya'll are purposely getting the wild cards in order to chees up the ladder with Faceless Haven and Exalted Deeds [Facebook]. There is little to no land destruction in Standard 2022. Only currently 5 cards in standard have destroy target land. 3 of which you HAVE to play R/G in order to utilize. Even if you just play a deck with red utility, you're limited now to two forms of land removal. For example, an aggro mono red deck only one option is viable [Cleansing Wildfire]. Other than that all other sources of land destruction are either too expensive [CMC], too slow, or can't be utilized unless you're playing a specific deck against Facebook in this standard. Creature removal is easier, but the card is still far too unbalanced unlike is counter part. Even now we have Field of Ruin in standard you still would have to side board in a traditional Best Of 3 (or more) game.
Its extremely unfair to more players going against it then the players who PURPOSELY used their wildcards to get the card. Literally people will stall out games in order to have their win con to achieve Facebook.
Also compensation? You're kidding right? You know what players do in the Pro circuit when a card of they used gets banned? They don't get compensated they build a win condition around something else in their deck or build a new one.
The issue here is that the card was printed in the first place... it is a unfair no skill card... alrund's aphany is another example... cards like this must not be printed and then players that can actually play the game without cheating can play and win fair and square
Hhh of Br#33127 commented
Please Ban the players that are cheating!
Here is a printscreen of player Warrior2606 using the banned card Book of Exalted Deeds in Standard 2022
It's very unfair to take wildcards away from free to play players who crafted this deck to play ranked queues. It becomes very difficult/impossible to craft new decks to continue to try and play in the competitive queue.
The argument that these cards will be made legal again in the next standard so do not need to be refunded is illogical. The same could be said for any cards that are banned in standard but not in historic. Even if the cards are legal in the next standard, their value is diminished because that 'standard' is not the same format.
At the end of the day, if someone's competitive deck is impacted by a ban, it is only fair for WoTC to provide those players compensation for the banned cards. Again, precedent has already been set for all other competitive/ranked formats.