alchemy historic changes
This change for historic is outrageous. Why should the historic card pool be nerfed for this fancy new separate standard mode?
This change is just plain stupid and kills mtga for me.
No new changes to the client for years, no introduction of existing table top modes. The client crashes at random times since 2 or 3 patches ago.
It would be far better to clean up your mess before expanding onto it and dragging the only worthwhile thing for me down with it.
I' am currently considering dropping mtga all together when alchemy goes live
Yes, this is a real problem! Arena absolutely need an eternal format with no digital cards. The first historic was very good, the new historic is horrible. Without a non-digital eternal format I don't think I'll want to play for much longer.
I am uninstalling all all platforms until the following two decisions are undone: Not refunding wildcards for nerfed Alchemy cards (a practice Hearthstone has done for years), and not having Alchemy nerfs effect Historic. You lost another paying customer over greed and mismanagement, WOTC. I am not willing to play Historic with these decision in place. I play Historic because it is a Non-Rotating format. Spending wildcards is no longer safe in Historic because of these decisions. You are making cards we spent wildcards on unplayable in Historic due to setting them to an appropriate power level for Alchemy i.e. Standard (not Historic) with not compensation for sunk cos
MTG arena need an eternal format with only proper unsoiled/unchanged/non-digital-only cards, if it is not historic, you need to introduce another eternal format ASAP.
This format should be balanced only by introducing identical digital print of paper cards; Banning or limiting some cards, should be used as last resort measure and must be accompanied by a wildcard refund.
Nerfing cards without a refund is just not OK (tempering with a product you already paid for IRL is not legal, it's not any different). Even Hearthstone offer a full refund for a limited time for any nerf to cards...
If you don't want to introduce a proper unsoiled eternal format at least don't let alchemy bleed all over historic.