Wotc the changes to historic cards in addition to alchemy makes me think your abusing ***** or common thrives. There is no reason whatsoever for this change you even have to code in the original first so it’s not about card copies and if it is then fix it. No one cares if you wanna make alchemy go for it but please don’t nuke historic. But on the brute side we are not whores cause whores get money when you *********, you won’t even give us back wild cards….if this happens I’m done
Alchemy is ok - but only as a completely separate format. The changes - and also new cards - may only be introduced / implemented here - Standard and Historic should still have the original card texts.
At the moment you just feel pretty fooled by Wizards and not taken seriously as a player. They do what they want - surely enough paying customers will continue to take part in the "rubbish".
I can only appeal to those responsible persons - please change the whole thing so that Alchemy is an independent format with digital cards. Then everyone knows what they are getting into. But leave Standard and Historic alone - and take the nerve and this "digital only junk" out of here.
And sorry for my bad english - it is not my native language.
As you mentioned, pure greed was probably an incentive. Some number-crunching executives predicted this will result in more gem expenditures. However there is another plausible explanation.
Perhaps they simply wanted to copy mechanics found other games such as hearthstone, without thinking through the consequences. That game reportedly re-balances cards to the annoyance of the players there, making it a common complaint. But, at least in copying other games they have made mtga players aware of the competition's existence.
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