Explorer Anthologies should mostly contain Pioneer playable cards. An inspirational list is attached:
Bringing the missing pieces of pioneer to Arena will mean more entries into premium events.
Unfortunately almost none of these cards are good enough for explorer/pioneer so it is not worth the purchase
I was looking forward to purchasing EA3 since i had purchased both of the others. Once the cards were revealed it was a huge disappointment. I completely agree that it should be pulling from like the list in the post and not a mix of obscure cards that play to Historic Brawl.
Stop trying to make Alchemy happen and just power out true to paper Pioneer. It will be good for your business.
This is horrendous as the only useful mythics are only a one of in the PT winning Pioneer deck.
I was looking forward purchasing EA3, and have purchased the previous 2, but there just isn't enough in this one to make it worth it.
At most all I see myself spending is 2 Mythic and 4 Rare WC's (UW Land), and that isn't worth 25k gold.
“I enjoy Magic Arena for reasons of accessibility and other ease of access. However, I am left frustrated and alienated with the direction of the Explorer format as I expected Magic Arena developers to fulfill the promise of bridging the gap between Explorer and Pioneer. The injection of Pioneer cards is far too slow and the forthcoming anthology is once again missing crucial game pieces; therefore, I can not enjoy the format's full potential.”
Exactly what this person said.
I play both paper and arena and have a strong preference for 60 card constructed formats. I consume magic content and spend probably $200-300 per month between arena and LGS.
Every EA we have added some new mechanic or otherwise nonexistent ability to Arena. Colorless mana being a big one, and a mechanic like Nykthos. EA3 seemingly should have had Delve, yet there was nothing. Thespian doesn’t do anything truly new for Arena. EA3 is an absolute bummer after waiting this long for it.
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It would mean a lot to me if these cards would be added. I lost interest in explorer because I couldn't play my favorite decks without Treasure Cruise, which really helps the non combo UR decks.
This EA3 release was a waste of developer’s and player’s time. Way off mark from the community’s interest.
bad customer management
These sets can be pretty minimal impact to pioneer and still be popular. Hopefully, you meaningfully re-think just how unimpactful you are willing to make these, because this is too low.
Please look into this, we love getting new cards into Arena, if you feel obligated to introduce Historic Brawl cards through Explorer and Historic anthologies, it might be a better idea to just have an entire anthology just for Historic Brawl, Explorer anthologies are supposed to get us closer to Pioneer as a maximum priority.
It's almost like you're trying to slow-roll the progress toward Pioneer. This is insulting.
I can understand if an Anthology just doesn't have many cards that interest me. But this Anthology very likely won't appeal to anyone who is trying to put together viable Pioneer decks.
Either get on with it, or just admit that you don't intend to ever get to Pioneer.
Bring delve spells already
Took a break this summer due to not being a fan of alchemy sets this bundle is not making me want to return lol
Firstly, be sincere with your customers. If you don't intend to add pioneer in arena say it. Tell us you want to add another one paper-equal format without digital cards.
Secondly, if you intend to add pioneer just do it. These anthologies are pure garbage.
Thirdly, if you want people to keep.playinh the paper formats in mtgo just update that client.
Long story short, be sincere and respect the people who give your their money. It's simple!
I was excited about this anthology but there simply aren't enough playable cards in the list to justify buying it. I didn't expect Pioneer to arrive overnight but this feels like a stretch.
I'm new and have been falling in love with Magic, and I principally play on Arena. However, Pioneer has become my favorite format, as well as the format I play in paper. So to see Wizards of the Coast approaching this anthology seemingly with more thought put in for Historic Brawl rather than Pioneer frustrates me immensely. On top of that, WotC has also been painfully bad at communicating the reasons and decisions regarding the questionable additions to this anthology. Silently pushing out such a small pool of cards with so many of them being irrelevant feels like an insult.
Of all arena's problems, I really, really hope that this one can and will be solved.