I saw this add on another site. It says "The one and only", referencing arena. I see that as meaning MODO is on borrowed time and I don't like that. I'm considering cashing out.
Does anyone else have insight into this? Am I over reacting?

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"The one and only" could be referring to many things, or it could be a pointless phrase thrown in to catch attention. It could also mean that "the one and only" card that matters in Arena is the one pictured in the left hand side.

last edited by Yugi Mutou

Mtgo cards will soon be worthless. You might want to consider selling out and just using a rental service

Kinda reads like that text was generated by a rudimentary AI to me. I wouldn't worry about it (not to say MODO's future is certain otherwise though).

@yugi-mutou There's more than one card on the side 🙂

I think it's the one and only Arena. Not the one and only way to play MTG online.

They are still making plenty of money on MTGO and seem to have 0 interest in porting old cards onto Arena so I am confident MTGO will be around for quite a while. Confident enough that I recently added money to the account.

Pioneer will float MTGO, dont you worry.

@p3temangus We don't know whether the popularity of Pioneer will last. They also could add cards for Pioneer to Arena some day. I don't think this would be impossible if Hasbro determines it would be profitable enough to do so.

It's not worth it selling out and using rental, you will literally just lose money. Unless you want to try different decks every week.

It will probably take a lot of time until arena end up having all the cards pool. And I don't think they will shut down mtgo until there. They know there are A LOT of people that play different formats than standard and limited that would rather play anything else than waste time playing standard. I don't think arena needs the player base from mtgo. And honestly I think the 'profit per capita' of mtgo is bigger than arena's.

Is buying $40 digital “Okos” whenever a new set comes out - only to see its value go to practically nothing in a short while - wasting money?

The trend for all mtgo cards is down. That’s just a fact. Mox Emerald is what, $2? It used to be over $100. Pernicious Deed used to be over $100, now it’s a couple cents. There’s no investment here, you’re giving money away no matter what.

Yeah, but the rental service costs about 13% of the rented cards value per month (taking what I saw from cardhoarder). 15% if you consider buying always from one bot is expensive. If you want to play for 7 months you are way better off not selling out to rent.

last edited by GutoCmtt

If you’re going to play the same DPS deck for 6 months, then it’s more worth it to just own the cards sure.

But if you want to play a different deck every week, experiment with new cards or ideas then

Manatraders is only $35 a month flat for renting up to $350 value of cards (which all Vintage decks tend to be under) and you have access to any new printings. You essentially have a boundless collection for $35 a month and don’t have to worry about the program being deleted.

last edited by desolutionist

I will echo what @desolutionist says. Renting is gas. I would never get to try all sorts of things in this format without my rental sub.

I will also put forth Cardhoarder as well as another rental service. They do have a bit of a wait list (because the service is so popular) but they have stellar service and I feel they're more flexible to work with than Manatraders is (I've heard plenty of bad PR stuff about Manatraders, tbh).

The only caveat is that CH is a weekly fee but in the long run you are paying only for what you think you need and can pause/change as needed (say you need to pause for a week, you can do this) and also paying for a solid customer support experience as well.

I would totally recommend renting too. One thing Arena has done is greatly reduce the number of people drafting new sets on MTGO and that has made the cost of new singles berserk.

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