I've actually become bored with this format as it stands now. I've moved on to Modern, which I said I wouldn't do, lol
It's not a solved format and am enjoying it much more so than Legacy or Vintage. I'll sleeve up and play a commander deck before I play Vintage, in the current "meta".
Locally, for vintage anyway, I'm more likely to face Legacy ported decks or all Burn decks irl, anyway, lol
Seriously, Magic players are in general entitled complainers, just like gamers and any other major geek culture right now, but the Vintage crowd being like this is surprising to me. It's been growing for the past few years, but man, all I ever hear is people complaining, even now when the format is completely balanced people manage to complain about the meta AND about a deck that isn't even part of it. This is boring.
I feel the same.
To think that after all the printings, rules changes, the scrye rule and restrictions over the past 15 years the one reason I'm thinking of taking a break from the format is the wave of complainers in vintage.
what do blue decks have to answer with mental misstep that we need 4 MM in the format, that blue decks couldn't handle with MM restricted?
What card must be kept in check with Mental Misstep that couldn't be kept in check before, besides A.Recall?
If I may, Chalice was restricted because it was viewed as keeping players from playing their cards in a format where you should be able to play your cards. Misstep is almost in the same boat, but worse, every blue deck runs it.
I'm not for restricting MM, just curious as to what your thoughts are on these points.
I've always thought Xerox runs a lower mana count/curve and uses alot of cantrips like Preordain and inherently is tempo oriented, as to where big blue relies on Solomoxen and packs more than 18 lands and usually curves out at 4cmc or higher and leans more towards control.
Since wotc have gone back on every single promise they've made over the years, except one, maybe this is a sign that it's getting closer to abolishing the reserved list
Honestly, the number of people that would be happy without the RL would vastly exceed the number of people that still want it in place.
The whole reason for Master sets and Masterpieces were to satisfy the players wanting more reprints. Obviously selling more product along the way.
They proved, not explicitly, that original printings of cards can retain higher value over newer printings, save foil versions. Especially in the long run.
At least from My observations.
My two cents.