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DemonDragonJ I was definitely joking. As a socioeconomic system, communism undoubtedly failed and it shouldn't be a path for any state to follow. Of course laissez faire capitalism also failed when it was tried in the gilded age. As Gleeock implied, we should really base our economic system not on dogma, but on empirical evidence and adjust our economic policies and goals based on new data.

January 25, 2023 10:29 a.m.

I think they are getting to be pretty 'meh'. Wizards seem to have learned the lesson from Oko that making them really powerful can be a big mistake. There are some interesting designs still, but they are far less impactful compared to what they used to be. Personally I have a Dihada, Binder of Wills deck and I enjoy the interplay between her +2 and -3 abilities, but it takes a deck built around using that which I think is good. Generically good planeswalkers aren't great for the game usually. I also really like the design of Tasha, the Witch Queen and Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes as well.

I don't think planeswalkers are necessarily a problem in the formats I play (commander and limited) but I don't think it would be super healthy to give them a bunch of new tools either. I'm slightly concerned that the amount of proliferate in All Will Be One could end up being problematic.

January 24, 2023 11:47 a.m.

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Comrade DemonDragonJ! I have a solution for this problem you have identified! Communism!

Seriously though, big video game developers basically just figured out a better way to monetize video games. The cost of producing AAA caliber games has exploded over the past 10-15 years so if you want to buy a AAA video game there are only a few companies that can make them, and they want as much money as they can get so everything is a DLC now. Wizards is doing the same thing to Magic. Why do you think just about every powerful card is a mythic these days and there are 97345 variants for each card? Sadly with the video game industry I don't see a great solution unless the tooling and labor required to make a AAA video game gets substantially cheaper and easier to use. Now I just plan on waiting for sales after a game has been out for a while. You miss out on the hype, but you at least know what you're paying for.

It's a shame that communism failed so badly cause late-stage capitalism kinda sucks.

January 22, 2023 11:42 p.m.

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I'd go really dark. One major theme that re-occurs in the Legend of Zelda games is kidnapping. I think they should go for a Silence of the Lambs type vibe. Only question is if Ganon should play the role of Hannibal Lector or Buffalo Bill.

Actually the Mario games all focus on kidnapping too. I think Shigeru Miyamoto might have some issues.

January 20, 2023 10:36 a.m.

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