Good news, everyone: The team worked hard to get in a fix for Pauper and got there! The new commons will in fact be legal today! #MTGO— Magic Online (@MagicOnline) March 22, 2017
Well that was unexpected.
There's a good chance you read my blog post from yesterday where I shared my opinion about the issues I felt where facing the folks who make Magic. I believe those issues still exist. However I wanted to take some time and thank Wizards of the Coast.
It would have been really easy for the team to sit back and go with yesterday's announcement. They could have bided their time and made sure everything was rock solid before the new April 19th date.
Instead this happened:
@nerdtothecore @MagicOnline Credit for sure goes to our awesome Card Set team, I'm glad they were able to make it happen. :) #WotCStaff— Lee Sharpe (@mtg_lee) March 22, 2017
The team found a fix and we get what we were initially promised.
Now I won't sit here and say that this is ideal. In a perfect world this post and the other one would not have been needed as there would not have been a problem. But the world isn't perfect and, pardon my language, shit happens.
Credit where credit is due so thank you to the people on the Card Set Team. You made my day.
Thank you to Lee for being open and honest about this.
And thank you all for playing, and more importantly, caring about Pauper.
Now, let's join a league and get our teeth kicked in by Burning-Tree Emissary!