Changes to the Rotato Potato


Today, Wizards announced that they would revert back two a once-a-year rotation, opposed to the current twice-a-year rotation. This is supposed to help players keep up, and have the format change in slower gradations over a longer time. This is a great change for players who are less invested in Standard, because their cards will stay in Standard for longer period of time. What this means is that instead of rotating at Amonkhet, Battle for Zendikar block will rotate at the “Ham” block, along with the Shadows over Innistrad block. Kaladesh block will not rotate for another two years, until the block after the block after the “Ham” block.

This change is very beneficial for players who don’t have the time or money to keep up with a Standard where their cards drop out so quickly after being purchased. However, this results in less “breakout weekends” where one deck suddenly pops up and begins dominating the format.

What do you think? Comment below!


2 thoughts on “Changes to the Rotato Potato

  1. I like it. It’s good to know your cards are usable in Standard for a whole year. I think people were getting confused having two rotations a year and so people weren’t buying into anything but the very latest set. This of course, hurts Wizard’s bottom line. But I think it’s better for players, too, unless some deck takes over the format and makes no one want to play Standard anymore… That was the main benefit of two rotations, but I agree with their thinking. More positives than negatives, especially when it comes to Standard-legal set sales!


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