It seemed to have started when Pokemon said "we're making it easier to get the cards you want" ok makes sense, cards will be less rare so their price will go down.. and they sure have, everything and I mean EVRYTHING has been thoroughly slashed, but the interesting thing about that is WE (I say we because the community dictates the market, not pokemon) have put the horse before the cart, everything has received a completely arbitrary price cut and Pokemon hasn't done ANYTHING to make the cards easier to get, in fact a lot of them they've made harder since theyve removed legacy tournaments and nerfed the hck out of tourney rewards in general... yet their prices are still plummeting
Makes zero sense, why has say FA keldeo EXs price just recently been cut in half? Was he made easier to get as promised? On the contrary, there is now ZERO way to get a boundaries crossed pack, and there's no reason he should've experienced a change in demand in just the last month or so.. and this is just one example among a trillion
And it's not like pack pulls have gotten any better, in fact pack pulls here are notoriously AWFUL, so what incentive do I have to EVER open a single pack again.. the other day I opened 19 FBL packs, I got 18 worthless common rares.. and an RA yveltal gx (woo) this is a massive net loss.. why would I open 3-20 packs and if I'm lucky out of the entire lot I'll pull one card that I can trade for.. 1 pack yayyyyy (this applies even more so with many other types of packs, FBL isn't even the best example) granted opening packs in this game was always widely considered malpractice.. but now it's an even worse idea since like 90% of "ultra rare" cards that you're just PRAYING to pull.. Will net you 1 measly pack.. that you can open and get a pile of dust (another yay)
The reason I felt the need to post about this is because I just find it all so weird and random, and again this is a self inflicted problem by the community, as a whole we control the market and we've broke it for seemingly no reason, we got a half-(you know what) promise by Pokemon, we reacted and it turns out Pokemon delivered the EXACT OPPOSITE of their promise, yet the market overhaul remains the same
-EDIT: just to elaborate on this^ a bit, even if Pokemon does implement legacy packs into the shop (which I'm starting to believe is a complete bold face lie, I mean we KNOW it's not hard to do and it takes no time at all, they threw XY in at the snap of a finger.. gee thanks those are totally worthwhile) but even if they do implement legacy packs how does that effect the value of things like FA Cynthia and UB? Etc
There's no logical way to rationalize any of this, and for anyone who plans on saying "you're just a salty collector who's mad the price of all his stuff got slashed" well.. yes I have a lot of old and previously very valuable stuff, however "investment wise" I technically havnt really lost anything because of this considering I never planned on trading any of it at any point, I have playsets of stuff that I keep forever and any time I had an overflow of it (for example a 5th FA juniper or something) it was traded out quickly for other stuff I wanted, so the number on the high value stuff I had doesn't really matter to me since my plan was always to keep it all forever anyway, I was never hoarding comp searches or anything like that lol pretty sure the only time I ever had so much as 2 of them in my possession is when it was recently put on the ladder.. but yeah just wanted to reinforce the fact that the only reason I'm bringing this up is because it's just extremely random and makes no sense at all.. and I am completely unbiased in saying that, and frankly there's really no argument against it other than "well we were trciked by pokemon" but now that we know that why have we not reverted back? Not only have we not reverted back which would be the logical next step, we've CONTINUED to trend in the same direction
Edited by Cubchoo103, 13 May 2018 - 10:19 PM.