We are currently working on modifications to discarding, and I wanted to reach out to start a discussion on what we have planned. First off, thank you to all of you that have used the discarding feature. We’ve gathered a ton of insight and are excited to share some stats with you!
- Total cards discarded: 370k+
- Common: 233k
- Uncommon: 71k
- Rare: 41k
- Very Rare: 11k
- Extremely Rare: 9k
- Chase: 2k
- Variant: 3k
- Total Points: ~65 million!
Point Value: The first thing I want to address is card point value. As many of you have pointed out, not all cards of the same rarity are equally as rare. For example the odds of a pack containing an extremely rare card from one set can be 1/10 where in another it can be 1/50. Because of this, we plan to include odds when determining card point value.
With that in mind, we don’t want to over-promote discarding exceptionally rare cards. The intent of discarding is to give you a way to get rid of unwanted cards that are difficult to trade away… a way to essentially get rid of clutter in your collections. There won’t be a penalty for discarding exceptionally rare cards, but the value will start to taper off after a certain amount. Additionally, we will be introducing new ways to earn and spend points. Discarding will still be useful for obtaining points, but it won’t be the primary source or nearly as fun as many of the features we have planned.
Discard Packs: The second point I want to address is what we’re going to do with all these discarded cards. We have some cards from sets that have been unavailable since 2013! The short answer is discards will be re-released in limited quantities once we can create a fair number of well-weighted packs (meaning several full sets can be completed). As some of these will be extremely limited, we are still working out how to release them properly to give everyone a fair shot at obtaining some of the older sets. As this is an initial discussion, don’t worry about missing out, as the discards wont be released soon. Also, @vagrantscout and I will give A LOT of updates and warnings before the first discard pack is released.
Please post any and all comments / suggestion you may have, as we truly appreciate your feedback.