viper.fox said:Wow. Well that just buried the hatchet for me.
I was considering for the longest time continuing having a dual collection, but given the frankly horrendous cost of the packs over here ($8 per pack in Australia, and if you find somewhere selling boxes expect to pay $120-150; the same as buying a box with shipping online to here), the steady decline of print quality, vinegar smelling inks, terrible card stock, and now deliberately fluxed box rates and not case rates meaning a box could be beyond crap in pulls? On top of overly large sets with too much crammed in?
Nope. I'm done. Here's the towel. Congratulations on not only running the playable TCG into the ground by making it harder to attain desired cards, but really ruining things for collectors TPCi.
The sense of adventure is fine to preach about, but practicing it isn't exactly working so great. I have more of a sense of adventure opening random Japanese boosters when I'm over there because a) it's fun, and b) even random boosters you could get an amazing pull 1/3 packs. Heck I got a FA N, UR Altaria, and FA Black Kyurem from 10 randomised booster packs that'd been chucked in. If I buy a box from Japan? I know I will pull 99%-100% of the set without SR/UR cards. It's also hilariously cheaper for much higher quality prints and overall better cards.
Go Japanese you can about 4 boxes shipped to Australia for the price of one English box and much better quality
Soon every one will go Japanese, then pokemon will do what wizard s of the coast do, the have put a restriction of buying boxes overseas.
As I live in Australia it is far cheaper for me to buy MTG boxes on line in America but I can not due to the restriction.
So in saying that no one will be able to buy Japanese booster boxes online unless your in japan this could possibly happen.