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Lead Designer, Ben Brode, has taken to Twitter to talk about Blizzard's intentions to keep Standard fresh from year to year.

Brode opened up with the following tweets. He then responded to many of the people who chose to reply to his comments.

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Most of the responses he gave were simply clarifying that the design team will take whatever steps they feel are necessary. I'm always a fan of the way that Brode stays realistic. In response to one tweet, he made it clear that in an ideal world new cards would be awesome and no drastic measures would be required.

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Although Brode effectively says what we would have already expected him to be thinking, it is good to see that yet again he's staying in touch with the community. If you want to see all of his responses, you can see them here.

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I play Wild sometimes, but I have to wait more frequently for a match than if I play Standard: so it seems clear that Wild is less populated.  I can't imagine a new player wanting to wait longer for a match, then be thrown up against Dr. B and the Sludge Belchers every second game, when they perhaps won't even know what those are.

Plus, for the lazy net deckers (that's me), the area of this site that deals with Wild is a poor cousin to Standard.

Has Wild got a future?

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Brode and Kaplan, the two best things to happen to Blizzard's community-profile in a long time.

8 hours ago, mimech said:

Plus, for the lazy net deckers (that's me), the area of this site that deals with Wild is a poor cousin to Standard.

Has Wild got a future?

Just on this note, we are currently looking for someone to take over from Sottle for the Wild section of the site. It's incredibly difficult for him to stay on top of two completely different metas at the same time, but we don't want to simply ignore Wild and let it disappear from the site. We're doing our best to find someone and will keep you guys updated about it!

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