I’ll be honest that things got a little bit more confusing with more Tweets from Senior Game Designer Alec Dawson. Previously, he confirmed that Edwin VanCleef will be rotated out to Wild with its nerf reverted. Shortly after, however, he said that “Hall of Fame as it has existed will be no more”. What does it mean, exactly? Sadly, I have no clue.
My best guess would be the previously teased Classic set rework. As of now, we don’t know how it will look like. Maybe the entire Classic will rotate out to Wild and we’ll get a completely new set instead? Maybe a Basic set will get extended and we’ll get all the new cards for free? Maybe they will make a new Classic set out of already existing cards from older expansions? Or maybe a rotating “core set” that many players (including me) have suggested for ages? Those are of course only just a few options, and it might turn out that none of those is true.
One thing is sure – if you did want to hold Edwin to “double-dip” on Dust when he rotates out to Hall of Fame – it might not be the best idea. You should probably just get rid of it now and then see how the situation develops.
On a more positive note, Alec also said that every type of player should be hyped for the coming changes, which will be announced in the coming months. If they want to release them alongside upcoming new Standard year, and they most likely do, I expect big announcements in March at the latest. Of course, we can’t take it for granted, but I think that they’ve learned to not overhype something if it might turn out to be bad for the players. We’ll see pretty soon!
As one small part of this, Edwin’s time in Standard will come to a close. However, Hall of Fame as it has existed will be no more. This means there is no additional benefit to crafting or hoarding extra Edwins today.
— Alec Dawson (@GW_Alec) January 8, 2021