They are not closing down. https://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/49778-a-new-and-exciting-beginning
@joshuabrooks I like it. I've toyed with the idea of a Vintagy format only allowing old boarder sets but with a higher power level than middleschool/premodern/hyperextended.
I play a couple of different casual formats that have grown to be become quite popular. The key to succeed in creating a community is to start small and grow it organically. You don't need buy-in. Build it and they will come. Or not.
@smmenen Good read! Very cool with a tool that can measure diversity. Seeing is believing.
My only critique of your article would be that it wasn't immediately obvious that you flipped the index. You wrote
Recall that a higher value indicates a more balanced and more diverse metagame, and a lower number indicates a less balanced and less diverse metagame, with .99 being a nearly perfectly balanced and diverse metagame with a plethora of viable decks, and a value closer to 0 being a metagame dominated basically by a single deck.
But for that sentence to make sense, you would have to have read the endnote as you make no mention above of why this changed.
You're not cutting a creature in the matchups you bring in Gisela or the dragon. That feels incorrect. I think Muldrotha's out vs. shops and Xerox.
I would probably cut an Island vs. at least dredge.
Maybe @brianpk80 can answer this better, but I think you can cut a number of oaths in the PO matchup.
Depending on the flavour of dredge, I think you can cut 0-2 FoW.