The League of Explorers will be cycled out the next year, really? Why 3 set, I understod that only 2 set will be cycled out.
It's going to put pressure on Blizzard to create new content, since we're effectively going from 3 sets and two adventures (I think of Basic and Classic as one set) to 2 sets and 1 adventure. That's going to tremendously shrink the meta unless Karazhan is going to burst it open with some wacky new cards and/or mechanics.What modern decks actually survive the meta change? Combo decks will start to die off, with Thaurissan gone. Priest will be completely dead with even Dragon Priest being infeasible. I feel like unless there's something weird in Kara, we're going to be swarmed with aggro-Pirate Warriors in the new year.
Oh I'm sure the new releases will be very healthy. I was trying to make the point that they will be pressured to have an early release for the next adventure / expansion, perhaps March 2017, so that we're not playing in a much reduced world for too long next year.