Mar 272008
 March 27, 2008  Posted by at 10:34 am News, Rumor 12 Responses »

Summary: At this point, as most of you already know that the Set.2 cards are out in Japan for couple days (they released two days prior to official release).  Several people who have purchased boxes in Japan started to report the difference in the chance of winning URs in the Set.2 box.

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Mar 122008
 March 12, 2008  Posted by at 11:42 pm Rumor 6 Responses »

blackcubic.gifSummary: There is a rumor about Set.2 having the black cubic.  Whether it is true or not, it will be yours to decide for now, but the answer will be here within couple weeks from now.

Rumor: “The Set.2 will have Black Cubics”

Source: Japanese facebook equivalent forum.

First of all, NO we are not talking about the famous EOJ site  We are talking about the possibility of having the actual black cubic cards in the upcoming Set.

The source is definitely considered as the weakest evidence.  So under normal circumstances, I would have ignored these kinds of rumor.  However, since there was nothing else better to do  the user who posted this information orignally had previous record of uploading the Set.2 theme deck packages about 1 week prior to that was shown anywhere else including SCE official EOJ forum.  So I have decided to take a bit more attention to this rumor, and share this with the readers of this blog.
Some people on the forum speculate this might be an indication for new element,  but there are couple reasons why I don’t think this is the case.  One being that we already know there will be only 4 cards in the Set.2 that are not categorized as any of 5 elements nor as spell.  (See Set.2 Q&A Summary from SCEA Marketing Manager’s Blog)

If black cubic represent this new element then that leaves only 3 other creatures for the new element.  Three seems a bit odd number plus  just 4 creatures seems too small for creating a new element.

Though I would love to see new element, which I will perhaps write about in the future wishlist series, I highly doubt this is the case.

So if the rumor is true, what can black cubics be?

My guess would be it’s the elemental cubic equivalent of biolith.  The only issue I have with this hypothesis is that I’d rather be convinced with SILVER cubic for biolith than black given the biolith creatures’ color; however, black definitely sounds better than silver.

The black seems a bit odd color to go along with biolith and the source is low in evidence value.   Despite these things, cubics are mascot in the game of EOJ; therefore, I would not be surprised if the developers decides to continue creating new cubics for each expansion.  So overall, I would guess there is 65% chance that Set.2 will have black cubic.