I understand probably very few of us, of Any were able to get our hands on a full box of Theros yet, but I was wondering if anyone had been planning to work on or knows a site/app that will map Theros boxes once they officially come out. And if so about how long it would take to get up an running
Doesnt work. Box mapping was abolished awhile back. Wizards started a triple randomization process. Cards are packed randomized, packs are boxed randomized, and stores are supposed to randomize when they open the box.
Essentially, Box Mapping was discovering the order of what rares and or foils were in your box by opening a few. So you could pick and choose your good packs, then sell back packs you knew had nothing in them for full price to get what you needed cheap.
I know Gatecrash had a double randomization every 10 boxes, though I didn't know it's now triple randomization every single box. Did this start with M14?
I have no idea when it started, although I bet it was sometime around Innistrad. Just a guess.
And I bet Wizards for a few years were like "Please, you can't actually calculate it". Then people did it and they mixed Gatecrash up to scare people away from box mapping, but then people pushed through and now they are like "Oh hell no". Basically.
This guy does Innistrad (pretty recently), but I still have my doubts. In either event, I'd never buy a booster from an online store. Someone more then likely mapped it, took all the gravy and sold you junk.