When I realized Pokemon is better.
Yeah man, that problem never existed before.
Sometime just after Sanctuary of whatever it was. I started to find the packs less interesting come the release of Dark Crisis, but I bought the fuck out of Metal Raiders and Magic Ruler.
I was more of a golems versus angels kind of guy.
When something called Black Luster Soldier and Cydra rapes my ass
Not even mighty kycoo stop them nor necrovalley
In middle school when some faggot stole my cards. I was so heartbroken I didn't feel like buying new cards to rebuild my deck. I played from Metal Raiders to Pharaoh's Servant and had a deck stacked with all those ridiculously broken cards before they got banned from tournaments.
So you're offended the game isn't still stuck in vol2 where the only good plays were "summon your 1.2k vanilla and hope the other guy doesn't have Fissure/Axe of Despair"? Fuck, old ygo was boring.
Zombiesworn are shit and will always be shit.
Probably around IOC actually. I remember pulling Chaos Emperor Dragon on my very first pack. I was a faggot back then so I was like meh, then I read the effect and even my 12 year old self could see how absolutely broken this card is. The effect is just insane, I dominated all my friends with it to the point where we just banned it completely when we played. Then I got Black Luster Soldier and I raped with it as well. My deck back then had so many cheap and broken cards, goddamn Yugioh was a fucking mess.
You just couldn't stop such a broken set of cards unless you were really fucking prepared and we were casual players so my friends while they had decent decks, especially for the time. My friends knew how to play and didn't just use shitty starter decks, they weren't really ready for that shit. I lost interest around then, friends moved on so I didn't play as much so I just quit.
I eventually gave my old cards to my nephew and he shit his pants from all the 1st edition old cards from back then. He cherishes the fuck out those cards.
Why not just make it an entirely new game at that point? People already invested a shit lot of time and money designing and building different decks. The meta became so different from what it once was a shit load of people quit and moved to magic because they didn't want to redo everything.
In the current meta they're pretty legit. With a proper side deck of course.
That's why I run it with this guy. Duh.
More like I wasn't going to shell out another couple hundred dollars to make a viable deck again. Banning a few cards was whatever, but then it completely changed the game. All those expensive cards became worthless and I was not about to spend more money on a game I no longer enjoyed or have value in.
I never really quit per say, I just don't really anymore or anything but I still have interest in it. I still buy some cards that catch my fancy for the old collection. Usually I recognized them from the original show or GX.
When i realized i was spending way to much on cards that konami would ban in the next format.
Topping regionals = shit. Gotcha.
Never heard of Burning Abyss, guys? Come on.
What can I say? I love ritual summoning a 3200 atk beatstick draw engine four times in a turn. Their new cousins (Necloths) in the next set are gonna be broken.
Mid-GX probably? As the game progressed further old basic cards became pretty useless. I mean does anyone ever run Normal or Ritual monsters anymore? Ritual monsters were never that good though except like 1 or 2 from my memory. GX went nuts with the fusions though, fucking dozens of fusions. I never really was into fusions. I like the old simple sets better, they definitely had their problems, I mean Pot of Greed and Monster Reborn by themselves are broken as hell but with some rules it was a damn fun time.
Nigger that shit's tier 1 right now.
It's gonna be unbanned. But they errata'd it's effect so now it's shit. Once per turn, Main phase 1 only. Junk.
Geargias are back, guys. Christ.
>Topping regionals = shit. Gotcha.
Firefists are still shit anon, just accept it. They'll never be relevant again.
>Never heard of Burning Abyss, guys? Come on.
It's BA that's broken, not Tour Guide.
Move over grandpa, Necloth is the new hotness.
The difference is that shit used to get banned.
Now shit that's even faster more broken is the norm, and the old banned shit is still banned. Sure, you still might not be able to do anything against an Envoy of the End into Yata-Garasu unless you instantly nuke the Envoy on summon, but pulling that off is slower than Synchro or XYZ solitaire.
It used the blue eyes engine for drawing and searching, but the dragon itself never really did shit. It was very short lived though and a pretty hectic time for the meta, since nothing seemed to be cemented in place as really good after Rulers.
Not that guy but the only time I recall that happening during those times was the Mad Scientist deck, other than that I don't really remember that happening with anything else.
I was probably 17-18ish and I was browsing traditional games on wikipedia, and noticed that each game had an "element of chance" factor in each wiki entry.
I don't know if it's because I'm subconsciously super competitive but for some reason it just clicked that TGS was pay2win and luck of the draw, so I lost all interest.
I hated that period. Garbage like Bujins even got considered viable. It all ultimately lead to HAT which was just an abomination of a deck.
It's fun to play that sometime and see if you can beat your opponent to death. Too bad it'll never get a chance to be in any way viable.
After the original show ended. My biggest accomplishment was taking part in a local tournament at a game shop near my house in 2002 I think. The latest set at the same was PSV if I remember correctly. It was like 32 people and we grand prize was 1 sealed 1st edition box of LOB/MRD/MRL and $50 credit to the store. It was mostly kids and a few adults, I managed to win thanks to Jinzo and some other good cards. I remember winning with the last match with Dark Magician actually, the only time he's ever gotten me a win. I felt like fucking Yugi at the time, it was cool.
I still keep my original Dark Magician just for memories sake, it's banged up though do to so much play.
My buddy got an invite to Nationals with Six Spamurai last month. But he never goes because the date always clashes with a convention.
I want our little card shop to represent, man...
Once GX was a few seasons in, I think. I still keep around a super-casual Elemental Hero deck I put together though, all the Fusion Monsters were really appealing at the time.
Every year or so I get a big nostalgia kick and look through my old cards, even buy a couple here and there for the unused deck, some of the newer Heroes are pretty impressive.
Nothing against the newer cards personally, but I've been away from the game for so long that everything seems so complicated now. And colorful. Nice to still see the series doing well though.
When they banned best card.
The only one that couldn't kill you first turn was Cyber stein, everything else could.
Also I forgot Makyura variants, Dragon Draw Exodia, Tempest magician variants, Magical library OTK and probably a bunch more
If he stuck around then he'd hardly be an envoy of the END.
Probably, I remember SDK Blue-Eyes being a lot when I was checking a couple years ago for nostalgia's sake. I wanted to make a janky Blue Eyes deck at one point, and wanted each BEWD to have different art.
I dont get the Anime and their use of Fusions on this day and age. Fusion summon is slow as shit and there are better ways to use Pendulum Summon. With Pendulum Summon you could simply flood your side with monsters to XYZ Summon them. Why waste time with Fusions?
>Fusion summon is slow as shit
>not pic related
But Pokemon is still shit... there is no /drama/. No action! No CHARACTER GROWTH!
Ash is still the same Ash he was at the start of the series and its fucking annoying.
If they had some good narative and made it not an eternal battle of pure stupidity then Pokemon could have been wonderful.
Demise is literally a shitty version of Judgement Dragon.
There was a time period where Demise was limited to 1 and Judgement was either unlimited or limited to 2, and that's when I really and truly realized that the game was bullshit.
When I realized that instead of playing the same DS game with 100 new cards added every year, I could be playing a variety of other games instead. Same goes for Pokémon. Also, the power creep and horrible rule text got pretty annoying.
New players often think that destroying a spell/trap negates it's effect so they chain MST to stuff like Dark Hole
They also don't know you can play MST from your hand on your turn
So I heard you like to OTK yourself
You're all missing out on the lest sexist anime of the season niggas.
Also, not on the picture: the manliest YGO character ever, THE MAN GONGEZAKA, who is very likely capable of doing a Super Accel Synchro while STANDING STILL.
First time? Had to stop because college. This was about a little before Chaos showed up.
Second time (I think) is when Dragon Rulers were out and running. The game essentially boiling down to who can vomit their deck out better/more reliably was a turn off. Also funds and just lost interest in general.
Never had a problem with Synchro's and XYZ's. They were simple mechanics that added to the game. Pendulum on the other hand im totally confused on what it's supposed to accomplish.
Though I sorta kept coming back once in awhile due to pic related because of lol waifufag loyalty, really the only reason I keep up with a general idea on whats going on. I know konami will never make her good, and I don't care. Will still use for fun, which is the main idea anyways.
Waifu time? Waifu time.
When I realised my favourite card was getting no support and was almost unplayable after a certain point
I really, really, really want to unbox that
I wasn't really big on card games but when I was in high school a friend of mine and I went half on one of those and for some reason it was a lot of fun just opening all the packs and finding out what we got
Nah. His effects were too good and his rulings were pants on head retarded and highlighted a bit of the problems with the mechanics of the game.
No ruling will ever be more retarded than priority though. Thank god they killed that shit, it made no sense whatsoever on why it was a thing.
fuck you man, drawing cards is exhilarating
pot of greed at 3 would be stupid I agree, but having cards like graceful charity or other things where you either throw away or make a risk are what I like. At least one pot of greed would be ok
>In a Shaddoll/Abyss meta
Pot of Greed can come of the list before Charity does
>the shared laughter between Konami and the artist every time they have to request smaller boobs because 'murricans couldn't handle it
It's actually becoming a real problem though.
Takahashi has prohibited the alteration of some specific cards like MagiMagi Girl, which means she is never going to get released in the West because her boobs are to big
Play Yang-Zing or Sylvan then.
Because he drew the art himself and he doesn't want gajin changing his art
It's complicated but basically a rot of traps are really broken but their power is mitigated by the fact that traps are slow and you need to wait a turn to activate them. Makyura removes that weaknesses
>can any card really be better than Pot of Greed?
I literally have a crate full of thousands of commons and rares that I don't know what to do with.
When I dropped it, XYZ still consisted of just X, Y, and Z. I had six of those booster-bundle tins stuffed full of loose cards, a binder full of trading fodder, and three proper decks. Then hurricane Isabel dropped a tree in my bedroom and about three-quarters of them were ruined by rain. I pretty much just gave up buying more and just played with friends for as long as my leftovers were slightly competitive.
A couple years before XYZ
The concept is bad because people will only play the very best 8 start synchro etc due to limited space and ease of summoning
Fun but flawed
Also shit just kept getting more and more expensive and fast paced
Synchro is actually a lot more suitable for Pendulums than Xyz. Fusion is too, technically.
The thing is, Xyz still sends your Pendulums to the graveyard, while Synchri/Fusion sends them to the extra deck so that you can easily recover them.
It's only a matter of time before a Tuner Pendulum is made.
I have macular degeneration and the effect text just keeps getting smaller and smaller. I don't want to regress back into "That guy who takes fifteen minutes to read all your cards," so dropping it was my only option.
>Had fun playing with my brother and cousin
>Went to an actual tournament and got wrecked
>Went to a few more, throwing money down the toilet
>Wasn't prepared to go all in so I still go wrecked
The game is toxic
>Plays like a casual
>Complains about getting destroyed by people who understand meta
Nobody forced you to waste your money scrub
I still play for fun against friends sometimes, don't bother to actually fork out money for cards though. Dropped the show midway through zexal.
Zexal gets great during part 2
If not for the art style (and weird epilogue) it would be better than 5D's and DM
Not everyone can be lucky enough to be born with autism
>Save up and buy a box of IOC when I was a kid
>Don't get DMoC, CED or BLS
It's rigged, RIGGED.
Me and my friend a starter deck each and decided to try out a regional tournament just for the heck of it.
By simply understanding the rules and basic game theory, we were able to consistently get into the top 8 every time. Which qualified us for prices.
We kept playing for years. The prices from the tournaments really made the game quite affordable really.
But then I was hospitalized because of health reasons. And while I was hospitalized synchros were released. By the time I got back to the game I wasn't able to afford an extra deck because I had missed all the packs&tourneys providing the desired cards. And without them I could no longer consistently get into the top 8 for prices.
My friend continued to play for a couple of years longer and did consistently get into the top 8 like before. But then he had to take a break from it because of college/housing/money reasons. By the time he got back to it his extra deck wasn't viable anymore and he couldn't afford to get a new one.
And xyz, like when synchro first came along, didn't make things any easier.
Ironically, the start of the xyz train was a better starting point for me than the middle of the synchro train, considering how missed the start of that train. But by then I had decided to give up on the game due to it being expensive.
The tournament prices really made the game a lot cheaper. Considerably so. But it still costed money and if you can't consistently get the prices then the game is simply ridiculously expensive.
Did these two ever fugg?
Rewatching the series with their duel during Waking the Dragons, shit is intense.