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Old 12-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #51
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The start of last format had rogue decks topping too. They all eventually became d-rulers a month after though. I just want to fast forward already and see this format unfold, just curious to see if I'm right on the money which decks will do good or bad.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #52
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wishful thinking. deck is still pretty unplayable.
Define unplayable.
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Define unplayable.
I consider deck playable only if you can take it to a tournament (Regionals at least) and top/win with it. You can't do that with Plant Synchro now.

Therefore unplayable.
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The formats have been bad since the TCG split off. I've been watching tournaments all of last format, and noone won even locals without maindecking cards that would otherwise be side-deck material. Vanitys emptiness is a perfect example. Why were dragons still tier 1? They didnt have to worry about backrow, could set it freely, and could stop their opponent from een playing the game by flipping vanitys emptiness or Skill Drain. In older formats, decks could overcome the overextending by punishing the opponent with Heavy Storm. Now, theres no way to punish someone for setting all of their backrow and not holding anything back. Heavy Storm took skill because you had to know how to respond to the traps they held back. Now, theres no fear of Heavy Storm, so you just set everyhing, and they have to MST the things that wouldnt be in the deck in the first place just to get screwed by Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, Raigeki Break, or torrential that they could have MSTd. I miss the thought involved in setting backrow. Theres none of that now. And lonefire to two is a blatant sales pitch to sell LVAL, sylvans are already tier 1 with a single lonefire. Next format is gonna be GK, sylvans, D rulers with blue-eyes engine, and maybe mermail/firefist (dont count on it much tho). All of the forst 3 are heavy backrow or ignoring backrow altogether in te case of D rulers and sylvans.
although I think the moment to use your Heavy Storm or not was brainless.
made enough solid strategies not see any play, I do miss the flipside of it.
being careful with what/how many backrow you set.
One has gotto be careful eitherway though but ye some noobs can get lucky and get away with it.
maybe the answer is to get another new card and not getting Heavy Storm back.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #55
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This thread wasn't about Heavy Storm. Don't make it into one.

The absence of Heavy Storm has nothing to do with the potential greatness of a format. Those saying it does need to look at the game at a deeper level.

Next format will be good.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #56
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This format has potential to be good.

At first, I called a Bujin format, but then that has yet to be tested.
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This thread wasn't about Heavy Storm. Don't make it into one.

The absence of Heavy Storm has nothing to do with the potential greatness of a format. Those saying it does need to look at the game at a deeper level.

Next format will be good.
Wow what an incredibly hypocritical and superficial thing to say.
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Next format will be great. Misplays actually will cost you games now instead of going "oh I misplayed time to YOLO" dumb mentality won't work next format. Fire Fist and Mermails are the only two decks that look the best. Everything else looks slow and inconsistent. Geargia's are actually easier to beat with Marksman and Bear being very real again.
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I consider deck playable only if you can take it to a tournament (Regionals at least) and top/win with it. You can't do that with Plant Synchro now.

Therefore unplayable.
plants topped a few last format though :/. Not talking about Druler varients either.
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plants topped a few last format though :/. Not talking about Druler varients either.
Links to decklists/whatever? From September 2013 format.
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Wow what an incredibly hypocritical and superficial thing to say.
I am sorry, I just don't want to see pro stormers coming into a thread and spouting nonsense about Heavy Storm where it doesn't belong. Same for people who want Heavy Storm gone.

I don't see the hypocrisy though. I stated a simple fact. Heavy Storms absence is not a reason why a format will suck. It's easy. No need to bring up Heavy Storm as a singular reason why someone would think it will be good or bad.

Bringing up Storm as a reason why the format will suck is known as a "crutch".

There you go... you got me talking about it. Now I am being a hypocrite.

I am done though.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #62
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The format will start off diverse, and then as it gets its footing it will come down to 2 or 3 decks that are better then the others and people will flock to those decks for the rest of the format.
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This format has potential to be good.

At first, I called a Bujin format, but then that has yet to be tested.
Bujins suck.


Anyways, on topic, the format is far from perfect. It's alright, and I'm loving the lonefire to 2.
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They said that last format and the one before that and the one before that seeing a pattern here?

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Old 12-24-2013, 07:46 PM   #65
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And btw they had a big tournament in Germany using the new list in the top 16 they were 6 mermails

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I am sorry, I just don't want to see pro stormers coming into a thread and spouting nonsense about Heavy Storm where it doesn't belong. Same for people who want Heavy Storm gone.

I don't see the hypocrisy though. I stated a simple fact. Heavy Storms absence is not a reason why a format will suck. It's easy. No need to bring up Heavy Storm as a singular reason why someone would think it will be good or bad.

Bringing up Storm as a reason why the format will suck is known as a "crutch".

There you go... you got me talking about it. Now I am being a hypocrite.

I am done though.
1) I didnt bring Heavy Storm up
2) surely not as a reason to why the format is x or y as it doesnt rely on one card.
3) not sure if you got it but im glad it is gone just replying and expressing my thoughts on it.
that I do miss some more thought into playing backrow.
for sure as hell am I glad about the DEERRP heavystorm plays being gone.

I believe the format is going to be great anyway what is there to say about it?
wait and see.
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Anyways, on topic, the format is far from perfect. It's alright, and I'm loving the lonefire to 2.
Does that mean my Bujin Format assumption is out of the equation?
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To be honest, last time I played they were completely irrelevant. Idk any of the new support they got, but I doubt they can keep up the pace vs stuff like Geargaiakuris.
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To be honest, last time I played they were completely irrelevant. Idk any of the new support they got, but I doubt they can keep up the pace vs stuff like Geargaiakuris.
Have you SEEN THE NEW STUFF HOLY ****.
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No but I'm biased. I hate the deck because it's boring and linear. Literally no amount of new support could get me into that.
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No but I'm biased. I hate the deck because it's boring and linear. Literally no amount of new support could get me into that.
Bujin Decisive Battle and a Bujin killing a Burei/Bureido/whatever with more attack than original Bujin atk means ALL of them in grave/extra-deck/hand/main deck are banished.

Bujin Concealment returns ALL the other monsters on the field to hand (extra monsters to extra of course) and prevents summons for 2 turns.
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You don't main cards that works on little decks aka situational

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I'll probabl run at least 1 of each because they are searchable and with Hirume Xyzing it's really easy.
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