Monday, January 30, 2012

Post before the month ends and things to come

Sorry to ya'll for not posting the entire month of January. 
Sooo busy with work and what to do next. If I picture myself as a Mage in Ragnarok Online then I'm currently at Job Lvl 50 and need to make a decision whether to become a Wizard or a Sage. Its hard to make a choice that can and would determine your life in the future. >_<

Well actually, only my daytime is used up at work. Nighttime is consumed by FF13! I haven't finished the game and the sequel of it (FF13-2) is going to be released tomorrow! Ugh. At the very least, I need to finish the story tonight!

So that's the story why there's no post. However, there are lots of things I want to blog about for the next few days to make up to you readers.

1. The new archetype: Hieroglyph Dragons
I know I'm a bit late in regards to this news but I still want to share my view regarding them.

2. Banlist Speculations
I noticed almost everyone is making their prediction list. I'll do mine too. :)) 

3. Card Review: Photon Streak Bouncer
This is the card I am most excited about in GAOV. I'll post some things I thought up about this card such as easy ways to summon it, etc. 

4. Tourney Report: 1/27/12 Open
Was able to play and win in a tournament with 2$ entrance and gives a DW deck core set as 1st prize.

5. Asian Championships: Phillipine Qualifier/Final
Scheduled at the end of February, it'll be the premier event for Q1 2012. Most probably the best players of the country will come with their deck-of-choice for the chance to represent in Singapore! What decks would they likely bring?

These are the lineup for my next posts. They may or may not be in order as they appear here but I'll blog about all of these so keep an eye out for updates!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

T-Report! 1/7/12 Asia Format

Today is a lucky day, lol.

GS2012 is released today and lots of players bought boxes and packs. Estimated prices of each single card plummet by the hour and it wasn't long until one can just ask an acquaintance for 1$ Zenmaines/Stardust, free GR Armageddon Knight, Prisons, etc. Got plenty of free stuffs myself w/o buying a single pack, lol. Expecting to get more next week, XD

Also got a free entry into the Pod 3 (7pm) tournament because a guy bought a GS pack and I was beside him. He said he wasn't gonna enter a tournament with his pack and me and my friend asked if we can enter instead of him. (To enter a tournament here, you need to buy a 150Yen pack. So, 1 150Yen = 1 Entry. But 1 GS pack = 300Yen. That means 2 Entries.) LUCKY! Free game!

Format: Asia Ranking
Single Eliminations
Participants: 16
Deck Used: Inzector Wind-up

Round1: vs. Lightlord 0-x-0
G1 = Able to do Zenmai loop early but dumped a Plague, Bulb, Gardna, and Wulf! zomgwtf! Luckily I had Warning and Judgment to save me from the Chaos Sorcs and Synchros he tried to make.
G2 = Got Light Mirror from Duality. Set LIM, BTH, and Damsel f/d. His turn he blind MSTs the BTH, summoned Ehren and attacked but I flipped LIM to save Damsel. My turn I made the Zenmai loop with my Damsel and Hunter since I didnt draw Hornet and dumped sh1t again like Gardna, Plague?, and Celestia. Misplayed also when I didn't set my MST and he was able to stop my LIM with Decree. Epic fail turn was when I had Centipede faceup, Mind Crush f/d, and drew Hornet as my only hand card. I used Mind Crush and called Judgment Dragon to check his hand and even if I fail to call right Hornet will be dumped and still can be used by Centipede. Saw his hand and he has DDCrow. lolwut, scoop.
G3 = Got LIM again and this time was able to keep control and advantage with Damsel loop.

Round2: vs. Loki (Gladiator Rabbit Ragia) x-0-0
G1 = He summons Rabbit and I Veiler'd. He set 5. I got no Storm nor MST, :( summoned Damsel and equipped Hornet and he flips Macro Cosmos. fail. Tried to kill his Rabbit to prevent Ragia at least but he used Compulsory on Damsel. scoop.
G2 = Went back and forth. My only Hornet was banished by his Retiari. He has Andals, some GBs, and Test Tigers in his deck, lol. Was able to comeback with Zenmai loop to dump some of his cards.
G3 = Rabbit into Ragia + 1 backrow. Looks like he drew bad. Used MST to bait his Ragia but he let it go since it was also MST that he set. I played a little mind game. I had Centibeet and Foolish Burial in hand. I used Duality and took a Hornet and summoned it. Looks like he got confused and he didnt negate. I activate Burial and again he let it go so I dumped another Hornet and his Ragia was killed. He was still able to fight back though until he did Rabbit >> 2 Andals >> Test Tiger >> Bestiari >> Gyzarus >> Laquari and Darius + Retiari from GY. That was 6 special summons! However, I was able to chain Maxx C on the Rabbit effect and also drew to 10 cards in hand. My turn his field and hand got wiped.

Top4: vs. Karlo [his blog] (Dimensional Rabbit Ragia) 0-x-0
G1 = No Ragia but 5 backrow. I used Duality to get MST and summoned Damsel and tried to equip Hornet but he chained Demon's Chain. I thought for a while to not use MST to destroy Chain since he might have a Macro Cosmos set also but used it anyway since if Damsel got negated I dont have any follow-up play next. Luckily he didn't have Cosmos so I got advantage with the Damsel loop.
G2 = Rabbit but I Veiler. He used Duality to get Warning and he set 2 backrow. I have Kappa and another Veiler. I used Duality to get BTH to prevent Ragia and set it along my 2nd Pot and Kappa. His turn he summoned Guaiba >> BTH >> he chains Forb. Lance from his set cards! omg. I Veiler again his Rabbit so he attacks with his 900 ATK Guaiba and my 900 DEF Kappa destroys both his Warning and my Pot but it survived. He made Hope with Guaiba and Rabbit. My turn I had Hornet but no other Inzecter so I used it and Kappa to Xyz Zenmaines to stall. Of course he didnt try to attack it too and he was able to draw Rabbits again earlier than me drawing other Inzecters.
G3 = Drew 2 Centibeets, 2 Instant Fusions, Foolish Burial and Veiler. Summoned Centibeet and equipped it with Hornet and set Ramen. His turn he used Storm. I fetched Damsel. He summoned Kabazauls to kill Centibeet and set 2. Summoned another Centibeet, equipped Hornet and destroyed Chain Disappearance! Wew. Luckily, I learned not to summon Damsel carelessly anymore. Cant remember how but was able to do the Zenmai loop and dumped his 2 other Kabazauls in hand! Last I Xyz a Revise Dragon and attacked Kabazauls but it got killed by Shrink. His turn he drew Guaiba and I used Veiler. He attacked Zenmaighty with Guaiba and Kabazauls attacked directly. He made Ragia in MP2. Summoned a Damsel but it got negated of course and set BTH from Duality. His turn he got Warning from Duality, omg! My turn I drew Heavy Storm!!! I also got Damsel in hand, win!

Finals: vs. Orlando (TG Agent Angel) 0-0-
G1 = Zenmai loop dumped his hand.
G2 = He had Shadow Mirror. But was able to draw Heavy Storm a couple of turns later so was able to do Damsel loop into Zenmai loop to dump his hand.

Final Result: 1st Place. Got 2 ORCS packs and a TP. Pulled a 3D Chaos Hope and an Ulti Exa-beetle. TP as usual is crap.

Good way to start the new year! :D Free cards, free tournament, tournament win, and holo prizes!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Too much hate against Inzects?

So the latest "hot" topic in our forums is about what will be hit in the March banlist. As you can see in the picture, much hate is directed towards the Inzecter/Inzector/Inzektor deck. Much more hate towards its upgrade, Wind-up Inzecters.

Some want Damsel/Dragonfly to be semi-limited. Others go as far as wanting Hornet be limited. On the Wind-up side, Zenmaighty to limited or Hunter to forbidden? lol

They say they're tired of seeing too much winning Inzecter decks online. Imo, the format is good already since we can at least see different decks winning consistently. There's also Agents, Rabbit, Pure Windup, Laval and the occassional DWs, GK, Heros, Gadgets, Junkdo, Samurai. See, there's lots of deck viable now!

Let's not forget the TG Agent domination before the Inzecters came. Do they want to see the endless Agent decks back if they EVER hit Inzecters this March? lol. I'll bet they'll whine again about Agents if this does happen.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here's a random New Years picture. XD

Happy new year to everyone and thank you for making this blog a success! Hopefully, next year I'll get to say this greeting again here! :)

What can we expect in YGO for 2012?

Well, Konami has been very unpredictable with their decisions. I can say that YGO is undergoing a large change but Konami is doing it at a step-by-step approach.

Unbanning of power cards (BLS, Storm, DHole, Reborn)
Introduction of new Xyz mechanic
SD having 2 URs
GS having a TCG exclusive
Reprinting of BE boosters
Booster 801 scheduled for an early release
New Asia tournament (Top Shop)

Who knows what the next move of Konami is? Hopefully, the game gets more fun this year!

That's all everyone! Have a great new year's celebration!