Okay, I know that a LOT of people will be confused with this article.
For starters, Iíd recommend reading Pokemaster1110ís article called ďA
Gamerís GriefĒ. You can find a link to this ďrantĒ here. No offense to
Pokemaster1110 and his ďrantĒ but it was ill conceived. It disgusted
many of those in the community Iím sure. As patriarch from our Message
Boards said in regard to Pokemaster1110ís article:
don't forget: rants aren't organized. Rants are
spur-of-the-moment type of things!Ē
worked long and hard to build OP (organized play) and continue trying
out new cards in our decks for Modified, Unlimited, and Limited (Draft)
formats. This is not the time to whine about Professor Oak not being
legal in Modified. If your going to complain about something, make sure
you have done everything in your power to fix it. If you donít like the
game: leave. If you want to have tournaments: organize/judge. If you
donít like Modified: play Unlimited. Nobody is forcing you to play.
article shook me up and threw me for a loop... so much that I spent
three hours rewriting Pokemaster1110ís article. Iím so very tired of
repeating what has been repeated over and over by Wizards of the Coast
and Pokemon Supporters who want the game to survive. I decided to have
some fun. So I present to everyone a translated version of
Pokemaster1110ís article. Call it a satirical rebuttal if you must, I
call it what really was happening inside the mind of Pokemaster1110. So
let me make this clear to those of you not bothering to read this and
skimming. Yes, I know you are just scrolling up and down this page to
look for shiny/colorful things, like images. Really, if everyone was just
skimming over my article, I might as well make it look like I went into
great detail. Shrimp on the stadium flies mainly northeast in the winter
waters down in space. There. Donít I look more intelligent?
What is said below
is NOT the opinion of GymLeaderPhil, Pojo.com, itís advertisers, or the
government. This is a satirical version of Pokemaster1110ís rant. Laugh
You Crazy Poke-People!
Itís disturbing. Really, I mean it! It is so disturbing that Wizards of
the Coast is a company. I mean what is the big deal about making money
anyways? So maybe we wonít be able to have Premiere Pokemon Events
anymoreÖ you know what those are right? All those nice Super Trainer
Showdowns, Gym Challenges, STS Qualifiers, Stadium Challenges, Origins,
GenCon, Worlds, and Super BattleZones. Nobody goes to those anymore.
WellÖ I donít go to those anymore. I sit in my room and continue to
worship good cards, cards like Professor Oak, Computer Search, Sneasel,
and Rocketís Zapdos that I spent thousands of dollars on eBay bidding
for each one. Since I donít want to have any more Premiere Events I
donít purchase any new boosters or theme decks. The best way to get
cards is to purchase old sets that do not generate Wizards of the Coast
any profit, since theyíve already been purchased. None of the newer
cards have anything that I want to play. I donít like a challenge
playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Besides, its more fun to take a
deck I copied off of one of the Pokemon Message Boards and use it to
beat people who create their deck using their own abilities and
experience. Losing just cramps my style.
number one in the Pokemon Trading Card Game is my top priority. Modified
is a problem to my winning streak. Currently the official DCI Modified
Format allows Neo Genesis, Neo Discovery, Neo Revelation, Neo Destiny,
Legendary Collection, Expedition, Aquapolis, Southern Islands, Black
Star Promo Cards 21-53, and all ĎBest Ofí Promotional Cards. This
September, the DCI will most likely rotate all the Neo Sets out of
Modified because they are trying to make money with Skyridge and another
set release. Those scumbags! $300! Three Hundred Dollars!!! (Notice how
I used three exclamation points) Spending all that money on Neo Genesis,
Discovery, Revelation, and Discovery to make sure my deck was top notch
so I could win more to keep my 2000+ DCI Rating. So now, with those sets
gone, there wont be anything to play. Sure I guess that maybe some
people might play some cards from Legendary Collection, Expedition,
Aquapolis, Skyridge, and other future cards. But I wont! I need those
cards to play competitively! Before those cards were even released in
English I had to have them to play competitively. So maybe I did cheat
the DCI Rules by playing cards that had not been printed by Wizards of
the Coast yet. Just remember that I donít want to give them any funds to
support organized play so I can go on to play for free at local DCI
that you agree with me on this. Even the stupid newbies I beat at every
tournament agree with me on this article too. All those sucky cards that
I traded off to younger kids that were legal in the current Modified.
Come September all those kids will have to trade away more cards to me
to get sucky legal Modified cards. It is not an issue of having legal
cards per se, itís about the newbies having the best cards of the
Modified format. Playing a game without any competition is easy, but it
doesnít look good on my playing ability. They could play something like
Dark Raichu from Legendary Collection. That would be original. No! No!
No! Everyone must use a deck that has been used by and recommended by
experts in the game. A Donphan deck won the Worlds Championship.
Everyone, go, play Donphan! NOW!
world is now going to end for all of us who cannot play Donphan. We do
of the Coast, you know that money making sister company to Hasbro, they
donít do everything wrong except charge money for their products. Right
now they are releasing ĎBest Ofí Promotional Cards. Two of them are
reprints of Base Set Hitmonchan and Electabuzz. However, that does not
change my attitude on Modified. Wizards of the Coast should really
reprint everythingÖ and andÖ free of charge! Yes, no wait, they need to
reprint all the good cards. That way I donít have to purchase any new
cards. Then Wizards of the Coast will go out of business and Nintendo
will pick up the license! Sieg Nintendo! (Hail Nintendo!)
Nintendo picks up the license, it seems that there is something else, an
ulterior motive for these companies like Nintendo and Wizards of the
Coast. I cant put my foot on what they are trying to do. Very confusing,
but I think they might actually be making new sets toÖ I cannot believe
thisÖ make earnings!? Those are only needed if you have money you need
to pay off something. Now Iím really confused. What would a giant
corporate card game company need with money? Money is not needed to have
Pokemon cards translated, edited, scanned and color corrected, have art
in the card borders, place the expansion symbol, produce the grids,
generate the films, get the cards ready for press, typeset the cards,
reword the cards because they do not fit, check with R&D to get a
correct rewordal for the cards, print the cards, build theme decks,
design the packaging, distribute the cards, and send the cards to
close with this. Pokemon fans: Voice your opinion. And Wizards? This is
a dangerous game youíre playing here. Charging money? You are crazy.
Iíve seen more than a few players quit the game based on your decisions.
And now that another card game is sucking peopleís brains out. Wait.
What was I going to say? My head hurts. OhÖ WotC, you guys need to be
extra careful what you do! Even though Pokemon is Wizards of the Coastís
second biggest moneymaker and has a better organized play system than
ANY other non-WotC card game. What? They make money?