ThatGuy's Shot: Practice, Not Playoffs - That Guy
Welcome back for round 2 on
ThatGuy's Shot! Today I'll be discussing the art of
practice, we talkin' bout practice, not playoffs,
Mora vs Iverson
But anyway, on to the topic. I'm sure many of yall
go to locals and what not to get some practice in.
Whether it be vs the average player or noob. Looks
in mirror...hey wait a minute! But what is practice,
or better yet, how do you practice well. *Looks in
Yu-Gi-Oh! Handbook for beginners.* And before I go
any deeper in depth (especially into this booklet,
dang small font!), this is just a tip, not something
you need to follow, like the rude comments I got in
my first shot. So anyway, the first thing to
establish is your time frame for practice. How long
are you willing to spend on practicing Yu-Gi-Oh?
More on weekends is usually what people aim for and
that's what I will say. Next, find a better or at
least equal opponent, but try not to turn down every
offer for a duel. But when you practice against
better players, you are more likely to lose and gain
from experience and mistakes. Seriously, how much
glory do you get as opposed to a bad rep when you
whoop a beginner and laugh your butt off...c'mon.
And raise your hand and say you are undefeated after
a 100 duels. That's why practice makes perfect, even
in a children's card game. Also try and make some
friends with some strong duelists. So now you have
the time frame and opponent(s), move on to recap. At
the end of the day, recap what went wrong and what
went right...especially the wrong part, and make
corrections to be ready for the next time you duel.
Side decks are an important part of the game...then
why don't I use one
Now here's one more thing. Don't be ashamed to lock
yourself up in your room and cry
No...don't be afraid to practice against yourself.
Netdeck for practice not playoffs (er.
tournaments). Create innovative decks such as Deck
Mill, Gravekeeper's, Crystal Beasts, etc. Practice
vs everything so you'll be ready.
Recap: Time is key. Opponents are key. Correction is
key. Deck Variation is key.
Bob: "Is there anything that's not key?"
Me (more like Denis Green): "High performance
Thank you for your time. You can reach me at
Until Next Time...