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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
The State of the Current Metagame
Part IX--Survival Instinct
12.14.06

Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all! I decided that it would be a good idea to continue my series of articles that deal with the Metagame. Since I've been back people have been flooding me with e-mails, and most people seem to be upset about the same thing. That of course, a certain decktype or card(s) are rampaging through the world of Yugioh.

I've said this before, but all this is true. People want any card that is "good" or "broken" to be banned to try to make a level playing field. This, however, cannot be done. Now, why is this true? The ban list is a good thing, yet a bad thing for this very reason. Allow me to explain.

Banning powerful cards like CED or BLS is of course a good thing, as you saw people using them in 98% of decks that were made. Then, a new cycle for the ban list comes around, and they each become banned. This is good because it causes all those people who DID use it to find other card options.

Also, you who may play a deck that isn't Tier 1 starts to have hope.
Well, with (insert broken card name here) being banned, my deck can finally be good! Well, you're right, but you're wrong at the same time. Believe it or not, your deck could have been good before! One main problem with people and their decks is they don't build them to counter the problems they encounter.

If Cyber Dragon, Sacred Phoenix, or any other card for that matter is giving you a problem, then add cards to your deck to counter them.
Don't give up and think "if this works for all these other people, it will work for me." Just because something works for someone else, it won't necessarily work for you.

Some cards are more splashable than others, of course, and may work in most, if not all decks. However, most cards need to be known how to played. Generally, in Yugioh, you can't just throw a card into your deck and hope for the best. This is a game of skill too. If you're going to use a card, KNOW how to use it.

Also, don't be afriad to try new things. If you have an idea for a deck, try it. So it may not work, but that's not a big deal. The lack of originality and fresh ideas is one of the things that desperately hurts this game. These are just some things to consider while playing this game.

That does it for today, and I'll be back as soon as I can. Keep the e-mails coming, I love hearing from you all. Thanks for everone who is asking about my Basic Training, and yes, it is fantastic to be back.

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

~Dark Paladin~



 


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