Friday, October 26, 2012

Semi-Retiring from Blogging

I've not blog for the past 2 or 3 weeks now, its not because I'm busy in real life or anything, its just that there are nothing to talk about happening in the world of YGO. Aside from tournament reports, I really don't have anything I wanna share with the world. Its not that the format's boring and all, far from it. This is one of the better formats we've got in a long while now, and I'm enjoying every bit of it. As of now, I'm preparing for the team tournaments in Asia Plus, which my team had been seeded to top 16 a few weeks back.

Now, why aren't I blogging in such a great and balanced format. Simple, I don't have anything to talk about. The meta of Malaysia as of now is so diverse that anything could top as long as you know what your doing. Its easy talking about a format where a few decks reign supreme. As I could talk about their evolution, how to play with and against it, among others. But in a diverse format where a different deck win Top Shop qualifiers each week, there is really nothing I could talk about, since it would most probably be irrelevant. The only things I could think of would be card prices, which is a topic I really don't have much interest in as I con't make a living off the game.

In such diverse formats, one would expect bloggers like myself to create new crazy deck types and test it out. Unfortunately, I'm not a innovator and I'm not good with creating new stuffs, I'm more of the type that takes an existing deck, make it mine and make it better. I do enjoy building new deck types and creating new ideas, I'm just not good with it.

Another thing that makes blogging dull at the moment, is that there are no really hardcore matches to watch down here. For Top Shop qualifiers, players fight for all 56 seats; meaning there would be several tournaments across town every weekend and players won win their respecting qualifiers gets into the tournament. This is a good idea, as it keeps the players busy and shops lively. The only problem is, most of the qualifiers have "pre-selected winners". Don't get me wrong, no shop (at least in my knowledge) selects their own reps, everyone has to fight for it. But, the better players (so call "pros") avoided each other. E.g, you won't see Sung Lee playing when Michael's playing. And one thing I notice, the skill gap between "good" and "average" players is MASSIVE. You could easily pinpoint the winner of the day just by looking at the player's list. While this ensures we get into the actual tournament, the qualifiers themselves are a joke if you ask me, the only reason a good player doesn't win one, is some other good players decides to wreck your day.

Thanks for reading my rant.


Anonymous said...

No! Don't go. :( Your blog is one of my favorites to read.

GQ said...

Not going anywhere, it's just that I could find almost nothing to talk about. I won't be nearly as active, hence, semi-retired.

Anonymous said...

Ok that's fine. Just don't permanently retire like neuxcharge.