So yeah it finally happen ladies and gentlemen. I Julio E. Vazquez aka AlphaEspadaXD1 have quit Yugioh. Why you might ask...simple really. 1.) It's mechanics are unbalanced, 2.) They keep releasing broken and BS cards that are a b*tch to get around. 3.) The recent banned list which should have fixed these problems are a f*cking joke after another and instead bring back cheap and broken cards to make more OTK moves.
But in general the main problem of Yugioh is both the banned list and the overpowered cards that Konami the company behind Yugioh keep making. Currently in the banned list both Snatch Steal and Raigeki are at 1, Why? I really have no f*cking idea why in the world would they bring those two back. For those of you who don't know Raigeki can wipe your opponent's side of their monsters with no cost or conditions whatsoever while Snatch Steal is practically taking your opponent's monster and does whatever the hell he/she wants with it. Tell that that's not overpowered and cheap.
And it's not just those two cards but the decks that can use them which by the way is any and all of them can use them. Especially the tier one decks can are already powerful on their own. Right now the top decks are Shaddolls, Stellarknights, Burning Abyss, Nekroz, and Qliphorts. Some might disagree with the last one but let's face it those f*ckers are HARD to beat especially with them using cards like Skill Drain and Vanity's Emptiness which just by those two cards alone can shut down almost any deck with no problem. Sure we have three Mystical Space Typhoon but at this point we need more than just three spells that can only take out another spell/trap. There are other clones of the card but MST is basically the best of the bunch and it's best it's just not enough anymore.
My other problem are the players who and I'm not sh*ting here play the EXACT SAME deck every f*cking time. Especially the tier one decks that I mentioned and one of my most hated decks in the game the cheap as f*ck lightsworns that will always partner up with the goddamn dragon rulers. One might think that reduce to one those f*ckers would finally be put to rest but NOPE even at 1 those bastard dragons are still a pain and their boss monster Judgement Dragon is a true OP as sh*t with the ability to destroy everything one the field and it's not once per turn oh no he can do it multiple times with just a small pay of 1000 life points and just to add salt to the wound after nuking the field with JD, the player can summon all of their strongest monsters and just go for game with the other player having nothing to defend themselves. Unless they would have either Battle Fader or Swift Scarecrow but really not every deck can fit those two. Plus any other new and future decks that would top.
And one of the other things that really drives me up the wall is the mentality of the players being that if it's not topping in regionals or world tournaments it's not broken. Which I say b*llsh*t. That kind of mentality is equivalent of being downright ignorant and just being stupid thinking. Just because say Lightsworns or Fire Kings for example aren't topping in the big leagues doesn't mean they're not broken. That's one of the reasons why I don't go to such tournaments because I know for a fact that most of the players will have said decks and I know for a fact that my deck wouldn't last the first round no matter how many cards I have under disposal.
The other reason and personally it's one of my favorite because on how much BS it has going for it. Because say you want to build one of the tier one decks in real life. Ok do you have between $250 to $500? No well too bad. Even if you find the cards cheap in the cheapest website that would sell them you will still have to pony up the extra cash for them just to be number one for three months until when the ban list comes around and screws the deck over by taking away what makes them so powerful in the first place and ultimately screwing over the poor sap that wasted a good chunk of their savings which could have been put to better use in other things say for groceries, paying rent and so on and so forth.
But don't get me wrong I do have my favorite decks like: Blackwings, Cyber Dragons, Blue-Eyes deck, Synchro/XYZ Monarchs, My personal toolbox Synchro/XYZ decks ect. Just to name a few and I would be exceptionally proud when I do beat some of the top tier decks but those kinds of moments are few and far between. I normally play decks that most won't play or just forget about them over time and it brings a smile on my face when I bring those who brag that their the best with said deck down a peg or two. Sadly I don't own most of these decks aside my blackwing deck but even that deck is incomplete compare the one I use in YGOpro. And that's why it's mostly about how much the decks would cost. Even some decks wouldn't cost as much as $20 to $30 but there are some cards that by themselves could cost around to $25 to $50. So yeah Yugioh is not only unbalanced but expensive as well.
And lastly we have the new summoning mechanic called pendulum summoning which just by itself can be a real game changer or a early victory for some of those who are lucky. To give the short version of how pendulum works is having two pendulum monsters with scales between say 2 to 7. You can summon monsters with levels that are between those two scale numbers and just unleash hell on your opponent unless he/she has a way to stop them but you get the picture. That's pretty much another reason why I'm quitting. It feels so unnecessary having this new summoning mechanic when we already have Fusion/Ritual/Synchro and XYZ summoning why have another to complecate the game more than it needs to be?
Personally if I were to own the whole card game itself and have complete creative control or just complete control of the game in general I would have given a major overhaul like make it more balanced and less batsh*t OP and complicated. Hell I would make it balanced enough so that any deck can have the fighting chance to actually win a world championship....but that's just my wishful thinking at this point.
What about collecting the cards? Yeah if you don't mind the fact that Konami has a habit to repeatedly reprint the same cards over and over which practically devalues them over time.
Bottom line is that I quit Yugioh. I cease to play the card game, I will never buy another pack/tin/boxset. Until unless I see some legitimate changes that would fix and balance the game more like change the effects of some of their cards that make them so OP in the first place. Maybe just maybe I'll consider coming back. But until then. I'm out and I'll be selling my cards since I won't have any use for them. Mostly do to the fact I need a new and better camcorder for my youtube show.
Well guys that's it that's all I have to say.
Till next time Ja'ne