Dueling Network a website that you can play Yugioh online for free. It has EVERY CARD that was made for the game. You can build any deck you want from a simple Yugi deck to a powerful deck like the Monarchs or whatever deck is topping right now. Sounds great right being able to play any card and combo in the game like a pro and without to spend a single dime. At first this site should be a dream come true right. Well...WRONG!!!!
-Going into Angry Joe Mode-
Dueling Network is a F*CKING cesspool of IDIOTS, NOOBS, TROLLS, ASSH*LES, DOUCHBAGS, ARMATURE DICKHEADS AND ARROGANT BASTARDS WHO THINK THEY KNOW SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH MORE THAN YOU AND THINKING THEIR THE BEST IN THE F*CKING GAME AND MAKING YOU THE PLAYER SPEND HALF AN F*CKING HOUR ARGUING WITH THEM OF THE YUGIOH CARD'S EFFECT IS AND HOW IT F*CKING WORKS AND SOME OF THEM ARE F*CKING CHEATERS!!
-Takes deep breath-
Look Dueling Network was a great idea on paper and the site it is great BUT most of the players are unbearable. Since the site is not automatic the players play by their own knowledge of the card game which could get in A LOT of arguments on how the card works and to see who's right and who's wrong. This kind of thing happens A LOT. Their are several types of players. 1st and clearly one of my favorite types of players. The Troll players......you got to love those pitiful bastards. All they ever do is play the One Turn Exodia deck, a Quick Burn deck and ANY OTHER TROLL DECK in existence. Here's how it goes you take on an Exodia deck its their turn you sit their in your seat while they spend a total of 4 to 5 mins max drawing, drawing, drawing, drawing and searching, searching, searching until they got ALL FIVE PIECES of EXODIA winning them the game without you having a single turn. That right there is trolling.
The second are the players who play decks that are overpowered like for example the Dragon Ruler deck which some would make the excuse that it's not that strong at all but we all know that's BS. A deck like the Dragon Rulers is very easy to use and adding other powerful cards that don't have much consequence into that deck like Dracossack or Big Eye making it very overpowering and some what unfair at times. Oh there are other decks one in particular is the Fire King Avatar deck which when I asked some of the players about the deck they would say that it's too slow or that it's not doing anything......BULLSH*T!
I already faced this deck TWICE and it's UNGODLY BROKEN!!! one of the cards of the deck which is the Boss Monster called Fire King High Avatar Garunix is the unholy of broken cards not to mention the other cards in the deck that would make it almost impossible to take it out.
And that's another thing some of the cards in the game are just broken as f*ck. Konami has the habit to make weak cards and ULTRA BROKEN CARDS. Never once consider how would they effect the game positive or not. But of coarse not all cards are weak or broken hell there are cards that are cool to play. But anyway back to the rant at hand.
The other type of players are the rookies while others call them noobs. Well some are honest that they have little to no experience with the game. But there are others who are FLAT OUT ARROGANT LITTLE ASSH*LES who think they know everything. To them they are ALWAYS RIGHT. No matter what you say they are right.
Oh and my other favorite type of players The Quitters....which really it speaks for itself they quite when things are not going their way. I know this type of player exist in practically in every game known to man. But what really brings me to the point of smashing my laptop to bits is when at the VERY beginning of the game when I would play a strong card like one time I synchro summon my Stardust Dragon then I place a card face down then it was his turn then I activate the Assault Mode Activate trap which evolves my Stardust into it's Assault Mode version which is strong and then after like a min or two my opponent just quits on me. All because I have only ONE powerful monster on the field.......really?
Let's see who else I haven't bashed on.............Oh yeah The Disrespectful Assh*les who would insult you with every disrespectful word in the dictionary book. But to most they are probably some 12 years thinking their hot sh*t. But there some who would just insult probably because they got nothing else to do in their lives......which if you think about it that's very sad. With that said I don't hate them I pity them but they can get on someone's nerves.
Next on the chopping block we have the admins who run the site. But here's the thing there are MORE of us then them hell when I last checked there are only 2 admins against thousands of players on the site. Normally their job is to clear up the arguments in the site. But here's the thing there are more of us then them. If you have an argument with your opponent about a card ruling good luck getting an admin because if there are only 2 or 3 you would have to wait for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time hell by the time they do show either me or my opponent would quit and leave the duel if not both. People on the site would criticize the admins for their lack in response or that their not doing their jobs. That's why most players would ask other players of said card ruling in question.
And then there's the ranking system. If you lose a duel you will lose 20 to 30 points off your rank. Which it feels like the site is punishing me for losing a duel. Also the drawing system is complete garbage at times mostly with your starting hand. This one everybody in the network would complain about but nothing was done about it.
In the site there are three sections 1 is the Rank section which we duel for rank by facing other ranking duelist. The second is the Non-ranking which are duels were the players would mostly practice their decks with no fear of losing their ranking. and lastly the traditional section......it's FULL of trolls that's it. You also have a choice to host your own duel.
So with all that said Dueling Network is nothing but a wasteland filled with assh*les but not all of them are, there are some players who actually know what their doing and actually respect each other even help each other with their respective deck building. But that's just too few and far between.
But you know what...I still love Yugioh....surprising I know especially with the stuff that I said about it being broken and unbalanced. But for me and some of the players in DN we play just to have a good time. Hell we have more fun chatting about stuff than dueling each other. When we have fun that's when duel is fun it's like Yugi would say on the show that friendship and believing in the heart of the cards is the true way of yugioh or in the show's case duel monsters.
But Dueling Network isnt the only online Yugioh site where you can duel. There is another which is more of a simulation than a site and you can download it yourself it's called Devpro which unlike Dueling Network it's automatic meaning NO arguments, NO waiting for an Admin and NO cheating or misplays. The simulator knows how the game works like the video games series Yugioh World Championship for the DS and Tag Force for the PSP. I really recomend going there than Dueling Network even though installing it can be a pain including the updates but it's totally worth it. Here's the link if interested (devpro.org
Well anyway that's my rant about Dueling Network and why it and most of the players suck. Hope you enjoyed my raging meltdown and eventual cool down.
Til' next time I'm Alpha and I'm sighing out