Yugioh: - Finaly boring me enough to not want to play at all.
Honestly I have been playing in Tournaments for 3 and a half years now.
Been to 3 Nationals and done badly at them all simply because, I tried to play something rogue and different in an atempt to kill the forementioned boredom.
Lightsworn has been around for more than a year now and it shows no sign of disapearing due to it becoming constantly better due to new cards and new formats. Konami seems very unlikely to ever hurt the decktype again. Why? Because they like 'themed' decks winning(yet they limited Gale to 1 in this list). Simply put other than Glads no other deck in Yugioh since I started playing seriously has lasted this long and Glads has somewhat constantly been changing and hit by the list, not simply gaining power with each list like Lightsworn has been.
Is this a Sour Grapes blog? No. Is it because I can't personally afford to play Lightsworn? No. Because I can't beat Lightsworn? No, I can have have throughout each of these last 3 formats, sure the deck might have cost me the top-8 at the 2008 Irish Nationals but I blame that more so on being unprepared for it than anything. At the 2009 Nationals, I beat one and then drew badly versus a more Twilight like build used by a more skilled player(Stephen Lynam who went on to top-8 with a 5-1 record). That game, did I lose to Lightsworn? No, I lost to a better player, drawing dead(therefore my own deck) and to Dark Armed Dragon(as usual)(DaD took out my Light Imprisoning Mirror both games). It is simply because the decktype is boring. It is boring to play against, to watch being played, to watch the same thing over and over again for more than 14 months.
My own decktype, Elemental Heroes hardly changes, it no longer gives me that great excitement it used to. The builds themselves are generally boring and I usually change to something else after 2 or 3 weeks. To win with the decktype you have to make it more like the other boring decks in the format or to run a more anti-meta build. I am growing bored of doing so. I built my Evil-Hero list orginally as a build to use when I was bored but it became too much of my main deck and now I am bored of it too.
Some may argue that Yugioh has become more skilled, it really hasn't, skill has become less important format after format. Luck and money win nowadays.
I don't really know, I supose the same old thing is boring me nowadays.
I have stopped playing Duel Masters online even close to as much as I used to. I orginally thought this was due to it being so hard to get a good game versus a good player going. Nah, it is boredom. Dark-Water-Fire versus Dark-Water-Fire, a very boring matchup in my opinion or something Aggro Versus Dark-Water-Fire in which the DWF is horribly trashed and shows nothing about the players skill and does not give any excitement to me. Losing to luck also hurts me so much more in Duel Masters because I base so much of my play style on maths and numbers.
Chaotic is something new and exciting to me but I now start to wonder just how long will my interest last? I learned while over on www.chaoticgame.com 's forum that there is planning be done for 'Perim Tour' events in Europe before the end of 2009, this I find very exciting as it gives me a chance to travel and meet some players offline, it also offers the chance of further travel as such events allow players to qualify for the planned World Championship in 2010. In this regard taking a break from other card games helps me out. I need cash to get my Chaotic Collection up to a good standard and to travel to which ever Perim Tour event I end up planning to go to.
I also think the extra time and less distractions will help me improve my School work and as such my grades, my Leaving Cert results were no where near as good enough as I wanted them to be last week so I am now back repeating my final year of Secondary School so I plan to make some serious effort this year, as last year I made none at all.
I'll still probably blog on Yugioh I just wanted you all to know why I won't be doing so as much as I orginally planned to. The sames goes for Duel Masters, but unlike Yugioh I was not planning to do so much of that due to it being a more complicated game to write about.