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by , 16th June 2012 at 08:29 AM (183 Views)
I told Kara I'd blog more, cause he likes when people blog or something, I dunno he's nuts.

Anyway, clearly a lot of members on this site are fans of Yu-Gi-Oh, but recently I had been talking to HilbertCressLover about back when it was first getting started in the US, and it made me wonder, how many members of this site played when it was relatively new?

This was back in the days when decks had no set archetype, it was generally just powerful monsters, filler/splashable cards such as Change of Heart, Monster Reborn, and Dark Hole (though the latter two generally appear in all the decks now anyway) and cards such as Magic Jammer, and Seven Tools of The Bandit making appearances in most decks since there was no Dark Bribe back then. Back when summoning out something like Blue Eyes White Dragon was actually like an accomplishment. Sure building a deck back then didn't take much thought, but it was still fun. Got me back to playing the Eternal Duelist Soul just for old times sake now, since that was my first game of the series.

Makes me feel old since I've been playing this nearly as long as I've been playing Pokemon.

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  1. Milkapoke's Avatar
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    I played it when it was new: I remember all of those cards you listed.

    But now, I only have a few Yu-Gi-Oh! cards left, since I gave a LOT away in 6th grade.
  2. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I played it when it was new. I was 9 or so. I was so sad when three kids in my school had Blue-Eyes; I actually thought there were only three in the world, and they were all in Canada.

    I hate the Tuner/Synchro summon mechanics, but whatever.
  3. winstein's Avatar
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    I first heard of Yugioh at 2004, and the manga got me interested into this whole thing. I learned the experimental way on how to play the game by playing the video game, but I think it's pretty fun. I thought some of the classics were pretty cool, like Seven Tools of the Bandit and Negate Attack. Even the Effect Monsters were easier to appreciate since there weren't many of them, so Buster Blader was a nice card (and a nice way to defeat Blue Eyes White Dragon, as the anime had shown at one point). Now, Effect Monsters are commonplace, and I find Normal Monsters the one to appreciate. Overpowered cards were even allowed at one point, even though I only like it when I use it on my opponent, not to me. This is one thing I am glad changed: they banned the more powerful ones, like Raigeki and Fibre Jar.

    I may not have seen the evolution of the game, but playing the game back at 2009 made me realise some of the interesting changes, like Synchro Summon, although there were some infuriating ones too, particularly Dark Bribe.

    Thanks for reading.
  4. OverlordRuby's Avatar
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    Uhh... well I've never actually played Yu-Gi-Oh!, but I know a lot about it. I just watch the anime and the abridged series...

    *failure at life*
  5. Bishie Karis-chan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnRuby
    Uhh... well I've never actually played Yu-Gi-Oh!, but I know a lot about it. I just watch the anime and the abridged series...

    *failure at life*
    Aw, don't feel bad. I'm in a similar situation.
  6. Ebail's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by winstein
    I first heard of Yugioh at 2004, and the manga got me interested into this whole thing. I learned the experimental way on how to play the game by playing the video game, but I think it's pretty fun. I thought some of the classics were pretty cool, like Seven Tools of the Bandit and Negate Attack. Even the Effect Monsters were easier to appreciate since there weren't many of them, so Buster Blader was a nice card (and a nice way to defeat Blue Eyes White Dragon, as the anime had shown at one point). Now, Effect Monsters are commonplace, and I find Normal Monsters the one to appreciate. Overpowered cards were even allowed at one point, even though I only like it when I use it on my opponent, not to me. This is one thing I am glad changed: they banned the more powerful ones, like Raigeki and Fibre Jar.

    I may not have seen the evolution of the game, but playing the game back at 2009 made me realise some of the interesting changes, like Synchro Summon, although there were some infuriating ones too, particularly Dark Bribe.

    Thanks for reading.
    Yeah, this is pretty much how I felt. It was good to see certain cards banned, like Pot of Greed which would give you two cards with no cost, or Harpies Feather Duster which would just destroy the opponents Spells/Traps with no cost. Don't get me wrong, I loved those cards but it was the start of a balance.

    And yeah, back then effect monsters were great. You set a monster, and you didn't know if you'd be walking into an effect monster, such as maybe Man Eater Bug, or Wall of Illusion, or if your opponent was just maybe setting up a bluff. Now when you attack a facedown, whether its effect will activate or not you know it's an effect monster. I think the only older effect monster still even used is Sangan really.

    I've hung around, and seen the evolution of the game. Fusions being more handy, and powerful, Synchro monsters, and how abuseable, and easily summoned they could be, and now Xyz monsters. I just stopped playing irl pretty early on, cause this is an expensive game. The old deck I have somewhere is just that, old. Cards like Jinzo, and Buster Blader filled it, and there was Polymerzation for B. Skull Dragon, and Dark Paladin there too.

    And lol at your comment up there Kara about thinking those three kids owned the only Blue Eyes XD

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