Monday, 29 May 2017

Malaysia Asian Championship Qualifers Summer

It seems ironic that it is called ACQ Summer since neither Malaysia nor Singapore has four seasons...


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Team Roster Status

It has been almost a week since our last largest event - Asian Championship Qualifiers 2017.

Plenty of things have changed over the last months. Nothing bad exactly happened (except for Link Format lol), but few of us just felt that the game wasn't as attractive as it was before. Some felt that it was taking too much of our personal time, and eating into our other commitments and priorities. Others wanted to take a step back.

I will still be around posting articles, so the blog won't completely be submerged and disappear into oblivion like Bastion Misawa from Gx anime. I will still play, but more of Goat Format and I will still make the effort to read News and Updates on the game to blog about.


Status:



Ken Sir
  • Busy playing Goat Format with SanganFTK
  • Not planning to invest nor play competitively for the next few months
  • Prefer to spend more time on article-writing and analyse the game as a spectator, less as a player


SanganFTK
  • Busy judging. 
  • Busy being bad at Goat Format. (Y)
  • Busy collecting Upstart Goblins.


GeoTheBacon
  • At risk of being fired for poor performance and laziness.
  • Only reason not fired - he is the only other one blogging.
  • Will still be playing competitively
  • Busy trying but failing to make D/D/D good again.


Either busy studying OR quit temporarily OR quit permanently
  1. MyPochi/DAM SON
  2. Scrublas
  3. K.Xavage
  4. Traveller of the Burning Herpes


Busy trying to maintain a family of 3 kids and finding a runaway wife while staying away from apples:
K.Xavage
#InsideJoke



Tl;dr - GeoTheBacon will be the only competing competitively. Articles will still be posted, blog updated, but maybe at a less frequent rate as the think tank is smaller now.

Let me just say that blogging is fun, but writing them wouldn't be nearly as rewarding without all the discussion on Reddit and Facebook comments.With your continued support, I doubt the blog will cease to function anytime soon.

We will survive.

Also, I recently started playing Duel Links. Not because of the Worlds Championship thing, but because even some of my non ygo friends started playing lol. I hate how I have to grind through so many level just to earn gems for packs though. and the tutorial.... the horror.

-Ken Sir
Until next time

Friday, 12 May 2017

Skull Meister

A recently popular Hand Trap.

Fluffals in 2017.04 OCG

Fluffals recently secured a win in one of the Japan tournaments. The deck went 8-0-1.

It is unknown, as of now, how the tie was achieved. It may either be due to a prize sharing in the finals or a unfortunate situation where Time was called and they had to end the Match at 1-1 for the event to continue.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Zoodiac True Draco in 2017.OCG

Zoodiac True Draco is indeed an effective engine for the True Draco archetype. In my opinion, it is a stronger contender as compared to its counterparts - WindWitch and Invoked.

Today we will have a look at a sample decklist and discuss the deck's standard plays and main goal.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Spellbook of Rudra Draw Engine

I previously suggested the use of Spellbook of Rudra as a draw engine on my article at BeyondTheDuel.
Players have since improved on it by adding the engine into plenty of other relevant decks.

Magical Explosion FTK in 2017.04 OCG


I won't try to understand the deck. But wow...

Monday, 8 May 2017

A message from MyPochi

Hey guys MyPochi here.
Sadly, this time I bring sad news.
This will likely be one of my last few articles in the Dueling "C" group.

The time has come -  I am quitting Yugioh.

When LINK Format was announced, I decided to go casual and stop participating in my local Rankings Tournament. (And play Goat-Format with Ken Sir once in a while)
It was a harsh transition.
However, as my school holidays ended, I realised I was swamped with school commitments.

So I finally made the decision to quit Yugioh once and for all. I started clearing my bulks, staples, card sets and decks.

All that remains are my two favourite archetype, Nekroz and Burning Abyss. They both served me well for plenty of years and formats. Maybe I will write more about them in the future.

I am borrowing a deck to play for this upcoming Asia Championship Qualifiers 2017 before finally leaving. If it is meaningful enough for me, I may compose an article about it.

Hopefully, I will be able to stay updated with Yugioh news and write more articles for you readers even after quitting the game competitively. If I find the inspiration I will.

Once again
MyPochi here, signing off.
Hopefully not permanently.



Ken Sir:
Well, like Traveller of the Burning Herpes, DAM SON/MyPochi takes a step back from competitive to focus on his other commitments. He made some progress and achievements in life, although I/We won't reveal much, the rest of the team wishes him all the best.

I certainly hope that he will be back, as I am confident either new support for Nekroz/Burning Abyss will lure him back into the game. 
Also hopefully, once in a while, he can reminisce about the game and write an article or two whenever he is missing his deck.

 It ain't goodbye because we will meet again. -Akiza from Yugioh 5d's

Asian Championship Qualifers 2017

Date: 14th May 2017

Friday, 5 May 2017

Goat Format - Duel Videos

We started recording some videos for fun the other day when we gathered. Here are a couple.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

Thank you message

Thanks to everyone for your continued support for the blog and my work on the other sites, both Ygoprodeck and BeyondTheDuel.

I hope that this blog has managed to provide you with interesting articles, deck profiles and content to make Yu-Gi-Oh an interesting hobby for you to have. I personally enjoy writing articles for others to read as well, and I thank everyone who reads for providing views and motivation for me to continue reading.

Blogmates, both lazy and hardworking, thanks for all your contributions. From providing content + information for my articles to small things such as correcting my minor errors and mistakes.

I hope everyone is doing well, no matter from which corner of the globe you are reading this from. Feel free to say hello to us on our Facebook Page or my twitter (@kensir096).

Four out of Twelve months in 2017 has passed. And the game continues to change and evolve. I hope that for the past four months we have lived up to your expectations, and we look forward to continue being your newspaper for the card game in the following months.
As usual, if you have any requests for articles, please list them down in the Comments below and we will try our absolute best to answer your demands.

We are currently looking to produce an article on Crystons, previously requested by one of our readers. We are really taking our time to collate a comprehensive guide, instead of just rushing out a rushed-out version.

Hope to see you around~
-Ken Sir