Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thoughts on Banlist (09/2008)

Hi all! Its the 2nd time of the year to be doing this LOL

Newly Banned:
Dark Magician of Chaos 「混沌の黒魔術師」
- No more Armshole, DDR loop T_T
Destiny Hero - Disk Commander 「D-HEROディスクガイ」
- No more free cards to draw!
Dimension Fusion 「次元融合」
- No more RFG abuse!
Premature Burial 「早すぎた埋葬」
- No more armshole and Brionac abuse!

Thoughts on banned:
Everything on this part of the banlist was rather expected.
No more cycling combos now that the above 2 monsters are gone.
And with Premature Burial gone, I think we've all wasted quite abit on Armshole don't you think?
Dimension Fusion was a banned on the TCG, I guess OCG adapted it; I guess there were decks abusing it too.

Newly Restricted to 1:
Cyber Dragon 「サイバー・ドラゴン」
- Lol?
Breaker the Magical Warrior 「魔導戦士 ブレイカー」
- Yay, everybody's favourite is back.
Reasoning 「名推理」
- Poor DS
Monster Gate 「モンスターゲート」
- Same as Reasoning
Return from the Different Dimension 「異次元からの帰還」
- Same as Dimension Fusion

Thoughts on RT1:
Seriously didn't expect Cyber Dragon to get restricted? Maybe cuz of the fast summoning with tuners to synchro summon stuff.
Rejoice that Breaker's back! Everyone can start taking it out from their albums...
Reasoning & Monster gate... Condolences to most OTK users esp DS...

Newly Restricted to 2:
Judgement Dragoon 「裁きの龍」
- =_=
Summon Priest 「召喚僧サモンプリースト」
- =_=
Dark Armed Dragon 「ダーク・アームド・ドラゴン」
- =_=
Phantom of Chaos 「ファントム・オブ・カオス」
- =_=
Rescue Cat 「レスキューキャット」
- =_=
Card of Safe Return 「生還の宝札」
- =_=
Chain Strike 「連鎖爆撃」
- O . o
Nobleman of Crossout 「抹殺の使徒」
- ?_?

Thoughts on RT2:
Seriously, imba cards should have been restricted to 1 and not just 2.
2 copies are still drawable and still won't make much of a difference.
Well, except for the Phantom of Chaos, did they put it here just to make the list longer? No idea on its restriction...
For Chain Strike... I didn't know Chain burn decks were still an IN thing... Maybe I'm just blind.
Nobleman of Crossout... I nvr played much of this card anyway.

Newly Unrestricted/Released from banlist:
Light and Darkness Dragon 「光と闇の竜」
- Seldom seen
Destiny Hero - Malicious 「D-HERO ディアボリックガイ」
- Casino De Baha anyone?
Mage Power 「魔導師の力」
- Gem Beasts boost! LOL
Reinforcement of the Army 「増援」
- Faster search!
Royal Decree 「王宮のお触れ」
- Hmmm

Thoughts on RFB:
L&DD has not been popular already, wonder if it'll make a comeback or something hmm.
Diabolic guy... I used to have 3 of them on the hand, always.
Mage power, other than Gem Beast usage and more armshole targets... I not sure how this would fit into many other decks now. Ben-Kai otk?
Reinforcements, boost to Warrior decks like COLIN'S
Royal Decree, isit a good or bad thing?

Thoughts on overall ban:
Konami has did it again! Make us spend the $ on the cards and ban them!
Oh well whats new. Although they really did do a good job on this ban, for the banned part only.
I'll hope to see other nicer combo decks soon!

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