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Majin Goo

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  1. The Games We Play

    Oh I'm sure it's not doing great. I picked up a starter a very long time ago and didn't care for it. I'm guessing very recently they did a reboot, simplifying the game and changing the distribution model to something more akin to an LCG. I am a huge fan of the Aliens franchise when it's not being treated like trash. I saw the art and saw Ripley and was like F' Yeah! Was even more excited to find that it was a stand alone and no booster collecting. Then I read the rule book... And I was surprised. It was well written and the game is in fact simple and I find it's current form fun. After reading the section that just goes over the VS mechanics I felt I had a strong grasp. Best part, game takes 5 minutes to teach. I built the two suggested decks in the rule book, read the Aliens set specific mechanics and went straight to facehugging people. Which is a mechanic.
  2. The Games We Play

    On a side note, I picked up the Aliens VS. game and it's actually a bit fun. I didn't realize they had redone the game and did stand alone set buys instead of a traditional booster model and this might be something I collect.
  3. The Games We Play

    I generally only get to play on weekends right now. My focus is FighterZ, FFXIV, and Paladins. Everything else is kind of on the back burner until I get to my next set of classes.
  4. Set 3 Attack On Titan - Information Thread

    The thing is, that can be corrected to some degree inside the game itself. MtG often creates mechanics to be thematically to the plane being visited in that block. Some are misses but others shine. MetaX is such a simple system it is easy to implement mechanics that are unique to the IP and set. They just need to figure out how though that part might be difficult.
  5. Dragon Ball FighterZ

    But... the tutorial... plus the Beta is specifically there for testing the servers. It's not there for players to enjoy the game but so the developers can try to take care of as many day one server issues as they can before day one. There is a practice mode in the full game.
  6. Set 3 Attack On Titan - Information Thread

    This is the problem I'm having. MetaX is the game I wanted to win. But no one within 4 hours of driving plays. So no one carries it. I think the first IP is mostly to blame. Also, a few people in my area still hold a grudge for the cash cow that was Set 7 and the termination that was the end of a beloved game.
  7. Set 3 Attack On Titan - Information Thread

    Popular is a relative term which is why I intentionally did not use it. I would say both of those games have a dedicated fan base but they are rarely successful outside that fan base. Similar to how Heroclix works. Sometimes the IP's will draw in a few new players or returning old players, but generally few stay outside that dedicated fan base. I have no doubt MetaX will be successful amongst its dedicated fan base. I have no doubt that some IP's will draw in new and old players at times. But the ones that stay will be mostly the dedicated fan base with others dipping in and out. For example, I don't like UFS. But I am getting a collection of the Cowboy Bebop set. Won't play it, won't collect it past that. They'll have a one time increase that won't be there for the next set.
  8. Set 3 Attack On Titan - Information Thread

    I think so. I don't think AoT will take it out of the slump the way the few die hard think. It will have some good sales at first and then people will realize that the next set may not be an IP they want. They will eventually have to have Power Creep or Rotation to filter out things that might be too powerful and to keep from printing the same cards just with different IP's. This will disenfranchise players that are there for their IP. Now, I know it has been said you will not have to leave IP's to stay competitive but lets face it... that is an impossibility that no game has ever achieved.
  9. Dragon Ball FighterZ

    I had plans to play but family bs screwed that for me. It's okay, I'll catch the next one. It is good to here a review from someone that actually knows what they're talking about. Most of the hate I've seen on mechanics have come from people that end up revealing that fighting games aren't their thing anyways... I can't understand the hate for Auto Combos, worst off, people acting like it's the first game with auto combos. In every game I've played that has an auto combo situation they have never been useful at high level competitive play. I could always tell when someone was using stylish mode on BB or didn't know manuals on KI. Once I realized that, the ass whooping was on. I think I remember reading someone didn't like it because they get ass stomped. Man... It's good to see casuals in the fighting game scene haven't changed. I missed the good old days of being called a cheater for blocking and parring attacks consistently. It's good to know that will be coming back with the accessibility of this game (Hint: I'm not a jerk, banter is part of the fun in Fighting Games).
  10. Oversaturation

    Not sure which Beyond pieces we're getting since the focus will be The Animated Series, but if they don't do an Old Man Wayne and a Terry I'll be disappointed. I'll let you know what I pull. There's still a few months before that set drops. We're getting an X-men set focused around Xavier's school and students this February and then a TMNT set just after that.
  11. Oversaturation

    Yep. The set will also include characters from Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, and Super Friends. It's going to be an awesome set for fans of the DC universe during the late 90s and early 2000s. I'm super excited for it. Especially, since the Animated Series has my favorite cartoon Joker.
  12. Oversaturation

    Over-saturation is never a good thing for collectors who need time to buy product, fill in gaps, and shop for the best deals on the market. The ones who can't drop money on a half case from the start run the risk of falling behind when product is being released too fast. That coupled with exclusive promos to collect can disenfranchise a serious collector. For myself I'm what you would call a competitive collector. I collect a play set of each unique card. Alt art promos and reprints don't interest me much but even then, if unique content is released too close together it could mean trouble for me. Thankfully, they've been doing better. The Thor stuff is still good, and the next set shouldn't knock that or the recent Harley set out. Plus, Batman the Animated Series is getting a set. While I agree sets come out too quickly I can still just buy the IP's I care about and stay relevant. Now to wait for Uni Mind to cycle out.
  13. Oversaturation

    The key word is "past". If there is a market for it, it is on their mind. Whether or not they ever try it depends on whether or not they have respect for the market and if they believe they can keep the vast majority of their player base after doing it.
  14. The Caster Chronicles TCG

    I wish Kaijudo had been successful. I still have my Set 1 competitive deck but I saw it dying and didn't bother buying product after Set 1.
  15. The Caster Chronicles TCG

    The reason I'm not following this game and the reason I left Force of Will. Oh we know. The problem is, no matter how many not THOSE types of guys you have playing this game, the filth will come... in droves... and will eventually creep out most gaming scenes playing this or drive into perpetual toxicity.
  16. Red/Green Hit/Champa?

    Moved to the appropriate section.
  17. When to call it quits.

    For some people proxies are not enough. It's why I'm still buying PanZ and why I've waited for my Awesome Sauce cards before touching FanZ.
  18. What's everyone looking forward to in gaming?

    Wasn't looking forward too it but I bought Player Unknown's Battlegrounds for Xbox One on a whim... I didn't know I had a thing for the "hunger games" genre but apparently I do. If you go into it casually looking to just tactically cause mayhem you actually do pretty well and have lots of fun.
  19. Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Not really. I'm a classy guy and will treat the moms with absolute respect and no expectations. Just a nice night out away from her obviously bratty kid so she can get the break she absolutely deserves having to deal with such an entitled fart sniffer.
  20. When to call it quits.

    It's just how things go sometimes. No one wanted to pick up Super in my area so I had to give it up. Meta X from what I can tell is having some difficulty sticking and I don't believe AoT will necessarily save it and it's the game I was cheering for because despite the DBZ shenanigans Panini did tournaments well, promos and cash pay outs. Of course, I'm not too upset. I don't support games that have exclusive promo cards. Score bit me on that and I won't be bit again so there's that gold lining. Fortunately, soon after Panini announced the death of DBZ 2.0 I picked up Heroclix on a whim. It had a decent following in my area. Haven't regretted it since and I've probably spent over a grand on the game in the soon to be a year that PanZ has been dead. The game is a bit complicated to get into but once you play a few games (go into it expecting to lose at first) it becomes easy and fun. I've even broken down teaching the game into 2, 20 minute segments that makes it super simple to learn without every reading the rule book. Essentially, you may just need to pick a game that is already established. If you don't want to heavily invest buy a few cool board games. Lots of LGS will do board game nights and some of them can lead to a lot more fun. Now, let's talk about PanZ/FanZ. I was young and dumb when Score died. I sold everything I had. Inu Yasha, Bleach, and most of my DBZ/GT cards. I never bought ReZ because even as a kid I wasn't dumb enough to not see the end coming. However, I have always regretted it because I've always thought to myself about playing a few games for fun and nostalgia and had I stayed with it I would have found out about the active community. Again I was young. I kept all of my PanZ cards, bought a friends collection, stole my brothers collection, and have been slowly filling in the blanks for a play set collection whenever I have spare cash. I will always be ready to throw down in PanZ and now that my Awesome Sauce Proxies for set 8 and 9 are in, always ready to throw down in FanZ. My next step is to put together 4 play sets of S, C, U, and R cards to have a deck building game for PanZ. Hand the collections to 3 friends, 30 minutes to build, 3 Swiss rounds, and modify house rules for balance as you go. Eat your heart out Panini/Bandai, you can't stop me!
  21. Dragon Ball FighterZ

    I'm super excited about this game but the Xenoverse (Tenkaiichi) kids on the Facebook threads are pissing me off. This is the 2D fighting game I've been waiting well over a decade for and if one more goes off in a 10 page rant about there not being 200 characters and it will be a shit game for it I may have to find where some of these kids live and date their moms out of spite.
  22. What's everyone looking forward to in gaming?

    Oh SHIT! I forgot. Never mind my last statement.
  23. What's everyone looking forward to in gaming?

    I really clocked a few thousand hours into Alpha 3 back when I didn't have to adult. I liked Ultra 4. If SC VI captures the magic of 2-4 I will probably not touch any other fighting games. I might touch on KI just because but that would be it.
  24. What's everyone looking forward to in gaming?

    Alpha 3 was probably my favorite.
  25. Are Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games Dying?

    I'm pretty certain he meant by refusing to buy their products.