"You're going to judge us? Do you get all your ideas from comic book villains?"
No, seriously, the whole Unlimited vs. Block thing has gotten a little out of hand lately. What started apparently last night I guess on Naruto Shippuden Live (that's the first I've heard of it) has turned into some huge petition thread on Bandai. I don't really know what to make of it.
Basically the scenario is this: The Shonen Jump in Lacey, Washington is considered to be an Unlimited Tournament rather than Block like all the other Shonen Jump Championships. And that strikes people the wrong way, especially a few from out of state who were intending to travel out there who are afraid they'll travel all that distance only to get sacked by an OTK deck.
Unlimited at the moment to my knowledge has 3 OTK decks, one of which is turn 0. It also has access to Chain Lightning which combined with the Lightning support from Set 16 puts them into absolutely ridiculous status. And let us not forget about Freedori which has tons of support this set.
Block is the other choice for the tournament, and while it seems to have a much more diverse and balanced play field, I can understand the appeal to want to play Unlimited. You already have the cards to play Unlimited, why spend money to play Block? It's also much more difficult to build a deck for Unlimited due to a larger card pool. Momentum Shift is much more constant in Unlimited as simply dropping 1 or 2 Broken cards can put you back into the game. It makes for a very "Yugioh-esque" meta which some people like better. More is happening and it makes for a more exciting game from time to time.
The best way to deal with the issue is not to petition on Bandai to make "All Shonen Jump" championships but rather there should be a Poll for each Shonen Jump Championship Location as to what the decided format should be months in advance (Read: NOW). Close the thread like 5 weeks before the event and that's the decided event. Of course, polling results should be open so that way we can filter out duplicates and fake accounts just by looking at the number of posts as well as people who we know have more than one (Here's looking at you Tom and Josh). I think that's the only real fair way to do it.
As I said when Block first came out, it's your job to promote your format of choice. If you're not happy, fix it. But do it in a constructive way. I'm tired of every Bandai argument basically turning into something along the lines of bad movie/video game/comic dialogue.
"Every day humans are one step closer to self destruction. I'm not destroying the world, I'm SAVING IT!"
No you're not. You're just making yourself look like a jackass by posting about how your format is superior and is for expert players and everyone else who disagrees is a noob. Two formats. Two very different games in my opinion. It takes more foresight in Unlimited and it takes more quick decision making skills in Block. To each their own. Make your choice. Just let it be laid to rest. Lest we have another thread that's like:
"Why don't you understand Bandai? Do you really believe this format is worth saving? Natural selection leaves the survivors STRONGER
! Humans have escaped this winnowing for far too long!"
Labels: bandai, Block, random, tsu, Unlimited