Are you kidding me. Are you freaking KIDDING me. Fifteen years we’ve been speculating on why Red gave up being Champion to live all the way out on godforsaken Mt. Silver, and as it turns out, it had nothing to do with him being a mysterious loner, or wanting to challenge himself, or getting stronger, or escaping any old demons from his past.
NOPE. As it turns out, Mt. Silver was just the only place on the goddamn map where Red could find 880 lbs. of food every day to feed his greedy fucking Snorlax. That’s all. That’s it. Mystery solved.
There are not words for how done I currently am with this series. Fuck it. I give up. Done. I’m out.
I was replaying Pokemon Emerald recently and was reminded of this gem which you can actually see for yourself if you visit the island in the water near Mauville City’s bike road. spectrumv came up with the suggestion to turn this into a comic! I love how childish the original Team Magma and Aqua are, I hope that sticks in the remake.
If you look at most popular 1v1 games, there’s a specific design they share and it’s the Rock/Paper/Scissors type of meta.
If you were raised in the 90s, you may recall playing Pokemon with the choice of either (not in any particular order) a Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. One beats the other, creating a cycle of balance, never having one specific type of Pokemon stronger than the others (outside of Mewtwo/Legendaries).
With Magic the Gathering, we traditionally have Combo/Aggro/Control decks. There were time periods where all three existed in Standard, but due to being too dependent on market research and focus groups, WotC has severely de-powered most combo based decks. Maze’s End is a clear example of how they want to have Combo, but not exactly clear cut or fair enough at a FNM/Kitchen Table level.
Synergy still remains in the game, but rarely will we ever see anything like Splinter Twin or even Bloom decks in the 90s.
So when you see the recent earning report by Hasbro citing weaker sales of MTG, it’s not too surprising to see lower sales. Standard has become stale due to Mono-Black/Blue Devotion decks. Theros Block itself doesn’t appeal towards the Urban markets, much less only appeals to very niche groups that appreciate Mythology and stories.
When was the last time you saw/heard an Icharus joke in mainstream TV shows such as Family Guy or even Saturday Night Live?
Then there’s the whole fact that WotC didn’t even use actual legends from Mythology and created their own. I want to know who from marketing thought this was a great idea since there’s a reason why these stories are told through generations, not through 1 year’s worth of product releases in hopes players draw similarities between MTG’s version of Hercules and the actual Hercules.
I always thought combo wasn’t really supported well enough. i think that’s why control has always been so strong. I hated cawblade because it was mostly a control deck, but the one thing I loved about it was that stoneforge could get your equipment out and control couldn’t counter it. I want combo to be a thing!
///Watching X-Men Evolution and…
///Wow Logan. Wow.
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The single greatest picture ever taken in my life. We threw Yu-gi-oh cards at the ceiling fan to watch them scatter, and just happened to take a picture right at this exact moment. To this day, this is the only time I’ve ever heard of anyone breaking a ceiling fan blade with cards.