Monday, March 25, 2013

Moments of Truth and Lies.

I'll start off with this :

Yugioh Asia Championship Qualifiers Malaysia 2013 [ACQ]
[Deck Distribution]

FireFist - 21
Incarnate Dragons - 16
Mermail - 13
VerZ [EvilSwarm] - 13
Prophecy - 13
Six Samurai - 9
Dark Worlds - 8
Chaos Dragon - 8
Constellars - 7
Hero Beat - 6
Machiners - 4
Ninja Dragons - 3
Hieractics - 2
QuickDraw - 2
Phantom Beast - 2
Agent Angels - 2
Others / Rogue Decks - 21
( Lightlord , BF , Infernities , Inzektors , etc)

Total Participants : 150 (Seeded players included)

What I can say in Malaysian meta is never side too heavily against meta decks and never think from what you see in other countries. In Malaysia , especially with this elimination format , rogue decks are literally everywhere you can see.
You live in this country and you learn how to play against it.

Apparently , I laughed at how i update this blog once a year but it seems interesting though.

After this event , regardless of what had already happened , I have finally reach my limit of endurance and all the time I have put and I just realised that it would never be appreciated.

Because why? I have my own pride. I do not need someone to give me a title to brag about it. I do not need to be proud of something that me myself couldn't get a hold of it. I do not need to seek attention so much. I do not need to lick someone's boots. I do not beg for a win nor do I overcome myself with it. I do not need that fame. I'm sick of all this.

Too much lies and too little trust. Or is it what we call politics?

4 Asia's , 3 Worlds , 3 Asia Plus , 2 Top Stores , 6 Opens.

It has been a pleasant journey.  I wish things had been better. I wish things would be better.
And again , I wish everyone the best in future events.

I've seen happiness , I've seen tears , I've seen anger , I've seen frustrations , I've seen conspiracies , I've seen miracles , I've seen everything that could possibly happened.

Goodbye everyone. Thank you for the memories.


Friday, November 9, 2012

A Setback - Asia Plus 2012

Having missing myself from the scene for almost half a year and selling most of my cards , I thought I'm gonna get the hook off TCG's for some time.
Having moving on with life , you sometimes found that you was like missing something important inside you. Things you have been doing for all these years...

Prolly helping around and organizing and already get used to it for the past 2 years , I've been scheduling and helping in organizing major YGO tournaments and events in Msia. Either I'm still working under the official shop or not , it was like already a task for me.. ( pretty seems the organizer could only trust me into it)

Majority players has know me by my frequent appreance in large scale events , alot has contacted me and wondering my missing through this few months , and my decision to continue my tasks tomorrow in the Asia Plus maybe doesnt bring any surprise after all.

I have been wondering and trying to view into Malaysia's metagame again and seriously the game is much more balanced in this banlist but the player's pool is definitely not convincing.

Moving on into all the new decks has developed as well.

To be honest , I've never been really recognized or claimed as an organizer or one of the judge panels through this years. All I know is I'm a guy who helps and mainly configures all the things in these large scale tourneys alone. All the time , Malaysia's tourney standard has been ruled as poor and unfair before my start in this tasks.

The only thing I just want to do is bringing these large scale tournaments to a better level and a more consistent one. I'll try to start off with later's Asia Plus Tournament and hopefully I can record stuffs , post decklists , video for the semi or finals and etc cause I think I can have the access for everything.

Not many will read this , but this is just a vow of myself to bring a better dueling community to all players around Malaysia.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

It's Just Another Day.

Malaysian bloggers nowadays is soooo little and so not welcoming anymore as last time especially Rauzes/Only The Duel era. Though i think I should blog actively again after abandoning this poor blog for some time as I have found myself actively involving in the game again~

Hope you guys can link me for those who know me , ahah well guess not much people know my bloggie...

No person can really derived on how the meta is it now , or what deck really dominates...?
Inzectors? They still scrubs bro.
Wind-Ups? They also scrubs bro.

Partly , Gold Series 2012 arrives few days after New Year , Zenmaine is Common and its now everywhere. OMG. I dunno how to express this card.
What happened today.
Dude : OVERLAY!!!!!! Wind-UP Zenmaine!!!! ROFL , you got 2 set , attack me and i boom ur backrow~ tralala...
Me : Chain Phoenix Wing Wind Blast.

Alot is shifting to Vanguard , as what I can really see , I know a lot players around here , and I can started to realise that everyone is getting tired of Yugioh.
Konami release Inzectors and it got all the hype of it , and the only thing can do is banlist...?
The game started to depends too much on new stuffs that makes this game abit out-tracked in my opinion.
Though we still go and play the game every weekends , because we have all these friends beside us playing together...

Ranking Tourney 7th Jan 2012 [ Gamers Arena ]
Deck Used : Offering Machina Gadgets
[ Rai-Oh.... WHY I MEET YOU AGAIN....!!!??? ]

Top 16
Shi Yan [ Dark World ] 2-0
Meet this dude everytime i play ranking tourneys luhsss...
He too obvious play la , I killed his Sangan and he search for Morphing Jar , then set everything.
Heavy Storm and then control from there...

Top 8
Agent Heralds 2-0
First turn nearly mistake , but i Veilered him correctly and he cannot do anything.
Second round he get Herald out early and Hyperion , i played defensely for sometime , get rid of his hand cards with some baits , managed to get out Scrap Dragon and cleared his Herald.
He get my Scrap Dragon away and get another Herald out but with no hands.
Somehow i get Thought Ruler Archfiend out and control till the end with its imba life absorb effect!!! MVP!

Top 4
Hero Beat 2- 0
Wanghu FIRST TURN..........
Somehow the thing I like playing Machinas is here =] , Summon Gearframe search and whack.
He get Raioh out and somehow I get rid of it and Offering here i GO.
Second round , he make too obvious plays , Pot of Duality for Gemini Spark. Summon Alius trying to bait my Bottomless which I accidently revealed. I let him go through my Gadget and I Dust Tornado the spark at the end turn and set Offering with Dust's effect and swarm everything next turn. He had Gorz and again Machina Fortress went over it. =]

Andrew [ Rabbit Lagia ] 2-1
My imba teammate , mains Wanghu and Raioh which is so out of my favor.
Raioh the first turn again , and after some experiences losing to Mr.Izzat weeks ago with the same stupid Raioh , i somehow knew how to play around it , getting rid of it and he get another one out. Whacked to death...
Quite forget what happened , but he keep getting Raioh out ... SIEN , somehow he got greedy , and summon Rabbit , i acted for a while , then Veilered it. GG.
MVP card come out again. Thought Ruler Archfiend!!! He got soooo many D-Prisons , etc. I whack and whack and he cannot do much. LOL.
Somehow Rabbit is easier to get rid compared to Raioh. DUH.

Result : First.
Just a normal ranking tournament and my third win using this deck. Somehow my sleeves bring me luck. I think I'm the only one with it. To those who is wondering , it's just another card on the back with a clear sleeves. Changing characters every week. ^^

Lesson of the Day : When someone say something shit about your deck , just top with it. =]

Somehow , I found out that It's not that inspiring anymore with my blog posts after typing out this far , my only motivations to move on in this game is just my friends here...

It's somehow true ,
when you started this , it's gets kinda hard to end it right?
I went out , played and won . Enjoyed , Laughed , Learned.

I went home late at night , reminiscing everything in this blog post and still it's just another day.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Life is Never Easy.

And so , everyone is getting crazy over Six Samurai JUST by looking at their effects...

So it's a busy day.
STOR arrived. I pulled the first booster box out of the box when it arrives signifiying the starting era of Six Samurais.

But here comes the important part. My phone starts ringing non-stop with messages and phone calls when I'm busy with the new boxes selling (the shop is already crowded) and packaging.
Every call/message is almost the same.

"Brother , Can help me find Kizan? Brother eh brother "

I'm now a little regret using the word brother with them at the first place.
So everyone watched Wong Fei Hung pulled the first Kizan of the day.

End up , I have to find 10+ Kizans for my "brothers". At a low price. Which is harder than selling vegetables at Gamers Arena.

Hmmm , but maybe...

(Kid walks into Gamers Arena)

Kid : Gor Gor , I want buy the three Polar GODS!!! Odin , Thor and Loki! They're so cool man!
Me : Sure. Why don't you buy a box? It's more worth.
Kid : Okay.
(Some strippings later)
Kid : WTH is this? *points at Kizan*
Me : Rubbish.
Kid : DAM!!!
Me : How bout I trade you polar stuffs for it , I'm being kind today. =)
Kid : Thanks!!!
Me : Welcome.

[The above dialog happens before involving Pot of Duality =X ]

Life is never easy.
I pick up orders non-stop while my 'extraordinary hardworking when Paul is around' colleague acts busy and bossy , instructing me to do things.

No wonder business so bad , this guy doesn't even know how to promote. I wonder how he survive. He has a very unique way in ordering food. Anyhow point at one and just eat whatever that arrives. Epic.

Opinions in Six Sams?
What the hell everyone is blogging about it?

Six sam is gonna die.
Either you hate them or join them.

I'm creating a ANTI-SIX SAM group soon.
Anyone interested to join?
You know why?
Because I don't want to walk around trying to snatch Kizans from kids with other peoples!
Believe me.
Six Sams will die.
I mean DIE.

Here comes another call.
Life really is never easy.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cest' la vie.

That's life.

In this simple gesture life game ,
What else can we seek for?

Fame? After scrubbing until your life can't get any sadder anymore , you finally won a champ title and getting everyone in this environment to know you like how Micheal or Wong Fei Hung consecutives topping did.
You were happy. You won some cash. But then?
You just get back to the same old dueling life.

Collections? After spending nuts and even selling your car to buy cards , you finally get a whole page of holographics or pot of dualitys or even rare cards.
You were satisfied. People shout vulgarities when they look at your album.
But then?
You now have a album full of CARDS and you are back to spending cash.

Hobby? Spending time?
After playing for a tournament for the whole Saturday and maybe scrubbing , you were satisfied.
But then?
You have just wasted one day where you can look for a job and earn money.
You go back home alone again staring at your deck.

How about me?
After playing for half a year , I'm now working as a judge and promoter , selling cards.
What do I seek for?
I have a diploma. Why this job?

It's all comes to one conclusion.


With all these friends , fellow duelists and the happiness and laughter we have shared.
We will never give up on this game.
Even how hard life is.
They are there to support you.
That's life.

No matter how many times you scrub in tourneys ,
No matter how expensive one stupid Pot is ,
That's life.

To all my fellow duelists , players and friends along my path of dueling ,
Thank you.
I really hope to get back and play again.

Life is really like an emo road.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Life is like an emo road.

Credits to Paranoid for the above definition about life.

Things haven't been easy. For those who was asking why I was missing for the past few days , I was back at my hometown settling some of my stuffs.
Good news is I get to have some rest.
The bad part is I got CHEATED by a KID! DARN! He traded me his Pot of Duality for my 2 Scrap Beasts!

A confirmed explanation here on the 31st Malaysia Open. This competition is the 2nd Malaysia Open for this year and we allowed PROMOS due to the pre-selections include promos too.
But you can only use DT , PP , VJMP etc . Korean , TCG and TCG exclusives is NOT allowed.
Stated clearly already.

It is on this weekend dudes this SUNDAY! Come down and have fun!
Revenge of the Scrubbers.
Nice title by Andrew again. (BTW , Andrew's a Chinese mix , not Malay although he 99% looks like one)

As expected , I will probably be handling the tournament along with Karl I think. And I hope that things would run smoothly as this is my first big one since I join in the work.

And so , I don't want to see any betting tables there betting on Wong Fei Hung vs Andrew on a rate of 1 : 100.. No no no , I don't want to see any of these.. Although the outcomes seems promising... LOL.


I'm sort of wondering why everyone now is looking for me to buy cards and asking prices at Gamers Arena. You have Mr.KC here. The best worker in Malaysia. I'm just his kid trying to rub his shoes.

Mr.P wants me to all sorts of work which includes 'his'. Promoting stuffs and sales , learning and teaching card games , tournaments. What the hell he do then? Sit down there and play PSP?
( He plays Tag Force 5 and build a retarded Quickdraw Dandy deck with no Debris )

But Mr.P just expect too much from me due to me having a better education and better knowledge on this card game. I don't mind though. He treats me KFC today. =D


I've finally decided to rebuild my Machiners after taking a look at LimGQ's blog.
I still kept them actually just that I sold the staples away.
I don't really have the chance to enjoy dueling anymore.
But still , keeping this deck is one of my pride.
I don't care how they say Machiners is noob shit.
You won't know how much love you have gained towards it.

Enough of stupid ranting.
I think I should go to sleep and wake up early for work again.
Weekdays at Gamers Arena is boring.
Feel free to come and visit me.


Before that , what is the meaning of a good 'judge'?
Everyone can be one. Just go and get the test.
It's as easy as primary exams.
But does that make you get respected?

I'm only got acknowledged just because I'm working for the company.
I'm not really sure the duelists , players out there will know me or acknowledged me.
All they think is 'what is this newb kid acting like a judge doing here'...

I read on rulings everynight before I sleep.
I just want to give a better service.
You know why?
Go and see how improved other countries is...
We don't really have any official judge here until now...
Malaysia Boleh!

I hope everyone out there can give me support on my job and my duty as how much as I have sacrificed my passion for dueling.
And before my ending , here's a post quoted somewhere from Pojo.
I know you had read a very long post , but maybe you can finish it..


There really never has been nor ever will be a written test that will determine if someone is a good judge, that is something that is determined only by one's performance and attitude in the size event they most often judge at.

There are those who do quite well on a local level but buckle under the additional strain and stress of a major tournament. There are also those who do well at major events but don't realize that judging at locals takes a different and more nurturing attitude and should stay judging only major events.

Someone can also be a very good judge or less than desirable depending on what role they're assigned. Different roles require different skills. At major events the HJ is seldom the most knowledgable person on staff for RK but is often the best or one of the best when it comes to PM, leadership, and tournament and staff organization. The AHJ often "balances" the HJ and is often selected to do very well what the HJ may feel they need improvement on. The Floor Team Lead is often one of the strongest on staff in RK, the Paper Team Lead is often good under pressure and demostrates excellent hustle. The Deck Check Team Lead needs to be a good teacher, highly organized, and detail minded.

At regional or local events a "good judge" needs to have a nice mix of the traits detailed in above paragraph as they often wear many hats.

A "good judge" on the local level should be someone who is a good teacher, knows the local players, encourages and helps new players and to promote the game, and has a long term commitment to the game in their area.

I grow quite weary when I hear the people define a "good judge" only by their rules knowledge. Reasonable rules knowledge or more importantly understanding of the game mechanics is obviously important, however, so long as one uses their rescources only a reasonable understanding of the game is needed, more important are other admirable character traits. Give me someone with a great attitude, work ethic, and character traits and a good judge can be made in a year's time. I'll take that over someone who has great RK without the character and work ethic any day.


No one is ever perfect.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Recent Highlights #3

Recent Highlights + Random Post #3

Busy life plus emo-ness = lack of posts = sorry

1] I can't sleep in the middle of the night and decided to update this. I still have work to do tomorrow.

2] Malaysia Open Championship this 31st October. Halloween Tourney? LOL.
I'm eager to see all of you duelist on that day!

3] 90% on my Kuriboh Monarchs. Why am I still building decks? I don't know either.

4] Judge Program Test on Nov. Good luck to me.

5] I'm sick of buying cards that I don't even use anymore. Really have to quit spending like water.

6] What on earth I am working right now? I can't figure it out yet.

7] I officially hate my colleague right now. OBVIOUSLY , she thinks she is SMARTER than me. Typo for she. So please don't comment on my work where you don't even know how to read and pronounce my name correctly. He can't even differentiate "U" and "N". He needs Basic Maths too.

8] Gateway , Grandmasters going frenzy , people buying them non-stop. My advice , let the dudes test and play it out before you stupidly spend nuts on it.

9] I hate System Down.

10] Managing tournaments , events is not easy. You get different feedbacks. Learn and change.

11] I don't know which way I'm heading. Normal worker/promoter with below-average salary? or Mr. Head Judge with also a below-average salary? or future businessman still with a below-average salary?

12] Top decks in K.L Malaysia - Hero Beat and BlackFeathers , with both of these decks hitting a very high number of percentage of total deck distribution for recent tournaments.

13] Decided to post decklists for top decks like how Shriek did but I don't think I have the time and needs player's permission. Needs more discussing with this.

14] Next year's Asian Championship will be hosted by Malaysia. I hope we won't screw it up. Malaysia Boleh!

15] It has really been a journey for me in Yugioh life for the past half year. What I've been missing for the past month is the joy of dueling. I really miss it.

Need some sleep. Please link me to your blogs pal and I promise to link you back.
More updates toooo.

Praise the Lord!