Every March, it may be playoff time for College Basketball (I'm just tired of them saying "March Madness" on TV), but it's also time for the great ban/restriction list.
In this list, it was more crazy than last March. Last March, total 10 cards go up to the ban, this time: 8. However, compare to last time, where 9 cards are restrict, this time: 12. This is another biggest change in the ban/restriction list history.
OK, ignoring the "fake" list, don't worry, your favorite Soldier is still ban (as does Dragon, the card Kevin Tewart SO want to unban)
As expected, Yomi-Lion (Dandyomi) deck get big hit. The forever increase of MPT and Recruiter deck got a big hit also. But the biggest hit this time goes to ANY sort of Lock or OTK deck...because they do not exists anymore.
Here's just my 2 cents on why the cards are like it is, and what they kind of did wrong...
Victory Dragon - If one had went against a Victory Dragon lock deck, they know how annoying they are. The best way to kill the whole lock? Ban the main winning condition. This banning MAY have something to do with the World Championship cards, but this is of course, MY OWN GUESS.
Cyber Pod - Didn't see this one coming? Well, I have no idea why they ban this card, but in fact that it speeds up heavy monsters deck (MPT/Recruiter) too much, and kill a bunch of monsters for not much cost make it banished...again.
Tribe Infecting Virus - If Cyber Pod is bad, this is BADASS. Didn't see this one coming? You're really dumb then...this card hosed any sort of themed deck, which is bad for the environment.
Pot of Greed - If you don't see this one coming also, you're dumb. This card is just too fast...and oh yeah, it's banned alrady in the TCG anyway...
Black Hole - They're drank when they unban this card
Reversed World/Last Battle! - This is to hosed ANY OTK/FTK deck: they're just unfun.
Time Seal - If Yata-lock is not humiliate enough, Time Seal lock is worse. This lock is unstoppable anyway...
Dandelion - If [Scapegoat] can do a lot of things, the "Fluff Tokens" can do more. Tribute monsters are suppose to be slow, but this card make it fast...REALLY fast (and this mark the first ever BROKEN GX card!!)
D.D. Assilant - This is to stop all the stupid abused of this card
Mask of Darkness - Don't ask me, they banned all the cards that can abuse this card (or in other word, this is a BAD restriction)
Yomigaeru - Just to make sure people know that they're not suppose to use more than one...(or in other word, it's NOT recommand in the first place to put more than one in the deck anyway)
Pharaoh's Shrine - Just to make sure Trap draw is not-so-fast anymore
Angel's Gift - Since Pot of Greed is ban, they need some kind of draw cards
Jar of Avarice - Konami never think of MPT/Recruiter and their abuse of this card. They want to make sure people understand that 20 something monsters deck is NOT suppose to be the way to win.
Magic Shard Excavation - They make sure they don't get the Magic cards back so fast...but who would use this card outside of the few Exodia decks? (Again, BAD restriction)
Last Will - Old text problem make it too good.
Level B Restriction Area - Make sure lock deck is not so much lock anymore
Mirror Force - It swap place with Black Hole...AGAIN!
Drop Off - WTF? Konami just want to hose any sort of Control, yet they don't restrict the best hand control card right now in the game (or, Reaper), so, again, BAD restriction.
Reflect Bounder - It lost its power
Magician of Faith/Apprentice Magician - Make sure people would not run more than 2...(or, it's really useless to pure semi Magician of Faith, which should be restrict, and to even semi Apprentice)
Deck Destruction Virus of Magic - It should not be restrict anyway. But with 2, now that Gadget Control is "kind of" under control...
Abyss Soldier - No snake, why semi?
Here's a list of disappointment by me:
1. They STILL don't restrict Brain Control, WTF?
2. Again, they overkill the list by restricting the whole deck instead of main pieces
3. Cyber Dragon and Machine OTK is still running wild...as does any sort of Beatdown or Gadget Control. WHY in the world Konami think this game should be Beatdown and BEATDOWN ONLY??
Here's a short "new Tier list"...
Cy-Calibur (Aggro Control)
Tomato Control/Handdes (the only survived Recruiter deck)
Most good sub-type Beatdown deck
Recruiter Chaos (it didn't get kill, but it's not as fast anymore)
E-Hero (it still sucks)