Hello everyone, Kenny Wisdom here once again. As I sit down to write this on a Sunday afternoon here in the most beautiful place in the country, Harrogate Regionals has been wrapped up for a few hours and the Expanded players in Anaheim have reached the elimination rounds. I don’t have much of an interest in talking about Expanded at the moment, and I’ll leave the analysis of Philip Schulz’s Harrogate winning Zoroark-GX/Gyarados deck up to one of my fellow writers over the next few days.
Instead, I’d like to talk about a topic that impacts all of us: Cheating, as well as slowplaying, angleshooting, and everything else in the realm of dishonesty or shady play. This is a topic that I wish I could say wouldn’t always be relevant, but this is where we are, and I think talking openly about the problems our community is a good thing.
I first want to preface this by saying that I’m not writing about any specific player or situation. I’m not interested in creating drama and I have faith that those who cheat at the game will be punished eventually. Everything I’m about to write could have been written a year ago or a year into the future. These are all general thoughts that I hope will service as a positive in the long run.
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