BW-ON format announcement... MIND BLOWN???

Discussion in 'Pokemon TCG News & Gossip' started by kbs021, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Tsunami

    Tsunami Seems legit.

    Yes, that's how it would work
  2. Hurrmaadurr

    Hurrmaadurr Is blasting off again

    Oooooh ok I think I get it, now to hop on the rayeels hype train
  3. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    Yes. Unless Swiss runs into day 2, in which case you will do the extra rounds in extended as well and you can change your decklist if you want.
  4. Cobalt314

    Cobalt314 Cybernetic Superconductor

    I'm just happy about this because Shift Gear Klinklang is back. Max Potion all the way.
  5. Salamencetrainer34

    Salamencetrainer34 An ogre-achiever

    Thats all there is to it.
  6. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    AKA Stage 2 Aromatisse with no Energy acceleration. I'm not convinced it will be better than the Aromatisse deck. It'll be cool to see if Plasmaklang is good again.
  7. Cobalt314

    Cobalt314 Cybernetic Superconductor

    Of course, there is the plus side of having an immunity to all Pokémon-EX (besides G-Booster, Steel Bullet, and Garbotoxin)
  8. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    Two of which are in tier 1 decks.
  9. Cobalt314

    Cobalt314 Cybernetic Superconductor

    Both rely on tools, which can be discarded with Startling Megaphone.
  10. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    That's true. But they also run multiple copies of tools (Garbodor) or run ways to get them back (G Booster). Either way should be fun to play Plasmaklang again.
  11. Cobalt314

    Cobalt314 Cybernetic Superconductor

    Yeah. The new Tier 1 Decks will prove some trouble, but successfully pulling off the deck will be very rewarding.
  12. stmlacek1

    stmlacek1 rouge specialist

    bet i could come up with a list
  13. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care

    No-one doubts that for a moment.
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  14. Ivysaurman

    Ivysaurman Human Pokemon

    bet i could make a deck that is an auto-loss against every deck except for your's, in which case it destroys you.
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  15. Verrain

    Verrain Active Member

    I am curious if this will effect lower tournaments as well. On my league's Facebook page it was asked if tournament organizers had the option to run League Challenges or Cities using the extended format and all our PTO would say is that it was discussed but that he couldn't say anything publicly yet.
  16. KPiplup

    KPiplup An Imposter

    League Challenges are definitely optional. Can't speak to cities, but that'd be interesting.
  17. JonSuperEmerald

    JonSuperEmerald Super Spike 64

    I'm not a fan of this at all. Why couldn't they just make separate tournaments for separate formats? It would have been easier on everyone. If you want to make a new/old deck for fun and play in the (probably) ridiculously broken format then be my guest. But if you'd like to continue playing the vanilla, standard, (more) balanced format then keep on playing without worries.

    Now excuse me, I must locate my endless box of rotated cards.
  18. Otaku

    Otaku Well-Known Member

    This argument would be more meaningful if for most of the last few years, the next format wasn't "more" balanced than the last one in the same way the the guy who loses his temper and starts loudly grumbling is "more" balanced than the guy who loses his temper and starts loudly using ever obscenity he can think of while also sprinkling in threats of violence. ^^'

    Slightly more balanced format versus demonstrating one's skill in multiple formats at higher level events (something with a strong precedent in TCGs).
  19. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care

    The objections to this seem to focus on things like convenience and ease of use.

    If you aren't that into Pokemon, then the effort probably isn't worthwhile, but if you enjoy the game and the challenge, wouldn't you want a bit more of it?
  20. Ein

    Ein The Mega Man Master

    My objection for this comes from the principal of having a single deck winning a tournament (namely BIG tournaments). I know other cards games don't always have this aspect but I play Pokemon as my primary TCG (for many periods of time my only TCG) and this hasn't happened before. To me, Pokemon (both TCG and VG) is about choosing the best team to win you the event.

    The idea of playing BW-on is awesome. The idea of switching formats in a tournament can also be awesome, but it takes away the single deck tournament aspect I enjoy. If this is a short-term thing (and it kind of has to be as BLW gets farther and farther in the rear-view mirror) I can bear it, but if this idea somehow sticks and they fully implement a 2 format system with 2 rotations on a yearly basic... well all I can really do is firmly plant my face in my palm and grovel about the good ol' days.
    After thinking about it though, if they wanted to have a BW-on format co-exist this is probably the best way to do it. I don't think it would be feasible to have extended tournaments alongside modified ones, and by having only the best players of the day able to participate, they will surely have access to the older cards.

    Basically while I enjoy the aspect of a single decklist winning a tournament, the more I think about this, the more I am now on board with it.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
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