Oh, I know right? Where did the cute Steven go?!? And I just got done watching DBZ Kai reruns (thanks Toonami) and I just went “damn if it weren’t for Chi-Chi, Gohan would have been the same way. Respect.”
You mean “hot” Steven after his training with Jasper? Because yeah...that was distracting lmao. That was definitely one of the best fight scenes in the show so far as well. Really shows that they really commit to the message of violence doesn’t solve one’s problems too. Because not only did it end poorly but they proved that they can actually do good fight sequences and just choose not to.
Ah, but that's the thing though, they showed the lad tapping more into his masculine side and he was rather doing well in it. I think the whole diamond power got to his head when he was going DBZ on Jasper. That and the fact that he's letting out a lot of steam.
Keep in mind Jasper did tell him not to hold back. I ain't even mad at the boy, just... GEEZ, WRITERS! THE ESCALATION!
He was actually doing so well until he took it too far. An example of one not being able to control his masculine side-- or better said, letting his emotions take over, having him lose control of the masculinity he was cultivating.
I just like rugged steven surviving and living off the land like some wise lumberjack. Jasper was teaching him pretty well but things still went south.
totally this development is a pleaseant one because it shows the reprocussions of stevens lifestyle and the effect its having on his "future". that and the fact that without proper structure stevens having a hard time figuring out who he is and what he wants to do, still isnt it like illegal to have a child not enrolled in school?, that also couldve been another dynamic to keep the story going for a bit imo. but other wise yea this is looking really good so fr and im excited for what happens next
But here’s the thing about him: he had to have the life he did or else things would have gone way worse. He was steeped into gem culture since birth (albeit an archaic version of it and them hiding a lot, especially the Pink Diamond thing) and that allowed him to communicate with other gems and get them to be his friends. There was no way to win against the Diamonds otherwise and the earth would have been finished.
That said, his life was definitely a raw deal and not exactly one many would have signed up for. It’s great that they go into the repercussions of living a life isolated from most people and what a “typical” life is and instead getting into numerous life and death struggles. Because in real life, yeah, it can be difficult if not impossible for such people to adjust to a “peaceful” society where what they know can’t really apply to anything and few can relate to them. (Supporting veterans includes the stuff on the homefront like mental health services, people!)
I also find it amusing that you use the term “masculine” in regards to Steven multiple times there. I’m guessing it’s because that it’s one of the few moments that can be seen as that in the whole show. I mean, despite the male protagonist and how action oriented the show is, the show is most feminine (it really isn’t a secret that Steven not only has pink as his color but has “feminine” powers like healing and protection). Never really get to see a guy just go full on rage and be bulky and all that. Of course, that was just a great way to show without telling how much Steven is changing.
And bonus: his lack of control over emotions comes from his mother’s early years with her “tantrums”. I find it amusing how they took what was seen as her being a child and when it came time for Steven to do the same, he suddenly looked like a more typical masculine protagonist with anger issues. Almost as if the writers were saying that they were the same thing...
Yea i was skeptical at first about the epilouge but its diving into reall issues like mental health and dealing with stress and anxiety, over the future and what it means for you going forward, and also steven doesnt have his support system, its slowly drifting away and its causing him to shatter mentally
I give the finale a 3.5 outta 5 and the whole show a 3.9/ 5 . Still love the show and all but man, it's not something someone should learn story writing from.
This is a very weird feeling for me becuase I DO indeed love this show. It's just.... Alright, let me make this comparison. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood as a show is by far one of if not the most solid most put together series out there. No plot holes and the like.
Then there's Steven universe. The plot itself doesn't have to be as good as FMB, but in terms of solidity, this show's got some serious mishaps here and there.
I have more to say but for now I need to sleep for work tomorrow... Feel free to chat and ask eacg other questions though...
What mishaps? I don’t recall there being any major plot holes and honestly this is a show more writers should take notes from. It’s really annoying to see so many shows where violence solves all their problems. And in here, it’s usually the issue. There was quite a bit of unrealistic heel face turns at times but it was never anything too drastic and I never felt it shattered the suspension of disbelief.
No, no major plot holes, but enough smaller ones to actually irk me enough to bother talking about them. And I guess mine shattered when the Diamonds became good that quick. That felt super unrealistic. At that point, I never took the show 100% serious in a writing standpoint.
I'm fine with emotion battles or "Steven therapy arcs", totally. It's just that some of the either feel overdone or underdeveloped. Overdone such as Pearl's long as hell over strechting arc. Understandable, sure, but could have been done better. Jasper and Lapis' relationship was toxic but it was still a form of relationship. Them not meeting again is one way to solve things but at the same time them not meeting at all to incite some sense of closure towards the end of the show is kinda... And then there's their character arks themselves. Both those two sorta feel like potatoes with everything the way it is. Especially Jasper. Yes, she can pick up a hobby and maybe even come to little homeworld and open up even a tiny bit more... But we'll never get to see that.
What even was in the treasure chest? I guess whatever it was isn't important enough to show us even after all the slight teasing? What about Aquamarine and Ruby?
And there's more where that came from. But for real, I can feel Mr. Sandman caressing my eye lids right now... I'll be back probably 8 pm or sooner..
Look the biggest irk i had was thta steven needed help that he wasnt getting from his friends, like professional help, and in the end of the episode steven said he was seeing a therapist and i was like THANK YOU!!!, i get it had to be a good story and all but if steven had done that from the get go things wouldve been alot less drastic. Also imma miss garnets droplets of wisdom she gave here and there, like the one she told steven after he failed proposing to connie really touched me, like its a childrens show that legit taught you life lessons if you paid attention enough.
the plot hole was maybe gregs parents thts the only other issue i had like he delved into it but never really explored it
It also shows that there are plenty of people who only pretend to be okay so as to not worry others. Check up on people from time to time. And it was a great way to illustrate how mental health matters for everyone.
The show didn’t need to explain everything. If it did, then you’d get stuff like a lot if the later Adventure Time episodes that focused on such minor one-shot characters that led to people just not really caring. Did people really want to know how the bikini babes lived their lives? No, they just liked how random and amusing they were when Jake invited them to his party.
Anyways, this season was an overall nice surprise that really put everything from the previous seasons in perspective. Like, I never really thought about how bad Steven really had it and how much he sacrificed for everyone. It was really cool.
By now, it’s rather late. Though, thanks to the recent implementation of rotation (sets 1-4 aren’t legal as of the start of this year and 5-8 will follow suit at the end of this year), there can be a temporary English format using newer sets until rotation has the formats match, but that might be weird.
It might also be because FE is way more popular in Japan and the JP and western fanbases want different things (for example, Japan didn’t complain nearly as much about all the Camilla alts in Heroes).
The only gacha I really had trouble with was summer matsuri and jinn. other than that i usually get most of the 5 stars as the gacha rolls in, though it helps i have a backup account that keeps all the stones for good stuff
About a month after release, actually. Before it got semi-translated into English. I was already following the studio due to Fantastic Boyfriends and was bummed when the English release was (pretty much) indefinitely canceled.
Same, but sadly, they’re still an indie studio and they lack the funding to scale up. It probably takes most of their money just paying people what they’re owed for designs, voices, new events/stories, etc.
Use all three with Thaniel or Ricardt for your water team, anyways. I also want to note that Xander is best for fire onslaught, but that isn’t exactly a quest that is nearly as difficult as High Brunhilde, so I would definitely argue Xainfried is a bigger deal in the end.
Yeah, promote him, but only to 4. He’s actually better than Thaniel for most quests, but Thaniel is better specifically for High Brunhilde.
And I assume by “not good enough to fight High Midgard yet”, that means you lack a team that has 13k might? If so, then soery to break it to you, but 13k might is kinda...laughably underqualified still. It’s really weird why the game does that, but yeah. Only the most dedicated and insane whales can clear a High Greatwyrm without co-op right now.
Oh, I’m not at thirteen thousand might yet... probably because I took a long break, like, 1 and a half months, until a shadow banner came out. I logged on randomly sometimes during that break, but, I mostly just collected bonuses and then left.
I guess I could try Euden, I just don’t think he is too great. Exp is nice though.
I’m kind of sad I don’t have Ezelith. I started playing the game on day two and I feel like I missed out. Also, I do agree with the choice of Vanessa but I’m unsure if you should swap Aurien with Verica, since she’s a better healer. But Aurien’s sleep res is useful.
I’d wanna fit Melsa in their too.
Of course as you said, wait till the next banner before finalizing it. That’s what I’ll be doing too.
1. I’ll try to maximize damage output instead with Verica.
2. Oh, didn’t think about how they’re both daggers.
3. Noticed that this morning.
Also, I’m waiting for the day we have a Dark Banner. When I started playing the game, I was disappointed with there being only 1 Dark 5*. Especially since Nefaria isn’t great with bow. I really want a Wand or Sword one. Blade would be neat too.
The Strikes for bow have improved with easier aiming and faster charging/firing, at least. And yeah, it’s weird how the starting 5s were 2 of each element but dark, which got 1. And then the next 5s were water and light, respectively.
...and this isn’t even touching on the fact that despite being a game with dude characters, literally none of the event/banner focus has been on a dude. It’s starting to get fairly annoying, honestly. It’s like, “do you want them or don’t you?”, geez...
Yeah, this might be the first banner I don’t pull in, but only depending on what all is in it. My fire team is already over 10k might and I have dope dragons to go with it. I would prefer to pull in a wind or dark banner, as those are where I struggle.
They’re all 5 star dragons. Just pop fruits on them and pop them on same element adventurers. However, it’s just better to think in terms of “what do I need right now?” and make whatever team is best for the next/current event. It’s to maximize rewards for later grinding. Plus, there are some items that are exclusive to events like Twinkling Sand that you’d want to get as much as possible.
Sooo, before I actually start, is your profile pic Jaiden Yuuki?
Anyway, I was snooping around your blog about the V Reboot, and boy was it worse than expected.
I EXPLODED in laughter when you were going on about them dealing with their problems again. Instead they had NO problems!
I'm not making fun of your blog or anything btw. It's hilarious how you expected to be underwhelmed by the new series, and it ends up even worse.
Pray tell, what do you feel about the anime now?
I feel like this is an Evangelion problem (if you know what I mean). They reboot the anime but sorta cut out some pieces to the point it's like the characters are already developed. To new comers, it seems fine, but for fans who watched the original, it feels empty. An example in the Evangelion reboot (don't worry you don't need to watch it, just want to tell you the similarity) is how in the original, Misato (the MC's mentor character) is a somewhat broken person due to her father's death, and her addiction on alchohol and... uhhh, (lol) censored to cope is explored. It was also shown how she was mute as a child for a really long time 'till meeting her currently best friend. In the reboot however, it's just said that as a child, her father died sacrificed himself for her, not even showing what happened, not telling that Misato was traumatized (doubt she even was in the reboot, really), nothing. We can't sympathize well with her. This is also the case with many other characters.
In V, it's really similar. Misaki's motivation to win is pretty much unclear in the reboot. Her losses against Gouki and Ren doesn't matter to her. Her beating Asaka immediately killed any opportunity for a character arc to have a one suded rivalry like in the OG. Heck, it could've even been with Gouki, motivating her to get stronger and beat Gouki, but no. It doesn't really matter to her. We can't tell how she feels about the situation. Even with Asaka, when she lost. Her loss against Misaki had zero consequences. Sure, in the OG, it had no real consequences (as her removal from the team was immediately cancelled by Ren after the Nationals), but we saw how imprortant it was to her, how it crushed her when she lost in front of Ren, and even neglected by him after all her efforts. I may be overacting, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who felt sad for Asaka when Ren removed her. I was infuriated at Ren fir hus lack of sympathy. How about in V? Hmmm, oh, nah, her crush on Ren is a joke. It has no impact AT ALL. Sure, neither did it really impact the story in the first season, but at least we actually care about the characters before they get sidelined when the main story moves on.
WHEWW, I just realised that I'm already spoiling my review! But, anyway, you get my point. I just wanted ti hear your thoughts
Now then, I actually just stopped watching. It just wound up being a lot of “who cares who wins?” often. Like, literally the outcome doesn’t matter. I dropped it when they started calling Ren a great player when all he did was trigger sack.
The gloves are stupid, too. Just like, everything about them. People who don’t want to wear them put them on just because the plot demands it. They fail to explain how they improve one’s game. To avoid taking damage? That isn’t the best way to play sometimes. They say it’s to trigger Psyqualia, but most don’t even know that exists, so most have no reason to put them on.
As for the lack of character development, that’s just because this is the manga being adapted. People who read the manga were fans of the anime so they already knew how the characters were. Plus, the chapters were monthly and the story was already lagging a good deal behind the anime, so they skipped a good deal. They adapted the manga a little TOO well here.
Like, everything up until AL4 was good. Most of the results didn’t matter, but because the fights were so good, I didn’t care. That’s the thing here. Lots of stories do lots of stupid things, but the good ones that do this make sure to get the audience to not care. This arc fails on that level. It’s just hard to root for stupid people, especially when the result doesn’t matter.
Yah, I too felt like I was the only one. I was kinda reluctant too, seeing barely anyone thought so (almost everyone loves it).
I like watching it for the spectacle but as for the story I just didn't care anymore. I had the same feeling when the reboot of Evangelion happened. It was pretty underwhelming (based on writing). Sure, great animation, great fights (except for Ren vs Misaki, like wuuuut), but dull story.
I already kinda accepted the lackluster season which is V S1, but what I truly fear is the next season. As someone who loves Link Joker Hen (and my favourite season), I have lots of expectations for the reboot. It is one of the most well written seasons, and failing to emulate the character interactions and development from the original is a great crime.
Yeah, I plan to come back and try that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I dip out. At least the entire arc won’t last a year. Just note that this is “Psyqualia zombies” and Ibuki is main villain, so it’s more deviated from the original than the AL4 arc was.
I wouldn't be surprised if its main story was just the manga's, all I want is to see the characters talk to each other the way they did before. It doesn't have to be the same, but they should do it in a way that their actions are driven by their motivations, and said motivations should be realistic in a sense that it doesn't seem forced.
If they fail again, they better give us better Royal Paladins DX
Sure, RP did catch up a bit recently, but the first wave gave a bad impression on me. Do it right this time, Bushi!
It only caught up due to protect doing not as well thanks to Mura along with Exculpate surprising people, I’m sure. Just a hunch and nothing more.
As for the anime, if I am bored again, I will just shut it off again until the next season. It would be a shame, but I value my time too much to be watching something I don’t like.
I think a big factor in being bored with the CFV anime is that the Buddyfight anime's current season is so good. Like, everyone is acting realistically and not being stupid. The villain is even not resorting to mind control to get people to aid him! He just promises greater power and they take it! There’s even police taking appropriate actions!
I enjoyed Season 3 the first time I watched it, when watching week by week, but if you marathon it? It's pretty bad. It's super repetetive (X person gets Reversed, Reverses group of people, X Hero saves them. Repeat.)
Plus, they still poorly handled Kai's heel turn by not having Kai lose to Aichi directly prior to it.
The Zombie Arc was better, imo, than the Reverse arc.
I won’t deny that. I definitely appreciate that. The original just made him seem like a guy corrupted by power who looks down on others while in here, he does it to prove his own worth to people who made him feel less than.
Wow, the characters aren't literal copy & pasted archetypes? Sucks.
You're watching a card game anime. The end all be all for solving problems is with card games. If this concept is too difficult for you accept then card game animes are probably not for you. I can't fathom how you could like Buddyfight as it is but have a problem with people putting on gloves in Vanguard.
Ren is an actual human being, he has followers because he's charismatic and not mindlessly villanous. The meaning behind the gloves and Team Foo Fighters is given weight due to Tetsu's research. Kai's regret and attempt to dissuade Aichi-- and Aichi's juxtaposition between his old and new self are much more emotionally charged.
OG was slow and tedious. It was a repeat of the learning the same lesson week after week while turning side characters into poorly made main characters to pad out a glorified advertisement. The "rivalries" weren't good. They weren't compelling. The fights that didn't involve Aichi were painfully formulaic and predictable. Your bias towards your "Waifus" being important because the show now properly centers around the main 3's conflict is almost palpable. Take off the rose-tinted glasses.
The V series loves doing little to no explanations while also somehow wasting time. At least filler in the OG series was fun when it made little sense. Of course, I prefer Chrono over Aichi and G over OG, but that’s just me.
And what’s the issue with Buddyfight’s current season? If anything, they over explain stuff, but it’s easy to forgive since the anime is for little kids in Japan. It goes at a nice pace and isn’t boring for long.
When is the last time you watched the older series?
Yes, the plot does make sense. People solve their issues with card games. People take this seriously. "Lol just call the cops" is such a blatant disregard of the premise.
I think the pacing is the best part of the new series. I don't have to wade through pointless filler to get to the plot. I get 6 hours of main character development and then 6 hours of build up to the central conflict. I don't need three times that amount of mostly filler to enjoy it. Liking endless shounen is a thing you grow out of.
The good guys put on the gloves because it's implied that if they didn't put them on, Foo Fighters wouldn't leave their card shop alone even if they were beaten in a cardfight. The members of Foo Fighters use the gloves because they like raising the stakes in cardfights and bullying people weaker than them. Tetsu developed the gloves to find and test fighters with PSYqualia, and it succeeded in that front (see: Aichi).
As for why people are bothered that the good guys don't just call the cops, the conflicts in previous seasons were mostly either mundane and safe enough that calling the cops wouldn't be warranted, or supernatural enough that the cops couldn't help. The conflict in this season is mundane enough that the cops could help, and dangerous enough that calling the cops would be warranted.
Honestly, that would help, although it isn't a perfect solution. Link Joker could still bait a decent number people into cardfights with deception and threats, and you'd still have the problem of having brainwashed people around that it's a risk to un-brainwash. However, imprisoning Reversed fighters and PSAs telling people to not cardfight strangers would go a long way.
You are very right, Blitzoff. That’s why people (a good deal of it being me) never mentioned police until this season. They’d either laugh at the false call or be ill-equipped to deal with the danger.
But now? Business owners aren’t calling the cops on thugs that ruin their business to the point of bankruptcy! It’s absurd! If I had a shop that a bunch of punks are ruining, I’d keep calling the cops and make a big stink at the local station until something was done!
And for those who don’t know Buddyfight: the Buddy Police are the force to call when supernatural/dimensional stuff goes awry and criminal. They have the training and do get called in.
As for reverse, yeah, just put them in custody and throw out PSAs and then unreverse them in a more controlled environment. They weren’t smart in the original all the time. Of course, law enforcement would be the only force allowed to imprison people and they’d find the explanation behind reverse rather hard to swallow.
I mean I get the cop complaint but aside from kamui's case what can they do? most of foo fighter agree to wearing the glove and so do most of their opponents idk it just doesn't seem like something the cops would bother with or at least it would be easy to get them to turn a blind eye
Incidentally, there was one time in Vanguard where the police were deployed, and that was the first episode of Stride Gate where the good guys raided Ryuzu's lab. Either the police are at least somewhat equipped to handle Vanguard-based problems or the Vanguard Association has their own private army.
Yeah, that’s never made clear. I kind of overlooked that because that’s actually a proper response, but they did kind of materialize out of nowhere. I’d imagine by now enough people in government are aware of Cray and that it can influence Earth, but it’s just an assumption.
Also, ThatLuardGuy, when someone is on private property and the owner doesn’t want them there, you can call the cops on them. I mean, if people are obstructing business, that’s the proper response. Just be sure to tell them to leave first and only call if they refuse.
So, like, I read it again(just came home)... and I saw "waifus"... lol
This is edited to make my point clearer
Looking at 'ya Guzma boii
Just because it's a card game anime, doesn't mean it shouldn't be more than it is. I do like the concept of card games being a solution. The problem I have with the reboot was how flat majority of the characters are. It feels like most of the story was only happening because the plot wants it to. Sure, the OG was sorta slow, but at least it told a story that was somehow believable. In fact, I was pretty much Aichi when starting out. I used to be a PSYqualia maniac (cheater) just so I can have the pride of winning, so I can mask my fear of losing. It doesn't have to be a story that everyone relates to, but the story at least took time to let the characters act by their own motives. The non Aichi fights weren't formulaic. They actually taught different aspects of the game (I'd rather not go into which, this is getting too long).
Also, I have ZERO bias with the characters at all. I do have favourites, but you have to consider again that not only are the females being watered down in V, so is Aichi, the main charcter for gosh sake. Aichi went from a growing character who you could understand, to just someone who got better for plot convenience. His use of PSYqualia had no impact on Aichi's character either. Misaki was a tough and seemingly a 0-craps character who deep inside actually does have the want for victory, and always feels down when losing. Now she's just there... like really, just there. Her losses doesn't affect her, and she doesn't care for improvement whatsoever. There's more examples to this, but you get my point by now (I think...).
The non Aichi fights also gave room for other characters to develop. We saw Kai lose for the first time (in the anime), which somehow scars him and does affect his motives later on (mostly in LJ Hen). Misaki loses to Asaka, who scoffed at her repeatedly when using her beloved Tsukuyomi deck, infuriating her resulting in her finding ways to use and manipulate her deck against Asaka. The fact that Vanguard has already been able to achieve success in character building is disappointing when they fail in doing so later on (specifically V).
Just because it's an overblown commercial for a card game doesn't mean it doesn't have to be good. If you're judging the series based on it being a card game anime that needs to catch easy attention, you're the one being biased.
Usually when you see completely different franchises doing similar things,chances are they were inspired by the same sources,not that they copied from one another.(not saying it is always true,but from what I've seen it happens most of the time when I notice something like this and try to look it up)
You're new so I forgive you, I know Japan was not inspired by Naruto, don't worry :P
I am refering to the fact they reused the same theme in technically the same franchise.
That said, the butterfly has been a running theme in Persona games, so rather then just P1, could be a reference to the fact Story takes notes from SMT. As a said, Story might just as well be a SMT game (same writers, same artist), just that demons are replaced with Digimon.
Wait,when you say theme are you referring to a soundtrack,or a story theme?If the latter,what I said still stands(granted,I didn't know digimon story was made by the same people that made persona,in which case it makes sense if they reused some ideas they had in the past)
In general Im pretty sure there is some misunderstanding going on,since Im not even sure how your comment even relates to what I said XD (that Naruto part is just confusing to me)
I see.I thought your original comment was asking how come 2 stories are using the same theme,which is why I gave the link,but you were asking if the writers did that as an homage,or if they just wrote a similar story by coincidence.My bad.
I agree that it’s definitely hard to say. Bare minimum, it’s the same source, but use of a SMT artist is indeed telling. Butterflies have been used as instruments of fate in myths and pop culture before, though.
As Brandy said the blue butterfly is Philemon also the butterfly signifies death/rebirth especially blue ones which is why its a staple with persona and used in hackers memory considering what hudiemon is.
I do find it funny that "Happy" is an ailment status in this game, and when certain female personas use "Happy Dance", they actually "flash" the opponents, which if they're male humans, instantly gives them said ailment lol
The vampire dragons like discarding, if that helps. They also focus on burn damage.
Dragonbond brigade cards focus on the new keyword D share, that shares "D" abilities with all other cards with D Share on the field. The main size 3 has Spiral D Share, with allows it to get D abilities of cards in the soul.
V-EB01 isn't coming until August and my locals is making BF tournaments (again) so I figured that'd keep me busy until August, problem is trying to play tournaments with a deck that is about 2 years out of date went more or less how you'd expect.
Sylvania looks good but I'd have no idea what new spells could work for it.
Oh right, duh, Bonus Quest. They are really gonna need to reprint that soon. They had to have known the issues of making a 3-4 of staple spell in pretty much all of Dungeon a RRR in an EB for Dungeon. It’s like Olyvia but not as extreme.
Mother Dragon, only one of the Size 3's is RR, so it should be safe. Since Mother Dragon isn't a demon lord, a lot of gauge support is locked out. I've seen people use One Gauge Demon, so you can use that?
There was a guy who convinced the store to get that set but that's about it and it was mostly for tournament participation packs. The main reason Buddyfight never quite took off at my locals is because they never stock sets and when they do it never lasts long.
I found a playset of Sylvania, Testaria, Blood Follower, and Cintamani Stone online by some miracle and should be able to get Dragon Life Inherit and Dragon Temper locally. Anything else R or lower I should try to get to update the deck?
Oh, did not know that. But I already made the purchase for the Ancient World stuff so it'll have to wait for another time. Regardless, a card that actually rewards you for gaining life is the sort of stuff BSK should get, that and cards that cost life to generate advantage because they would have little trouble recovering that life.
After a few games, Ladis Chaos certainly does suffer from not having Double Attack. In a Chaos deck that surely isn't a problem but in regular Wild Dragons, not having your Size 3 attack at least twice per turn is an issue. There's Dragon Life Inherit but it won't always appear and that card is more for Sylvania who can add it to its soul from the graveyard rather than having to cast it manually.
Not being able to afford much and V Tachikaze coming soon sure does hurt my ability to make a new BF deck. I've seen how the Tanuki version of Guardians works but that one's out of my budget limit, are there other options?
I'll add Mulgrood when it comes out but not sure what to replace for it. Can't be Almia, spamming Blood Followers, letting the opponent kill them, then recovering them from the drop zone is too good of a combo.
Is Thundertornado still good these days? If not that can be the one to go.
Counter spells that rest are always powerful, regardless. It’s a good card to keep handy. Same with “return to hand” counter spells. Both “your field” and “their field” ones. Ancient technically has a “their field” one, but it needs a Guardians on the field. Ancient did get a “null all lifelink on your field and return your field to hand” counter spell. Maybe that can help, as if the target of an attack disappears in the middle of the attack, it fizzles. Penetrate doesn’t activate.
I've been away for a LONG time, first time I see that new frame.
Either way, I do like how this TD works, but it runs out of hand very quick. Is it possible to make a decent enoguh on a budget out of just the TD and I guess the first Ace BT? Doesn't need to be competitive
Actually, now that I think about it, look up “Battle Building”, Tyrant. It’s a size 3 focused Hero World attribute. Like, literally all but one monster is size 3, including the intended ride and even the non-s3 is actually s2.
It isn’t about “one big monster”, though, seeing as the intended ride reduces Building sizes by 3 and the deck likes doing sup calls during either attack phase. So, I am not sure if this is up your alley.
I'll keep an eye at that, but for now I'll take a quick glance at the Astrodragon page and see what I could come up with for the TD, it'll probably be terrible because I haven't built a deck in a long time.
They changed the frame to suit Prism Dragons better. It definitely clashes with Neodragon stuff, though. They were scaling back on the sci-fi focus (not completely doing away with it, though, because Neo still got a lot of legacy support and Dragoons got added, too) and the new frame reflects that.
So far I'm liking how the TD plays, it's not exactly Size 3 walls but fairly close and seems quite good at making resources. Problem is, if my left is killed mid-battle phase i'm screwed and I tend to run out of hand quickly, there's a draw spell included but 2 gauge feels overcosted.
Yeah, they purposely made a lot of the important cards foil. Gotta get that profit off of people buying TDs and liking protags, after all. Godpunks are the cheap deck. Ironically, they’re also the big deck after the set drops (followed by Astro).
Surprisingly a ton of people were buying TDs the day they came out, mine was actually an impulse buy because they almost sold out all three boxes in a single day.
Ironically someone pulled a Gigarex later that same day and I couldn't buy it due to already buying the TD. Hair-pulling rage aside it seems like finally there will be a stable BF community around here
Local stores never bringing sets is what always kept a BF community from getting started around here but they deviced to bring a few Buddy Legends boxes as a test and it went well so now they're bringing new stuff. The TDs selling this fast might convince them to bring more than just a few boxes of Ace BT01 (what's the abbreviation?)
S stands for “Shin”, which is a JP word for “God”. The current season is actually called “Future Card Shin Buddyfight” in Japan. The protags are the Aces, but the Shins of their respective talents. I hope it’s rather clear why the big change in English. And they always keep set codes the same as Japan, regardless of name changes.
The only s0 that gets played is the s3...as weird as that sounds. You need to make extra sure that you can achieve a s1 on the left and a s2 in the center more than being able to winmore with adding a s0 on the right.
Having played almost nothing but Size 3 wall decks up to now I immediately thought of Size 0s, not quite used to a deck that focuses more on a Size 2 in the center. Still not sure on what spells would be good, that hopefully don't go over $5 each.
Proxying this against my Wild Dragons, I really wish Ancient World had a spell that negates Penetrate when in the soul of a Size 3 because non-TD Cross is more or less an auto-win against Soulguard walls.
I have a full Gigarex playset (not all at once but over time), I feel your pain. That's why I went with Aqua Force for my second V deck, you don't need VRs for it.
I was shocked at how cheap most of the Astrodragon stuff turned out to be, it was just some spells that were expensive. And besides they said Astros will get support every set so those expensive spells likely will be phased out sooner or later.
Yeah, it’s nuts how expensive DDT stuff are compared to the rest, even despite the fact that only LDO and Cosmoman have worse track records in the meta among the new Ace decks.
I am having a hard time getting into Ace not because of power creep but because my main worlds (Magic and DDW) still haven’t gotten support. If Katana DDT is cheap (I have a feeling it is a no), I might go with that.
Yeah, I’m not sure either for similar reasons. Vanguard recently changed how their boxes are structured while all Buddyfight did was add ARs to make it easier to get protagonist cards. Singles are stupid cheap in BF and thus many never actually buy boxes as it just isn’t gonna give value back. You can literally make a fully meta deck in this game for less than the price of a box (thanks Godpunks!).
One thing that surprised me about Astrodragons is how they feel similar to a Size 3 wall deck. You call a big monster that hits hard and is difficult to take down while generating a lot of resources. Astrologia despite only having one soul is quite difficult for my opponents to take down, either because of Gyron + Emergency call or Defensive Tactic reducing all their field by -5k.
If anything, the deck plays like Magic in how it obtains resources while making life harder for the opponent, generally regardless of what monsters are on board (other than what would proc a spell or other ability, of course).
You might like Shadow Shade as in that deck, any Shade spells you use build the soul of your main monster while giving you other things. And yes, said main monster is a size 3. The anime dude doesn’t know how to play the deck. It’s just that it’s depicted as the opponent having taken out an illusory copy rather than “me big monster, you must damage me bunch to take me down” many other wall decks have.
Though, Shades have seen better days. They literally haven’t gotten any spells since the initial batch back in D set 1. It’s just been monsters since then.