Good afternoon my readers, and welcome to THE 堕天 DUELIST, where we learn about more than just tier 1.
The first thing I would like to do is to share with you this news article
Now, it is in Japanese, but this being the internet and all, I'm sure you all have heard some sort or form of the story.
If you haven't, heres the low down:
A 29 Year old was playing against a 11 year old in Yugioh at a card store.
After 2 games, which the 29 year old won, the 11 year old kid left.
The 29 year old strongly provoked the 11 year old for another game, and the 11 year old got pissed and knocked over the table (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻) (it says knocked over the cards, but I'd like to think the kid flipped over the table)
In response, the 29 year old beat up the 11 year old. In the face, and was later arrested for doing so.
That rather disproportionate, dont you think?
Yes, the cards fell... onto the ground, but he beat up a kid over it.
Sometimes, in the amount of connection we have to everyone else in the yugioh world, and how large we grow our yugioh world, and how much we grow our technique and knowledge of hte game...
its very easy to lose track of ourselves in our engrossment with our hobby, and lose track of the greater scope of things.
It is very important to take a step back sometimes and take a breather, and re-assess something from the outside, from a completely different perspective.
In context of the article, it would be to take a step back, and notice how yuigoh isnt as big a part of some peoples lives as it is some others.
For some, yugioh represents a very small portion of their lives. They have one box and one deck and just bust it out to play an odd game every few weeks.
For others, it represents a daily routine of working on decks and hammering out the perfect decklist to chase the prizes, and attending championships on an almost twice a week basis, reading the top articles and maybe writing out your own.
For yet others, they watch the values of cards like the stocks and are keen and sharp traders looking to make every extra cent out of anyone they can.
Likewise, some people have high rarity english decks, expensive card sleeves, and the entire set worth several tens of thousands of yen. while other people run around with dollar sleeves and super low rarities of everything, playing on a harsh budget.
But, when you come together with another person, you have to consider the other persons point of view as well.
One of the reasons I don't play on Dueling Network or EternalDream or ADS is that I believe that card gaming is more than just cardboard slinging. Its cardboard slinging with another person.
Human interaction is part of human life, and taking different perspectives at things is part of human interaction.
Card games and board games are mediums through which people develop different aspects of their interaction skills, or at least ideally they are.
Take some time and a step back and re-assess how much a part of your life is gaming, and rethink whether that amount is what you want it to be, and if it isnt, take steps to either make it more or less of your life.
Oh, and since you all are so mouth watering for actual proper YGO news, this being a yugioh blog and not a psychology/life advice blog and all.
This image been flying around the forums.