format? really true

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by duskgar, May 26, 2009.

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  1. doomsday24

    doomsday24 Member

    The Gible/Gabite/Garchomp in POP9 would make the Lv. X playable.
  2. Think of this scenario:"
    If the Rotation goes like it has every year then:
    No Unknown G and Machamp becomes the new King Of The Pokemon Kingdom. Scary to think about huh??
  3. Tagrineth

    Tagrineth New Member

    oh my god nobody realised that yet, it's clearly not been talked about by anyone. what a realisation..

    you know, it helps to read threads before posting, rather than make it painfully obvious that you didn't.
  4. Clear

    Clear New Member

    Actually, I do realize that SPs are overpowered, but Machamp simply isn't the answer for it. SP is a problem they have to take care of... via gameplay changes. Just to make sure they don't get the T2 donk. The whole handicap of "going first" is so bad in this game, are they really expecting us to play 23 basics in a deck for the purpose of starting with more?

    Just let people play Supporters the first turn, same applies to the player that goes second. Nothing else, no tools, no stadiums, no trainers. This allows both players to set up.

    And if you think Gengar is "not that bad" w/o Unown G, talk to me when your Uxie gets biten, and then Shadow Room for the prize... 2 times.
  5. duskgar

    duskgar New Member

    will pop 9 or 8 be leagle after setmber
  6. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    Last time I checked, PCL works for the Japanese format. So if we have MD-On and they have DP-On, then they're gonna look at DP-On and thus wont recognize Machamp a big as a threat as we would.
    And I didn't see them coming up with a solid answer to GG. Did you?
  7. Tagrineth

    Tagrineth New Member

    Once again, words are being firmly placed in my mouth by other people.

    I didn't say they've introduced a counter to everything that's been a problem, just that they have done so many times in the past.
  8. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    And I say that they only recognize the Japanese threats if their meta is different from ours.
  9. Clear

    Clear New Member

    Hence, why they make "Nature's Biggest Mistake", because AMU was really rampant in Japan. They must have thought since it was weak to Psychic, it will "balance out" in a match against AMU.

    They should have just made it +40 weakness for the base Machamp, and Hurricane costed 3, period.
  10. Raikou Trainer

    Raikou Trainer New Member

    You must have misinterpreted that post. I meant that Garchomp lv. X would make the Porygon Z promo useable if GE was to be rotated out and Porygon/Porygon2 weren't reprinted (I already knew about the POP9 'Chomp line). It probably wouldn't make the best deck, but hey, anything's possible.
  11. ashinto

    ashinto New Member

    machamp donks almost every game, very interesting (it's going to be more boring than opra...)
  12. doomsday24

    doomsday24 Member

    I get you now. I agree that it would be going the looonngg way to getting the Porygon Z out.
  13. Poke Trainer J

    Poke Trainer J New Member

    I don't think Great Encounters will be rotated out considering that Unown G is too important to protect Basics/SP-Pokemon and other things from Machamp SF, IMO the loss of Secret Wonders would hurt most decks that are running Flygon (Rising Rivals) as the price of it's Lv. X will probably severely drop in value.

    Weavile would be gone as well as there wouldn't be anything that powers it up around Turn 3, so I think the format should be Secret Wonders-On or No Rotation at all. Removing GE and SW just jacks up the format and force everyone to run SP decks while dropping Evolutions possibly.

    Then again If worse comes to worse, we'll adapt while feeling bad that we can't use specific cards that we still need as techs for specific decks in the format to work. Losing consistency isn't something I like in this game.

    It's one reason why I don't play Standard format in Magic: The Gathering...
  14. gashmoigidy

    gashmoigidy New Member

    uxie engines, dusknoir SF (maybe) staraptor lv. x and vs. seeker
  15. Tagrineth

    Tagrineth New Member

    Or they could release other newer cards that achieve the same goals.

    Welcome to every rotation in every CCG that rotates, ever. "Dangit, I want my Yoga Mastery..."
  16. Ex Dragon18

    Ex Dragon18 New Member

    People, the new format is just going to be SF-on. Realise it now. It just makes so much sense. Why would they rotate half of the Unown cards if the other half isn't rotated? Remember DX-on when everybody thought it was going to be EM-on? EM had Deoxys, and DX had Deoxys (which is quite funny when you think about the format becoming HP-on, HP had Deoxy). This is just going to be the same case. Another reason is that SF was the first set with "shiny-rares" and "reprint-rares".

    No really, this post is 50% serious and 50% joke.
  17. TSDMage

    TSDMage New Member

    Probably worse than any of that is no Unown G.
  18. Poke Trainer J

    Poke Trainer J New Member

    Why SF-On? If that was the case Legends Awakened would also be rotated out cause that set came out first before Stormfront did. Losing Claydol was bad but Uxie is bad enough, you also have to consider a format like SF-On would shrink the Modified card pool drastically limiting us with only 3-4 sets to build decks off of.

    Plus everyone would quit the game, I garauntee you that...

    Yeah but so far we haven't come across any yet that helps save specific new and old archetypes that arose from Rising Rivals or other recent sets. I'm just upset that my Flygon deck will potentially die by next season depending on how POP/PUI sets up rotation If there is one at all this year.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2009
  19. Dioxide

    Dioxide New Member

    They'll probably put Unown G in a POP set.
  20. Poke Trainer J

    Poke Trainer J New Member

    Yeah but POP 10 probably won't be released until next year...
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