You guys blew your chance

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by Scizor, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    You know, we were really going to write some insightful articles on decks, the metagame, etc., but after the way the 'Gym as a whole acted toward our in-depth Mario: Why? article, I think everyone can just forget about it.

    Some people on this board just don't take the things we say seriously. I can't imagine the response to an actual GOOD article that shows all the CORRECT matchups, techs and insight about a given deck.

    You can't say we didn't TRY now. We put out a nice article and tried to help. The reaction we got was ridiculous, to say the very least.

    Don't expect anything from me and a bunch of the others ever again.
  2. moza

    moza New Member

  3. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    I also think it's sad that the responce was so bad.

    I agree 100% with your Mario article. Some people just don't want to belive that there are better decks out there, and don't want to listen to good advice.
  4. DarkJake

    DarkJake New Member

  5. Shadow Zangoose

    Shadow Zangoose New Member

    Geez, you're an immature bunch of people. Some folks reacted negatively to what was a partially negative article. So now you refuse to write us another almighty article written by your group of card gods. OH NOEZ, WE MUST REPENT FOR OUR SINZ. FO'GIVE US. -_-

    Maybe if you worded things a little differently and toned down that superiority complex that you all seem to have, you wouldn't get such responses. Perhaps you should post one of your articles that you claim is so correct and see what sort of responses you get.

    Or you could act like a child. I could care less either way.
  6. rhodesia123

    rhodesia123 New Member

    agreed with zangoose.

    wow, they feel offended because there are people out there that still support mario
  7. eriknance

    eriknance New Member

    Before this gets locked (I hope it doesn't, but there are just too many people divided over the subject right now) I'd like to say a few things. First, Scizor, I'm sorry that your group of players feels the way you do over the article's reception. I personally think that the discussion that followed the article was better than the article itself, but then that's just me. Second, the article was an opinion piece, and such responses are going to be typical with such articles. I'm not saying you shouldn't be upset with some of the immature responses, but you should go ahead and expect them. Last, didn't you guys think that your article would attract such a response? After all of the Mario-bashing that has been going on, why did you think the article would change that? Like I've said all along, people who play Mario aren't just going to give in to an article when their in-game experience suggests that the deck is decent. And the people who don't think Mario's any good are just going to stand by that.

    I'm hoping people see me as truly neutral on the subject, as all I would like to suggest is that you don't give up on contributing to the Pokemon TCG community just because an article you wrote didn't get the response you wanted. I was surprised when my two Battle Roads reports got so little attention, especially since I believe they were the most comprehensive reports posted at the time. But that hasn't stopped me from contributing.

    Just something to think about...
  8. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    No, it wasn't the mario support. It was the fact that every single dissenting opinion didn't concede anything and attacked point after point after point. It was fustrating to see that article get torn apart simply because some idiot thought it was too negative, without taking the points that were in it. I see bad writing all over the featured articles on here all the time, why doesn't anyone criticise that?
  9. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member


    If you can't handle criticism don't even burn your fingers on something like Metagame.
  10. eriknance

    eriknance New Member

    There was spam and nonsense from both points of view. It wasn't locked just because people supported Mario. As I said above, the reason the article got locked is essentially because it was an opinion piece that created a divide between many players.
  11. Shadow Zangoose

    Shadow Zangoose New Member

    Don't like the writing in some of the articles? Fix them yourself. Either do something about it, or be quiet.
  12. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    One thing I have to wonder about, though. There was this huge hullabaloo over people asking what the truk decks were. I saw begging, money offers, just general posts everywhere about "what the heck is a moving truk?" HB was about to post those decklists, the ones that everyone was going crazy over. Now it's gone.

    There was a lot of spam from both points of view, but that obscured every single person who tried to keep the discussion civil. I definitely don't appreciate some of the comments I saw.
  13. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    Scizor and Panda can attest to the fact that I have been pestering them to start working on the articles with me. (IMing them saying "we should start the article now" like every few days or something). We're not lying about the fact that we were going to post articles.

    Personally, I still wouldn't mind posting an article on some of the BR decks but when my teammates are against it, I can't do anything about it.

    From what happened with the Mario article, its obvious that whatever we say, there are people who are not going to listen to any of the insight and analysis we give and just call us "elitists" or whatever.
  14. eriknance

    eriknance New Member

    He can still post those decklists you know. I can almost guarantee you it won't attract a bunch of spam and anger-driven posts. The reason the Mario article did is because it was all based on opinion but presented as fact. It's that simple. Nobody can argue with a decklist (TRUK, that is) that performed well during the Battle Roads Tournaments, and I honestly hope that the writers of such a piece reconsider their current decisions.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2007
  15. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member

    I would say it depends on the way you bring it.
    If it's an article about a deck you played and why you won certain matchups, it going to get a much different responce as the Mario one, that's for sure.
  16. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    I'll talk to Scizor later about this when he gets on. I still wouldn't mind posting a few BR decks, but I can definitely see where he's coming from with this topic
  17. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Well, if wrote an article and all a mod did was bash it and act less modish and more jerkish, I'd be ****** too.
  18. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

    Okay...isn't this reaction just validating all the ad hominem response to the Mario article?

    This whole thing is beyond silly now.
  19. awhill000

    awhill000 New Member

    Every article is going to get some form of criticism. I think you and your team should reconsider your decision.
  20. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member

    You seem to forget that most Moderators are, just like you and me, users of a board.
    What do you want? Everytime a Moderator post anything he/she starts with
    Mod head on
    Mod head off?
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