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OKAY. Yu-Gi-Oh! wasn`t even meant to be a card game. It originated as an amazing manga where Yami killed people and sent them into disturbed episodes and shadow games. There was like a couple of chapters about duel monsters and capsule monsters, but Kazuki Takahashi himself said it wasn`t meant to be based on that. He received so many letters and fan-mail asking about the Magic and Wizards game that Takahashi decided to extend it. He never intended to focus his manga on the card game he created. The original format of the manga was set in episodic chapters with a different game being played in each chapter I WISH HE NEVER CREATED THE CARD GAME, BECAUSE THEN IT WOULDNT BE HATED ON LIKE THIS AND ITD BE AN AMAZING, RESPECTED ANIME AND MANGA. And maybe the actual new anime would have been different, although there was a old anime that followed the manga. SCREW THE NEW YU-GI-OH! I love the old stuff.. IF YOU WANT GOOD YU-GI-OH! READ THE ORIGINAL MANGA AND WATCH SEASON 0. THATS THE GOOD STUFF.
- What if someone you knew (or maybe not) say this gross word to you or any Yugioh Duelist? This happen to me when I'm dueling some random person at the shopping mall. We play at the sit available around the hall when some security guard came and scold us for interupting other people who want to sit at it (even bad-mouthing about Yugioh)! WTH.. since I've been pissed by him, I decided to meet the Manager itself and tell everything! Since the shopping mall are well-known with it "Costumer are our top priority" motto (I'm talking about JUSCO), so the Manager told the security to ask for forgiveness from me. Well that's what he got for saying bad word to Yugioh! Serve him right! Muahahaha!!!
So what about you? Got any "Good experiences?" to share? =3
if you say this is a children's game, and it sucks, then why are you here posting this? well, i guess it's becoming true, im tired of wasting money on packs and pulling crap, and im losing faith in tcg, more into ocg now...konami is just terrible right now....
Not really >_>
I've just been insulted by people for it... I've never got them back >_> Then again, I'm in High School. Most high school teens'll just make fun of anything. TBH, I hate being in High School >_> --DarkHeroRaven 14:51, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
yeah i no what you mean some people just don't realise not everyone likes the same things and when you actually play the game you meet new people you learn strategies and you gain rewards so yu gi oh is a good game for those who enjoy it and for those who don't well your pretty pathetic if you make fun of the people who do.
Mixed bag for me
Some of my friends think its childish but they do understand and are able to appreciate when I am able to do something impressive like a trade where I make a 30$ card profit (trading a 5$ card for a 35$ card) Steelfallenangel 18:55, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
High school sophomore here.... I occasionally get insulted, and I've only ever gotten one person back. (Punch in the face in the locker room. I earned their respect, and they never bothered me again. DISCLAIMER: I don't recommend this method. Violence solves nothing.)
And yes, I tend to impress my friends when I show them a card I pulled, then search it on Ebay and show them what people will pay for it.--Akiza Izayoi 19:45, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
- Show them how much money you can make by selling a card.
- Try and explain a few game mechanics to them and let them see how "childish" the game really is. --Blue (Talk) 19:53, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
- Screw missing the timing - SEVEN substeps of damage calculation? Runer5h 20:45, December 21, 2009 (UTC)Runer5h
I never had that, I just keep my hobbies to myself and people who care about it. No point in talking about it with my friends when they aren't into it, and there are better things to talk about, like that new game they got and can't beat. I just keep saying, "It's either this or drugs, and this kills fewer brain cells." Then again, I got some a$$ hole drugs in my town (No cool stoners like Leo from That 70's Show), so that maynot apply in your towns.Land of dogs 22:41, December 21, 2009 (UTC) --Abe6827 00:17, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
I havent been insulted by anyone but thats because i keep this to myself.I dont know why people think this is childish.if they knew they could make money by selling or trading cards they would not think that anymore.And also it is too complicated for a chiled to play this game.
- This kinda happened to me once, as well. It was hilarious!!
- First, someone asks me if I'm available to go for coffee on Saturday morning. I say,
- "Well, not really. There's something I gotta do."
- "Well, I've got a Tournament (a Hobby League) to go to."
- "Tournament? What kind? Chess?"
- "No, Yu-Gi-Oh!."
- "Huh? You still playing that children's card game?"
- "Well, for one it's not children's and second, yes, I still do."
- "Well, haven't you got anything better to do with your time?"
- "Actually, this is the best I can do. Not only is it fun, it is profitable as well!"
- "What do you mean, profitable?"
- "Well, just the other day, I sold a card - ONE card - for 265$!"
- "Effin' WHAT? 265$????"
- "Yup. And I sell cards all the time, for a profit. Really easy cash. But I do enjoy playing as well - the game is really hard."
- "What do you mean, hard? It's a children's game!"
- "No it's not. Lemme give you an example. You do know chess, right? Is it easy?"
- "Well, the rules are easy, but the game isn't."
- "Well, in chess, you have 16 pawns, and there are 6 different types. In YGO, you have anywhere between 40 and 75 pawns, and there are thousands of different types. And the rules are so complicated, there are official rulings on how the cards work. To learn the rules adequately takes anywhere between a month and two years."
- "Still think it's a children's card game? Just the sheer level of knowledge of English you need to have to understand what the card text is saying is immense (in case you haven't got it yet, my country is not an English-speaking one). Do you know what "negate" means?"
- "Well, uh, no."
- "My point exactly."
- And don't even get me started on the eternal debate on "but the YGO show is for kids!", and the ages it takes me to explain that the ORIGINAL JAPANESE ANIME was NOT for kids, but that the most evil organization known to man (punspunspuns) effed it up. You know what I mean.
- P.S. Missing the Timing and the 7 Substeps of the Damage Step are good arguments, but the crushing one is Dark Synchros. NEGATIVE NUMBERS FTW. Even if they are not really used in the TCG. But they wouldn't know that, now would they? --Darth Covah (Talk | DeckZone | Binder) 10:21, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
I got this a couple times, often coming from my parents or aunt, who call it "childish". The response? I offer a game with them, stating that "since it's childish you should be able to understand it too." They've refused the game and didn't bring this up again. I can imagine how hard they'll struggle with all the complex rulings and combos if they did agree to play though. --Gadjiltron 10:32, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
Nice one. As well as the complexities and profits, you might not have realized that another great argument for Yu-Gi-Oh! is that there is a whole wikia devoted to it, with over 30 000 articles and seemingly unlimited supporters! Clorth 21:48, December 28, 2009 (UTC)
Somebody insulted me...
It started when I was alone shopping in the mall (I'm 40 -_-") and I picked up a bunch of YGO card packs "You got kids?" Asked this lady. "No, these are for me." "Why do you like this ****ing children's card game?" "It's not for kids. So this dude comes along and the lady leaves. "Hell, yeah, it's for kids." "Have you seen the hot chicks?" I show him my uncensored copy of Harpie Lady and he walks away with a nosebleed.
So, yeah, I guess I was insulted.
- Haha!! Wish I also got that "Harpie-not-good-for-kids" card! xD Lanspearsaber 17:04, December 22, 2009 (UTC)NoobYugiohPlayer
Would love to see a picture of the uncensored Harpie Lady card. All I have is one of Dian Keto and that aint a pretty sight. (The card not the picture) Dark magician girl 23:13, January 22, 2010 (UTC)
There is always the "Artworks" link beneath the Harpies cards... (btw dark magician girl, your behavior seems to indicate something about your gender.... UltimateKuriboh
I remember when I first bought my first Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, which were counterfeit (they were scans of the real cards printed on cheap paper, and a rough Greek translation under the English lore; most of the cards were from Pharaoh's Servant and Magic Ruler, with few Metal Raiders cards and maybe like 3 Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon, with Blue Eyes White Dragon being the rarest card; one per box, which contained about 100 pack, and each pack had a random value of 3 or 4 cards, and cost .5 Euros per pack).
Wooo~~weeee~~ Any Good Idea??
Well so far all I got was positive response! You know what they say, different people - different thinking. Different people with different story. But it's best to just leave what they say as it is. I think we still got a disadvantage since this game are not realy popular and well-known in certain country (like myself..). So I guess it just up to KONAMI how to settle this thing (maybe they should make a Duel-Disk and held a Tournament like the Battle City?). Then all people will agree that this game are not just a game... Any suggestion? Lanspearsaber 16:58, December 22, 2009 (UTC)NoobYugiohPlayer
- For first thing to your comment, I agreed, as due to woman sexual symbol, tight combine, and costly cards come in the mind. How can kid at 6 or 7 years old can full playing "Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode" deck and win with it on his/her own? --FredCat100 17:16, December 22, 2009 (UTC)
Somebody playing pokemon once made fun of me for playing yu gi oh... I was thinking "umm dude where both geeks here"
Admittedly, while the YGOTAS series is funny, it is actually kind of (subliminally, I doubt even LittleKuriboh realises this) deragotory towards the TCG. I just ignore the fools. User:Toob/Talk 17:22, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
- I've been meaning to say this, but forgot. I doubt he even knows how basic arithmetic works, much less be able to play the game. Hell, I don't even think he even saw the actual show; all I think he's doing is just watching it on mute while he makes up his own dialogue. Kaiba never has displayed the attitude of a cheater, so "Screw the rules I have money" was more or less a "Herd Derp it's funny cause he's rich" joke.
- What matters to him is to keep his show (if you can call it that) running and making money off it, even if it means for him to drastically deviate from the source, repeating the same jokes over and over, referencing popular and internet culture...hell, the show has no jokes that would only make sense to Yu-Gi-Oh fans. You could switch Yu-Gi-Oh for anything, be it Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, hell, even a Megadeth concert, and morons would still laugh at it. The "Yu-Gi-Oh" is only there for the views; no one would've cared about it if it was anything else. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:53, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
Anyway, yeah, referencing old internet memes and phrases that were highly situational (such as...*Bleah*..."Screw the rules") sure is funny. If anything, it's more or less glorified fanfiction.
"Hey Bakura, instead of making fun of how I found the Pot of Greed I just drew to be useless, let us make gay jokes! Afterall, most people who watch this crudely reanimated series would hardly care if we went from Yu-Gi-Oh to the Simpsons while keeping the same humor!"
I hate him, he's a talentless hack who masks his lack of humor with expensive video editing and lame voice acting. Oh what would I do to assault him...184.108.40.206 (talk) 04:13, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
If you're talking about how Yami Marik drew Pot of Greed and called it useless, yes, it happened (well, he just said that it wasn't the card he needed, but it would get him 2 turns closer at least). Episode 96, I believe.
If you're talking about how I summarized Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, I'm also serious; the last time I ever found anything it said mildly amusing was when Joey asked Yugi how many fingers he held up, only to get no response, and proclaimed that Yugi's "good at this game". It was simply a "Haw" joke, nothing more. After that, it was basically Family Guy for the internet. I wouldn't be surprised if he did a cut-away joke that, like the rest of it's humor, hardly focuses on Yu-Gi-Oh!, rather than just repeating it's own jokes like it had indigestion. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 00:29, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
I dunno if you wholeheartedly agree with me or are trolling me the same way Dave Mustaine trolled Metallica. You should know about that! If the former, wow, it's nice to see someone with some logic in their head. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:07, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
I don't exactly agree on the whole Mustaine/Metallica comment, but that's a a debate for another time. As for TAS, I am not trolling you. I hate it when I'm dueling and pull off some sweet combo(usually never) and then have my opponent say "How'd you do that?"(because there are mostly noobs at my school) and have one of my smarta** friends say I screwed the rules because I have money. It's really frustrating. Megadeth9887 (talk • contribs) 03:11, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
I joined a card game club in middle school. I had only intended to duel/trade Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
However, everyone played only Magic: The Gathering (which I have no idea how to play). I was upset, and kept my YGO cards in my pocket, embarrassed to take them out.
We met every day. And every day, I would only observe. Eventually, I just stopped bringing my cards.
Then, one day, I saw 2 kids in the corner playing YGO. I was ecstatic to see that. I hung out with them that day, and I told them that I would bring my cards the next day.
The following day, I brought all 4 of the decks that I had made at the time. They had already begun a duel, so I politely waited. Before they finished, the bell rang.
So, I came back the next day, and this time I got to play. I even took down an illegally-played Japanese Slifer the Sky Dragon.
So, the three of us continued to play YGO.
One day, one of the MTG kids saw us and wondered what we were doing. He came over and was instantly brought back to YGO. He said that he would bring his cards the following day.
And he did. Then, every day, we made it our goal to convert one of the MTG kids to a YGO kid. And we succeeded. We got one kid added to our sub-club every day.
We were happy. Some trades/sells did wonders for my deck too. Eventually, we had nine kids playing YGO.
Then, one day, I got a detention. I couldn't go to the club that day.
I went back the following day and I found only MTG kids in there. There weren't even the two original YGO kids. I had wondered what had happened.
Everyone was either not there, or was a MTG kid again.
It was weird.
I never did figure out exactly what happen, but I think that maybe that I was the one holding that sub-club together. I think that they only played YGO to let me enjoy the club (and I did), but then, with my absence, they went back to the way they were before. Hardcore MTG players. --GoldenSandslash15 00:34, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
I get insulted all the time!!!!
ok so this is the deal I live in PR and I play YGH on a corner of my high school with 4 friends,and other guys pass in the 2 halls that leads to the corner,and they yell a lot of things just 'cause we play YGH cards,and some guys even say,that game s***ks and it's just games 4 childs, they even throw things at us just 4 playin YGH and being rockers, I really hate those guys,but theres nothing we can do about it,we sometimes have a laugh 4 the things they tell us~~ Jay Cane take care
Dispicable. Such people are obviously too idiotic to ever even know what they are saying regardless of the literally countless possible negative implications when weighed against whatever good could come of acting in such ways. They obviously don't understand the intricacies, complexities and amazements behind Yu-Gi-Oh!, similar to the ever popular Football (ENGLIGH football, soccer), and have no intention of actually revealing that they themselves become the targets of our trap cards as it were, and they may find themselves further and further into a world where the friendlies that are required to be relied upon for survival more and more wisely judge which of society can ever achieve at all, until they find that the high-school roles have been totally reversed. Such is the way of the world, but have faith in that further social development can come to eventualities where no minorities are ever assaulted.
It's the old story of picking on the odd ones out. People seek scapegoats, (Hitler found a lot) minorites to take from and oppress to comfort own desires. Obviously the wise become more the wiser from experiencing targets as minorities, and with this experience can progress further into delving into the psychology of society until the problem(s) are eventually sorted out, for the better.
As a general rule though, the more sophisticaed a person the more stable and controlled their lives are. Babies or children are almost always either crying of smiling, but with a little help the majority of slightly older life can be happier than sad. The "Bullies" are the children.
All in all, we all know that Yu-Gi-Oh! absolutly rules, and I hope that we shall take arms with Konami until the world is conquered for the might of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Let's start by getting that hologram system up and running, then were getting somewhere! REMEBER: The hologram system must not be disclosed to any other party, for it would lose its power of uniqueness if other card games or communities used it to their own ends. Clorth 21:40, December 28, 2009 (UTC)
Clorth: Indeed. So true.--Akiza Izayoi 22:45, December 28, 2009 (UTC)
Wow. O.O Well said Clorth. --Notra 11:12, January 13, 2010 (UTC)Notra
I agree with Clorth. People are so blind and stubborn to acknowledge the complexity of the game. Let us unite to rule with the might of Yu-Gi-Oh! I have had it with this ignorance of the game. How agrees with this that we must unite. People hear our words of fustration and let them shed light and stop this heresy against this greatest game that the creators of Konami made. I hope that this will let on more people to unite to defend this great game. --Abe6827 03:37, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
- Hey Abe, you seem to be new here. A little note that starting a fresh line with a space in the very front will put your text into a code box, making it difficult to read. Thank you and have a nice day.
- Now, as for you, Clorth, that was very eloquently put. GJ. --Gadjiltron 10:55, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Gadjiltron because as you said i am new and also that do you agree with me that everyone should respect Yu-Gi-Oh? for i agree with Clorth that we can bring back this game to its prime.Please respond back.
- Well, I do agree with you, but as frustrating as it is, I'm afraid it's inevitable that there will be a group of people who will remain completely ignorant of what kind of game it is, and stick to hasty generalizations. How hard was it to convince your parents (or someone else) that a game/show/book you like isn't exactly like the stereotypical view of it? The same difficulty will be faced when you try to do the same with Yu-Gi-Oh. --Gadjiltron 11:09, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
Foolish talk, Gajiltron! We here all know that this game rules, and that everyone could enjoy it! There are many ways that we could convince parents or anyone else against steryotypes! We could find a friend of one of their friends (because they'll probably have a friend susceptible towards Yu-Gi-Oh!), get them to like it, who'll get the person's friend to like it, who can tell the first person that the game is good! We could... well, if our computers are powerful enough... show them the Breakdown of the Battle Phase page, BOUND to disprove any childishness in Yu-Gi-Oh!. Also, we could win lots of money, like User:Darth Covah did with selling a card, or we could win a tournament. Now cease your lack-of-faith, and realise that we ARE UNSTOPPABLE!!!
Oh yeah and duel disks will help, we ought to be getting on with that project. I'm starting my Yu-Gi-Oh! club at school, I hope it won't take long to convert the WHOLE school (caretakers included).
Clorth 19:57, February 25, 2010 (UTC)
What foolish words. Yeah the idea is really cool but it wouldn't work. You're just too hopeful. Not everyone will want to play. What you're wanting is comparable to trying making to turn everyone in the world into generous persons that will help each other. By Snetonobre (talk • contribs) 23:56, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
when i would play in high school and middle school plus elementary school everyone knew me so they would leave the yugioh kids alone.
My experience and advice
Firstly, a lot of people think Yu-gi-oh is childish and question me for why I play it, but the best way to deal with this is to act like Kaiba, just be arrogant, ignore them, don't let them insult you for having a hobby.
Besides Yu-gi-oh was created for Japanese children above the age of 8, let's not forget that the average Japanese child is a lot more intelligent than the average english speaking child. I've seen children in my country attempt to play Yu-gi-oh, it makes me cringe at how poor their understanding of the game is.
Although I don't blame them, since some of the advanced rulings, such as Chains can sometimes confuse people who have been playing the game for years.
Remember, just be like arrogant and cold if anyone laughs at the fact that you play Yu-gi-oh, trust me it works.
Hebi No David 19:28, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
Arrogant and Cold? Dude, you have a lot to learn. Arrogance only makes you look stupid, and being cold on top of it makes you look like a complete retard. You guys don't want to be made fun of, tough. There are always going to be people who disagree with you and there's nothing you can do about it but be the bigger man and continue playing. Besides, if making fun of you gives them no satisfaction, it takes the fun out of it for them. Say, for example, they make fun of everything you say to them, don't give them a response. If you don't want to hear them go on about how Yu-Gi-Oh sucks, change the subject before they get the chance. If somone comes up to you while your playing a match, the second they say that's stupid, say "Yeah, but it's fun." then change the subject to something completely different, and if you can't think of anything to change the subject to, simply continue the game and ignore them. Acting like your better than them for playing the game makes you look moronic, but if you make it seem like playing the game is a normal casual passtime, it takes the fun out of mocking you for playing the game. Land of dogs 00:32, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
Hey, really? It's not your concern if people like Yu-Gi-Oh or not. I have been teased for liking Yu-Gi-Oh, but that dosen't bother me. Just tell them they have no say in what you like and walk away. Quite simple, really. Just think of the people came up with Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and other anime. Just think about how hard they peobably had to think to come up with it. I'm currently writing my own book, and I am finding it hard not to copy anime that is already made. So, in answer to the question, "Why do you like Yu-Gi-Oh?", it's just because that is who I am, and you have no say in what I like. Mewtwomaster58 (talk • contribs) 21:08, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
When some of my friends saw me playing yugioh, they usually tell me how the game works.
- "It's very complicated, y'know?" I'll explain it and just about 3 mins they'll lose interest. It doesn't mean I'm bad at explaining but there are people who wants you to be irritated by asking questions.
But I'm also embarassed playing at the point that I wont play if there are many people around. >.> (sorry yugi).
- "I don't really love yugioh but I play it because its very fun." And that usually answers all ridicule to me.
--SilentHero26 08:33, January 17, 2010 (UTC) well let's just make a tornament that has alot of money at stake then all the people that hate this game will turn and end up trying to win the money just then they will see the complexity of the game.--Abel 23:14, January 24, 2010 (UTC)
- actually it's all up to us, The Duelist, on how we can make a different image to ppl around us. Ex: ppl still respect u even if they see u playing this game, if u got good grade and always do good deed and all.. to put it in easy way: take yugi and yusei as example. They play this Children Card Game but ppl still love them! Lanspearsaber 09:58, January 25, 2010 (UTC) NoobYugiohPlayer
I used to be like this on a YouTube account named SonicRenegades to some backstabber named KaiserWebb. I said those same goddamn things that you are saying. But I gained back interest in only the original Yu-Gi-Oh!. Now I am a matured Ravengade7LTD.--Ravengade7 10:22, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
people never will get the game untill they actually play it but it is hard to get those hard heads to get them to try it out and by that i mean the people that hate this game. if we had a dueling disks like in the anime of Yu-Gi-Oh then we will see everyone with them.--Abel 00:58, January 26, 2010 (UTC)
One day at my local card store, I saw one of the most popular kids in school in my card shop asking me for a Polymerization. He said he needed one to sell. Then a week later, I saw a kid on my basketball team at the same store playing with a holy-pile-of-random deck. Months passed and now all of my freinds on my team and my classmates (except the girls) know I play Yugioh but don't bother me because evryone knows the last kid that gave me a hard time moved 700 miles away (beat him up in front of security guards because he was harassing my brother; didn't get in trouble). All the popular kids and the not popular kids know I play but know better not to mess with me.--Squidman 20 00:42, February 20, 2010 (UTC)
yea i get shit about it XD ima high school junior and ive been playin this sence.....like 4th grade and i always get made fun of it but alot of my friends understand in my school we have a reserved table at lunch for duelist and people usualy come up and there all "oh ima use my pikachu card and beat all of yall!" but eh its ok lol i love the game cuz its so diverse and its about chance and what you do with what you have i just love it and even though i get made fun of for playin a "childs card game" ima hot guy,im in shape,got a hot gf,and im popular but ill admit when my gf's find out i play yugioh they get kinda freaked out XD
When this kid in my class was asking me why I play this stupid game, I told him I had 3 XX-Saber Emmersblade then showed it to him on Ebay and how 3 were worth $200+. --Squidman 20 19:08, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Ever watch "athletic" kids (sterotyping is bad but my point) talk about sports team. They talk about how many rush yards a team got, goals per game, why the ref called an interception ect. When you think about it, they are just as nerdy as a Yugioh card player, they are just nerdy in a diffrent thing and probably don't know it. XD --22.214.171.124 19:26, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I used to not want people to know I play yugioh. Then, my cousin started playing yugioh in his high school, at lunch. So now I've found the courage to play yugioh without being ashamed. And besides, what's to be ashamed about? A children's card game? I would love to see a child try to understand ALL of yugioh's rulings. Hell, I didn't learn about spell speed until just a couple weeks ago, and I've been playing yugioh for a couple of years.--Yugioh DED 19:39, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Not much of an experience
I get mocked when I play it and even threatened to stop. However I won't stop. No one is going to stop me, not even the world. Even if the Yugioh company closes, I'm not going to quit. Sure I get some cards stolen but there's no way I'm going to stop. I've been playing this game for a long time. No one can stop me even if it's for the world. It's my hobby and used to be my life. So try to stop me and I will sock you in the face. Fallensilence 21:51, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Children's card game? I think not...
I'm a high school student... and wow, similar stuff happens to me, except to a much smaller extent. I also have a group of friends who play YGO at school. A few people ridicule the game, but typically, most people say nothing to our faces.
One of my friends who didn't play the game decided to ridicule us. Then, he was introduced to some of the rules. A few days later, he duelled against someone with another friend's deck. He was very baffled, to say the absolute least. It was no longer simply a children's card game. The game was actually pretty complex. Then, a female friend of him (not a girlfriend) showed up and commented on the fact he was playing YGO. He was laughed at. I will never forget their reactions and how I almost split my gut laughing.
It's hilarious how he first ridiculed us for playing YGO, then was ridiculed for playing YGO himself shortly afterwards. Also, out of curiosity, about how many YGO players are girls? In my circle of YGO friends, I'm the only girl. *facepalms* --HybridDragoness 08:42, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
Well, it's a rarity to find female Yu-Gi-Oh players, let alone meet one in person. No idea why this tends to happen with card games. --Gadjiltron 12:23, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
Because it's a card game.--Helix-king 12:35, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
LOL, that is so true. Just about every other anime female character in YGO plays the game except for Anzu. Adamtheamazing64 16:11, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
They don't put much female characters in the anime. Only in Gx. Fallensilence 20:59, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
Yup, it's happened to me....
One time I was sitting outside a shop waiting for my mum to be finished, after I had just been to a YGO tournament, and I decided that I should organise the 300 or so cards in a giant tub in my bag into piles. So i get them out and start to organise them... I get a few odd looks from a couple of teenagers, until one of them,a 14 or so year old girl, calls out: "Those are Yu-gi-oh cards arn't they. You know they're like 10 years old right." I replied, "Yes, I know." She laughs and continued down the road with her friend when i hear her repeat my response in a sarcastic tone, and then shout out "G*y boy!"
And then a few minutes after that a couple of 10 year olds on bikes ride up, and start talking to me as if they're really interested, until the stupid comments started to come out. Kind of embarrassing to be insulted by 10 year olds (I'm 13) They asked what i was doing with them and i said that i had just been playing a tournament in the game shop down the road, and they start to act real smart as if it doesn't exist. To be honest, it was kind of amusing, but it sure was hard to hold in my anger and not punch them in the gob. Rant over.
But after that i was infact more confident being more open with my hoby, and I show my closer friends images of the cards that i get, even though they don't play. If someone asks, i won't deny that i play a "children's" card game because i thoroughly enjoy it. IonCharge (talk • contribs) 20:07, June 27, 2010 (UTC)
wow yew really need to get a life! y would yew care what we like!? an yugioh is amazing so yea.
hey i know what you are saying, god! it sucks(not the game the way people threat you about it) in brazil (where i live) it is pretty much the same but we can solve it in a soccer match(at least in school).Now have you ever got humiliated in a yu gi oh store? well guess what i have it is the worst thing ever.here we have got a lot of morphotonics once i was about to start a duel with one you know what someone sad to me? they your d-heroes are toasted!hell the guy just lost to the same deck ,okay i did lost.But it makes you question you deck your faith in your cards, okay i better wake up i am talking like tea.but realy it did it still does make me question it.thats why i am building blue eyes deck. another one told me this:build a blackwing deck you can run it better.well i refuse to follow the metagame.--126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:09, June 27, 2010 (UTC)
here's my story
through out secondary school (yr 9-11, for non-english people 13 yrs old to 16 years old) me and about 5 friends who liked the game would almost always have are cards stolen, I have had half my deck stolen once, and when that wasn't happening we were always being riticuled so on and so forth. thank fully a long time of asking a teacher and we wereb aloud to use her room (yr 10) so the 'annoyences' just b anged on the windows. thankfully though, a hudge lack of reactions later and they stopped. after that they did come back but all I had to do was say something quickly and they would just be so confused and leave. so theres my story
Me and my Friends play in an indoor Room at a School as well, sam as Jak da Koopa. And they also bang on the window and come in and annoy us but then my Friend grabs a Chair and chases them out lol.Brodster (talk • contribs) 02:31, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
I don't get any crap about it
People at my school know me and they know I play this game. I wore a duel disk in for Halloween and got no crap about it. The assholes know I don't care what they say so they don't even bother, and the not-assholes are not assholes (duh) they leave me alone too. BTW, I think I'm probably one of the youngest people who can play this game well. One tourney I went to, everyone was at least twice my age. So much for a children's card game. In case you care, I did pretty well (top 8 out of maybe 30 some). I don't go to tourneys that often, so I was happy with that.
I openly admit to playing and I'm damn proud of it! Half the people I know can't even understand it, so I'm proud of myself that I can play this game well. I love this game, Yu-Gi-Oh FTW! --Lappyzard (talk • contribs) 03:02, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
I forgot about this in my first post, but if you want to convince some one this game isn't childish, make the following comparisons between Yugioh and their favorite sport (this works in general for most sports).
- Life Points = Score
- Monsters = Players
- Spells = Techniques
- Traps = Trick Plays or Shots/Switches/"Dirty" Moves, whatever applies to the specific sport.
- Hand = Players on the Bench
- Duelist = The Coach
- Direct Attack = Goal (if applicable)
- Both have rules.
- Both have different styles of play.
- Both have two opposing teams.
- Both teams have their own side of the playing field (for some sports)
- Both have referees (some tournaments)
- Both have very specific rulings.
And the list goes on. This argument can easily be used to convince some one that it's a lot like whatever their favorite sport is, it's just a different game. Lappyzard (talk • contribs) 03:10, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
No issues here
I'm actually bringing yu-gi-oh back to my school. Since I started within a month or two I was able to get 5 people to join with me(wow 5 people..I know) but by now there's at least 20people who play. The player range from the popular jocks, goths and geeks and whatever other labels you wanna slap on people. People might ask why do I play, and then I just say cuz it's fun and I'm childish. I'm also actually bringing it to my best friend's school too, I bought him a deck and then my other friends from that school used to play and started to there's about 10-15 players there to, so I have no issue and I have a reputation of being quite the "asshole" so no one really dares to mess with me. lol Aznskills90214 (talk • contribs) 14:52, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
hell its not being self absorbed if its true
Really now? It does?
The way I see it, it's not about whether the game sucks or not. The vast majority of those who claim that the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game sucks don't have a clue about it. The point is that a lot of people look down on this game because it is considered a game for kids. In a way, it is a game for kids. Assuming that by the word "kid" most people mean a boy/girl 7-12 years old. What those people fail to understand is that the card game is not only for kids but for teenagers also and (why not?) for young adults. Even though I'm not a regular player myself and with the exception of some video games I haven't duelled for quite some time now, I am proud I know how to play such a complicated game. Trully, we are talking about a game which requires perfect strategy, well-organised deck and a certain degree of mental skills. From my point of view, the one to blame for this general bad attitude towards the game is the promotion the game has received in each country it is played. And since everything begins from the anime series, if the game has been promoted as a "childern's card game" then it will remain that way no matter what. Few are those who can actually ignore what others say and start playing the game. I don't feel angry with them; they are victims of the general misbelief. I am sure the person who created this forum belongs to that group of people. I bet he/she created this forum in order to piss us off or make us rethink about our preference in this game. Pathetic but also very real. The one responsible for this represents all the afore-mentioned misguided fools who are desperately trying to make us hate the game. And not just by creating such forums in such a site; they are also the ones who when they find out you play the game then they are all like "WTF, you are still playing this game? How old are you, 5? You prefer collecting cards than doing a sport? What are you anyway a f***ing sissy?"(yes in case you haven't figured out this yet I'm a boy). I am not sure what's better; replying to this subject or ignoring it? Judging from the comments I read so far, all here aren't affected by the title. That's good. --Montechristo95 (talk • contribs) 20:47, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
- I had same feeling as you are, only because it was an outdated official judge... He called this game childish card game and he still playing with bad ruling. As for explain, he approved for one monster as back as it was legal - Dark Strike Fighter, that can tribute both side of the field, not just it owner. And other is; Skill Drain's effect vs. Ignition Effect Monsters, he denied that Tribute is a cost and said that all effect in the effect monsters' text are negated, such as Exiled Force and Stardust Dragon. --FredCat100 (talk • contribs) 20:52, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
@ Montechristo: You do realize that the person who started this topic was in no way belittling the game, right? Check the first paragraph. He/she is asking, "What would you do if someone says this to you?".--Akiza Izayoi (talk • contribs) 22:32, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for pointing it out. I feel like a total idiot... --Montechristo95 (talk • contribs) 23:48, June 29, 2010 (UTC)
- Right...should I take that as an insult or as a compliment? Anyway, happy to discuss with you again. --Montechristo95 (talk • contribs) 17:54, July 1, 2010 (UTC)
Yes More Experience
I just graduated from HS a little over a month ago (yay me)(school is now closed DAMN YOU FUSD), and I played YuGiOh for since my Sophomore year (actually been playing since it came out, took a GX Break) I had me and my little group of duelists, who would meet up every day, some in the morning, some at lunch. In the morning there would be me, Senior, a Junior, two Sophmore's, and 3-4 Middle Schoolers (6-12 school before they closed it) in the common area. Footballers, the cool kids other people, would always talk behind our backs, some even went to the table where we dueled and said stuff to our faces. And I agree with those who have posted above me, they didn't know sh*t about the card game. In classes, me and my firend would duel, and sometimes teachers would look on, we got teachers interested, at first they thought OMG WTF. But then they watched and say the varied complexity of this mere "childrens card game". It is as complicated and needs as much skill or moee than some of the most popular games. Little Kuriboh had it right, it is not just a mere childrens card game, it is complex enough for adults to play. It is a game for all ages. And a question for the maker of this page. WHY WOULD YOU POST SUCH A THING ON A PAGE DEVOTED TO YUGIOH, YOU HAD TO, AT A MINIMUM TYPE IN THE URL, AND YOU PROBABLY CLICKED 4 TIMES TO GO HERE. BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, AND ONCE YOU PLAY THE GAME, WATCH A GOOD DUEL, UNDERSTAND THE GAME, YOU SHALL SEE ITS TRUE BEAUTY. until then, shame on you!!!--BassNettoHikari2 (talk • contribs) 18:29, July 1, 2010 (UTC)
- Hey, hey, ease up a little, Hikari-kun. The page maker, as you can see at the top of the page, is actually just asking about your experiences where you've had people mock you for playing the card game. Don't judge a topic by its title, there's always more in the opening post. --Gadjiltron (talk • contribs) 11:37, July 2, 2010 (UTC)
Ha, every now and then, when I watch friends duel, a teacher would come along. They often leave with a very confused expression on their faces. Same with other students. --HybridDragoness (talk • contribs) 10:49, July 2, 2010 (UTC)
- It really helps to read the entire post before commenting and... oh lawds. I just got trolled, didn't I? 7/10 --Blue (Talk) 04:00, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
Troll: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument IonCharge (talk • contribs) 11:01, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
Well I'm in Middle School (going into the 8th Grade) and I've not told a single person i play Yu-GI-Oh! and I go on with my normal day. the one reason I don't say anything is becuse there's this one kid who is on the morning anouncments who is an IDIOT!!!!! He recorded himself shouting "Exodia Obliterate!!!!" and it aired on the next morning! Some times I'll go to my local Books-A-Million because they have un-official Tournaments (we all gather around and Duel or Trade for an hour before the workers kick us out) but it's embarrasing sometimes because i'm thetallsest kid in my grade 9no joke!!) and i look like i'm in my Senior yea iof High School and I'm carrying around a binder with a picture of a guy who looks like he uses way too much hair gel. I just sit around waiting for someone to come and these people walking by just stare at me like i'm an Freaking terrorist with one eye and I just stare back. i just don't care sometimes. It's a weird expirience.
The Big Question
- I just don't know? Should I tell my Friends that I play or should I just keep it a secret? Please Answer Below: Adaptdeckplayer (talk • contribs) 00:34, July 4, 2010 (UTC)Adaptdeckplayer
I think you should. If they're really your friends it won't make a difference to them. If it bothers them so much they can't stand you, then they aren't really your friends. Question is, are you willing to find out? Lappyzard (talk • contribs) 00:40, July 4, 2010 (UTC)
- the thing is, everyone already has enough to use to make fun of me. But I am a little afraid of what they might say too. Adaptdeckplayer (talk • contribs) 16:05, July 4, 2010 (UTC)Adaptdeckplayer
What do you mean? If they make fun of you for having a hobby, then they aren't your friends. Everyone is Human, and has a different nature and everyone makes mistakes. Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk • contribs) 21:02, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
No Difference to me
back in middle school, alot of people played Yugioh and we even joked around with it and all. I still had friends and due to my chrasima people didn't care about much hobby and just rolled along with it(also the fact that a large group played it even "cool kids"). It was something we did during lunch for 10-15 mins cause our lunch monitor hated our grade didn't let us outside to pay sports or get some air. When we were able we played sports or kept playing. I love the fact that people accepted my hobby. I also just started visiting leagues and such(even though they are not that many near my area)to start meeting other players and play yugioh on my own time. Its a great experience to play yugioh and im glad to be part of it. Latiosking (talk • contribs) 01:10, July 4, 2010 (UTC)
I don't care
I don't care what people think of me when I say I play Yugioh. Ok it's not the first thing I tell, but if I like people enough that they come to my home they can see my yugioh cards all over the place, I'm fine with whatever people think of me. It's best to just don't keep it secret you play yugioh, that way if someone likes it too you can play together (that's what happenend to me).EvilHeroDarkGaia (talk • contribs) 15:48, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Time 4 a change
I've decided that when summer's over and school gets back in i'll get some friends to start playing. i'll just say it's a quick way to make some cash, since they all like that. Then by the time they realize it isn;t as easy to make money they would've already played the game and gotten use to it and actually like it. Adaptdeckplayer (talk • contribs) 20:43, July 5, 2010 (UTC)adaptdeckplayer
whatever it isn't gonna be hard dude. I just tell them about it basically. do you really think that's a lot? If so you must be pretty lazy. Adaptdeckplayer (talk • contribs) 20:43, July 17, 2010 (UTC)Adaptdeckplayer
In a way
I play Yu-gi-oh on the DS, (I have very little real cards) and when I talk about it people say it's childish, especially my family. Then I go play it, make some riducous mistake, and think that this is VERY complicated. Have you seen the length of the tutorial on the 2010 game? The game is so complicated, effects have to be written on cards. This game should probably be played by army generals to get their strategical brains going. I bet they'd struggle. How is the game childish? Half the cards are sensored. Kwame120 (talk • contribs) 21:01, July 17, 2010 (UTC)
What do you mean by half? I know that the harpies and Etoile Cyber had some...renovation, and same with Cyber Shield, and the turltle that was once called god.
Anyway, my argument is that 4kidz ruined the experience for anyone in America. If if was how Konami intended to make them, but translated, then I'd think it'd be more popular. But the Shadow Realm, No-Death, everyone-is-super-nice-and-honest thing really bugs me. If there wasn't any editing except for translating, than more people might be into it. Card Games on Motorcycles didn't help much either. I haven't been insulted, but the people that do play it at my school aren't exactly too in to the game. Heck, one of them still plays as if it were Duelist Kingdom, so I don't have much trouble. Anyway, my stature usually scares off anyone who wants to be a donkey and insult me or the card game. Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk • contribs) 23:52, July 17, 2010 (UTC)
same thing happens over here cept some people r like ill beat u all with my pikachu then they see my glare from across the table and just walk away :D Raiga (talk • contribs) 00:05, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
- It's amazing how people here (Raiga7) can't grasp the idea of punctuation. Just kidding. -bewk 05:31, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
>4Kids censoring a show to be audience appropriate.
Well, the company's name does mean 'For Kids', but it could've been done way better, as long as Green was the voice for the Pharaoh; I can't see anyone else doing his voice. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:07, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
I just read all your comments and thought of something...
I read the parts where some of you guys said that you are afraid of telling ppl that you like Yu-GiOh! because they might laugh at you. Kinda sounds like coming out of the closet to me.... (not literally, but for playing a card game). I guess those people who said those comments are kinda experiencing what "still-in-the-closet" gays feel like. I can only sympathize as I try to keep my card playing a secret from my friends. It's kinda interesting to know what "still-in-the-closet" gays feel like. *I remain neutral about questions concerning gays. I do not love them or hate them.* --UltimateKuriboh (talk • contribs) 20:38, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
Not any bad experiences for me
Meh. I learned to not be ashamed of YGO. I mean, yeah, there are better things to do besides playing the game (Note: I do NOT speak for everyone here), but come on. Combos. Strategies. Card artworks. Collectibles. Archetypes. Trades. Sells. I mean, it's just like a video game! You have the elite people that do extremely well in the game. You have the stuck up retards that think they're sooo badass at the game. You have the beginners. I mean come on, it's all just like one big community, like the top rankings in a video game (ALSO note: I do not usually relate everything to video games, I just thought it was suitable to do it now).--Yugioh DED (talk • contribs) 16:53, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Everything's cool for me. At 15 and 16 I was made fun of a bit because I was such a geek but as time went on and the idiots left school everyone was friendly and got along. I'm 18 and I brought my DS to school with WC2009. A friend of mine also enjoys YGO and I would lend him my DS while he had free periods and I had class. Our other friends weren't really interested but they would ask what was happening if they were watching us play. Soon lots of people knew we played YGO, but it was never a big deal.
A few times
When i told my girlfriend that i play YGO She said that is a "Child´s play" and once my mother said it was for kids but screw them.
- I hope this wasn't intentional. --Gadjiltron (talk • contribs) 03:53, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
IT WAS A MISTAKE IS SHE NO HE!!!
i am quite fortunate to be quite popular my school yet i have never told anyone i play the game. i guess i'm just worried that everyone will start to pick on me. my mum seems alright with it but when my dad asks about it he makes me feel ashamed and a bit of a geek. OwenJohn13 (talk • contribs) 13:58, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
this as any other game is made to have a fun time, I know some ppl dont understand the complexity of the game but the best to do as far as i know is to keep playing, and either ignore them or invite them to see a duel. It is also true that our society is ruled by the stereotypes but us the people can make this change I mean when I started to play (at like 14 or so)I was in the soccer club at my school, had good grades, and was popular, and I didn't care about what other ppl said, every afternoon I was there with my old Archfiend Chaos deck dueling. Also as an experience i had the pleasure to ashame an old guy who was making fun of us duelists, saying that we are wasting our money in cardboards and that we need to grow up and play something for our age. What I answered was "do u wanna see how childish this game is?" and he agreed. I gave him a warrior toolbox deck "those times a good one" and i played a deck with only vanilla monsters and I beat him and said: "you see how hard this game is?" "if this is made for children then children must be smarter than you right?" after that he walked away and some of the duelist were very excited about how I managed to shut his mouth of insulting our beloved game ^^. Also when I went back to the game (when light of destruction came out) I make my cousin an my sister join into the game, also since a few weeks ago, my dad is trying to play a Lightsworn deck that he told me to get him because he liked the artworks. The main point i guess, is to show people how much you can enjoy the game and also dont feel ashamed of the reputation that media gave it as long as you enjoy it its fine. To Owen : try to explain your dad how the game works and show him that you are not a geek, but yourself who likes something different than "normal people" as a hobbie. Ebanath (talk • contribs) 05:40, August 4, 2010 (UTC)
Eh, as a teenager I receive a-lot of BS from other people about playing. There was this one particularly awkward experience where I was insulted by someone for playing once. I was in the school library dueling a dude I had only recently become acquaintances with. Then this one other dude shows up and says that YGO is gay and only geeks play it. This angered me because he stole cards from other children and tried to sell them once. So I told him to piss off and that he was a homosexual. The dude I was dueling responded with something like "Hey calm down and don't insult people by calling them gay.".(I'm assuming the dude was gay or something, he kind of seemed like it. Maybe I'm just stupid.) Well anyways, I seemed to have hurt the dude for trying to defend a game I enjoy very much. I feel like a jacka** but there's nothing I can do. I can't apologize to him for we do not attend the same school anymore. Was the game worth defending? Megadeth9887 (talk • contribs) 02:19, August 4, 2010 (UTC)
well not all of us are nerds like u :)
Dude shut up. So what if he's a nerd? Anyways as long as it is your hobby, then of course it's worth defending. Don't feel sorry for what you were doing and wow you hurt him and feel sorry for it? I'm a little shocked. So um yeah don't think about what you did if it was a while back a long time ago. Fallensilence (talk • contribs) 18:24, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
He means he hurt his opponent whil responding to the bully's arrogance. Anyway, he's just a hypocrite, if you say he steals the cards and sells them. Anyway, just ignore hypocrites like him, and they won't get satisfaction for being a "jacka**". --Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk) 22:01, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
Everyone has been ignorant in their lives, I know I have and i'm not ashamed to admit it but I've changed, Fallen as much as we all want world peace I don't think it could happen, but I still hope so. Btw megadeth there's nothing wrong in defending what you enjoy, but you shouldn't really use the "gay" insult or even sink to that persons' level by reacting to their comments, just ignore them, and enjoy playing "with the heart of the cards!" --RSs (talk • contribs) 00:38, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
As I-don't-remenber-who said: "Wisdom is knowing the limits of your own ignorance". I hate ignorance, but I can't complain about it, since I'm also ignorant sometimes. I agree with Fallensilence, Megadeth and Rozza Ssarcasmo, everyone is, was, or is going to be ignorant, some more than others. Yeah, even thought world peace is something everyone want, it's as real as a dream. At least by these times. Maybe in 2XXX or higher there will be world peace, but we won't live until there, unless people discover a way to turn people immortals, thought even if they discovered it, they wouldn't let other people know. Imagine the mess, with nobody in the world dying. If there's a birth for every death, imagine how much people would be in a world without death. Anyway, This is not the thing I should have written in this topic, and I'm changing too much the subject. If anyone want to discuss philosophic subjects with me, please go to my talk page, I would be glad. By Snetonobre (talk • contribs) 13:42, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
I agree with all of the above, EXCEPT that the guy who steals yugioh cards and sells them is NOT a hypocrite, because he's not playing the game. He's just trying to make a profit. IPlay4Fun (talk • contribs) 14:18, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
A similar experience
When I was younger I used to play with all my friends, nearly half the school, they grew out of it when they were in secondary school but I still loved the game, I just kept the fact I played the game away from them and it worked out pretty well, butevery now and them when I go to buy new cards or go and play at "social yu-gi-oh gatherings" there's always a pathetic ignorant tw*t who just says the same thing "it's for kids! oh it's gay!", really annoying, sometimes I stand up for myself and rant for ages, then they just say "whatever.." and walk off, clearly showing they can't reply to the awesome power of logic and explaining the seven substeps of damage calculation. So just stick with what you love, and defend it if you have the courage, but don't insult them for something they like since you'd be just as bad as they are. --RSs (talk • contribs) 00:45, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah that happened to me too
Before when I was a noob some people at my school would just take my cards away from me. That used to make me mad alot. You know how pissing it is to lose an extremely rare card in just one day. Also they'd just cuss at me. Some of freinds call me a no life at this game but one of them who kept on doing that to me ended up playing the game. Just like Megadeth9887 they also said its a kids game and that who ever played it was gay for life. Can you belive that. So right now I just ignore them they cant really tell me what to play. So justt continue to play and if a hard time comes to you just belive in your cards.
why is this thread still going?
I fail to see why people are still posting on this forum.
I was just saving this so that I could make a biger post withought the delay that would come from posting it earlier. But thanks to you it's now all down the toilet... I'm not sure wether to be angry or thankful...--Azure Knight-Zeo (talk • contribs) 15:55, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
I'm amazed at all the feedback
I knew a lot of people got made fun of for playing YGO and the cliché "children's card game" argument was all over the place, but the amount of thought put into these posts and the sheer number of experiences on this forum amazes me. I'm glad there are so many people who share the way I feel. It makes it easier to deal with all the trolls in life who just don't get it. Lappyzard (talk • contribs) 20:57, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
I don't know why, but no one makes fun of me for pretty much anything and last time I checked, I don't have a creepy lazy eye or some stupid thing. I even got some of my friends hooked. Shows them right! The only thing I see bad is that I have boxes of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, and no girlfriends...
You should do what I do. Sell all the cards that I hate/belong to archetypes that I hate to retail/gaming/comic stores, then use the cash/trades I got for cards I actually like. Usually it's a "trade 3 hates get 1 I like" so it could balance out your boxes. Who needs a girlfriend????...me...--Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk) 04:51, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
I have like 400 cards max. That's cause I sold all the other 4-6oo and made a pretty penny as well as bought some packs and other good cards off of Ebay. I'm a loser? --Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk) 05:21, August 21, 2010 (UTC)
I used to play a lot a couple years ago with my two or three friends. Since I'm in college now, in the rec center( caferteria, book store, coffee, etc). I always see a group of kids playing it. I always want to go over and join in and such. Also I always see people giving them weird looks and making fun of them. I want to yell at them cause it not childish and its hard. Also fun
Well if you're a person of authority/work/volunteer there, you could always get the people in trouble for making fun of them. Sign your posts, too, please! --Drew-Gi-Oh! (talk) 04:32, August 28, 2010 (UTC)
Man people these days don't understand that the card game is different from the anime. The card game is like any other card game, except collectible. So what if the anime characters use the heart of the cards and such, you don't have to make fun of it. Man what jerks. Fallensilence (talk • contribs) 05:51, August 28, 2010 (UTC)
- Now that I think about it, most of them trolls in real life more or less only watched the anime, didn't they? And probably the cheesier episodes too. --Gadjiltron (talk • contribs) 09:07, August 28, 2010 (UTC)
People who makes fun of people playin yugioh must know sometin about yugioh or even used to play it otherwise how would they know that the cards are yugioh cards. and the annoying thing is they make fun of it Enternal Evoluton Burst (talk • contribs) 19:43, August 28, 2010 (UTC)
- They just watch the anime for an episode or two, laugh at the little sense the game makes (for Duelist Kingdom arcs) or the excess drama carried out over a children's card game, visit a real-life game and scream "USE THE HEART OF THE CARDS" or "SUMMON EXODIA" and stuff. That's more or less how they work. Sufficient exposure to an episode would already familiarise themselves with the design of the cards (unless the duel they saw is largely on motorcycles...) --Gadjiltron (talk • contribs) 01:40, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
I like this Game The game Induces People TO think how to use each card and The challange of Putting togeather a Functioning 40 Card to 50 card deck there is a element of Challange it makes people actualyl Think and and look at the cards in diffrent light also wondering how do you relate to diffrent cards that in it self is silly but its somethign fun the game is also good for art insperation so this game has brought about alot of energy from people playing it Duelistoftherose
i agree fallen. why not keep the original jap versions which isnt childish which is for teenagers. i blame 4kids for all these things happening Enternal Evoluton Burst (talk • contribs) 17:00, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
I don't blame 4kids. They at least tried to make it english. In fact I blame the stupid viewers who believe that the card game is the same as the anime. Fallensilence (talk • contribs) 17:56, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
so yeah, Im a little older than most of the people posting here (glad to see one or 2 people in sophomore year) but yeah, I am of the opinion of...great card game, bad image. Me and my friends play this game a lot amongst us but its just more hassle tha it is worth to pull it out in public...sometimes you just gotta treat this like touching yourself at night...all your friends are doing it, but its probably not something to be proud of. :p
not to say that you should be ashamed (again like the previous comment :p) and kudos if you do play this in public/stand up for your beliefs etc... but its not like Im standing up for an equal rights amongst race debate. Its a card game, trust me, sometimes its just easier to go with the flow.
Im probably a bigger geek too than a lot of the people on this (If you can tell me all about the world of darkness settings etc and your favourite engine to GM or why space marines, espescially space wolves, are broken again kudos) but take it from experience...Life is just easier if you treat the game as something you do in your spare time and at your own house among friends. yes its not cool that you get ridiculed for enjoying this stuff but you know what...thats life. But dont start taking all this shit from guys in school, espescially not over a card game seriously. I feel really bad reading some of your stories, and I respect that yous did do as yous wanted, contrary to what everyones opinion was.. but remember..it is just a card game. dont create hassle for yourself over a card game, if you wanna hang out and play it, play it at home or at your mates house. you dont have to tell that special girl you play it(or guy) not right off the ball at least.
and trust me, some of you probably think "this guys such an ass bein ashamed of all this" but Its just that I have been through all this. there were 2 kinds of geeks at our school... me and my friends who kept it to ourselves and actually had no hassle at school, or the ones who get cards stolen, picked on and end up having a horrible time at school.
And I dont mean to offend anyone, this is just my humble opinion. I know many of you will disagree and I am by no means correct. I just dont like reading all these stories about guys going through a tough time at school... Its upsetting to read about as Ive seen this shit before.. (sorry if you cant swear but thats the bit that annoys me the most, that we do have to put up with assholes in this world etc..) Volcanicstriker (talk • contribs) 04:35, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
It IS immature
I am in my first year of university, and this is my 5th year playing Yugioh. Nearly everyone I know who doesn't play thinks that Yugioh is childish and immature. I have to be honest and say that I agree. However I don't care about that and I'm going to keep playing it, because I'm good at it. Well, at least until I find a more interesting thing to do or if konami stops making yugioh cards. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:17, October 22, 2010 (UTC)
The moment There will be no more new episodes of YGO on TV nor new chapters of YGO mangas, would cause konami to greatly decrease the creation of new cards, which would by extension make Upper Deck Entertainment to start releasing the cool cards that weren't released in the OCG yet, as well as some new TCG only cards, and when the cool OCG only cards finished they would start bringing up the Ol' Vanillas. This means while japan would suffer a crisis, we here would have a miraculous event, followed by crisis. With no more new cards, the tournament and games to videogames would still exist, but there would be less of them, and with the time, there would be less and less, until they really ended the YGO franchise, turning the game into something you will only play with your friends, but with the time yu-gi-oh would become less popular even to the greatest fans, becoming something to collect only, accumulating dust inside boxes in your house. To resume, some time after YGO 5D's end, I'll kill myself. Just kiddin', but it will be one of my greatest losses in life. Happily, I have other things to do, instead of devoting my entire life to YGO. By Snetonobre (talk • contribs) 14:08, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
one day when i start dueling at school (i'am high scholar) my friend always mocking me , they said " what are you doing , playing YGO at your age ? , can you do something else " , i don't care about what they said and continue , and the next day they do it again . i explain to them Breakdown of the battle phase ,to show how childish YGO are, and they got confused , i like YGO no matter what , even though the entire worlds are my enemy ,:P Nagareboshi-kun (talk • contribs) 11:57, October 23, 2010 (UTC)
Im in my final year of high school, and i still play it strong. My Female 19-year old cousin plays it, too. (Plays a wicked Cyber deck)
Im used to the insults and teasing, and the retards stealing cards off of you. But the other day, i was told i shouldn't play the game, because i don't play meta.
So i versed the X-saber-abusing retard, and OTK him using my Gemini deck, on my third turn. And yet he still snides at me and said "I let you win". as i tried to call him for a rematch, he said "Im not wasting my time on a loser like you".
Im sick of Blackwing users too. They think they're so good, but Blackwingss are just the new harpie ladies. I prefer harpie ladies. (glances at his uncensored harpie girl card) :D Alboono (talk • contribs) 22:15, October 23, 2010 (UTC)
You know, it's great when you use it, but it's bad when it's used against you. It's like other cards so suck it up guys and be a man about a children's card game. Fallensilence (talk • contribs) 05:19, October 24, 2010 (UTC)
@alboono You say it like every Blackwings user is like that. I assume you weren't being serios when you said that.... otherwise, that would be a very stupid remark. Jens (talk • contribs) 09:07, October 24, 2010 (UTC)
I apologize. Its just that i'vw had nothing but bad experiences with blackwing users. Armor master should be shot in the head several times. im sure that there are decent blackwing users out there. I just havent met one yet. Alboono (talk • contribs) 11:39, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
Apologies accepted. Of course it is possible that all the blackwing users you've ever played against are dicks. But that doesn't mean all of them are. And yes Armor Master ís overpowered. Jens (talk • contribs) 18:33, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
It wouldnt be so bad if they dropped one of the effects. Either you make a monster Battle-proof, or you give it the ability to drain atk. Bot not both. its also usually summoned on the first turn, which leaves me screwed. Alboono (talk • contribs) 02:57, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
@alboono Thats right. About the stardust: Dimensional prison, Dark core, Karma Cut. But if you don't play those, then I understand why you hate blackwings. ;p Jens (talk • contribs) 10:51, October 29, 2010 (UTC)
I have all those as well but I try not to include any staples unless they are crucial to the deck, ie. Monster Reborn for zombies, PMD for Psychics, etc. or if I have extra space in my deck. IPlay4Fun (talk • contribs) 03:37, October 30, 2010 (UTC)
What I mean is like for example if you have a plant deck then use Wall of Thorns in place of Mirror Force. I don't see ANY staple as being crucial; all staples are very powerful or useful but are not needed for a deck to work well. IPlay4Fun (talk • contribs) 09:29, October 30, 2010 (UTC)
Geminis dont really need many of the staples, as they have cards such as Gemini trap hole, Gemini counter, hell, they even have their own Kunai with chain in Gemini Booster. Alboono (talk • contribs) 09:50, October 30, 2010 (UTC)
And it is quite annoying. I still think MST should be semi-lim and not lim, cause it doesnt negate. I also quite like the archtype/type specific cards, cause then your opponent cant use cards like fake feather and things like that to use your traps and stuff against you. Alboono (talk • contribs) 23:17, October 30, 2010 (UTC)
I was told this by a buddy of mine in school once. I gave him two answers:
- 1)It's not a childrens card game, It was marketed towards young adults in Japan and I know 40-50 year old men who play it.
- 2)I'd rather waste my time and money on cards instead of drugs (he got quite angry at this, we were in class and everyone knows he's a heroine addict.)--KaseiWagesWar 05:43, November 7, 2010 (UTC)
So only a few people knew I played, but then someone over heard and told everyone and they all think it's a 'sad' and childish game. A: How is it sad if it makes me happy? B: The're ignorant of the fact that the majority of the players are teenagers to adults who can make a lot of money from playing the game. You should always stick up for your self. Someone said I should 'grow up'. What? Become part of the crowd. If anything growing up is to BE YOURSELF!
Bravo man, bravo. Great speech.
My class mates just pretty much just steal my friends cards, I don't care much but, if they steal his Brionac, Ill keep it. This is because I beat up the guy who was the leader of the group saying that the game is stupid and so he stopped and only does it on others instea of me.220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:20, March 23, 2011 (UTC)
I'm in 7th grade and I'm constantly made fun of by my friends for it. I don't really care, as I am living my life the way I want to. Plus, I just make fun of my friend's weird obsessions, like most of them have a Black Ops complex. xDD Anyways, I enjoy playing it and isn't that what matters? --18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:21, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
he is my experience
i started playing in 2008 that time everyone was on to it but now they lost interested thinking that they reached maturity that is so lame because we are 14.Everybody knows that i play and they call it childish but they do not make fun of me because i make fun of all of them.some people are just like that they do not understand.One guy got on my nerves and i bashed him up,now he sits as far as away from me quaking on his bootsSetokaiba19 (talk • contribs) 10:32, March 27, 2011 (UTC)setokaiba19
I Don't Give A Crap
I really don't care what people think. I try not to duel in public, but if I do, and someone criticizes it, I'll just be like, "At least I don't play Pokemon!" (Seriously, the Pokemon TCG is a fail idea). But, yeah, it's not that bad. It's a card game, so who cares who plays it??? Shrev64(Talk • Contribs) 18:29, March 27, 2011 (UTC)Shrev64
I play YGO. I've played for since '02. Very interesting piece of intellectual property. I enjoyed many video games and card games but YGO just seemed to stick. All the people in the world wouldn't be able to stop me from doing the things I choose to do. Free Will is a RIGHT...and dammit I'm going to exercise that right!
I don't live in a city. I live in a small reservation just 10 miles from the nearest town and 1 hour from the nearest city...where I buy my cards from. We have Drug-Users, Drunks, ADDICTS and Racists. A lot of people won't hesitate to tell you what they think and some of em will even think you need to hear it(kind of like this to an extent). What must you do? Live...live like you want to. The loss of free will is a sad thing...so don't give it up. Work out some stable ground and work from there.
Now. To all the peeps here on this site, just be calm and get your props...ignore the hate and aspire to be great.
the greatest feeling ever
You see, in my school, we have a lot of mean kids but generally, the freshmen and sophomores stick together and the juniors and seniors stick together. Juniors hate sophomores and seniors hate almost everyone.
- So one day, i (a sophomore at the time) was caught by a junior dueling in the back of my school library with my friend. He came over and chuckled asking "you guys are seriously playing yugioh?" We responded, "yeah bro" not knowing how he would respond, and then out of no where he cracked a smile and goes "man, i remember my old favorite card, the Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon. That was the best!" and he walked away. it was probably the greatest feeling ever.
- this year, i still play A LOT, but im in a metal band and i have a hot girlfriend, so that pretty much saves me from the insults ^.^ 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:00, April 3, 2011 (UTC)thedarkdoor
Season 0 was clearly a great anime series, and in my humble opinion better than anything that came afterwards (with the exception of the battle city tournament).
Now, as I explained in the other topic, the anime tried to get more light-hearted with each chapter, resulting in a quick transition of "awesome and dark" to "boring and light-hearted". The card game actually saved the series, as it aloowed it to stay "light-hearted" while being "awesome".
Yeah, this is so much a children's card game that children need to have jobs just to buy good cards. I'm waiting for that kid that says, "I was an investment banker at 12 just so I could buy some CardCar Ds."
srry to say this but u can really expect a topic like this to stay frozen forever people are eventually gonna throw in their "five cents" about it once they stumble on this forum.
Yugioh is a children's card game, however is it just for children? The obvious answer to this question is no, other proof it said on the package 6+, this means you can be over 100 years old and play this game, unlike the board game monopoly Junior shows age 6 to 18( not sure if I'am right on age restriction), which monopoly junior would only be playable until your 18 year old.126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:00, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Gaming Card Club in School?
I sometimes think that people should really should just shut up and mind their own business in my opinion people who are into that swag crap should just stick to that and let us play a card games. On the other hand i myself want to speak with my principal and ask if it would be alright if we can start a small club after school for card game players ( like freshman who are new to the school) in order for them to realize that school really isnt as big as it seems, it would really help them make friends and get used to hanging with people that they are not famillar with *sigh* well wish me luck!
-Bro, I'm in High School, and Yu-Gi-Oh! is organized there, 4th years are the top flights, 3rd years the Baggers, 2nd years the dealers (sellers) and 1st year the recruits. In fact, all the faculty know about this and let us play during our free time, in fact, when the final exams were over, the principal allowed us to host our own school tournament as a celebration, and they were considering about adding the game to the school event where games the calibre of chess were.
I ran six sams and the Asian History teacher asked me something: If I were able to explain in class how six sams were related to Japanese History, I would be excused from the exam. I was able to tell them how, but then I volunteered to take the exam anyway, well, good times when they let you do stuff freely -KorcCSkr3w
Gaming Club ^
I did that with a bunch of friends at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus. We did merge with the anime club, but by then end of the year, nearly every member was on dueling network. Best of luck! Grazzingcow (talk • contribs) 00:17, August 30, 2012 (UTC)