Okay, its about a month away and I cant make it. Darn! I saved enough money but my mum said I'm too young. F*ck that! Okay, I am a lil young but I can manage, thank you.
Although i wont be going, I definitely will make a series of posts to prepare you all for the tourney. This first one will be on decks to expect, decks to run, and what you ought to run this format. In short, BIG 5.
Second one will depict on main deck and side deck choices for a few selected decks, why you should be running them, and how you should play them.
Thirdly, will be a list or reminders of what to do, what not to do, and answering your questions of who why what when and how.
So, to elaborate on Guan Quan's post, the first of the big 5 will be undoubtly...
With LS being the most powerful, most game breaking and certainly most scary to play against (u never can predict them damn honests! they are more annoying than JDs!). Furthermore, LS has access to the recent versatile Charge of the Light Brigade, a new Ehren, the untouchable Aurkus and certainly the new Spirit Burner from ANPR (I trust you people know its superawesomenessss from Baha's blog). Although LS is the most powerful, LS has NEVER won a tourney in Malaysia despite taking 3rd place in last year's Christmas tourney. LS is also the most inconsistent and when you draw crap, you feel crappy as well. Then its hard to sculpt the most perfect LS build with no flaws. Then you have your excuse: Oh well, its Lightsworn. When you match against dimension fissure, you will feel even more crappy and its possible that you could not draw the spell/trap removals in your deck, you milled it away, or your opponent flips up another Macro Cosmos and you groan and scoop up your cards. Holy Light is bullshit against it. No one in the right mind will run that.
2) Cemetery Vayuu/ Blackwings
While this deck is probably the most explosive and most fun (its better than LS!), this deck is also the most expensive. One copy of Arms wing is double the price of a Armor Master and the Silverwind the Lonely is 80rm. can u belive that! Fuck! Despite its price, its versatility makes up for eveything. And it also can fit in Charge rather nicely, its no doubt that this deck will prevail as one of the best. Sorry t0 break your bubble folks but i dont think this deck will be in the top8. Why? Because nobody has the money to buy all the damn cards. 3 Vayuus, 3 Arms wing and 3 Burials will cost you not your arm and your leg but your head, and heart as well, THAT IS if you can find anyone who is willing to trade/sell them. There might be one or two people who runs the COMPLETE version but its not confirmed that they will have excellent luck, and easy matchups so oh well.
Now we talk about BWs itself. This one will definitely see more play. Its cheaper and anyone who can innovate will bring this deck far. LGQ has posted his Dawn Control and IT IS VERY GOOD as it is a modified and better version of Rodrigo's Bws. Since his blog is widely read, expect to see people netdeck it and run Royal Oppression in there, think about it: Fast, big deck+ ability to negate special summons! Now tell me its not a winning formula.
3)Junk and Debris (ps: its pronounced De-bree, not Bris-the 'S' is silent)
This deck is fun, its effective, its cheap, why wont we be seeing it? Rauzes revolutionized Archipelago by introducing this original build of a GEM to us. The draw speed is crazy if you can pull off convert contact and throw out Chaos Sorceror. Although it wont match LS, or Vayuu, its bound to see lots of play and its not to be looked down on. A skillful player will bring this deck to the top8 (possibly? I predict so), Long Live the Spacians!
Fast, efficient and although we cant use Mezuki, trust me it will still be widely played. Malaysian duelists are so predictable. Cheap deck that can run synchro plus easy to make? They will run it. Zombies without Mezuki and maybe they will play Light Undead? Honest is so easy to obtain (its 10 bucks for a common only). It can run royal oppresion and skill draon, but then Malaysian duelists are more predictable. Anything slow that doesnt synchro they wont run it.
5) Gladial beats
Last but not least, my favourite among the five. GB is probably the least consistent but the one of the most annoying matchups. Not to forget, DDGB is going to rock its way through with Dimension Fissure. Throw in Doomcaliburs, kycoos and it will be too good. Trust me its so fun to simplify the game and do one for ones but its so hectic and brain-racking to matchup against it. Dark Bribe can never replace Solemn Judgment.
I will elaborate more on the next post.
And a lot lot more on the next =)