this wont be a ranty post but just some personal preferences i wish i could get out of Yugioh.
There wont be any game design stuff as i'll let Konami do their job as the format now is good already.
First things first is i wish the artwork would change back to the old Yugioh back in the Yugi era. it seems that the artists from the old era have completely been fired and i know they want the game to be more directed to younger kids but im sure younger kids prefer the old pictures etc :-/ I mean one of the many reasons, many started Yugioh back in the past was how the artwork had some mystique and the storyline was good etc.
I mean if I were a kid wanting to start a game now, honestly if i was just first introduced to the Yugioh zexal anime theres no way i'd even want to play the game.
Take for example, some card design. Compare Skill Drain with Soul Drain. Sould Drain artwork is like 3/10 compared to skill drain as it lacks so many intricate details.
The second thing i wish was for OCG to have more tins or promotional items which make Yugioh fun to buy again >:D
Stuffs like the briefcase last time which had blue eyes ultimate dragon UTR with 2 decks some packs bla bla bla or the Exodia one. Yes i admit i was conned into these things when i was young but it was fun ! The last promotional package i could rmbr was the one with Starlight Road.
And admit it opening tins and booster packs are quite fun too lol.
TCG people are lucky as they have like 1000 tins per year and awesome imba contents like the Hanzo tin :(