I've been playing Vanguard since the series has began, I've been there for pretty much all the big moments in the game always liked it and enjoy the game.
But lately, the way people play have been getting on my nerves, its not about them using certain clans against me because they are stronger, or even just being paranoid over nothing, its just been the way they use cards.
I let go of moves like mass retiring, banishing, and paralyzing, I can deal with cards like denial griffon, or heteroround blowing away the attacking unit, even skills like gavrial powering up the vanguard for the turn so u don't get hit.
What has been annoying me is people twisting the words on effects for an advantage, like with cat butler when all this started.
cat butler was the first card where things went downhill, its when the word "technically" became common in the game, but now its worse
effects like carnivore dragon, people say "since 2 weren't retired so i get rid of your rearguard and i get the bonus" nothing on the card actually says that, they just go along with it.
another are sentinels that don't specify they have to be called from the hand, most aren't even new ones just bushiroad not remember to update old cards. example Diabolist of Invitation, Negronola and Gust Jinn,
Gust Jinn was one of the original Sentinel cards from the days when there was no way to call cards to guard from anywhere other than the hand. so of course bushiroad had no contingency for Negronola, a card that calls guards from the drop.
its moves like these that are getting on my nerves, people so desperate for a win that they are willing to do anything to get them. Yea I'm getting mad over a card game because the game is fun and yes I do my best too, but whats the point of winning something if you get by cheap tricks and twisting the rules.
I've felt this way for years now, no one else understand because they think a wins a win, to me it's not about the win, I'm not cursing a bad hand, I'm not playing so i can have the feeling of winning, i'm playing a game i lose, i lose, i win, i win. But i play so a feel like i earn what i get, no tricks, no loop holes, no cheating.