Reflect on your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh Memories
It is important to remind yourself that Yu-Gi-Oh is just a game, and games are meant to be fun. But sometimes even the best of us, including me, forget that all-important lesson.
During my everyday responsibilities of being a web developer, website owner and father, I am constantly evaluating Yu-Gi-Oh from a purely technical perspective. Lately, I recognized that I have lost some of my passion for the game, and I went through an exercise that I recommend all Yu-Gi-Oh players, from time to time, do to get away from the daily grind life gives us.
Remind yourself of why you love this great game of Yu-Gi-Oh so much. What are your favorite Yu-Gi memories? Why did you even start playing Yu-Gi-Oh? Sometimes, looking back can reignite your passion about the game and get you inspired when life might be getting you down. So, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite Yu-Gi memories, with the idea that maybe my stories will get you to remember your own memories, to why you enjoy play this great game.
One of my very first Yu-Gi memories happened during my first tournament at my locals. My deck was no where near what is consider tier 1, but the cards in it all worked together and had a good strategy. I was running a Gemini deck that relied on using supervise to bring out my 2800 attacker from the graveyard, while summoning 1900 attacking beat stick Gemini monsters. I didn’t have any of the staple cards like mirror force, bottomless trap hole, torrential tribute, etc. All I had were the cards from the Warrior Strike constructed deck and some additional cards I was able to buy from some people at the store.
When I entered the tournament I really didn’t think about actually winning it. All I expected to do was learn the rules and maybe some tricks that I can use later on. Since I was the new guy at the store, everyone knew I was a newbie to the game and were very patient with me reading all their cards. Trying to figure out what I can and can not do, when can I do this or better yet when can I attack you and lower your life points.
To my surprise, and the other locals too, I actually won some matches. Then the match that some people wanted to see happened. I got paired to play against Mike, one of the locals better player. Obviously he should beat me since I’m a newbie and he usually tops. Since I really didn’t know he was one of the better players, I just played him as if he was just another player I wanted to beat.
Our match went to 3 games. Each one of them I had fun playing, especially the last one. This is the one that won me the match. You see I didn’t have a mirror force in my deck, and he knew that too. So he would attack me without even a thought of me flipping a mirror force. What he didn’t know was that I was play a trap card that has the same effect as mirror for as long as I have a face up Gemini monster on the field.
So guess what happened? He attacked my face up Gemini monster and I flipped my trap card and killed his 2 attack positioned monsters. He said something like, “what the hell is that? Do I really loose both my monsters?” From there he didn’t draw any more monsters and I just kept attacking him with my beat stick monsters.
Winning that match actually allowed me to get into top 8. Imagine that, making top 8 in my first ever Yu-Gi-Oh tournament. It felt great. It’s a felling I will never forget. Unfortunately I lost my first match in the top 8 and was going home empty handed. Even though I lost in top 8, I was happy that I was able to make a deck that was competitive, for that day, and got me much further than I expected.
I truly love playing Yu-Gi-Oh – the excitement, the adrenaline, the challenge, and even the bad misplays. But the thing I love most is the wonderful people I have met through the game. Writing article here and making videos on our YouTube channel has been a true joy. Yu-Gi-Oh brings people together; it’s truly a community in which friendships are bonded. It’s great to go to a regional and be invited to play a match against someone I met through this site or YouTube.
Yu-Gi-Oh is a great game, but at the same time, it can be a grind. Take a few moments to reflect on all your favorite Yu-Gi memories. Try to remember the feeling you had when winning your first match or first tournament. Remember that wonderful rush when everything went your way. Rekindle that passion for the game you fell in love with. After all, at the end of the day, Yu-Gi-Oh is just a game.
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