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I’m sorry, but it took me forever to find the time to write a status update in the first place. Unfortunately, I did not feel like translating it into English as well. So feel free to try your luck with Google Translate.
The past weekend, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series stopped in Brighton. Here’s a link to the coverage in case you’re interested.
After everything was said and done and the dust had settled, the whole community started to complain about the seemingly unbeatable Dino Rabbit decks that rocked the tournament. Are they really that broken and is it really a problem that a new deck claims the top spots? I’m trying to answer these questions in Unter den Hut geschaut: Rabbit Season.
It’s been another busy week. I’ve been on Podcasts twice and written a couple more articles. I recommend listening to the A Question of Gluttony if you want to know about Cryptozoic’s point of view regarding the WoW TCG Core Format, Edwin VanCleef and some other topics on the mind of many players. If you’re German, also be sure to check out the Warcraft-TCG.de Podcast, where we’re specifically talking about the future of the game in Germany!
Back to Yu-Gi-Oh! In this week’s column, I’m talking about doing coverage for official websites. There are certain guidelines you’ll have to follow and I’m trying to line out as many of them as possible so it’s easier for you to get a head start in the writer’s business! Be sure to check out: Unter den Hut geschaut: The Konami Book of Etiquette Part 2.
Wow, it’s Friday already. The last week certainly flashed by in a hurry. I was constantly busy and worked 10+ hour days on 4 of the 5 days this week. Plus, there’s a coverage just around the corner, so no rest for me this weekend. But let’s start from scratch.
At the beginning of the week, I kickstarted my new project TCG Source. It’s a new website where I try to collect all the important news about the Yu-Gi-Oh! and the WoW TCG – the two trading card games that are most dear to me. I already published an article there, trying to explain what the site is about. Basically, you simply need to visit it once a day and you’ll (soon) know exactly what’s going on in Yu-Gi-Oh! and WoW world. It’s as simple as that! One great example is the info page about the YCS Brighton. After you’ve read over it, you won’t have any questions and you’ll know exactly how to get there, how much it costs and where you can spend the nights.
The site’s still in Beta mode, though. I need more staff to update it regularly and there are also some more sections that are supposed to go live in the upcoming week. Until then, you may want to already become a fan on Facebook or follow its Twitter feed!
Then there’s yet another weekly column which went live just a few minutes ago on eTCG.de: The Plus Community. In it, I’m trying to draw a few connections between card prices and some weird ways in which the Yu-Gi-Oh! community is acting.
I also spent all Wednesday trying to break down Yu-Gi-Oh! into as few words as possible. So if you don’t know what the whole buzz about this exciting game is about, check out this article on GameHead.com: Beginner’s Guide: Yu-Gi-Oh! (I just realized the good people running the site were so happy with the article it made it all the way into the featured slider on the main page. Guess it paid out to invest so much time in it).
Still, tomorrow’s gonna be the busiest day of the week (that’s a Spanish proverb, by the way), as I’ll be doing coverage of the “Battle of Cards” in Hamburg. It’s a gigantic 2 day tournament and thank’s to some prizes sponsored by tcgmarket.eu, it will draw in quite a few players. You can follow all the action on eTCG.de: Coverage Battle of Cards Hamburg.
Did I mention I have to finish another article for a website that’s gonna be relaunched in a few days? Well, that concludes this blog post, hope you guys will enjoy your weekend!
When you’re reading this, I’m somewhere between Leipzig and Vienna. Tomorrow, the Austrian WoW TCG Nationals will take place and my good friend and fellow Bootcamp L.E. member Lukas Heihs was kind enough to invite Christian, Ronny and myself over to help out as staff on site!
You were probably already guessing correctly what I’d be doing and yes, you’re right, there’ll be a cool coverage of the event that will go live on Warcraft-TCG.de! It’s certainly been a while since I’ve been doing (German) coverage for the WoW TCG, but I think I can still put something together that will both inform and entertain you guys.
As always, if you have any questions or feedback regarding the coverage, get in touch with me (easiest way is ICQ: #44734926)! I’ll probably be providing you with updates via my twitter feed, so be sure to check that out as well!
The past weekend, I was busy doing coverage for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011. It was the second time I’ve been at Worlds (after I head judged the 2008 World Championship) and it has been a very rewarding experience again! (I’d also like to point out that both times I’ve been there, a Japanese player won – if that ain’t reason enough for the Konami headquarters to fly me in for all future World Championships, I don’t know what is!)
Given the special nature of the event, we couldn’t generate some of the most sought-after content (e.g. Feature Matches) – we didn’t want to put even more pressure on a player who was already fighting on the world’s highest stage by exposing all of his plays to a huge audience. This led to some negative feedback as expected, but I think that PJ and I were still able to provide you with a great live impression of what was going on on site, even with the restrictions in place.
I really had a blast in Amsterdam and am very happy to have been part of this special tournament! Granted, there were a few disappointments (lack of cocktail bars in Amsterdam), but all things considered, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on the event.
Speaking of memorablia, I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the exclusive Utopia playmats that have been given out this weekend. It’s the exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011 Playmat and it’s already changed hands on eBay for more than 400,- €. I considered keeping it, but I honestly can’t pass such an opportunity and put my playmat up for auction. Go check it out and send me a price suggestion, here’s the link one more time: Worlds Playmat.
If you’ve been to Amsterdam and / or enjoyed following up on the coverage, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought about the event / the coverage!
You can check out the live coverage of the World Championship Qualifier: European Championship on the official Konami website. Additionally, there’s a chance I can keep you posted on Twitter, but don’t count on it!
For feedback regarding the coverage, you can reach me via ICQ (#44734926), the aforementioned Twitter, maybe Facebook (guess I won’t have the time to be active there), even less likely Google+, but most certainly on eTCG.de (although I might not reply immediately, I WILL read your feedback there)! See you in Madrid!