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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.
Roughly a month ago, I gave you a first preview of Carte. I hope you’ve been following the game ever since as a lot has happened in the meantime!
Basically, Carte has had quite the run ever since I first got in touch with the game. The developers worked day and night to ensure everything was ready for the big closed Beta Phase that is currently underway. You can still sign up for Carte, but the servers will be shut down come Thursday and everything will be reset. Then, a few more patches will be implemented, before the game will proceed with the public Beta. The big difference? Whatever you achieve during the public Beta, you’ll keep for the final release of the game shortly after!
Alright, the game is quite appealing and it will soon go live. So what’s that interesting news I kept mentioning? Well, OnNet Europe is exploring several ways to draw more players into Carte. One of them is Affiliate Marketing. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, here’s how it works in a nutshell: You can advertise Carte on your website. If somebody clicks on your ad and signs up, you’ll get a small reward! In other words: You do something for the game you enjoy playing AND you earn money at the same time!
If this sounds appealing to you, be sure to check out my company website where I’m explaining how to sign up for the Affiliate Program.
P.S.: I’m afraid we can only add German speaking websites to the program as we’re only responsible for the German version of Carte at this time. I’ll let you know if and when that changes.
Last weekend, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series came to Germany for the 2nd time. YCS Leipzig (or to be more specific: YCS Schkeuditz) attracted more than 1100 players and just as expected, we had quite a blast!
For the 8th time now, I’ve been able to do coverage for Konami’s official site. I was able to beat my own expectations and wrote 26 articles over the course of 2 days. I think that having shorter breaks between events (YCS Brighton took place just 2 months ago) helps tremendously to get into the art of doing coverage a lot faster after the event’s started. I now know how to make the most of my time and optimize my workflow and the result looks quite appealing. At least that’s what everybody who followed the coverage was saying.
The next stop of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Europe has already been announced; in a little less than 2 months, YCS Toulouse will take place and take us all back to France where Stephan Sluis, the winner of YCS Paris AND YCS Leipzig, started his incredible run. I’ve already received a confirmation that I’ll be serving as part of the coverage team again, so I’m looking forward to it and I’m eager to find out if I can beat my own record.
As always, feedback regarding the coverage is much appreciated, so drop me a message if you have anything to say about it.
WoW TCG – DMF Cannes
Alright, so much for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. There are also some news regarding the other TCG I like to follow up: The World of Warcraft TCG. The weekend before YCS Leipzig, the WoW TCG premier event series, the Darkmoon Faire, stopped for the first time in Europe this year. Darkmoon Faire Cannes was a Sealed Event and if you’ve been following my past performances, you’ll know that I tend to do rather well in these events.
Lady luck was on my side once again and I made it all the way to the semi finals. Just like in Rotterdam before, I got paired against Duncan and unfortunately, I made a slight mistake which cost me the game. I had lethal damage on board twice and got decked out the turn before I could attack for game, so it was a rather weird way to get eliminated from the tournament. You can read all about it in the Feature Match, so go and check it out!
Jörg also reached the Top 16 and as you might expect already, we brought home a few prizes with us. All of them are up for sale, so get in touch with me if you would like a brand new iPod Touch 32 GB White 4G. I also got a couple of iPod Nanos in various colors. Oh, and if you’re looking for some loot cards, head over to BootcampLE.de/Store and check out all of our offers!
There’s more happening at the moment as I’m also starting to get into a third TCG. If you’re running your own website that’s somehow related to TCGs, I recommend checking back tomorrow. I’ve got some exciting news for you and you don’t want to miss this opportunity!
After more than 2 years, WoW TCG Sneak Previews came back to Europe! Cryptozoic’s European representative Matthias organized a fun event in our city of choice Berlin where 67 players showed up – most of them from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland! Not surprisingly, my team, the Bootcamp L.E., made a strong showing and we were able to claim 4 of the top 8 spots.
I was the luckiest guy of the bunch as I took down the whole event, winning an Epic Collection as well as a Corrupted Hippogryph Loot Card! All of these items are now up for sale at tcgmarket.eu. If you’re interested, go check them out. If you have any questions, feel free to send them my way.
Over the years I’ve heard time and again that Yu-Gi-Oh! didn’t feature a proper “resource system”. Contrary to popular belief, I think there are quite a couple of things you have to take into account when it comes to making the best move possible in a Duel. In my weekly column, I’m talking about all of the resources that are present in the game: The Tale of the missing Resources.
I’m sorry I can’t provide you with more exciting content these days. I’m quite stressed as we’re looking for a new appartment and at the same time my company is undergoing some major changes. I’m still positive that this will all turn out great, however, don’t get mad at me when I don’t have time to get back to you these days.
Anyway, I still somehow managed to write a weekly column. This time, I’m trying to draw some conclusions between the workings of other trading card games and Yu-Gi-Oh!. It’s quite interesting what you can learn from playing a bit of Magic: The Gathering or the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, so go and check it out: Lessons learned by playing other TCGs.