Posts Tagged World of Warcraft
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.
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.
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.
The past week, I didn’t find the time to write a column – the World of Warcraft TCG World Championship simply kept me too busy to put an article together. The event was amazing and even though I scrubbed out of the main event, I had a blast watching my friends make it all the way up to the final 8! I also didn’t do too bad on the second largest Darkmoon Faire of all times with more than 270 players. In the end, I got beaten in the semi finals by my good friend Duncan, which meant I would walk away with something like 900,- € in prizes!
As expected, I learned quite a lot at Worlds (as I made a couple of silly mistakes). I wrote a long tournament report that will go live on DailyMetagame at some point soon, however, the lessons I learned also apply to other card games. Therefore, I decided to sum them all up and turn that into my weekly column for eTCG.de, Unter den Hut geschaut: Lessons learned at Worlds.
FINALLY! THE SOUL … HAS COME BACK … TO WORLDS!!!
(if you really don’t get the reference, shame on you and watch this video)
For the first time ever, I’ll attend the World of Warcraft TCG World Championship as a player this year. On the one hand, I’m really excited and look forward to the event, on the other, I still haven’t played a single game to prepare for the big event come Friday. Fortunately, my teammates of the Bootcamp L.E. have found some time to playtest and from what I heard, they have a pretty good idea what’s playable and what isn’t. I’ll take yet another trip to Leipzig to learn everything there is to know about the format tomorrow and will then start my preparation.
If you’ve been following the blog, you already know that I’m quite busy these days. My company nexTab and the new project TCG Source are keeping me extremely busy and while it’s rewarding to see both taking off, it’s also depressing to not find any time for my favorite hobby.
Well, I guess in the worst case, we’ll just throw a big party in Rotterdam. Best case would be several Bootcamp L.E. members rocking the Top 16! Keep your fingers crossed for us and hopefully see you in Rotterdam!
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!