Netdecking is a common problem in Yugioh Communities all around the world. And believe or not, it is also an irritating issue in an Argument.
Recently, I was notified by a good friend of mine from Malaysia that there was some sort of Argument going on in the Shriek OCG News Site.
So being the Neux i am, i decided to go check to check it out of boredom for being in class ( Ironically : I am Typing this as my teacher is blabbing about a subject i studied the night before X_x )
Disclaimer :This is just for showing purposes, Neux is not responsible if an Actual Argument gets into the comments or Chatbox. I LOVE COOKIES!
Seems like this is a 3 day old post on Shriek .
Its a flame war in the comments section regarding the Decks in question.
Personally, i find the decks really creative =D , I mean c'mon! Personally I feel that Duelists who have been exposed to the meta too much, Have developed a "Mindset" that creates a standard in their minds of how decks should run.
These Decks are Awesome! Reason because they serve as Reminders of what Yugioh can truly be! A fun and creative game ! =D
Kudos to the makers of the decks too! ^^
Ok, but what does this have to do with netdecking via Online mediums.
Lately, i've been getting a dumpload of PMs and Comments on Youtube for decklists of certains decks ( *cough* Empty Jar * cough* )
< Teacher walks pass my com, switch screen for 2 mins!>
Ok, there is this issue on Youtube that i will address in a future video, and i also noticed this in Blogs, Forums and Sites like Shriek.
That is the questions for decklists and requests for the deck etc.
I get that netdecking means different things to many people. So i'll just say the Top 5 variants of netdecking mindsets that come into my mind like......Now!
1) I want to net so I can master the decktype in question!
2 ) I will net so I can prove to the people in locals who bully me that i am strong!
3) I shall Net so I can be like the person i admire!
4 ) I shall net since I have all the stuff needed sleeping in my Binder!
5) I will definitely net to utterly Pwn someone to the point where the only way to win me is to suck my ########### #$$#%$#!
Ok , don't know where the last one came from but you get what i mean!
Online places that can be accessed for Decklists ( Blogs, Youtube videos, Forum etc.) Can serve as inspiration or fall victim to netdecking X_X
Thats a fear and a very good reason why people don't post their decks online, because stuff like this can happen!
Senario ( Worst ending.)
ND: Wow this deck is strong!
Mr Original : I just posted this decklist for your viewing pleasure!
ND : < Net!>
ND : Behold! I am now the top in my locals!! MUAHHHAHAHA!
Friend of ND : eeeeee, his deck so strong!
Friend of ND :
Friend of ND makes alternative deck to counter ND's Netted deck OR Runs the same thing to piss ND off!
< Insert Chaotic Rumble here!>
And that is a senario of Netdecking!
Point 1 :Creativity goes on a vacation!
Point 2 : Its like stealing........ only that its online + easy to get away with .
Point 3 : It creates Paranoia! ( Owners who made the build or deck will withhold the decklist from said online mediums.)
Is there a solution to netdecking? No.
Because at the end of the day, it is human to desire and the fuel for this desire is either Fame or power.
Believe it or not, behind netdecking are multiple traits which i believe can twist a person into something his not.
I know that you can probably list down more netdecking senarios but in the end, the internet is a gold mine for resources and people WILL and CAN take advantage of this.
Moral of the rant/story/ text : Netdecking exists. We as players cannot deny it, it can be good,bad or neutral in the eyes of different people.
What does it mean for us bloggers, Yugitubers,Forum threaders? Well, to be honest there is no Direct solution to solving the netdecking except for holding back the decklists. But if we do, are we selfish for protecting something we made ? O_o
I feel that Netdecking is situational, at first i thought that netdeckers really have no moral qualms over what their doing, but i slowly realised that in some special cases netdecking does help people, it gives them personal hope and understanding. So , i am at a loss to judge netdecking as a whole.
But, at the end of the day, on that Shriek post, was the proof that underneath it all, people DO know that netdecking is heavily present and that alone can start up an Argument.
I hate Arguments , doesn't solve anything and in the end it can hurt people X_x
So thats my rant ( Yes, its a real rant!) that i want to do on Youtube BUT Don't have the time for.
Now as the teacher is walking to my desk, i ll have to sign off!
Note : These are just my thoughts on netdecking, i think i have missed a couple of points but i am sure you readers get the picture . Thankies! =D