BW-ON format announcement... MIND BLOWN???

Discussion in 'Pokemon TCG News & Gossip' started by kbs021, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. hfechhelm

    hfechhelm The Swarm

    But plasma Lugia with plus power could take them down! It would just need the third knock out, and then would just have to stall untill it could complete the second.
  2. Otaku

    Otaku Well-Known Member

    Mr. Mime prevents damage based sniping while its Ability is working. Normally that would go without saying, but as Garbodor is most definitely also in BW-On, as is Dusknoir as is the Sinister Hand Dusknoir and other methods of damage counter based "sniping", I believe it still worth mentioning.

    Oh, and don't forget Lysandre; obviously inferior to pre-erratum Pokémon Catcher; "key" hits like taking out a Mr. Mime so Landorus or Kyurem [Plasma] or other such attackers can get back to hitting the Bench are still an option, just more costly.

    Yes, it is possible that none of this will phase Eelektrik decks. At the very least, I suspect we'll see some "new" Eelektrik decks, just because of the card pool.
  3. kbs021

    kbs021 Member

    Yeah if Lando becomes too powerful you have things like tornadus that has a nice resistance to lando and tornadus was a card that was in several eels decks. It will definately be very interesting to see. I am most interested to see how it deals with pyroar. Baby ray with muscle band? PLB Electross?
  4. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care Staff Member

    If my aunt had the right 'equipment', she would be my uncle.
  5. HighShroomish

    HighShroomish Wreck-It Ralts

    I can't wait to see what decks pop up when the ORAS sets are released. Eels are probably going to be the first to get a new playmate.
  6. Ein

    Ein The Mega Man Master

    So now they have to continue to design cards with older sets in mind? Now the development team has to wrangle a cards impact in 2 formats at once? Something is going to break.

    If they want a BW-on format, make a BW-on tourney. Don't shove it in to determine the winner of a tournament with an entirely different card pool. You don't see the NFL playing Rugby in the Super Bowl.
  7. kbs021

    kbs021 Member

    I do agree with your point. This may eventually me alot for them to manage. We may just have to see what happens at regionals and give serious feedback about how we feel it goes.
  8. KPiplup

    KPiplup An Imposter Staff Member

    2 formats is a fine concept.

    I'm a tad nervous about BW-FUF, but we'll see.
  9. stmlacek1

    stmlacek1 rouge specialist

    I am excited to see this change one thing it brings is variety
    People are going to go at this a couple of different ways
    1 they need 2 decks 1 for day 1 and 1 for day 2
    2 they make one deck with the techs for both formats
    3 people who can do both but pick vaing on the meta-game day 1
  10. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care Staff Member

    This is true, but they do mix formats at MTG tournaments, and much as I hate Pokemon/MTG comparisons, that does seem to be just the tiniest bit more relevant than the American football analogy.

    I think we need to get this change into perspective. It is happening in one set of tournaments and will only directly affect the top 8 players in each division (though obviously it would be wise for any ambitious player to prepare). I know one billion Seniors are fantasizing about playing Eels all year, but that's not happening. I'm sure TPCi will monitor things carefully to see how well it works and whether or not the players enjoy it.

    Personally, I welcome any attempt to bring variety and challenge into the game. If it doesn't work, we can all move on; if it does, then that's a big win.
  11. hfechhelm

    hfechhelm The Swarm

    Right here!
  12. stmlacek1

    stmlacek1 rouge specialist

    for this upcoming season I have moved up in to the masters and am not a personal fan of ray eels find the 3o hp basics to risky
  13. KPiplup

    KPiplup An Imposter Staff Member

    There will be tournaments playing Swiss games with this format—large regionals will have +5 rounds played in the format. But otherwise, yeah, it effects 8 players in an event tops.
  14. Hurrmaadurr

    Hurrmaadurr Is blasting off again

    Wait wait wait, so you're saying that I have to play both standard format and the bw on at a tournament? Or is it optional to play bw on?
  15. stmlacek1

    stmlacek1 rouge specialist

    any deck in the standard format is legal in the bw on format you don't have to switch decks you can if you want to
  16. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    You don't have to play in the BW-on tournament if you don't make it to day 2 ;)

    But if you do then yes, you will have to. But you can play the deck you played day 1 with techs for RayEels if you want to.
  17. Hurrmaadurr

    Hurrmaadurr Is blasting off again

    Ok so if I'm understanding this right, if you do good enough in day one (standard) you get to play in day two (extended) and you can't just skip day one, or skip day two (if you qualify) is that right?
  18. stmlacek1

    stmlacek1 rouge specialist

    from what i can tell yes
  19. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    Day one of the tournament is played in Standard. Day two (usually top cuts, but some times extended Swiss for something like top 32) will always be played in extended format. Always. Whether it's extra Swiss rounds or just Top 8, they will always be played in the extended format. That's what the post from Bulbasnore says on The PokeGym.
  20. Hurrmaadurr

    Hurrmaadurr Is blasting off again

    Ok so you do Swiss in standard and top cut in extended? I'm confuzzled