Okay, idk if many people know me on here but I feel I need to say some things. YGOPro is very dear to my heart and when certain things happen I become over-emotional and lash out. Some background:
Apparently I have a reputation for insulting Michael Dee Lawrence. MLD creates lots of anime cards and from the beginning I was grateful and respectful. First time I met the man it was in a duel. And it was friendly, but it quickly went downhill. Nowadays, you probably see us arguing over anime cards.
Here's what you need to know about me: I am a simple man. I've wanted, from the start, this game to have every card available for people to use for fun. Besides just anime and manga cards, I also liked the idea of anime alternate versions of real life cards. If a card has a different version in Yu-Gi-Oh, whether in the video game or comics, it deserves a place on this game.
That's all there is to me. When someone comes along, tries to nerf a card they personally don't like, or else remove cards, I get upset and feel threatened. I am a flawed human, and should not have cussed or insulted in my posts. I will work on that in the future. Why do I argue with MLD? Here are the main reasons:
1. MLD, while a gifted scripter, dislikes cards he personally thinks are broken or op. In the past he nerfed these cards and stuck them in the game as the official anime cards. I found this to be wrong. Who is he to decide what the effects are? Unless you are Konami, you cannot nerf a card and still call it official. It becomes 100% custom at that point.
2. MLD seems to ignore the majority of the fans opinions on here when it comes to op cards. He made a topic a while back about whether or not to nerf or remove Chaos End Ruler. The vast majority of votes not only didn't want to nerf it, but also didn't want to ban it. They wanted it left as is. MLD's stance hasn't changed despite the poll he made.
3. MLD has removed cards from the game that people were enjoying. Remember anime Revival Jam, or Underworld Circle, or the original Negative Energy Generator? They are gone. All becomes he doesn't like them.
4. MLD says balance is the reason he does all this, so I worked hard with others to produce an anime ban list. You would think this would solve the issue, but it didn't. His new excuse is that when certain anime cards get banned, like anime Ra, it accidentally bans the other versions of said card.
5. MLD has tried many, many, MANY times to remove my favorite card, Anime Ra. He has vocally mentioned that they are well-liked, yet still wants them gone. In my opinion, this speaks volumes about how he feels about the fans on this site. Yet even when he made a poll about removing Ra, and everyone said no, he's trying to do it again.
Yet when people call me out, they always ignore all of this. He gets a pass for nerfing cards, for threatening to remove cards from the fans, for passive-aggressively attacking me.
Steel has publicly stated that custom cards (nerfed cards) are not allowed in the main server. Yet MLD has never fixed any of his nerfed cards. Even now, cards like Negative Energy Generator are still using incorrect effects. He's made new cards too this day that ignore Steel's rules. That one manga card, Treasures of the Dead, he just HAD to tweak it so that it gives 300 LP and not 500. Such disrespect to the community. How this doesn't infuriate others is beyond me.
I'll say this: whose way would you rather have? His? Where a lot of your favorite cards are removed or nerfed because they pose a threat to his Don't Check Deck duels. Yeah, he duels a lot of Don't Check Deck duels. That's why he doesn't care we have an anime ban list. Because in his duels he'd still have to go up against cards like Nibelung's Treasure.
I am done arguing with this person. But you all need to stop making me out to be some bad guy. Yes, I've yelled at him. But I've only ever wanted all of you to have every card available. I've made every effort to let balance remain as well with my anime ban list.
I want us to have every card!!!
I also want you to have the option for balanced duels via the ban list.
I don't believe that we should prohibit or nerf cards just because 1 or 2 people personally dislike them. Do I like the idea of the uber broken spell card Magic Removal Virus Cannon coming back into the game? Not really.. but I won't whine about it. I accept it and would ban it.
EDIT: And no, I did not create multiple insulting MLD accounts to like my own comments... c'mon people, that's too obvious and also pointless. But I wouldn't put it behind other people to try and frame me
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