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How to progress in PTCGO, tl;dr edition:
>complete all Trainer Challenges
>unlock all locked cards in the three theme decks you're given at the start
>farm Versus Mode theme ladder for Tokens and Tournament Tickets
>enter theme tournaments with tickets and earn tradeable packs and tournament chests (XY Basic Blue strongly recommended)
>DON'T OPEN THEM
>use the Trade section to trade the packs and chests for the shit you need
>if you don't know what deck you want to build yet, see http://www.pokebeach.com/forums/forum/tcg-competitive-play.156/ for a list of viable decks or ask here
Your physical cards probably aren't worth shit, but check sites like Trollandtoad, eBay and TCGplayer for the shinier ones to see if you can make a decent 5-10 bucks off them before you ask in the thread. We don't have the prices memorized for every single card.
To see what your PTCGO stuff is worth, look on the PTCGO forums in the trading section. For example, Top Cut Trading inc
Pack codes are worth about 15-30 cents while other codes are worth around a dollar or two.
Remember that if you're doing a TCGO code dump, post them as images and block off the QR codes. This prevents scumbags from scooping up the entire lot with client's QR reader or, in the case of typed codes, copypasting all of them onto the redemption page for themselves. DO NOT put text codes in a pastebin and remove the last character from them just because it's easier for you if you're dumping codes, scumbags have access to scripts that can easily find the missing letter/number.
ToTT: What's the most fun deck you've ever played?
>ToTT: What's the most fun deck you've ever played?
Does rarity matter in the reverse holo slot? Or are breaks actually common? (7 breaks in 18 packs)
Holy fucking shit anon, you are the single most lucky unlucky person I have ever met.
At least this one is tradeable.
If these were real life packs I would've congratulate you instead since a Secret Rare is 1 in 108 packs, but since it is the PTCGO and apparently 3 out of 4 are locked ...
burning spark is a piece of shit deck
>30 fucking pokemon and only 1 stage 2
>majority of stage 1 and other Pokemon attack need you to throw away one energy
who the fuck built this shit
but muh 250 packs worth Reverse holo HGSS double colorless energy!
>Keep hitting friend request
I swear they did this on purpose. It's smarmy enough to be in character for them to replace the "leave" button with the "Friends!!" button.
Reminder to go here and complain (NICELY) about the update. Whether the devs give a shit or not is another thing but it's worth a shot.
BTW, is the Celebi worth having more than one of?
Guess I don't feel special anymore if everyone is pulling it :^(
Well, after weighting a few packs with my gf this time, so they don't try to kick me out again because a girl weighting packs is fine, as long a guy is not doing it.
We pick up the 3 heaviest packs and pull this.
>three people message me on skype about the update being cancer
>read patch notes
>laugh my ass off
>open my first pack of BREAK
I'll just turn this game into a steam market simulator until they don't fix the animations
>Compare real cards with virtual cards
That's the joke
But I haven't seen any Mewtwo EX on ebay yet that's not japanese.
I wanna guess these SR Mewtwo go for $20 bucks like most popular FA.
>is Hoopa EX FA physical that rare, or did I just get lucky?
It's rare, but only worth about $15-20 bucks.
Probably the next set since Breakpoint will probably include the Golduck BREAK + Palkia EX deck
I'd hope we will get VS Seeker, Birch, and Sycamore reprints as well, on the other hand it might also include the terrible Emboar + Togekiss EX half decks as well since the English set will have 40 or so more cards than the Japanese set along with having 11 EXs and only 2 Megas
That Giovanni FA card is what wet dreams are made of.
>so they don't try to kick me out again because a girl weighting packs is fine, as long a guy is not doing it.
I only ran into this problem once, and they try to tell me I was stealing.
I'm clearly buying them, fuck I'm in the store like almost everyday and they trest me like I'm some random thug.
they ruined this game! what were they thinking?
I have to admit, the strong metal attack animations is fucking sweet.
Forced animations that take forever.
Forced drag and drop.
Buttons have been switched around.
Tools are now visible by hover only.
Everything magnifies on hover.
Prizes are piled and discard is tiny as fuck.
I pulled 4 secret rare Blue Mewtwos.
I got a hoenn collection box, and 2, 3 pack blisters of a combination of phatnom forces, furious fists, flashfire coming tomorrow in the mail
hype ( I collect cards, not trying to get cards for decks or anything)
Raichu is the rare one. WHY LIVE
Skyla was the only good thing about this expansion
How is this not rigged?
The biggest shame with this patch is that it had a lot of good additions, like skipping the "which Pokemon would you like to play?" prompt at the beginning if you only have one Pokemon in your hand and letting you select multiple prizes at once.
They just buried those good things under forced animations of cards flying around any time you want to do something. This whole shit was to encourage people to upload videos of the game to youtube by making it more visually interesting.
What are some good fodder pokemon to have out while you set up with Metal Links? The deck is slow as fuck and fast as fuck at the same time.
Wish they wouldn't make stupid pokemon like that
Pokemon are just animals of this fantasy world. Makes no sense how you give birth to big metal statue's. And they wouldn't even have a dick or pussy
i refuse to open these packs if im going to get a rare chatot. also the update can suck a fucking dick for real. i go to hit battle compressor nothing happens.. click it again.. nope i have to drag my battle compressor out onto the board to activate it, adding unnecessary time to do anything WTF and that goes for any trainer card. why cant i click the cards!
>weighting packs is fine
No, it's not fine you little shit.
You take away the chance for a little kid to get that card, you fucks don't need it.
What the hell is a grown adult is going to do with a rare card, that a kid can keep better.
Now I want to run one in my deck for laughs.
Just be happy they didn't bump up Chatot into a EX card for no reason with those same moves.
>What the hell is a grown adult is going to do with a rare card, that a kid can keep better.
I agree with you there.
Kids know more about keeping cards better then these grown manchilds.
More power to you, fuck the pack weightier
What's the best deck in standard, at the moment?
That shit is overpower
>Magnezone EX and Magnezone from BREAKthrough
Looks like the espeon sleeves got pulled from the shop.
I think he's joking.
I don't support pack weightier because it takes away the fair game for everyone.
But at the same time, a kid wouldn't know if he got a really rare card or not.
A kid could pull a reverse holo card and think he pull the rarest card in the world.
Until someone tells him it's shit, and he stops collecting.
Or worst, kid does pull a really rare card, and use it to put it on his bike to make it sound like a motor bike.
>I don't think kids do that anymore, but my dad said, when he was a kid, they would do that to rare baseball rookie cards, that are worth a ton today.
Did they seriously ban trump card from unlimited? I can't select the deck while it contains trump card.
While I understand your stance on pack weighing, but ...
>that a kid can keep better.
As someone who collected Pokemon cards since its dawn and seen so many ruined cards because kids can't take care of them
>Sent to the Lost Zone
>not running Emolga EX with Chatot from BREAKthrough
It's like you want to lose
I think the majority of posters only have a couple of posts in total.
When something is done so badly that people who never use the forums are coming in figurative droves to to tell the devs to fix it shows how much of a failure this patch was.
>Hand jiggles whenever I add any cards to my hand or use a card
Just tell me when they let us disable animations again
I saw this challenge as a reason to finally finish the games needed for Nightfall.
The pack was not worth it.
>playing Daybreak and Nightfall with these new animations
So I have a deckbox that no one should have.
Does that make me cool?
Ok, I've gone through the gameplay and avatar items sections and have my report.
There is nothing new in the avatar section, but it is still full of stuff that we will never see.
As for game play, the only thing new are these. However I would not get my hopes up since my gut is telling me that these will be only for people who pay in gems.
Conceding is part of this game. It's a legit move cause nearly every match you're going to come to a point where you know you can't win, you will realize this about 2 to 3 turns in. Shit predetmination game
>Also, all the other packs were already scale, so no point in trying those.
and whose fucking fault is that?? more fucking twats who scale the packs.
This is why I can only buy from certain shops.
>Theme tourneys still have classic xy blue
Looks like new xy red can't be king.
You've got to be kidding me.
I did it's attacks are shatter shot and damage change.
here's the card: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Mewtwo-EX_(BREAKthrough_62)
Also this new battle layout is weird for tcgo
So what's the best In-game shop theme deck to play now?
Once the map is played, you left click the pile to see it(same with the discard pile)
Unrelated to the update, fuck these coin flips I just did 14 god damn flips and didn't get a single thing heads I have fucking victini fuck this gay ass game
Also unrelated, why would be the meta game shift if EXes were limited to only one set per deck (bar a set of megas for that previous set if applicable) Would it be for better or worse?
I personally strongly dislike the fact that stage 2 regular evolutions are basically unviable.
And i love how that real would totally kek shaymin one of the most cancer cards ever.
what's the point of nerfing it for trainer challenge only. That's so fucking stupid, they give me a challenge to win 12 trainer battles and nerf the most consistent deck making it more tedious.
>mfw I prefer the 5ban graphics EX art over the full art ones
Noob here trough all this break hype i got a question. I fought a mega lucario EX deck that used magma maxie to put it in play. Is it a decent deck? If so, does anybody got a pic? Or does anybody have another good deck with lucario EX? I got like 3 which of 1 full art in tcgo.
Are Break cards supposed to be common?
These are the first 4 packs I got by coins (the Celebi and the Jirachi bundle)
this is just fucking awful.
I can live with the icons. I can make do with the weird sized everything. I can manage to learn to click drag click drop tap drag press drop right left click nothing fucking matches. I can even get by with the 20 minutes games and endless animations.
But that hover over pop-up. Someone make it stop before I break a screen here.
I like the icons, makes it much easier to know what's going on table when there are dozens of energies and/or tools stacked under the Active Pokemon.
I have no idea what's the prize stack supposed to achieve considering you still have to pick the prize manually...
The only thing I like is this view of the attacks, but the transitions and animations are awful.
It's actually easier to not missclick now, because it's visually more obvious what you're clicking on.
I've lost too many matches at the last minute where I clicked Y Cyclone instead of Evil Ball on accident. Somehow this new view makes my brain work better.
>Start of my turn, haven't done anything yet and thinking of what I need to do
>After a while one of my electric energies pops out of my hand of a moment and jiggles around
What. Also, right after knocking out my opponent's last pokemon one of my benched pokemon did the same.
I got the
gfinto playing pokemon with me yesterday. She bought the blister that had the shiny rayquaza pin and she pulled a fucking Hoopa EX FA.
Three packs in and she's already having better luck than I.
Definitely happy for her though since she flipped her shit.
>tfw didn't waste money on preordering BREAKthrough code cards
What's this bullshit about opponent being inactive when he clearly isn't then time runs up and it doeesn't do anything, and then warning me pops up for being inactive then I click to say i'm still here, but the warning for the opponent being inactive still remains on my screen at 0, meaning I can't do shit except quit and let him win
As far as I can tell, the sole reason they did this update was so that youtubers couldn't disable the animations. They were probably afraid that everyone disabling them made the game look cheap to watchers.
Thank god it's backfiring so much.
What's the point of the eevees in vespiquen.dek again? They seem kind of pointless on paper.
Not sure about tools, but I definitely find the little Energy icons easier to keep track of. The old system worked well only when there werent a lot of energy cards in play. But when you played against something like Yveltal-EX (which stacks energies like mad) the energies would eventually merge into an unreconisable yellow blob. It was a pain in the ass when you played for example a Crushing Hammer and wanted to discard a DCE. You were basically forced to right click zoom if you didn't want to accidently discard a Darkness Energy instead.
So, Sam Hayne is on reddit responding to criticism of the update. His official stance is that the new update is amazing, we're all idiots for not loving it, that no one has suggested any viable fixes for perceived problems, and we will learn to love it and if you don't then go play something else.
Wow, just.... wow. This guy needs to be fired.
Yeah. That way you only need 7 cards in grave and a Jolteon on bench to be dealing 180. Plus any that don't work in the matchup, like Vaporeon in most cases, or Flareon against Yveltal or something, can be your first targets for Battle Compressor to start building up your damage.
here's his username stuff. shows his recent posts.
found him posting on this thread, while doing a google search for people talking about the new update.
So, with all this mention of December and 2.33, does this rule out a hotfix?
Bit naive to expect of a larger company, but fuck. The only enjoyable part of this patch is playing Wailord.
It'd be silly to give classic xy blue yet another month of dominating theme tournaments. But I do like facing off against people who were tricked into thinking red is better now.
The tradeoff being that there's no collection/market aspect, so it gets old a lot faster.
Well, there is one for older set, but the guy in charge of Pokebeach told him to stop giving a fuck about it so its all but abandoned.
I entered a tourney with it. It's the old one.
These Vespiqueen decks I've been seeing lately are really annoying
Well, if my post gets deleted it's getting sent directly to one of the developers on Reddit.
Apparently "hatred" is filtered, and the official forums fucking hate nice formatting.
I am trying to create a no EXs deck with zero retreat cost, so far i have this, but i always run into the "not drawing what i need" shit, any advice to solve this and improve this deck (no EXs pls).
you have no draw cards and way too many extras of cards. throw in some draw cards like battle reporter, cheren, professor birch observations, professors letter, and cut down on the doubles of cards you have. also consider EX killers since you will have to fight them, even in standard. I personally love Regice
I follow the 15 pokes, 15 energy and 30 trainer card combo, also you don't need 4 double drag for your 1 drag family. you only need 1 of each of those poke tool cards and like i said in my previous post, add draw cards. i would add at least 2-3 strong basic pokemon in addition to your 2 poke family lines
Did I do good with this?
I saw it on the public trade and took since I know this card can go for a lot.
Are pokemon pyramids gone from deck building? I know nobody would put the same amount of an evolution as it's previous stage when I used to play. But, the game was new back then, so.
I wouldn't know, there were no gaming dedicated stores in my local area, so I never played competitively back then.
The reasoning used to be that you wouldn't get to evolve every single motherfucker in your deck, so extras of the next stage were dead draws more often than not Though seeing how much deck searching and cards specifically meant to evolve fuckers there are now, I can see why people would mind dead draws a lot less.
4 basic, 3 stage 1, 2 stage 2
3basic, 2 stage 1, 1 stage 2
>Though seeing how much deck searching and cards specifically meant to evolve fuckers there are now, I can see why people would mind dead draws a lot less.
The Base-Rocket format is infamous for its unreasonable amount of search. It was very, very rare to see anyone not burn through 90% of their deck on the first turn.
The only difference between Base-Fossil and Base-Rocket is a stronger Squirtle and Dark Vileplume wars. And Goop Gas Attack finally putting Mime out of his misery.
Now the next set, Gym Heroes, is the one where shit really hit the fan. I don't think any single set has ever fucked up a metagame quite like that one.
>only theme deck tournament is available (fuck expanded)
>always draw shitty cards
I fucking hate theme decks.
I remembered Rocket's Trap
as long as you flip headsalong with other disruption card ie. Rocket's Sneak Attack, but the agony of pulling those trash rares is still fresh in my mind after all these years
Welp, here's a new one. You know how there's now a giant zoomed-in coin flip at the start of every match? Yeah. It stayed there. The entire match, spinning in the middle of the screen.
And as you can see, I made a dumb move and I'm getting wrecked anyway. awesome.
If you want a deck box that isn't a pair wrongly colored cubes or the pokeball one, your choices are eevee or pikachu.
Yeah, mine has loading issues, shit freezes for like 5-10 seconds during my turns. I won't lie though, I do love the new layout in game. Especially with shit like making the opponent discard energies. Before I would sometimes misclick because of fucking close their energy cards were folded together
>Before I would sometimes misclick because of fucking close their energy cards were folded together
You can right-click on the stack of energy cards and then use the left and right arrows to pick the one you want. Or you used to be able to do that. Not sure if you still can.
Bought 10 packs and got 4 ultras, two breaks and a holo. Can't believe the two full arts were the same. baka desu senpai
Are pull rates better when sets first release? I got similar luck with Roaring Skies and Ancient Origins.
>yfw they made the update shitty on purpose to make us stop playing with ptcgo and go back to buying real cards to play
Why is this new update such garbage, it doesn't even make sense to have connection issues in a TRAINER CHALLENGE.
Had to concede. Just wanna do this stupid quest.
Can a redittor get this to that TPCi guy? Official forums do not support/allow images and links.
>tfw trying to collect the two Gym sets
>they were never officially released in Europe
>rares and holos range from 1 euro (Misty's Goldeen and shit like that) to 20+ (Charizard, Moltres and other bait like that)
>commons go from 20 cents to 80 cents
>uncommons sometimes start at 3 euros and there is no seller who has more than 20% of each Gym set so you are forced to spend a shitload of money just for shipping
This is suffering.
There are many ways to make it work:
Smaller decks (40 cards and 4 prices)
Include more fixing in the Cube
Think about the specific energy cost for each card and include colored pokémon but with colorless attack costs or some with less colored energy needed
And I'm sure you can come up with some more ways. It's a Cube, after all.
Not here in Germany, though.Some bigger nerd stores might've carried those but I was still a kid and didn't know of any such game shops.
Still doesn't change that there are barely any good sellers for Gym singles.
>mfw using the bugged original basic blue in tournament mode
Here's hoping they don't bring down the banhammer.
>200 damage for 3 doesn't seem bad
When you phrase it like that it isn't awful bad, but it ignores a couple of key aspects.
- 3 energy attachments with turbo being the only accelerator isn't good enough. MFug takes 2 attachments for better damage. MManectric takes 2 attachments while doing damage that is nearly relevant as MMewtwoX and accelerates onto the bench to boot. It's energy requirements are weird as well, which doesn't help it.
- 200 damage is awkward as fuck. It doesn't 1 shot megas unless you forgo spirint linking and take the turn loss for the opportunity to muscle band. Or you can do some funky shit like tool retriever or Xerosic your own spirit link. Giovanni could also help you but I don't see people playing that shit.
MMewtwo Y, if it does see play, would probably see play in something with metal links. It's main advantage is that it's splash-able. Colorless requirements allow it to work anywhere.
>It doesn't 1shot megas
Why is that an issue again? Nobody with any semblance of intelligence runs them.