i was busy at work earlier, but now i have time. So here is my real answer to you:
first of all, saying that my opinions are "wrong", is wrong in itself. They are opinions, and there are no set answers to these things, that are officially right. There are only opinions on these topics, that differ based on different experiences in different metas. No my opinions are not wrong, they are backed by a lot of testing.
Like i said, i play in a very topped and tryhard meta, with lots of Bombazars around (This may be negative yes, but that is irrelevant right now). Like Bombazar or not, it exists, is not banned and creates the best decks. So yes i obviously consider a Bombazar-influenced meta to be the best kind of meta (and i mean best as in optimalized, not the most fun to play in). So the cards and decks that do best in the most rough meta in the game, i will consider the best cards and decks (therefore the term toptier). Yes all this stuff is opinions, but my opinions are at least backed up by experience and are educated opinions. I care jack shit about weather people here like Bombazar or not. If you hate Bombazar and refuse to play against it, obviously other builds and cards will work differently in your meta....
Bombazar is the best card in the game, and creates the best decks. So then the meta i play in is more optimalized, more tryhard, maybe more boring in your opinion, and yes BETTER than the meta you play in. If your playing in a meta without Bombazar, then ofcourse more slow paced cards like Illusionary Merfolk will work better. In my tryhard meta however, spending your fith turn on just drawing cards, can kill you.... especially since the 5th turn often is the most crucial one against Bombazar. I am not interested in which cards work better in slower, slow-paced and worse metas. I am a tryhard Duel Masters player, and i solely care about what is effective in the most hellish meta you can imagine, because that is how you become better. This is why i also have no room for cards like Tulk (which i will get to later).
About my RUB deck post, that seems to bother you so much. I have played against and seen tons of different RUB builds, but just never got any motivation to build my own until now. So like i stated in my first RUB post, i just quickly put together and unfinished version, and then used testing and advice i got from others on the forum to make the final changes. No i didnt have Cranium Clamp or Corile in the beta, but i stated from the start that i was in the process of adding 2 Cranium Clamps (just waiting for 2 more copies to arrive from ebay). It was also the plan to add Corile all along, but i wasnt gonna waste my time creating a tryhard decklist immediately, when i could just throw a build together first, and then perfect it over time with testing and advice from other people who DO HAVE experience with this kind of deck. This is the best way to do it when you are new with the deck, and you know it.
About the Tulk vs Pharzi topic....
When i first built my Starnoid deck, i ran 4 Tulks instead of Pharzi. Pharzi was a card that had never even crossed my mind. After testing the deck over time, against Bombazar, Marino, FN Rush, RUB, Phal, Water, LW, DW etc, i just got more and more annoyed with how much Tulk just SUCKED! it just dies and dies and dies, and never takes anything with it. Sure you can NOT attack to have it survive, but is that a good plan in your head? So i started checking out the other cheap Light Bringers, and found Pharzi. I tried swapping the 4 Tulks for 4 Pharzis, and after just a couple of matches, i saw how much more useful Pharzi was. The effect is great when you get it off in the right situations, but the main reason i run Pharzi over Tulk today is not the effect, but the power. The fact that Pharzi atleast can take Locos, Emerals, Deadly Fighter, Quixotic etc with it, is more than enough to make it more useful as Starnoid bait than Tulk. Yes i have heard of Fire/Light Rush, but this is a Starnoid deck. In FL Rush and rush in general, you care not about the power, just trying to kill your opponents as fast as possible. This Starnoid deck is one of the best decks i have ever built, and can even do well in a fast Bombazar influenced meta. I never attack shields early on with this deck, unless im playing against Rush. This deck acts as a control deck, that spammes an extremely overpowered boss-creature, as well as broken cards such as Corile, and other great cards like Awe, Surfer, Emeral etc. The deck works great at executing this gameplan, and that is what i have experienced with it. I have tried both Illusionary Merfolk and Syrion in this deck, but no they are too slow paced when potentially facing Bombazar. So i will max out Tajimal instead, so that im prepared for the worst.
You think that Starnoid decks have trouble with control-decks? Sure it can have trouble with them, but the build that i have here, usually wins against both Marino, RUB and Phal, AS WELL as atleast having a chance against tryhard Bombazar decks.
So to finish this off:
I have no problem with people disagreeing with me, or not liking my posts. But what pisses me off right now @Coriler
, is you saying that "i dont seem to have much experience in general". Me and my community have been playing this game since it came out, constantly trying to beat each other, even if that means being as standard and tryhard as possible. You cant really have much more experience than that, since thats how long the game has existed. Sadly we dont have official tournaments anymore like before, but we still play this game and buy cards online, as if the game still existed. Just simply because this game is fantastic. You criticize my experience based on examples like "building a RUB deck without Corile and Clamp". Well if you had done your research properly, instead of telling me to do more research, you would se in the "Top 10 TCG card" list, that Corile and Clamp are number 2 and 3 on the list. So right there your statement is proven wrong and unreasoned. Cause yes, i know how great those cards are.....ofcourse i do! i just put together a quick skeleton for the deck first, and perfected it with the help of others on the forum and testing. About Illusionary Merfolk, no i dont think it is as good as you think. It is too slow and has too little immediate impact in a game with a card like Bombazar.
So no, the things i post and comment are not wrong! They are my educated opinions, coming from a tryhard meta. If anything they are more correct than an opinion coming from someone playing the game at a lower level in a less tryhard meta...
The other thing that pisses me off, is you saying that i make a fool out of myself for having Bombazar as the number one card on my list. How in the world did you create that sentence in your head? It is the best card??? So you and many others dont LIKE the card, and therefore i am a fool for saying it is the best card?? If you read my post, i very clearly wrote that i was stating the obvious. If you want to deny Bombazars existence, then stop scrolling down when you get to number 2 on the list, instead of calling me a fool for stating an fact. It is even a fact that cant be argued.
- No my posts in general are not wrong. They are educated opinions from a different point of view, so your critisizm is wrong.
- Yes i have experience, and lots of it.
- Bombazar exists and is the best card, so deal with it. Anyone stating that fact is right, and not a fool. Deny the cards existence, and you are playing the game at a lower competitive level.
- I built my first RUB deck in a very open and good way, which had a great end result.
- The Starnoid deck i have today works extremely well in almost all matchups, so i dont care if you dont like it. It works great, and that is what matters.
- i Build my decks preparing for the worst (aka Bombazar, Control decks and Rush). This way my decks will be best suited for any matchup they are thrown into, giving me the most optimalized result.
So now i have wasted an hour of my time answering all your criticizms, and without being rude for one second. I generally dont mind being criticized, but when you sit down and write a whole book about me being wrong, unexperienced and foolish, i get pissed off and i will defend myself. It pissed me off probably a little more than you meant it to do, but that is because you have not been reading my posts properly, and you really dont know enough about me to say these things.
I joined this forum after discovering it, because i still love this game, and because i want to expand its already small remaining community if possible. I am never rude to anybody here, and i always listen and try to help when i can. So i really hope i dont have to deal with this kind of ignorance and rudness again, cause then i will just delete my posts and leave the forum for good. By all means criticize me or disagree with me if you want to, but dont attack me or be rude.