The makers of the TCG have created a problem and it really needs to be addressed. For a while things like flare grunts and hammers have been around for knocking off energies. There have been mill decks. There are also ways to counter these things. This is all fine and good. However, at this point there are now too many cards that do these things, Not to mention a new red card card and N is still legal, among other cards that discard/shuffle your opponents cards.
I literally just played against someone who played a red card and then played an N right after. The only possible reason for doing this is to troll your opponent. There are also multiple methods now to bring all these cards back into play---combining to be part of the reason lysandre's trump card was banned. At this point with the right combination of cards you can manufacture the very same effect as the trump card itself. This circumvents the 4-copy per deck limit exponentially--again part of the reason the trump card got banned.
I'm not complaining about such decks being unbeatable. I have no problem competing with the likes of the quad-Sylveon GX deck.
One of the main goals stated by both the makers of the TCG and the online game here is to be "fun." How is it "fun" for someone to be pitted against a deck that literally forces them to just sit there and do nothing because the other guy is knocking off their energies 25 times a match and discarding/shuffling their cards 3 times a turn?? (These numbers are not even an exaggeration either!)
Again, I'm not complaining about getting beaten by these decks. I'm doing just fine getting my quota of wins, coins, etc. I've actually played against some decks with these attributes that have no viable Pokemon that one could actually win with, doing nothing but dragging the match out ridiculously long just because the other player wants to spam me with these troll tactics before I finally stomp out his last low tier Pokemon to win.
It simply makes things not fun, and very much unbalanced in a pointless and only good for trolling way.
Edited by Startropic1, 13 November 2017 - 04:29 AM.