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AhornKater

I'm a new player and I was intrested - what about balance in this game? Does buying boosters\decks in real life affect on collecting of competitive cards? If yes - how much does it affect? Does the game have imbalance cards?

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SandaledOtter

Does the game have unbalanced cards?

 

Yes, most assuredly. The original devs had never heard of balance or power curves or anything like that, and they've largely kept that up ever since. Some cards are really great, and others, most of them, even, have no place in any competitive deck.

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3 hours ago, SandaledOtter said:

Does the game have unbalanced cards?

 

Yes, most assuredly. The original devs had never heard of balance or power curves or anything like that, and they've largely kept that up ever since. Some cards are really great, and others, most of them, even, have no place in any competitive deck.

 

Hello @SandaledOtter

 

Thank you for you response. 

 

I think it's worthwhile forwarding this information to the development team.

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Otakutron
On 1/14/2020 at 8:51 AM, AhornKater said:

Does buying boosters\decks in real life affect on collecting of competitive cards? If yes - how much does it affect?

 

When you buy new physical product (booster packs, theme decks, gift sets, tins, etc.) you get a Redemption Code card for it in the PTCGO.  Things that are set, like the contents of a theme deck, the non-random cards in a gift set or tin, etc. you receive from using that Redemption Code card in the PTCGO.  Booster packs are just going to follow the guidelines for that set, but are otherwise random.  So the contents of your booster pack in the PTCGO may be totally different than those of the real-world pack from which its Redemption Code came.

 

The big thing is that products received via these codes can be traded in the PTCGO.  So yes, if you spend money on real-world products, it will make it easier to acquire the cards you want, one way or another.  You can also look for those selling or trading their Redemption Code cards, but make sure they're trustworthy; Nintendo/TPCi/etc. aren't responsible if someone scams you and sells you a fake or already used Redemption Code card.

 

If you're asking whether free-to-players can keep up with paying players, the short answer is yes.  The long answer is "Yes, but you'll need to learn how to trade well, and invest a lot of time trading and grinding for in-game rewards."  Still, this means someone like me can get busy for months at a time, then just come back to this game, knuckle down and grind for rewards, and get at least most of the cards we need.  The exceptions are sometimes stupidly rare cards, like a promo known as Tropical Beach (it is even harder to obtain IRL XD).

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AhornKater

Thanks for answers

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