Sent: Thursday, December 06,
2001 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: Rant about
been disturbed by this topic for at least a year. I agree with Ness 100% .
I am also sick of hearing people
downgrade Pokemon because they play Magic. I quote exactly from 1 of my friends
"Pokemon has no skill, and is the stupidest game on the face of this earth."
What gets me mad here, is that he has never played Pokemon in his life.
Another friend: "Why the he** would I spend all my money on that little baby
Pokey-man game?" Once again, he has played, but, he NEVER had a good deck,
and therefore, never experienced the challenge of having a strong
I have been with the game since
1999 when it came out, like many of you. At the time, I really didn't have a
whole lot. But, as it went on, I've collected more, and more, and now currently
as of today, have 201 holographic, and 421 rares. Now, that everyone is leaning
away from Pokemon, all those hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars spent
over the last 3 years by both my grandparents and me is going to
Due to Wizard's leaning towards
little kids, this image has rubbed off on everyone as Pokemon being a "Baby"
game. Not only on my friends this has happened, but also on my parents. They
refused as of Summer 2000 that I will NEVER spend another nickel on Pokemon.
They also won't take me to the card store in the area. On Tuesdays, I always hop
on my bike, and ride 3 miles to get to the store without my parents knowing,
just to get a few matches (and a few
If Wizards really wasn't
insistant on keeping Pokemon as one of their feature games, why would they print
TEN sets, with plans for more!? Now that I'm finally collecting a nice arsenal
of cards, and I would finally be able to be in tourneys, there aren't as many
people playing Pokemon.
Also, it's my
birthday on the 17th. As of 12-17-01, I will never be able to be in a major
tournament. Yeah, it's my 15th :-(
FINAL THOUGHT: Overall, I have realized that of all the millions of people
worldwide that play or played Pokemon, it has been the younger kids that
everyone focused on. Nobody ever noticed that just as many older kids play! If
this really was a baby's game, would they EVER make the cards so complicated?
They would never expect little kids to be able to be able to figure Unown
Powers, or Ditto and Brock's Ninetales! These cards were made with the older age
group in consideration! And now, the 15+ is being slowly but surely worn
If I'd rant for much longer,
I'd have to shoot myself. But, this is my simplified perspective.
tall and voice your opinion.
If they don't start respecting the older
players soon, they will definitely hear from me.