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  • Alright seeing as how that chat is starting to get long, and buried soon I'm gonna start it new, and move it up here again.
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    Yeah, it would have made sense to include Yugi, Jonouchi and Anzu. Diva and possibly Atem being event exclusives make sense, but it just seems like such a strange choice to not include at least Yugi from the start. It makes the whole DSOD world feel so barren. I don't know if they'll give multiple forms to other characters. That is still possible, especially when there aren't a lot of DSOD characters for them to choose from, but I feel like season four Judai was an exception instead of the start of a trend. I was also hoping that there would be more improvements to the Kiryu event. I do appreciate some of the changes they added to the event, but it still feels too tedious and frustrating. Being able to draw two cards and normal summon twice every turn should also really be the standard instead of something we have buy with our gems to use though.

    I never thought of the Exodia combo as plot armor, but that does make sense. They were smart in removing that instant victory from Yugi so early on in Duelist Kingdom. While he wouldn't automatically get the cards for Exodia every time, that still would have weakened the tension too much. I really miss feeling any kind of tension in a Yu-Gi-Oh! series. The protagonists won the vast majority of the time, but we usually didn't know how they'd win and for some cases like with Yuya, there was still the chance that they could lose even with something big on the line.

    You're welcome. I hope that you'll be able to get a break. I'm not sure if you have seen the last few episodes, but I'm curious how you'll feel about them whenever you are able to watch them. Indecisive duels were definitely uncommon at that time, so I can understand why that would have been upsetting to you at the time. That is a reasonable assumption, but I think I would have only felt happy about the ending if I thought it was genuinely good. I'm glad that the series is over, but I could have dropped it any time if that was the main goal for me. Honestly, it's only been a couple of weeks and I still find myself thinking "Oh yeah, Vrains exists." Despite how much I dislike the series and how I can write pages of my many complaints about it, I really don't think that Vrains is too memorable. It's just kind of there. I just hope that we'll get more information about the new series sooner rather than later and we get a new head writer.
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    Sorry that I didn't respond earlier. I was just busy during most of this week. Admittedly, I appreciate the Kiryu event a bit more since it's one of the few events where I didn't have to get hundreds of items just to get all of the rewards out of it. It still felt a bit too tedious for my tastes, mainly because it would still be way too difficult to defeat Kiryu within five turns. But the changes they made were still generally helpful and showed that they did recognize the problems from the first time around. It just felt really annoying when I had to spend gems on an item that may or may not help me actually win the duel on time. I haven't done much for the current Yubel event, but I hope that I can get their exclusive Skill since I missed it the first time around. I'm also pretty sure that we'll get the Arc V versions of Jack, Crow, Kaito and Asuka. They would be pretty necessary for their Duelist Chronicles event. Not to mention it would be a perfect excuse to give them some of their Arc V aces and other support for their archetypes. I'm a bit surprised that there aren't more support for Black Wing monsters considering how huge the archetype is.

    I read your thoughts on the Vrains ending and I agree for the most part. I didn't think that the duel would be cut short, if only because they'd want Yusaku to go undefeated in the series, but despite his refusal to merge at the start of the finale, I thought that he would change his mind before Ai died. I don't think that would have made the ending better necessarily, but it might have helped make it feel more like an actual ending. That would have resolved the whole issue of Ai being a threat to humanity. The duel itself was surprisingly good all things considered. It was at least engaging and the back and forth between Yusaku and Ai's strategies made it more interesting to watch at least.

    I definitely agree that Yusaku dying in that simulated future was so stupid. That just felt like such blatant angst and drama for the shake of being dark more than anything else. Granted, it didn't help that I still don't understand how Ai could be a threat to humanity, other than the notion that any Ai that develops free will are destined to look down on humanity. It's a cliche and boring concept, but Vrains doesn't really put a more unique spin on it to make it more interesting, so it just feels so dull. Since I can't understand how and why Ai could be such a huge threat, I don't understand how Yusaku defending him would result in the military shooting a sixteen year old kid in cold blood. It really felt like they wanted to find any reason to justify erasing the Ignis.

    And the epilogue was so pathetic. Few of the characters actually got any meaningful sendoffs. Most of them were in the same place as they were at the start of the series too. I'm still so upset that Onizuka became a champion mainly because I honestly don't see how anyone would care. Neither his character or his arc really connected to the main storyline of the series. In retrospect, Onizuka kind of feels like a one shot character that was changed to be a main character at the last minute, but they had no idea what to actually do with him. I don't think that removing Onizuka would have significantly improved Vrains. There are much worse problems in this series than him, but one less terrible element wouldn't have hurt. Onizuka's pathetic excuse of a character arc actively made season two even more of a mess. I would have expected Aoi to have no conclusion or meeting her plot device friend outside of a flashback would have been more frustrating, but she didn't really have a storyline that could go anywhere in the first place. Plus, I'm still a bit amazed that they developed enough self awareness to recognize that she didn't do anything. That sums up Aoi's role in Vrains way too perfectly.
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    Vrains is surpringly forgettable. A part of me thought that I'd still notice something by not watching in every Wednesday, but I really haven't. We usually get some news about a new series by December, but since Vrains ended earlier than expected and it is going to be released for the anime's 20th anniversary, I kind of expect that we'll hear about it sooner than that. Although, part of that depends on when they plan to premiere the new series. I kind of like the idea of the series premiering in January so that they could really capitalize on the 20th anniversary, but we might have heard something else about the series by now if that was the case. Having the series start around March or April like most of the other series sounds more plausible and they would get more time to promote it as well.
    The end begins October 7, 2019 only on Disney Channel and the DisneyNOW app



    Season 3's premiere will be a 1 hour event.
    Season 3 premiere description:
    Rapunzel returns to the kingdom of Corona only to find that it has been taken over by an old enemy. Still reeling from Cassandra’s betrayal, Rapunzel must use her inner strength to save Corona and its people, including her parents, King Frederic and Queen Arianna. Sticking by her side is her partner in life, Eugene; her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; no-nonsense and dutiful horse, Maximus; and Eugene’s best friend, Lance.
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    That would make sense. They'd want to build up to whatever she has planned and hype up her eventual confrontation with Rapunzel. They'll have to deal with quite a bit of aftermath for her betrayal. I'm also curious about what role Varian could play for the rest of the series. The fact that he wasn't with the ship full of other villains from season one was rather telling, so I suspect that they have something planned for him as well.
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    More episode descriptions:
    Episode 9 - Day of the Animals
    Max, Pascal and the animals must rescue Rapunzel and the others from being trapped in a magical prison forever.

    Episode 10 - Be Very Afraid
    When Corona is overcome by a new strain of rocks that induce fearful visions,
    Rapunzel joins forces with Varian to put an end to the new threat.
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    Those sound pretty cool too. I was wondering when Varian would appear. I'm still pretty sure that he took over the kingdom while Rapunzel's group was away. I'm also curious about what fearful visions the characters will have from these rocks. I wouldn't be surprised if that is related to whatever Cassandra's plans are.
    Hey. Nice profile picture!

    Welp, at D23 yesterday, it was confirmed that the Disney+ Phineas and Ferb film's title has been finalized
    as Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe. The movie will release sometime in 2020.




    Meanwhile, in Japan, I don't wanna jump the gun just yet, but the Sword & Shield anime series might finally
    be revealed at the airing of next week's episode as a summary says that there'll be a major announcement during SM137's airing.
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    Thank you! I really like my new avatar too. I didn't see those new images of the Phineas and Ferb movie. It looks pretty cool. I'm hoping that they'll eventually be able to make a new season of Milo Murphy's Law too. I just saw that bit of information on Serebii and my first thought was a SWSH anime announcement. That would make the most sense for a world exclusive announcement, especially when they'd have a couple of months worth of promotion for the new series. Plus, I'd just really love to have something solid to speculate about the new series and know for sure who will be joining the cast.
    Right, I forgot to ask now that it's officially out in the US. Did you get Legacy of the Duelist?
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    Not yet. I wanted to make sure that they didn't butcher the physical release. I might have been too paranoid, but this is Konami and they have pulled that stunt before. Fortunately, based on the trailer they revealed yesterday, that doesn't seem to be the case. I'll either order it online later today or go down to my local GameStop to buy it tomorrow. I am so excited to play as Arc V characters and I was really happy to see that even Odd Eyes Arc Pendulum Dragon is in the game.
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    Well that's a pretty valid reason to not get it. I can understand that. When you do get it one way or another I hope you'll have a lot of fun, and enjoy playing it. And yeah no need to specify that, I know you well enough to know you're mainly just looking for the Arc-V story in the game haha. Yep you can make a full Odd-Eyes deck in this game thanks to that being included.
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    I just wanted to emphasize my excitement for the Arc V storyline and characters. I just hope that the new rule format with Link monsters doesn't make it too hard for an Odd Eyes deck to work in the game.
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    a new avatar? What's the world coming to xD
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    It is one of the rare times I change avatars outside of Christmas time. Thank you. ^_^
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    I like the new avatar. Feel like it suits you pretty well.
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    Thank you. I'm happily surprised to see that so many other people like it as well.
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    You're very welcome. And I could see why. It is good to see others enjoying it rather than giving you any grief over your avatar.
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    That is certainly a nice and appreciated difference from that experience.
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    Welp, a new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series has just started production and will be premiering sometime next year.
    View: https://www.twitter.com/pkjd8I8/status/1152820954948464641


    So long, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS and good riddance. I honestly jumped ship after the first arc had ended.
    Hopefully the next series will actually be better than its predecessor. :ROFLMAO:
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    Sorry that I didn't check your previous messages. I heard the news about Vrains ending this month. I knew that its timeslot was given to another series for October, but I am kind of shocked that they're actually ending the series this soon. There were signs pointing to that and I wanted Vrains to end sooner rather than later, but I didn't think that was going to happen. I kind of hope that having a longer break between this and the next series can help with any production issues and especially so that the staff isn't overworked even further. I'd also love it if Konami took the time to fix the card game rules so that players aren't forced to use Link monsters or whatever new summoning method they'll introduce next.

    The only downside of Vrains ending this month for me is really the amount of people complaining about Arc V some more. Because people still harass and belittle fans two years after it ended, which is why I try to avoid the fanbase like the plague it is. That part of the fallout is definitely going to be annoying and frustrating for me, but the bitter part of me is quite happy knowing that Vrains couldn't even last three full years.
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    It's cool. But yeah, the suffering has ended (hopefully). Vrains will be concluding on September 25, 2019.
    Same here. I hope we get some news on the next series soon but we'll still probably have to wait until Jump Festa.

    But I agree on the TCG/OCG. Imo, Links were unnecessary. Reformatting the field to force players to put their Pendulum cards
    in the Spell/Trap Card Zone I get, but Master Rule 4 completely screws over the Pendulum Monsters' mechanic and some other archetypes
    in the game now making some of them virtually useless as some archetypes don't even have Link support yet. I honestly feel bad for the players
    that invested all of their real life cash into constructing Decks with those archetypes and only to have the Master Rule 4 format come in and mess everything up for them.
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    I am still pretty surprised about it, but it does explain a lot. They wouldn't have already announced a new series back in July if Vrains wasn't close to wrapping up. There also aren't any other villains and most of the cast is out of commission. If there were more villains and if Vrains actually cared about anyone besides Yusaku, they could have stretched it at least a bit longer, but as it was, I was having a really hard time imagining how the series could last for the rest of the year, let alone until next spring. It's a shame that we don't even have the new lead's design at least, but they probably are going to hold off on that until Jump Festa. I just hope that we get a different head writer. Anyone would be a step up from Yoshida practically.

    That is a big reason as to why I don't think that Link monsters are that popular. Most new mechanics have backlash from varying degrees at first, but the reception gets more positive over time. I didn't really get the impression that happened with Link monsters. Most fans I've talked to didn't like that players are basically forced to use Link monsters and the changes to the rules effectively ruined a lot of archetypes. It's such backwards logic to change the game to force a new mechanic in rather than making a new mechanic fit with the established rules. I still wonder if the negative reception towards Link monsters factored into Vrains' shorter run. That might have been the case if the more recent cards haven't been selling as well as Konami would want them to. I'm not sure what kind of new mechanic they'll introduce for the next series, but hopefully it will be better than Link monsters and they can alter the rules to fix what Link monsters damaged.
    This season on DuckTales...




    Season 3 guest stars:
    Chip n' Dale: Rescue Rangers




    Daisy



    Goofy
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    That was a pretty cool trailer. It's nice to see them incorporate other Disney characters like Goofy and Daisy. I was wondering if at least Daisy would show up. DuckTales is a pretty good fun show. Delia's return was fantastic too, so hopefully the rest of season two and season three will be fun to watch as well.
    And happy bulbaversary to ya! While I may not have met you until two years ago I'm still glad you joined here and have been around so I got the chance to meet a pretty awesome person.
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    That's so sweet of you to say. Thank you. You're a really great person too. I always forget my Bulbaversary and it is amazing to think how long I've been a part of this site, but I'm glad that I did since I became friends with you and quite a few other users too.
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    I'm gonna go respond to the rest of the chat in a little bit but first, yeah that Extra Monster Zone is a real inconvenience. This took so much time and extra effort to pull off.



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    Yeah, I imagine that can make some of the decks that rely heavily on the Extra Deck summoning hard to pull off. I'm still pretty excited about playing as Zarc though. I love your Yuya avatar by the way.
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    So I've finally started the Arc-V story and they just didn't even try with some of these decks. It's like for the story based deck Yuya pre Junior League Championship his deck has at least 2 copies of Graceful Charity which he never once used, especially since its been banned since GX days.

    Not to mention they didn't bother updating DM character decks. Their all still the same original Legacy of the Duelist decks despite cards coming out after that game was made that characters used. Like Dark Sanctuary could have been added to Yami Bakura's Battle City deck.
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    I do feel bad for the fans of the series, especially when a rushed sudden ending to a series is pretty rough, but I'm still pretty happy that the series will be over sooner rather than later. The only real downsides for me are the amount of people who will use Vrains' rushed ending to complain further upon Arc V, like the nonsense that Arc V's supposed production problems affected Vrains, and that people will still say that Vrains has a better finale than Arc V. People still complain about that ending, but I seriously doubt that the Vrains finale will actually be more interesting or meaningful than the Arc V finale.
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    Definitely. The only time she was a real handful was when she'd have Future Visions in her starting hand. Even then I'd just try to counter her using Jack with Vice Dragon and A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon or something. I'd been skipping on it due to Dragon Ball Dokkan Battle's 300 million players download event. All the different stuff going on there really distracted me from her event. Hopefully her second event adds some more dialogue outside of the duels instead of just rehashing the same stuff. I mean you never know because they've done it with other duelists. As far as the Yusei and Kiryu goes I'd just like to think it's an oversight. Similar to how when Yugi first arrived he had nothing special with anyone, including Yami (heck they couldn't even duel each other) due to him being considered the same character, an issue later fixed.

    Geez that's crazy. Reminds me of last year when someone came to tell me Dragon Ball Super was ending in 3 weeks at the time out of the blue. Seems like there's no spaced on time of telling anymore. Vrains though, what a rushed series. Done in just a little over two years with so minimal done. But you're right this episode did immediately give off a vibe of a final duel with them saying about how Yusaku said he was going and Revolver giving his farewell to him plus Ai saying this was the duel to decide who gets to live. Agreed. If they wanted to roll with the idea of Ai was leading Yusaku into finding him one day to form an actual team so humans and AI could live together it would work and make sense, but Ai leading him just so he'd start his quest for revenge just feels too forced.

    Yeah I mean we're going to get what now, an episode of closure? One where everyone revives and you see everyone move on with their lives. If anything everyone should have been revived first and then the Playmaker and Ai duel should have taken place for the fate of their future. Just like all the prior series have always done, have that one last post duel to close the series on a less somber note. Err aside from DM since that final duel meant the end of Atem. Even still though. Like you said all this has shown is that no one really matters besides Yusaku for the most part. Especially Aoi. I guess they had her just meet Yusaku just so they could say they went through with them meeting. What did we get from it though? A handshake that made Aoi smile and that's it. At least a tag duel or something could have been nice, but ehhh it's bad all around.

    Same, I do feel bad for the fans too. Even if we don't like it that doesn't mean others don't enjoy the show...for some reason. It ending now just saves me the trouble of remembering to watch it on Wednesdays after work. Don't you worry about those people complaining though. People are always going to complain about something no matter what. We both know Vrains ending will no way be better or even close to the ending of Arc-V. All I could have used from the ending of Arc-V was seeing that duel between Yuya and his father.
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    Fusion Vision definitely made things more difficult, but I was farming her with a Red Eyes deck, so it was pretty easy to avoid it. I do wish that the scenes had Jack and Carly confess their love for each other, but they were mostly sticking with the dub dialogue from what I could tell. Yusei and Kiryu could have been an oversight or they didn't have time to record all of the new dialogue in time for the first event. Yugi and Yami Yugi not being able to duel each other for so long was such a weird decision.

    Vrains being over in a little over two years is just insane. It's even stranger when you factor in that the premiere was delayed until May and it would have already been over if they had been able to start around April like they normally do. Ai leading Yusaku to find him so that they could become a team and prove that humans and Ai could coexist would have made so much more sense. That actually would have fit with what Yusaku has been trying to prove since season two and it still would have given him some agency in his own story. As it is, it just takes away his motivation and makes him look like even more of a generic Gary Stu protagonist.

    Releasing everyone so that they could watch the duel would have been a good choice, but then we wouldn't have an artificial way of increasing the tension. Plus, the writers would have to care about giving the other characters screentime and dialogue when it was much easier to just put everyone in a coma. We'll be lucky if they devote even half of the finale to showcase how the other characters are doing, but it's going to feel really moot when so many of their storylines, if not all of them, felt so meaningless. The characters themselves may not have been pointless exactly, but their overall impact on the plot felt so minimal at best and I'm just wondering what was the point of most of them. Why bother having Onizuka revert back to his season one characterization when he barely interacts with Yusaku before his last duel? Why have Aoi learn who Yusaku is when she's just staying by her brother's side? Why have Aoi want to be stronger to protect people when she loses all of the time? Why devote so much time to hype up Spectre initially when he's just used as canon fodder for the rest of the series? It is just so painfully bad that it is almost impressive in a weird way.

    I've seen some more positive reactions to Vrains and while I don't agree with it, people are obviously welcomed to enjoy it as long as they aren't being jerks about it. A series that you enjoy getting a rushed conclusion is pretty rough, but this is still pretty satisfying news for me. Despite how often I complain about Vrains, I still often forget that it exists on Wednesdays. Having more time to watch shows I actually like is going to be great. I know that it shouldn't bother me, but the amount of hate Arc V still gets for its ending bothers me so much. I'm already expecting people to still prefer the Vrains finale, despite how it's practically guaranteed that it's going to be a rushed job and quite possibly the most rushed finale we've seen thus far.
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    Thoughts on the Season 2 finale of Tangled if you've seen it, yet? :eek:
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    King Edmund and Eugene's interactions were pretty funny. I remember thinking that Cassandra was going to be a red herring at the end of the previous episode, but it turned out that both she and Eugene betrayed Rapunzel for different reasons. Getting another forty-five episode season premiere would be great and definitely warranted with a cliffhanger ending like this one. They'd need to explain why Cassandra absorbed the Moon Stone and what the goal is for the new season. More songs would also be great. I want them to air season three as soon as possible, but I'm also going to miss this show when it wraps up. Hopefully season three will still be a solid end to the series.
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    Yeah. Chris Sonnenburg (the executive producer) has confirmed on social media that Cassandra's motive for betraying Rapunzel will be revealed in season 3.
    As for its premise, most fans have begun theorizing that Zhan Tiri will be released and will be the season's final main antagonist, while a reformed or mostly reformed Varian and Rapunzel whether they like like it or not, will have to join forces with the combined powers of magic and alchemy to stop him as it took both science and magic with Demanitus' machine to stop Zhan Tiri's blizzard in Queen for a Day.
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    That's pretty cool. I figured that they would have to explore Cassandra's motivation in the next season after that cliffhanger ending, but confirmation is always good. That is a pretty interesting theory too. They have been building up Zhan Tiri a lot more than I thought they would. I thought it was just a one time villain, but it has been used a lot more frequently with this season. That would make sense as a reason to bring Varian back, but a part of me thinks that they would have hinted at him more during this season if he was going to play a big role in the third one. Granted, they couldn't just meet him on the road or have him be on the same boat with the other prisoners from Corona, but I kept expecting him to show up at some point during this season too. I wouldn't be against that theory since it sounds pretty neat though.
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