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Tripp Reviews: Dungeon Fighter Online [ALPHA]

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Dungeon Fighter Online

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Image Copyright: NeoPle Inc, 2014. 

 

Dungeon Fighter Online is an Action/Beam 'Em Up MMORPG for the PC which is currently in Alpha release by the South Korean based Developers NeoPle. A member here, MegaZero64 (whom I've known personally for many years) suggested Dungeon Fighter Online (DFO) and gave me a link to download the Anti-Cheat shield and downloaded so I could play it. MegaZero64 is none other than DatLoli. MegaZero64 may release a review based on his perspective as a seasoned player, even before NeoPle took the project on.

 

I am a completely new player; someone who never played this game before or any of its series. 

Review may contain bad language.

I have to admit at first I wasn't sure what I was looking at, honestly. I even said to myself "Fuck that doesn't look like something I want to play, ever." I tried MapleStory, made by the people originally behind this game Nexon, I will talk about that later. But even as I was typing my initial impressions I was thinking about events that happened earlier this year; short version of the story behind this is in the quote below.

Basically events earlier this February gave me a chance to learn about my fiancee's family more. I *TRULY* kept an open mind and for once; and I got to learn about them; they got to learn about me but most importantly I got a chance to speak to her dad about stuff and life. He reinforced what I learnt, unknowingly in loads of different ways. Like making me try something new (Like adding red wine to beef while I was frying it!) I honestly did a lot of stuff that I never did before. Sure I didn't like all of it but I did like the trying new experiences and ultimately I decided that I'd keep more of an open mind.

So as I was saying; I remembered to try something new. Hell "You never know. You might fucking like it." So I said "Fuck it. Bro; I'll at least try it." To cut a long story short; Good decision. I went to the website, and connected my Facebook account to it (I'm not sure if that's mandatory; it could be optional). It wanted to download a "Plugin" as well as HackShield by AhnLab Inc, as an administrator I wasn't overly happy about it but I took the plunge still. So downloading even on my own connection was a bit slow at first. In total the game used 3.21GB on my hard drive; but I don't know if it grows the more areas I visit (and thus cached). There was a small issue originally - I had no idea what I was doing. Ultimately if you don't have a fast connection downloading it may take a while.

System Requirements (Curtsy of System Requirements Lab):

Minimum:

CPU: Pentium 3 800 MHz or Higher (Athlon)

CPU Speed: 800 MHz

RAM: 128 MB

OS: Windows 2000

Video Card: nVidia GeForce 4 MX 440

Sound Card: Yes

Free Disk Space: 5 GB

Recommended:

CPU: Pentium 4: 3.0 GHz or Higher

CPU Speed: 3.0 GHz

RAM: 512 MB

OS: Windows XP or Better [in fact you shouldn't be using XP - Friends don't let friends use Windows XP.]

Video Card: GeForce FX Series with Support for Pixel Shader 1.4

Sound Card: Yes

Free Disk Space: 10 GB

Once I was actually in game I found myself going through to select a server; however I selected the wrong on (A more advanced server) it's best to go for the Beginner Servers and advance up. I didn't know this but I do now. I should point out that I have played MapleStory before, years and years ago for all of an hour. It didn't hold my interest (And still doesn't). I had started with a Male Fighter Class - I usually find the best way for me to start as I've said before, is if I have the choice my first character of any game will be male (like me) and will be a Gunner (Or someone who uses heavy weaponry a lot, the exception to the rule for this was PayDay2, a review for another time.) I called my character Tripp (surprised it let me, to be honest) and off I went.

 

As soon as you select your character and name it you're shown some backstory associated with your character. It gives you a feel for the game and I'm told that it's different per character type. I think this is a good touch and it's very well done.

I found myself going through a Tutorial of sorts. Mashing keys on my keyboard I'd normally never use in this way. Before I knew it I completed the tutorial but still had many, many questions about how to do the simplest stuff, luckily I had MegaZero64 over on Steam Voice Chat answering every annoying question I possibly could; like a good 'newb'. But I took attention and really the learning curve wasn't all that bad actually. I truly feel the game was completely unbalanced, in the gamer's favour. but really "it gets more challenging; and a hell of a lot more fun" (and it's already pretty fun) or so I am told.

Two hours went by in a flash, and by then I was already picking up the game at a fantastic learning curve. I figured out that I didn't need to mash keys and that really I could do some impressive combo-stuff. And BOY did I take that chance. I like to think my little Digital Tripp was learning as I was learning.

Now apparently that they do a lot of resets; or have done resets in the past but as you all know if I had a gripe about this I'd be; 1) Hypocritical and 2) Stupid or ignorant. As I said it is in alpha phase at the moment (Not even in Beta) so I expect shit like this to crop up from time to time, and honestly it doesn't feel like an Alpha. Sure some it looks very Beta (coming soon stuff), for a free Alpha it functioned, operated and preformed beautifully, I explain this later. I should point out it is something you can play on your own; but it is much better with a friend or four.

Unfortunately Neppy then informed me that it was 2AM and she was going to bed. She said she didn't mind me staying up and continue playing but I decided to call it a night and off to bed I went.

... Moving on to the next day (Sorry everyone! xP)

After I played an unrelated game (already mentioned, tut tut) to do some much needed "Anger Venting" (Things during the day piss me off sometimes. Non-Neppy related things.) I got into a Voice Conversation again and hopped back on to DFO. My second day kicked ass.

We went off to do some quests and kill hordes of ... By this point Fodder, and bagged ourselves a tonne of loot and gold. We even met Gabriel a few times (Trader after the boss fight) which I've learnt is a very good and uncommon thing. Eventually I upgraded my skills and leveled them up and got new weapons (ditching the cannon), armour and even a hat!

My Armour loadout towards the end was a Ring Shoulder (Heavy Armour), Red Tiger Leather Coat, Red Tiger Trousers, Leather Strap, Sya Overshoes, Cross bowgun (Weapon) Used Cotton Arm Guard, Durable Plantain Ring and an Avatar Item Navy Duty Cap. In this play time I figured out how to use my classes better, and started working on putting them closer together so I could string better combos and ultimately do horrible, horrible things to the even more Fodder. My skills? Rising Shot Lv5, M-137 Gatling Gun Lv3, M-3 Flamethrower Lv1, RX-78 Land Runner Lv4 and two more slots that I paid absolutely no attention to what so ever because by this point as I said; the game was unbalanced in our favour.

The game was no longer about mindlessly mashing keys, sure I wasn't immersed in the storyline (Might have something to do with the Spam "Buy Gold" bots that seem to be plaguing it) but I was having so much fun. This time I spent a good 3-4 hours if not more, and even went through the 02:00 - 03:00GMT invasion of the town, which as the title says the town becomes invaded with creatures which you have to kill and drive back. I learnt a lot about the mobs or enemies that were to come; as well as ways of dealing with them. MechaTau however = Screwed. All fantasy of it being lopsidedly unbalanced in my favour was smacked in my face as it came crashing back into reality, this game is going to get tough later on and I need more and better party tricks.

MegaZero64 and I contributed 26-27 wins or so for the nearly 50,000 wins that the server had. That gives you some idea how many people play this game, and that was one server. I enjoyed it a hell of a lot and I would definitely rush to do it again, it's very rewarding especially after questing and looting for hours and it was a great way to end the second night.

 

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You hold down CTRL and click the enemy you want to fight (Depending on level, so watch out for what works and what doesn't. It's a great way of earning experience.

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After the battle the next thing I noticed was how nice a lot of people were. And I noticed that the community snubs and dubs the enemy as Nexon, (I am largly unaware of what's going on but from what I was told; I can see why) but really they were thanking and congratulating everyone for taking part and winning (We reached our target, collectively).

Perhaps this game has something big in store. I don't know. But I could play it over and over again and that's good. Also as far as I am aware there is nothing officially in game that you can buy to advance yourself quicker, and whilst this is because it's an Alpha I actually LOVE this model. I hate Pay2Play, I hate Pay2Advance and Pay2BeAhead. The best things in life really are free, so; NeoPle - I give you free advertising. This is the first review I've written for something that I actually genuinely liked. I know NeoPle will likely introduce something to pay for the service; but right now it's awesome, it's free and stable (at least for me).

Lastly though, the negative stuff; beware of scammers. As with all MMORPG's I'm sure, don't accept trades until you know what you're doing. People will try ripping you off, it's inevitable. Spambots are fucking annoying and make the chat practically useless, as they pretty much flood the chat across all servers and can even bypass mute/blocking, which makes the Blocking quite pointless to, seeing as the person you block can just buy Megaphones and keep talking to you. Not good. The Tutorial is lacking, a lot. It didn't cover or convey a reasonable message to me about the UI (User Interface) and such. Or it did and I lost focus or attention on it, the UI isn't clear on a lot of things but once you know it's there, you pretty much know where it is. The option to full-screen should be put on the settings menu in my opinion so it is switch-able. All minor and relatively petty things that I am sure will be patched or sorted in one way or another and NeoPle should be forgiven for that considering.

All in all I give this game an astonishing 4.5 out of 5 gallery_1_47_732.pnggallery_1_47_732.pnggallery_1_47_732.pnggallery_1_47_732.pnggallery_1_47_630.png - Why?

Pros:

  • It's learning curve is actually quite excellent.
  • For an Alpha it's feature rich, virtually bug free (As far as I could tell, although I know there's no such thing, really.)
  • Its got a nice neutral sound track and awesome battle/boss music tracks.
  • The community is friendly, from what I've seen although very random sometimes.
  • No disconnects. Their servers are pretty solid.
  • It's free.
  • It's fun.
  • Character Backstory is clear and concise. Yet optional. You can skip it. 
  • Good for players new and old to the series. 
Cons:
  • The Spambots. Oh fucking hell the Spambots. Abusing Megaphoning.
  • No option (at least I could find) of hiding the chat. I believe it should be an option.
  • Tutorial is lacking. Some of the most basic features are not in there.
  • Option to fullscreen isn't made clear, to be honest it should be.
  • There was one NPC who would literally die if someone didn't love him or whatever. That kid needs to see a psychiatrist, immediately. Like I would literally die if I didn't type that.
All in all the game wins it for me by being virtually bug free, feature rich, well thought out and makes you the player think about what to add to your character with varying bonuses. All in all it's the best damn Alpha I've ever seen (Well it's in the top 10. Kerbal Space Program, Take on Mars and Minecraft were/are also awesome in Alpha).

This is no an official endorsement from EcchiDreams. But the personal endorsement of a member of staff who happened to like the game. I will say under good faith; I was not asked to write a review nor was I paid. I genuinely think it's good, ultimately I think the game might be just the sort of thing people who come to EcchiDreams would play, and I highly (and personally) encourage you to "Give it a go." I haven't found Ecchi or Hentai in it, but I'm a newb so take that as you will.

Peace.

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      Next you have ‘Hardware & Power’ which is interesting, and I’m going to go through this one by starting with a screenshot. 

      This has some handy little features that really put you in control over your own NAS. Much needed, especially after my Netgear Stora. Specifically the Fan Speed Mode. I have it set to quiet, because the current max temperature the hard drive gets to in the device is around 37oC - 40oC. Which is within tolerance. But then again it’s one hard drive. But I have to say that even on Full-Speed mode, the system is impressively quiet, although I am still considering on switching it to Low-power mode. Which completely stops the fan when it’s cool. In this menu is a power schedule that will allow you to have the NAS on at certain times of the day and off at others. HDD Hibernation allows you to power down the hard drive to minimise power consumption which I do (After 20 minutes), and further reduces noise when the system isn’t in use. This is something that if memory serves me right - existed on the Netgear Stora, but when it booted back up - my goodness it was loud. Then of course you have UPS which allows you to connect the NAS to an uninterruptible power supply. Seems like more of a server than a NAS, and I will get to that. 
      In the External Devices settings you can pretty much set up USB External HDD’s, Flash Drives and printers. I have tested this feature and it seems to work nicely with my flash drive. But I don’t use it. 
      ‘Update & Restore’ is next. This is basically for DSM (Disk Station Manager) to make sure that the Operating System of the unit is up-to-date and so on. It also lets you configure backups as well as reset the NAS and restore it to factory defaults. But that said, I’d advise caution against the resetting feature. It seems that every time I’ve used it, I’ve needed to take the hard drives out to completely clean them under Windows using Diskpart to delete the volumes, partitions and then clean the disk… Because it bricks the NAS… Completely.
      ‘Privileges’ seems totally pointless to me, it’s to setup features enabled on a user/user group level which is already available in the User and Usergroup settings. 
      ‘Application Portal’ is something I’ve not used. Nor do I really know what it really is. The help file says “Application Portal allows you to configure the connection settings of various applications so that you can directly access and run these applications (e.g. File Station) in independent browser tabs or windows.” However there’s a problem with this - that as I have said I will get to. Because you can’t enable too many features on this NAS. 
      ‘Indexing Service’ or ‘Media Indexing’, pretty much just scans for multimedia files automatically such as photos, music, videos stored on the NAS. It also lets you control what kind of quality you want thumbnails to be in and enable video compression for mobile devices. You know that problem I mentioned in the previous paragraph- yes. I will get to that in a moment. It even warns you as a hint here “Note: Enabling this option will take more time and CPU resources.” The idea is to compress it, and I assume Transcode it for lower end Mobile Devices. 
      The next setting is ‘Shared Folder Sync’ which requires me to use RSync, which I don’t. I assume it lets you sync multiple NAS’s together. I only have one, so I don’t use it. 
      ‘Terminal & SNMP’ Setting is the last setting in the control panel and this is something I will not use, nor leave open. The Terminal is basically Telnet/SSH which allows for command line access to the NAS, I have tested it and it is basically a Linux server. I see no need to enable it at this time. As for SNMP, if I recall correctly is some kind of Simple Network Management Protocol which I do not need to enable on my NAS. 
      And that’s it for the settings. The next thing you might have noticed in all of the screenshots is the ‘Package Center’ this is where you go to install new software features on the NAS… And we’re drawing near to my problem with this device that I have said repeatedly “I will bring up later.” 

      Just look at all these additional features… It’s… Well, it’s a lot. 
      One has to ask: How often are these applications - especially by third parties, updated? Because the MediaWiki app is version 1.30.0 which is out of date, there is 1.30.1 and even 1.31.1 which are both security updates. To make matters worse; Apache HTTP Server 2.4 is version 2.4.29-0011… The latest is 2.4.37 which I am pretty sure that between .29 and .37 there are a number of security updates as well as bug fixes. I wouldn’t consider this secure, especially if you’re hosting a website on that has access to the internet. Node.js only seems to go upto 0.10; the version now is 11.3.0, with security fixes released just a few months ago. 
      Same things with:
      phpBB, what you get on the NAS is 3.2.1 (July 2017). Current Version is 3.2.4 which was a security fix.  WordPress, what you get on the NAS is 4.9.7. Current Version is 5.0. Python3, what you get on the NAS is 3.5.1 (2015). The Current Version is 3.7.1.  Drupal8, what you get on the NAS is 8.4.8. The current version is 8.6.3. Ruby, is the most egregious of the lot that I found. On the NAS: 2.4.3… Latest version: 2.5.3, with tonnes of security fixes and patches.  So when is a NAS, no longer just a NAS? Since Synology apparently… In this day in age we need to keep things updated and this NAS has all the features of a web server, it lets you even make on… But you can’t keep it up-to-date and in my opinion this is not ideal to say the least. Now some of these - maybe no problem. Sure. But some of them are missing critical security fixes and are severely flawed. Control has to fall with the user, and if Synology insists on making it easier for the user then Synology has to update the software, or have the NAS download the latest version of the software. 
      I would not recommend using any of this, personally. 
      Don’t get me wrong - this is hands down the best NAS I have ever owned and it’s a low end model. I love it. But come on. I have to be critical here, and some of these might open pandora’s box of security holes, exploits and bugs that could run the NAS into the digital ground. 
      But the temptation - and this is where my problem comes in, is to start enabling all of the features willy nilly. But the problem is… Just loading this screen, this package centre takes about ten seconds at full CPU usage, and if it does that just loading up the screen then how can it run any of these things? Certainly at the same time as you’re trying to use it as a NAS… It’s going to choke. 
      Even with just the Anti-Virus scanner enabled; the system was unable to maintain good read/write speeds, constantly breaching 100% CPU usage, and holding up the upload/download, until it went down again, and even then the web interface freezes up repeatedly whilst 1 person is transfering files to and from the NAS… I’m sorry but to ask it to do more than one of these things in addition to being a NAS is simply not going to be as responsive and the more you install the worse it will get. 
      But maybe it’s not a problem if you’re going to say - use the NAS as a mini-web server instead, with Apache, PHP, PHPMyAdmin and MariaDB. But there are several problems here too, the complexity of the web application you want to use will pretty much be your limiting factor. Installing and running something like IPS (The Forum Software we use) might not be feasible, or quick and responsive at all, and may even require modifications that you cannot make such as installing additional PHP Extensions like GD2 extension or the mbstring extension. 
      That tiny 1.2GHz Processor doesn’t even have a heat sink, it’s passively cooled so I don’t know what kind of power people expect to really get out of it. As I said I couldn’t browse the web interface with ease when someone was using the NAS and that was just one person transferring files to the NAS. So I have no idea how it’s going to handle transcoding video to one device let alone several, or how you can really enable any of these features if multiple users, use the device. 
      Maybe with a more powerful NAS you can run these features side by side, I don’t know. But with the DS212j… I really wouldn’t recommend that if you want advanced features. 
      As for transfer speeds with barebones - no extra features:-
      Download from the NAS:

      Upload to the NAS:

      It’s certainly better than 1.5MB/s download and around 750KB/s upload. So I am happy about that. I have been able to download on some occasions at around 50-100MB/s which is amazing. But these are far and few between. I spent £35.50 on it second hand, and it works. Do I really have a right to complain at all? ... Probably not.
      Next on: "Shit I've bought from eBay" - HP MS228UK AiO Desktop PC
    • Imouto Kanna
      By Imouto Kanna
      Anyone else here play WoW? I'm in a semi-casual raiding guild. I only really play horde toons and I have 4 max level toons currently. My main is a blood elf beast mastery hunter. I also have a tauren resto druid, vengeance demon hunter and a monk who I'm still learning to play but I've dabbled in wind walking and mistweaver.

      What do you think of the current expansion?
      I'm enjoying it mostly, I just wish it was more alt friendly. The current raid is pretty fun, too.
    • ArdillaVerde93
      By ArdillaVerde93
      Once a month, a local comic book store holds Yu-Gi-Oh championship tournaments, with prizes and fierce competition. Back when Toys R Us was still big, I was in the Duelist League. Of course, that was long ago. But I wanted to get back into the game. Of course, I had some studying to do, since my prior knowledge stopped after Synchro Summoning. But I learned quickly, and all I needed to do was put together a deck. After some debating, I decided on using the Kuriboh archetype. What follows is the Kuriboh deck I took to tournaments.
       
      Monsters:
      X2 Winged Kuriboh X1 Winged Kuriboh LV10 X3 Kuriboh X1 Sphere Kuriboh X1 Kuribon X1 Kuribandit X1 Scapeghost X2 Sangan X1 Witch Of The Black Forest X1 Terrifying Toddler Of Torment X1 Chaos Necromancer X1 Dark Necrofear X1 Darkness Neosphere X1 Archlord Kristya X1 Slate Warrior X1 Relinquished Spells:
      X2 Transcendent Wings X2 Multiply X1 Detonate X1 The Flute Of Summoning Kuriboh X2 Scapegoat X1 The Fang Of Critias X1 Black Illusion Ritual X1 Pot Of Duality X1 Monster Reborn X2 United We Stand Traps:
      X1 Crush Card Virus X1 Jar Of Avarice X1 Mirror Force X1 Needle Ceiling X1 Storming Mirror Force X2 Waking The Dragon Extra Deck:
      X1 Link Spider X1 Proxy Dragon X1 Decode Talker X1 Knightmare Cerberus X1 Downerd Magician X1 Baby Tiragon X1 Number 13: Embodiment Of Crime X1 Number 31: Embodiment Of Punishment X1 Doom Virus Dragon Side Deck:
      X1 Black Luster Soldier X1 Black Luster Ritual X1 Mystical Space Typhoon X1 United We Stand X1 Where Arf Thou? X1 Waking The Dragon Of course, Kuriboh and Winged Kuriboh are the main focus. The entire archetype plays defensively, save for Kuribandit. Their effects tend to negate damage, or stop attacks.
      Kuriboh: Discard from your hand to negate damage from a single attack.
      Winged Kuriboh: When destroyed, you take no damage from battles for 1 turn.
      Sphere Kuriboh: Discard from your hand to switch an attacker into Defence Position. While in the Graveyard, can be used as material in a Ritual Summon.
      Kuribon: When attacked, negate damage from the attack. The opponent gains Life Points equal to the Attack Points of the attacker, and Kuribon returns to your hand.
      As for Kuribandit, he tributes himself at the end of the turn I summoned him. In exchange, I take 5 cards from the top of my deck. From those cards, I can keep 1 Spell Card OR Trap Card, but the other 4 cards go to the Graveyard. The cost seems steep, especially since I can't use the card I get right away, since Kuribandit's ability doesn't activate at the end of the turn. But a few of my big plays depend on Spells or Traps to work. And that's a great way to search them. As for the others, that's where Archlord Kristya, Dark Necrofear, Jar Of Avarice, and Chaos Necromancer come in. Kristya can be Special Summoned without any tributes - 2 are normally required - if I have exactly 4 Fairy monsters in my Graveyard. Then I can return one of those monsters to my hand. Winged Kuriboh, Winged Kuriboh Lv. 10, Kuribon, and Kristya are Fairy monsters. Dark Necrofear can only be summoned by banishing 3 Fiend monsters in my Graveyard. Jar Of Avarice shuffles 5 cards from my Graveyard back into my deck, then allows me to draw a card. Great as a panic button if I send away something I need. Chaos Necromancer starts with 0 in both stats, but gains 300 Attack Points for every monster in my Graveyard. That adds up fast, and I destroyed a Blue-Eyes White Dragon with it.
        Kuriboh have the defensive abilities they have to make up for their hideous stats. These fluffballs need protection of their own if you want them staying around. Enter the Mirror Force cards. Mirror Force destroys all opposing Attack Position monsters if one attacks, while Storming Mirror Force sends them back to the hand. Storming can be even better than destruction in some cases. Anything summoned from the Extra Deck returns there if an effect tries to send them to the hand. This means the opponent can't revive them with Monster Reborn, etc, and must fulfill their summoning conditions all over again.
        Scapegoat summons 4 statless Tokens to the field. This works as a last-second ass saver, since being a Quick-Play Spell means I can use it on my opponent's turn. Plus, United We Stand adores it! UWS is an Equip Spell that gives a monster 800 Attack Points AND Defence Points for every monster you control. The sheer damage that card can do is a nightmare! Even with just 1 monster, a boost of 800 ATK is no small matter. Scapeghost is a monster version of Scapegoat. Multiply, which turns a Kuriboh into a field full of Kuriboh Tokens, is also a lovely compliment to UWS. Strength in numbers is a lesson your opponent will learn the hard way. But, if I had a gun to my head and was ordered to name my trump cards, I'd say that they're Winged Kuriboh Lv. 10, and the "Embodiment Of..." cards. Darkness Neosphere, able to be summoned during my opponent's turn as a 4,000 ATK "fuck you," is a close second.
        Winged Kuriboh Lv. 10 can only be brought out with Transcendent Wings, at the cost of a Winged Kuriboh on the field and 2 cards from the hand. But damn if it isn't worth it. During the opponent's Battle Phase, Lv. 10 can take itself out, going out with a bang that not only sends all opposing Attack Position monsters to the Graveyard, but takes their combined ATK out of the opponent's Life Points! It requires some setup, sure. But, when it goes off, it fucks the opponent's day up big time. But what's more satisfying than wiping out your opponent's monsters AND LP at once? Forcing them to finish themself off! Embodiment Of Crime and Embodiment Of Punishment do exactly that. When they're both on the field at once, it's game over. At the cost of 1 Xyz Material, the following things happen.
      EOC and EOP become immune to destruction for 1 turn.  All opposing monsters, for 1 turn, are forced into Attack Position. Those monsters MUST attack whichever Embodiment you discarded Material from. The opponent takes all damage from these attacks, instead of you. Most likely, you win.   This is a play that's difficult to pull off. But, as you can see, it RUINS the opponent. Since they're both Xyz Monsters, you need a Link Monster, like Decode Talker, to have them both out at once. Decode Talker only requires 3 Effect Monsters for its summon, so it isn't too hard to bring out.
        Aside from Archlord Kristya, every single monster in this deck is searchable with Witch Of The Black Forest and/or Sangan. WOTBF searches a monster from the deck with 1,500 or less Defence Points on death, and adds it to the hand. Sangan is the same, but searches for 1,500 ATK instead of DEF. Monsters should be at your disposal when you need them, and those 2 cards help with that. Relinquished especially likes this, since it's otherwise difficult to have Relinquished and Black Illusion Ritual in your hand at once.
        The rest of this deck is mostly full of either Fiend support(Slate Warrior, Flute Of Summoning Kuriboh), low level monster support(Baby Tiragon, Terrifying Toddler Of Torment, Link Spider), destruction(Needle Ceiling, Doom Virus Dragon), or easier summons(Proxy Dragon, Knightmare Cerberus, Waking The Dragon). And, of course, the deck staples of Monster Reborn and Pot Of Duality. But Detonate is worthy of an explanation. Multiply, like I said, turns Kuriboh into a bunch of Tokens. Detonate destroys Kuriboh and Kuriboh Tokens, and lets you destroy as many of your opponent's cards as Kuriboh/Tokens you lost. Phenomenal field clearing power.
        Black Luster Soldier goes in my Side Deck because an ex-boyfriend gave me Black Luster Ritual years ago. We since lost touch, but I kept the card. ❤️ Mystical Space Typhoon isn't commonly used, now that Twin Twisters is a thing, but you never know. And Where Arf Thou is more low level support. Waking The Dragon is there because... Well, again, you never know. XD
        I'm planning more decks for upcoming tournaments, but I'll never forget the shock caused when a deck full of cute chocolate puffs ruined a mighty dragon. ^_^
    • lVergill
      By lVergill
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    • lVergill
      By lVergill
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      @lVergill [Vergil]

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