Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Finally back again T.T

Omg guys!!! Finally back again... after being addicted to Dota 2 and Maplestory, i decided to go to Dhoby one day and guess what, i'm hooked onto card games again.. LOL, this means money is gonna start flying again anyways...

anyways... in this post, i am gonna talk about some vanguard stuff and some yugioh stuff...
why yugioh you ask? its because i played yugioh once and really, it was pretty fun though its getting really money based now and i don't have money for yugioh >< vanguard ftw! however, my friends informed me of the new banlist, and when i saw it my eyes were like WTF? lol, anyways just something you need to know from the banlist..

> Future fusion
> Brionac

omg, my chaos dragons :( slowed again :(
but.... my inzektors...

> inzektor damsel ( ok.. still can )
> inzektor hornet ( WTF? NOOOO )

so there is the end of the inzektor era, where i used to check ocg shriek daily just to see 1st place inzektor in all the tourneys..

so whats the next meta? from what i see, hieroglyhps, still very very strong.. mermail..not bad....chaos dragons...hopefully... but no more inzektors <3 and of course hero variations, hero beat, arrive hero etc. :D

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anyways, since i got back into vanguard too, might as well talk a bit on my deck. the new deck i am gonna play is aqua force! yes! aqua force. Father milk or austen as some of you know him tried to make spike force deck LOL, spike bros with aqua force, but failed like sh*t. guess this time, his tradition of throwing brakki into every deck he has failed.. ( he has a habit of throwing brakki into every deck except his MLB, which is how he made his first tournament winning deck, spike sisters, a mixture of CEO- SW Koko - Juggernaut Maximum - Brakki - Full Moon ) << give me a thumbs up for this deck LOL

aqua force, i am still considering on whether i should play hurricane or maelstorm, any suggestions? :D

Friday, 13 July 2012

BT-07 opened! Other random information =D

Hey guys! Sorry for the long-time-no-post thing LOLS! Apparently me and father milk has been playing Maplestory so we didn't really have much to update here. Of course, from the last poll we have done, most of you want to see a Narukami review, so it is as promised, our next post will be on Narukami!! Whether or not we are posting a deck list, it will be another thing, but we will be going through the main tactics and play style of Narukami, AND of course, we will be going through some ways to counter the deck!

Anyways, lets talk about BT07! Today, i opened a box.. lemme just summarise the box in a few words...


RRRs were total rubbish, okay maybe not total rubbish BUT :(..... emerald witch lala, guardian of truth lox and binoculars tiger..

RRs we had School Dominator Apt, Yellow bolt, Hearer of truth, Fire breathing Carrie, Magician of Quantum Mechanics.... pretty bad LOL

Everything in the above is for sale, so do comment below your offers and what you want :D might be making a great nature deck...just figuring out the play styles and deck list first :D As for fathermilk, he is playing Dark Irregulars, so we might be sharing his deck list!

There are also many other stuff that we are selling..
firstly, we have MANY MANY MANY copies of the AFA2011 flash deck (english) that was given out to us as a promotional item. Those who have been there will know what it is, for those who don't, the list is this.

These two come together! We have about 11 left that is sealed, so if you are interested, do comment!! :D

Also have a Red Kai Playmat for vanguard that is up for grabs! This is the one that cannot be exchanged anymore, i got it from AFA last year for 3 critical points :D. If you do not know how the playmat looks like, you can go and see our youtube channel. If i am not wrong, there is one video where i used that mat! :D
If you are interested, as usual, COMMENT RAWR.. repeating myself over and over again... LOLS but anyways..
this is our youtube channel, suscribe and watch our videos if you haven't! Do follow us as we will also be uploading deck reviews and box openings!! :D

see you guys soon~ ciao

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Random post about GranBlue!!

Hello! Since it has been awhile since BT06 is out, and BT07 is coming out already, before we say goodbye to the 06 meta or whatever you like to call it, i would like to make a review and a discussion of one of my favorite clans, Granblue. =D

Granblue is my first deck since i started vanguard when BT03 just came out, and being a yugioh player before converting to Vanguard, calling rear guards from the drop zone or graveyard just seemed so sick, lol, and i just coincidentally started reading one piece back then so pirates really attracted me o.0

Well anyways, lets start with the pros of this clan..
- Able to call units from dropzone to help intercept or attack, which also alternatively means conserving handsize to fill up rearguard circles at the cost of counter blasts.
- Has many superior rides that are very easy to pull off, with nightkid in the deck, its very easy to throw any of the spirit away for deadly swordmaster or spirit exceed :O!
- Cheaper than the meta game decks ( yet imo as strong!! ^^)

But every clan has its bad parts :( lets discuss about its cons
- Their units are comparably weaker in terms of power compared to the other clans, for e.g., necroshaman from bt02 has 8k power at grade 3 which is pathetically low, though i don't think anyone is clever enough to play him now with cocytus.
- Their deck theme suggests a more defensive play for calling defense from the drop zone and conserving handsize for guards, but their trigger line up is absolute offense, 8 criticals of which both have good uses, one for soul charge for busskirk or Deadly Nightmare and Deadly spirit to come back, and one for superior ride, and they have stand too, though i would prefer draw and of course the standard 4 heals..

Difficulties in playing this deck? Timing and counterblast conservation. There are many players out there which i believe most of us have seen before just spam their counter blast in the early stages of the game and not caring about the late stages of the game. Failure to kill your opponent in these turns of spamming counterblasts without thinking will lead to a big disadvantage in the late game ( actually this applies to every deck ). Also, we must consider who to call from the rearguard, whether to call a offensive unit like thanatos or to call a defensive unit like a intercept. This is important because it might cause you a defeat, or you might just win by having that extra unit to attack, so planning and foresight is quite important.

Another problem with this deck ( though its not seen anymore) is decking yourself out. It is not commonly seen for BT06 builds with cocytus and thanatos to deck out anymore as actually you simply just cannot mill your deck as fast as the old version of the deck, however, the old version of the deck mills itself way too fast that sometimes you will just kill yourself in the process. Lets take a look at why the older versions of the deck always deck out.

1. Ruin Shade ( pretty good card imo, reaches 11k base for a rearguard =D ) mill 2 cards to plus 2k power. So with your draw, and busskirk's soul charge if you play him, and with twin drive, you are burning 6 cards a turn from your deck.
2. Evil Shade ( 10k boost ) Mill 2 cards to let this 6k boost turn into 10k for vanguard. Usually you will have a vanguard, boosted by this, and ruin shades in the last meta game, so you are burning 7 cards including draw and twin drive!

However, reaching this level of granblue play where you are milling that fast is also good as you are going for a offensive approach, trying to kill your opponent before you deck out, which most of the time will happen because you are simply too offensive in your playstyle. However, the cards mentioned above are not very oftenly seen anymore as there are other subsitutes for those cards. The examples listed above are just some tips for new players who do not recognise or know about the old granblue meta, in case they just suddenly pop out in your face!

So, now i would like to talk about what you should throw into the graveyard with captain nightkid's effect. First of all, always use captain nightkid's effect on your second turn if possible with a damage. Counter blast it and if you can, ride your unflipper or call it and unflip that damage. Top 10 cards, choose 1 and drop it while soul charging, this is a very imba effect as you are doing selective milling, unlike guiding zombie, which forces u to randomly mill 3 cards, and given the luck i have, i usually mill away the cards i need to stop me from misgrading or i will mill 3 triggers away :O. Doing selective milling means you can choose what to mill, for example, Deadly spirit and deadly nightmare should be priority to be milled, because they can be revived from the drop zone by their own effects, and they can be used for superior ride so you can call them for the superior ride!

If you do not check any of those Deadlys, look at your hand. If you have a cocytus, throw a thanatos or a card you want to be your rearguard. Do not guard till you have 4 damage so you can use cocytus's counterblast and limit break for extra offensive power. Then, call the unit you milled into the grave, so its a free unit that you want.

Well, i guess there is nothing else i can really write about here except for a decklist, so do stay tuned for a decklist coming up for granblue =D

Signing off - Vanillamilk

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Chocomilk98's official blog!

Hello guys!! This is the official blog of Chocomilk98! If you do not know who is chocomilk98, then maybe you might have stumbled upon us from i have no idea where, but anyways, just a small introduction of us :D

Chocomilk98 is a youtube channel for a trading card game that is very popular nowadays called CardFight Vanguard :D. This youtube channel is managed by our personal vanguard team, Team Bloo-D. Although we are not an active team and we do not usually go for team tourneys or single player tourneys, we do hang out at many card shops such as Dhoby Ghaut JCube and Thousand taste and Jurong East very often. =D. The only achievement our team got was a 4th place in team tourney because that is like the only team tourney we went for LOLS!

Anyways, what this blog will feature? Of course!! CardFight Vanguard stuff!! =D. After all, thats what Chocomilk is all about on youtube right? :D

But wait! There's more! After hanging out for a while together, Team Bloo-D got kinda hooked onto computer games >.<//. Thus, we have become crazy over MOBA games like Dota 2 and HoN, and we also  are trying to get into the European competitive scene of L4D2 if possible for asian servers to join =D. Thus, this blog will also be featuring strategy reviews of these games, and also we will be using fraps to video our game plays and posting it both on our youtube channel and here, so do look out for them!

Just a list of the games that we play,
- Dota 2
- HoN
- L4D2
- Starcraft 2

So please stay tuned for reviews, tips and guides on the games mentioned above!

What can you expect from our vanguard posts?
- Decklists
- Strategies
- Tips
- Deck Building Tips

There will be much more than just these stuff that are listed here! We might add in random competitions with prizes to be won once in a while to reward our loyal readers and thank them for their support! =D

We hope to gather your support guys! Chocomilk ftw!! :D

signing off - vanillamilk