After a long time, I am again thinking about future of our beloved game and I am not feeling really happy. Of all things, that I have at my disposal, facts about future of this game are one of most scarce resources. Only thing I know for sure is, that this game is dead. Everything else are speculations and rumors.
There was a lot of talk about Print on Demand and for a long time, I believed, that this will probably end up as solution. Not that I am really comfortable with it, but if there were some starter system for short period of time and after that chance of revival of ccg model, I would have loved it.
Lately I have read something about WoD LCG game from FFG, which should be successor of Vtes. Probably simplified and not compatible with old VTES. If it were the case, I wouldn't be glad at all. But again, I do not know anything for fact.
From the beginning, I was little unsure about PDF expansions from VEKN, but to do them to keep community alive and provide new tested cards for new potential publisher was looking like a good idea as time progressed.
But after that, there were some pretty hard quarrels within the team, that should have made and tested those cards. I will not take any side here, mainly because I do not have all the facts and it is not purpose of this post.
New cards are not going out and there is only so many decks, that you can build, when you have limited cardpool. I love deckbuilding, but I have missed some cards, when they got out and I am not in the mood to purchase them for a loooot of money. I would just like some new commons, that would refresh the game. There is no surprise, that some players do not like to play a dead ccg game.
This somehow pressured me, to get more serious about tournament scene, and some other players too. This may not be significant, but when some players shift to more serious play and more testing of powerful decks, it somehow shifts entire metas casual games. And of course some people do not like that.
And this is basicaly point of this post. Despair I am feeling is from this uncertainty is starting to get to me. Every day I see this game dying, because things we know, but more than anything, from thigs that we do not know. People would like to play this game for some more, but they would not like to end up with useless cards for a game, that no one plays, when they can sell them for big bucks on ebay. I can see those auctions every week. And even if this game survived, I do not really believe, that anyone of them would start playing again from scratch.
Its not like I have nothing to do. I build new decks regularly, try to organize tournaments in somewhat regular fashion, continue league games and every week, there are casual games. But I would just like to know, what the hell is going on and what to expect.
So once again, this post ended up with less substance and more ranting from my side. But that is just my frustration getting out.
See you next time...