Originally Posted by allanime01
I playtest. I'll wait till a theme is finished, throw together a proxy deck (like kimonos) and test for myself if this deck is good, needs work, or is just bad. Sundays are weekly locals and while there I get tips and combos among my group. Other then that, it's lurking the boards. I didn't even know about this supposed OTK taijutsu combo till I see a discussion on the general discussion forums.
I do agree that people should be MORE ACTIVE ON THE DECK DOJO FORUMS!!! I try and stop by when I can and offer help on decks, but some of the more veteran players would be way better to have on there. I want to help the new people since i was on my own for this game up until set 13 when i found my local tourneys.
That being said, you can't rely on people alone. Like the kimonos, had you just read that article on TPC blog, you coulda seen this deck had potential. My deck was 97% exactly how they specified, and after following tips on anko and using barrier prep, it got better.
TL;DR - more people need to help the people that post decklists, but at the same time experiment and learn to walk on your own and maybe you can instead help others.
I am always willing to help others any way I can, and I do so whenever I am able. Now that I know of the Deck Dojo, I will go offer whatever input i am able. I apologize if I offended you before, the Kimono thing was me being fed up with not being able to find any deck help. My strategy worked, and also proved how immature a lot of them were. Hell, I have an immature streak in me too, don't we all :P but those trolls are something else, really. I always try to do things on my own, but sometimes even the best of us need help, you know?