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In this YouTube video, Joshua Schmidt discusses the current state of the Yu-Gi-Oh! meta, the upcoming banlist, and his thoughts on the future of the game. He argues that the goal of the banlist is to improve the game, but that some cards are missing from it. He also talks about the new Yu-Gi-Oh! world card, "Dragon Zealantis," and how it might impact the game.

  • 00:00:00 Josh Schmidt talks about his experience playing Yu-Gi-Oh, how he transitioned from being a casual player to a competitive one, and how he became known as one of the best Yu-Gi-Oh players. He also shares his experience with budgeting and playing tournaments when he was younger.
  • 00:05:00 Josh Schmidt tells the story of how he became involved in Yu-Gi-Oh, how his success at European Championships motivated him to keep playing, and how his dedication has kept him going for years.
  • 00:10:00 Josh Schmidt started streaming Yu-Gi-Oh content in 20122 and has since accumulated a large following. He speaks about how content creation has been satisfying for him and how his supportive girlfriend allows him to devote time to Yu-Gi-Oh and other hobbies.
  • 00:15:00 Josh Schmidt shares his thoughts on the banlist, discussing how hype he was when it was first announced and how happy and unhappy he was at the same time. He also discusses his plans for the future, including a potential trip to California and Pasadena.
  • 00:20:00 Josh Schmidt discusses his thoughts on the banlist and origin story of Yu-Gi-Oh. He notes that while some things make sense, others are missing and that the goal of the banlist was to improve the game. He also thanks Konami for their effort in providing bandwidth for the GoO cast.
  • 00:25:00 Joshua Schmidt discusses his take on the banlist for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, focusing on traps. He argues that traps should be broken so that they are more efficient, and that quick spells and Loki traps should be banned because they are too similar to traps and don't add enough interactivity.
  • 00:30:00 Joshua Schmidt discusses his proposal for a card that is good enough to be main decked even in metas and environments where there's no backrow. He argues that this card would have to be a quick play spell of some sort because players would need to be able to use it going first and going second.
  • 00:35:00 This YouTube video discusses the current state of the Yu-Gi-Oh! meta and the various decks that are currently popular. Joshua Schmidt discusses how some of the older archetypes, like Sprite and Rooneys, have lost some of their potency due to recent changes to the game. While he does not think that the Runics are a bad card, he does believe that they should not be the only sources of extenders in decks.
  • 00:40:00 Joshua Schmidt discusses the new Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and how they might impact the game. He discusses how the DARK RULER card might change how players approach tier mirrors, as well as the potential for the new word ocean dragon card.
  • 00:45:00 The video discusses the potential problems with the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! banlist, which includes a card called "GUU." Josh Schmidt discusses how the card works and why he thinks it might become a problem in the future. He also talks about the new Yu-Gi-Oh! world card, "Dragon Zealantis."
  • 00:50:00 In this video, Joshua Schmidt discusses the ban list and how it affects the game of Yu-Gi-Oh. He also talks about how he thinks the game might develop in the future, and how Mystic Mine might be the card that pushes the game in that direction.
  • 00:55:00 Josh Schmidt discusses the pros and cons of the Maxi monster card in Yu-Gi-Oh. He says that while Maxi was a powerful card in its day, it is not as powerful now due to the many other cards in the format. He argues that Mystic Mine should be kept in the format over Maxi because it is a board-breaker, and a card like Maxi is not needed in a format with so many other options.

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In the video, Josh Schmidt discusses his journey as a Yu-Gi-Oh player, from his early days playing the game to his more recent experiences competing at a high level. He talks about some of the challenges he's faced, both in terms of specific cards and decks, and provides some advice on how to improve as a player.

  • 01:00:00 Josh Schmidt explains that he has brought weak decks to Worlds before, but in 2018 he feels prepared and plays a deck that has the best chances of winning. He loses a few unfortunate matches, but overall he is happy with his performance.
  • 01:05:00 Josh Schmidt discusses how he became a Yu-Gi-Oh player, his favorite decks, and how his playing style has evolved over time. He talks about the card red reboot, which was a big problem in Altergeist, and how he prepared for a tournament with the deck. He ultimately lost to another player in Swiss rounds, but says he should have done better.
  • 01:10:00 Josh Schmidt provides advice on how to improve as a player, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and learning from failures.

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