When we're talking about how to play a Yu-Gi-Oh! format that's over 14 years old, there are naturally a lot of questions that come up. One of them is whether or not Cybernetic Revolution (CRV) should be allowed as part of Goat Format. We will explain why the Goat Format community has chosen to play without Cybernetic Revolution (CRV) in its card pool.
In Goat Format, playable light monsters are significantly less plentiful than dark monsters are. Chaos decks are one of the main pillars of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Goat Format, and one of the challenges involved in constructing a chaos deck is finding enough reliable sources of light monsters to fill your graveyard for Chaos Sorcerer. Here is a quick guide to all of the light monsters in the format that are considered fit for competitive play. They are roughly sorted from most to least popular. We excluded Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning from the list, as it is itself a chaos monster.
GoatFormat.com's first post was on 10/7/2018, which means that it's been about 6 months since we started the difficult task of building the first website that was comprehensively dedicated to Goat Format Yu-Gi-Oh! One of my biggest personal values is honesty, and transparency is closely linked with honesty. Hence, I hope to make one of these "State of GoatFormat.com" posts about every 6 months to address our challenges and our successes in order to show the community the path that we are headed on for the future. Read on for some cool metrics, insight into our thought process, and plans for the future. Beware: This is a long read.
I suppose it all started with ACP launching GoatFormat.com, the main feature of which was a ranked ladder for Goat Format that didn’t exist on DuelingBook.com’s own functionality. Fast forwarding back to recent months, after playing standard Goat Control for a while, I guess I got bored and decided to make my own deck. I had seen that Jay had success with a Reasoning Gate Combo deck but, with knowledge of various combo decks from my years playing current format, I was pretty convinced that a lot of the cards he played just shouldn’t even be in the deck.
Pro Play Games holds a (current format) tournament series called the "Pro Play Tour." The good news is that now all of their Pro Play Tours will include a Goat Format side event on Sunday. All of the info can be found in the image below. Thanks, Pro Play Games, for helping us grow the Goat Format community.
As a Goat Control player, you cannot rely on achieving a high winrate by winning control mirrors alone. Anti-Meta Warriors, as popularized by Yu-Gi-Oh! players like Calvin Tahan and spankthemonkey, will not be leaving the meta anytime soon and is built to attack Goat Control specifically. One of our most important tools in this matchup will be the sidedeck, which is the focus of this article.
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We always have to make sure that we're doing right by the Goat Format community, which is why we open up our big ideas for feedback before they're implemented. Please read our proposal and give us your thoughts.
During our last survey, the main feedback that we got was that players wanted a free and no-strings-attached way to play in Goat Format tournaments that awarded money to the top finisher. After that, we ran a free $20 tournament as an experiment to see how players would like it. The feedback that we got was quite positive. In fact, there were no complaints about how the tournament was run.
In order to be able to grow the Goat Format community while not going broke ourselves, we'd like to alternate each month between a free tournament, followed by one only available to donors via Patreon. There will, however, be alternate ways to qualify for the big Patreon tournament. Read on for more details and the survey.
Much has changed since the last time that we posted ratings, and yet much has stayed the same. A few players racked up some incredibly high elo scores only to lose them shortly after. For sure, ranked play can be a grind. Check out who our lastest group of top10 players is!
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