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    Matrim got a reaction from Caldera in My group is losing interest in the game   
    Or you could play online and always find an opponent. Try the Discord league for high quality opposition and their is also a more casual discord server for players who are perhaps not so competitive.

    1st world problem. I can think of lots of sadder things but if that's the worse that you can conceive off then lucky you.
    Your assumption as to why the break occurs is also conjecture. More likely is that most FFG have noted (and commented before) games suffer a lull in interest due to lack of card variety after the core set release so they decided to capitalise on interest and increase the available card pool to counteract this. Unfortunately the lull still occurred but just later. 
    That does not mean the game is dead or dying or they have no plan to support the game post launch.
    If anything I think the staff at FFG have too many balls in the air Hanlon's Razor says 'Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.' and though I would not go far as stupidity I think they failed to plan and did not realise quite how rabid the fan base was.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Nitenman in My group is losing interest in the game   
    Or you could play online and always find an opponent. Try the Discord league for high quality opposition and their is also a more casual discord server for players who are perhaps not so competitive.

    1st world problem. I can think of lots of sadder things but if that's the worse that you can conceive off then lucky you.
    Your assumption as to why the break occurs is also conjecture. More likely is that most FFG have noted (and commented before) games suffer a lull in interest due to lack of card variety after the core set release so they decided to capitalise on interest and increase the available card pool to counteract this. Unfortunately the lull still occurred but just later. 
    That does not mean the game is dead or dying or they have no plan to support the game post launch.
    If anything I think the staff at FFG have too many balls in the air Hanlon's Razor says 'Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.' and though I would not go far as stupidity I think they failed to plan and did not realise quite how rabid the fan base was.
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    Matrim reacted to Hinomura in L5R Nominated for 2017 Golden Geek Awards - Vote!   
    Worst. Bargaining. Chip. Ever.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Caldera in My group is losing interest in the game   
    and yet you still visit the L5R forums to share your wisdom?
     
    Seems a waste of a life.
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    Matrim got a reaction from theninthguardian in My group is losing interest in the game   
    and yet you still visit the L5R forums to share your wisdom?
     
    Seems a waste of a life.
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    Matrim reacted to Reins Vengard in My group is losing interest in the game   
    Orlando had the privilege of getting Brad, the game's lead developer to come to our shop and discuss L5R. I addressed as many issues within the game as possible in regards to balance, themes etc.. While he certainly knows whats happening and that their are fixes to most concerns on the horizon (When discussing Unicorn he said "Oh sweet summer child, if you only knew" which drew big laughs.) I couldn't help but shake that this game may fall victim to many of the issues that previously exist in other FFG games. Which is what I believe is causing people to lose faith in the product so quickly. The hallmarks of balance issues already exist. Cards are printed with almost zero regard to their actual effect on the meta besides "this will make a big splash" which came to light when discussing the card 'Charge'. Ultimately his arguments boiled down to "wait and see" due to such a small card pool. 
     
    Now I could probably write a book on how thin the "small card pool/ Wait and see" argument is but I'll spare you my further ramblings and just say this: I was going to quit this game but opted not to. His counter points to my arguments, while not perfect, were worth the proverbial "second chance". Though I did walk out of the tournament held in his honor because the current meta is really boring (he had left anyways so the Q&A was over).
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    Matrim got a reaction from Hinomura in My group is losing interest in the game   
    I just hope they get back to regular monthly releases. 
    People churn always occurs especially in today's quick fix society.
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    Matrim reacted to Ishi Tonu in My group is losing interest in the game   
    I'm not entirely shocked or concerned.  In old5r you basically had a bunch of players that were fiercely loyal to the game and their clan.  You generally weren't going to get someone to just cross over to l5r if they were already deep I to something else.
    With the reboot you get a group of players that have experience with established lcgs looking to make a jump to a new game that is somewhat familiar to them because they played Conquest, Netrunner, GoT, Star Wars LCG, etc.  Some enter L5R at a higher level of play because of these past experiences and are immediately competitive.  They don't necessarily have the same loyalty to the IP or a clan.  They just want to compete and this give them the most access to do that since it grabs up a large number of players.
    You also have the players that used to play l5r for 20 years and are getting into a game that is completely new to them.  It can be a hard to come to terms with not being instantly good at a game you played for so long.
    I think these are two examples of players that may have had certain expectations and might not have gotten what they wanted so they are pulling the plug.  It could be for other reasons but these two make the most sense to me.
    Whatever the reason I would hope people reconsider and stick with the game.  As someone who played the old game for 20 years I find the new version to be vastly superior and more enjoyable.  Its not without its flaws but no game can be perfect
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    Matrim got a reaction from MrMenthe in New Lore - Toshi Ranbo stuff   
    I am really hoping for the first Uji card now. I dont care how inefficient that deck might be it will be played!
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    Matrim got a reaction from LordBlunt in New Lore - Toshi Ranbo stuff   
    I am really hoping for the first Uji card now. I dont care how inefficient that deck might be it will be played!
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    Matrim got a reaction from llamaman88 in New Lore - Toshi Ranbo stuff   
    I am really hoping for the first Uji card now. I dont care how inefficient that deck might be it will be played!
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    Matrim got a reaction from HirumaShigure in New Lore - Toshi Ranbo stuff   
    I am really hoping for the first Uji card now. I dont care how inefficient that deck might be it will be played!
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    Matrim got a reaction from Ishi Tonu in L5R Discord League   
    Winners cup top 32 report. With stats and pretty charts and all... Don't say I don't treat you..
    http://shirodaidoji.blogspot.co.uk/
     
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    Matrim got a reaction from Ishi Tonu in L5R Discord League   
    Top 32 Discord cup card meta post up for stats fanatics out there. They do exist apparently. See if you can guess the most popular card prior to visiting the blog. It seems obvious once known but would be in a pack of others prior..
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    Matrim got a reaction from Myrion in Best L5R forum?   
    Lots of activity on the discord channels
     
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    Matrim got a reaction from Joe From Cincinnati in Best L5R forum?   
    Lots of activity on the discord channels
     
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    Matrim got a reaction from JJ48 in Jigoku Toxicity   
    Oh sorry, I though you were talking about the LCG. If you are playing a board game then you are in entirely the wrong forum...
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    Matrim got a reaction from Bayushi Tsubaki in I played a lot of Jigoku over the holidays and now the game is pretty dead to me.   
    A break might help. If you are attacking blind into dragon with 10 cards in hand then you are gambling with your chances of winning. If hit restoration then you may well be screwed but it isn't the game causing that it's the choices made to get to that point...
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    Matrim got a reaction from Horiuchi Kuma in Jigoku Toxicity   
    Oh sorry, I though you were talking about the LCG. If you are playing a board game then you are in entirely the wrong forum...
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    Matrim reacted to Ishi Tonu in Jigoku Toxicity   
    I think the big take away here is that we should be referring to the Assassination / Way of the Crab combo as AssCrab!
    I prefer real life games so we can rewind to the point where things went sideways and see if there are other lines of play that could have been made.  Online, I don't have a problem with people who quit early if the game seems lost.  I wouldn't do that unless I was under some other time constraint or I caught my wife out of the corner of my eye doing some sore of Kachiko impersonation in the.............................bye nerds...................and hello nurse.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Joe From Cincinnati in Jigoku Toxicity   
    Oh sorry, I though you were talking about the LCG. If you are playing a board game then you are in entirely the wrong forum...
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    Matrim reacted to AkodoD in I played a lot of Jigoku over the holidays and now the game is pretty dead to me.   
    I have only played once or twice on Jigoku, so maybe I don't get where you are coming from but I actually really love the swingyness of the game. In the CCG, one good loss and and it took a miracle to recover. Now a key play can swing the tempo either way multiple times in a single game. I was initially skeptical of the mono-no-aware concept, but it makes the game interesting. You might be facing an overwhelming hoard of characters on turn two and then be the one with your own hoard the next turn. I have had many games where I was sure it was over only to see an odd flip or failure to take the stronghold give the victory to the other player. This might sound strange but I really like that. Predictability is boring to me.
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    Matrim got a reaction from Evilgm in I played a lot of Jigoku over the holidays and now the game is pretty dead to me.   
    A break might help. If you are attacking blind into dragon with 10 cards in hand then you are gambling with your chances of winning. If hit restoration then you may well be screwed but it isn't the game causing that it's the choices made to get to that point...
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    Matrim reacted to Hinomura in I played a lot of Jigoku over the holidays and now the game is pretty dead to me.   
    What are you looking for here, Steve? Validation that you've made the 'right' decision, or attempts to convince you otherwise?
    I'm a big believer in the power of positivity...why come on to a forum dedicated to a particular hobby just to rail against it? It very much looks like you're reached the conclusion that L5R is not for you, and I absolutely respect that opinion, but why piss on anyone else's chips, dude?
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    Matrim got a reaction from Mandalore525 in I played a lot of Jigoku over the holidays and now the game is pretty dead to me.   
    A break might help. If you are attacking blind into dragon with 10 cards in hand then you are gambling with your chances of winning. If hit restoration then you may well be screwed but it isn't the game causing that it's the choices made to get to that point...
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