Way back in 2011 a friend on an online gaming website convinced me to tryout a new game that had sprung up on said site. Eventually I gave in and vanguard became a pretty big part of my life for the next 7 years.
While that game eventually died my passion for vanguard didn’t and I continued to play in a relatively casual capacity until I stopped actively following the game. However in the summer of 2015 I managed to convince a few friends to give the game a shot again and I was just as hooked as I was before…
In late 2016 I started Cardfight-EXP to fill a gap that at the time I felt needed it, competitive vanguard content. There were some great resources at the time in video form but as someone who personally prefers written content I was confident I could add something to the discussion. And so EXP came to be.
Over these past 2 years(ish) I have put out plenty of content that I am still proud of and it has always brought a smile to my face when I receive feedback or requests from people who have enjoyed my content and learned something from it.
So why leave?
Quite simply I think I want to move on. I have my frustrations with vanguard as a whole and Bushiroad in general is a company I often roll my eyes at. However that isn’t the reason I’m leaving I think standard is an excellent base to build from and Bushi is making some improvements in the other aspects of the game (good shop promos, better print runs and more communication!) despite this vanguard doesn’t grab me the way it once did.
I’m glad for the experience vanguard has given me and I’m definitely glad I clicked that link all those years ago.
I greatly appreciate all the support that every single reader has given me and I hope that even as they age the articles I leave behind are worthwhile.
Seeing the small improvement that Bushiroad is making all around make me optimistic that the game will continue to grow but that doesn’t mean let them off the hook when they mess up.
Being critical isn’t just about being negative!
It might seem hollow but the cheesy sign off at the end of each article is 100% sincere, taking time out of your day to read the words I put to the page means a lot to me.
7 years ago I flipped my vanguard face up for the first time and for now its going to stay face down.
so for the final time…
~Thank you very much for reading – Dryden