An Organized Outreach For Change
  • Petitioned Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc

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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc

An Organized Outreach For Change

    1. Matt Scott
    2. Petition by

      Matt Scott

      Safford, AZ

This petition is about actively seeking change for a game that we all love and enjoy. For quite a while now, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has been operated by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc, ever since they gained sole control of the game from Upper Deck Entertainment. Ever since the game switched control between these two companies, many improvements have been made and the game progressively grew into a domitable force in the Trading Card Game market, actively competing with gaming giants such as Wizards of the Coast.

Recently, many players have felt frustrated with Konami Digital Entertainment Inc for a number of reasons. While the game has grown and progressed, it has also become more and more expensive to play on the competitive scene. The process in which Konami produces and cycles cards in their sets is known by many, one that has proven effective and very well for maximizing revenue. However, with this focus on sales, many players feel that this has become the main priority for Konami, over keeping the game balanced and fair.

The players of this game have been exposed to a field of expensive and valuable cards for a long time. Some feel that a high price tag for an individual Yu-Gi-Oh! card is justified by how effective and useful it is during a game. However, on the opposite end of the spectrum, many players feel that this game has arrived at a point where it is simply too pricy to continue playing on a competitive scene. When single cards exceed $100 in price, especially when many of those cards are considered necessary pieces to stand a chance in the current meta, it is too impactful on the incomes of those who play to continue forth. Not only this, but the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is aimed at those who do not have disposable income; children. What kind of message is being sent to the younger generations who wish to play this game when they cannot make it far in a tournament because the cards they need are too expensive?

Then there are those who feel that Konami could do better when designing not only the cards of their game, but the lists that control and regulate which cards we can use in the competitive environment. Recently, with the release of the semi-annual Forbidden and Limited list, we can see that Konami did not factor in the big three decks of last format into their regulations. Under this list, Dino-Rabbit, Wind-Ups, and Inzektors are all still unchecked and terribly one-sided decks, even though they had plenty of time to demonstrate just how powerful they were. Dino-Rabbits have been very competitive since the intitial release of Rescue Rabbit in Photon Shockwave. Inzektors can utilize a combo every turn which can end in a +4 change of advantage. Wind-Ups even have the ability to deplete half of your opponent's hand before they can take a turn! All of these decks are serious problems that should have been dealt with at the turn of the format.

This petition calls for a few different things. First, it calls for Konami to actively seek better communication with the players that purchase their product. For quite a while, it would seem that the cries of concern from the players has gone unheard. The input from the players should be taken VERY seriously, but Konami has yet to seek our thoughts and perspectives on how things should be handled. We wish for them to change their ways and listen to what we have to say. We seek to have better opportunities to communicate with the provider of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, such as unbiased online polls, official detailed announcements or forums about upcoming products and releases, explanations for the actions and decisions made on the semi-annual Forbidden and Limited lists, and official "Q and A" sessions at the bigger sanctioned events, such as YCS tournaments.
The second thing that the petition calls for is a more active effort to balance the game as it currently is. The general thought is that balance in card design, list design, and format design should be of top priority. We feel that with the collective feedback from the player base, Konami can actively design sets, cards, and lists in a much more balanced fashion. For the current list, we would LOVE to see an Emergency List created to address the biggest three decks, but we know that this hope is a long-shot at best. We would also like to see older archetypes receive newer support so they may have a better chance on the tournament floors.

The third thing that this petition calls for is a temporary boycott of Konami products. In order to be heard and taken seriously, we feel that Konami needs to see how important we are at the end of the day. If we cease the purchase of Konami's product and do not attend sanctioned Konami events, it will speak volumes to the company that provides this game to us. It is a necessary step that must be done if we are to be taken seriously. The last thing many of us want to do is give up the card game we all love, but it needs to be done if we are to be recognized. 

If you agree with the above statements, we request that you sign this petition. If you agree that Konami needs to better the communication it has with its customers, we would love your signature. If you feel that the game is unbalanced and it has potential to be better, give us your support. That being said, please realize that with this petition comes an ACTIVE BOYCOTT. If you cannot find the will power to sign the list and avoid the purchase of any Konami product, the signature will be hollow and empty. Please, only sign if you are passionate about being heard.

With this petition, we hope that Konami Digital Entertainment Inc will recognize that their customers are frustrated and upset. We hope that they will actively seek our input, strive to better the quality of this game, and work as hard as possible to balance the game and make it a better game to play.

We thank you for your help. Together, our voices grow louder. Let's send Konami our message and do so as loudly as possible. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Petition Update

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Just like the email, many gave their feedback and alerted me to the extremely bad presentation that the petition was put into. It has now been reworded to directly address the issues. The same message is there, only worded much differently, for the better.

    3. Email updates and changes.

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Some felt that the email originally posted with the petition seemed to be too harsh, accusatory, and didn't directly address the issues.

      With the help of a few others, the email has been reworded and updated so that it doesn't feel this way.

    4. Reached 3,000 signatures
    5. 2,000 Signatures.

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations, everyone! We have hit 2,000 signatures!

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. 1,000 Signatures.

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      At the current time, we have just been given our 1,000th signature.

      Way to keep the ball rolling, everyone!

    8. Reached 1,000 signatures
    9. Petition letter update

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      The automated email letter has been updated, as many felt that it was not written in a professional manner. It should sound much better now.

    10. Reached 750 signatures
    11. Support from outside sources.

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      There are others who agree strongly with our movements. Some even reach out to other communities and spread our message. One of those people posted this for our benefit:

    12. Reached 250 signatures
    13. Physical Letter

      Matt Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Should any of you wish to send a direct physical letter to the offices of Konami of America, here is their address:

      Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
      2381 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200
      El Segundo, CA 90245
      USA
      Tel: (310) 220-8100
      Fax: (310) 220-8200
      www.konami.com

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • John Gray RICHARDS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Everything is so damn expensive

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    • Samuel Elliott BAKERSFIELD, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Konami needs to acknowledge the community of players. we want better game conditions and we need to be heard. We're not just for bringing in profit. We play the game because we like it and we invest time into it. Konami is turning it into crap. Stop it now.

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    • Gauthier RENAULT MESNIL ST DENIS, FRANCE
      • about 2 years ago

      Konami should be more careful about what the Yugioh players seek when they play Yugioh TCG.I think it's not normal to spend so much in a format deck that you will not be able to play anymore 6 months later.I was so frustated when they banned Trishula:I played this so hard to get card only a month.And it's getting worse .I completly agree with Matt Scott, because Konami currently doesn't reflect the Yugioh spirit.So bad.

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    • Fraser Brandon DONCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      this is important to me because i feel that what Matt Scott is saying is true, yes, Konami is making it more and more difficult for children to play a game which they love, the whole idea of it is that you can say to parents "Just quickly going to the shop to buy some booster packs!" they shouldn't have to say " mum can we go into town tomorrow because i want to buy a booster pack" or "dad can you buy me this boost pack off the computer for me please?" I completely agree and I do support this course

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    • Michael Zabawski BRONX, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Because Yu-Gi-Oh was an amazing show when I was a kid. I feel like crying knowing it's all gone, it needs to come back :/

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