I played this game for the strategy, but stayed for the forums.
Initially, I played almost exclusively gauntlet, but at some point I really tried on ladder, and almost hit S-rank multiple times (rank one 4 chevrons but the ladder reset ) That was one of the Golden Ages of my life, where I’d work in the morning (summer internship) and come home to play duelyst for hours. It was glorious, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget that (though I’ll not old scions third wish)
Then, junior year of high school rolls around. It’s a bit more time consuming, but I still played frequently, even got some friends into it (though they never went on the forums). I hit S rank around that time, if memory serves, which was a huge accomplishment for me but also the beginning of the end.
After hitting. S rank I played a little less frequently… and senior year rolled around. College applications had to be done, and I stopped playing.
I read the forums on and off, catching up with the meme threads over the course of several days of high intensity reading, and engaged a bit myself.
I don’t think I’ll forget the people in there… especially not Isbee! The fact that I was remembered really made my day, and a few more after that. But it’s not like I’ll forget Alpod, or Epicflygon, or halcyon, or longshot…
Now I play maybe every once in a while, though college has started and Oxford has not been light on the workload
Here, at the “end”, I don’t miss the time I put into Duelyst. I’m honestly not sure what else to say.
If I end up not really seeing you all… well, I’ll miss you guys. You helped create a special little place in my heart.
Keep on keeping on, friends. And, until next time!