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    [ORG] YGOrganization Turns 4 Years Old

    As we end our fourth year here at YGOrganization, Its now time to announce what I have planned for the fifth.

    Fancy YGOrganization banner to title the page

    Hey guys, its me [Dan] again, to talk about the future of the site. When we first launched back in 2013, the TCG and OCG had the same F/L list. This is the most cared about online content the game has, and with Japan getting it before it was posted on the official site, it was certain to be our biggest driver of traffic.

    This is why when we posted https://ygorganization.com/sept2013list/ on the 12th day of having the site, it gained 80,000 views right out of the gate, as nobody knew it was going to be an OCG only list. I can only imagine how much bigger the site would be if the list splits never occurred, as that article held the record for most views on an individual article, despite being on the 12th day of the site, right up until February of 2017.

    As luck would have it, our biggest article is now https://ygorganization.com/memberdrawing6/ which by itself broke the 200,000 barrier, so you can imagine how different things could have been.

    A lot has happened in our fourth year. We got three new Numbers, five major projects started, we completely moved over to discord, we said goodbye to ARC-V, and I even went to E3 and formed a better working relationship with KONAMI in a PR capacity. Im going to us this post to announce the current status, or completion of, a lot of these projects. There are still two more that will remain unannounced until a later date so stay tuned.

    YGOrganization in German
    We are officially launching a German Language YGOrganization. A significant portion of you guys come from Germany (more than read even the biggest german sites like etcg) and were looking to accommodate them. Ive put together a small team, and all that is required to launch it is one or two more dedicated helpers to translate the articles from English to German, and to finalize some designs. There is a new skin and layout coming to the future of YGOrganization and its going to start out on the German site as a soft open. Expect the launch of that before the end of August, so our German readers can receive the same great content in their own native tongue. Languages such as Spanish, French, and many others are possible for the future.

    Cardcoal turns 1 year old
    A year ago, in a post just like this one, I announced the birth of Cardfight Coalition, better known as Cardcoal. We managed to get 1,280,400 views in our first year over there which is absolutely fantastic. A huge congratulations to that team, Im incredibly proud of them. So far their most popular article has been https://cardfightcoalition.com/reprints/

    Team YGOrg
    Thats right the rumours are true. There is a YGOrganization competitive league team coming, and weve already recruited some members. We wont say who just yet but expectations are high that they will deliver some pretty superb results. Announcements of members, and what were doing differently will be coming throughout August.

    More Org Apparel
    Additionally, there will be a return of Org T-shirts yet again! These will feature a similar design, but will naturally be noticeably different to what the Team members will be wearing. Im hoping to do these at a very cheap cost, offering sizes in Medium and Large to start out. Feedback is very important to me, so if you have a different size youd like to see, let me know by E-mail (found at the bottom of this post) and be sure to include desired colours youd like to see.

    OrgTube
    The YGOrganization Youtube Channel hit a pretty big brick wall when my life got super busy around the time of E3. Some of it had to do with re-organizing my house to make room for somebody moving in. With him here now, we are fixing up the space and I hope to bring back the 5 video a week target for this channel, and getting back to the strategy guides. There will also be a lot of content from the Team such as deck profiles and even a few neat ideas I have in the works.

    Org Store
    The YGOrganization singles store (located on the store button above) is back online, and with it will come Code of the Duelist starting next week. Prices will remain in Canadian Dollars. We apologize for the long stagnation on this. Were hoping to very shortly have other non-card related Org Merch available soon as well.

    Online TCG Deck Depository
    TCG decklists are coming. AntiTcb and I are working on a really great idea to make the decklists of even TCG Locals posted and analyzed on the site. This will launch by the end of the 2016-2017 year.

    More Personalized Content
    With the Team will come more personalized content, such as deck guides and duel strategy posts. Quincy will be posting more frequently, and I will be returning to in-depth deck guides as well for a few archetypes. This was a huge ask within our community so well be pushing very hard for this.

    The Discord
    Were primarily on Discord if you want to reach us directly. There is always at least one Number active at any given moment of the day. This plays a big factor in ensuring all the news gets posted as soon as possible. When you drop by youll notice that you have a white username as a regular user. To clear up some frequently asked questions:
    Loyalists These orange named users have a few extra permissions. These users achieved their rank by donating to the Patreon page for the site.
    Dusks Green user named Discord Chat Mods and direct help to the Organization. These include article writers, translation contributors, or otherwise assisting personnel.
    Agents Yellow user named Discord Chat Mods. These are staff members of Cardfight Coalition
    Numbers Blue user named staff members of YGOrganization.com

    Podcasts
    The YGOrg Podcast is going super well. More than 10 episodes in, weve even featured a Yu-Gi-Oh! Voice Actor in one of our episodes. Were hoping to start doing Number interviews as thats been an ask of some of our readers and community members.

    Twitch
    The Twitch channel suffered some unfortunate hits when I was unable to stream my locals. This was due to my local TO telling me I wasnt allowed to. Im instead going to experiment with some other Streaming opportunities for the channel but its a very low priority.

    Social Media
    Facebook has now verified our page. We sit at 15,000 likes and thank each and every one of you. We dont advertise this site anywhere outside of our own Social Media platforms, so its a big help. Our Twitter has passed 4200 followers, and our Forums passed 50,000 posts recently.

    A huge, huge thank you to our supporters at Patreon, who directly contribute to these projects, if not outright helping keep the site online. Youre the real heroes of this story.

    Any suggestions or feedback you can always email to me at Dan@YGOrganization.com.

    There are now more than 250 THOUSAND of you guys coming here over 3 million times each month. This is beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of. Thank you all so much.

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    I figured that this needed to be here, and my notes not foul it up.

    Congrats to everyone on the staff, and from me you shouldn't be surprised; you guys are excellent (although I do miss Messenger...)
    Sanokal

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    I'm so happy for you guys, congratulations and here's to many more years to come you crazy nerds, you! :'D

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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanokal View Post
    Online TCG Deck Depository
    TCG decklists are coming. AntiTcb and I are working on a really great idea to make the decklists of even TCG Locals posted and analyzed on the site. This will launch by the end of the 2016-2017 year.

    More Personalized Content
    With the Team will come more personalized content, such as deck guides and duel strategy posts. Quincy will be posting more frequently, and I will be returning to in-depth deck guides as well for a few archetypes. This was a huge ask within our community so we’ll be pushing very hard for this.

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    I figured that this needed to be here, and my notes not foul it up.

    Congrats to everyone on the staff, and from me you shouldn't be surprised; you guys are excellent (although I do miss Messenger...)
    I look forward to this. And congrats!
    A Fallen Hero Is The Best Kind of Villain


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    Congrats on your 4th year! Here's to hoping the following years are brighter, if not bright, for all of you.
    Currently using: Predator Plant, Pendulum Magician, Zarc Magician, Red-Eyes Interested in: Magibullet, Altergiest, Vullet(?)

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