I am really confused about this:
A few days ago I decided to add my Shonen Jump Obelisk card to my deck, but after using it to repetedly decimate the guys at school I've realized that it is just too stron not to be banned. I went on the Yu-Gi-Oh website (several, actually) and it wasn't even listed as semi-limited. All of those sites had held the same banned list for a couple of months; aren't they supposed to make new lists monthly or something?
Yeah I get that it's a god card, plus Slifer and Ra will be joining it as playable cards later this year; but I honestly cannot believe it isn't banned.
What exactly are the criteria they use to choose which cards to ban/limit? I realize that releasing the god cards and banning them would **** off plenty of fans, but shouldn't they at least limit them? Those things are freaking juggernauts!
Sooo many wrong things here.
As said, Obelisk needs a lot of set up to summon, and it doesn't get protected from everything. Just because it does well against your friends doesn't mean it's automatically godly. I used to beat up some barely-playing friends with Ancient Gears and you don't see them topping. (only that one time)
And yeah, don't fret over the ban lists. They get changed twice a year, March 1st and September 1st. There's not even really a point of updating every month, since not enough cards even get released. Emergency Bans aside, since they're for, well, emergencies in a format.
The cards they choose vary depending on how much the format doesn't need cards, like those that are overpowered. That's why the first list was created; Chaos was waaay too ridiculously powerful and destroyign everything. And now DAD and JD are limited and semi-limited respectively. Cards have to make a huge impact or have giant broken combo potential to go on the list, usually.
They aren't that spectacular. Have you seen Ra's playable counterpart? Ew.