Are Deck Trackers RUINING Card Games?
Another discussion I had on stream about what deck trackers are and why they’re not the reason you lose games 🙂
0:25 What is a Deck Tracker?
6:00 Mobile Accessibility
7:28 What’s The Issue? / Riot’s Stance
10:07 How is This Different?
12:27 Alternative Trackers
13:29 Open Decklist in Other Formats
17:05 A High Masters Player’s Perspective
20:51 Is Using A Deck Tracker Cheating?
30:07 Closing Thoughts
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Lmao after two ads to hit the sub button and comment I feel forced too. All joke aside honestly this is a big topic for no reason and just spirals back to the bo1 vs bo3 kinda talk. Riot is going to keep ladder how it is and that's it. Really the end of the story tbh
Deck tracking it's not cheating imo BUT I don't think it's fun, which is the reason I play, so I won't bother doing it.
I remember when third party apps only started coming out for Hearthstone and a lot of people were getting upset that deck tracking is cheating. Kripparian said "anything that you can do with a pen and paper is not cheating" and that just kinda stuck with me.
If deck tracker apps weren't a thing, at high levels of play people would still be deck tracking anyway. The only thing apps do is make it convenient and therefore accessible to everyone which levels the playing field.
I don't think they're that much of a detriment for casual players who choose to not use them either. It's not like you ever lose a match and think "ahh this guy played his deck so well I bet he has a tracker, that dirty bastard!" It just doesn't happen.
On the other hand, an app that shows what cards your opponent has is absolutely cheating and I have no idea why this is allowed.