I like Pokemon more than you! :p
Has there been a format where we didn't have a broken engine + a broken attacker?Only came to rate the pronunciation of "Gdańsk", stayed for Basil's based opinions. The formats have absolutely been centered only around "broken engine + broken/decent attacker = deck", with little actual deckbuilding. I don't agree lock (because this is really what this deck is, a lock deck) is a "legitimate strategy", it's what pops up when a degenerate format gets what it deserves.
Anyway, my rating:
WPM: doesn't say it/100
Not as far as I remember. But there were definitely times where what made a deck good (or even viable) was something more than raw speed. Looking back at my first deck which was Glaceon EX in early SM, even though it had engine elements (Aqua Patch & DCE), that wasn't the reason to build it.Has there been a format where we didn't have a broken engine + a broken attacker?