I am running 3 versions of the Geargia Deck and had unusual success with it. 40 straight wins, then 5 straight losses. The biggest reason this deck has to be rated Tier 2 is because of the high risk of bricking Turn 1 and being overrun or Countered early. THE "Fur Hires", Sylvans, and WallFlood stall hard brick most versions of the Geargia decks. And the limitations of Pulse Mines and Enemy Controller really hurt the backrow support for this deck. But, the biggest strength and weakness is the ability to gather support monster cards early if you draw normal. NOBODY SHOULD BE USING RESTART OR BALANCE WITH THIS DECK. YOU NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST 10 GEARGIA CARDS TO MAKE THE ENGINE RUN. UNLESS YOU WANT TO RUN A 22 OR MORE CARD DECK !!
It'd be more dependent on luck but I think you *could* run Arrivalries or Double Summon? Your just risking not having enough Geargia monsters in your opening hand and/or not having the aforementioned spells. You also would only be able to play 2 monsters on that turn unless you played BOTH those spells on the same turn with all the perfect cards in your hand.
The problem with Arrival/Double summon is, that 1) you could brick 2) the condition of those are unhandy in most situations.
To 1) Imagine you have now 1 monster in hand and 1 of those spells and just def cards. This mean you can't use them and in the next turn, you would use them not again(as you can again normal summon/set). So wasted cards space in hand for more useful cards(like stall). To
To 2) While you got a second monster on the field, it may not the one you can need. Especially you still needed 2 cards for just 2 monsters on the field contrary to 1 card(and 2k lp) for 3. And you would have every monster you need(anti monster, anti backrow and attacker). I don't have this deck, but those are my thoughts how it would be with those replacements for ties.
Relatively untouched by the ban list/skill changes. Can still run Balance and just need to swap Pulse for an Anubis or something similar. This may make a serious comeback with the weakening of basically everything else.