OMG, is really funny how a lot of DL players absolutely hate Synchros. They don't realize that the current metagame is even more broken that when the mechanic was originally introduced in the TCG (at least in a DL context, the game is too fast for it's "simplified" design).
No need to be a jerk with assumptions. I may not be familiar with the summoning system, but I am willing to give it try. I'm not one of those people who only likes one or two of the series and hates on others by constantly getting into meaningless, "DM is the best and such-and-such sucks!" etc. arguments. I think DM, GX, and 5ds all deserve a place in this game, summon systems and all.
It's not assumption, it's a fact. I used to despise syncro until I tried them, and so as other summoning method as I only watched DM on my childhood and came back on pendulum era feeling alienated with everything. Admit it, most people don't want syncro to added on Duel Links because they don't know how to summon it yet.
A fact? Have you travelled the whole world and asked every single duel links player about this? I get what you are trying to say, but I don't think someone can speak for everyone either. Plus, it was kind of rude and condescending to call them a "sad bunch".
But it is, if people can't/not willing to accept something new, they're a sad bunch. Go stick to a console game like Forbidden Memories if oldschool all you want, Duel Links isn't oldschool anymore anyway.
Considering we only have the 2 original special summon methods (fusion and ritual) and the fact that we have old characters with voicelines for classic (and mostly outdated) cards, it has that oldschool unique feeling. So, I feel it shouldn't advance to Synchro, ZYX or Pendulums, at least not now. If you want to play those types of cards, you might as well play the TCG or Generations or YGOPRO
Funny. You talk like nostalgia only belong to DM fans. Addition of 5d's world will also bring nostalgia feels for their fans after a decade. If you want nostalgia with old school yugioh you're chose the wrong game, you should play game like Nightmare Troubadour instead
DL have never been designed for nostalgia. I don't understand why people still believe in this bullshit, do you feel nostalgic when playing Sylvan & Fur Hire? Of course we started the game with old school cards bcs if they released Sylvan from the beginning, nobody would buy shitty card like Axe Raider
Pendulum Summon is actually slightly less broken in Speed Duel setting, since the Pendulums would eat up 2 of your S/T zone leaving only 1 usable for your Traps, assuming Konami use MR4 style placement for Pendulums.
But yeah, I don't really want Pendulum and Rank 4 Xyz since they are the dumbest thing in Yugioh history.
I don't mind Synchro and Link and any Xyz that's not Rank 4 though.
Too much Rank 4 are generic and has varied effect, allowing them to do nearly everything with just 2 any level 4 monsters, which are easy to get on the field.
Even worse part, you can easily summon Hope the Lightning, one of the most broken Rank 5 in Yugioh history, by simply summoning its weaker Rank 4 version....you don't even need to use Rank-Up-Magic card.