So I got into the competitive scene a while back, but got out of it since there was little support for it in my area and the tournament goers were overly competitive and would crush and cheat newbies like me. But now, I heard that it has been better this time around, with 30 people at my local league, more prereleases, better organizers, etc.
To top it off, two people at my high school collect pokemon cards. I got myself up to speed with the current meta, and know my State's championship date (March 16th.) I'm coaching my friends on the meta, and bought myself four packs today to wean me back into the scene.
I'm going to my old league on Sunday, to maybe get some discount packs and trade my old cards for playable ones. Money is loose enough for me to buy one box, and most of my pokemon will come from Boundaries crossed (Keldeo/Blastoise.) I could also get my buddies to get the Keldeo tins coming out and lend me them, since both of them are playing Darkrai variants.
So here is my question to the entire subforum: (a.k.a. ven?) What are my chances of getting a deck in 2 weeks ready for states? I could test the format/watch matches on Sunday, enough to make me not go 0-X, but shoulod I even go for states? Regionals is just around the corner after all.
Lastly, since this is my first year in the Masters division, what is the competition jump from Seniors to Masters? Am I doomed to wait until Regionals to get back into the scene?