@ComeAtMe: Very good tier list IMO. I generally agree. Would move All Stars
up to T1... PC, NM, and Freaks
up to T3. Those are very minor changes, however.
@Waster: I don't feel that the OP cards people complained about most have contributed to power creep. Kalindra, the anomaly that she was, did not cause any strong cards to be created in response to her that I can think of. Spyke
may be partially responsible for Lucy
and a drastic increase in Prot: P on 8 powered cards... However, nobody is screaming for a ban on those cards now that Spyke
is gone.They would have been fine in the meta even if they had been implemented before Spyke
If you really think about it, it should become pretty obvious that OP cards and power creep have nothing to do with each other. There have always been OP cards. There is not a correlating trend between releases of OP cards and the average card getting stronger. OP releases happen at random intervals throughout the lifetime of the game, and power creep would be a gentle, steady upward curve, if we were to graph it.
Just out of curiosity, why do you see the need for a format change? I think if ELO
were to change drastically, some people would leave, maybe a few new ones would give it a shot, but largely the same "strategy fiends" would dominate t100. Less competitive players would still focus on DT and other formats. I feel like the positive impact would be minor.