We've already told you that we were going to see how things would be going with the secret voting system about possible changes in ELO mode. And that's exactly what we’ve done.
Firstly, we’ve decided to leave the voting system as it is. It works well and should work even better in the future with characters banned thanks to votes.
We've checked voting results and the most frequently played characters in ELO stats.
We've decided to permanently ban 5 characters: Kolos, Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah.
Kolos is permanently banned because it was obvious that you did not want him in ELO any more. He’s been banned nearly every weeks since the voting system release and we thought it was pointless to keep on using your votes against him.
Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah have also been frequently banned by your votes so we thought that these permanent bans would offer a fairer game.
Admittedly Ratanah was banned less often than Shakra but we calculated that her ban would greatly help in reducing the Roots' dominance while still making them playable. Whereas Shakra’s ban would have left the Roots with very strong chances of building powerful half-decks for a reasonable amount of stars.
We didn’t want to ban any All Stars or Piranas (Smokey or Striker, for example) even if they were concentrating a large part of votes. We figured out you would be more free to vote and decide by yourselves which characters need to be remove from ELO.
"all i have to say to those remarks are...my Prince Jr (C) chewed Caelus (R) up and spit him out today in dt...Caelus (R) isnt all high and mighty as you all make him out to be...every clan has a good attack manipulator..stop being soa dependent..im not saying get rid of your soa..im just saying make room for attack manipulation.. ..because cards like calues and Oshitsune (R) are more than likely about to take clint city over..stop fearing them and start fighting them...the age of SOA is almost over..and im very happy ..i hope the next clan has solid powers or power manipulating abiities and their bonus is STOP:+3 POWER..that will stop the cowardly soa decks =p"
I was not saying that Caelus is unbeatable, I was saying that it ruins the ELO system, more than half good ELO players were using him, thats it. My Nimestiec owned Caelus many times this week, so I obviusly was not saying that he is a threat and must be banned. I was saying about this system. So many players use him when he is not banned and that takes the fun away from ELO.
Robb and randy kill 95% of cards..the entire rescue clan the same way..lets perma ban rescue and all stars..what if instead of this elo format thing we have clan bans..2 clans a week...(keep the perma bans just rid of the format election)..that would be fun =p