"I don't need to have played to be able to see how a card would perform. And I repeat: the /only/ reason Deadeye
was so prominent was because Taljion
were not released then. Were that not the case we'd still see him in GHEIST
heavy weeks and we simply do not."
thank you for making my point for me. new cards enter --- the meta game changes
new cards get banned -- the meta game changes (Hawk
and Ratannah are the two obvious recent examples)
a one pill advantage for piranhas is enormous my friend. Tula
could only match Toro
but she was considered to be a counter.
"I don't need to have played to be able to see how a card would perform"
this is a bold statement shadow... so i take it you knew that Robb was going to be a beast??? oh wait thats before you started playing --- so you would only know by hindsight. Robb was NOT a beast. Randy
was the beast... but with the popularity of All Stars
started to be used as a counter. How about the decline of Leviatonn
then his rebound? How about the decline of Lullabee in favour of Hikiyousan
? all these things are results of people PLAYING the game and adjusting to the trends
shadow the metagame changes with releases and bannings.
regardless of changes that happen, i reckon you would still be posting about the "end of ELO" and so on.