As of January 31st 2011, Copper, Bridget, Rolph, Rowdy, Lou, Shann, Emeth and Oshitsune will join the list of characters permanently banned by the staff in the ELO mode.
This month will also see the launch of some new experiments in ELO. During the weeks to come it will no longer be possible to play “semi-evolved” characters in this mode. In addition to this, the starting life points in the ELO room will be set at 15.
If these changes prove to be successful, they can become a permanent feature.
You’ve been asking for a more strategic ELO mode with a less decisive chance factor (on cards draw and pillz).
Semi-evo cards appeared to be a big advantage for those who can afford them. We’ve hesitated quite a while on banning them because we didn’t want to deprive you of using some interesting and balanced semi-evo characters but there are just a few of them compared to all those which can skew the game. From now you’ll have to fully evolve your characters if you want to use them in ELO.
Regarding the life points rise, it will prevent the easy two-shots and then reduce the domination of high damage characters. They are still important in this mode but they won’t be able to win the match too easily now.
It’s still a test. Don’t hesitate to tell us your feelings about it on the forum so as to make the ELO mode satisfactory for everyone.
After I tried to play 5 times
I think 14 life points is be better than 15 even though it is still hard to do 2 hit KO
6 and 8 damage needed to do 2 hit KO is much more feasible than 7 and 8 damage
since most of 7 and 8 damage cards are level 4 or 5 cards
6 damage can be a level 3 card as well, so it opens more chance to do two hit LO
Wee Lee = extremely overpowered
Marina = extremely overpowered
now with 14 life, there's no reason to keep Marina too. Wee Lee is still marginally better because i'd rather 1 extra damage than 1 more point of reduction.
people will say, why not unban Wee Lee, well i say, why not ban Marina? AS are a strong clan (still have Spudd Randy robb Karen Jessie Stacey) and Ulu Watu are also (Serena Stanly Numar Nanook Janice Gaia Taigo Gabrielle)
they don't really need Wee Lee adding to that massive power