Today sees the launch of the Standard Format. This new format revolves around a list of characters that are updated every 6 months and only includes characters that were released less than 3 years before the current update (including Ld characters). Only these characters, Leader cards and characters from starter packs will be used in the Standard Format. To enable you to clearly distinguish between characters authorized in Standard Format and those which are not, we've added a special background to each character illustration, which you may have already noticed.
To find out more about the Standard Format, click here.
Happy gaming to you all!
The addition of the Standard seems to have hit with a wet thud. I see 2-300 people in Standard at most times, but under a hundred depending on the hour.
Extended, meanwhile, is never below a thousand, and as I type this, is at nearly 2200.
I think Standard is gonna need some better appeal to bring more people in.
This thread has generated over 165 messages, including many that raise legitimate concerns about the new changes. And yet there has been no official response from UR. Seriously? Are you guys just going to ignore the issue and hope people just get over it? I'd really like to hear what, if anything, you are planning to do with all the feedback you've been given up to this point.
I have been a regular player for a while now. I played T1 as it was more of a thinking persons game. With only 25* in your deck you had a strategy there. This has been completely flushed down the toilet. As many others have said ELO is a great game but not no longer counts towards the DT. The problem is UR staff are thinking only of short term profit and are going to drive away players. Ahh well.
Okay, so everybody knows that this new standard mode is horrendously bad. But the worst part is that Ambre is now staple in EVERY deck.
I feel that if you're going to continue with penalizing all of my cards and destroying all my cards' usefulness in every room, you should at least put a very heavy penalty on the use of Ambre.