IMHO, penalty cards should not only give the penalty to the player, but also provide bonus points to the opponent.
Same with timeout penalty...
You must be joking about Vholt. There's far too many ways to completely shut down Pussycats - power manipulators, SOA cards, Protection Damage, or some of the cards that actually work as damage reduction (i.e. Uranus).
Time out penalties should be worth 25 + 2 points per round won. Because if it is a sure win by KO for you and the opp times out, you actually end up geting less points then if they would have played. How is that fair that the opp gets penalized (-20 points) but you don't get as much points as you deserve.
This is a fantastic potential change for so many reasons:
1. The matchmaking will be fixed, and who doesn't want that! No more 16* versus 9* decks, which is not at all rewarding.
2. Winning is actually rewarded, not just playing quickly. I LOVE the fact that winning individuals macthes in a row during a DT can actually get you ahead. Isn`t that why we play the game-to actually try and beat your opponent! I haven`t heard of anyone playing ELO quickly to lose and try to get ahead that way, so why should DTs reward losing? Great change in my opinion.
3. The return of STRATEGY. How great is that? You want to throw in a damage reducer to limit your opponent and help activate that Frozn bonus? Go for it, because now you can without it setting yourself back a ridiculous amount, assuming that you keep winning. It`s no longer about the fastest player, but about he smartest ones.
4. The pentaly system for certain cards was just broken, so really any update/increase to those cards will be helpful (though I usually play Standard now, so I see those cards a little less already).
Thank you to UR for what promises to be an intelligent, interesting and actually beneficial change to the DT game format.
I've actually heard a lot of players saying this... I know it would take some work to implement but I wanted to support you in saying it would be a great feature. The way I see it, we only get to see a small fraction of the art content in Urban Rivals -- because after a card is max level, it's pretty impractical in this day and age to keep and play "unevolved" versions of it. So this change would allow more players to experience a lot of content that is already in the game!
I personally would love to see a "suggestions" thread as well. These recent changes have shown us that the UR gods have not abandoned us and are willing to listen to some of our suggestions... Why not have a thread where feature/balance suggestions go for official consideration?