Rotation of the Standard format will take place on Monday, October 1st at 11am (GMT + 2:00). Only cards released after October 2nd 2009 will be valid in Standard format, while cards released before this date will now only be playable in Extended format. The next Standard format rotation will take place on April 1st 2013. Below is a list of the characters excluded from Standard mode:
Fang Pi Clang
The vast majority of clans lost one or more really good cards.... stupid....
'All-Stars lose Asparov, a huge threat, and Cesare, their only SoA. Vicious hit.'
Lol who actually used them?
Next step is to give us a reason to play standard. looks ok so far, ill have to take a closer look at the card pool that will be available
Honestly, I think the staff should compromise the bans, like they do for ELO. Cards like Cesare are no threat at all, so why ban them, other than the timeline? I think the staff should use all the ELO bans (including weekly) and put those as the only bans in Standard. Basically an ELO with 25+ Stars