Power creep is the wrong way to create balance. real diversity is what creates balance.
creating god tier cards is bad for ANY kind of game.
was god tier, Caelus was god tier, Sytlh was god tier.... these cards should never have been released into the environment, and eventually they received their well deserved bans
new god tier cards have been released -- Jean
, Kalindra --- i imagine they will meet the same fate as the other god tier cards. Spyke
has already felt it..
could cards like the one above be released and not lead to the slippery slope of cards getting more and more powerful
at 7/6 is still a very strong card.... but the option of using Mr. Fixit
is still there depending on what the state of the meta. But Beeboy
at 7/7 basically makes him the only real choice.
at 7/1 would also be usable.... and now you could actually consider Mindy
depending on what is going on with the meta.
Taking a power or dmg off kalindra would also drop her down a notch without making her unusable. Spyke
... lowering his power or increasing his minimum could balance him.
Cards that are inherently powerful is not the best long term plan for balance in the future. Cards that are meta specific are much better -- you only have to consider the release of Randy
-- he was the best 3 star they had, and Robb Cr
was already availabe -- why? the meta, not the card itself... then the game shifted again and Robb Cr
became the top dog for the AS.
There are imbalances that can happen as a result of the clan having certain card combinations -- i.e. Ratannah and Ulrich
both banned due to overall clan strength rather than something inherent in the card. This is far harder to avoid. But outright releasing top cards when it may not be necessary --- well i suppose that generates NB pack
sales -- which is good for UR and therefore good for all of us.
will be reinvented and hopefully it will be done in an interesting way
edited by wasteroftime Tuesday 01/01/2013, 04:39