If the penalties weren't at set intervals; Hugo, Eklore, Morphun and Eyrik could easily fall more along 8 or 9 point penalty. They're game changing, but it's not as bad as facing a 2HKO based Ambre deck.
@druntrix->As long as my opponent hand is more than 3*,4* or 5* even ,the fight is playable and quite challenging but when that extra stars count move over 6 upto 9, it is very hard and time wasting. And believe me or observe yourself, use a 32* deck,you'll get an extra 6* hand on average against your opponent,use a 21* deck,the condition will get reverse. Its for everyone,but not everyone is a tourney champion. You can get a maximum of only 5 points if you play against 5/5/5/5 with 3/2/2/2 -_- .
I think only 2 intervals of -5 and -10 aren't enough, getting rid of the -2 was a mistake imo. As Thoazol highlighted about the Leader debate, -8 points or so would be a fair penalty for Morphun etc rather than 10, even if 5 would be too low.
Perhaps it might be better if the penalty intervals were: A: -2 points; B: -5 points C: -8 points D: -10 points as these would be a truer reflection of the relative merits of various cards. Though I guess it would be a bit hard on the staff to expect them to get such specific penalties fair.
To encourage variety, what about bonus points for daring to put crap cards like Diego in your deck in a tournament? It'd be nice to see a few hands like that played by pros not just noobs.
Suggestions for 5 point bonus:
Diego Nobrocybix Gary Ogoun Kyu
If the bonuses were from just drawing the cards, there's an obvious loophole. Toss those and four other 5 point pluses in, two minutes per game, around 800 points all in all without winning a round.... You'd need to win the fight for the bonus without a question.
The staff needs to realise that the penalties are not really working...Players who want to ruin the dt use even -10 penalty cards..I wonder why it is so hard to completely ban these cards from the dt room..If you want penalties you can keep only the -2 penalties,under the contition that it gets updated monthly
2 points penalty make it difficult to win a dt but its possible..On the other hand -5 an -10 penalties prevent players(who want to enter top 150 or win dt) from using these op cards,which is why they are not used often in dt..So a possible ban of these cards is almost the same with these penalties..But i guess it ain't happening because many players who do only missions trolling the serious dt players will get dissapointed