Its safe to say that fr took a heavy toll on this games population, lots of inactive players, i understand wanting to create another game for their customers, but the timing of it was atrocious
theres been a huge market drop in cards since dt started awarding prizes lyse dropping from 12m to 6m korr 14m to 10m marly halving itself in price, this definitely makes players not want to take a risk on investments since it seems the market isnt going to repair itself.
Why not reduce the amount of prizes given in dt, or just limit who can win the first prize?
from 1-10 = first prize
from 11-30 = 2nd prize
from 31-70 = third prize
from 71-120 = fourth prize
from 121-150 = fifth prize
this just means that players new to the game scoring in the 50's wont win a korr end up trading for a cheap prize and dropping his overall value
and slowly removing the amount of prizes given out to 3 a day, 5 a week, 10 a month.
Staff weekly bans, not like before, where they would ban the cards weeks in advance not knowing what the upcoming elo week would be like, but to actually have staff players play elo that week and ban whatever they beleive would be too common next week allowing for diversity the following week
; Ongh free, mono Jungo runs rampant as always, but dont ban Ongh that week, instead ban something like Jean, it wont cripple them as its just a staff ban that last a week, and theres plenty of other 2 stars in the clan, it will just give players the push they need not
Would really like to see UR tighten the flow of old Cr cards being awarded as prizes -- the DTs are too much, on top of ELO, on top of events..
would like to see UR create new CRs -- but try to avoid CRing cards that are vital for a clan in a given format.
UR needs to protect the interest of some of the older players, they are needed to keep the community healthy
a clintz sink is still badly needed in the game so the super rich have something else they can use their clintz on.
Alternative art, foil cards or custom frames would be awesome clintz sinks. Something that makes your deck stand out in a DT, something that shows your status.
"Look at my fully animated foil DJ Korr Cr"
The staff used to ban clans per week in elo years ago, why not do it in survivor or something? Utilize what you did before, make editions of it. Because as I observed how the game modes work nowadays, FR is doing better lol. You have to consider satisfying your old players since most of them are not liking the changes nowadays.
1.)DT's- I don't like how you can get big 5's thrice in a week while you get only Manon Cr and Flavio Cr in elo, your former most attractive mode.
2.)ELO- Yes "former most attractive mode", elo is not attractive nowadays because of the cr distributions! The reason why score ranges of top 100 players get so low comparing in the past years, because it is not freaking attractive anymore to compete!
Ask those 1500+ Hall of famers if they're going to play in an elo week with Manon Cr Shawoman Cr , etc as the priciest cr's. Of course they'll say no! Back then, these cr's were winnable at 1460 elo (personal experience), nowadays? 1420-1440. Ridiculous. Even players at 1440 or 3oth place win a General Cr while those who strived for 1480 or 1500 got nothing. Their efforts are not credited that much so they begin to get bored. Adding to that, cr's Amiral Py Cr Terry Cr or Chikko Cr are winnable at 1360-1380. Seriously? I won them at 1430 before an top 80-100.
1380 is a top nowadays , why? It's not very attractive to compete anymore. Although competition is also a factor, but the prizes are a bigger factor why this competition has became a downfall.
You might as well put a Lyse Teria Cr or Guru Cr every week in elo than distributing them in DT where even 30-50th placers in an 60 minutes competition can win it. It's not fair actually. "They're not that good as players and they get big 5's playing DT's with a random deck to play 6 pills every game then win 50/50 while I still struggle here at elo doing 1450+'s with a planned deck to fit my strategy?"
Staff used to have temporary bans in elo per clan, why not do that again? The idea was good but the execution was horrible. Why? That was a time when Roots were banned every week, go check Roots card, look at people complaining how they got temporary banned.
I suggest that you do that again with 1 or 2 cards per clan that are banned every month (not permanent banned) so the format elections will be diverse enough that you can ban cheap cards such as Anita Zapatino Flanagan ,etc rather than seeing Bogdan Mechakolos Oshitsune every week at 5%. The elections now are not promoting the diversity elo is aiming, frankly
Votes are wasted in my opinion, so I suggested that. did you guys notice that there are unvoted cards the whole week? What's the purpose of those cards then? additional images to be loaded while opening the format election? added Design at the page? extra link to the card? it's useless actually.