@LB_Abnormal What you described as "not fun" - playing/ countering the top of the cardpool- is that metagame dimension of strategic play that I was refering to. You don't find it fun; I'd say that 80% of ELO
players agree with you; and the developers have obliged you by banning said offenders of "fun."
Did banning Spyke
open up more cards in the cardpool? Not really. Instead, banning him made his entire clan irrelevant. Spyke
gave characters like Herman
the chance to sign; he was an assassin for the cookie cutter characters that anyone knows after they've played 20 ELO
matches. You could prepare for him; you could run him; but fairly often you were challenged to win a match when your opponent drew him and you did not. And if you found a way to win that match, that's the best feeling this game can give you.
It's funny for us to get excited about a 8/5 protection power/ damage when at the same time the developers have banned the reasons (Spyke
, Robb Cr
) you would be excited about these characters in the first place.
In short, I find it more fun when occasionally I had to consider playing or countering the men colored red, of being on the right or wrong side of a 7-4 difference in power. Now? Red men are a waste in my virtual collection.
I also find it funny that Spyke
was such a red bullseye when Nellie
, who is nearly never banned, offers mathematically the same combat advantage and only 1 less gap. There are few matchup differences between Spyke