It's good to have a banlist, but there really should be retesting. Unless you're suggesting that the UR staff is able to accurately predict the effects of every new card, including the influx from clans, on the ELO meta, which I just don't think is feasible. That's why this is suggested to be done in an event; it wouldn't have lasting effects if the test failed, players could still play ELO as usual, and if the test happened to come up with a better metagame, it could be mixed in carefully with the current ELO to prevent disruption.
Freaks fight really hard to get their stands in Elo, and the return of Lea will destroy all of their effort .
Most of the banned cards are SOAer or SOBer. And one reason for the perma-ban list is without this list, who will buy the new cards. Cards like Yookie ( the one I love most in this game) shut up more than half of the cards those have been released for one year, and his price is under 1k clintz. Who wants to spend money on a Raven, or a Moses or before them, Kazayan, if they know that these cards will stuck with the old SOA and SOB cards.
I believe there are reasons why SOA and SOB still have imba influence, i think it might be a good idea to strength "STOP" ability, in fact, now only few "STOP" cards can play in ELO, we need more low star stop cards.
In addition, "protection bonus" is almost useless in elo, rarely see them, if a card have protection bonus, you need make it stronger in power and damage, to balance the fact that most of the time it has no ability at all. like 2,3,4,5 star "protection : bonus" card, plz at least make it 8 3; 8 4;8 5(even morka have 7 5);8 6 =w=.
Hmm. I appreciate those points Amber and Trixie... However, perhaps I wouldn't be remiss in suggesting Jungo are a far stronger clan than La Junta, despite their lower damage, because of their plentiful attack manip. In my experience, winning with Jungo is far easier than with La Junta. Not being able to KO rarely matters when using Jungo, as you can quite easily cause an insurmountable life gap of say 16 points (damage and life gain combined) because of the Jungo bonus. Because of this, I come to one of two conclusions, either 1. La Junta as a clan are UP, and unbanning Emeth would be a welcome relief, or 2. Jungo are vastly OP. SOA is easily countered in Jungo, just use cards that don't always need their ability to back up Troompah, like Moegura, Benicio etc.
Perhaps my reasoning is flawed???