I don't know if we'll ever get to the point where we'll ban all 4 stars or limit ELO
deck to 20 stars. These are extreme examples, showing that we understand how boring the ELO
mode has become and that we understand that we need to be active to bring more life into it. At first and most of the time, we'll focus on temporary ban of cards in order to create change and forces all players to adapt to the new context. We'll make sure that everyone knows who is banned and who is not and has plenty of time to adjust.
About the fact that this might "force" people to buy new card. Well, it's a tricky question. Today you can surely buy a set of maybe 10 cards that will be all you'll ever need or the ELO
mode. You'll have one deck for each type of week (Roots
, All Stars
) and just need to load your preset according to who is ban or not this week. Sure you'll never have to buy new cards, but you won't have much fun either. Plus, those "stapples" cards that you had to get in the first place were expensive because everyone need those.
In the futur, I hope that you'll be able to use much more cards in your ELO
deck, because every week will be different and you'll want to adapt, try stuff, and surprise your opponent. It's likely that you'll find yourselves on the market more often, but not everyone will be looking for the same cards, so there might be some bargains. But most importantly, it will be more interesting.