We are aware that the ELO mode is not particularly satisfying as it is right now. Until now we had the will to staff ban as little cards as possible, only those which seemed really too strong according to us. We used to count on your votes to bring more diversity in ELO decks.
We will change this system.
We Don’t know how it will evolve yet but we worked quite a lot on it already. It will take some time before these changes will be released (not too much, you won’t wait for years Don’t worry ). The only thing I can tell you is that we’ll do what we think is consistent and efficient to give more diversity and fun to this mode.
There won’t be big changes in the game mode. Changes will be more on the cards ban system. We will handle staff bans with a complete different policy. Forget about «the strongest cards are banned forever». But there will be more banned cards, for a shorter duration and not only the strongest cards. As I said previously, our goal is : diversity and fun.
I’m sure you’ll like it
I really don't mind there being that 1-3 decks every week because I expect to see this in any card game. This is quite common for me since i do play YGO competitively/ semi-pro(Travel across America for tournaments of high caliber) and its the same way but instead of some cards being banned every week it is more like every 6 months. So im used to this and I feel ELO is great the way it is but thats just me.
The only change can be is no more perm bans just vote on every card every week.
Actually the recent permabans made elo less fun. Back the elo had more diversity. Now it is only All Stars GHEIST and Nightmare every week. I dont know what you were thinking when you gave Nightmare Oshitsune,Stacey to the All Stars and now the panther to GHEIST making them even more powerful. If now Striker and Marina is banned you can use 10*half deck that is absolutely powerful. Same goes with GHEIST.
But at the same time we get Yumi who is good but nothing gamebreaking, Zhang,Ronald,Orlando and a lot more who are given to the not so powerful elo clans.
The current system also affects the market. Staple cards for every clan are at 7k+ and me as a non credit buyer will have problems getting those cards.
Anyway I am looking forward to (some) changes.
The current system is not so good. See, most of the good ELO players are those with big collections, or if otherwise, those with staple cards that newer or poorer players cannot buy.
As some players have already stated, the clans that monopolize the ELO environment are those mostly of All Stars, GHEIST, and Nightmare.
I think that 1-2 good cards from these clans should be perma-banned, and other clans given good cards that may be used for ELO.
Changes to the ELO mode would be very welcome to newer players, or at least a separate mode that can make credits, clintz, and sometimes cards, like ELO.