Some change in ELO mode Euzebe - Titan - Friday 04/06/2010, 15:19
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 agree ELO has gotten stale. It doesn't need more big cards unbanned, it needs more equality. Really, it shouldn't be a metagame of this weeks cards that are unbanned vs their counter decks, it should be if I put 8 good cards that work together in a deck that I should have a decent chance of winning if I play better and smarter than my opponent. Difficult to do with the continuous release of monster powered cards on top of power bonuses enhanced by some leaders.
Answer? Dunno. One idea would be to assign a point value to frequently banned cards, kinda like banned cards are in DTs. Lose against decks with power cards and your ELO score doesn't drop as hard, winning with them doesn't increase as much. Lose using them = big hit, win against them big score. May actually discourage the play of the cards instead of just rotating through the power decks on bannings.
If they unban Jackie, then there will probably be banning of OxenRubieNellieBeetenkaWendelDorian and other used Uppers cards so players are stuck with Bob Joby. And what if they splash Jackie? Well the solution there has to be 2 clans and they have to be 4/4 splits.
I would love to see this. Top 20 cards of elo are tallied for the week. a random 1/4th of the cards are banned for the next week and a random 1/4 of those cards are banned for 2 weeks. This would be on top of the players voting too.
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