(Translation of the news posted by admin Fraggle on the french forum)
The staff has been thinking a lot about new ways to refresh the ELO mode and they have decided to ban 2 cards from ELO: Lamar from the All Stars (an almost 8/8 with a very unbalanced record of wins/losses) and Marco from the Rescue (a 9/7 with +12 attack in monoclan decks, who also has a very unbalanced wins/losses record). Some other cards from other clans could be banned but the staff prefers to wait until the introduction of new cards of similar level but more balanced.
The staff is also going to rethink a little the algorithm that determines the top 3 clans by trying to take into account the way each clan is played (mono-clan, offensive, defensive etc.)
There is also another change about the distribution of rares in ELO. The 30 rares will be given to players with an ELO score superior to 1150 at the end of the tournament instead of 1000 as it is right now.
All the changes will be in place starting Monday the 7th January and a news will be placed on the home page of the site.
Have a nice week-end
Ciao Marco Ciao, sad to see you gone so soon.
The departure of the two powerhouse Lamar and Marco will hurt their respective clan but will sure open up new possibilities. Good move for the staff on banning them.
I think that your new way of distributing rare cards will gain the approval of players, too bad I don't usually play that far in ELO.
I think this will definitely change the meta game.
FINALLY... maybe we'll see some variety.
Why ban marco and lamar they are expensive so not many people get them to start with so there should not be too much of a problem...