offline Goralion Admin  
Thursday 01/03/2012, 10:14

A bit more than three weeks ago we presented our Standard format project. After having read your comments we changed the way to implement it. No need to go back over the previous version of this project (you can read the 700 and more comments if you wish), I'm going to talk about the final version.

The goal is still the same : offer a scalable and restrictive format.
Today, we have to many playable characters in each clan. New players are lost with all these options while paradoxically, old players own the best characters but always play with the same ones. With the Standard format, we want to offer to the new and old players a more restrictive environment if they wish, with less options in each clan but more often renewed.

What will we do?
1/ Create a list of characters called "Standard" which will be reset half-yearly. In this list you'll find all characters (and LD too) released within the three last years before the update, Leaders, starter deck characters and characters released after the update. You'll find 13 to 16 characters in each clan. New clan will keep all their characters.

2/ We will create a new deck format:
Standard format: Standard characters only, 40 stars max., no double.

3/ T1 and T2 will be renamed in Extended and Extended 25.
Extended format: all characters are allowed, 40 stars max. no double, equivalent to the current T2.
Extended 25 format: Extended characters, 25 stars max., no double, equivalent to the current T1.

4/ Several changes will be made on the DT.
- The timer will be significantly reduced for all DT matches. From the first match you'll have the same timer as the one you have now above 100 points.
- We will create a list of penalized characters in DT which will be independent from the list of ELO banned characters. The rule will probably remain the same: -2 points for each penalized character un your 4 characters team. We might change the penalty in the future if necessary.
- T1 and T2 room will be merged in one single room Extended Fights. To allow you to play with 15 to 40 stars decks, the battle system will make you face opponents with similar decks. The DTs will always be in this room.
- There will always be a DT every other our but alternately with the two rooms, Extended and Standard. it means there will be a DT one hour out of 4 in the Extended room and the same in the Standard room.
- We will randomly give a collector to players ranked in the top 150 in DTs. We didn't decide the exact number of collectors yet nor the rules of the draw but we're thinking about 5 collectors a day.

I insist on the fact that with the system of matches against similar decks (which already exists on T1 and T2 rooms) you'll be able to build competitive decks with a small number of stars as you'll always face similar decks. Le big difference is that 25 stars decks will face slightly bigger decks and 26 stars decks will face slightly smaller ones. It doesn't happen now because of the rooms limits which don't match with the way DT decks are built.

5/ We will create two new battle rooms.
- Deathmatch Standard: just like the current DM T2 but with Standard decks.
- Survivor Standard: just like the current Survivor T2 but with Standard decks.

6/ We will also make some minor changes as:
- new packs in the shop with Standard characters only.
- sorting options in the collection to only see Standard characters.
- changes in the theme decks (we are still thinking about it).
- minor changes in the visuals of cards to make Standard characters easier to recognize.

You may notice that ELO won't change at all, the same for DM or Survivor rooms. Of course the Fight Club and the Warehouse won't change either.
About the deadline, with all these changes we cannot be sure it will be released on March. We are working on this project and we want to release it quickly but I can't give a date but it should be implemented before this summer.

You can post comments or send emails here:

Thank you and have fun!

offline kazjun Titan aussie crusaders
Friday 02/03/2012, 09:08

This is a much better version of standard. Extending to 3 years will allow more deck diversity. Having extended 25 will mean you can use 2-3*'s rather than always just make a 40* deck all the time. And the best change of all, reduced timer's for DT's.

offline YorkMorgan_UM Titan URBAN MADNESS
Friday 02/03/2012, 09:29

This sounds vastly better, I can't wait to see this!

offline UM_AaaBattery Moderator URBAN MADNESS
Friday 02/03/2012, 10:41

What * decks will be best for DT's now though. It used to be low * decks due to the points you get when you play a high * deck. Will it now be a case of using 25* decks and 40 * decks.

offline 0 Pride Imperator URBAN MADNESS
Friday 02/03/2012, 10:45

This is better than the first one
Well done admins for the changes smiley


offline Dr.Ido Titan  
Friday 02/03/2012, 10:46

@{RW}Gulla : No, the Cr will be an additional prize, all other prizes stay the same

@golswnboy866 : In many modes the older / better cards will still be available, we just created new modes were they won't be, but we don't want to force you to play in modes you don't like. The general idea of this is to offer you various ways to play the game.

@ Steel X_HoA : An additional icon was our first idea but it doens't work, there would be too many things on the cards. We have something else in mind, you'll see smiley

offline Immortal One Titan Wise Men Distracted
Friday 02/03/2012, 11:04

YES!! nice job with the changes. I love how the staff listens to the players.

PS. Nice job making dt more fun again smiley

offline ShoCasanova Guru  
Friday 02/03/2012, 11:13

This is much better, with characters from the last 3 years i think that almost every clan is playable and we get to keep some staples while we don't have some new releases to cover the clan's weaknesses. Nicely done, UR staff. smiley

offline zaleng Imperator Dark rival
Friday 02/03/2012, 11:40


offline badbigwlly Titan BrainZtorm
Friday 02/03/2012, 15:05

Overall, I like these changes. The definition of Standard offers players a better card pool and the recycle time per half year is fine. Alternating between Extended and Standard for Daily Tournaments simplifies focus on the card pool rather than star count, its a much better solution than the initial proposal. Thank you for taking the time to consider the Daily Tournaments prize distribution along with the other changes mentioned. If you compare DT's top 150 distributing 5 CR's per day to ELO's top 100 distributing 12 CR's per week all random, I think DT players are getting compensated well smiley

I hope the newer players will be able to keep up with the time changes for DT smiley

offline Wrists Titan Wise Men Distracted
Friday 02/03/2012, 15:54

Viva la revolucion!smiley

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