I would like to propose a new kind of T1 tournament for players who know how to play.
I find it very annoying that I can play a whole tournament and face 80% of either Montana/Uppers/Rescue. And when it is not those same old same old decks, then you've got Junta and Jungo's huge cards that can win a match with one win. That just ain't right.
No card can have more than 8 for power WITH bonus activated.
No card can do more than 6 damage difference total.
No Leaders / no 5 stars
Total max bonus/minus attack is 8. Same for ability.
So yes, that would mean No Montana, no Rescue, no Freaks, and a few popular cards would have to be left out: all the poisoners, almost all +lifers, many Jungos...
The goal would be to de-T2 the T1 tournaments. Because when you face time and time and time and time and time again those Montana / Uppers or classic d-bag Rescue decks, it's getting boring And facing that Junta deck that has 3 possible 2 shots combinations, you ask yourself WTF is this, T2?
So in a nutshell, that is my proposal. To see if you can win with your abilities rather than just because of a freak card or a viagra bonus.
It should be doable.
I just told you I do not keep losing to them, I'm just freaking fed up to ALWAYS face the same deck that allow the unskilled to win. I hope that is clear enough, otherwise learn to read. VARIETY is what I'd like to see. Why do you think everyone plays with those decks, because it is a challenge? It is because it allows weak players to win.
I can understand FitJohn´s frustration. Some cards ruin the fun, for example I am always pissed when I see Jackie in the opponent´s hand. Absolutely no fun to play against him / her.
A new tournament room format with Elo rules would be awesome... And faster game speed of course, slow players ruin this game! Faster games = less stalling = more action = more fun, it´s really easy, isn´t it? Sometimes I think that a better name for this game would be "Urban slow players".