"Standard" was advertised as something that would be newby-friendly.
Instead it turned out to be incredibly broken - Skeelz
, Berserk and Vortex
kept all of their cards, including CR's and cards that were ELO
banned, while everyone else was castrated down to the shell of its former self (with Roots
being the worst example).
Not surprisingly, those with those rare cards are defeating other decks by the dozens, and nobody can do anything to stop them - the staples that were able to hold them back in T1 are gone from the Standard.
Decision to match up "similar star" decks was terrible as well - even one extra star can double or triple net win/lose chance - think of the difference between Uranus
and Na Boh
Coupled with the newly introduced CR card prizes for daily tournaments any chances of getting a decent place in them for the newbies are gone - now Tournaments are that much harder. Before, 180-190 points was more than enough to get into the top 150 - now even 250 won't guarantee a success.
Unless this whole mess is fixed ASAP I think I'd abandon this game - UR Staff managed to destroy the one thing that was actually fun, the Daily Tournaments...