We made a series of interviews between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. These interviews persuaded us to complete a project we were thinking about for a long time: the setting up of a cards rotation system.
Right now there are 800 cards in the collection and it’s already too much for the game to run smoothly. The players who have all the cards always use the strongest of a clan and even if it makes them win matches they are frustrated not to see more variety. For their part, the beginners have to face a huge collection and they often feel quite lost.
We want to create a list that includes only characters released in the past two years (+ leaders and starter characters) and change several rooms which allow players to only use the characters in this list. We won’t impose this list in every rooms because our goal is not to stop you from playing the oldest cards, for example the DM T2 and Survivor T2 won’t change at all even if names will be different.
Let’s see what will happen in detail:
1/ Create a list of characters called «Standard» which will be updated every 6 months:
This list will contain Leaders, Starter Decks characters, all characters released within these last 2 years before the update (LD included) and characters which will be released after the update.
In practical terms it will give about ten characters allowed in each clan (with more or less the same number of characters in each level). Note that the new clans will keep all their characters. It will be taken into account in the cards releases planning. We will act as to give each clan what they need to be efficient.
2/ Creation of 3 new deck formats:
Extended Format: all characters allowed, no doubles, 40 stars max., equivalent to T2.
Standard Format: Standard characters only, 40 stars mac., no doubles.
Standard Format 25: Standard characters only, 25 stars max., no doubles, list of characters banned if it’s needed (for Leaders for example).
Note that the T1 format disappears.
3/ Finally, create or adapt battle rooms:
The Standard battle room : Standard Format with a DT every other hour.
Instead of opening a less than 26 stars (T1) room and a more than 26 stars (T2) one, you will have one single room BUT you’ll face opponents whose decks have a number of stars close to yours. This mechanism corresponds better to the reality of DTs today where every players try to find the good combination which will give the most points while winning matches with 20 to 30 stars decks. Merging the two rooms will allow you to keep this optimization spirit without the «artificial» side of the stars limitation. This flexibility combined with the Standard format will give a breath of fresh air to DTs while keeping specificity.
This room will be the ONLY DT room. There won’t be any T2, T1 or ELO Daily Tournament. We know that it’s not harmless and it was a very difficult decision to take. Some of you struggled a long time to obtain very expensive collectors which allow them to improve their results in DT and their disappointment is understandable. Nevertheless, DT’s today are clearly dominated by some decks not to say several highly efficient cards which is not healthy in a competitive game mode.
The ELO room: Standard format 25 (with potentially some bans), same rules except that there won’t be DTs in this room any more.
Use the Standard rules in the ELO mode sounds quite obvious to us. It will allow some regular changes to the mode and it will remove old characters which cause balancing problems. It should reduce the number of staff banned characters and no more characters banned by players.
About DT, we think that the ELO mode is pretty different from the DT. There is no reason to mix these two game modes. Today, ELO players have the opportunity to win free credits without playing in DT. Tomorrow they’ll have to choose between Dt and ELO which is already the case for players playing in other modes (Survivor or DM).
3 Deathmatch rooms:
Extended DM: Extended format, current DM rules.
Standard DM: Standard format, current DM rules.
Standard DM 25: Standard format 25, current DM rules.
The Extended DM will be equivalent to the current DM T2, only the name will change.
The Standard DM will allow players with big decks but with characters in the Standard list. The DM T1 will disappear and we’ll add a Standard 25 room. We noticed that the rare players in DM T1 were more ELO players than DT T1 players. We hope that the Standard DM 25 will be more used than the current DM T1 room. If it’s not the case, we will think about it. If there are DM T1 players here who are reading this message and Don’t want this change to Standard DM 25, Don’t hesitate to let us know.
3 Survivor rooms.
Extended Survivor: Extended format.
Standard Survivor: Standard format.
Standard Survivor 25: Standard format 25.
Same idea as Deathmatch.
And the rooms which won’t change:
Fight Club: the deck you want.
Warehouse no pillz: Training NoPill
Says the poor players who can't afford to understand what this means for players who do.
This is typical of what happens in most for-profit games: non cashers don't care because they haven't paid a cent to the game (good for you) and it wouldn't necessarily frustrate them if something they paid for can't be used. Because, well, they didn't pay for anything.
I'd like it if a hardcore casher could come and say the same thing as post 72 tho.
I don't play in elo or strive to place in DT's but the T1 DM bit concerns me.
Unless I'm reading this wrong, besides Fight Club, there won't be a non-restrictive room for T1 and that bums me out. If UR ended up keeping a regular elo room, with separate rankings and prizes and a regular T1 DM I'm sure a lot of people would have no problem with this update.
Dont like the sound of this at all, mostly for ELO. If there are only going to be about 10 characters per clan allowed, it is going to make the game too predictable. If I like to play Nightmare, for example, everyone else that likes to play Nightmare will have the exact same deck as I will. So now anytime someone faces a Nightmare deck, they will know how to play it and what the tendencies are for gameplay. There wont be enough variables in ELO and that is going to piss me off. I only have one Cr card and it doesnt stop me from playing well in ELO. I beat a deck with Caelus Cr and Jackie Cr in the same deck yesterday with just a basic ho hum Uppers deck. In T1, not ELO obviously. This really upsets me, and I want to sign a petition
So t1 is dispearring
and why does this ridiculous change have to affect elo too..
personally a lot of people including myself are thinking about quitting the game due to this
what made this game fun is the almost endless possibilities of choices to play
this will no longer be available in elo dispppointing many people
this will indeed change the market as well greatly decreasing old cards values and anybody disagreeing with me on this can simply go check the history of cards when they are banned and unbanned Marina grew 3k+ at her un-banning
now we are BASICALLY BEING TOLD WHAT TO USE
many of the clans dont even have 10 characters to choose from for the upcoming elo format Roots especially so now the only ' playable ' clans are Pussycats Bangers All Stars
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWING DIVERSITY!
4-6 decks will run rampant in elo due to there being nothing to choose from!
Greetings again and for the last time
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