Now see, that's confusing. I mean it makes sense now that you say that. The game rules do say anyone staff banned in ELO
is penalized. Then, the rules have a short list (the perma bans.) Then, you go to make an ELO
deck in the deck or market screens, and the list under "valid for ELO" is suddenly larger. It's not hard to accidentally jump to the conclusion that everyone in the larger list is simply penalized as well. If you use the "Banned characters" screen it's confusing as well. The center group is "temporarily banned by staff."
Now see, if they didn't want to make that so confusing, they need the Game Rules DT screen to say "Anyone permanently banned by staff" in ELO
, not just "Anyone banned by staff in ELO
." I didn't know temp bans didn't count until you pointed that out just now, so that explains why my type 1 decks failed so bad- there's a whole host of borderline characters I could have been using this entire time.
That also explains why, when you're in the market, certain characters have the ELO
symbol by their card picture descriptions in the lineup (The place where you can actually buy them), but some of them don't have that until you click on the card itself. See, without knowing the truth, I thought that was just bad bookkeeping or something.
Ya know they could make all that simpler by just having 2 differently colored ELO
Black for -2 perma bans.
Pink for "temp unusable in elo
but no point penalty."
It's 29 cards, and it would clear everything up.