In order to add more fair play (and so.. interrestigness) to the ELO mode, we have read the message boards and an idea seems very interresting: limit the ability to challenge another ELO player based on both ELO values.
We don't want to penalize refusals in general, because we think it's too much uncomfortable for the honest players.
Here come the proposal: an ELO player can only challenge a player whose ELO value is between -50 and +150 of his own.
A 1000 player can only challenge someone 950 to 1150.
A 1100 player can only challenge someone 1050 to 1250.
A 1200 player can only challenge someone 1150 to 1350.
A 1300 player can only challenge someone 1250 to 1450.
A 1400 player can only challenge someone 1350 to 1550 (if any at THAT level one day).
Thus, a courageous lower than you, player can challenge you but a higher elo player cannot "choose" his opponents in the lowers players for easy wins. It would also limit some kind of cheat (arranged games).
Let us know what you think of it. If you are OK, we'll add it quickly.
The Freaks clan is growing and can now rely on Splata, the blood thirsty giant and his mate Guener an insensitive brute. The Fang Pi Clang is also ready to fight with Kerozinn the animal woman and the mysterious but dreadful Seldnor. All these characters are available right now in the New Blood, Cool Attitude and Action packs from the shop.
We are aware of the annoying slowliness of the site/game during the 18h tournaments.
We are truly sorry for the inconvenience, unfortunatly, we don't have any space left in our current hosting center to add more servers.
A migration to a more roomy hosting cernter is already planned for June 1st, we will then quickly setup 6 more servers (that will bring us to a total of 12 servers), and then we'll keep adding servers as needed to accomodate the success of the game.
Once again, we are truly sorry for the inconvenience.
It seems that the UK txt-msg number to get credits at the shop has been quite unreliable.
So, after talking to Allopass, we changed the number and the price (from 2 GBP to 1.5 GBP).
Hopefully, it will be 100% reliable now.
As usual, if you have any problem to get your credits at the shop, feel free to contact us using customer support (last tab at the top of any page).
They've arrived in Clint City and believe it or not, they aren't here to have fun... Please welcome the Freaks circus, featuring Boris the schizophrenic ringmaster, Graziella the sexy assistant and lover of Vassili the jealous knife thrower, and of course the siamese twin sisters Dacha Macha who can no longer stand to be called monsters. All these characters are available in Cool Attitude and New Blood packs in the shop.
From now on:
The the XP is calculated as if the lower level character has beat the higher level character, then the sum of the XP won is multiply by 2, and split between both players in equals shares. Level up bonuses are actives but there are no battles points for each round and no KO bonus.
This should help you levelup your cards quickly, while reducing the problem of "bad players"
In order to make the life of all the Urban Rivals fans in North America much easier, we will very soon run a third daily tournament, from 3H00 AM (Paris, GMT 1) until 4H30. I think 3H00 AM GMT 1 is approximately 21H00 Eastern time and 18H Pacific time. Correct me if I'm wrong. Of course, everyone is allowed to enter the tournament, hopefully some insomniac french people will come to challenge you!
We also add credit prizes fro the ELO tournament. All players in the top 25 will get 10 credits, players ranked from 26 to 100 will get 5 credits and all players above 1000 points will get 2 credits.
The Junta Clan is back to enforce order and discipline. The new arrivals Tank the warrior and Myke the fighter pilot are rallying the troops again. The orders are simple: "Fight!" On the Pussycats side, the sexy stewardess Clara makes her entrance, and she’s very hostile towards men, meanwhile Allan the dance floor king joins the Junkz Clan. The war is on!
All these characters are available in New Blood, Action and Cool Attitude packs in the shop.
The Bangers are back in Clint City's streets and no one feel safe anymore. Everyone's talking about Graff the uncontrollable vandal and Kevin the megalomaniac superstar. But Ulu Watu Clan don't give up and gets ready to counter attack with Hikiyousan the invincible defender of nature and the fast as lightning Jeff.
All these characters are available now in New Blood and Cool Attitude packs.
After 6 months of relentless struggle, Dragan (Sentinel), Reine (Sakrohm), A Award (Sakrohm) and skullface (Sentinel) leave Clint City to join new adventures.
These characters will stop being available in packs from the shop as of Saturday March 31st.
We need your opinion on what we think is an important matter: What do you want to do with characters that are too strong for the ELO mode. Currently we ban them from the ELO mode and they keep their overpowered stats. Another option would be to alter their stats, so they could fit in the ELO mode and allow them. Which one do you prefer? You can go to your profil page and tell us.
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