I don´t like the recent changes. You need faaaar too many points to move up to a higher tier now. Not helpful that some wins only give you 4 points while some defeats take away 50 Elo points.
Higher Elo point range means that you cannot progress any more. You mostly get players with lower ratings which means that you need much more wins to even keep your rating.
Better do not play at all!
Hi hello, high ranked player here.
Yes, it's a pain in the ass to fight people with OP cards while you can only use Z Palace cards. On the other hand, most of time, it's quite winnable. Low points tho, that's true. But it's not that big of an issue imho. You will get points if you win, and you will lose points if you lose. If you win more tho, overall, you'll go up in points.
Sorry for the double-post but in response to Queeen...
I agree it's not a big issue. I feel for Dregn's problem though and wonder just how big of an issue for him it might be. As for people like me and Queen... it is just a very odd experience to be borderline top-10 and still facing Polit Arena decks.
Actually I have managed to move a tier up now. I was lucky to get much higher rated opponents from the higher rank at the end. Lots of points!
But I had a few very tough games in which I only got about 7 points for a win and my opponents had very broken cards from the lower rank.
One opponent really scared me with Jackie - how am I supposed to win against such lower rank broken cards?
Examples from my battle history:
15:37 Elo ..you beat mamarosa, BestSecret (10-2) : 1536 ELO --> I only got 7 points
15:33 Elo ..you narrowly escaped from FAST Ace89 (9-6) : 1529 ELO
11:50 Elo ..you beat ilaria.dirienzo, TiTanium (9-0) : 1341 ELO --> 10 points won.... just meh
11:47 Elo ..you lost by forfeit against Enclume (9-9) : 1331 ELO --> 33 points lost
11:44 Elo ..you crushed ilaria.dirienzo, TiTanium (13-2) : 1364 ELO --> 9 points for a win
11:41 Elo ..you crushed Leaahx3, E X C A L I B U R (14-0) : 1355 ELO
BUT at the end:
19:51 Elo ..you beat grosvilain42, les legionnaires d urbane rival (14-10) : 1803 ELO
19:43 Elo ..you narrowly escaped from HipHoppa, Hip Hop Messiahz (12-10) : 1762 ELO
19:38 Elo ..you beat LB Marco, $$ Les Brocanteurs $$ (14-7) : 1717 ELO
19:32 Elo ..you beat tiburonXgris, Ultimate Urban (7-3) : 1680 ELO
19:29 Elo ..you crushed Cicciobomba47, Heaven Destroyer (12-0) : 1668 ELO
Wow that's the first time I looked at the updated EFC rules page. "At 4200 you will only fight people in Z Palace" boy they have lofty ambitions for us don't they? I know there's a lot of time left in the season but I'll be surprised if many people make it that high. I'm thinking like 5.
I think it's a problem that's difficult to fix. If they made it that way, Babs, then they would rightfully have to make all zones the same way. In which case, as people try to move past the zone they are currently in, they are only playing people below them.
As I've said elsewhere though... it is a strange experience to be borderline top 10 and facing Polit Arena decks.