Hello all !
Veterans are well aware that we have always wanted the ELO to be both a highly strategic and very open game mode. Our desire to have as many strategic options as possible has lead us to revise the ELO mode rules several times. First of all, we created the list of banned characters gathering those who appeared to be most abused. This list enabled us to solve the main balance issues.
Next, however, the metagame gradually crystallized around the two or three dominant clans at the time. In order to prevent the metagame from stagnating, we then introduced a ban on the clan having dominated the previous week. Unfortunately, this course of action did not work as well as we had hoped. Though it provided a certain variety among the clans used to play, it mostly led up to a very negative feature: the "cycling" phenomenon that we are currently experiencing between Roots and Sentinel (and also All Stars for good measure). In addition, the ban of an entire clan is too drastic an initiative.
I think that this new system is really working well the bans are probably going to change weekly which keeps the metagame evolving and it gives the players a say as to what cards get used in ELO. If nothing else it is a huge improvement over the old system.
As for people voting at the last minute, who really cares? I mean it's their votes they can do what they want with them it's not that big of a deal to me if for example a group of people at the last hour or so push marco into unbanned, and get to keep him for ELO next week. He will be around for another week and then people can vote on him again, it's not like it's the end of ELO if that happens. I also like the way the votes are distributed, it just makes more sense for people who do well in ELO to have more of a say in the voting and it makes a nice incentive to do well in ELO.
Rescue is not very strong other then marco my zatman and Dorian take out cards like anita, elvira..etc very easy as they are low powered and my roots still destroy them, I always make sure to have a good amount of SOA and reducers in my decks so I am always prepared. Even SOB gives rescue users trouble. remember.... Don't be scared when your prepared!
I agree with you people can use there vote when they want 1 vote is one vote. But I'm not sure how much sense is being used in the voting, everyone concentrates on Hawk when Lehane should be banned first, an under stared card if ever there was one
Good to hear that more clans are being used.
if UR goal was to change the meta game up a bit then its working. we are clearly seeing a wider variety of decks.
we the players obviously dont see the actual statistics on usage. but as i said, as a balancing tool, the vote isnt doing it... which is not a big deal if the intention was to simply give us a say.
i do think lehane is a key element for sentinels but hawk has 4 more damage and is almost a 5star jackie would you rather face a 2* with 2 damage or a 5* with 6..........i think the 2* would be my choice of opponent
Wise I would rather facea 5 star with 6, because it takes up 5 stars of there deck, If I can take it down or get a good pills lead when they play it I have a good chance of winning, If I have to pill like mad to beat a 2 star card like Lehane or they use her to beat my best card I have a strong chance of loosing!
So I would much rather face a 5 star with 6 damage than lehane with ability and bonus in play