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.
Dayton sucks? LOL you do realize in a half deck if you get 2 sentinels, dayton and coby are the same except for ONE POWER. that 1 power doesnt make up for 1 star.
it was a bit away since it was when sentinels was legal, but i got 1400s with bangers/sentinels running aurelia,lehane,dayton,hawk. so dayton apparently cant suck THAT much.
the only reason to run coby is if u want to keep up the "ZOMG ALL MAH GAIZ GOTTA HAVE 8 POWERZ" idea. which isnt bad, but thats honestly the only reason i can see playing coby over him.
While I don't like Dayton very much I admit Coby really isn't any better for 4*.. I still believe that the sentinel need a good 3*
all the other clans just seem to have better 3* then dayton. Zatman, Nanook, Tyd, Mona, Leviatonn, Olga, all look a lot better then Dayton. While he doesn't necessarily "suck" he just isn't up with the 3* in other clans.
I agree he isnt exactly onpar with the best of 3 drops, but honestly thats a good thing for the game. if every clan had a 8 power 4 dmg 3 drop with a random ability there would be nothing unique about the game. i know alot of times im thinking of deck ideas where i can have X ammount of 2 drops that basically accomplish the same thing and have the same stats, but that doesnt turn out too well, which is a good thing. the closest to this i think i've gotten was with bangers/sents with all 2 drops potentially having 8 power and a good ability.
i mean its why u look at bangers and u dont see any guys that have a natural 8 power, yet their counterpart team has 2 8 power. its to seperate them.
Dont get me wrong, evolving Elo is a great idea,
but not in this sort of way, i dislike it, alot...
Why cant you change it, i mean as in the old days,
but different. The 3 top clans being used will be banned the following week,
that would be alot better than taking out near enough one card
from each clan and ruining peoples stragetys.