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.
Please do not to talk to people like that frychikn. We or at least I have played him and he is using a Jungo/freaks deck.
In fact I have played him many times and he uses Jungo quite often. So please don't call others "ignorant" when you do not know what you are talking about. Thank you. And yes skill is required...how do you explain players who get top 50 every week? take a look at the top 50 at the END of every week. In fact if it took no skill how could you ever plan to reach 1400 consistently? Yes luck helps but players like 0 Annette, 1f Angelo, Alex, and even Miauchat got top 25 almost every week when he used to play more. Yes luck helps but Skill is definately required. and to be honest frychikn... you haven't broken 1400 in a while as you are not on any of the hall of fame pages above 1400. which go back about 3 weeks. If you cannot consistently do well it may be because you are depending too much on luck. everyone has bad streaks and foul luck at times but good players can always get back on top.
Lol i played in the 1300s and 1400s last week with kolos. unless EVERY CHARACTER they have is a SOA that cant be stopped by SOB, its easy to get his effect to go through. not only that they have to start out with those characters so i DONT KO them. if they start out with those ill just put out a character they have to pill against to win. and since they are playing around my kolos, they WONT pill.
infact im playing kolos this week, and i know ill hit 1300(, its too easy. (unless i dont play)
lol commenting about my current elo rating, when if u even paid attention to these boards A LITTLE you would know i get 1300s at the very LEAST every week i actually play.
I know you get 1300 but you always seem to come up with 1400s. and if you were above 1400 last week it would be in the hall of fame. In that case it would be ignorant to believe you...according to a post you made. And in regard to a post you made a while ago.... You once said that just because the cards are not in the ballot they must not be that good... well...none of the nightmare are on the ballot and you are using them. That means they must not be good at all and are down with the other clans that are not on the ballot according to you. And actually the strategy you mentioned is actually predictable to a good player. I actually just beat a player with Kolos who assumed "they WON'T pill" well I got them good. And even an average deck can get 1400 with some good playing and maybe some luck. In regard to the luck thing... In fact I have seen players get 1500+ in back to back weeks. So if that is all luck they must be really lucky according to you again. Actually nightmare is not that good overall and Kolos is the only good card. the rest lack power and dmg. And since Nightmare is not playable in Mono... In half decks you do not always get SOB. The problem with nightmare is that every hand can be below average if you don't get Kolos. So unless you are playing Mono then kolos is very stoppable.
I dont always pillout kolos turn 1. i was just making an example on just how RANDOM he is.
" And actually the strategy you mentioned is actually predictable to a good player. I actually just beat a player with Kolos (R) who assumed "they WON'T pill" well I got them good"
being a good player has NOTHING to do with randomly guessing what they bet. so what if he didnt pill at all and u wasted your 9 pills or whatever? would that mean u arnt a good player? no, its COMPLETELY RANDOM, its called LUCK. this game revolves around betting, this game has a GREAT deal of luck, its amazing to me that you wont even admit it. this is FAR from poker.
nightmare is really good as a half deck what are you talking about?
they have 2 good 2s. they now have a very good 4. and of course they have kolos. you really cant ask for better for a half team.
i win PLENTY of games without kolos.
My guess was not random entirely... yes they could have not pilled but it works against players with Kolos very often and often luring opponents is a gamble but it works quite often against players using Kolos. And you seem to forget that not everyone uses Kolos. The game is not entirely random just because Kolos exists. And still you won't admit that there are players who make the top 100 every week. If it is allways random how can players get any consistency?
And yes nightmare 2* are okay. but like I said if you are playing in half deck and Kolos is drawn alone he is very easy to beat.
And I never said guessing has "nothing" to do with it. It does but having an actually strategy can help too and it is not 100% luck like you make it seem to be.
And once again you seem to forget thet you are the one that said on another post that clans that are "not on the ballot for a reason" No nightmare cards are on the ballot. There must be a reason for that and according to an old post you made about the lesser used clans... since nightmare is not on the ballot as well does that mean they are bad too?
Okay.... kolos without a bonus is still a 7/10
if you take bonuses from ALOT of characters they arnt crap, so your "if you draw kolos by himself" BS is retarded.
if you draw STRIKER by himself he isnt very good. if you draw RANDY by himself he isnt spectacular i could go on and on if you'd like.
where did i say this game is 100% luck. i said it is luck based, not 100% luck.
You are miss understanding.... he is easy to stop on his own.. but not worthless.
and the Ballot system is based on statistics so insulting it is not reasonable... and this also means that other clans also could be side cut. As a note you should try being polite and reasonable on the boards as you come off very agressive and this could get you it trouble.