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.
Last minute voting still happens... there is just less impact. the only way to really stop last minute startegic voting is to make the result invisible for the whole week.
@BesucherXia.... we are able to see the result of the voting so far.... which is where last minute voting kicks in.
Constantly banning cards for more than 2 weeks in a row has been annoying
sentinel havent been used for a month now , i dont see the point in voting for cards to stay banned if they were banned for 1 week already especially as its the most used cards from the previous week , how can cards banned the previous week stay on the list ?
it really diminshes the uses of a clan and actually restrains players from playing elo .
imagine a low level veteran what if he has only 2 options for elo decks and those cards get banned ? it means he doesnt play elo .
eg : the banning of hawk and lehane basically put them on the shelf i didnt see them for a whole month!! montana uppers sak are for dts as for elo copper is hardly a replacement being as soa is rampant in elo .
1 last thing to add , it helps the richer ur players earn easy money when hawk was banned his price dropped to a measely 5K
Tek _ NeeK
IMO the best half deck with sentinels is aurelia,lehane,the 3 drop guy 7/2 with ability +3 dmg, and hawk.
i dont think their 4 drops and other 3 drops are worth it to fit in a half deck, personally, at least compared to what you CAN be playing. 1 thing i think that made sents so strong is you can easily play a deck with TWO 5 stars and ONE 4 star. and not really pay for it if you have the right half deck.