We've already told you that we were going to see how things would be going with the secret voting system about possible changes in ELO mode. And that's exactly what we’ve done.
Firstly, we’ve decided to leave the voting system as it is. It works well and should work even better in the future with characters banned thanks to votes.
We've checked voting results and the most frequently played characters in ELO stats.
We've decided to permanently ban 5 characters: Kolos, Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah.
Kolos is permanently banned because it was obvious that you did not want him in ELO any more. He’s been banned nearly every weeks since the voting system release and we thought it was pointless to keep on using your votes against him.
Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah have also been frequently banned by your votes so we thought that these permanent bans would offer a fairer game.
Admittedly Ratanah was banned less often than Shakra but we calculated that her ban would greatly help in reducing the Roots' dominance while still making them playable. Whereas Shakra’s ban would have left the Roots with very strong chances of building powerful half-decks for a reasonable amount of stars.
We didn’t want to ban any All Stars or Piranas (Smokey or Striker, for example) even if they were concentrating a large part of votes. We figured out you would be more free to vote and decide by yourselves which characters need to be remove from ELO.
Have fun !
When is caelus going to fit this scenario? (Replace kolos with caelus)
"Kolos is permanently banned because it was obvious that you did not want him in ELO any more. He’s been banned nearly every weeks since the voting system release and we thought it was pointless to keep on using your votes against him."
Speaking of votes.....many american members are getting their presets bombarded with red faces and then our presets are deleted....to make people rate fairly(or prevent the hater parade) as just a suggestion...they should maybe have to leave a comment before they rate..or presets just arnt deleted for being in the negatives or a low number..because im sick of my amazing presets getting delete then stolen by foreign players...
I completely agree! I have found many of my recent presets diminish from the 900's down to the low negatives overnight. Although it seems like that recurrent problem was a glitch (and it appears to have ended), I think it would still be great if players were required to post a comment if they wished to rate red. It would decrease the amount of "hate sprees" and encourage salient comments and constructive criticism. Good idea, AKG.
Wait so there are people rating down american presets?
That's low, but I've never heard of it happening. I like AKG's idea, because I had a 9 card DT deck that got deleted because it was red faced too much but I got no comments on it. It was similar to FIF's deck too.