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 !
"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"
Maybe people should stop making forum posts with just a link to their preset. Or write "Please rate green" anywhere. Both a certain ways to get a red face from me. Nothing to do with 'American' presets but more like behavioural downratings. At least I did not see any specific anti-American downgradings and call that propaganda.
Want comments? Tsk. Then have comments for rating green, too! And have MEANINGFULL comments. "Good deck, Green" is NOT meaningful. "Red for spam-begging for positive rating" is not meaningful concerning the deck itself but would be quite an explanation for a rating...
Ultimately, though, those ratings ARE 90% meaningless. I mean, look at above comments. For Pete's sake, you suggests ONLY YOUR FRIENDS RATING? Do I need to comment on that?
It's not even funny anymore...
The whole Caelus/Lehane thing is getting out of hand tbh...
The minute Caelus is unbanned, I go into ELO and out of the 6 matches I fought, 4 matches had Caelus on my opponents hand (in two matches there was Copper as well in their hand) and another match was just another Skeelz deck without Caelus, but you can be sure he was in the deck.
Caelus, Praxie, Chiara, Redra, Copper, Melvin, Lehane, Tobbie
This deck is just WAY too unbalanced compared to the other decks out there imho.
Sure, it has no SoA, but considering the insane amount of 2 HKO options, next to Redras unkillable DR (don't mention full stops please, no one wants to full stop Redra when there Caelus and Copper around) and Lehanes wall abilities, there is not much that can get around this deck.
Can we please finally ban these unblanced cards ? They ruin the fun in ELO because they don't promote diversity. AT ALL.
No with the new deathmatch i think more are needed, not a rethink just an addition
i mean if copper and caelus were banned before they would see little play in DT and survivor as they do now.....if you ban them now then we can still use them in DM......