Well...it wasn't too much of a change, although with the way rescue is going, they'll be worse than jungo in elo now...lol...you can't use marco, or alec cr....the good part about this entire thing though is that the prices of those 5 cards should drop massively, making them extremely popular in t2...
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"Kolos (R) to Nistarok (R). Marco (R) to Steve (R). Zatman (U) to Frankie Hi (U). Hawk (R) to Chloe (R). Jeena (R) to Ratanah (U)."
Kolos to Nistarok I could see as they are both 5 star and Nistarok has the 8 power.
Marco to steve? Juggernaut to pipsqueak damage prevention? You'll prolly see a lot of sledg used in place.
Zatman to Frankie Hi sounds right because of the similar abilities. Oxen becomes the new Uppers ELO top dog three star with the 7 power though.
The last two make no sense as replacing really big O with wimpy D. To replace Hawk as Sentinel players should be use to doing, you're gonna have to go Havok unless it's a rare week that Copper is unbanned. Roots really don't have a replacement for ratanah. The rest of the four stars suck and Shakra is banned 98% of the time.
I love the Administration's logic and reasons for why to ban Ratanah instead of Shakra. A true reminder that the administration actually tries their best to keep the game balanced.
Honestly, I like it all. I'm an investor and a would-be broker. With the ELO bans of Zatman and Kolos, their prices are going to go down. A good time to buy them, and in around 9 months, their prices are going to rise again when speculation of new Cr's start floating around.
I welcome this decision too.
Marco is way too dangerous for any clans except gheist/roots.
Kolos is another thing introduces too much random into the game.
Zatman is a great loss. Against other pure walls like Tyd he has not too much advantages, but we have to accept he has broken the line. I think he should be ok if he is either: 8/3, no ability, 4 stars. And uppers really need a new solid wall.
Ratanah is just too much for 4 stars. Perfect wall with enough damage, thats why roots can turn their power advantages into KO-threat or rely on those DR pairs to hold the line. Shakra is solid, but not better than many other 5 stars.
Hawks leave is the most surprising thing for me. I beilieve lehane is more broken, and its because of her support we can see the dual 5* running around. Anyway, at least sentinels has now no more dominance, and for players with enough experience, Lehane can still be inserted flexibly into any decks, could be a good thing too.
What Osaka said is exactly right..
These bans are going to level the playing field but not break the clans to where they are unplayable..
And thanks to the new nightmare card (ghumba? Ghumbo?) that clan has been patched up without Kolos! AND MADE BETTER! ^.^
Now we might actually start seeing some serious skill going down in ELO without all of those powerhouse cards running free.. AND with the new voting system (its still new to me dangit!) I think ELO will finally become an amazing experience for most players..
I finally broke 1200 in ELO and I cant wait until all of this completley goes into effect so that I can see how much higher I can climb!
(I am FREAKING EXCITED about breaking 1200 for once though!)