OMG wow ponchos, lol, wow, it's really not that hard, never was.
1300 is another story
Anyways, I didn't like that they permabanned ratanah. Even with the good reason it was just not good enough for me, even tho I do see what they mean but still. WHY?
Kolos and Hawk have been needing to be staff banned for a loooong time, so it's good to see them pulled.
Zatman and Marco...it was really a mistake for UR to unban them in the first place - they're both pretty overpowered. At the very least, Marco filled in as a great 5* until the release of Sledg.
And Ratahnah...I'm really on the fence on. I can see why she's overused, but I've rarely found her to be unbeatable.
Its no secret that I just flat out suck at ELO! ^.^
I think its just my nerves.. I look at it like its something far bigger than what it really is and worry ENTIRELY to much on what to play next..
I can play an hour long DT and only lose 3 times.. But that is NOT the case for ELO..
Im a bit split on the decision, I see why some of the cards are banned but I dont agree with all of them.
Kolos - Sure he is a possible 1 HKO or 10 dmg card, but his power is only 7 and his dmg is only 4 with soa. I think he is majorly over rated in my opinion. Won't affect me too much.
marco - Again I find him somewhat over rated, sure he can be a 9/7 but against soa he has just 5 power. I find sledg a much bigger threat when vsing rescue so again it wont affect me too much.
zatman - In my opinion, the best non cr 3* around. So it's understandable that he is banned, this 1 I agree with.
Hawk - Now while hawk is a solid card, my problem is not so much with him being banned as it is with there being no other solid 5* sentinel cards. Sure copper can be a big 9/8 card but against soa he is just 4/8.
ratanah - Im not so sure this card needed to be banned, I mean there are alot of cards out there than can compete with her. cards like gibson, marina, toro etc. Also again there is really no good roots 4* and shakra is a constant ban card so theres really not alot left for roots to use.
Then there are some cards that seem to always escape banning. I think pussycats need 1 of their possible unevolved cards banned as they have so many, they have yayoi, charlie, wanda and gwen to name a few. Also all stars need a ban too, they have been regularly banned and now with most of their threats gone they will gain more dominance.
@air-gear: i see where you are coming from on the SOA breaking Marco and Kolos, but u also have to factor in the ways things are with hands and opponents. Marco, Elvira, Vinny, and lets say Anita is your hand, and your opponent isnt playing GHEIST or roots, they have one SOA, they are not gonna throw it out like that, and aslong as its there your not gonna throw marco out there into the open for it. theres login involved with avoinding non bonus SOA. as far as gheist and roots go, marco is basiclly screwed unless its a low power card. Kolos on the other hand is way more dangerous. u say 7 power is only, only 8 powered out power him, and hes immune to GHEIST, roots, pussycats and attack manuipulator/power manipulator clans. that only leaves SOB clans that arent affected. also when does anyone have 4 SOA abilities in their hand. and also kolos isnt always a 1 hit KO. i can play kolos 2 pillz 1st round and watch someone think its a bluff, and i get 10 damage, (very bad) they DR me and i get atleast 5 damage, or they SOA me and i get 4, or they pill hard and im at a huge advantage. MArco is more predictable, but imagine a hand of Kolos, Kenny, Phyllis, and SArgh looking at you. you honestly cannot always guess whats gonna be played with enough precision to say kolos is something to scoff at.
And also people are saying ratanah doesnt deserve to be banned. how does she not? Roots are very dominant in ELO and as such need to be balanced. the ban isnt always saying, this card is too powerful, its also done to balance out the clan, and with shakra being banned every week, roots are now taken from the center of ELO and put to a somewhat normal state