@slick_back, kolos is good but he is over rated in my opinion, yes he can get that 10 - 12 dmg but in 4/5 matches opp had kolos, I haven't let them get more than 4. His 7 power is low these days because he is a 5* with no manipulation of his own. This means not only does he get beaten by 8 power cards but by any card 4* or less with 7 power or a decent enough ability to take him down. He's also not immune to the atk/power manipulators, theres still lehane, gibson, petra, lulabee etc. And in roots/ghiest theres leviatonn, shakra and nahi cr. As far as pussycats go, theres always yayoi to stop him.
As for ratanah being banned roots did need balancing but the problem is now they haven't got any good 4*'s to use. So it's reversed and still not balanced.
@ slick back: I agree with most of what you've had to say, about Marco and Kolos and such, but I have a real problem with people saying Ratanah deserved her ban. Why did she deserve it? Yes, Roots are a good clan, but tbh they have one of the most predictable pilling patterns IMO. Most of their staple cards have 4 damage (Rico, Noodile, Yookie) and as such the amount of pillz your opp. is willing to use on these particular cards tends to ceiling at 4 - and Rico and Yookie are often used as bluffs. Ratanah has 5 damage, and as such people tend to pill maybe one more than that if going first, or they will use her against their opp's main threat card. I mean I haven't been beaten by Shakra in about 6 months! Soo predictable! 4 pillz or 6 pillz usually depending on the rest of the deck and my cards etc.
What I mentioned about Ratanah being used as the counter to the big cards is the main reason for her banning IMO. Players use their 'nuke' cards predictably and get frustrated when Roots users play Ratanah with just the right number of pillz - then they ban her every week, hence she ends up staff-banned. Its just stupid IMO, Roots don't have attack manipulation and so are already at a slight disadvantage compared to the other powerhouse clans in ELO already, then Shakra was banned every week, sometimes along with Ratanah. They are powerful, but still quite predictable and did not need their best card banned.
Kolos is beatable, but the problem is he is too unpredictable and dangerous.
Assume you are using mono Sakrohm and have to deal with him. Petra and Murray do beat Kolos with same pills, but Kolos has 10 damage while they both have only 5, means its you not him that can not afford the loss in that round. If Kolos player wins and he has some other DRs in hand, the game may be very likely over because you have no chance to overcome that 10 lifes lead. If you win, you must still check how many pills have been used by both sides before you can laugh. The same thing happens to many other walls, makes your blocking attempt with wall cards not a good idea, and your best choice is throwing in your own 5 stars with massive damage to settle the game. That way the game has been played purely randomly.
Ghesit/Roots players are lucky enough to avoid that situation, but all other clans which can not guarantee using SOAs on him will definitely face that problem.
So donot be surprised both noobs and experiened players hate Kolos so much.
I think it's all crap
and well, since Kolos was banned and Ghumbo introduced, nightmare players coulnd't care less
but what about uppers or sentinel?? where are the brilliant replacements for them??
No I think UR wants ELO less dominated by uppers, because they're already dominating type 2
I wonder when that is gonna end and the game itself will be interesting again
Hawk I can understand..he's Jacky with a star more and a slower attack, but still too fearsome
on the other hand, what cards are left to sentinel players which really do damage??
with Copper having been banned for the last three weeks and no proper replacement
Havok??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA come on...
I dunno, I'm playing Piranas next week to ensure everybody's nasty bonus will be negated
and you can bet I'm putting a lot of pillz manipulation in it to irritate the hell out of people
so you'd best use your votes on Hawkins and Smokey now, otherwise I'll be lethal next week!!
Maybe the old elo system wasnt's that bad...