There had been a lot of rumors as to why there were no staff banned cards in the last elo tournament and the most intriguing rumor is that the staff will change the perma ban list. i was thrilled by this but seeing the current format, there hadn't been any change. this made me quite pissed since a change in the perma ban list would help reduce the number of cards that i consider perma ban material that are wasting player votes and it will also give the clans that are, nowadays rarely used in elo, a chance to be better.
here are my proposed cards that should move on the perma ban list: rowdy, wee lee removed, toro and spyke add, ghumbo and lou could move or stay (not quite sure of these two). i'm looking to argue and not to have a pointless bashing with someone.
-power and +power are not 'virtually' the same. We're talking about several pillz of difference here, especially when involving attack manips. I don't want to say anything more on this, beacuse we're running off topic + it seems the main argument is on the usage of 'virtually' rather than how different -power is from +power.
The problem with Roots is that with so many useful DRs and SOA bonus, is that they become a crazy good halfdeck for DR purposes. But their monodeck suffers alot due to having Arno, Yookie etc. because cards like Lou and Ratanah can easily go out of control. I think Roots needs to permaban Arno, better 2*s (Arno is the only really good one so far) and unban Ratanah or Lou.
Freaks lack a decent SOB, and that's about it, really. Maamoon doesn't cut it and SOB would help them so much against . Banning Olga and Bogdan now would completely kill Freaks. Even though I understand that Bogdan and Olga are very good cards.
Vortex needs to get a permaban on Cyb Lhia, honestly. For a 2*, it has the highest power, a good poison, and if everything fails, you get your Pillz back.
Berzerk needs a permaban on Spyke. Even then, they'll still be a good clan with Cortez, Lola, Elvis, Melanie, Miho ...... so on.
We shouldn't be even pleading for a spyke ban. if i was an admin, i'll ban him in a heartbeat. as for cyb lhia, she definitely needs a ban either perma or consistent staff ban. fhtagn is enough or release another card but not a broken one like cyb lhia. as for the roots, only one of ratanah and lou will be unbanned if ever. it may even 'cause a perma-ban for arno, yookie or even rico as Light pointed out.
I definitely agree for a spyke ban even though i was forced to resort to a berserk deck last week because of him. well, all this debate clearly shows how competitive ELO has evolved. with the onslaught of poison, pill recovery and power & damage protection abilities, topping the ELO will be harder as ever. i have settled on 1350 or less ELO ranking and have almost totally given up on reaching the 1400 mark.
@FEAR: I agree with you. Even if Spyke don't get a perm boot, Lola and Elvis will probably be ban on and off in the format elections. I see Rudy as a suitable replacement for Lola if Lola gets banned. I prefer Lola to Rudy though. Berzerk tend to have lots of good 3* cards. If they can get better 2* cards or a decent 4* card, I don't mind if they ban Spyke So far, I've not notice a DR for Berzerk. Hint to the UR staff.
While that scum wants some cards to be removed from perma bans...
I'm proposing that somehow, the player's votes itself destroy ELO. (this idea also came from that scum)
This format election is the perfect example, take a close look:
1. Spyke is unleased.
2. People were like.. "WTH?!!! Why y no ban spyke?!!! Berzerk is so IMBALANCE!!! Berzerk is so IMBALANCE!!!"
3. People banned spyke. (expected and acceptable :smirk
4. Along with Lola + Elvis...poof* ELO for Berzerk destroyed.(not completely. but with the innocence of Lola and Elvis here. I'm sure a vital part of their clan was chunked out.)
ergo.. for this week. Players managed to suppress Berzerk.. near rock bottom. Still failed to promote a balanced ELO.