This happens a lot with the Staff Announcement forum, but when a new thread is created there is this massive influx of vapid shitposting and crazy people that, when combined with the inconsistencies of post validation, makes it impossible to have a decent discussion. That's what this thread is for.
This thread is NOT for merely whining about new bans/unbans and offering your own pro tips on what should happen; we already have a thread for that. What this thread IS for is speculation and theories about the direction the Staff is pushing the game in (or at least trying to). If you do have ban/unban suggestions that tie in to your overall point that's fine, but if your only reason for posting is to whine about Norton or Lucy go somewhere else.
To recap, here are the changes the Staff announced:
New Bans: Saki, Marina, Jautya, Isatis, El Gascaro, Dr Norton, Ongh, Zhu Tang, Lucy, and Buba is up for debate
New Unbans: Striker, Lear Barduh, El Divino, with Askai and Clover up for debate.
The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars : Saki
La Junta : Isatis
Huracan : El Gascaro
Rescue : Dr Norton
Jungo : Buba
Fang Pi Clang : Zhu Tang
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
All Stars : Striker
Weirdest change in bans so far, they not only dropped most of their original plans they just seemed to randomly follow the French players advice without thought, yes I had a squiz at thier forums and lets just say we are completely ignored as English players
Strikers unban was weird, doing nothing to curb AS really, he gives them another SOB counter that Saki gave for an extra star. sure he gets beaten by shit but lets be real striker/marina/mulligan/jessie is a good half deck!
Buba? lol umm wut so instead of getting rid of any of the staple half we see (ongh/jean/pegh/some card usually rodney or bridge) they get rid of Buba....yeah because mono Jungo was always around and problematic O_o
Even further weirder was the decision not to actually ban any PC cards at all.
It seems they lost our idea of direction towards the pissing off nukes/0ld blockers but simply just changed some stuff around and threw other cards out for lol