In order to rebalance ELO mode and to make it more interesting, we’ve decided to lift the ban on Wanda and Baby Q (Pussycats) and instead to ban Lyse Teria Cr (Montana), Alec (Rescue) and Zatman (Uppers). These changes will come into effect from Monday May 26th
It is rdcoulous to get Wanda Back, I am completelly bored for playing against noon stevens and svelthana in level 1, now it will be even worse.
I guess nice decision from the economic side, many people purchasing cool attitude's packs to get them at level 1.
Skyryder, you are very off about Kolos vs. Zatman. True, Zatman would can win against Kolos easily -- if you pill!! So many players either a) don't pill at all with Kolos, or b) pill to the max and fury in the first round. This means that you have a 50/50 chance of losing when you don't have an SOA or damage-reducer on deck.
When Zatman is coming your way... who cares? At most, he's going to do 6 damage with fury. Nothing TOO terrifying. The factor here is how much a card changes the entire way the match (and game) is played.
Kolos FORCES your opponent to pill, especially when he/she has no SOA out. Let's say you block with Slyde or even Vermyn N (forget Sakrohm for now)... Kolos still gets 6-7 damage through without fury.
UR developers are really missing an opportunity to ease frustration for strategical players who are sick of cheap sucker-punches based on luck alone. I hope someone important sees this post... *sigh*
Strategical players deal with kolos the huge majority of the time.... Hes not uber, esp. as your deck SHOULD have SOAs, SOBs and damage reducers....as abilities as well as bonuses....sure once in a while he will beat you, but ur deck should usually be able to do with him...thats why hes not banned, hes not hard to beat....a predictable card...
Jason, here's where I disagree...
When it's Zatman vs. Kolos, Kolos does take out the Bonus, but Zatman still has the attack reducing ability AND still has 8 power Yes, Kolos is a OHKO, but it's still stoppable (SOA or power/attack reducers/damage reducers). As I've said before, Zatman has almost no weaknesses, with 2 attack reducers. It's pretty much guaranteeing 4-6 damage is dealt.
Also, you argument is a little contradictory. You're complaining that Kolos, when damage reduced does 6-7 damage, yet Zatman can also do 6 damage?
Personally, UR admin made a good choice. I'd rather deal with Kolos and have a chance of winning rather than have to rely mostly on luck to deal with Zatman in ELO.
Skyrider Who furys on zatman everyone usally just uses a damage reducer and it becomes only 2 damage just like you said yourself youd rather take on kolos which means you wouldent want to attack zatman.
While kolos still makes about 5-7 damage with a damage reducer blocking him making it harder to defend againt kenny hel exc...
while after zatman gets reduced you need to plan more because of the lack of damage he made, either way the staff made a good choice i have to agree on that.
But now who will come to save the uppers?
I'd like to point this out as well. Has anyone ever thought why they banned Zatman but have left Nightmare alone? Uppers was rotating with Rescue atop ELO. Nightmare is rarely if ever seen in the top 3. They banned Zatman to shake up ELO. Banning Kolos would simply weaken a clan that is already unused in ELO. There is no need to weaken Nightmare in the Metagame right now, which is why Kolos is left to run free.
I personally feel the UR Staff made good decisions to achieve thier goals, even though I was a heavy Uppers user in ELO.