We've already told you that we were going to see how things would be going with the secret voting system about possible changes in ELO mode. And that's exactly what we’ve done.
Firstly, we’ve decided to leave the voting system as it is. It works well and should work even better in the future with characters banned thanks to votes.
We've checked voting results and the most frequently played characters in ELO stats.
We've decided to permanently ban 5 characters: Kolos, Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah.
Kolos is permanently banned because it was obvious that you did not want him in ELO any more. He’s been banned nearly every weeks since the voting system release and we thought it was pointless to keep on using your votes against him.
Marco, Zatman, Hawk and Ratanah have also been frequently banned by your votes so we thought that these permanent bans would offer a fairer game.
Admittedly Ratanah was banned less often than Shakra but we calculated that her ban would greatly help in reducing the Roots' dominance while still making them playable. Whereas Shakra’s ban would have left the Roots with very strong chances of building powerful half-decks for a reasonable amount of stars.
We didn’t want to ban any All Stars or Piranas (Smokey or Striker, for example) even if they were concentrating a large part of votes. We figured out you would be more free to vote and decide by yourselves which characters need to be remove from ELO.
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Actual allknowing, wee lee is the same as b ball at level 2 with the reducion but 1 less min and same as juicy lord at level 3 but 1 less min. Wee lee isn't overpowered. I suppose he was overpowered back when he was banned but times have changed and he isn't overpowered enough to be elo banned now. And if he unbanned he'd give a much needed boost to the ula wata.
Other cards that can be taken off include - Hawk (Ban copper instead then it'll be fairer.), lamar cr (Really is average and not worth the ban with the 6 power. Even if you stop the opp bonus, he'll draw with a original 8 power pill for pill. Then lets add ability to that.) and kolos (Not overpowered at all, just annoying and dead against soa). Nothing else really. And all these depend on opinion but these are my views on who should be unbanned.
I'm not going to go into who should be banned.
Hawk doesn't deserve a ban just cause jackie does. There is one big different, jackie is 1 star lower. Also jackie has a better bonus. If hawk is banned then let ban tomas aswell.
Kolos doesn't deserve a ban. Think about it. He is annoying and that is all he is. Not overpowering or anything just annoying. He doesn't need a ban so remove him.
@Wazzupz actual wee lee would suck at 5 stars 7/6 with a - 2 opp damage. I'd rather use many of the others 5 stars of ula wata. Wee lee needs unbanned to give a boost to ula wata.
@Horo: seriously, dude ?
I mean, come on... Kolos isn't banned because he is too strong, he is banned because he took the tactic out of the matches and pulled everything down to a trivial coin toss guessing game. Can we please not have this discussion again ? -.-
Also, Hawk and Tomas are two very different cards with very different abilities and Tomas is quite weaker. No point in comparing them. Oh, and Jackie would still be banned if heshe were a 5 star card.
And no a 5* 9/6 with -2 opp damage min 1 is still too good.
@ibtd Lol at your kolos comment. Any match is still a guessing game no matter if kolos is there or not. It's not a matter if it is kolo or not. Why don't we just ban every card cas they make us guess.
So hawk and tomas are completely different but hawk and jackie can be compared. soa and sob are very similiar and tomas and hawk are same stats and same stars. If hawk deserves a ban then tomas deserves a ban. Which none of them do. Yes jackie deserves the ban cause of her stats. Hawk doesn't deserve the same ban. There stats makes the differences.
Also which would be better banned copper or hawk. I say copper, he is overpowered when he isn't against soa. Look at all the copper/caelus decks everyone. Ban copper and remove hawk.
Oh so wee lee is good lol. Lets ban marina, A 9/5 with - 3 opp damage is even better, lets ban her if wee lee is banned. Seriously, compare wee lee to many other cards and look at him without his bonus.
Why not ban lost hog, kinjo and lao cr. Maybe also yu mei. And even timber that allows loads of 11 damages to 1hko. And ban flavio cr and dacote. Let's get rid of all 1hko cause they make the game 'a trivial coin toss guessing game'.