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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Copper is a pain because peolpe arnt stupid enough to play him vs soa you idiots!
he may be weak but he is on the ban list every week so that tells you something. same with caelus and striker.
weelee is banned due to complete flexibility. and at the time ulu were very strong (with tan and weelee both unbanned) now both are banned im sure we can cut some slack
marco is banned because when he isnt the whole of rescue get better. when copper isnt banned sentinel have other good options but he does have the same effect
what im saying is all cards on the ban list are there for a reason.
"I think Marco was banned more because people were putting together decks with both him and sledge so it was just too much; not because he was overpowered by himself"
"Marco is banned because when he isnt the whole of Rescue get better."
A card should be banned because it, itself, is overpowered - not because it makes its clan better.
Personally, I think the cards that deserve to be banned, are cards like Jackie or Vickie Cr who are huge threats even without their bonus or abilities. Cards like Marco, Copper, Kolos, while strong - their strength is only situational.
...Not that any of this really matters, since I doubt we'll see the ban list changing anytime soon...