Here is the list of next week (09/08 week) banned characters in ELO:
Merlin - yeah you CAN, but obviously its not optimal. If they have other decks that are better, they're gonna use those. Less Rescue = More others = win Anita's been used all the time anyways, at most we'll see maybe more Suzies. Not sure about cliff, people will take aurora probably. Taking out Lea and Elvira was the key
I'm a fairly new player, and I don't really get how these bans work...
There are the permanently banned ones, which are these:
Zatman, Ratanah, Wee Lee, Jackie, Lyse Teria Cr, Vickie Cr, Kiki Cr, General Cr, DJ Korr Cr, Tanaereva, Guru Cr, GraksmxxT, Lamar Cr, Alec Cr, Marco, Kolos, Hawk
I get these.
And there are the ones banned this week according to the vote last week, which should be the list in the original post. Then why does this list misses the first 10 characters? (Robb, Lea, Elvira, Kerry, Yookie, Mona, Edd, Oshitsune, Sigma, Copper)
Does this mean that these 10 characters were still under vote in friday (when this list was posted), that's why they are not included? Then what is this list exactly? These are the characters that were banned weeks ago, and they had no chance to become unbanned this week? And how exactly can characters become unbanned?
I'm sorry I got all these questions... maybe if there were a more detailed guide somewhere...
Btw I put together a Rescue deck, and it doesn't seem to be that bad. It was pretty cheap and I'm between 1150 and 1200. I think I'll be able to reach 1200 eventually.
Damoklesz, Id love to see your deck, Without SoA or SoB i haven't been able to break 1100 with Rescue.
These player bans just highlight a big issue with this game. When a deck only has one viable SoA/SoB, off course it will be used in every deck. Make more of them, so you see more variety
I'm thinking of running this for Rescue:
Market vaule is under 20,000 currently. It can easily be altered to cut Benson, Slyde, and Denise for Glosh, Beverly, and Vinny to really put the hurt on GHEIST and Roots.
The truth is, Rescue even with the bans have a good strong core of Aurora, Suzie, Anita, Krash and Steve. Past that you can play with Cliff, Hax, Glosh, Benson, Ghoub, Joana, Pam, Wesley, or Larry plugging them into the crucial spots.
What you have to fear with Rescue this week is Piranas and Nightmare. Prior to the great experiment Rescue could trounce those clans using Sledg, Kerry, and Lea backed by Elvira and Steve. Now it gets a lot more dicey for Rescue if they face SoB.
Apparently I play this one: http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=1434529
I don't speak spanish, but if this guy claims that this is good for 1300, I disagree.
I basically just bought the 4 characters that beat my last La Junta deck, and filled it with the mostly obvious choices and got this deck. In retrospect my La Junta might have been slightly better, only my opponent had the luck of the draw that time. Anyway I enjoy playing with this one much more for some reason.
Sorry about the double post, but I haven't seen Dr Traveler's post before, because of this approval thingy (why is that needed at all?). Anyways... it's funny that by banning some chars, suddenly there are more options with Rescue than before.
Mine (now this is the link: http://www.urban-rivals.com/presets/?id_preset=1436909 how could it have changed?) features some 2HKO options with Cliff, Ghoub or Glosh, with the possibility of focusing to Anita and damage reduction depending on the draw. It's also resistant to SoA. SoB obviuosly kills Rescue now, but that's allright, everyone needs a weakness.
Meanwhile Dr Traveler's is a full out healer deck. Personally I consider the facts that Cliff is stronger against SOA and that he has a situational SoA for himself a better choice than having 1 more power (Aurora). I also wouldn't change Ghoub or Glosh to Suzie, since the big guys are more resistant to SoA and support Cliff with a possible 2HKO better. Benson is certainly a possibility, so I might change that. I don't like Denise either because when I play her, it's kinda obvious that I didn't put any pillz on her, coz 4 damage usually doesn't worth the risk. Putting 1 pillz can be useless since a 7 powed need 2 pillz anyway to hit through the bonus, and that kills her even then. I can't just reply with her, like with Steve and Slyde, because of the courage. So I'm sticking with Larry. People seem to consider him more seriously...
Oh wow... I go away to my cottage for a month, and come back to see 46 banned characters... I honestly dont have a single deck that is playable anymore of the 10 I had going... Like usually one or two of the decks get a banned char, but the rest are good, but all 10? This is ridiculous...
I think its because new players finally found out about the voting system and are banning out cards they cant afford. I think a 10 or 15 card limit should be in effect so that this doesnt keep happening. Banning cards like Gwen and Wanda just so that they can't be used as 1 star fillers... really? The voting is meant to take out some of the stronger cards for one week, cards such as Caelus, or Copper. Not every card that has a decent place in a deck! Even Lea, not a strong card, but is a nice 2 star filler is getting the boot. And Yookie? Hawkins?SPIAGHI!! LEHANE!!!
I honestly and truly believe there should be a ban limit in place. Please rate green and comment back on this post if you agree with me. This game should not turn out as a childs game where only the weakest cards are used, this is a game of strategy, and if people cannot learn to deal with one or two staple cards, then they are in the wrong game!