The list of ELO banned and penalty bearing characters will be updated on Monday 04/20/2015
This list may be subject to amendment until Friday 17h.
Click here to view the provisional list of characters banned in ELO mode.
Summary of the changes below.
Final ELO banned list:
The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars: Marina
Pussycats: Lucy, Diana, Sera M1
Vortex: Rahi Sledon
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
All Stars : Robb Cr
GHEIST: Dolly Cr
Leader: Timber, Vholt
Pussycats: Yayoi Cr
Sakrohm: Lear Barduh
Here is a provisional list of characters who will be penalized in the DTs:
JUNKZ: Dj Korr Cr
LA JUNTA: General Cr, Raven, Emeth Cr
MONTANA: Lyse Teria Cr, Vickie Cr
RESCUE: Marco Cr, Alec Cr
ROOTS: Kiki Cr
SAKROHM: Guru Cr, Graksmxxt
SENTINEL: Hawk, Copper Cr
UPPERS: Jackie Cr, Herman
LEADER: Hugo, Eyrik, Bridget, Eklore, Morphun, Vholt
ALL STARS: Lamar Cr, Saki
BANGERS: Beeboy, Tasty Tast
LA JUNTA: Milena, Pilzken
MONTANA: Spiaghi, Avola
RESCUE: Dr Norton
UPPERS: Oxen, Zatman
SENTINEL: Coby, Martha
edited by ChaosDragon88 friday 17/04/2015, 17:15
Marina was OP rob cr is too but fair swap (no need to change)
rolph (the only reason people played ghiest) dolly cr isnt enough, either brng back draheera or ghiest will hardly be played.
zapatino.. just no nononononononoono!
ongh for troompah
PC changes okay but gonna hate yayoi.. happy that i wont see lucy and diana again though
since last update there has been no rescue.. so im guessing thats why elvira is coming back, im not against this.. but not a fan either.. i just understand why it happened
sakrohm and sentinel changes are welcome.
i liked plunk but fair enough..
cyb didnt need a ban, better players know how to counter and how to use her.. but im not gonna moan about her ban
all in all, only rolph is one that needs changing, and zapatino cant be brought back, derby queen is enough a good 2*
The changes look pretty good to me.
Personally I don't worry too much about making sure every powerful card is banned (talking ELO now of course.) There's always going to be a top tier group of cards and if you get rid of them then, in a month, we'll all discover that the old second tier has become the new first tier and suddenly we want THEM banned. It is enough to just have some circulation between available cards to keep the game interesting.
So, with that said, the only thing that I don't like about these changes is that Pussycats didn't take a hit at all. The ONE thing I think everybody could agree on is that Pussycats have been overpowered for like two months now. No amount of weekly player bans has kept them from doing extremely well in ELO. So now we have perma-banned Lucy and Diana. I know that is what some people wanted. It is not what I wanted. I wanted to see Leela and Sera M1 go. But what is even worse than having banned the wrong cards... we have now unbanned Yayoi Cr. Are... you... kidding? Yayoi Cr more than makes up for Diana. AND!!! THE WORST THING YET!!! Vholt is unbanned.
So guess what we have to look forward to? MORE PUSSYCATS. Stronger pussycats. Vholt Pussycats.
The pussycat bans and unbans for ELO badly need to be reconsidered.
WELL DONE UR No sarcasm! I think this will prove the best ELO change in a while! PLEASE KEEP LIKE THIS: we should balance test these changes by testing them out NOW
All Stars: great swap
GHEIST: Dolly Cr? Don't think anyone expected her to come back. Profiteering! Make her Cr THEN bring her back. Banning Rolph is predictable and fair. Okay swap but not what GHEIST needed
Jungo: THANK YOU Jungo have been largely confined to halfs lately and Ongh was always OP, this stops that. Perhaps Buba would have been fairer to other players, or Askai? But I LOVE Jungo
Huracan: I've been asking for Zapatino for ages especially since El Gascaro ban
Pussycats: Worst decision in list, Diana should be Sera M1, but this change seems to indicate the staff want to make them less defensive as a clan. Strange, I thought that was the clan theme? Also, Yayoi Cr? Unnecessary profiteering
Sakrohm: Jautya for Lear Barduh, best decision on list Weaken SOA and discourage 50/50s
Leaders: Fair, Timber is still weak, and Vholt is very balanced
Sentinel: good swap, Lehane needed to go. Coby didn't need to come back but it won't matter..
Montana: Oscar doesn't leap out as bad or good
Skeelz: : I approve, Xingshu should stay as she fits better with clan theme and play style than Plunk
Vortex: I know the logic, but Vortex may be too weak?
Banning Lucy and Diana while leaving Leela, Malicia, and Sera M1 is pretty silly. Unbanning Yayoi Cr under these conditions is even more silly. Unbanning Vholt under these conditions is even MORE silly.
I guess we can all look forward more of the same crap.
I realize that people have widely ranging opinions on what should or shouldn't be banned but the one thing everybody agreed on was that Pussycats were OP. And now we have made them stronger? I just don't get it.