Hello Urban Rivals players,
In order to create a more precisely balanced metagame in ELO mode, from now on, we are going to change the ELO ban list every month.
The changes listed below will be implemented immediately. However, we encourage you to write your comments and suggestions about them in this topic. The ban list for next month will be heavily influenced by player input from this topic. This method of refining the ban list will continue on a monthly basis.
Added to the Ban List:
Removed from the Ban List:
We want to remind you that, in exceptional cases of very powerful cards, we can add that card to the ELO ban list at any time.
Also, join in the Leader Wars, starting today at 14.00 (GMT+1) and ending thursday at 23.59 (GMT+1)!
Start phase 1: 02/05 - 14.00 GMT +1
End phase 1: 04/05 - 11.00 GMT +1
Start phase 2: 04/05 12.00 GMT +1
End phase 2: 05/05 23.59 GMT +1
edited by ChaosDragon88 wednesday 04/05/2016, 11:07
I agree with some, disagree with others. However, most comments thus far have glossed over my favorite part:
"...from now on, we are going to change the ELO ban list every month."
As long as this is true, then I'm fine with the changes. If they see Caelus Cr everywhere, they'll change it next month. A more rotational perma-ban list is a good thing, imo. The staleness in ELO comes from months on end of the same perma-bans, with no real update, and the same core cards rotational player-banned each week. I see this as UR giving themselves MORE work, and trying to get the data they need to make it more stable -- not saying, "We've got this down, and here are the final results!"
By the way, I'm curious -- how does this list factor in to the ELO overhaul voted for awhile back? (Or did I miss an announcement about that?)
*edit* Aaaand answered by the post made just before I hit send. xD
edited by Xonia monday 02/05/2016, 15:03
So I'm gonna put my two sense in.
All stars: Honestly, I haven't really seen striker all that much. He never scared me after I started using ulu watu. He could stay unbanned.
Bangers: Unpopular opinion time. I've hated joy and blaaster cr for the longest time now, and honestly, as long as you eventually bring a balanced 4 star card, bangers should be fine.
Bezerk: Honestly banning fiddler would be so much easier.
Freaks: Just ban antoinette, I've hated her. Arture is fine and does not deserve the ban.
Frozn: I understand why you are banning both of them. Frozn has been way too solid for the longest time now. PLus mahitimah, haaken, etc. are still great cards.
Gheist: Are you banning her because you don't want to ban djengo? At least djengo won't be banned as often, but you got rid of their 3* nuke unless you can afford lin xia 3*, which is bs.
Hurracan: EL mariachi being banned is fine, they still make a great half deck
Jungo: So jean for ongh? Honestly, if you keep the goal of a format change per month, this could be fine for a while. JUst don't release buba.
Junkz: Qubik? But why, he's not op, just solid. I suppose junkz can use locke or something.
La junta: Understandable
Leaders: I'm waiting for the ongh+eyrik 50/50 decks which will be bs.
Montana: Fairbanks honestly is a great ban. I've hated him for a while now, especially with all the other support cards that make montana so good.
Nightmare: Bans are fine tbh
Pussycats: Yayoi cr has been a pain in my side, but less effective because of ulu watu for me. Hopefully slayer keeps them alive.
Riots: I hate pr balthazar more tbh, how about that trade next month?
Roots: You should of unbanned ratannah at least, this is junst slaughtering them.
Skeelz: Caelus cr? I'm excited, but with me using sparkle, this will be interesting.
Vortex: For a month, I guess I can deal with rahi.
I feel like this will be very restrictive now, but enjoyable. I feel like raptors should of gotten rex sweig or rattle banned. And uppers and ulu watu should of gotten a ban as well, as much as I love those clans. Maybe next month unban grudj or bogdan and keep arturo and antoinette banned?
Looks like I forgot a couple clans lol.
Ulu watu: Daddy jomnes needed the ban. At least ulu watu halves can reign supreme. Or they are going to release a support ulu watu 5* that isn't broken or underpowered.
Vortex pt. 2: I forgot cyb was banned. With sarah in the horizon, they should be fine. Plus maybe neloe, c wing, and vektor will get more play.