I mean it was a "special" card so it was released in a "special" way , don't see the problem of not going to NB packs and straight to elite.
It adds to the rarity and feel of the card , and that isn't a bad thing. Sure it gets more pricey , but if you get a special edition sneakers irl , you won't complain that they are much more expenssive than the regular ones , because it is different.
also , disscussing having all cards in collection is a whale thing lol..
Let us have this special releases every now and then it's cool i like them.
I don't mind No Love or Death adder going to the Elite pack. I couldn't finish the missions it was too hard for me, because I didn't have the time to do it. But like the others said, if you're good at tourney or EFC you will be able to get those cards.Of if you know how to work the market. I do agree that prices has gone up and it will be hard on the new player because they will have to be good at tourney and EFC from the start. I myself have trouble affording that cards I want ,but it's not impossible.
Although one of the objectives of most players in UR is getting all the cards, there's no need to rush that neither is that the only thing you can enjoy about UR in the first place. To be honest, I have never played UR expecting to get every single card, I know I won't probably do it, ever. I play because of many many different reason, and collecting as many cards as possible is only one of them. Also, why the rush in the first place? Bein 6 months, 1 year or 2 years, why does that matter? As far as I know neither UR nor other online games are meant to be completed as fast as possible, they're meant to be played continuously over the years. What if you get the entire collection in 1 year? Will you stop playing the game then? New cards, modes and overall content is gonna keep coming, so why the rush to be "up-to-date"? It suc*s not being able to afford every single card you want, specially if your fav are really expensive ( Dounia Mt, I'll get you one day ), but as a F2P player, I cannot really complain. There are several ways to advance in the game without paying a single cent, without playing 24/7 and without reaching Top 10 in every single Tourney you play.
For me I enjoy playing the game, that's why I came back after years of absence. I don't think I'll get all the cards ,but I know I will get some that I want and in this game they are pushing out new cards all the time . So, a player will always be hunting down cards I'm more focused on New bloods at the moment.
I have been playing this game since 19/02/11. For me, the only thing that keeps me interested in this game is to invest in cards and collect all the CR cards there are (I already have all nonCr cards, except some from New Blood pack, B Mape and No Love). I play this game as much as possible considering I have other things in life to do other than playing games. Collecting CR cards was already hard enough as it was. And now, when they release new cards worth 2.000.000 clintz, it is almost impossible to have enough money to keep up with those new cards AND have enough for lots of expensive CRs.
Also, it is true that free market decides the exact price of the card... But come on people, the staff knows that card will be VERY expensive:
* If they don't put it in New Blood;
* If they hype it up (with missions, stories and such);
* If it has great stats.
They might not know the EXACT price the card will have, but they certainly know it WILL be expensive.