Right now its literally a contest on seeing how rich you are. The new big 5 (or whatever number) with a Robert Cobb is basically unbeatable, not even the old big 5 has anything on it. Either this needs to be changed (limit how many new big 5 you can have) or create a new mode with less cancer.
Isnt the whole point of survivor to create the absolute strongest deck?
Maybe you can ask for a robbcobb nerf instead of a fundamental change.
And while rainbow decks can be game-breakingly strong they are also inconsistent unlike most traditional decks
I wouldn't exactly describe Robert Cobb +
No Love, Atkinson, Serafina, Behemoth, Ymirah Cr, The Rocktana, Jackie Cr, DJ Korr Cr, Roderick... just to name a few an unbeatable deck.
I think this deck suffers when Robert Cobb isn't drawn, especially in the face of GHEIST or Roots who are growing popular in the Survivor Setting.
In addition, I recall Survivor is a game mode designed to be a "no-bans" mode to differentiate itself from Tourney and EFC where EFC is tight with bans and Tourney use somewhat lenient bans. I don't really see it as a how-rich you are contest, but I acknowledge wealthy players can exercise variety of options. It does seem like a high stakes Fight Club with one extra LP Point at a glance.
I think cards such as Incubus who do damage exchange or Dudley Ld who can potentially reduce Opp. power to a maximum of 5 down to a minimum of 1 while having a base power of 5 stand some chance against these decks.
I hardly think staff would create new game modes. The issue with Survivor Type 1 that got it removed was there weren't many players playing it. Survivor EFC was a bigger disaster than Survivor Type 1 in my opinion as strong 2 Star cards almost had no playable format aside from Fight Club.
Personally from what I recall, some issues with more HP+ and Pillz-
1. Morphun had a Maximum after he was acknowledged as the best Leader card where Ambre was second (This was before Melody came). Because of that, especially if you start with 11 Pillz and 14 LP, using Morphun put players in an advantage, especially attack manipulators who can easily play conservatively.
2. Say you start with 14LP and 11 Pillz, I would say its a somewhat unfair matchup against a 12 LP and 13 Pillz opponent.
If I think there needs to be a change, it should be a better ways to incentivise usage of Judge Lynch, Lyse Teria Cr (Her in particular) in a T3 Survivor Setting. (They are both too strong for EFC and Tourney, but hardly fare well compared to cards such as Uranus or Pandora).
Sure Hive exists, and playing with less stars give the advantage of likely playing second in Round 1 but that's about the only reason I'll play those cards there. Thematic Survivors once in a while are nice as well.
The moment I see Survivor having no bans to be fine, but rather a complex "Rock-Paper-Scissors" mode where.
Raptors > Attack Mods/Hugo
GHEIST/Roots > Rainbow Deck (Especially if Robert Cobb isn't drawn out)
Ashigaru > John Doom
Ambre > Ashigaru
Mr Big Duke > Damage Reducers
Nightmare/Piranas > GHEIST/Roots/Skeelz (or Frozn)
Skeelz > GHEIST, Roots, Nightmare, Piranas
Hive > 5 Stars
2-3 Stars > Hive
Eklore > Melody
Protection: Power/Damage > John Doom
Cancel Power Modif > Ambre
edited by Rowdy MOB Cr sunday 08/12/2019, 16:39