I used to play urban rivals a looooong time ago roughly 10 years and forgot all about it I want to get back into playing and was wandering on what's changed there seems to be so many more cards to choose from now any help and wisdom that can be passed on will be greatly appreciated and if there is any guilds too I could join il be more than happy to thanks for any help
Stick to your past game style. It still works. I would suggest to play ELO because it has the most restrictions in terms of cards playable and thus, gives you the most advantage to not "tilt". I would suggest playing "arcade mode", but that's not available at the moment. Stick to the clan(s) you loved back then, and play them.
I would suggest to also read "Game Modes". ELO has changed; it's now called EFC (still the same as ELO). EFC has 3 rewards system; daily, weekly, and seasonal. Season is now 2 weeks long, so if you place high, you get the best prizes from ELO. Weekly gives you the most Crypto, which crypto is used to buy CR packs in Shop. There are also 6 different ranking levels , Z-Palace is the highest, and that's where you'll get a challenge. I loved roots and paranas back then, I used them (including the old OG cards), and got to Z-Palace easily.
Still a game you can enjoy, but with more rewards for active players.