To strengthen their numbers and outdo their opponents, the Clint City clans are in no way opposed to scanning the four corners of the globe, or further still, to unearth new talent. And so the Sentinel welcome Zhang, fresh from Hong Kong, to their ranks, while the Sakrohm make room for Sigma, just back from the stellar reaches. Meanwhile, the more traditional Rescue clan recruits Benson, while the Uppers join forces with Jonas.
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Yeah, seems like what they're doing. But I think that's a bad idea. By making uppers useless for elo (and even in half decks about the only cards you want are dorian and oxen) you're pushing anyone who wants to play uppers to the other formats. Hence the masses of uppers+ambre that you meet in DTs. And I'm not so sure that's a good thing.
Actually, as me and trippie have noticed. the recent releases, stark and jonas are aimed entirley at elo. wayne does 5 damage, of which none of the uppers (other than dorian) that are common in dt's can ko with. then ther is jonas who with fury has the same problem. so you see they are making cards that cant ko easily hence 'slower play' therefore 'elo'
No, they're not really made for elo. They're made to not be good for DT's. That doesn't mean they're any good at all. Considering all the good low stars released lately, they don't rate at all.
Make them low damage, sure. But give them some usable power and a useful ability. A 2* DR, or support power, even something with like +2 health like krash or wakai.
How many new 2 stars are 7/3? And many aren't situational. And most are far above that or have great abilities. I'd say that for 2 stars you'd still be better off with someone like mickey T, let alone samantha or wendel. Hell, even colin is just a touch below jonas. And just about any new 2* released in the last year for all the other clans are better than him. The only new 2* I'd say that was worse than him is jessica.
But what kinda hurts is that in about the last year, the only good release for uppers is oxen, with wendel an okay release just cause it gave uppers a 2* that wasn't total rubbish. The rest are pretty forgettable. Compare that to what all the other clans have got and it isn't too good. About the only other clan with releases that are as bad is rescue. They got krash and sledg and the rest unlikely to break into a pretty set deck. At the other end compare that to say nightmare where almost all their last releases have gone on to become staples.
Most of the other clans are inbetween with some releases that are useful and some not. But most other clans also have far more usable cards. Uppers have a mass of cards that are totally useless for anything other than collecting. Hence how many uppers deck these days are only seen in DTs. I don't like this because I reckon that all clans should be able to be competitive in all formats.
@ 0UC-DarkEagle -
Oh you do get Benson's bio Here's a little creative boost!
Zhang: San San wants to make millions, "he joined the clan to make his dream come true: he wants to make millions by making a fitness video starring Lost Hog." you need money to make money.. ergo..
Jonas: Uppers are about money, not only status. Why else would someone like Burt be in there?
Sigma: Ehm read Guru: "Formerly a plumber, Robert became Guru Phytoplanctonian after being kidnapped by aliens who, according to him, took him to the “parallel dimension on the left” and introduced him to Glibon Dashra Sakrh. Guru comes back to Earth as “Exo-Nation's” Ambassador to prepare for his arrival by eliminating anyone who doesn't like aliens." so the clan has it, the clan needs her.. hey makes sence!