As of January 31st 2011, Copper, Bridget, Rolph, Rowdy, Lou, Shann, Emeth and Oshitsune will join the list of characters permanently banned by the staff in the ELO mode.
This month will also see the launch of some new experiments in ELO. During the weeks to come it will no longer be possible to play “semi-evolved” characters in this mode. In addition to this, the starting life points in the ELO room will be set at 15.
If these changes prove to be successful, they can become a permanent feature.
You’ve been asking for a more strategic ELO mode with a less decisive chance factor (on cards draw and pillz).
Semi-evo cards appeared to be a big advantage for those who can afford them. We’ve hesitated quite a while on banning them because we didn’t want to deprive you of using some interesting and balanced semi-evo characters but there are just a few of them compared to all those which can skew the game. From now you’ll have to fully evolve your characters if you want to use them in ELO.
Regarding the life points rise, it will prevent the easy two-shots and then reduce the domination of high damage characters. They are still important in this mode but they won’t be able to win the match too easily now.
It’s still a test. Don’t hesitate to tell us your feelings about it on the forum so as to make the ELO mode satisfactory for everyone.
Wow strategy is in.Not out how can you say that a upper bangers 2HKO is more strategic than hitting for a poison then gaining a life i don't really see how u can? Winning the first round is now probably more important than it was beore because poison is now in play in most games.The new system is better than the old because now i cannot be 2HKO'ed by cwing dregen.These are my opinons disagree with them if you will but the Urban Rials Staff have made their desicion live with it. OK.
It is more strategic, because it gives a greater value to the 1st turn. And the game isn't 50-50, because usually if someone wins 1st round and has the chance of winning on round 2, it can become a 75% advantage instead of 50% as it is now