The list of ELO banned and penalty bearing characters will be updated on Monday 04/20/2015
This list may be subject to amendment until Friday 17h.
Click here to view the provisional list of characters banned in ELO mode.
Summary of the changes below.
Final ELO banned list:
The following cards will be permanently added to the list of ELO banned characters:
All Stars: Marina
Pussycats: Lucy, Diana, Sera M1
Vortex: Rahi Sledon
The following cards will be permanently removed from the list of characters banned in ELO:
All Stars : Robb Cr
GHEIST: Dolly Cr
Leader: Timber, Vholt
Pussycats: Yayoi Cr
Sakrohm: Lear Barduh
Here is a provisional list of characters who will be penalized in the DTs:
JUNKZ: Dj Korr Cr
LA JUNTA: General Cr, Raven, Emeth Cr
MONTANA: Lyse Teria Cr, Vickie Cr
RESCUE: Marco Cr, Alec Cr
ROOTS: Kiki Cr
SAKROHM: Guru Cr, Graksmxxt
SENTINEL: Hawk, Copper Cr
UPPERS: Jackie Cr, Herman
LEADER: Hugo, Eyrik, Bridget, Eklore, Morphun, Vholt
ALL STARS: Lamar Cr, Saki
BANGERS: Beeboy, Tasty Tast
LA JUNTA: Milena, Pilzken
MONTANA: Spiaghi, Avola
RESCUE: Dr Norton
UPPERS: Oxen, Zatman
SENTINEL: Coby, Martha
edited by ChaosDragon88 friday 17/04/2015, 17:15
I just thought it was funny that the wording was almost exactly the same with two different outcomes.
I agree with the decision to ban ongh and not ban kero, but it doesn't have much to do with "replacements". Ongh is a stronger card in the stronger clan.
I'm going to remain butthurt about the Lucy ban for a while. Lehane received a perfectly serviceable replacement in ZRobbie, and the final decision was that she was fair to play. Lucy has no ELO-playable counterparts (Roxie absolutely does not count). We don't even know that PC would be as prevalent with Diana and Sera M1 out of the picture, and already the staff caves into pressure from forum posts. Know who else was complained about? Yayoi Cr being free, and they let that slide.
"We think Lucy is excellent, almost crucial for her clan. You can use her to open, as well as a wall or simply for her DR. Anyway, after reading your comments, we decided not to ban the best 2 stars from the clans (like Lehane, Parmabarb or Cyb Lhia)."
Now that this line of thinking has clearly been abandoned, why NOT ban Lehane, Parmabarb and Cyb Lhia? Why only take a 2* from PC?
Because the Pussycats are already overpowered! You don't need Lucy one bit in order to make a good half hand... Nabrissa, Yayoi Cr, Roxie and Mina if you wanna go low or Leela, Yayoi Cr, Mina and Nabrissa if you wanna go high. Both those halfs are completely capable of standing on their own without the help with Lucy.
The other 2* such as cyb and lehane don't completely alter how a game will turn out unlike Lucy does, and that's why she needed to go.
@334 Because cats is a 50-50 clan and the other clans sents vortdoesn't have a monster like Yayoi Cr ..
Try to play elo after 1350 then you will understand the reason for that yourself better than others explaining about how irritating cats are in current meta