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
You really need to unban a lot of characters. Bans make the game less fun and impact new/non-rich players a lot (especially if you replace banned cards by unbanning CRs). Cards like Lucy, Diana, Jautya and Plunk may work very well for their respective clans, but they are not incredibly overpowered. Obviously, the meta makes certain cards really strong, but it would be cool if you guys try to change the meta by adding new cards that are susceptible to create new strategies without being overpowered, instead of banning more and more cards.
I haven't really played recently, but it's really frustrating seeing cards that you bought become unusable for extended periods of time when you rely on some of these cards to be somewhat competitive and don't have the money to buy new ones. As I said, it would be preferable to unban a considerable amount of the current permanently characters and change the metagame by adding interesting, not op cards every new release and/or allowing weekly bans to affect more characters.