I have an idea and I would like to share this with the community. This feature is not new and have been implemented in other games long ago.
It’s called the “ban system”.
So in nutshells:
While you are fishing for an opponent during raiding you can click on an enemy hero’s portrait and lock a “Ban” button. This feature would not let the program roll ANY team with that single hero at ANY position in the defense team.
Raids only! In wars this is impossible to implement. And anyways: the new war rules going to shake the defense teams up.
What would this achieve?
First let’s talk about pre-nerf Telluria as an example. The attackers can be placed in two baskets:
#1: cannot handle GTV and/or sick of it
#2: can handle Telluria
Number one bans Telluria so can have more favourable matchup. More variety, less frustration: win-win.
Basket #2 reliably beats Telluria defense. More cups and more resources from the Tower. Win-win.
Let’s see the effect on the defense teams:
The first group of players uses Telluria tank. The second one does not.
The first group will be attacked by the second basket of the attackers (players who can beat Telluria). The result is constant loosing or not being attacked at all. Eventually the def team fielding Telluria will loose enough cups to make climbing hard enough. Can steadily hold upper Platinum/low Diamond but this is it. Since this is not acceptable for everyone they might swap Telluria out. If this is all right for the player: win-win.
Telluria is only an example! The game has “milestone-heroes” in all brackets and positions.
Kasshrek (uh I still remember), Boril, Elena, Aifrike, Aegir, Kunchen just to name a few.
I think this feature would help to balance certain issues out. A hero might be overpowered for some but a cake for others.
This would help the playerbase balance itself out.
If 90% of the banned heroes are the same than SGG can clearly see the problem… If this ban is (just a random number) 10% than everything is fine. Or fine-ish “for now”.
What do you girls and guys think?