teasel wrote:i don't see how set 3 is going to help... when the game started everybody was playing gowen,then set 2 got released and everybody is playing big creature... when set 3 is gonna hit people are just going to find the next broken deck and start playing that like crazy (my money is on the proxy... level 3 creature with a crap ton of effect depending if you have ranks in the other color) the problem isn't lack of variety,the problem reside in you guys,i can name at least 30 card which i have never ever seen in play...
The meta is stale because the players make it stale. There are tons of viable decks that don't see usage because no one bothers. There is this overwhelming opinion that either:
A. I pay money and should not have to change my deck to win
B. I don't pay money and I can't beat 5 stars, why bother trying
C. Everyone uses card files A,B,C so I'm going to use them
With the exclusion of CSquared who's played a Femiel SS RNG denial file? You'd be surprised at how effective it can be. Challenge of the Fortnight's goal is to get people to use those unused cards, unfortunately once the challenge is over few people pick up challenge files and perfect them. It's all about the instant gratification.
I made a thread a while about Challenging the Meta... My goal of the thread was to brain storm a whole bunch of file that stood up to Big Creatures and Rush files at the same time. The thread went to about 3-4 pages and in that time only 2 files were posted, everything else was demands for Set 3 on the premise that it was the only hope and complaints about the current meta and why it's impossible for it to change - this is the mentality of our player base. Everyone seems adverse to putting effort into making something new or unique, spreading their wings and flying.
Will set 3 help? No, it's a band-aid solution that, just like nerfing assassin, will attack the symptom not the problem itself. We need a larger player base, it's really that simple. With more players there should be more variability and you won't be facing the BB files every second match and so running triple assassin actually becomes detrimental because an overwhelming number of your opponents won't be totally devastated by it.