There’s really only two possibilities that will make the draft mode work as intended.
Completely rework, balance the assassins and mid line attackers as intended. Unfortunately, this is a daunting process, will come with obvious controversy, complications and more than anything not address the immediate needs for a more balanced pvp experience. And before you yell at me, yeah, I’m not even going to touch on Min/maxing.
This is by far the easiest solution. Allow us to ban 1 or 2 hero’s from our opponents loadout. This idea isn’t anything new, it’s been mentioned countless times all throughout these threads. It’s discerning, baffling- just purely asinine that we haven’t heard from the Devs why this cannot be done.
Banning 1 or preferably 2 picks from our opponents immediately addresses the ENTIRE issue of balance and meta teams.
Clearly we can’t just remove Panzer from the game lol- that’s blasphemy. Don’t believe nerfing viable dps hero’s or nerfing Knight & Ifrit or Caine is right either.
But in a draft pvp experience where we can eliminate picks- we will essentially create a new and more balanced experienced. We would be playing this mode with the intended diversity. Obviously, we would be idiots not to eliminate Panzer first. We all would. If we were allowed a 2nd ban- it gets trickier but I’d almost always have to go Knight. Essentially we all would be playing these pvp drafts without Panzer or Knight. I wouldn’t go as far to say it solves the problem but it would most definitely go along way to help for a different experience.
Would pvp matches be longer? I dunno. Meh they are already too long if you ask me anyways, so what’s another minute? Conversely, some could argue they might be shorter. Since I can imagine there will be a huge learning curve for a large group that’s grown accustom to just sitting on panzer or knight all match long.
Essentially eliminating the most controversial hero’s in the game during this pvp draft event should at the very least MASK the diversity issue. I say mask, simply because this a band-aide mode while we continue to wait months for the cure to the pvp plague… erm… min/maxing too.
So I ask again, why can’t we have an option to ban hero’s?