Hey all. Throwing my 2 cents in again.
So far in this thread, every single advocate of "doubles are bad" has thrown out what they think is imba/game breaking/etc. Then, following good logci and argument reasoning, the advocates have of "doubles are fine" have, i think, shown that they are not imbalanced.
This discussion is way meaningless right now. Those who say doubles r Ok have explained in many different ways why its ok, proven, over and over again that there is no problem......
I dont think the discussion is "meaningless anymore" but it is definetly starting to look like one side of the argument is mroe sound than the other currently.
Advocates of "doubles are bad" need to throw out some well founded, well backed up arguments now, other than "omg, 1500 damage is a lot". People have shown over and over that there are many uilds and strategies that could be used to possibly counter this. No one has brought forth a truly solid reason why doubles should be BANNED AS PART OF THE STANDARDIZED RULES. If you want to use doubles or not in custom games, that is beside the point. This discussion is about the "standard" rules.
As for the simple way to solve this that Kokujin put forth:
......If one of the guys who posted on this topic fells like there is a double or triple that is imba (chose map as well), pls, send me a msg in game, form your "imba" team to face my non doubles or triples team. Whoever wins posts the SC on this topic. Sounds fair to me, and I will go a little further, if u don't find me, send a msg to SoFFacet, face his non "imba" team, I'm pretty sure he will accept the "challenge". The other 2 on my team are Kassaum and Pacov, msgs us anytime.
Instead of saying, fight me once, and it solves everything....when teh demigod cash tournament comes out, why doesnt everyone post what builds they will be using, and lets see how many doubles teams there are, and how many make it to the finals.
I think that would be a good metric to see if there really is a problem with doubles....
(The only doubles in teh whole game that has a problem right now is double erebus, on prison, both spamming minions at the citadel archer towers from teh safe spot, and then spamming the citadel. This is not a problem with the double in and of itself, but rather a problem with the map, and the fact that minions need a little tweaking as far as what happens when you kill them goes.)