Throughout Pox's history it has had a wide variety of different competitive bg's. Combo/Control, Rush, Stall/buildup, Aggro/Pressure, Shrine Rush, etc. Somewhere along the line, it has seemed to wind up with Rush, and Stall/buildup as our only two bg types. Sweet, lots of themes, plenty of lore-tastic flavor, lots of runnable champs, blah blah blah. These aren't different types of BG's, they are the same playstyle, with different elements. There are no more really deep BG's that utilize combo's to control the board. FS/UD Fire volatlity with nora barriers and reinforcement salamans with crap tons of flamesiphon, UD/IS Barbs with exile/mercy one of my favs), IS/FW and IS/X AP lock BG's. The epitome of the control BG, completely gone. Darkness/Divine Dispersal, more combo control BG guttage. What is with this extremely hostile approach towards diversity in BG interactions? All my pox life, the fun/interesting BG's get gutted and nerfed, while the monotonous ho-drum of INSERT RACE/THEMATIC SIMILAR ABILITY ALL MY CHAMPS HAVE HERE, gets glorified as the way to play pox. News flash, pox had the most players when it was the most unbalanced, and "most complicated" When you could literally play almost anything, more people played anything. Since DoW, pox has hindered creativity with it's runes, all in the name of bg diversity. Ironic. But I'm a little in shock with having to have deleted several hundred BG's because damn near not a single one of them had any shred of evidence of it's original intent/design. In fact, I can't even "rebuild" most of my BG's because almost all of the mechanics are gone. So going forward, I would suggest more open-mindedness towards combo/control BG's. This game isn''t a race themed chess card game, so lets not try to balance it like one. It's ok to have intricate powerful combos like AP lock, or borghas nora bombs. Anyway, my rant, and hi everyone. I need bg ideas.