Alright, so I think I should answer this first and then expand it a to what @nh3maser was bringing up.
When I finished the last Power Rankings I was already knowing that Duelyst was in it’s ‘twilight period’, the Rankings definitely had no business going monthly, but I didn’t know that the duelyst central site was going to go offline. When that happened I transferred the final Power Rankings to Chuqwerty’s pretty new site, Duelspot. I really liked how it ended up looking actually, I think that site is great, how sweet it would have been earlier in Dooly’s history. Hacker got a job at CPG and one month stopped posting the top 50 lists, myself and big credit to @boronian also, for a few months kept this up, but one month I was away on holiday, then we decided it was not worth the effort to collect lists, then I forgot to take the screenshot. I will try and remember to get it this month. I’m getting off topic. The previous PR was probably not widely known to have been moved across to Duelspot. The Power Rankings was, I feel, always a resource that people could go to if new or returning, or any reason, asking the question ‘hey, what’s good in duelyst right now?’
So firstly, I didn’t feel like people knew or were being directed to it’s new home on Duelspot. Be honest how many people know Duelspot has an article section? Secondly, that ‘right now’ was not being fulfilled, yes very little has changed, but that too is valuable information. Just because that was the result, doesn’t mean it was guaranteed to be so. I personally feel Kaleos & Ciph should have climbed onto the list. Creating a new piece of content for the game to some of you will seem like very little, but I dunno, enough people still play this game for some reason. A little bit of me belongs here too. Guess I still care. For the people still playing checking the article and seeing it’s only a few months old, not a year or two, I hope that means something.
Thirdly, actually, given the ‘Twilight’ nature of the game, and my aforementioned caring, I wanted to leave something I thought this game deserved, the last one in Novemver '18… okay so usually we set a deadline, and if a writeup wasn’t in on time or no one could be found, well no biggie the lead (me) would just fill in. I remember asking a couple of people to write for Obelysks, which inexplicably made it into #20, before just having to do it myself. This game has seen some good players and a diverse cast, I wanted 20 unique authors. People that were experts, that had passion for these decks, maybe that I remembered or associated with them. It’s not like I tried to get in touch with Dragall to writeup Burnhorn, but I at least tried to ask Jay for Mantra, Freud for Arcs/Agg Cass, TM87 for Maehv. I didn’t pester some people as much as others, some people I just don’t know that well. But I did the best I could for my connections and the current playerbase.
At any rate, since I don’t know if and when the next Rankings will come I wanted something that I could honestly say I felt was a good resource that was very worthwhile for people to check out from now until the servers go off.
So that is the point of this, you can call it futile, you may be right. But I really did feel like, maybe not what it’s become, but what this game has been, deserved at least when people ask “what’s good right now”, that they get a good answer.