So I’m considering the state of the game after the MWL, and I honestly think there’s no competetive male runner right now. Why I wrote this thread is because I really hope to be proven wrong. Why does this matter? Well I like to roleplay a bit, and I simply feel uncomfortable with a female “avatar” when playing game, if you will.
So taking a look at the factions:
Shaper: I play these as my main and I think it’s very fair to agree the female shapers are just flat out better. I haven’t tested nasir, but judging by tournament results he is overshadowed by kate, chaos theory, and the new hayley decks. The prof and exile I have played thoroughly and I just dont think they are good.
Criminal: I think criminals on the whole just aren’t in a great spot right now. Having played around a bit with gabe/ken/andromeda, I still think andy is in a better position then the gents here. I tried gheist and he’s a pretty meh guy in a pretty meh faction IMO. The rest of the criminals I haven’t tried, but the males here seem somewhat sub-par excpet for a very janky ian paisley deck which is just so ridiculous I don’t want to play it (takes to long).
Anarch: Anarch have some great male ID’s internally (whizzard being my favorite), but after the MWL I think they also lose out to shapers. 3 clone chips, 3 parasites and 2 yog is huge hit a lot of anarch decks are facing.
Neutral: Adam is a steaming pile of dog turds, apex also, sunny is pretty good. I say this from experience since I really tried to make these guys work.
So yeah any decks people have been running post-MWL with male identities they want to share and prove me wrong/make my day? Perhaps anarchs aren’t in sucha bad spot? Perhaps criminals aren’t? perhaps I’m just a shaper fanboy? Or am I overlooking some less-popular identities?
Keep in mind I’d prefer a good-ol netrunner deck rather than some fisk DLR deck or something.
EDIT: changed the title because clickbait factor wasn’t worth it