“after Sansan/Lunar.”. Pre-Lunar, the asset that played that scarecrow role was SSCG and this is rez - 1. Now you have rez + 5 scarecrows…
Marked account needs a click to work + rezzed for 1 turn. Hence rez +5.
PAD needs no click minus rezzed for 1 turn. Hence rez +2. Those are perfectly balanced to each other.
Jeeves, for exemple, wins you a click when rezzed (or you don’t rez it) but stayed at rez +3.
It’s strictly better tempo than a PAD or a MA. It should be a 2/4 like a PAD, or even 2/3 if a corp click is evaluated better than 1 runner credit (it is, because it is a win enabling ressource).
They are doing nonsense with trash costs these days. If it was in the corebox, Sensie Actor Union should be something like a 4 / 0 or 5 / 1 (at least 4/1 using Mining as a pattern). But no, let’s do a 0/3 instead.
There is a 5-6c shift toward the corp side with assets which allows Wizard to bright. If there was no trash shift, Wizard would have stayed the low-tier Anarch he used to be in Genesis->Sansan times.
Asset spamming with the coreset + 3 first cycles doesn’t wins you games even with NEH (MWL + against moderns runners I mean). There is a lack of scarecrows, and trash cost are priced in line with the coreset.
–This is making me now rant–
The game is power creeping since NEH late Upstalk, the exact moment I started telling testers and / or devellopement and / or marketing and / or “who cares” are making this game the wrong way.
In my shitty opinion, since we see this deregulation with Damon, this is him evaluating credit / card advantage right, but never used tempo analysis. Lukas did this right, because he was a red/yellow player in the early days. In the same early days, Damon was a purple/green player, and shift from green to red in Upstalk or so. That moment is the moment when we stop seeing Jinteki tempo.
Since Upstalk, nobody cares tempo balance in the game. Because NEHlolwutsoz?
Looking Dan’s card then trash costs are really funny to my point of view : Dan’s card was balanced like a coreset card (+1 inf on top because “maybe the 2x world champ dude is sneaking something ?”) whereas any maker of this game are allowing themselves to spit cards like NEH, an ironed 5-trash Jeeves until it wins you agenda points trading for 2c and low inf, an anarch desperado for 1 inf when this should be 4-5 inf, and other stupidities like that (just read what players want to ban).
“Would you rather put 2x Dan’s card or 2x Sifter in your runner deck ?”, I’m sorry but yeah, FFG & testers, you’re making the game wrong. PERIOD. I don’t care who is the one, but he’s doing it wrong and FFG is the one that allows this to exist.
The one guy that is doing inf costs and trash costs in this game is acting stupid and broke the game allready. The one guy that is doing credit cost and card advantage is doing ok.
The one guy that is doing tempo analysis doesn’t even exist.
In my opinion, they are just destroying the game because it costs lots of $ to stock it, compared to what they can win with the same rented space with new games. IMO again, Damon should also cost too much compared to what he can make on other games in FFG, so they took “that new dude” (that may have the advantage over Damon to say yes for cheap ???) and told Damon to step out of ANR dev and focus on new games.