When I analyse a card I think “is this card game-defining? Is it good enough to build a deck around?” Clearly the answer is “no” in this case - you can’t build a deck around a card that relies on the corp taking an action they may never take.
So this falls into a secondary category of useful support cards. Yes, you might be able to build around it to an extent by supplementing an existing deck archetype - but my question remains, what are you cutting from that deck to make room for this? Sure, it might fall into a new deck type (Reina perhaps, or one of the other as yet unseen new identities) but those decks will still need a basic backbone structure which includes a plan for economy and MU usage. Anarchs especially are very MU intensive, and Reina will be even more so with the Caissa programs.
I disagree that [quote=“szymkodf, post:17, topic:223”] At the very least, you’re paying… to probably induce a wipe on the corp turn at some point during the game.
I think the corp electing to wipe these virus counters would be highly situational and, if it comes at all, will probably be timed badly for the runner. The runner already wins the economy battle in Netrunner, so the corp will most likely let this slide. If I choose to purge it will be because the runner is low on finances and the credits on here would enable him to kickstart things and/or make a run next turn that I would prefer to deny. In which case this card has probably harmed you, relative to what you could have achieved with a safe Easy Mark. Against a dedicated virus deck I’m also getting the benefit of wiping your other viruses, and that is probably my main motivating factor.
Is it possible to get stats from OCTGN about how often corps click for single credits/cards? That would be useful in order to calculate the maximum potential of the Gorman Drip. You would need to look at post-C&C data because Gila Hands Arcology will have definitely changed things.To get full value out of this card you’d need to install it on turn 1 and not use it until your final turn of the game. That’s costing you a quarter of your initial MU and I dispute that even in that perfect situation you’d ever get as many as 12 counters on it - especially now that Jackson Howard exists. I could be wrong though.