"I think that the vast bulk of competitive players are fine with ID’s. "
I am against them as long as they provide a full split win.
Anyone who IDs in a Netrunner tournament as it stands where its not explicitly allowed like GLC is a cheater, it actively does hurt other players in the tournament regardless of how many times on this forums i’ve read it doesn’t, if you type that out your lying to yourself. Work out the math. There have been plenty of times in netrunner where I need top tables to sweep to enter the cut. It usually works it out that one of the tables ends up with a sweep, and rest end up splitting or whatever. Most tournaments do not have ridiculous prize pools associated with them, most of FFG game prizes is pride and accomplishment of doing well in a game you like. Splitting just goes against what this game is currently about. Not that I’m against big prize pools, but we simply don’t have them. I won a 19 person MTG tournament on Saturday and won way more than had I finished second at the INVITATIONAL on Sunday. Local small fry PPTQ vs our very own Invitational. Not saying your prizes suck stimhack, just that there are different things going on here. We don’t have a lot of players paying ridiculous amounts to get to tournaments except for maybe worlds and nationals. Do we really need the safety blanket of IDs then? If you fight hard through a Netrunner tournament, just play the last round. Do you not like playing Netrunner?
. I’m not in favor of making them legal until someone comes up with a better tournament system for Netrunner that incorporates them and doesn’t make them relatively safe to do for the final 3-4 rounds of tournaments based on tournament size.
If an ID provided one point for each player I would maybe be ok with them. I’m perfectly fine with IDs when I play MTG. But your not taking wins when you ID in MTG, your taking a draw(1 point instead of 3). In MTG players don’t constantly earn 1.5 points throughout the tournament, majority of points earned are 3 or 0. In Netrunner good players will often split earning 2 points each. Depending on meta I expect a lot of worlds swiss rounds to be splits, 2 points each. Players that ID in current system are taking 2 points each. The current system rewards IDs way too much.