Continuing the discussion from Netrunner ID Ratings: Spin Cycle:
Hoobajoo (does he really not have a Stimhack account?) made some pretty bold claims in this in regards to GRNDL. And I actually completely agree, and think FFG was correct to give it 10 influence. Yet, despite the fact that its high-ELO winrate is superior to BABW (warning: sample size), it’s continuously ignored.
So I ask, are we missing something? While Supermodernism is good, it has a tendency to suffer against skilled opponents in the top 8 cut, and players seemed entranced playing it and not trying out other Weyland builds. The way I see it, Supermodernism plays methodically and severely punishes anything less than optimal play. GRNDL on the other hand, pressures the runner more, and presents lose-lose scenarios far more often. Should I force through that Oversighted Curtain Wall to trash it pre-emptively and possibly hit an agenda? Should I waste resources trashing that Refinery, or let him have the money?
There’s clearly someone on a tear on OCTGN with GRNDL. But is it a fluke? Is GRNDL not quite there yet? What are we missing?