Is Clone Chip really a problem without Parasite ?
I wonder what is the dominant Aesop + MOPUS deck that made those cards be on the list. I wonder if those cards are not there just to say "hey if you play a nasty card like Larla, you can't play Aesop".
I made Aesop LARLA Clone Chip SMC Cache decks. In Shapers, I almost if not invented that. And sorry they are not OP. Those decks were completly eclipsed by Calimsha Kates.
They can work, they are fun, but they don't provide access by themselves and / or autowin conditions : they still cost a card and an install click + credits, and this will bring you only 3c "clickless" : well, nice firework but that's it for "ultra"-money optimization.
Corpo money alphashots have Hedge Funds, IPO & Restructure, aka +42c printed on 9 cards, and access to IP Blocks, Cortex Lock & other cheap nasty stuff.
Meanwhile, Runners have, well 3x Gambles, no Kati jones, a restricted MO, banned Luckys, influence costing grind economy (or Stimhack and its Brains).
All ices were designed against a runner pool with MO & Katis. Now someone will rez a cheap Inazuma and this will be the end of the game.
Rush & End the run glaciers & Redcoats & Horizontrash will be the next meta, against stealth runners. Other runners may all die a lot to "real netrunner" (??? !!! ???). And this time they'll die poor.