PREFACE: on re-reading this, I really don’t want it to sound like I’m whinging. I admire skillful play and enjoyed these games, but I’m at a loss how to get better at fighting them. Okay, so…
I’m running into a ton of CI decks on Jnet and I just can’t figure out how to play against them. Seems like I have a couple turns to build/run, etc, and then they’ve ultraviolet-clearanced their way up to two third of their deck and all the money, and then I lose by any one of many techniques.
Two examples: One game, the corp IAA’d a card and I let it go, thinking “first agenda of the game, no biggie.” It was a “Successful Field Test” and the corp then installed something like eight pieces of ice, putting two centrals and the scoring remote three deep.
Another game, the corp IAA’d a card and I ran, worrying about the SFT. I stole a GFI and then got double punitived.
Both good plays by the corp, but I’m a bit befuddled as to what I should do as the runner.
Thanks for any CI advice you’ve got.