I'm quite enjoying the re-resurgence of Noise. And as I built my new Noise decks, I'm putting in Fester, because it seems extremely synergistic.
And then every time I draw it, I groan a little bit. I mean, it's only 1 credit, sure. But it's not a virus. It's not advancing my state. And I'm not even sure if it's protecting my virus counters.
Does anyone ever start to purge and then say "Oh, wait, Fester!" Maybe if you have 2-3 out, and it's a 6 cost, it might be a penalty, but I feel like a corp is just going to spend the credits on rezzing something (say an Adonis) and then purge.
OR does that shift, now that Clot is a thing? Is Fester enough to make Clot actually cause fear in the corp? I'm looking at my Noise decks for space to put Hacktivists, and Fester is looking really high on the list....