We were trying out some Minh MaxX at the FLGS last night and discussing the various high-value runners prevalent at the minute. One of my my sparring partners was getting fed up with MaxX, not quite understanding how the deck worked - actually let me take that back. Not having the correct attitude to playing the deck compared to his old Kate days.
On further deep-diving we talked about how playing MaxX or similar decks is all very seat of your pants - I like this feeling it excites me. My Val at Worlds was very much like this, but it does lead sometimes to feelings of helplessness if you get locked out or make a wrong move in your headlong rush to punish the Corp for daring to exist. The view on the other side is that Kate is much more comfortable and relaxed, you sit back and build up until you decide it’s worth contesting something. You can get in anywhere and languorously raid R&D at your leisure.
Still playing Netrunner, but both runners feel entirely different in style of play. Jackson only knows how Criminal players feel.
Do you get this? Is Kate the lazy option? Are fast Anarchs reckless smash-and-grab merchants? What are Criminals? Eager to win fast or get bored and lose later?
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