[quote=“ErikTwice, post:5, topic:7682”]I don’t understand the hate for Akshara Sareen. It’s an obvious enabler that may very well end up being part of a degenerate deck.
Remote Data Farm …will never be used no matter what kind of cards are released.
(leaving out RR5B because I agree that the card is likely the worst printed this cycle, and will never see play due to being inherently hyper narrow and click-inefficient)
I can’t imagine an engine that would prefer Akshara to rachel beckman (flatly better if your deck simply needs 5 clicks to works its cheese) or josh B (a tag-me alternative to rachel) or hyperdriver (if you want one big mega turn). meanwhile, even in a very hypothetical scenario that having 5 clicks means you will win via degenerate garbage that somehow prevents the corp from easily FAing out, their extra clicks still help them find whatever silver bullet they need to ruin your plan, generating free extra money, cards and boards state while they do it.
Remote Data Farm is a dud, but it does what it sets out to do in a perfectly reasonable way and one can imagine any number of cards that might use corp hand size as a resource. Especially if you’re (god willing) ever playing in an environment where astro is banned, it is easy to imagine a niche where this lackluster agenda might shines (or at least fills its role acceptably).
TLDR; Akshasa is extravagantly and interestingly awful, Remote Data Farm is adaquate but boring and locked out by the meta.