Tl;dr think this is a cool idea? Have ideas? This is the thread
I have been thinking about this idea for a while now, and I’ve decided to take it to the forums finally. I want to start the OCTGN Netrunner League, a new way for people to play A:NR that encourages all types of play, not just ultra competitive. There are many sub optimal cards in the game, but it really feels like you’ve done something special when you get them to work for you. I am sick of seeing just the absolute strongest decks when I play online, and while there are times someone plays a theme deck or something, usually you’re playing something decidedly not janky, and the game is a wash and there wasn’t much of a point to it.
Now there can be.
I would like to get people opinions on what the best way to set this up would be, since I don’t have much experience organizing things like this, a website would probably need to be set up with some sort of score tracking technology, but I have a firm idea of what the content of this would be.
There will be tiers of achievements, modeled after the system of achievements Microsoft has made for Xbox, and people would join a game on octgn intending to advance their achievement log of sorts, whatever gets put into place to track individual achievements.
It would be fun to have achievements based on deck building and in game plays, for example, winning a game with a theme deck, or having cards only up to a certain point in a game, for deck building, and achievements for certain baller plays like scoring a government takeover or something.
If people are interested, and I get the support I need, I would take this seriously and I think it would be fun to get people playing more interesting decks and playing differently. You might even find combos that are legitimately good in standard play that you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, or could simply augment your standard playing with the achievement system games have been used to since the Xbox 360 came out. There will be casual achievements, and hardcore achievements, so players who are immensely skilled can try to earn a badge for a turn 5 victory, or accessing 7 points in one turn. Anyone interested?
Edit: this doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to octgn, I’m sure if someone makes an app to track achievements, it would make table top more fun too.
Edit 2: So everyone understands, I’m going to work on a list of achievements, and work on how best to implement this, I am open to any ideas. I’ll post the list when it’s ready.
Edit 3: if anyone wants to help come up with names for the achievements, that would be great.
Edit 4: The one about trashing the caissa is called flipping the board, and that’s written in stone
Edit 5: I’m not a huge fan of milestone achievements (do x y times during your lifetime), and I’m not sure how they could be tracked, but if people like them that could be a thing. But feats that are harder to do during one game, or just silly fun ate better I think. Like, break 13 subs with blackat…thematic, right?
Edit 6: so seriously, I’m not giving up on this, please let people know about it. This isn’t some bullshit internet plea, this is a serious internet plea.
Edit 7: Alright, I’ll get to work on attracting redditors, bgg and whoever else towards this pile