Hello everyone, me and a group of 6 friends have picked up Netrunner recently. We collectively own all cards up to genesis cycle and are still trying out decks/finding out how the game plays.
I’ ve noticed from streams and decklists that most people (especially at pro level I 'd say) dont rely that heavily on assets for their economy. From what I understand its mainly because cards like Celebrity Gift came out, giving you more options.
My group of players on the other hand love assets, and tries to squeeze as many of them into a deck as possible. The result? We always have sick rich corps in our games (especially HB and Weyland) and poorer runners. As runners, we hardly bother trying to wreck the corp’s economy anymore. We just accept that the corp is gonna have tons of money, and we will do our quality runs to get through their ice anyway.
As an example, I played a Data Leak Reversal Whizzard the other day (mostly fun build) against HB. My friend had 3 Eve and 3 Adonis campaign in his deck, 3 Pads and 1 melange. I told him thats kind of an overkill but he insisted. Having Whizzard I actually trashed 7 of those cards without him getting to even use them and siphoned him twice. The hilarious thing is he still had so much money that I lost the game with him actually doing double biotic labor and using Private Security’s force click for meat damage ability 5 times (I had 4 cards in hand) and killing me.
So my question is -obviously- what am I (or we collectively) as runners doing wrong? Was that how the meta worked in genesis cycle? The most I see in decks posted now is some pads that corps play naked on remote servers. Laying down an asset and getting money off of it seems very efficient even if it gets trashed halfway through from the runner, since it costs him a lot. Why dont corps rely on this more?