TBH let’s face it,Glacier took a real hit here.I actually feel Lukas doesn’t really like Glacier archetype that much,I remember he repeatedly said that he don’t like long-time match up and Glacier style deck,though it is ironic that he invented MoH before he leaves.
I kinda understand @Chill84’s feeling.I play Netrunner from the core set.At first it was Andy domination,but Andy’s ability provide enough consistency to lower the luck factor;then it is Prepaid Kate,but Kate is so perfect that unless some extremely bad hand she usually didn’t care much about luck.Then we got Anarch,and if you don’t got Wyldside + Chronotype early you are done.
That being said,the meta’s diversity is somehow better then it was.
Me and my friend rarely got chance to attend tournament,but we always play competitive decks together.I play with PPVP Kate,Leela,RegAss MaxX,and now is Kate/Noise,also played RP,now is NEH/EtF.He played Noise, DLR Val,Kate,Bootcamp Glacier and NEH.We always enjoy our games,I mainly play only Netrunner,and he also play HearthStone (“Dumb little game”,said my friend).We tried MtG together but we just keep getting back to Netrunner because we just feel like it’s the best and least luck-involved game,even when I hit 3 agendas in T3.
I remember there was one time he played Noise,put Wyldside T1 yet cannot find Chronotype/Aesop the whole game.When I finally advanced my last agenda,he still couldn’t find it.I said “that’s really bad luck”,but he said he feels like the real problem is he didn’t know how to make the best use of 3 clicks a turn and deal with extra 2 cards per turn.Rarely (actually I don’t know if there is any) in a situation we feel like “it’s just luck”,we always feel we didn’t do enough and cannot pilot like top players.It’s the uniqueness of Netrunner and this type of uniqueness keeps us continue to play this game.
Right now the meta is in a complex situation,I kinda feel like Lukas left some big monster in the Sansan and Mumbad Cycle before he leaves and it’s up to Damon to fix it.I’m very looking forward to the 6th Cycle,MWL change and Rotation to shake up meta a lot.Anyway I always love NRDB in review and what really saddened me today is that @Chill84 write an article that is not funny.