I’m a long time lurker on the forums here, but I’ve been playing a while, and I really enjoy the game. I mostly play amongst a small circle of friends who I started on the game, and a couple of them have recently arrived at a conclusion:
Netrunner is a game where the more money you put into it, the better your win rate will be.
I had a rather knee-jerk reaction against that. I challenged them to a game where they could use any currently printed card against me, and I’d only use core. In this way, I hoped to demonstrate the primacy of player skill over card selection. Perhaps this was un-wise, but in preparation for this challenge I’d be glad to hear any thoughts on core vs all, and if any archetypes or old school tech springs to mind as being particularly viable.
As a tangent, does OCTGN data go as granular as to be able to analyze win rates based on pack inclusion? I.E. Would we be able to determine more objectively how much of an impact having a wider variety of cards in your deck affects outcome?