When first spoiled this made lots of people mad and some even quit the game. But I was never sure what their reasons were since there were a lot of reasons not to like her. Was it
a) Just because she’s overpowered?
b) Because she made glacier decks stronger?
c) Because she made runner resource denial decks relatively better?
d) Because she added more randomness to high level play?
e) Becaus she’s frustrating to play against?
f) Because her high influence cost reduces deck building options?
g) Some other reasons?
Also now that she’s been around for a while what do people think of her?
This card made several people (including me) call for a ban list some time ago. It was a dominant card for over a year. They didn’t ban it, but to deal with it it seems like they have completely nerfed the criminal faction. Do you think this nerfing has done more damage than if they had just banned the card?
Astroscript Pilot Program
This card has not inspired as much rage as the other two. I think that while it is powerful, people think “at least it gets the game over quickly instead of slowly bleeding you to death”. What’s more interesting about this card and the related fast advance strategy is that people don’t talk about it. Since Clot was printed people just assume that it has quietly died while it continues to post results. While I think FA has a place in the game as long as it’s not too easy to do, perhaps this card is still a mistake?
What is this card doing on the list? Everyone loves shaper, they have the fair and straightforward money and breakers strategy. Which is why this card escaped our rage. But in hindsight, it has heavily harmed two strategies that could have been fun - rush decks using gear checks like Chimera (SMC can grab a breaker after you pick the type, though Parasite is also to blame for Chimera’s low popularity) and decks that rely on the runner making unsafe face checks. Shaper does need a program tutor, but couldn’t they have done it without making it paid-ability-window speed? What do you think?