looking for some advice from the masters
how to deal with maxx? almost always i end up with 1 ice opening hand. if i get lucky, i draw into 1 turn 1. where do you ice? lets assume agenda in hand. my play is typically ICE RND and set up remote, leaving HQ open. this is risky to wanton. if you leave RND open, you risk keyhole/medium. no joke, every single game i leave RND open, they drop turn 1 Medium or Keyhole. Noise has done it, Quetzal, MaxX, seems uncanny but there it is. if you dedicate ice to hq/rnd, you may not draw ice soon enough to start scoring fast enough to win. in all cases, archives is open, making retrieval run for morning star very easy, a play that i have faced many times - not a corner case. lotus field gets knighted every time, and your scorches won't save you from a half decent player who stays at 5 with at least one IHW
assuming an opening hand after mandatory of ICE ICE Agenda Agenda Operation Operation, what do you do versus MaxX?
another question: how do you play versus CT Oracle? you will almost never be able to get a credit lead on this build, unless maybe you score an early Fracking. unfortunately, you have to advance Fracking at least once. this means CT has a fair chance of Test Run Femme for a guaranteed steal; they should be confident they aren't going to see a trap. it's an interesting match-up because you can't reliably rush and mid through late game CT is going to have remote lock and significant central pressure between TME and Legwork. what do you do in this match-up? Shutdown their Lady? not a great option, as they run 3x Test Run and sometimes scavenge. if you don't win before they Levy, you're in a bad spot.