I still think we see a lot of Noise. He’s too good of a slot machine, and can blow out even the hardest of kill decks.
I think RP’s fine. There will be Crim, it’s still good against that, has tons of ICE that bug the fuck out of Faust decks, and can rush if need be. A scored Nisei MK 2 is still one of the best cards in the game.
A scored Nisei mkII is pretty astounding, but there’s a lot of film critic and employee strike 'round here, which is some pretty serious haterade for RP. Does work a treat against andy and faust-reliant decks, though.
Had a guy tell me the 24/7 News Cycle was going to do… something for RP, but I was never very clear about what that was.
I’m feeling less and less Film Critic, with people subbing it out for anti-kill cards. I like the idea of Employee Strike, especially in Crim. What dex do you see running it? (I’d be running it in Leela, for sure)
Employee Strike seems bad when one of the most prominent corps, regardless of ID, will be running two or three 2/1 agendas. NEH doesn’t need the card draw. It would stink for Haarps a bit, but they have the 2/1 thing going for them.
If you can stick both Emp. Strike and a Clot, maybe you’ll put them pretty far behind.
ETF can survive without the free credit. It’s not ideal, but it doesn’t shut down their game plan.
I wouldn’t run it at Worlds, but interested in hearing someone defend it in their deck.
This is a legit point in the competitive meta: it’s hard to know how to flex to cover both these insane 24/7 Butchers and Glaciers. Running ELP seems like great cover, since that’s a good effect anyways.
I’m playing around with employee strike in my Kate and it’s quite popular in Leela/Geist (which since we’re mostly fun near-tier-1 around here nowadays there’s tons of): it’s so far the first runner current that has seemed worth an include.
You can’t let them in here! THEY’LL SEE THE BIG BOARD ;). But more seriously, vs. Haarp it’s there for those turns when you’re trying to close the game out and think you can stick clot.
turning off ETF’s power for even a handful of turns is nice, but not backbreaking. Turning off Blue Sun or RP feels good, man.
Question about worlds, and apologies in advance if it’s been asked elsewhere: what’s the approximate scheduling for Sunday? My friends and I are planning a superbowl-style party to watch the stream, so it’d be helpful for logistics to know around when semifinals start and when finals ended last year.