Still the funnest corp deck ever - if still incredibly technical and difficult to play. Cards that came out since the previous version include Colossus and Tithonium which are both incredible. I made a mistake not running 3x Colossus in this version and I will never drop below 3 again.
Tithonium is so good I am seriously considering running Hostile Takeovers and their bad pub/Scarcity of Resources removing if stolen nature so I can get 5c and then another 9c when I sacrifice it. As it was I sacrificed 7 points of 'real' agendas on the day just so I could a) have a big scary barrier when the runner wasn't expecting one b) another 9 credits.
Illegal Arms Factory is also very good considering you can get the card and the credit then bounce it for the rez cost - but I'm sort of wondering if it might not just be better as a couple of IPOs for the extra econ burst for those crucial early turns. Ditto the GRNDL refinery - I didn't see it on the day, but the value of a card that I can IAA in a super expensive remove seems like it would be better than a 1x IPO.
Previous versions also ran Hunter-Seeker and Best Defense. I'm a little more confident about dropping Best Defense (because if you have them multitagged why don't you just BOOM them?) but the Hunter Seeker might come back as a way to fight the runner when my econ is low. I can think of several turns on the day where a Hunter Seeker would have ruined the runner - the only issue is what to cut for it. Probably the GRNDL.
Changes for the future
To be honest I am considering hanging up Blue Sun - runners now are absurdly rich and if you don't get Oversight/Big Ice draws early you're pretty hard up in terms of trying to midseason them. I might swap over to Titan to take advantage of my meta's refusal to run Clot for some reason - but then again I might just play BLue Sun until rotation forces the issue and takes away my precious Oversight AIs. (sobbing eternally)
-1 Enigma +1 Colossus. 2nd best ice in the deck after Mausolus, and code gates are currently a liability due to Inversificator being everywhere. I want to find a way to get Janus back to replace Orion but Hard Hitting News is way too good. I might cut a Jackson Howard and the Chiyashi and +1 Preemptive Action simply because Janus has been incredibly difficult for runners to deal with in the past, now even more so that Na'Not'K has become the sentry breaker of choice.
I also think Ark Lockdown is a very strong choice for the meta right now given the amount of runner recursion going on. I could have ended a couple games with some key Lockdowns, but the only viable cut is HHN unless I swap off Midseasons and go to a glacier style. I think this is a meta call - one that could be completely removed if FFG would give me one more huge high cost ICE that doesn't fold to Paperclip shakefist at anarchs
28 Aug 2017 Dazzler