MidnightLich wrote: ↑Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:44 am
Welcome to another First Edition Friday Question, where I and the other team leaders of the Department of First Edition bring you questions. Today, I'd like to ask a simple question with a lot of nuance:
Are you happy with the state of the game?
Interpret this however you wish, because I'm curious about it all. Are you happy with the deck options? Is your favorite affiliation getting enough love? Are you enjoying online play? The community here or on one of the Discord servers? Are you happy with the staff? Our work?
Share your thoughts, but let us know if you're happy and why, or if you aren't, and why not. We can't wait to read them.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Deck options: yes. I feel like there has never been a time like this in the sheer number of viable decks and it doesn't feel Contrived either.
Affiliation love:. No. Traditional Borg haven't really gotten anything in so long. I don't like TNG Borg and there really is a ton of room for trad Borg to do new things but no one seems to want to put in the time/work.
Online play:. No. As has been discussed and as I've stated I 1. Hate lackey. 2. Don't enjoy the Sharky nature of 1e online play 3. Find it difficult to schedule matches and 4. Really much prefer playing across a real table in person bc the lackey interface sucks so damn hard.
Community:. Yes and no. It's hard to find the line between what is covids fault and what is players but the engagement around here is severely lacking. The players themselves are still generally good to talk to and be around with a few notable exceptions but it's the lack of enthusiasm. You would think that after 18 months of down time players would be chomping at the bit to play live but I guess not. The lack of anyone engaging with my traditional SD regional "place your bet call out" is particularly telling as that used to get a bunch of action and this year.....nothing.
CC:. What needs to happen is maybe less meetings where things are talked about and more actual cranking the engine. The last few set have been good gameplay and the art is good....but right now post covid what the org needs to do is focus on relighting the fire.
Adapt or die.