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  3. masterkdog

    Free Cities Draft -All Butchers Read-

    Drugs are bad mmmmmkay. Lets go with the old coach Gaffer.
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  5. Xavian and Deathgrip

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    I doubt the masons will put votes to Knuckles, they already have Brick to fill his niche, if all their top picks are taken it will come down to scraps of votes, and I don't see knuckles getting any at all. Personally I think that Nomad would receive the most votes for them, they already have a lot of good defensive options, no one likes flea, and with Snakeskin and Decimate gone they are down to a single winger (oHarmony) who only really works well with one of their captains.
  6. smashed247

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    Edge would be an acceptable addition while also pinching the Spooks No.1 draftee, which is a nice bonus. 😈
  7. malladin.ben

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    Thanks, that does make a bit of sense. I'm not sure it's something that makes a huge deal on the table, but thanks for explaining it in a way that makes sense.
  8. Redmaw

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    It's more that Empowered Voice is more flavorful than Tooled Up or Quick Foot.. It would have been easy to just move this ability on to the front of the card and add a influence cost if they didn't want it to be used for free That's your opinion, but it still doesn't change the fact it is categorically worse than "Empowered Voice : Speed" and is still better play on Grace than any of the "captain" tier players ..sit on my bench and scare Smoke...
  9. JacctheInsomniac

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    The way it appears to me. Aria only ever does one thing. So she's singing, but she will only ever sing the one song. Empowering Voice changes, it's a different song, a different pace that spurs her team on in different ways based on what they need to hear. And It Isn't Over Until, is her moment, where her voice overpowers everything else on the pitch. She can make an ally, or herself the star of the show or she can radiate her voice outwards, inspiring her entire team. Guild Ball isn't really great at capturing flavor through gameplay imo, but Empowering Voice was pretty solid thematic play, whereas Aria is just... sortof another support aura.
  10. Good on the feel of the event, but no "secret tech" revealed and only a very small amount of Jason audible!
  11. Falkman

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    In S3 it exists on one squaddie, one master, and two captains, so calling it a ”squaddie level play” is still pretty disingenious.
  12. malladin.ben

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    I still don't understand how swapping empowered voice for tooled up, quick foot and aria is a loss of flavour. Before she something other squaddies did, but for free, now she does something unique, but has to pay INF for it. Okay, so it lost range and the ability to buff DEF, which might something generally being cut from the game in S4 if Ox is anything to go off, or at least something off theme for brewer's. Aria might be pants, it might not, it's one of those things we'll have to wait and see, but I am struggling to understand how having an ability called empowered voice is any more flavourful than having one called aria, because other than the name (If you don't care about the ranged attacks) she pretty much does what she did before.
  13. MakeGhastA2/3Influence

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    My bad, Didn't know quick foot was on grace. Still a real good play.
  14. Redmaw

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    *edit* it also lost 2" cast range and gained a 2 inf cost compared to "Empowered Voice : Speed" *edit 2* I can honestly see it having potential uses as it is not OPT and could be used to shift our guild into position on a first turn where we don't have much to spend inf on anyway.. It also makes me a little concerned about "Times Called" although an 10"/12" Friday with a 4/10" kick is a terrifying 24" (shadow like) goal threat if the current heroics stay the same...
  15. MakeGhastA2/3Influence

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    Tooled up and Quick Foot aren't squadie character plays, quick foot in season 3 was a captains only play, and we have reason to believe it will be heavily restricted who has access to it in season 4. Just wanted to throw this into the discussion.
  16. Redmaw

    Free Cities Draft Poll

  17. Redmaw

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    TL;DR: 1) Removing ranged plays are fine (for me anyway) 2) Give Esters "Empowered Voice" back (even if this includes a influence cost) 3) IMHO, people are seriously overestimating the usefulness of "Aria" (although this may change as more heroic plays are revealed) 4) I wasn't going to be putting her on the field anyway (#teamtapper, #saveamber)
  18. Azreal13

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    Stolen from FB..
  19. ultimogringo

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    Did some quick looking around. From what I'm able to gather here is what the other guilds are saying: Alchemist. - Whoever the Cogs want we will take. Blacksmiths. - Goalkeeper was the highest voted need in a poll they had. - No real discussion since the 13th. Brewers. - Top pick Amber (duh), with Knuckles getting the second most votes. Butchers. - Layne - Lamenting the death of the 6-0 game. Engineers. - ? Farmers. - Layne then Edge Fish. - Lots of talk of Cultass but fears of goalies continuing to be sub-par options lingers. Masons. - ? Morticians. - Gaffer as the top pick and Edge a strong second.
  20. HaraldT

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    "Asking many quetions of players" can certainly be interpreted in other ways than "providing many choises".
  21. JacctheInsomniac

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    Perhaps she could've used instead, a character play that immediately activated a squaddie's heroic play? Or maybe Empowered Voice could've moved to be her own Heroic that doesn't benefit from Aria so she could retain some semblance of her old playstyle. Like I said, I don't greatly dislike new Ester's but the notion that Empowered Voice provided too many choices leaves me scratching my head.
  22. malladin.ben

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    I'm not sure I understand the flavour argument. She lost an ability fairly mundanely named in Empowered Voice, and another that was essentially a bit of a pun based on her being overweight, and replaced them with abilities that essentially do the same thing for a different cost, and gained a new ability with a proper opera-themed name. I'm not sure where the significant flavour difference is there. If you're saying the loss of the ranged stuff is a loss of flavour, well, firstly they were both generic squaddie level abilities, and secondly what do they have to do with opera singing? In get her playstyle has changed and that might not suit people, but I think that was because she was overlapping on other guild's playstyles. Personally I'm happy to see guilds becoming a little more focused on their own unique playstyles, but I understand it hurts when things that you've grown used to playing one way switch around and that no longer works for you. I've been there and suffered that several times. Sometimes I think I've been right and have been proved so (at least in my own head) by things getting changed back later on (eg, Harry nerf, with butchers getting a very similar model to old Harry in Roast) and sometimes I've been wrong (Ox errata buff, which I was salty about when first revealed). In fact I think it's that Ox change that perhaps provided me with a bit of wisdom and perspective on things in this game. Dsspite my misgivings I gave Ox a go, I found a new team to put around him, and a new way to play him that was stronger than anything I'd done with him in S3. I would just say: see her as a new model and try her out. She'll be different, but you just might fall in love all over again.
  23. Anudem

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    The blog is intentionally vague, but I read the blurb as "nicking the opponent" as causing bleed (like nicking an artery). Hunters do not need another inf hungry ranged player, we have Egret, Mataagi, Chaska, Theron filling that role. Knuckles or Layne sound like the bees knees to me.
  24. ultimogringo

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    Looks. You're right.
  25. smashed247

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    I can't agree with you more. Kami doesn't sound like she'll bring as much to the Hunters as other Draftees might. Her personality and gimmick don't sound as interesting as some of the other Draftees either. Given how several members were pro-Knuckles in the Draft prep thread I'm surprised he has no votes. Are they popular Draftees with the other Guilds?
  26. Falkman

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    Yes, Mataagi.
  27. ultimogringo

    Free Cities Draft Poll

    We have ranged bleed? I read her as having "kill the ball" or a way of removing the ball from a target from range. Either would be welcome in my opinion. Do we have a chance at drafting someone like Layne or Edge?
  28. HaraldT

    Here's why I don't like new Esters

    I dont think the important part is "reducing the thought requirement when determining activation order", the important part is that several activation orders which was impossible to do with the apropriate heroics now becomes possible.
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