It seems that since this weekend, our favorite choices have been splintered. Mostly due to personal preference, but also due to the Butchers suddenly wanting to first-pick our favorite, Champ.
So, just to make sure we're still on the same page, here's a poll for us to vote in. Also, some players are active here and not on Facebook. This is also for them, to be included into the choices.
My view on the rookies:
She sounds like a less overpowered, 1" version of veteran Decimate. Knowing that the Brewers will put all their strength in this option, I'd actually not want to go for this. She also sounds quite influence hungry.
She sounds quite like Skulk, but a bit more bashy. While a goalie is not something we'd actually need, it could help us out in certain match-ups that we're quite struggling in. Also, if she indeed plays like Skulk (with a lot of passives), she could work as a sort of battery. Our only actual battery model at the moment is Brick.
A winger with an eye for the ball, and can play dirty. This one is placed very highly on my 'want'-list, as we don't really have decent ball-chasing models, besides Flint himself. Sounds like some sort of buyable dodge and Close Control from the fluff.
A striker, which is said to be better than Flint? Bullocks! Also, he's a substance abuser, so I'm thinking there's going to be some randomness applied to his card. If there's anything we don't need, it's random performance. He sounds good on paper to play besides Flint, but I have my doubts about this one...
Mediocre ball player with guns. Why would be need this rookie? The only part she'll bring is ranged plays, but we have no one to complement her. For me, honestly, picking her would just be to keep her out of Guilds that can use her more effectively. I'd rather shore up our own weaknesses.
A bruiser-like defensive player, that doesn't like to actually deal damage. We have better options in Tower, Brick, Granite and Mallet, I believe.
A bard-like, roguish type of winger. I'm thinking this guy would be a model that is hard to hit. I'm thinking Charmed, Clone, Decoy, stuff like that. We don't really have someone to kill the ball on, so I see some use for this guy.
When I read her fluff, I see someone like seasoned Spigot. Someone that chases after the ball, and makes sure it goes around the team, pressing for that goal. I'm thinking Ball's Gone, I'm thinking some sort of passing ability (I'm Open? On My Mark?). She sounds like the ideal ball retriever, that also makes the team pass the ball around even better. I've heard some people talking about 'why taking another midfielder?' I hear you, and I'm thinking someone like Edge or Nomad could be better, as our Captains already have lots of presence in the area Champ is going for. Still, I'd say she's a pretty nice pick to go for.
A coach on the team with Hammer? This is never going to work. Sure, he might be able to throw in some buffs, maybe even work as a battery, but when would we actually need a full-on support character? We already have so many support models, as our entire Guild is basically built on synergy and buffing each other.
A guy with his dog. Charmed (Animal)? Maybe some interaction with our mascots? I don't see him doing well in Masons.
So for me, our main focus should lie in Edge or Cutlass. Champ, Nomad and Layne are also quite desirable, but in my mind not models we should totally go for. For Edge, we're fighting the Hunters and Morticians. For Cutlass, we'd be fighting the Fish and Engineers, I'd guess. Champ is Butchers and Blacksmiths. Nomad is Alchemists and Farmers. Layne sounds like everybody's second pick.
Of course, this is totally personal. You could think of these rookies in a different light. I would say: change my mind? This topic should be open for discussion, so we can basically throw our full focus on 1-2 picks later in October.
Let's do this, Masons!