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  1. Frankanelli

    Season 4: Expectations, Hopes and Wishlisting

    Kraken and some reworked damage on sakana1 are the highlights I think. I think Kraken is going to be a real staple. Even if we werent prepping for 12 man rosters, he makes every 10. Corsair seems exciting but I'll want to play around with him a bit more. Angel is definitely better. And I see her having alot more relevance then before. But with sakana1 picking up better damage, I don't see her making many fish lineups. Initial reaction to Jac is...huh? He seems worse. Actively worse. And he was already not seeing play. Maybe the speed boost is relevant? Or without close control on Corsair his counter attack makes him the place to put the ball? Hes a big disappointment for me. Hopefully I just need to play a bit and see what he does. Also, now that Skatha is changed, Shark has the worst play on a captains card. He's still good. And he'll win plenty. I'll keep playing him like 70% of the time. But why God why does he have stagger on 3? When is it ever the result you're trying for? Its not a rhetorical question I honestly need someone to tell me what it's for.
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    Free Cities Draft Poll

    I do not understand the love for Cutlass at all. It seems like a trap that SFG is laying for us. "She plays the ball and has a Pirate name!" Why does anyone want a goalie? The mirror and Navs are the only places I might even want a goalie. All goalies before now have been meh and our general strategy is "score faster." Having a goalie will just make people kill the ball even earlier. We want them to score because all Fish want is a live ball. Who has it is less important than it being live. I think we should all start playing with Compound for a week and see if he actually adds anything. He's the best goalie out there right now. It might be a useful experiment. I think we should be going after Kami or maybe Champ. A strong all rounder sounds good. Tech to deal with ball killing seems good. I also like Knuckles for punching stuff and Amber for sounding like she wants to play the ball and punch stuff. If we do get Cutlass though I just hope she has some dmg on the card and 2" melee. Might be able to pull a serviceable Corsair buddy out of that. But still would rather a few other people before her.
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    Free Cities Draft

    After today's vetSiren post I don't think we'll see any models with momentous dmg as that is fully outside of our identity now. I wouldn't count on Cutlass to cover that gap. Or any of the damage dealers for that matter. We apparently are allowed dmg but not momentum for it. Which is good...cause pirates.... I doubt the rules for these players are set in stone and they will be adjusted according to the guild that chooses them. I think that means if we take a player like Knuckles, he will be decent at takeouts, but isn't going to have momentous dmg. But if Butchers get him, he might print MP. Personally I am opposed to a goalkeeper. Not because they are traditionally bad, SFG could figure out the concept in S4. I think we dont want a goalie because I cant see a matchup where I want to take one. I suppose it might be useful for the mirror and Navs in season 4, but up until now, it hasn't been bad to let an enemy score and use our better counter-scoring ability to win that race. It's hard to know the best choice at the moment because we don't know what tools we will have. Corsair could go through some hefty changes. Jac and Kraken will hopefully change a bit. I think until we have more info, we should just pick what's cool. Of the scouted players so far I think Kami is the coolest. I also think that Nomad might be fun. It's definitely something we have plenty of, but I sort of don't want anyone else to have a model with "football legend" in his description. And I also like Knuckles. I hope Jac and Kraken cover his role, but if they stay meh, I would love a midfield brute.
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    Gut and String

    Very nearly anything else at all would be better than stagger.
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    Season 4: Expectations, Hopes and Wishlisting

    I'm holding out hope that Jac, Kraken, and vetSiren are re-explored. Pretty much all of the players in fish who fit with Corsair's portion of the guild's identity are outdated, underpowered, or both. I'm hoping that with navigators focusing on a narrow skew of the fish identity, that means that fish will end up in a slightly broader place. And we have the characters for it, those characters just don't have the rules. Hopefully they rework some of those players and give Corsair some useful tools. Even if it isn't a reskin of gutter.
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    Minor Guild Season 4 Woes

    I think once most/all major guild have their minor counterparts we will see a change to roster sizes/style. I don't think minors will be stuck in this place forever.
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    Resin Hunters

    I'm bummed they didn't take the opportunity to make skathas sculpt more than just "hey pigtails!"
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    vSakana Rules Revealed

    As a theme, I don't understand why fish get absolutely no momentous dmg. Its not like butchers don't get any models with a good kick. I guess we have to see how jac and kraken shape up in season 4. From what we can tell with navigators, they won't be a source of it either. But we don't have a complete picture. The original Sakana was personally very dangerous, this version seems more like he makes another one of your models dangerous. Which I'm fine with, but will definitely take some practice. I'm not throwing out his original version just yet. For the limited time that we have vetSakana and gutter I think he'll be strong though. On a personal note, I miss singled out. Please give me singled out back. Haha. If you could manage to get 6 hits a couple times on someone in the Corsair scrum, your dmg would be sweet.
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    Season 4: Expectations, Hopes and Wishlisting

    IMO Snared and Gut and String do not even live on the same planet as each other. I'm not sure it would be innately broken, and definitely feels in theme. Not every guild gets a access to a condition but if Fish were to get one, snared seems like the obvious choice. If his legendary dropped from -4/-4 to just snared I would be pretty bummed. If there was some other component to it as well that could be fun though.
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    Veteran Cinder

    Agreed. I could see her picking up shadow like. Shifting her from a backline to a Frontline role while retaining some of the slippery-ness.
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    The Navigator's Guild

    Haha yeah I did remember that the wording was in the new style. I (maybe wrongly?) assumed falconers wouldnt have any changes to their cards either. Either way it seems a bit odd that she has no way to momentously trigger the play, so I was hoping it was even better than eye spy somehow.
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    The Navigator's Guild

    That's what I thought at first too considering her mascot seems to be a bird, but eye spy doesn't have "while attacking" in it. So I'm thinking it might be an ally buff instead of an enemy debuff
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    The Navigator's Guild

    What about those plays? It looks like windfinder has a 2 cost play that let's an ally charge for free w/+2". And a singled out sort of effect too. Horizon looks like he might have unexpected arrival which lines up with comments I've seen about him coming on from strange table edges. Azimuth has disarm. Also tac 6 w/ a kd on 2 and those rerolls. I really hope he's dual guild. E maybe has a play that does 2 damage? There's no plus/minus or ". Someone has acrobatics, which seems very on theme. Also the captain and the mascot are the only 2 that have momentous options before the 3rd column.
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    S4 arrives october 12th

    It's a bit strange but I don't think qualifing w/ season 3 rules and playing the tournament in season 4 is the end of the world. Everyone will have the same amount of time to learn the new rules. You gotta figure most of the players serious enough to qualify have model collections that can handle some buffs/nerfs within their guild. Probably most of the qualifying people even have multiple guilds ready to go if they wanted to pivot very hard. And from a spectator standpoint, it will be a very unsolved for meta. Which means we might see some fresh takes and weird ideas from top teir players. It also means (barring someone finding another king thresher situation) playing your fundamentals well should still be a strong path to success. It's weird and I like it.
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    Season 4: Expectations, Hopes and Wishlisting

    I think I would be fine if Kraken lost drag. It's a strong enough ability to be captain only. And it would allow them the chance to change his inf stat to something we'd all appreciate more while opening up his design space for something new. His playbook is fine after his last buff and his low speed and def should be enough to keep him balanced. The question is what is kraken supposed to do? I think it was originally to tar pit specific players, control the space around him, and protect Siren. I think maybe if he had a play that caused snared a-la skewered that would fit his theme and be useful for us. For vetSiren I would just like her playbook to go back to 3 columns. She doesn't need to print mp but I don't understand why she can't have the ability to cut someone pretty good when she's 1" melee and we officially have no offensive buff's with the loss of singled out. As far as Jac goes, his rookie cards have a ton of cool options and I hope they rework him in the image of some of those rules. Shark I sort of want to see get a rework. He's definitely not bad by any stretch but I absolutely loath stagger at 3 on his playbook. I also generally feel that some of the characters who were in the game since Kickstarter could be reworked to adjust to where the game is currently. Not that there is a pressing need, just that the space is there.