Panda with issues... wrote:Sixtyten wrote:Panda with issues... wrote:Eli and Architect are silly cards at their cost and influence level. Architect is one of the lurching cards that was over the power threshold because the parasite package (Parasucker and clone chip) was too dominant. It's a shame, because it's one of the more interesting subroutine effects in the game, but it never should have been untrashable. Parasite shenanigans were at least partly highly efficient because they provided an efficient solution to miscosted (in terms of money AND influence) ice like Eli.
architect is untrashable to avoid installing over itself and other shennanigans. It was a deliberate design decision. The parasite/apoc issue is a side effect.
And yet Crick didn't get that benefit. Not that it needed it. They could have just specified couldn't be trashed by the corp.
According to Kiv's video Calimsha is playing proco. How the mighty have fallen.