This I agree with completely- seeing things that have different strategies, like WYS or Speeders or randomness like DBO/EBO get a boost would create more LS deck diversity, which would force DS to behave much differently. QMC got a little boost and that may end up being more popular in the future, but Emil told me at Worlds he had to shelf his QMC deck because of how bad it loses to Slavers.Blarg wrote:One thing I've noticed is that while DS has many different kinds of decks (Mains, Scum, Walkers, Clouds, ROPS) that all have to be dealt with in very different ways, LS pretty much just has WYSv and Mains. So most DS decks only really need two different gameplans, while LS decks need to be able to deal with a lot more things. Note that even if you don't classify Communing as a mains deck, most gameplans against Communing are very similar to those against mains decks.
More options for LS would mean that DS has to be more flexible, and that would lower the power level of DS decks.
I feel like DS has 7-8 solid options that have a lot of variety. (HD-v/ASM/Assassins, ROPS, Walkers, Spice, Scum, CPI). LS is WYS-v scrubs and just 4-6 different mains platforms with the same 40 cards of characters and location pullers and high destiny recyclable cards (MWYHL, TRM, TIGIH, Hyperdrive, WYS-v Endor, Profit, Communing). You could even throw Scoundrels in as a mains style deck, but at least that one has a few more diverse cards in it.
So maybe the full set of 9.1 will help level this back out and give some other LS strategies a chance to be competitive again.