The Chief, one in all Marvel Snap’s strongest playing cards, is coming in for a nerf, the digital card sport’s boss mentioned Wednesday on Twitter. For some gamers, nevertheless, the change is nowhere close to sufficient.
Chief (a Hulk nemesis going again nearly 60 years now) will get a discount in Energy, to three from 4. In Marvel Snap, the whole energy of playing cards performed in a location determines management of that house (and controlling two of three areas on the finish of the sport determines the winner).
However his energy isn’t what’s actually bothering of us. Chief’s distinctive means copies each card one’s opponent has performed, for that flip, to their aspect. As Chief’s price is 6, he usually can’t be used till the top of the sport, which implies gamers who’ve Chief are inevitably deploying him towards different late-stage, high-cost, high-power playing cards. When used towards a number of playing cards, Chief can swing the sport’s final result dramatically. Some would say unfairly. His presence is sufficient to drive others to easily retreat.
“Chief’s impact is proving to be very irritating to many gamers, and polarizing in its means to lock down video games and discourage taking part in another 6-Value playing cards,” Ben Brode, the chief improvement officer for Marvel Snap maker Second Dinner, mentioned on Twitter.
That doesn’t handle Chief’s overwhelming particular means, however then, Brode says Second Dinner is “exploring additional modifications to the cardboard sooner or later.” Brode instantly clarified which means modifications are positively on the way in which for Chief.
Gamers appear to be divided about Chief’s impact as at the moment performed, although most really feel like he has an excessive amount of potential to fully warp or seal up a sport.
Irrespective of if Chief has 3,4,1 or 13 energy; the sample stays the identical: Should you haven’t received 2 Places by T5 it’s more often than not appropriate to retreat, simply because Chief exists.
— Kai (@Muesli_Kai) January 5, 2023
For me 6 price playing cards half is complicated. Chief does not forestall taking part in 6-cost playing cards solely. He prevents any performs that depend on sheer numbers, as a result of these numbers can be copied. As a card he prevents any 6 flip performs that do not depend on excessive synergy or cannot overwhelm his house
— Aleksandr (@Grasher134) January 5, 2023
This card is actually superb the way in which it’s. I have been screwed over by its impact by taking part in it, nearly as typically as I’ve received with it. It isn’t an automated win. You continue to need to be good, and your opponent has to play the appropriate playing cards
— Ok387 (@TheK387) January 6, 2023
Nonetheless one other participant instructed that Chief’s copy means apply solely to playing cards in his location, as a substitute of all playing cards performed by the opponent.
The modifications can be made in Marvel Snap’s subsequent patch; that cadence has been delayed nevertheless. Chief’s nerf got here to mild when the patch notes made it out by means of Marvel Snap’s Korean model and group, prompting Brode’s reply.