This phenomenon is obviously a lot older, but I’ve noticed a slew of ‘this faction’ and ‘this card’ should be nerfed threads pop up in very quick succession. It seem we can’t go a day without a thread clamoring for one thing or another to be nerfed, balanced or otherwise changed! A good number of these make sense of course (even when they lack concrete data or solid play testing beforehand) and often follow on the heels of balance changes or the release of new cards, but several seem to jump the gun hard core. For those threads:
What happened to just asking for advice? I miss the old ‘How do you guys deal with x’ threads where OP leaves room for themselves simply being inexperienced or missing some key insight, and we instead get very hyperbolic ‘THIS CARD/FACTION/ETC IS TEH B0RKZ NERF NAO CP IS INCOMPETENT’ exhortations that inexorably get talked down by calmer, more dyed-in-the-wool players into ‘yeah that happens and occasionally sucks, but here are some things you can do to mitigate it’ discussions. I didn’t link any threads above that exemplify this attitude, they were just the most recent threads that touch on this subject that I chose to highlight how common talking about nerfs is nowadays.
Barging into a discussion with a very definite conclusion tends to just raise ire in general, and especially when it comes to calls for nerfing (or buffing) cards you need a very level-headed approach to come to anything constructive.
This is just a little something that bothers me from time to time, what do you think? Perhaps you have some very typical experiences that illustrate this phenomenon?