Yeah, I think it’s definitely more our match-up than the color matchup. Still, it was fun. Perhaps in a few months we’ll pick it up and try again - in a different time in my life, I may be able to do better while playing on the forums. For now it’s more a pressure valve than it is anything else. I enjoyed the games, and the challenge, mostly because it was nice not to have to know any other card than the limited set of blue v purple.
My thoughts on the match up in general are that Purple is somewhat disadvantaged, though not to the extent reflected by my results against you. I think it was worse as P1 than as P2, so perhaps there’s a bit of a P1 advantage here. In general, purple struggles to put a lot of pressure before tech 2 and I almost always got to tech 2 at a huge disadvantage. Blue has a starter card that blocks three Purple starting cards, including the only one that allows to put on any pressure and it’s quite hard to get rid of the newsman without Battle Suits or stewardess, who comes later. Even later the options are relatively limited because the copying ability makes lots of typically useful purple units less appealing (including KoTC, Palsmodium, Argonaut, Glaxx, Vir’s Mech and even Nullcraft) and Purple’s heroes struggle to bring a lot of board presence to the table.
I think a better player than me would rush to Archons more often - I have a terrible time get to tech 3 in general, in this game, so I guess I’m just not very good at planning ahead in the right way. There were several time when better teching on my part, and sometimes better draws, would have allowed me to assimilate your jail or use Vortoss Emblem on some illusions. I often didn’t get good draws because I went down on cards - which is another issue I had. Purple often goes down on cards to play Battle Suits when it can, but Blue has such an easy time getting card advantage with Brave Knight, Lawful Search, Scribe, Reteller of Truth, and Bigby. I often fell way behind. And I think the lack of options really is coupled badly with the fact you can use lawful search, a starter deck card, to see what I have and plan accordingly.
So someone who would do better on the mind games would have done much better in our games. In general, I’d love to see a better player pick up purple - @Shadow_Night_Black or @FrozenStorm or @zhavier or basically anyone else on the forums - and maybe we’ll get a better sense of the balance between Purple and Blue. Personally, I enjoy playing on the forums but at the same time, I can’t really love it. I do it because it’s helpful for me to able to take a little gaming break here and there, but it’s hard for me to be invested in the game in this way and have a proper plan.
In any case, here we are. Good games, friend - and maybe one day we’ll pick it up again.