I certainly hope thats not the case. I certainly expect a vast change in the game with the complete addition of 2 new affiliations, but the sith control decks shouldn't be completely worthless anymore. after all thats what sith in this LCG are all about, control. the S&V shouldn't be in competition with them as they are supposedly a completely different play style alltogether, just as the navy deck is all about being offensive and taking out objectives. You wouldn't say, your not going to see navy decks anymore once the S&V drops because thats a playstyle that many people like. I just equate the different affiliations to magics different colors. some like direct damage decks, some like burn decks, some like mill decks, some like aggro decks, some like control decks, etc etc.
I would like to see navy/rebels/scum all get a boost in power so the sith control and smugglers cavern type decks don't see as much play as they are now, which i am sure will happen, because its like we're adding 2 new colors into the game. What I am afraid of is the power level of smugglers. IMO, the 2 smugglers objective sets are easily the best in the game. there is essentially no bad cards in either objective set, and there are some of the best cards in the game in each set. Han Solo, swindled, echo caverns, renegade squadron, both objectives are crazy good, crossfire, resources in both, even the chuds in the sets are good. and having seen the chewbacca pod, i have some serious concerns with how amazing smugglers is going to be compared to the other affiliations and that disappoints me somewhat. hopefully i am wrong and we've just seen the best 3 S&S objective sets out of all of them and the others will be toned down a bit but we'll see.....
I absolutely agree. I'm a die-hard bounty hunter fan (can you tell from the avatar?) and I have mixed feelings about these two affiliations. On the one hand, I hope they're really good and really fun to play because they are the affiliations I've had my eyes on since they were announced. However, I also hope they're not so powerful that everyone and their dogs start playing these affiliations. I'm sure that will be natural for the first month or so, but I hope everything returns to balance after that. Part of the reason is because I'm a little weird -- I like to play what I think nobody else is playing. It will be hard to pass up bounty hunters if everyone is playing bounty hunters, though.
I'm rambling and I should stop.The point is that S&S is very strong at the moment and S&V seems a bit behind them in all 3 objective sets. I'm hoping that Slave I
and Jabba's objective sets really bring up the S&V game. Jawas are cute and all (and I'll be glad to have an S&V Twist) but they just don't look like game-winners to me. Annoying, to be sure, but not super powerful.
EDIT: I take it back about Jawas not winning games. I was going to type something about how S&V is going to fall somewhere between Sith and Imperial Navy because there are only two ways to win. The Sith take one approach by holding the enemy at bay until the dial ticks to 12 while the Imperial Navy offensively gets the dial to 12 by destroying objectives. However, I forgot about a third way to win: decking your opponent. The Jawa set seems tailored to that very strategy and may be the foundation for a new deck archetype. By drawing cards out of opponent's hands with Twist of Fate and capturing cards every turn with the objective, you can really whittle the enemy's command deck down.