Running stats doesn't tell ya, "how it goes down in the streets", so to speak
Human players have no reason to lie. If they keep saying they can't help in votes or can help alittle but, would have to give up
the xo to help there is a problem. Purple cards themselves stink. The primary card is launch scout. Usually there is something else that has to get done, (especially with the mutiny cards, or agenda loyalty cards now) that the launch scout is only played if you have really nothing else to do.
. Ughh...Just thinking about purple makes me annoyed, I can't tell you how many times when I
am stuck drawing purple I get stuck with a launch scout and 3 "trust instincts". Great, I can really help the vote with those
bad boys. Add two more from the destiny. There is only one other card other than the scout for fuel that is good and I forgot about and that's the crit situation. That one can be REALLY handy. But there are only like 2 or 3 of them out of the whole deck and the rest is SO weak. Even the green zero skill card is actually useful. The purple is discard fodder.
I would SO much rather have a yellow green character who helps with nearly all votes, instead of a green/purple character who might be able to vote on a lot of votes. Even if you argue,...well you will get tons of Xo's which are low value for votes...I would rather have tons of low green xo's to throw into almost all votes than a bunch of low purple launch scouts that can throw into a lot of votes. You can hold back one xo and have something useful on your turn. The launch scouts...well...they are safe cards to discard I suppose if you have to or want to move to another ship.
I think I have purple pegged just right. However, my primary point was, that in addition to most military characters meh skill set which includes too much purple, the military characters don't bring much to the table. Helo (and Gaeta to a lesser extent) is the only military that consistently has useful abilities. The others either focus too much on cylons which at a certain point is useless or the advantage vs. disadvantage is weighted WAY to heavily in the negative.
Frankly, I (up till daybreak) felt the pro-move was to kill the military off and let them grab another political to help with nearly all not just a lot. Like Zarek,...you can even get the "precious" purple that way.
it's cool to hear other opinions though.