Hello again guys!
Last night I was watching through FFG's FAQ regarding the game ( with the specific rulings and FAQs for certain cards), because one of my friends plays Shaper, just with a core set deck ( yes, I know it's bad and stupid, but he can't afford data packs atm and is a stubborn bastard to not play criminal !).
SO he has Net Shield in his deck and I play ... Jinteki ... so it's actually useful for him to some degree.
So here are my questions... When he can use his Net Shield?
Now the basic answer would be - " In a paid window of time"
However, it still needs further clarification.
I have the FAQ right in front of me, the structure of the Corp's turn is:
Obviously, he can Activate Net Shield at the start of the turn, and prevent the 1 Net damage I deal from Personal Evolution. However, what about if he doesn't sense/see it, could he use the net shield to Prevent the damage AFTER I score the Agenda and the Personal Evolution triggers?
Does he need, to use the LAST paid ability window, BEFORE I score to block it? Or he can use the one AFTER I score it?
My argument is that It's my turn, so my actions take priority ( regarding paid abilities) over his, so my net damage WILL resolve before he can pay up.
The question might seem stupid, about a card like Net Shield, but it's actually hugely important. Because one of my other friends is playing a Shaper deck with Clone Chips and Deus EX.
So if the ruling works for Net Shield, I guess it will also work, for a Clone Chip +Deus Ex.
I have no problem with him using Clone Chip + Deus Ex for my 1 Net damage from PE, but he will never do that lol. The problem is that if this ruling is correct, then that means that he can do that ( Clone chip + Deus ex) when I'm about to :
1) Ronnin Him
2) Neural EMP him
Which is just SAD and BROKEN ... I cast Neural EMP to Finish him Off and he then Clone Chips for Deus Ex...
Or I spend 5 clicks to finally hit him with my Ronnin and he says " NO , NO , NO ...lol ".
It would make sense for him to SENSE something is wrong and do that in the last paid ability window, but if he can do that on the go , AS I AM HITTING HIM ... That's just broken