At worlds at the final melee table, Erick Butzlaff turned to Nate and said, glancing at the Hellholt Engineers wreaking havoc on the board, "How soon 'till this gets FAQ'd", to which I believe Nate jokingly replied something along the lines of "Gonna write up a new one tonight".
Obviously that didn't happen. We haven't seen an FAQ since before worlds, and the meta has had some time to settle - and I think that was a good call by FFG. I was wondering whether people think one is coming, whether it's necessary, and what it should contain?
First and foremost, I'd like it to come with an acompanying article explaining the designer intent behind any changes in the FAQ.
Personally, I hope to see something changed with melee scoring/collusion in the tournament rules, to make collusion rulings clearer. I'd like to see a few of the "triggered by a willing opponent" card interactions looked at for melee (Hellhollt being one example).
I'd like to see "Maeser Cressen" erratad to "Maester Cressen".
I also hope to see something done to Meera (Restrict?), Long Lances (Restrict?) and Game of Cyvasse (Restrict?), although I realize that restricting Cyvasse and Meera would be a big boon to Maesters and they'd probably need another slap on the wrist (Conclave probably has the biggest target painted on it, or the agenda itself again). They're a bit too "Auto-include" for my tastes, although I admit that restricting them wouldn't necessarily change that for Meera/Long Lances. I'd like to see the errata/restrictions used to shake up some of the decks that have remained top-tier for most of last year, in some cases not because there's anything wrong with those decks but just to nudge the meta which has built up a little too much inertia. I'd like the Erratas to Jaqen and Compelled by the Rock to be up there, even before the cards themselves make it to stores…
I'd like to see the "Burned and Pillaged" ruling (can affect KotHH) added to the FAQ, as well as the "Little and Less" clarification (and possibly the Burning Bridges and "Loose All Traits" ones), since they all caused a fair bit of confusion at the time.
And most of all, but least likely, I'd like to see some indication that there's a long-term plan to help with the ever-increasing barrier of entry/burden of knowledge from the ever-increasing cardpool.