Hey Wyrdos, I was part of the closed beta and with a couple tweaks made from the betas I’m really concerned about Abuelas place rn.
When we left her in the last beta, she was a defensively weak model that was difficult to position but had a fantastic obey and really opened up the hiring pool but with her wedding stripped off and obey dialed back I see no reason to take her in any crew.
’meemaw’s disapproval’ replaced ‘shotgun wedding’ but I find it a really wierd ability to give her considering that it’s directly at odds with her ‘on wheels’ ability which makes defending herself impossible when trying to trap a model in the aura. Furthermore, her low survivablity mean that even if she pops herself close to someone who cares, she’s dead to a stiff wind.
stripping back her obey was annoying as well as it now costs above average for an obey and doesn’t have the best range. Mechanically and flavour wise this doesn’t make much sense to me as the matriarch demands a little more respect than a 50/50 flip when it’s the only reason to take her.
Finally, when we look at her price bracket we see that monsterhunters are astronomically better for one stone more and for a stone less, pistolaroes are so much more versatile and not annoying.
P.s. what’s the enslaved nephilim’s job nowadays? With the extension of deployment zones and more built in movement, creepy noises and a crappy obey don’t mean all that much to the family. I’d suggest giving him abilities to semi-reliably be able to move enemy models which could be more useful to draw people out of cover or some scheme marker shenanigans which the family doesn’t have