After a long self-imposed exile of sorts (mostly due to life but also needing a break here), I kind of wanted to broach the subject of how Varuna might affect vanilla PanOceania to come. While I plan to play Varuna in-depth and write up a tactica for them, I think there is three outcomes I can think of that will affect vanilla: Vanilla gets a significant buff and moves up a few power tiers in my opinion, regardless if VIRD is good or not. Vanilla does not change much, only getting some new options but does not cover glaring weaknesses. Varuna becomes PanO's 'ISS', in the sense that the sectorial has a lot of more options that makes it more attractive and overshadows the vanilla. The second outcome I do not think is likely. This is due in part that the spoiled profiles and loadouts I think are going to find a place in most of our lists. Someone hinted to me that Varuna is getting profiles exclusive to said sectorial, which makes me fear that Varuna might overpower vanilla while the vanilla faction itself does not get a boost. To note: I am no way trying to be negative in any manner or rain on our parade, I just want to bring up the topic that can be discussed if possible.