I admittedly haven't studied the EU extensively, but this game was the first I ever heard of YT-1300 being considered "common", and I consider that one of the big screw ups FFG is making since making the ship common greatly diminishes the cool factor of the falcon. I see it as an obnoxious bit of fan service by bad EU writers to appeal to fans who want a falcon of their very own.
Anyway, not really relevant. It is unlikely that Disney, Lucasfilm or FFG is going to consult me on the direction the universes fluff should go.
Moderately on topic. Does it feel to anyone else like the concept of modification upgrades was a late edition to the game? I have often wished that there was a modification icon in the upgrade bar for ships, then the falcon (and the hawk and firespray) could have potentially had more of them, meaning the falcon could have had a lot of special modifications.
They could ahve done that if they wanted, given that mods debuted with wave 2. All they would have to do is say all ships have one, any past the first are on the card. But really, does the Falcon need any help? Or more ways to spend points on it?
Beyond that, the EU making YT's rare would be much dumber than making them common. What kind of smuggler uses a one of a kind ship? That's asking to get boarded every time somebody walks by. Smugglers pick ugly, common vehicles and mod them into something functional so they blend in. The Falcon is useful specifically because it isn't special.
Edited by Aminar, 14 May 2014 - 10:26 PM.