To start Off, I have had to stop and breath deeply before making this post. There is so much I would like to say but feel it would make someone cry so I will stick to the main issues.
As an Avid supporter of X wing and FFG in our local North West community placing the Regional in Spokane WA (350 miles ) from any major city " Seattle WA pop 5 million " Portland Oregon Pop 2 million and place it as far as you could and still be in the state of Washington is an insult to the players of X wing in the NW. I have personally spoken to 80 + player and NOT one is happy about this. A 6 hour drive one way and the need to rent a room just so you don't die on the drive home makes the cost to go to a " Local " regional impossible for 90% of the players here in the NW.
If they had a 2nd event say in Seattle, Olympia, or the Greater "Portland Oregon, Vancouver Wa" Would have given 95% of the players in the Northwest a local place to show up and play.
I would point out how the USA is in the lowest rankings when it comes to geography, but this would be more of a rant than making a point.
I hope someone at FFG talks a leadership roll and looks to add a 2nd Regional in the Northwest that would closer than for 90% of the players to drive to Canada than to show up and play in Spokane WA. Vegas would have been a good spot for the NW games due to flights are very cheep and so would be the rooms.
Edited by DavidWa, 14 March 2014 - 01:52 PM.