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#1 Plainsman

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

I was just looking at different Imperial ships and wonder if the TIE Agressor couldn't be one of the next Imperial fighters as it also fields a gunner and turret! I could see it having a Crew slot accordingly!

What are your thoughts on this ship's potential appearance in X Wing?

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#2 Red Castle

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

I've been advocating his inclusion for a long time. The turret only shoot back, so it could work like the Firespray. Definetly keep with the theme of the Empire and would bring something new fighter-wise. 

 

With the inclusion of the VT-49 in wave 5 and the fact that both ship come from Star Wars Galaxies, I think it's highly probable that we will see it sooner than later.


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#3 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:13 PM

Ugh.

 

I'm quite fine with the TIEs we have. The nature of the Empire is uniformity and all the various EU TIE models really distract from that.

 

I'd really hate to have all of the following represented at some point:

 

 

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Except for the TIE Star Cruiser.

 

Gotta have that one!


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#4 Ailowynn

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

Ugh.

 

I'm quite fine with the TIEs we have. The nature of the Empire is uniformity and all the various EU TIE models really distract from that.

 

I'd really hate to have all of the following represented at some point:

 

 

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Except for the TIE Star Cruiser.

 

Gotta have that one!

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#5 Torresse

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

The Tie Lamda... Lol...


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#6 Papamambo

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing the TIE Hunter. But other than that, and the Avenger I think we could call it a day. .
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#7 DR4CO

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:22 PM

Half of those could be upgrades to existing ships. For example, the TIE Fire Control and Recon could be TIE Fighter titles (former hands out TLs, latter a built-in navigator or something), the same with the Electronic Warfare and Shuttle for the Bomber (denies token spending and trades ordnance for crew). About the only ones I would actually want as ships are the Hunter and Avenger.


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#8 Hrathen

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:03 PM

Okay, lots of thise TIEs look terrible, but some of them look pretty cool. I sort of agree with the sentiment of not wanting more TIEs, I mean TIE Bomber, TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptors and TIE Advanced (for Vader) is really where my heart is. But I acknowledge that in order for a game to survive it needs new expansions. As long as FFG doesn't release ships that make the non-EU ship no longer playable I won't begrudege them the need to expand.
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#9 Bathickey

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:52 PM

that picture gets posted all the time, does anyone really have any connection to any of them that aren't made yet besides the scimitar and clawcraft?

 

Not that I even think those should get made.


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#10 Magnus Grendel

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:02 AM

The TIE experimentals Mk2, Mk3 and Mk5 are literally upgrades to existing fighters:

  • Experimental Mk2 (TIE Big-gun) is a TIE fighter upgrade giving a turreted primary weapon
  • Experimental Mk3 (TIE Warhead) is a TIE interceptor upgrade giving a shedload of missile slots
  • Experimental Mk5 (TIE Booster) is a TIE fighter upgrade giving a massively overcooked engine - straight greens and boost.

With the TIE Hunter appearing in the next Age of Rebellion missions book, I wouldn't be surprised to see it. It'd work quite nicely with an Imperial Epic release - Escort Carrier and 1-2 TIE Hunters makes for a Storm Commando force.



#11 Norsehound

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:36 AM

TIE aggressor? Ewww. Slightly better than that awful Tie Oppressor.

 

My vote's for the TIE Avenger. Not too unconventional and clearly an upgrade on its predecessor. After that, Assault Gunboat, and then no other reason to touch any of the other TIE designs. At least, none that haven't been redesigned by Fractalsponge in some way.



#12 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:57 AM

Okay, lots of thise TIEs look terrible, but some of them look pretty cool. I sort of agree with the sentiment of not wanting more TIEs, I mean TIE Bomber, TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptors and TIE Advanced (for Vader) is really where my heart is. But I acknowledge that in order for a game to survive it needs new expansions. As long as FFG doesn't release ships that make the non-EU ship no longer playable I won't begrudege them the need to expand.

 

But is the expandability of this game really infinite? I don't think it is, and I don't want them scraping the bottom of the barrel in trying to find the utter limit of what the market will bear.

 

In the meantime, there are still viable expansions to be put out there, but I think they should stop with any expansions that start with 'TIE'. I'm grudgingly willing to accept the Phantom and the Defender, given that many of you seem to have some connection with those.  Are there really any more.

 

...Okay, the TIE Scout, but only if it's not as long as WEG said it needed to be, unless that means it's actually a large-base ship, which I could accept.

 

But I think they really should be going Huge next.



#13 Hobojebus

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:21 AM

Give us the starwing gun boat and the tie avenger and well be good for the rest of time.


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#14 patox

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:35 AM

I'm waiting for the TIE tie.

 

It's just 3 radiator panels in a row with no cockpit.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:14 AM

Problem of the most Tie's shown above is that they are looking all like meanwhile existing Ship's . Till now it was so that with every Wave a new Style of Ships entered the Game. For me Hunter and Avenger would be nice all the rest no.

 

I also hope that they will later release my sexy Gunboat and the Missile boat :-)


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#16 Radarman5

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Wait, you guys don't want a TIE Crawler?
5 TIE Fighters, 4 TIE Bombers, 4 TIE Interceptors, 1 TIE Advanced, 1 Lambda Shuttle, 1 Firespray
2 A-Wings, 2 B-Wing, 4 X-Wings, 1Y-Wing, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 CR-90, 1 GR-75

#17 Hobojebus

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Wait, you guys don't want a TIE Crawler?

Urgh is it so hard to design an imperial tank thats not based on a tie fighter?



#18 Radarman5

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

Because when you think of a heavily armored tank, the first thing that comes to mind is a TIE fighter cockpit.
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2 A-Wings, 2 B-Wing, 4 X-Wings, 1Y-Wing, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 CR-90, 1 GR-75

#19 bubblepopmei

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Interdiction would be a fun new mechanic.
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#20 Gundog8324

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:17 PM

 

With the TIE Hunter appearing in the next Age of Rebellion missions book, I wouldn't be surprised to see it. It'd work quite nicely with an Imperial Epic release - Escort Carrier and 1-2 TIE Hunters makes for a Storm Commando force.

I second this the Tie Hunter was one of my favorite ships from Rogue Squadron 3 (except for that Buick you could get with cheat codes :))  The Escort Carrier would be a nice Huge ship I am unsure of if releasing a brand new small ship with a huge would be a bit unusual and have some balance issues (although the new X-wing pilots, droids and crew with the Rebel ships were a little meta altering too) that said it would also allow for them to release Ion torpedoes with another torpedo capable ship


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