Ok first off, no one is forced to buy a Lambda, to buy one is every players duty. They are the most fantastic ship ever made, number 1 in comfort, and cost to durability, that still hits like a brick to the head. So there is no need at all to make someone have to buy a shuttle, they should be thankful for the chance to own one. Where is Sable to back me up on this ?
I agree. Shuttle is easily my favorite large ship thus far.
Also maybe I'm alone in being glad that 3PO (and the other crew upgrades from the Tantive) come in a ship I'll only ever want one of. It means I won't have extras sitting around.
I've played a lot of table top games, and I've seen this kind of "I'm being forced to buy things to play how I want!" attitude in all of them. It's like people can't help but feel persecuted by gaming companies because they want to make as much money on their niche products as they can. It's one thing to complain about a company that does this and only this (as GW has done for the last decade or so), but it's another to do so when the company is as supportive of their community as a company like Privateer Press or FFG is. And FFG doesn't have to provide the kind of support for the community they do (including this lovely forum on their official website), they don't have to give previews, or host strategy articles that are more than just a glorified catalog entry, but they do. They don't have to do the tournament and game night kits, which are amazing. So yeah, if they want to put a desirable (And it's Unique! You'll never be able to use more than one.), but not vital card in one of their more expensive ships, I'll cut them some slack in repayment for all of the effort they've made in supporting their gaming community.
Edited by Rogue37, 18 July 2014 - 09:28 PM.