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#1 Millennium Falsehood

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:46 AM

Are you the kind of person who likes to just throw ships together and have fun with them, or do you want to try and squeeze every last possible ounce of power out of your squad builds? No judging or anything, I'm just curious. Both sides are completely valid, in my opinion. :)

 

Personally, while I do look for synergy and always try to Target Lock and Focus, I'm a casual gamer at heart. I love to experiment with squads and just have fun. Don't win? Eh, it's okay. If I do win it's cause for celebration, but it's probably not because I put together a great squad, but more that I just got lucky.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:53 AM

Casual all the way.

 

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#3 Rumar

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:08 AM

I try hard to appear casual to the core.


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#4 Kentucky Fried Ewok

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:11 AM

I only play against my kids, so it's hardcore all the way ;).


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:16 AM

New squad every game. Make of that what you will. :)



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:46 AM

I am casual really, except for the X-Wing flight suit when I sit down to play... or when I am as readable as a sphinx and wear sunglasses so they cannot peer into my darkening soul... or the fact that I do not shake hands... or the fact that I refuse to speak directly to my opponent... or that I use a butane torch to melt an unlucky die.

 

yeah, fairly casual 'cept for that.


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#7 Bakura83

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:53 AM

Are you the kind of person who likes to just throw ships together and have fun with them, or do you want to try and squeeze every last possible ounce of power out of your squad builds? No judging or anything, I'm just curious. Both sides are completely valid, in my opinion. :)
 
Personally, while I do look for synergy and always try to Target Lock and Focus, I'm a casual gamer at heart. I love to experiment with squads and just have fun. Don't win? Eh, it's okay. If I do win it's cause for celebration, but it's probably not because I put together a great squad, but more that I just got lucky.


I'm HARDCORE in regards to lore, socialising, and fun.
I'm casual on regards to who wins, and squad building.

The best games can make trying and losing fun, if neither of you is a butt panda.
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#8 Blackmonkey0

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:56 AM

Very much casual mainly pick my squads based on what's fun to fly.

Edited by Blackmonkey0, 31 August 2014 - 05:09 AM.


#9 Intys Rule

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:56 AM

I am a hardcore casual gamer.  I like optimizing my builds, I like trying new tactics.  I ask for and give no quarter.  I play to the best of my abilities and if I forget an ability, I go with it.  I like joining tournaments as it gives me a good variety of builds to play against.

 

However, I am very casual at the game table.  I celebrate both my opponent's and my good rolls, I boo both our bad rolls.  If playing a new player, I remind him about taking actions.  When in dispute of a rule, we look at the rulebook or if we can't find it, we roll dice or flip coins to see whose interpretation "wins" and then go with that.  I always shake hands with my opponent afterwards and thank him for the game.

 

I love winning, but I do it clean.  I would rather win than lose, but losing a hard-fought battle is very fun as well.  As long as there are smiles all around the game table, it's a win for me anyway.


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#10 Bakura83

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:01 AM

I am a hardcore casual gamer.  I like optimizing my builds, I like trying new tactics.  I ask for and give no quarter.  I play to the best of my abilities and if I forget an ability, I go with it.  I like joining tournaments as it gives me a good variety of builds to play against.
 
However, I am very casual at the game table.  I celebrate both my opponent's and my good rolls, I boo both our bad rolls.  If playing a new player, I remind him about taking actions.  When in dispute of a rule, we look at the rulebook or if we can't find it, we roll dice or flip coins to see whose interpretation "wins" and then go with that.  I always shake hands with my opponent afterwards and thank him for the game.
 
I love winning, but I do it clean.  I would rather win than lose, but losing a hard-fought battle is very fun as well.  As long as there are smiles all around the game table, it's a win for me anyway.


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#11 Intys Rule

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:05 AM

Haha!  Interestingly, I did play WH40K up to about a year ago and I still do play MTG.

 

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:18 AM

 

Haha!  Interestingly, I did play WH40K up to about a year ago and I still do play MTG.

 

Hey, WH40k and MtG players of the world! See this guy? Be this guy.

Please.

 

 

 

My son is trying to get me back into MtG, couple years ago I gave him all my cards from the 90s. I seen some rares the other day and it was like a siren song... Haha! no, three table-top collections, two MMOs and 55 hrs a week at work is plenty to do for now.


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#13 Robin Graves

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:44 AM

Hardcore when i'm

 

 

I am a hardcore casual gamer.  I like optimizing my builds, I like trying new tactics.  I ask for and give no quarter.  I play to the best of my abilities and if I forget an ability, I go with it.  I like joining tournaments as it gives me a good variety of builds to play against.
 
However, I am very casual at the game table.  I celebrate both my opponent's and my good rolls, I boo both our bad rolls.  If playing a new player, I remind him about taking actions.  When in dispute of a rule, we look at the rulebook or if we can't find it, we roll dice or flip coins to see whose interpretation "wins" and then go with that.  I always shake hands with my opponent afterwards and thank him for the game.
 
I love winning, but I do it clean.  I would rather win than lose, but losing a hard-fought battle is very fun as well.  As long as there are smiles all around the game table, it's a win for me anyway.


Hey, WH40k and MtG players of the world! See this guy? Be this guy.

Please.

 

 

I agree.

 

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#14 Hobojebus

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:47 AM

Well I would say casual I don't pick lists based on maths but on what I like and very rarely use the same list twice.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:49 AM

I don't care at all about 'that winning combo' but i love theorycrafting neat squads and unique mechanics.

I have some favourite ships: Phantom, Defender, Lambda, Firespray, Interceptor but I don't only use those and since the only person I play very often against is my own brother, and all he's got is 1 Falcon and 2 X-Wings, I definitely don't want to over use a great squad for fear that he'd lose interest entirely.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:19 AM

I play a different list every time my mini's hit the table.  

 

I love to try out new ship combos.

 

I love the "Fly Casual" mentality of X-wing.  I have also played 40k since 1995, and I am usually disgusted by the tabletop mentality of many players.   Especially the one's who feel they have to critique your list when they play against you....


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Imperial:  2 TIEs, 2 Interceptors, 1 VT-49

Scum: 2 Z-95s, 1 Y-wing, 2 IG-2000s, 2 M3-As, 1 Starviper, 1 Slave I

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

Casual player.....Hardcore collector


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:03 AM

I am a hardcore casual gamer.  I like optimizing my builds, I like trying new tactics.  I ask for and give no quarter.  I play to the best of my abilities and if I forget an ability, I go with it.  I like joining tournaments as it gives me a good variety of builds to play against.

 

However, I am very casual at the game table.  I celebrate both my opponent's and my good rolls, I boo both our bad rolls.  If playing a new player, I remind him about taking actions.  When in dispute of a rule, we look at the rulebook or if we can't find it, we roll dice or flip coins to see whose interpretation "wins" and then go with that.  I always shake hands with my opponent afterwards and thank him for the game.

 

I love winning, but I do it clean.  I would rather win than lose, but losing a hard-fought battle is very fun as well.  As long as there are smiles all around the game table, it's a win for me anyway.

 

Think we're clones =P

 

No really that's exactly what I was going to write. One effect of this approach is that even if you win most of you matches (have a 53-1 record VS one friend, I even make 10 lists and asks him to pick a number when we play sometimes) people will be more then likely to play again even if they lose against you.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

Hard core casual player here. I don't think hard core only applies to the competition sect. Look at the impressive work by those here that have no competition value. They are truly hardcore.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:50 AM

I'm a casual player.

 

With a five-month-old baby there's not much time to play around the house (my wife is good and usually wins against me), but I feel outclassed when I try to play against others at a shop. There is so much strategy that I haven't absorbed, I find I have a hard time just "having fun" at it.


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