Vorpal Sword said:
It's possible that I've been around marketing and business types too much lately, but when you say "rage" I hear "time, energy, and attention from fans, plus news articles and rampant speculation on sites that cover our business segment".
I'm referring more to the posts that have been constantly been started and re-started about wave 3 speculation since wave 2 was revealed at GenCon 2012. They all start the same; "The B-Wing and TIE Bomber are a given, but what else would they include in Wave 3?"
Then the thread goes on for pages about Z-95's, TIE Defenders, YT-2000's, Lambda Shuttles, and so on, until someone talks about some prequel era craft, which turns it into a debate over whether or not "we" want that in the game, and whether or not FFG can or would put prequel-era ships into the game, and then the threads sinks like a stone until someone starts a new one offering the same basic point up for discussion.
So the joke of it all would be if after months and months of the same cycle of discussion, they reveal "new" ships for X-Wing, in a four ship wave, but only reveal the B-Wing and TIE Bomber, because we are all convinced that's the obvious next choice, and are more interested in hearing what isn't so obvious, like what the other two craft would be.
It'd like the PS4 "launch" press junket where they go on for two hours worth of talking but leave out the information that is actually important.
That being said, I would love to watch the video footage of the Star Wars segment where they get to X-Wing. I'd imagine it would go something like this;
FFG: On the next slide, I'm going to reveal the first new ship in our third wave… *click* <B-Wing graphic shows up, applause>
FFG: …and next, the second ship… *click* <TIE Bomber graphic shows up, applause>
FFG: …and as for the other two ships… *click* <slide shows a card that says "See you at GenCon 2013">
I think we all have a good enough sense of humour to enjoy that zinger if that's what they actually did. I'd laugh, anyways, but I'm sure someone would lose it.