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#21 Kyrios Mirage

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:54 AM

Casual. I play my favorite ships (Y, Squint, Lambda), and try to make them competitive. I have a -1300, but couldn't tell you the last time I used it...


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#22 cody campbell

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:56 AM

I'd have to say casual. I was getting hardcore before wave 4 (imdaar was the last tourney I played) but I just don't have the time anymor. I might have played a dozen games since then.

#23 Plainsman

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:25 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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#24 InstantAequitas

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:11 PM

I don't think that the two are mutually exclusive. When I play casual games during league nights I normally try to identify the mistakes that can be made in a tournament setting and focus on eliminating them in the future for myself and my opponent who is normally a friend. Generating an efficient squad for tournaments is normally subject to the trial and error in casual games.

That being said, I am forgiving of missed opportunities in a casual setting but not at tournaments. Flying casual should not be an excuse for flying sloppy.
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#25 YwingAce

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

the middle. I fly what I want, but I do optimize and not just fly totally inefficient combos etc. 


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#26 StevenO

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:47 PM

Casually hardcore.


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#27 ObiWonka

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:58 PM

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.

This is pretty close to me as well. I don't know about "optimizing" builds, but I do try to form coherent lists. Upgrades aren't just thrown on willy-nilly. I've also only been to one tournament so far. But I do love trying out new squads. (At aforementioned tournament, I took second with a squad of my own design: something fun that I knew how to fly).

 

The rest of the above post is just damn good sportsmanship. It's the way we should all approach every game, be it at a "hardcore" or "casual" table. I enjoy every game much, much more (and so do my opponents) when I can congratulate other players on their good fortune and play, as well as laugh off my own bad luck and mistakes.

 

I lost a game at GenCon to a good opponent whom I was previously undefeated against. At one point, he forgot to roll an additional defense die and when I pointed that out, it gave him the save he needed to keep his guy alive. Would I have won if he didn't? Probably not, but even if I had the victory would not have felt as good as the loss.


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Imperial: 1x Firespray-31, 1x Lambda Shuttle, 2x TIE Advanced, 2x TIE Bomber, 2x TIE Defender, 6x TIE Fighter, 6x TIE Interceptor, 2x TIE Phantom, 1x VT-49 Decimator

Scum: 2x Aggressor, 1x Firespray-31, 3x M3-A Interceptor, 1x StarViper, 2x Y-Wing, 4x Z-95 Headhunter

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

Casual since I don't get to play much more than twice a month at my local store. People buy the game and never come in to play it =/
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#29 Hwarangdaem

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Mostly casual, but when there is a tournament I can easily transition into hardcore mode. Still keeping it casual enough that I don't whine about everything my opponent is doing right or wrong. Reminding them about stuff and having fun playing the game, trying out different builds like Horton w/ torpedoes + Jan Ors..

 

Also it is mostly 1-2 times a week I play the game. Missions, dogfights, epics, tournaments.. everything goes!

 

I just want bigger scene here in Helsinki, Finland. Sweden is doing so much better in that regard :P


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#30 mazz0

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:06 PM

Casual all the way! Although I suspect many of us here saying casual would appear hardcore to some people (this is a dedicated forum after all).

#31 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

I guess I'm hardcore, though that also seems to imply a cut-throat attitude towards playing, which I definitely don't have. Also, if I were to consider myself really hardcore, I would hope to be better at the game than I am.

 

So, I'll consider myself hardcore only because I spend a lot of time on it, I've been to a few tournaments and have even won one, and I frequently play down at a couple of the FLGSs.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

I build/prefect squads every day, but have never yet played in a tournaments. Sooooo I guess I'm a hardcore casual.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

I'd have let the guy off who made the mistake in the nationals recently. I also want to win. I'd rather win based on superior skill as opposed to taking advantage of my opponent forgetting to follow a process without fail.
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#34 Pygon

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

I don't try to go hard core tournament style, but I do want to make effective builds.

I'm also very interested in seeing way out interesting effective builds just to see cool combos.


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Core/Wave 1: 4 X-Wings, 3 Y-Wings, 8 TIE Fighters, 3 TIE Advanceds; Wave 2: 2 YT-1300s, 3 A-Wings, 2 Firesprays, 3 TIE Interceptors

Wave 3: 3 B-Wings, 3 TIE Bombers, 3 HWK-290s, 2 Lambda Shuttles; Imperial Aces: 2 Royal Guard Interceptors, 2 Elite Interceptors

Huge ships: 1 Tantive IV, 2 Transports, 2 alternate X-Wings; Rebel Aces: 1 prototype A-Wing, 1 Elite B-Wing

Wave 4: 3 E-Wings, 6 Z95s, 3 TIE Defenders, 3 TIE Phantoms; Wave 5: 2 YT-2400s, 2 Decimators


#35 DagobahDave

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

I want to try everything at least once. I don't get upset when I lose. I always shake hands after a battle, no matter the outcome. That probably means I'm a casual player.

 

I do like to play the game often, and put in the effort to organize an X-Wing community in my area. I set up and run tournaments and other special events, so I'm pretty serious when it comes to organization and enabling others to have fun.


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#36 mazz0

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

I'd have let the guy off who made the mistake in the nationals recently. I also want to win. I'd rather win based on superior skill as opposed to taking advantage of my opponent forgetting to follow a process without fail.


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#37 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

I am definitely hardcore about being casual...

 

I did the whole FLGS thing all in the 90's. I was a manager of a popular game store where I ran the miniatures department. I was that guy everybody asked model and hobby questions of.

"What should I get for my army?"

"How do I paint this?"

My company went to cons, and I went with friends to several GW Gamesdays in Baltimore.

All of that was about fifteen years ago.

 

Now I am back into the miniatures and it is all very cool and fun, because it is no longer a business nor do I have any sort of tournament mentality whatsoever.

 

Fly Casual...

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ALLIANCE: (43) A-WING: 6 B-WING: 6 E-WING: 3 HWK-290: 2 K-WING: 0 X-WING: 7 Y-WING: 7  Z-95: 7 YT-1300: 3 YT-2400: 2

EMPIRE: (39) TIE ADVANCED: 3 TIE BOMBER: 3 TIE DEFENDER: 4 TIE FIGHTER: 12 TIE INTERCEPTOR: 10 TIE PHANTOM: 3 TIE PUNISHER: 0 DECIMATOR: 3 LAMBDA:

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

Like to optomize my builds but my builds are all about trying out what ships i got since my last game. Means i prefer 150pt games just to try out as many of my new toys as possible.
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#39 Halliday

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:03 PM

My main opponent is my 10 yr old son. 25% of the time I fly something to beat him. 25% of the time I fly something for him to beat me. The other 50% of the time I fly something just for the heck of it.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:54 PM

I like building new squads, challenging myself against others, and trying to do well. I enjoy trying new things and excelling at them, in this sense, I am pretty competitive.

But if the competition quits being fun first and foremost, then I won't bother.