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  1. Democratus

    Haha mass squads isn't a problem or overly-winning?

    Here in the US, we have!
  2. Democratus

    Happy Friday ..... Indeed

    Ulterior motives. Armada is foreplay!
  3. Democratus

    A warning about DELL computers....

    No, what I'm referring to is that something that is not falsifiable can not be positively asserted. In the (badly structured) flea/elephant argument, a person asserting that a flea exists has the burden of proof. Otherwise the flea is just a wild imagining. Taking at face value that there IS a flea (or a tiny Easter Bunny, or an invisible leprechaun) on the elephant is little different from Russell's teapot. Claiming that the flea may very well be there but is undetected is making no claim at all. From Carl Sagan, "The Demon Haunted World":
  4. Democratus

    A warning about DELL computers....

    Kind of funny, because the point of this quote is that you should believe nothing unless there is evidence. It's used to refute conspiracy theories where people claim that there is no proof because the conspirators have hidden it all!
  5. Democratus

    What do you put in the Profundity?

    A tiny ship facing down a large ship should be suicidal. Trading up is the name of the game!
  6. Democratus

    Pryce and Bail FAQ

    In cases where two players have identical timing - the first player goes first. So the 1st player will declare his Pryce round before the 2nd player. And the 1st player's Pryce ship will activate before the 2nd player's Pryce ship.
  7. Democratus

    Happy Friday

    I think 5 years is a good amount of time to start considering a 2nd edition of a game. So from that time to testing and publication...6-7 years? Happy Friday, everyone!
  8. Democratus

    A Corellian Conflict Report

    Sounds like a snowball in progress.
  9. I'm a bit worried for the AF2 with the proliferation of 2x ISD lists. Two Cymoons can really ruin an AF's day. And the VSD is in a lot of trouble against Raddus. I'd go so far as to say Raddus is a hard counter to the VSD.
  10. Democratus

    Why only 2?

    I don't agree that this was overboard. Flotilla spam was severely straining the activation mechanics of the game - resulting in battles between massive fleets of freighters. Not very cinematic. Not very Star Wars.
  11. Democratus

    Are B-wings dead?

  12. I don't look at it so much as having too many flotillas. Rather, I have enough flotillas to share with new players who join the group!
  13. Same. One of my regrets is that in all my time in the game industry I never got to work for FASA.
  14. Democratus

    big changes too close to worlds?

    It's the world championship. 'Ridiculous' is a perfectly fine standard for how good someone should be.
  15. The BattleTech wiki is a time sink nearly as bad as TvTropes. Beware!