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    KevinBakon reacted to geek19 in Can FFG win the trust and excitement of the Armada community back?   
    So what do you think England's chances are in their group? And if you feel up for a lengthy diatribe for a country you're not even in right now, how do you fix US soccer?
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Admiral Litje in Imperial Heavy Tie Fighter [Light Spoilers]   
    I sure hope the heavy TIES and arrestor make it in. I like 'em both. I think this and Rogue One are doing a good job of keeping the new designs in the OT universe. 
    The arrestor is not the traditional grey triangle - this is true. However, we have a bunch of those already. Presumably this is some utility ship with an experimental slot. Maybe a new tractor beam card!
    The heavy TIE could be a tougher basic fighter, though hopefully it's got some new keyword that isn't "heavy". 
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Admiral Litje in Imperial Heavy Tie Fighter [Light Spoilers]   
    I sure hope the heavy TIES and arrestor make it in. I like 'em both. I think this and Rogue One are doing a good job of keeping the new designs in the OT universe. 
    The arrestor is not the traditional grey triangle - this is true. However, we have a bunch of those already. Presumably this is some utility ship with an experimental slot. Maybe a new tractor beam card!
    The heavy TIE could be a tougher basic fighter, though hopefully it's got some new keyword that isn't "heavy". 
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Admiral Litje in Imperial Heavy Tie Fighter [Light Spoilers]   
    I sure hope the heavy TIES and arrestor make it in. I like 'em both. I think this and Rogue One are doing a good job of keeping the new designs in the OT universe. 
    The arrestor is not the traditional grey triangle - this is true. However, we have a bunch of those already. Presumably this is some utility ship with an experimental slot. Maybe a new tractor beam card!
    The heavy TIE could be a tougher basic fighter, though hopefully it's got some new keyword that isn't "heavy". 
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from eViL dAvE in Corellian Conflict - Which Base Defense?   
    Well, it was good advice. That ion cannon defense is brutal. Close game, but those ion hits put me over the top. He swung in from the right but still ran over the tokens. Got 5 rounds of shooting with them. 
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    KevinBakon reacted to AllWingsStandyingBy in Any new waves planned?   
    I'd say be careful what you wish for, as I think it's darn close to a physical law of gaming that there is a strong inverse relationship between overall balance and speed of releases.  Gamesworkshop has been a monthly release schedule for a long while now, and 40k is often considered to the pinnacle of unbalanced miniature gaming (as per its own player base).  When GW relaunched Warhammer Fantasy, they dropped points cost entirely and basically deferred a bunch of the burden onto players themselves to figure out balanced match-ups.  With regards to FFG's Star Wars properties, I would say pretty confidently that Armada is its best balanced product (where "balance" = the % of available options that can be included in viable lists) and also has the slowest release schedule.  X-Wing, on the other hand, has pretty crummy overall balance (just look at the forums here to see the number of threads crying for nerfs, complaining of powercreep, etc.) and has typically had a release rate 2-3x higher than Armada.  I don't play Destiny, but my friends who do (or who did) dabble in it have complained about power combos and runaway archetypes, and it's got the fastest release schedule of all the current Star Wars games, I think.
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    KevinBakon reacted to GrandAdmiralCrunch in Any new waves planned?   
    There has been rumors and the cryptic “something big,” from FFG. 
    It sucks that we haven’t gotten news yet, but at the same time we’re not in the muppet arm waving panic zone either. 
    We are in the window for a new release announcement. If the first of June passes with no news, then it’s time to freak out. 
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    KevinBakon reacted to Snipafist in Hondo and the Corellian Conflict   
    In our current CC league, we rule it's fine for each side to have one Hondo. If he's on both sides in the same battle, that's appropriate. No complaints.
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from JJ48 in Where's the Beef. We Wait an Entire Just For This...FF Gypped Us All.   
    I will buy you collection for $25 American dollars.
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Green Knight in Task Force Antilles--worth it?   
    I am going to be very surprised if one mc-75 doesn't have a fleet command slot. That'll save you from taking a pelta. Less room for hammerheads though!
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    KevinBakon reacted to melminiatures in New Picture from Battlefront II   
    What I dislike it's that it's the same shapes upscaled. If you see them out of context they don't look like one is that much bigger than the other.  For example, you look at the ATTE and the AT-AT and you can tell how big they are compared to each other. The cockpit, guns, details, they are all the same size in diferent sized bodies. These two have the same proportion of cockpit body and legs and they are completely different sizes.

    Other examples. If you look at the Executor and a Star Destroyer, things like the thrusters, the bridge or the side rim help you realise that the Executor is MUCH bigger. On the other hand the Dreadnaught feels completely out of scale. The rim is huge, the bridge is huge, it has two gigantic guns... all of them completely out of scale with the stablished ships.
     
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    KevinBakon reacted to Ginkapo in Are antennae-less victorys tournament legal? (and other ships)   
    Victories with antennas are not tournament legal as they arent recognisable. 
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    KevinBakon reacted to Snipafist in Cannot Get Your Ship Out 6/4-6/10   
    Hey let's start off the week with those wave 5 blue objectives.
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    KevinBakon reacted to cynanbloodbane in IF SWM20 is the SSD...   
    IF SWM20 is the SSD, when will FFG tease it? 
    If my theory is correct, we are looking at over a year of playtesting so far. 
    Something that size almost begs for a Christmas release, so perhaps at GenCon?
    Would it be paired with a standard wave so the Rebel scum don't feel left out?
    Would it be paired with a new campaign?
    Disclaimers:
    -You are not required to believe SWM20 is the SSD to participate in this hypothetical discussion.
    -Participating in this discussion in no way counts as an endorsement for adding a SSD to Armada, adding Epic Play rules to Armada, or that FFG will be able to do justice to the Executor.
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    KevinBakon reacted to Divad in Quasar!!   
    A 4 squadron activation is superior to 2x 2 squadron activation. You kill more without allowing your opponent a chance to respond and activate the low HP squadrons. And this happens every turn. Plus it can add flight controllers. Plus it has great titles.
    Not saying it is 100% better, as you mention the Gozanti have their own pros- more activations, more defence tokens, and fleet support option.
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    KevinBakon reacted to Lyraeus in Quasar!!   
    Cheapest medium ship in the game. In fact the all blue version is what cheaper than a Nebulon 
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    KevinBakon reacted to thecactusman17 in Worlds results/lists   
    take a look at the last few plates of the "good luck at World's" thread.   But for the sake of a brief summary:  Rebels took the top 4, 3 of which were Rieekan Ace builds. Various Rieekan Ace builds may have held the top several positions at multiple points over the course of the tournament.
    Panic has ensued. Armada is now dead. 
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
    You must be looking forward to the new bored-ing parties then!
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
    You must be looking forward to the new bored-ing parties then!
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
    You must be looking forward to the new bored-ing parties then!
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
    You must be looking forward to the new bored-ing parties then!
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
    You must be looking forward to the new bored-ing parties then!
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
    You must be looking forward to the new bored-ing parties then!
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    KevinBakon got a reaction from Lyraeus in New wave   
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