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    cleardave got a reaction from Bitterman in [IACP] No One Is Ever Truly Gone   
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    cleardave got a reaction from TheWelcomeMat88 in [IACP] No One Is Ever Truly Gone   
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    cleardave got a reaction from brettpkelly in [IACP] No One Is Ever Truly Gone   
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    cleardave got a reaction from Masterchiefspiff in Customer Angst in the era of object impermanence.   
    Pop Psychology metaphors aside, I think the pattern for all of these competitive games has been to have something in the pipe by way of an announcement while the newest release is about to come to us.
    This is how you basically communicate to your OP players that their competitive game isn't dead yet, and thus you maintain that base level of interest in people that drives the community along its road.
    Personally, I prefer if they spoiled less, because with the amount of time generally from announcement, preview articles and then the inevitable release, the die hard among us have already proxied and tested everything to death, so they're left wanting more on Day 1 of the new product.  Keep some mystery in the relationship.
    In any case, X-Wing always lets you know what's next.  Legion has a cascading amount of stuff in the pipeline in terms of previews, at all times.  Armada went quit for awhile but now they have the SSD coming soonish, as well as a campaign box to look forward to.  Their players that want to keep playing have verifiable proof that their game hasn't been mothballed...yet.
    For us, it's been too quiet for too long, and the subtle clues like the lack of card design as a Worlds prize seems to speak volumes.  We have another OP card pack announced, but the subtle focus on "campaign" play as a qualifier tells me that we're moving towards that final box.
    People just want to know, at the end of the day, if their competitive game is still worth investing in, or if they should dump it all if they're not going to get much use out of it posthumously, but while they could still get some cash for it.
    Of course if you play campaign games at all, which is even easier with the app, there's no reason to write the game off, and it will always have a permanent place on my shelf for that reason.
    But really, the PR that needs to be managed is probably more to do with stockists than players.  If FFG said right now that there's one more box coming (which we inferred from the Ewok on the skirmish mat), and then it's digital only app updates from now on, as a game store, other than doing orders for specific players, why would you want to stock Imperial Assault's entire 40+ SKU product line if most of those SKU's are for a skirmish game that nobody is going to be getting into to play?
    Especially after retailers got burnt on Runewars, which never really took off broadly, but for some dedicated fans here and there, I think if you have limited shelf space, you're going to stock X-Wing for sure, probably Legion, then call it a day on Star Wars games from FFG while you put another company's offerings in the next space, and so on.
    We can talk about campaign being alive for as long as we care, but I think when we say the game is dead, we're speaking a common language that we really mean the Skirmish component is dead, in that it's busted elements will remain so because no new product is coming to balance it, nor will we likely see a final errata FAQ to rebalance the entire game, knowing it's the end, which would actually be a cool parting gift.
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    cleardave got a reaction from brettpkelly in Customer Angst in the era of object impermanence.   
    Pop Psychology metaphors aside, I think the pattern for all of these competitive games has been to have something in the pipe by way of an announcement while the newest release is about to come to us.
    This is how you basically communicate to your OP players that their competitive game isn't dead yet, and thus you maintain that base level of interest in people that drives the community along its road.
    Personally, I prefer if they spoiled less, because with the amount of time generally from announcement, preview articles and then the inevitable release, the die hard among us have already proxied and tested everything to death, so they're left wanting more on Day 1 of the new product.  Keep some mystery in the relationship.
    In any case, X-Wing always lets you know what's next.  Legion has a cascading amount of stuff in the pipeline in terms of previews, at all times.  Armada went quit for awhile but now they have the SSD coming soonish, as well as a campaign box to look forward to.  Their players that want to keep playing have verifiable proof that their game hasn't been mothballed...yet.
    For us, it's been too quiet for too long, and the subtle clues like the lack of card design as a Worlds prize seems to speak volumes.  We have another OP card pack announced, but the subtle focus on "campaign" play as a qualifier tells me that we're moving towards that final box.
    People just want to know, at the end of the day, if their competitive game is still worth investing in, or if they should dump it all if they're not going to get much use out of it posthumously, but while they could still get some cash for it.
    Of course if you play campaign games at all, which is even easier with the app, there's no reason to write the game off, and it will always have a permanent place on my shelf for that reason.
    But really, the PR that needs to be managed is probably more to do with stockists than players.  If FFG said right now that there's one more box coming (which we inferred from the Ewok on the skirmish mat), and then it's digital only app updates from now on, as a game store, other than doing orders for specific players, why would you want to stock Imperial Assault's entire 40+ SKU product line if most of those SKU's are for a skirmish game that nobody is going to be getting into to play?
    Especially after retailers got burnt on Runewars, which never really took off broadly, but for some dedicated fans here and there, I think if you have limited shelf space, you're going to stock X-Wing for sure, probably Legion, then call it a day on Star Wars games from FFG while you put another company's offerings in the next space, and so on.
    We can talk about campaign being alive for as long as we care, but I think when we say the game is dead, we're speaking a common language that we really mean the Skirmish component is dead, in that it's busted elements will remain so because no new product is coming to balance it, nor will we likely see a final errata FAQ to rebalance the entire game, knowing it's the end, which would actually be a cool parting gift.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Bitterman in Customer Angst in the era of object impermanence.   
    Pop Psychology metaphors aside, I think the pattern for all of these competitive games has been to have something in the pipe by way of an announcement while the newest release is about to come to us.
    This is how you basically communicate to your OP players that their competitive game isn't dead yet, and thus you maintain that base level of interest in people that drives the community along its road.
    Personally, I prefer if they spoiled less, because with the amount of time generally from announcement, preview articles and then the inevitable release, the die hard among us have already proxied and tested everything to death, so they're left wanting more on Day 1 of the new product.  Keep some mystery in the relationship.
    In any case, X-Wing always lets you know what's next.  Legion has a cascading amount of stuff in the pipeline in terms of previews, at all times.  Armada went quit for awhile but now they have the SSD coming soonish, as well as a campaign box to look forward to.  Their players that want to keep playing have verifiable proof that their game hasn't been mothballed...yet.
    For us, it's been too quiet for too long, and the subtle clues like the lack of card design as a Worlds prize seems to speak volumes.  We have another OP card pack announced, but the subtle focus on "campaign" play as a qualifier tells me that we're moving towards that final box.
    People just want to know, at the end of the day, if their competitive game is still worth investing in, or if they should dump it all if they're not going to get much use out of it posthumously, but while they could still get some cash for it.
    Of course if you play campaign games at all, which is even easier with the app, there's no reason to write the game off, and it will always have a permanent place on my shelf for that reason.
    But really, the PR that needs to be managed is probably more to do with stockists than players.  If FFG said right now that there's one more box coming (which we inferred from the Ewok on the skirmish mat), and then it's digital only app updates from now on, as a game store, other than doing orders for specific players, why would you want to stock Imperial Assault's entire 40+ SKU product line if most of those SKU's are for a skirmish game that nobody is going to be getting into to play?
    Especially after retailers got burnt on Runewars, which never really took off broadly, but for some dedicated fans here and there, I think if you have limited shelf space, you're going to stock X-Wing for sure, probably Legion, then call it a day on Star Wars games from FFG while you put another company's offerings in the next space, and so on.
    We can talk about campaign being alive for as long as we care, but I think when we say the game is dead, we're speaking a common language that we really mean the Skirmish component is dead, in that it's busted elements will remain so because no new product is coming to balance it, nor will we likely see a final errata FAQ to rebalance the entire game, knowing it's the end, which would actually be a cool parting gift.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Uninvited Guest in Half the lists at worlds - Specter cell. Disgusting.   
    It's called "filler".
    That's why you need to have Wookieepedia open in a browser tab while you unbox your ships, so you know if you're supposed to care or not that the "Thane" X-Wing pilot is actually Ya Boi Thane or just a series of consonants and vowels strung together to vaguely spell a name you can pronounce, maybe.
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    cleardave got a reaction from ManateeX in Half the lists at worlds - Specter cell. Disgusting.   
    It's called "filler".
    That's why you need to have Wookieepedia open in a browser tab while you unbox your ships, so you know if you're supposed to care or not that the "Thane" X-Wing pilot is actually Ya Boi Thane or just a series of consonants and vowels strung together to vaguely spell a name you can pronounce, maybe.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Scopes in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    She would actually more thematically redistribute the damage cards every turn, whether you could be bothered to line up an attack or not.
    At the end of the match, both players redistribute points destroyed to ensure an equal outcome.
    Something like that.
     
    Maybe provide tournament points to your significant other if they are also playing in the same tournament?
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    cleardave got a reaction from Scopes in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Perhaps, but it's a shame that all of those opponents that worked hard to build and train their 200pt lists found out that they didn't need to invest any time and money towards their results when they could take one pilot, provided complimentarily by FFG, and achieve a 72-way tie for "champion" at their local Regional.
    It's a tough call, for sure.
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    cleardave got a reaction from ViscerothSWG in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Perhaps, but it's a shame that all of those opponents that worked hard to build and train their 200pt lists found out that they didn't need to invest any time and money towards their results when they could take one pilot, provided complimentarily by FFG, and achieve a 72-way tie for "champion" at their local Regional.
    It's a tough call, for sure.
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    cleardave got a reaction from ViscerothSWG in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    She would actually more thematically redistribute the damage cards every turn, whether you could be bothered to line up an attack or not.
    At the end of the match, both players redistribute points destroyed to ensure an equal outcome.
    Something like that.
     
    Maybe provide tournament points to your significant other if they are also playing in the same tournament?
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    cleardave got a reaction from Scrivner in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Perhaps, but it's a shame that all of those opponents that worked hard to build and train their 200pt lists found out that they didn't need to invest any time and money towards their results when they could take one pilot, provided complimentarily by FFG, and achieve a 72-way tie for "champion" at their local Regional.
    It's a tough call, for sure.
  16. Haha
    cleardave got a reaction from Scrivner in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    She would actually more thematically redistribute the damage cards every turn, whether you could be bothered to line up an attack or not.
    At the end of the match, both players redistribute points destroyed to ensure an equal outcome.
    Something like that.
     
    Maybe provide tournament points to your significant other if they are also playing in the same tournament?
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    cleardave got a reaction from GuillotineTE in A joy to bring to the table   
    I think in terms of fun, you can't miss with a Rancor in Skirmish.  Just make sure you bring your Weiss token to use in place of the model for half the game when nothing fits on the board.
    As @NeverBetTheFett once roasted me for on a Regionals stream, it's the only way you'll ever see Weiss at an event.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Jaric256 in A joy to bring to the table   
    I think in terms of fun, you can't miss with a Rancor in Skirmish.  Just make sure you bring your Weiss token to use in place of the model for half the game when nothing fits on the board.
    As @NeverBetTheFett once roasted me for on a Regionals stream, it's the only way you'll ever see Weiss at an event.
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    cleardave got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Perhaps, but it's a shame that all of those opponents that worked hard to build and train their 200pt lists found out that they didn't need to invest any time and money towards their results when they could take one pilot, provided complimentarily by FFG, and achieve a 72-way tie for "champion" at their local Regional.
    It's a tough call, for sure.
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    cleardave got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    I definitely did not read the comics, and no disrespect was taken.  I was just going for a layup on AOC
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    cleardave got a reaction from mazz0 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    She would actually more thematically redistribute the damage cards every turn, whether you could be bothered to line up an attack or not.
    At the end of the match, both players redistribute points destroyed to ensure an equal outcome.
    Something like that.
     
    Maybe provide tournament points to your significant other if they are also playing in the same tournament?
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    cleardave got a reaction from Red Castle in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    I definitely did not read the comics, and no disrespect was taken.  I was just going for a layup on AOC
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    cleardave got a reaction from ScummyRebel in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Probably the connection between AOC and the "Great Destroyer" subtitle of the pilot.  Good luck down there, folks.
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    cleardave got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Probably the connection between AOC and the "Great Destroyer" subtitle of the pilot.  Good luck down there, folks.
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    cleardave got a reaction from 54NCH32 in Is now a good time to start with this game?   
    I mean, it was a Yoda reference...
    FIFY
    Also, this is the real testament to IA's worth; the powers that be are doing everything in their power to essentially make the game fail, and yet here we are.  It's like the "Major League" of tabletop games.
    For you millennials and younger on here, Major League is what we used to call "a movie".
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