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  1. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Thane Kyrell, I have never been more tempted to quit X-Wing.

    Thane is a symptom of the real problem with this game: FFG needs to recruit new players. The conversion kits did what FFG needed them to do with the vets, making them spend money in order to keep playing the game with the new wave of players they’re hoping to reach. I’ve said it before, the only thing wrong with first edition is the same thing that’s wrong in any pay to play game after 5 years. There are too many products on the market for a new player to feel comfortable. So sales wane as the vets leave and design space narrows. But a conversion kit leaves a new player with the same problem. What good is a $40-50 kit to someone who just bought a starter? Their ships had better be up to the challenge. So guess which ships are gonna have the over top options? You guessed it - x-wings and TIEs. If that’s a problem for you, if that infuriates you, don’t get too down. Third edition is only five years or less away... if FFG keeps the license that long.
  2. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Any ways to make e-wing less ''mehhh'' in V2.0?

    I was being sarcastic.
  3. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Any ways to make e-wing less ''mehhh'' in V2.0?

    Maybe they can make a $30 card pack that fixes it with specific cards...
  4. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Afterburnes is this where the lie comes undone?

    I’d settle for truth in advertising from FFG, but I’m not sure how we got from my statement to yours. If you bought a car and the manufacturer told you the car had all the parts in it when you bought it, but then you found out the car didn’t have a radiator even though you were told it would, would that mean you want the moon on a stick?
  5. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Who has Double Decimator lists?

    I made one on the app but it won’t save without overwriting a different squad and I can’t figure out how to actually make a new one. I don’t have that many squads saved on my list.
  6. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Afterburnes is this where the lie comes undone?

    Customers heard what they wanted to hear, and either chose to ignore or simply forgot who they were dealing with. To answer the OP question, afterburner is not where the thinly veiled vague promise went off the rail for me. Instead, discovering that I cannot field certain combos of pilots without extra kits was where I lost interest. It doesn’t help that my local player base of more than 50 first ed. players went completely AWOL the day 2.0 came out. I’ve played more 1.0 games than 2.0 games since the release.
  7. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Ships and pilots you were wrong about

    For me it was Horton Salm. I loved my “38 Special,” a 38pt. build Horton that never missed a TLT shot. I figured it was over for him. But I’ve really been enjoying this: BTL-A4 Y-wing - Gray Squadron Bomber - 37 Gray Squadron Bomber - (32) Seismic Charges (3) Skilled Bombardier (2) RZ-1 A-wing - Jake Farrell - 42 •Jake Farrell - Sage Instructor (40) Composure (2) BTL-A4 Y-wing - Gray Squadron Bomber - 40 Gray Squadron Bomber - (32) Proximity Mines (6) Skilled Bombardier (2) BTL-A4 Y-wing - Horton Salm - 80 •Horton Salm - Gray Leader (38) Lone Wolf (4) Ion Cannon Turret (6) Adv. Proton Torpedoes (6) R4 Astromech (2) Proximity Mines (6) Shield Upgrade (4) Bistan (14) Total: 199/200 View in the X-Wing Squad Builder Your opponent either takes his ships through your minefield or follows the path you lay out for him, right into an ion trail that pushes him into the second round of bombs.
  8. Boris_the_Dwarf

    X-Wing 1.5

    Loving 1.5!
  9. Boris_the_Dwarf

    Printing lists....

    I convert to pdf and email myself, then print from superior software.
  10. Boris_the_Dwarf

    2.0 - all who are leaving

    This sums up my objection to the app. It’s the justification for them to be even “scummier,”as you call it with their point costs and upgrade bars when really what they should be doing is holding themselves accountable to their customers. Mistakes is one thing but intentionally overpowering the product just to sell out and then nerf it into worthlessness is about as greedy as it gets. It’s why so many people left 1.0 in the first place.
  11. Boris_the_Dwarf

    List of Conversion Kit annoyances

    My conversion kit had those cards in an extra bag, almost like it was a last minute decision to add them.
  12. Boris_the_Dwarf

    2.0 - all who are leaving

    The dial allotment is fairly well done. 1 more A-wing instead of a yt-1300 dial makes more sense to me but marketing and customer sense rarely mix.
  13. Boris_the_Dwarf

    2.0 - all who are leaving

    2 Rebel YT-1300s dials and I can’t fly Han and Chewbacca side by side with 1 kit. Can’t fly 2 contracted scouts, or the whole team of Rebel TIE Swarm for that matter. I could name others with more time but I’ve made the point. So no, it’s not a complete game, in the sense that I can’t use every element provided in any combination.
  14. Boris_the_Dwarf

    2.0 - all who are leaving

    If you really believe that, then you haven’t been paying attention to how game companies operate.
  15. Boris_the_Dwarf

    7 Quad Swarm

    I haven't played it yet. I don’t have 7 jumpers. But it won a tournament, in the UK I believe.
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