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    InstantAequitas reacted to Jeff Wilder in What Was The Most Broken Thing In 1.0?   
    Something doesn't have to dominate to be broken.  Black holes don't dominate the universe, but God help anything that crosses their event horizons.  Cloak/Decloak caused Fat Han, and indirectly nearly everything broken that's followed.
    It's even more indirect than most people realize, because it wasn't even Whisper that was the initial catalyst, but rather Echo.  In a game against a skilled Echo player, you simply had zero chance in a game without PS9+ ships ... usually turrets.  Echo was simply too maneuverable.
    So people started bringing PS 9.
    So Echo was phased out in favor of Whisper.
    So people started bringing PS 10+ ... and things went downhill from there.  We're still seeing ripples from Echo.
    So if pre-nerf Cloak/Decloak counts, under the OP's rules, I'll change my response to that.  Otherwise I'm still good saying Manaroo.
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from JJFDVORAK in Obligatory film ranking thread   
    IV 
    R1

    VI
    TFA
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from Green Squadron Pilot in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I saw it on base in a sold out theater with other Soldiers and their families. The theater emptied out in near silence.
    People who had been buzzing and socializing before it started broke apart in near silence, avoiding eye contact, or even a, “have a good night”.
    Silence.
    As opposed to Rogue One which there were cheers and high fives and people rushing home to watch ANH.
    Even TFA, after a marathon viewing of the entire saga, left people in the theater cheering and excited. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from RebelProfundity in VI Fenn/Poe/Wes   
    I flew triple X-wings extensively back in the day which was my basis for the thought exercise for this squad. To directly answer your questions:
    IA on Poe; aside from the point shaving from using BB-8 and IA, the common enemy of this squad might end up being high-PS Imps and any alpha strike ordnance carriers. Turrets are effective only when your squad can’t shoot back and I intend to get the fight in close and keep arcs on target using post maneuver movements.  
    Decoy on Wes; in order for Poe to wade in deep, he may have to pass through an alpha strike from (among other things) QuickDraw+ Harpoon. Wes can steal PS from Fenn and fire first and this is the only way to get him to 11. Wes may not steal QD’s TL for the Harpoon per se, but he can steal the lock from others who might be so equipped allowing Fenn to focus his ability on preventing modifications on QD. He does give up some possible reaction speed by being a lower PS, FAA does become a little bit less effective until after the first pass when the turning game becomes more important.
    Fenn exists to pass PS in this build (and ensure modifications don’t occur like the other builds) There may be a few more greens with R2, but the ability to reposition is more powerful in order for his ability to proc and in my previous experiences with rebel aces, slower was better and the one speed maneuvers were the most important to keep enemies in arc and at manageable distances. Kanan allows for the 1 banks to clear stress to allow his ability to proc which is very important. FAA like on Wes, helps out when the turning battle starts.
    Nothing is fully tested yet, due to my recent move to Italy and I am waiting on my stuff to ship out here. There are some things that I have never been able to work and decoy is one of them. Normally I would just default to VI R3-A2 on Wes, but getting him to shoot before Poe was important to test a theory, even if it turns up nothing.
     
    edit: afterthought, Kanan also can clear stress if Fenn uses pulse ray shields after his ability allowing for him to use FAA and take an action.
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from AT Leader in VI Fenn/Poe/Wes   
    I flew triple X-wings extensively back in the day which was my basis for the thought exercise for this squad. To directly answer your questions:
    IA on Poe; aside from the point shaving from using BB-8 and IA, the common enemy of this squad might end up being high-PS Imps and any alpha strike ordnance carriers. Turrets are effective only when your squad can’t shoot back and I intend to get the fight in close and keep arcs on target using post maneuver movements.  
    Decoy on Wes; in order for Poe to wade in deep, he may have to pass through an alpha strike from (among other things) QuickDraw+ Harpoon. Wes can steal PS from Fenn and fire first and this is the only way to get him to 11. Wes may not steal QD’s TL for the Harpoon per se, but he can steal the lock from others who might be so equipped allowing Fenn to focus his ability on preventing modifications on QD. He does give up some possible reaction speed by being a lower PS, FAA does become a little bit less effective until after the first pass when the turning game becomes more important.
    Fenn exists to pass PS in this build (and ensure modifications don’t occur like the other builds) There may be a few more greens with R2, but the ability to reposition is more powerful in order for his ability to proc and in my previous experiences with rebel aces, slower was better and the one speed maneuvers were the most important to keep enemies in arc and at manageable distances. Kanan allows for the 1 banks to clear stress to allow his ability to proc which is very important. FAA like on Wes, helps out when the turning battle starts.
    Nothing is fully tested yet, due to my recent move to Italy and I am waiting on my stuff to ship out here. There are some things that I have never been able to work and decoy is one of them. Normally I would just default to VI R3-A2 on Wes, but getting him to shoot before Poe was important to test a theory, even if it turns up nothing.
     
    edit: afterthought, Kanan also can clear stress if Fenn uses pulse ray shields after his ability allowing for him to use FAA and take an action.
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from gennataos in VI Fenn/Poe/Wes   
    I’ve been waiting to try this version: 
    Total: 98
    Poe Dameron (PS9) — T-70 X-Wing 33 Veteran Instincts 1 BB-8 2 Advanced Optics 2 Integrated Astromech 0 Black One 1 Ship Total: 39     Wes Janson — X-Wing 29 Decoy 2 Flight-Assist Astromech 1 Integrated Astromech 0 Ship Total: 32     Fenn Rau (Sheathipede) — Sheathipede-class Shuttle 20 Veteran Instincts 1 Kanan Jarrus  3 Flight-Assist Astromech 1 Pulsed Ray Shield                                                              2
    Ship Total: 27
     
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from gennataos in VI Fenn/Poe/Wes   
    I flew triple X-wings extensively back in the day which was my basis for the thought exercise for this squad. To directly answer your questions:
    IA on Poe; aside from the point shaving from using BB-8 and IA, the common enemy of this squad might end up being high-PS Imps and any alpha strike ordnance carriers. Turrets are effective only when your squad can’t shoot back and I intend to get the fight in close and keep arcs on target using post maneuver movements.  
    Decoy on Wes; in order for Poe to wade in deep, he may have to pass through an alpha strike from (among other things) QuickDraw+ Harpoon. Wes can steal PS from Fenn and fire first and this is the only way to get him to 11. Wes may not steal QD’s TL for the Harpoon per se, but he can steal the lock from others who might be so equipped allowing Fenn to focus his ability on preventing modifications on QD. He does give up some possible reaction speed by being a lower PS, FAA does become a little bit less effective until after the first pass when the turning game becomes more important.
    Fenn exists to pass PS in this build (and ensure modifications don’t occur like the other builds) There may be a few more greens with R2, but the ability to reposition is more powerful in order for his ability to proc and in my previous experiences with rebel aces, slower was better and the one speed maneuvers were the most important to keep enemies in arc and at manageable distances. Kanan allows for the 1 banks to clear stress to allow his ability to proc which is very important. FAA like on Wes, helps out when the turning battle starts.
    Nothing is fully tested yet, due to my recent move to Italy and I am waiting on my stuff to ship out here. There are some things that I have never been able to work and decoy is one of them. Normally I would just default to VI R3-A2 on Wes, but getting him to shoot before Poe was important to test a theory, even if it turns up nothing.
     
    edit: afterthought, Kanan also can clear stress if Fenn uses pulse ray shields after his ability allowing for him to use FAA and take an action.
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    InstantAequitas reacted to FTS Gecko in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    It's pointless throwing accusations of "gaming the score" around when it's clearly happening at both ends of the spectrum.  Those that loved the movie are giving it top marks and ignoring the criticism, those who disliked it are giving it bottom marks and ignoring the praise.
    Personally, I think the Forbes article got it right when they said the answer lies somewhere between the critical reception and the general reception; that would make it a solid 7/10 film, which is about right in my opinion.  Good, technically very impressive but flawed enough to split the audience opinion.
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I saw it on base in a sold out theater with other Soldiers and their families. The theater emptied out in near silence.
    People who had been buzzing and socializing before it started broke apart in near silence, avoiding eye contact, or even a, “have a good night”.
    Silence.
    As opposed to Rogue One which there were cheers and high fives and people rushing home to watch ANH.
    Even TFA, after a marathon viewing of the entire saga, left people in the theater cheering and excited. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from FlyingAnchors in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I saw it on base in a sold out theater with other Soldiers and their families. The theater emptied out in near silence.
    People who had been buzzing and socializing before it started broke apart in near silence, avoiding eye contact, or even a, “have a good night”.
    Silence.
    As opposed to Rogue One which there were cheers and high fives and people rushing home to watch ANH.
    Even TFA, after a marathon viewing of the entire saga, left people in the theater cheering and excited. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from MaxPower in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I saw it on base in a sold out theater with other Soldiers and their families. The theater emptied out in near silence.
    People who had been buzzing and socializing before it started broke apart in near silence, avoiding eye contact, or even a, “have a good night”.
    Silence.
    As opposed to Rogue One which there were cheers and high fives and people rushing home to watch ANH.
    Even TFA, after a marathon viewing of the entire saga, left people in the theater cheering and excited. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from Jadotch in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I saw it on base in a sold out theater with other Soldiers and their families. The theater emptied out in near silence.
    People who had been buzzing and socializing before it started broke apart in near silence, avoiding eye contact, or even a, “have a good night”.
    Silence.
    As opposed to Rogue One which there were cheers and high fives and people rushing home to watch ANH.
    Even TFA, after a marathon viewing of the entire saga, left people in the theater cheering and excited. 
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    InstantAequitas reacted to AllWingsStandyingBy in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    Depends on who you ask.  Critics tend to give it a high score (93%), with fans giving it a low score (57%).  This means it is a pretty divisive film amongst the fans, actually, and there's a massive 36pt gap between Professional Critics and Fans, with professional critics not generally being "Star Wars Geeks" for what that's worth.  The next largest gap is RotJ and RotS, which each have only 14pt gaps between critics and fans.   https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/star-wars-the-last-jedi-backlash-negative-fan-reactions-rotten-tomatoes-score


    Of course, a lot could explain those numbers.  The negative fan reaction could be artificially inflated, just as the reviews of the critics could be skewed by Disney incentives (don't underestimate just how much Disney needs this film to be a success, given that they're banking an entire new trilogy on Rian Johnson's talents and reception).

    But "extremely well-received" needs some qualifiers, at the very least. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from AllWingsStandyingBy in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I saw it on base in a sold out theater with other Soldiers and their families. The theater emptied out in near silence.
    People who had been buzzing and socializing before it started broke apart in near silence, avoiding eye contact, or even a, “have a good night”.
    Silence.
    As opposed to Rogue One which there were cheers and high fives and people rushing home to watch ANH.
    Even TFA, after a marathon viewing of the entire saga, left people in the theater cheering and excited. 
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    InstantAequitas reacted to FTS Gecko in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I feel this.  There was cheering and whooping in the cinema when the opening crawl hit.  There was dead silence when the closing credits hit.
    Rogue One's ending left fans buzzing leaving the theatre; The Last Jedi, not so much.
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    InstantAequitas reacted to RampancyTW in [Spoilerish] Resistance Bomber is hideously misrepresented in new release   
    Yeahhhh
     
    Turns out FFG's version might be OP relative to the canon
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    InstantAequitas reacted to ficklegreendice in The Last Jedi and X-wing Miniatures (Spoilers)   
    gameplay > fluff, the thread
     
     
    seriously, the resistance bomber from the movie would be the single most boring, worthless ship in the game. Three of them wouldn't be worth the one crashing TIE it took to knock them out
    and it's such a pretty model

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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I hated TLJ for reasons others were already able to state earlier in the thread. I left the theater dejected and empty. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from MaxPower in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I hated TLJ for reasons others were already able to state earlier in the thread. I left the theater dejected and empty. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from Hobojebus in Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi - Reviews (SPOILERS!!)   
    I hated TLJ for reasons others were already able to state earlier in the thread. I left the theater dejected and empty. 
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    InstantAequitas reacted to FTS Gecko in The insanity that is X-Wing in the UK   
    There's still tickets available for the Italy System Open if you want one:
    https://billetto.it/e/star-wars-x-wing-system-open-2018-italy-biglietti-243716
    It's the UK and German Opens which are now on reserve list.
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from Malasombra in TopGun: Idea + Boredom = Game!   
    Makes perfect sense, the Z95-dial is not bad.
    F-16 should probably get the A-wing dial tbh. 
     
     
    The Z-95 dial is the T-65 dial, just with faster greens and a slower k-turn. It would be a fantastic dial to have on any other ship. When you are looking into it a little further and you find that the F-18 Super Hornets still cannot do Mach 2+ and it makes sense why it won’t have an A-wing or E-wing dial.
    So the F-18 is not as fast as it’s closest comparison, the F-16. It’s got a lot of maneuverability which can be represented by boost and barrel roll actions. It just needed a base dial that could reflect that it is good just not fast. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from FlyingAnchors in TopGun: Idea + Boredom = Game!   
    Makes perfect sense, the Z95-dial is not bad.
    F-16 should probably get the A-wing dial tbh. 
     
     
    The Z-95 dial is the T-65 dial, just with faster greens and a slower k-turn. It would be a fantastic dial to have on any other ship. When you are looking into it a little further and you find that the F-18 Super Hornets still cannot do Mach 2+ and it makes sense why it won’t have an A-wing or E-wing dial.
    So the F-18 is not as fast as it’s closest comparison, the F-16. It’s got a lot of maneuverability which can be represented by boost and barrel roll actions. It just needed a base dial that could reflect that it is good just not fast. 
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from Barry Harker in WEATHERING With Pencils.......Dirt, Streaks, grime, Rust, Blaster Burns......UPDATED   
    Thanks for updating the photos! This is one of the best tutorial threads and I was pleased to get a notification that it was updated!
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    InstantAequitas got a reaction from Malabor in WEATHERING With Pencils.......Dirt, Streaks, grime, Rust, Blaster Burns......UPDATED   
    Thanks for updating the photos! This is one of the best tutorial threads and I was pleased to get a notification that it was updated!
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