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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Cuz05 in Happy Friday - May the 4 be with you.   
    Happy Friday. I haven't been on in months.  I'm thinking of getting back into X-Wing but with so many other things right now it isn't high on my list.
    Either way, again Happy Friday and May the Fourth be with you.  Find something Star Wars to do; there isn't much going to for May 4th activities down this way. 😢
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Hiemfire in Opinion: FFG Dropped the Ball on the B-Wing (Thematically)   
    1. It isn't/wasn't a bomber. It was a cannon focused capital ship hunter that could carry torpedoes. (Do you consider the X-Wing and Starviper bombers?)
    2. Seems like FFG got it pretty spot on to me. Against Huge ships a B-Wing with Bullseye arc weapons (Autoblasters and/or HLC) is going to be a monster. Autoblasters are going to be especially brutal due to how easy of a time B-Wings will have triggering their crit retention with those extremely long base sides and the fat base to line up their bullseye with. Against large and medium based ships it still works decently with the damaging cannons at the same role.
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Ikka in Point Change summary   
    Here is a summary list of all points/slot changes. Not mine, just wanting to get it out there because the creator did good work and its useful.
     
    https://www.reddit.com/r/XWingTMG/comments/akrnxo/updated_point_costs_compared_to_the_old_points/?utm_source=reddit-android
     
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from CapitanGuinea in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Vontoothskie in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from elfholme in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Lace Jetstreamer in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from imprezagoatee in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Managarmr in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Jyico in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Turcopolier in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from JJH_BATMAN in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Marinealver in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from CaptainJaguarShark in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Scopes in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Punning Pundit in Points are up   
    Did anyone notice if any of the original points or upgrades change?
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Hiemfire in Hyperspace Format Posted (Your favorite ship BANNED!)   
    Did anyone notice how many ships that are not Hyperspace capable are considered Hyperspace Legal.  And how many that are Hyperspace capable can't 'hyperspace' to the tourney?
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Hiemfire in The A-wing is where they dropped the ball   
    5 blue straight with a guaranteed linked boost as long as the action you're linking off of isn't boost or you're not stressed... All 2s (Banks, Turns and Straight) blue. Has every hard turn there is a template for... 3 S-loops, 5-K-turn... It is the fastest and most maneuverable small base in the game, the generic is dirt cheap and  you guys are whining? Because the chassis caps out at init 4 right now. Wow...
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Pewpewpew BOOM in Dear FFG, please keep things mellow and boring...   
    ....and by this I mean, please avoid the compulsion to make the new shiny things just that much better than existing ships. 
    I am very happy with 2.0. I feel like I have many viable options when list building.
    Please be very careful with mechanics that augment initiative, stack tokens, or allow additional actions as these more easily upend game balance and thus should be very limited.  I REALLY like your design around linked actions as it gives ships a distinct character.  As more mechanics add options for + actions/tokens, the character from those and other ships will be stipped away.
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from J1mBob in Online Custom Quick Build Card Maker   
    Wow, this is great.  I want to save one of each quick build.
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to J1mBob in Online Custom Quick Build Card Maker   
    When the new app gave us access to all of the card graphics, I made a quick build generator that uses that art and overlays ship abilities and upgrades.  Just paste your XWS into the form at this link:
    http://infinitearenas.com/xw2quick/
    ...and hit Submit. Here are some examples:



    Please let me know if you run into any errors. Note that the format breaks down if you have roughly 4 or more upgrades, since you run out of room on the card.
    Thanks, and I hope you find this useful!
    Edit: if you have more upgrades, you can switch to the “fat quick build” version:

    infinitearenas.com/xw2fat (I plan to deprecate the xw2fat site; the fat layout is now an option in the xw2quick tool.)
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Chucknuckle in XXX XXX XXX XXX O   
    I refuse to believe that FFG would be unable to offer the upgrade kits at a heavily discounted price without going bankrupt. Other game companies manage to release new editions without charging like a wounded bull, I think FFG could do it as well. But they've instead worked out the maximum cost the market will bear and put it on the sticker.
    I don't want the game dead. I also don't want the game to be crushed under it's own weight by the constant addition of new mechanics and new exceptions to the core rules. This is how we wound up with the need for 2.0 in the first place.
    Also, plenty of games that are OOP are still being played.
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Chucknuckle in XXX XXX XXX XXX O   
    Many games are made with months of hard work and redesign that provide MUCH better value for money than the 2.0 conversion. ****, the new BMG game was free! And Knight Models is a much smaller outfit than FFG.
    The other thing that grinds my gears is the "Oh you can't even use six X Wings in a game". Well you know what? I can. There's no rule that games have to be 100 (or 200 now) points. That's just how people play in tournaments. 
    I would EXPECT to upgrade my entire collection, all factions, for no more than around ~$100. That is what I could consider a reasonable cost, and edition changes for other games have borne this out. I can convert all my historical figures for use in Swordpoint by buying the core rulebook for $30 and then an era book for $20. I can convert hundreds of models in multiple factions for a single $50 purchase. Historically, even the infamous GW doesn't charge this much for a faction update in 40K.
    It's not cheap. Whining is not entitled. It's not even whining. It's a legitimate complaint about a very expensive product/procedure which is necessary if people wish to keep participating in the game. When the playerbase at large dismisses these very valid complaints as nothing more than entitled whining, then it naturally gets people off-side and simply prompts more venting and anger and dissatisfaction. No one wants that.
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    Ken at Sunrise reacted to Chucknuckle in XXX XXX XXX XXX O   
    I wish people would stop saying things like this as if they make it ok.
    Yes, buying a Ferrari is cheaper than a Bugatti Veyron. Guess what? That doesn't make the Ferrari any cheaper, or make it any more affordable.
    No, FFG doesn't owe us anything. Nor do we owe them anything. We're allowed to think the price of a product is unreasonable.
    Sure, we can keep playing 1.0 but we don't want to for a range of reasons.
    I would rather they FINISH the game and stop releasing new mechanics with every wave. Hopefully that is the case in 2.0 but time will tell.
    Like I've said on various threads, I don't want FFG to cater to me personally or make the transition any cheaper. I'm happy to shop around, proxy, and use third party parts where available to both enhance my playing experience and make it more affordable. What I would LIKE though is some acknowledgement from the wider X Wing community that the cost of upgrading to 2.0 hurts for a lot of people, and in some cases is unreasonably high. Repeated mantras of "Well, at least FFG isn't setting your house on fire! It could be worse" help no one. We're a community and we should be pulling together rather than telling people they're stupid for not being able to comfortably afford the 2.0 conversion, or they're wrong for not thinking it's a great bargain. If there was just a touch of "Yeah man, it's gonna be pretty expensive. That's less than ideal. Hopefully you can work something out" then I think we'd all feel a lot better about things.
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    Ken at Sunrise got a reaction from Cubanboy in Happy Friday - Q4 is just about here ......Wave 2 is coming   
    Happy Friday.  But to answer your question, neither really.  I haven't decided whether to get them or not.
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