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    negroscuro got a reaction from Keffisch in why kits are so short in prizes?   
    This weekend I attended Spanish Nationals, and some weeks ago I attended Asturias regional.
    I saw Kotei (leyend 5 rings) was played at the same time xwing Nationals and I still surprised how they gave a lot of prizes even just for participating, game maths, counters, lot of cards, dials, etc much more things than in xwing championships.
    Is there a reason for this? because participation dropped from 450 players expected to final 180 more or less, and people was saying they were happier playing Kotei rather than xwing National because of prizes.
    After 4 years playing xwing I am not able to understand why top32 gets NOTHING, finalist gets NOTHING and players not making to the top just get one single card. Championship participation ticket is getting more and more expensive each year but prizes are still the same and people is very dissapointed.
    I know there is a trip payed in Open and Nationals, but official requirement is 64 players participating so I do not see this an explanation for 150-250 participants.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from heychadwick in Flight Assist Astros. Xwing Saviours?   
    Downside of this useful fligh assit astromech is that there is only 1 in the shatipede expansion, who is going to get 3-4 of them to be able to play 3-4 xwings or t70? Since having such amount of shatipedes is useless.
    It should have bring 2 copies or lets see if FFG decides to include it in further expansions.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Scopes in Flight Assist Astros. Xwing Saviours?   
    Downside of this useful fligh assit astromech is that there is only 1 in the shatipede expansion, who is going to get 3-4 of them to be able to play 3-4 xwings or t70? Since having such amount of shatipedes is useless.
    It should have bring 2 copies or lets see if FFG decides to include it in further expansions.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from NeverBetTheFett in Regionals Kit...meh   
    Finally!
    thank you.
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    negroscuro reacted to NeverBetTheFett in Regionals Kit...meh   
    Way to phone it in again! Looks mostly re-cycled. Although the Zukuss card looks cool. 

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    negroscuro reacted to RStan in Sorry, 2018 Open Series Mode is bulls**t!   
    Oh, well that's a more valid question...
    It could be different per event, but for example, on the Adepticon website they have posted a link to their "Basic Event List" which has everything as it is now, but can be updated. Seems most things are $15 - $30 to enter (shows $20 right now for Hyperspace Qualifier). 
     
    EDITED: Took a look and organized the current Adepticon Event List to just show X-Wing events. So right now (subject to change) if you wanted to participate in the System Open ($30), Hyperspace Qualifier ($20) and at least 1 Hangar Bay (each $10), you'll pay $60 total to enter in all that. Interesting thing though is, for now, there's a Hyperspace Qualifier scheduled for Thursday before any of the System Open Main Event itself starts and another one scheduled as described in the articles (alongside the Stage 3). Not sure if you could participate in the first and still be allowed to attempt the second one if you get knocked out of Stage 3. 
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    negroscuro reacted to Gigante Esmeralda in Sorry, 2018 Open Series Mode is bulls**t!   
    Same issue here with the fact that right now Spain won´t have an Open. 
    Is this how FFG reward one of the most strong and committed communities all over the world? 
    As it has been said before, Tattoine Open was the 2nd biggest in the world, with 358 players. It would be a critical hit for all of the spanish pilots if such achievement does not pay in the end......
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Gigante Esmeralda in Sorry, 2018 Open Series Mode is bulls**t!   
    I agree Malazath, this kind of tourneys having a long travel to attend and acomodation costs... so I think players deserve to at least play the main tournament for all day.
    I also want to say I am very surprised because Spain is not having an Open, and last year tattoine open was the 2nd biggest in the world. I do not understand what is FFG doing.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Malasombra in game is dying?   
    It is in the first post but here you have:
    http://labsk.net/index.php?topic=108684.msg1816506#msg1816506
    This is the thread of a boardgaming forum where we talk about xwing,but it is mostly used for other boardgames.
    Specific xwing forum is at:
    http://escuadronpicaro.foroactivo.com/
     
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    negroscuro reacted to dkartzinel in game is dying?   
    I'm going to say it's died for me and do think it's gotten too complex (timing charts, extensive FAQs, etc) for my PERSONAL tastes.  I'm sure other folks are still enjoying it since FFG keeps making more stuff, but for me, the frequency of releases and what I think is pretty significant power creep just burned me out.  I really do miss the good old days when how you flew was more important than what you flew, but you know, the game meta does change and if most folks like it, then that's just how the cookie crumbles.  Me, I'm going to find a different cookie.  :-P
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Zura in What would make your 2017 Nerf/Buff list?   
    *Regarding upgrades/pilots:
    TIE/x7 --> not evading while stressed or bumped
    manaroo, palpatine --> range restriction
    Improve not unique pilots by using some kind of squad cards specifying specific ship builds to get a bonus (a lot of generic pilots are useless like Ewing, StarViper, kihraxz, etc)
     
    *Make players to take harder decisions by:
    Not allow players to measure combat range before declaring the target
    Allow barrel roll and boost over obstacles or off the board
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    negroscuro got a reaction from NoGoodtoMeDead in Was there a problem with the X-Wing Regional Madrid 2016 Final?   
    I am late, thank you S4ul0 and RoockieBoy for clarifying this.
     
    We agreed to do that way since we agreed it would not affect the game result, that is, as simple as that.
     
     
    I moved howlrunner before black squadron to have a more confortable activation phase since it would not affect the game flow in any way. But we missed that having moved before my opponent inquisitor a not legal situation arisen, so we agreed he could not target lock howlrunner since I moved it but she should not be there yet.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Tbetts94 in Was there a problem with the X-Wing Regional Madrid 2016 Final?   
    I am late, thank you S4ul0 and RoockieBoy for clarifying this.
     
    We agreed to do that way since we agreed it would not affect the game result, that is, as simple as that.
     
     
    I moved howlrunner before black squadron to have a more confortable activation phase since it would not affect the game flow in any way. But we missed that having moved before my opponent inquisitor a not legal situation arisen, so we agreed he could not target lock howlrunner since I moved it but she should not be there yet.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from RoockieBoy in Was there a problem with the X-Wing Regional Madrid 2016 Final?   
    I am late, thank you S4ul0 and RoockieBoy for clarifying this.
     
    We agreed to do that way since we agreed it would not affect the game result, that is, as simple as that.
     
     
    I moved howlrunner before black squadron to have a more confortable activation phase since it would not affect the game flow in any way. But we missed that having moved before my opponent inquisitor a not legal situation arisen, so we agreed he could not target lock howlrunner since I moved it but she should not be there yet.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Vulf in R2-D6 Elite slot and IA official response   
    Really?! so an IG with title loses the other IG special skill if dies but for this elite talent obtained from a lost r2d6 ... it remains? for me does not make sense...
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Kdubb in "The game is more diverse than ever"... But how diverse?   
    From my point of view, for 24 points Ywing with tlt is more solid than Bwing with fcs.
    So again a ship is displacing others, like it happened with Bwing compared to Xwing.
     
    I think a fix is needed, kihraxz is not used as well because of his lack of boost/barrell roll, Also Ewing generic pilots are not playable, very expensive for PS1 or 3... same happens with starviper generic pilots.
     
    I think there is need of some fixes to see all this ships in play.
    A good and cheap cannon could help on M3A and Bwings while a good droid lowering point cost could help Xwing and Ewing. Maybe the Kihraxz can have a tittle to allow droid or system upgrade.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Comradebot in Vote my Scum tournament squad!!   
    Talonbane Cobra — Kihraxz Fighter 28 Swarm Tactics 2 Ship Total: 30    
    Black Sun Ace — Kihraxz Fighter 23 Swarm Tactics 2 Ship Total: 25    
    Black Sun Ace — Kihraxz Fighter 23 Swarm Tactics 2 Ship Total: 25    
    Cartel Marauder — Kihraxz Fighter 20 Ship Total: 20  
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    negroscuro got a reaction from J43G3RM31ST3R in Wave 5, how to destroy the game   
    Well in the end, the GenCon x-wing USA nationals ended with double falcon list as finalist...
     
    Anyway i still dont understand why the decimator dial, falcon dial and probably outrider dial is much better than the one for a ywing, bwing, bomer, lambda, crow or xwing... i am wondering what is the real relation between evade and maneuvaerability in this game because it makes no sense to me, i think between those ships there are a few with better evasion capabilities and their stats say so.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Radzap in Wave 5, how to destroy the game   
    I have to congrats FFG because of wave 5, it will add two new 360º ships, and this card:
     

     
    Now a monkey, could roll dice and win a game.
    There is no skill needed to play this game.
    Nice.
     
    If we consider that new tournament rules favor people with a double falcon squad... because they have better tchances oF not loosing a lot of points, so they usually get a very good tie breaking.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from madquest8 in Wave 5, how to destroy the game   
    I have to congrats FFG because of wave 5, it will add two new 360º ships, and this card:
     

     
    Now a monkey, could roll dice and win a game.
    There is no skill needed to play this game.
    Nice.
     
    If we consider that new tournament rules favor people with a double falcon squad... because they have better tchances oF not loosing a lot of points, so they usually get a very good tie breaking.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Kaudia in Wave 5, how to destroy the game   
    What I said is not about my favourite list, double falcon is boring I hate it. It takes the better from this game and turn it into real randomness and boring, that could be run by the worst player successfully, no real skill needed. Man I saw whisper taking a 6 ship swarm just alone... it is crazy, metagame is between phantoms and yt-1300.
    And wave 5 looks like not going to fix this but make things worse.
     
    And I am upset about championship prizes, they are worst than any other game, wizkid's are much better.
    I still dont understand why a 3-0 is not a 3-1 in tournament scoring... really I would like to have an explanation.
     
    Ok things wont be like I would like them to be but I have to protest and claim for some attention for what FFG is doing, then they will do whatever they want as well as I will.
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    negroscuro got a reaction from Kaudia in Wave 5, how to destroy the game   
    Metagame in my area is becoming more and more a scissors, rock and paper. That means regardless wihch squad you play you will get your result strongly depending on the pairing you get. Because there are lists so strong agains some others, there is no stable list but double falcons, that is possibly the most easy to play and have good chances against almost every type of squad.
     
    Against swarms have to be very well played and also against B with FCS. But apart form that is the best option against the game breakers, yes, I am referring to whisper, that ship is able to destroy an entire swarm without any help.
    So a lot of players will rely on using Han with VI for a champsionship, and nationals and worlds are close, metagame is getting crazy and a lot of people will run double falcons to have a stable and strong list like:
     
    han VI, gunner
    and
    chewi + VI, gunner
     
    So having no swarms since players are afraid of facing a Whisper and you could beat whispers with PS 11 and Han's skill.
     
    In the end this is the best and more stable list nowadays regardles if we like it or not. A newbie tend to play rebels like HSF and a double falcon is even easier to play and its favoured by the new torunament tie breaking rules since you have points while your stron falcons are on the board, while a swarm loses points for every 3 damage, I mean 9 damages are 3 ties dead so more or less 40 points lost while in a double falcon means 0 points lost.
     
    So another reason to play doubole falcon and IMHO playing falcons is quite boring, no really dogfight here, no firing arcs involved, no facing... that is the funny point of the game, to estimate movements and to  guess what your opponent is going to do. In fact asteroids are one of the most strategic things in the game since they condition your movement.
     
    And now wave 5 announces a yt2400 with a title that allows to carry a HLC to be used a 360º weapon and this Dash Rendar, that eases a newbie to take a falcon and shoot thorugh asteroids, one of veterans choices for defense... in fact it allows to forget about asteroids, ok, you lose your action but gunnner will do the job and a damage is a low price for a surprising maneuver leaving your firing arc wihtout any target and exposed to the falcon.
    There is a lot of advantage while running a falcon with this crew indeed there is no need of having much expertise to make the most of it.
     
    So again, IMHO, championship environment is more or less depending on scissors, rock and paper in pairings and anyone could field an easy to handle squad and win a tournament so this makes the game exciting and boring since a raffle, I find it absolutely random, dice are random but now this way a championship is pure randomness.
     
    Another issue is that using ions is not as effective as it used to be if you equipo this crew card since one of the best things of ionizing your opponent is not the damage he can take or the action he loses but having your opponent not firing you, now Dash Rendar helps with a lot of game aspects making a overpowered list to be more and more overpowered, of course its just an oppinion but I am sure we will probably see lists like:
     
    Han 46 IV 1, Dash Rendar 2 + C3PO/Recon Specialist (3) = 52
    Chewi 42 IV 1 + gunner 5 = 48
    100
     
    I am not a troll, I am a 1st line player and I am upset, just that and I defend my arguments and I would like to see the game going in a different direction, you may take this or leave it, but avoid being disrespectul please, this is not my mother tongue and I doing an effort to explain my point to you.
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    negroscuro reacted to Rojo Cinco in 2014 Regionals results   
    Hi Everybody!!!
     
    I´m Ricardo, the webmaster of the Spanish blog Rojo Cinco (red Five in english).
     
    We organized the last weekend the regional From Madrid with a total of 116 players!!. 
     
    We are going to publish the top 32 list this week, but today you can see the clasification and some photos from this event.
     
    Stay on target to see the top 32 lists!! 
     
    Regards
     
    Ricardo
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