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  1. Ebak

    Resistance and First Order Dial Upgrade Kits

    I actually find them very useful as it's easier to transport the dial half in my faction folders.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    Yeah, I really need to learn how to paint, but I suck at art so I am not sure how well I'd do. I really want to learn though. As for the second statment...boy have I been there...I play Attack Wing because I like Star Trek as well as Star Wars...but **** does it have its problems and the soft-reboot has helped a little...but sadly I think it's too little too late for a game I do actually enjoy.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    Thought it was worth mentioning that this looks to be an entirely original paint job that is inspired by the trade fed scheme but is in metallic colours. However, you can still get them in Trade Federation brown, the separate expansion of the Vulture actually comes in the TF brown scheme: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/products/vulture-class-droid-fighter-expansion/ So never fear, your Episode I screen accurate squadron is possible, if expensive...but probably not as expensive as buying 8 of the metallic ones.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    With all respect. While I also tire of the negativity, all he wants is the game to be better and there's nothing wrong with that. I get it...it's annoying to see the same stuff repeated ad nausium, but...Meanie has good points and he is right. There are people who agree with him. They may not be the majority (going by the general responses to him) but they are out there.
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    Standing out from the Swarm Article

    Eeeh...that presents it's own problem. What if said pilot is really good? Sure it's okay for casual players to just print off a piece of paper that reads 'MR REALLY GOOD PILOT'. However, for people attending official events, this creates a problem; they either have to shell out to scalpers to get a really decent card, or they have to attend the event which they may not be able to attend due to other logistics beyond their control. I saw this happen with Attack Wing. Prize OP packs had some really good ships or upgrade cars and you'd see ships hit ebay at nearly £70+ per ship which if you wanted to at least stand a chance in OP events you really had to invest in. That doesn't exactly make it a level playing field for anyone. A good example of this was Khan in Attack Wing. The Gencon exclusive Khan captain had the ability "If any captain in play has a higher skill number than khan, khan's skill number equals that captain's skill number." Looking at the Attack Wing worlds after that, all top lists had that Khan exclusive captain in it because without it you were essentially handicapped. That's why I like that X-Wing has cosmetic only prizes because you just end up with a shinier version of something everyone else can still access and use. The same argument can be applied to what's going on in video games lately with lootboxes (they suck); if you have cosmetic items then it will not impact the balance of your game. However, if you introduce mechanically beneficial stuff in the boxes then people will have to shell out for it. Don't get me wrong, this is kinda what happens already with each expansion they introduce really interesting or new mechanics. The difference is that everyone can purchase those packs to get them they don't need to display prowess at the game to get access to it. Doing that actually would introduce a positive feedback loop in the game where the good players would just get access to better and better stuff while those more casual-level tournament players (a category I fall into) would lag behind. As such...I'd have to respectfully disagree with your preference and the assertion of "It's okay, cuz app...". You are effectively damning the community that doesn't impact you. You are thinking completely selfishly (no disrespect intended by saying that, merely stating what I perceive to be the case) as what your suggestion would have a negative impact on the entire tournament scene (which I know you do not care about one iota, which is the problem) merely to make yourself feel better that you have the exclusive stuff. Well...yeah, I can see that. However, from what I have seen of your threads, Meanie, you seem to dislike more about this game than you like and that's kind of a problem. It's okay to want a game to be better, but at what point do you say 'You know what, this isn't for me?' instead of trying to change the game to what you want by shouting into the void and upsetting a visible majority of the player base, and I do say visible majority because while we will never know exactly how many people also share your viewpoint or oppose it the general indication by responses is that people disagree. Again, none of this is intended to offend, it probably will and I accept that. Just saying it's not meant to offend doesn't magically stop it from doing so. So I'm just going to lay it out there on the table. Any time someone posts a solution or reason for something you dislike, the general response I see in return amounts to "I just don't like it that way." and...that's not really constructive. You harp on about epic, a format I adore...but also fully understand why it's not exactly tippy top of FFG's list of things to do right now, and seeing you mention it every time someone brings up another problem with some passive aggressive comment like "Could be worse, you could be an epic player..." just makes me roll my eyes. Second Edition is barely a year old. Epic took 21 months to arrive in 1.0 and I get it, it shouldn't need to take 21 months because the groundwork has already been laid....but FFG also has 14 waves of ships to release and from the looks of it they want a wave every 3 months. That's a very advanced released schedule to then fit Epic into, no doubt they'll find a way, its just a question of time. Regarding the rereleases with no new content making Rebels, Imps and Scum stagnent. FFG cannot win in that scenario. Either they have new stuff in those expansions and tick off people who purchased the conversion kits, or they keep it all as it is and tick off people who don't want to buy out of faction. Sure they can release a card pack, but suddenly that's ANOTHER product that needs to be shipped and stocked on store shelves. I don't see a way they could have done it without ticking people off. The only people who win are those who are also buying into the new factions. Regarding the stagnation of the existing factions, we don't know what the future will bring and if I am 100% honest...Rebel and Imperial have enough ships. Maybe one or two more here and there, a TIE Brute, some repaints with new gear in squadron packs maybe...but Rebels and Imperials don't need more ships. I could go on and on with all this, but I will finish up with this. I am not part of FFG's design team, nor am I associated with them in any way. I'm just a guy who plays X-Wing, Armada and their RPG and has a good time while trying to carve out a meagre living working in a call centre. Why is this important? Because I am trained in game design. I got a degree in it sitting on my wall gathering dust doing sweet FA for me and that's by choice, because this forum, in general, and the internet as a whole made me realise "You know what, I don't want to be a game designer", why? Quite honestly because I have thin skin and people are a-holes. Mistakes happen, things get past testing, things are not perfect especially when it comes to something as complex as game design. It's people like you that made me abandon my desire to enter the game design world. I do not envy the designers of this game, the amount of **** they get thrown their way for any big or small issue. It's a wonder they even bother to do interviews with shows and podcasts, let alone make the bloody game. Edit: I do want to finish off with this. Don't stop posting about things you want to improve. It's okay to want things to be better so long as you consider the whole and not just what 'you' want. It is of course your right to post whatever the **** you want. I guess all my post was for was hoping you'd look at a new perspective? I guess?
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    Standing out from the Swarm Article

    These things exist as an incentive to go, same with tournament prizes and other kit content. It's there to entice you to attend events at your FLGS or your wider events. If you then chose not to go because that's not the way to play X-Wing...well, that's your hang up. You are the one who is complaining about being left out and yet you are the only one that can fix that. All respect in the world.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    As someone who is a collector, it annoys me a little bit, but I also know that it is my own problem and I don't HAVE to buy it. Especially since I've also played Attack Wing and them having prize ships with exclusive stuff was bull. To me it seems that exclusive paint jobs are going to be original schemes. Now if it was Black One...then I would be angry.
  8. I would say that in itself it is not an inherently bad idea, but it can lead to problems in the future. The reason for that is that it seems design was built around force users and non force users having access to two different elite talents. this is only a theory but maybe in playtesting it showed that certain talents might have been too good on force users. By giving Vader access to both you suddenly have to be very careful about the future elite talents and force upgrades you design in case you create an OP combo.
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    Well they seem to be touting these squadron packs as something that provides new republic players with similar upgrades that you'd get in the conversion kit. Although it is strange, why not just put it in the ARC expansion when that comes out? Or the Y-Wing?
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    and my own apologies if I offended you. I feel that there is a reason to this. They wouldn't just give it a significant cost without some sort of reason. Same to you Vryth, and you are right, it could throw out more just on the surface it doesn't look to be the case.
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    Touché. I completely forget about the Inquisitors. Still, there has to be a reason for it beyond 'doing it for the **** of it'. Again, only speculation. What if alone they are not bad, but in multiples they become a problem? That could be why this is in place. Again I am only throwing ideas as to why rather than moaning.
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    I imagine this is a balancing mechanic. Don't forget, the republic will be the first (and so far only) faction where you can field multiple force users with 2 to 3 force tokens each. Imagine you had 3 high Initiative jedi coming at you with 2 and 3 force tokens a piece and they also got an evade for nothing. Not saying they would be OP but they would be tanky. I imagine this is a balancing act for multiple ships utilising evade and multiple force tokens together.
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    I'd speculate no since they would tout that when explaining that you have to spend the charge. However, no confirmation either way.
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    Shield instead of a hull, purple evade but also force charge. I would hardly call it nerfed. Is it also stronger, no idea. I think testing revealed that evade + force was a little too good on these things, but that is speculation on my part.
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    Protecting Peace - Jedi article

    That's nice. It's not really built to work on himself, it really is designed to help others, but in a pinch he can do a 5 or even '6' forward if he wants or a 1 bank after a 3 or 4 straight.Insert other media
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