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    JJFDVORAK reacted to LagJanson in Curb your Packaging FFG   
    There’s something uniquely odd about buying plastic ships though and complaining about plastic packaging!
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to player2404980 in “Posable” wings for Fang Fighter?   
    I could not move mine at all! I thought I was going to break it.
    So I put a cup of water in the microwave for a minute and a half, put a drop of dishwashing soap on the joint of the fang fighter, and dropped it into the hot water.
    5 minutes later I pulled it out and the wings moved easily. As it cooled it got a bit stiff, so I repeated the process and worked the wings a bit for 30 seconds. Now it moves with just enough stiffness to stay in place. PERFECT!
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Vontoothskie in 3 YV-666's ??!   
    that is the most WAAC garbage ive ever heard.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to player2072913 in 3 YV-666's ??!   
    Omg my opponent didn't fly all his ships straight and instead tried some slightly interesting strategy to counter my flank. What an awful person. 
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to WAC47 in First Look: Alphabet Squadron trilogy and Tie Fighter comic   
    Highly recommend Resistance! Probably the best start to any SW TV series yet, and it’s looks like the rest of the season is going to pick up the pace even faster. Hoping to see Kaz and the rest in X-Wing sooner rather than later. 
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Stinger07 in RotJ Y-Wing Model   
    I'd love to see something crazy like this:
    Turbolaser Turret:
    Attack (Focus), 2 attack.
    You may not spend your focus  to modify your dice results. If this attack hits, the defender suffers 2 damage, then cancel all dice results.
    High risk, high reward.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in A New Type of TIE?   
    Yeah, that is kinda the idea of this guy:
    He's in a shuttle adding "the human touch" via tactical command, hence allowing a Focus.
    But yeah, having crew that makes the mods because
    A.  Imps should be using a command structure as a faction trait
    B. They just love to play with war toys.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Sir Orrin in A New Type of TIE?   
    I have the lego set, that would be cool, the wings are just SO LONG!
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in A New Type of TIE?   
    I'd like to see the Blastboat, because I have always liked that ship.
    I'd like to see the TIE Heavy because it's a movie ship.
    I'd like to see the Sentinel Shuttle as sort of the Imperial Party Bus.
    And in 1.0 I would not have cared about the TIE Droid, but now that droids have a unique in-game mechanic, I'd like to see them in game with a nod towards the "crazed Imperial scientist."
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in A New Type of TIE?   
    Well, my point was that there are no capital ships to defend, no installations to bomb, and no hidden bases to scout.  Everything is just a non-dogfighter tricked out to do dogfighting with an atypical mechanic.  
    Until this game officially moves past Standard play, I just might try out your suggestion. . .
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in A New Type of TIE?   
    Sure.  Just as soon as we get Epic back up for Fleet Defense.
    And a game with Missions that might require Recon.
    And atmospheric/planetary scenarios for Attack.
    And I'll bet players will have a hoot playing a defenseless Transport that takes VIPs nowhere. 
    Otherwise I really don't see the point of worrying about "duplicate design space" and "roles" in a game that is "kill them all" followed by a rousing game of "kill them all" leading to a brilliant finale of "kill them all."
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Magnus Grendel in A New Type of TIE?   
    The TIE/rb seems like the best option:
    I wouldn't mind droid TIEs but with the seperatists I don't want to tread on their 'thing' so quickly It's still a calculate-using ship - something the empire currently doesn't have It tactically replaces the TIE/sf which is now first order.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in A New Type of TIE?   
    Gratifying my inner Imperial Warlord.

    And the guy who made it all possible:

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    JJFDVORAK reacted to gadwag in Biohexacrypt codes???   
    Null is the best squad leader
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in All Movie Ships Deserve the T-70 Treatment   
    **** yeah.  I didn't buy I into this game for any other reason than STAR WARS.  Y'all can have your balanced meta and you ace-per-chassis.  I want to relive the movies.  Which means I need the lore.  Official, like.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in All Movie Ships Deserve the T-70 Treatment   
    So?  "Leave no ship behind" = "Let no ship excel."  That only hurts ships that can have more pilots, making the game smaller and less flavorful.
    Also, who cares.  Decipher made up a ton of new lore producing their card game, much of which is now the basis of the names in this game.
    You answered your own question.
    And I totally disagree.  Ships should have as many pilots and squadrons as the lore supports.
    Because Star Wars.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Hiemfire in $30 for an Arc-170 seem crazy to anyone else?   
    My claim was we don't know enough to be able to conclude that the price increases are "crazy", as was presented by the OP in the title. One of the possible factors for a price increase is that the US might currently be in a "trade war" (thanks to the current political bull going on) with the country in which the game components are manufactured, which got dragged out of my post as if it was the heart of it and spun into the mess you read through coming to the conclusions you have about my position. Investor/share holder expectations is another factor (commonly lumped under the "Greedy Company" umbrella by those who only look at the cost on their end and don't care to understand the whole picture to any degree). Variances in infrastructure expenses and transportation costs also might be a factor. Other overhead increases as well would need to be taken into account... This isn't just limited to FFG/Asmodee, every company that is involved in the process of getting the raw materials for the product, to making the base product, to painting them, to delivering the product to market tacks on the costs of operation into the cost of their end product, which accumulates down the line...
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Larky Bobble in $30 for an Arc-170 seem crazy to anyone else?   
    The last I heard Asmodee was taken over by a private equity group. Capitalism is presently based on short term profit maximisation to satisfy shareholders (otherwise the directors could be jailed). You can call it greed if you want, but it´ s the nature of investment, really.
    As someone who pulled out at 2.0, I don` t care about the prices (but I do love a good debate, especially about board games and S.Wars) but I thought the increased card count was the justification for the price rises across the board (bar Boba). Snazzy packing makes it easier to tolerate. Standardising prices to box (base) sizes is probably for customer convenience, strangely. Wait till the YV-666 comes out to see if holds...
    However, from a debating point of view.-- You made claims that you are now avoiding and appear to have no means of substantiating. You have resorted to an insulting tone against someone who appears far better informed than yourself. Poor form, the onus is on you to substantiate or withdraw your claim.
    And finally... The two forms of thought in economics are based not on names. In reality they are Profit Maximisation or Utility (satisafaction) Maximisation. What is best? Everything else descends from that.  (Marx was in favour of Private Limited Companies, for example, whereas Keynes was not). But if you think FFG/Asmodee/Equity groups are in it for the Utility maximisation... errmm... good luck!
    You may be able to guess the second subject I teach after mathematics...
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Darth Meanie in $30 for an Arc-170 seem crazy to anyone else?   
    Well, since everyone else is spouting off their unsupported theory, here's mine!!  And it has a bit to do with the above.
    I think FFG has realized over the last 5 years that most players only buy 1 ship of any given type.  Tournament players only want the best ace/pilot, and only need 3-4 ships in any event to play.
    They have failed to support players that would buy fleets, so no one is picking up 4-6 X-Wings to run Red Squadron.
    They have also killed the swarm, another good way to get players to buy multiple models.
    Lastly, with 7 factions, players are now likely to buy LESS THAN ONE of any given ship, because they don't want to collect all factions.  And by promising not to cross factions, FFG has assured themselves of no card-based extra sales of models.
    So, if you can't sell a lot on a small margin, you need to sell a few at a large margin.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to AllWingsStandyingBy in $30 for an Arc-170 seem crazy to anyone else?   
    Ah, economics, the discipline where every explanation is underdetermined by countless others, and its seemingly impossible to falsify any economic theory, because no matter how poor the performance of its predictive models it always has staunch defenders that can explain away the failure by pointing to other background conditions.  The economic theory that is considered accurate depends on who is in power at the moment and how well that theory serves their agenda.

    How will you win the bet when he can just easily drum another "expert" with an entirely different account of the trade wars' effects?  🤣
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Kehl_Aecea in $30 for an Arc-170 seem crazy to anyone else?   
    -came for ARC-170 talk, left with questionable economics knowledge-
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Hiemfire in $30 for an Arc-170 seem crazy to anyone else?   
    Go back to heckling your "students", I'm not one of them. Without more information the knee jerk "**** GREEDY BUSINESSES" holds no water and is nothing more than the out and out ignorant whining of someone who thinks they should just be given what they want. As someone who supposedly gets paid to teach economics that should be obvious to you. What goes into the price of things on the consumer end is allot more than just "Me want to make big money, me charge big"...
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to FlyingAnchors in Imperial TOY Fighters   
    1-9, that business with VI doesn’t, it doesn’t count.
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Sekac in Uh, soooo... I thoroughly enjoyed Solo   
    I liked it a lot too.
    I've been waiting for a non Empire vs rebels Star Wars story and this was the very first time anyone has even attempted it. What a breath of fresh air!
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    JJFDVORAK reacted to Lord Ashram in Uh, soooo... I thoroughly enjoyed Solo   
    Watched it Thanksgiving evening, with the family now out of town for three days and thoroughly inebriated… So maybe was just the freedom of the moment and the endless turkey sandwiches, but I really enjoyed it 🙂
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