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  1. I think it's about time FFG woke up to its self and stopped releasing an obvious bias to the scum faction and finally fix up some of its complete stuff ups or finally bring rebels and the empire onto the same footing. It's clear someone is smoking something illegal on the design team and has a hard on for scum. Shout me down as much as you want I play all factions and if you don't think scum releases lately have been OP your in denial/ a scum only play or a WAAC player. The only faction to get generics with EPT , undercosted ships, undercosted EPT and undercosted crew and all effective. Enough with the bad tasting jokes hey. For a long time time I have championed FFG over GW but for the last year it's been getting a bit long in the tooth. I can't now with any honesty even defend FFG over GW any more for they have shown FFG up by at least trying to listen to there customer base. This has clearly not something happening at FFG with all the tournament results and the repeated calls for nurfs and fixes for the same ships endlessly on there very own forum. Please FFG wake the F___ up
  2. Vader is still solid, yes he can have problems with multiple TLT's but if your only taking Vader of course you'll have problems. Vader with vessary with the bid D title and omega leader are a great triple treat yep the lack of autos is a problem against TLT's but in that case you could drop vessary down to the X7. Putting adaptability on Vader in a list like this gives you the option to drop down to ps 8 and have him push through his crit or up to 10 against those Edgar's. You could go a cheep carnor and just give him autos, Or even go the inquisitor. While it's true Vader doesn't have the best dial but gez it ain't that bad, he's not realy getting stressed. And what his dial just all of a sudden got worse? No it's a case that tie Ds are just easy buuuuuuut are predictable, but are action ecconomy specialists on easy mode. If you like the idea of running him play him enough with a solid squad that can support
  3. With the return of TLT's Guri is very solid. I have more or less soloed lists at a store champs to win it. She only realy struggles against high ps aces like Sontir and you have the party bus for that.
  4. Hmmm, I like the look of that list. I might have to try it sometime soon. I've already used the VCX and Biggs three or four times over the past couple weeks. Seems like Biggs should have an Integrated Astromech on him though. I mean, it costs 0pts, no reason not to. I've recently picked up a couple K-Wings and have been wanting to use one, and I also picked up an ARC over the weekend, so I've been thinking about using the following 100pt list: Braylen Stramm -Luke -Alliance Overhaul -R3-A2 Tarn Mison -R7 Astromech -Integrated Astromech Wardan Squadron Pilot -TLT -Extra Munitions -Sabine Wren -Proximity Mines -Proximity Mines -Advanced SLAM There's some room for modification for more points there: drop Luke for Gunner, lose a Proximity Mine, lose both mines and the extra munitions in favor of using a different crew outher than Sabine if you don't want the K as a bomb platform... I'm not sure how it'll play and I actually can't remember where I saw the list posted, but I'm gonna give it a try this weekend if I can get over being sick. oh IA is an auto include I'll warn you that Fenn Rau is one of the few Pilots Biggs often doesn't help much against - since he tends to hoon into close range to use his ability, and has the agility to position himself so he doesn't have a shot at the mustachioed one. Not that I'm trying to warn you off using Biggs, but remember that reverse-arc-dodging him is easiest at close range, which is exactly where Rau tends to be. oh for sure that's where skill will be required, hopefully clever use from chopper / maybe Miranda putting out a block. Biggs at least in either of These 2 lists can handle the hits, but at least with both list any ship ship could survive the alpha strike. But you have a good point. I would hope the auto blaster turret might be able to roll hits and not crits
  5. I'm hoping to to find a great balance with some of the existing ships available to the rebels. I'd like to not have to rely on having a close to full squad of the latest ships to be competative. Ultimately if I have too, I will succumb to buying another Arc. Nora with ptl,title, r2d2 and tail gunner Biggs r4d6 and IA Miranda with tlt This is looking like it could be a solid late game list but could suffer to Sontir and the wolf pack. I also like Braylen, r3a2 gunner, title Biggs, r4d6 Vcx with chopper pilot, Hera fcs, autoblaster I think this could be a solid hard hitting list that shuts down any hopes for actions action
  6. Hey everyone, I'm trying to get as much info on people's experiences with single arcs in a list. With the current meta you have some hard hitting lists out there such as the party bus with uboats. Some hard to hit lists such as palp defenders and list that kinda fit in the middle of those such as dangaroo and the mararoo specials. Like a lot of people I am time poor and I'm absorbing as much info about the Arc from these forums as I can. With the return of the store champ season upon us, the choice of single arc list seams to fall into 2 groups Nora high damage output Braylen stress control With such hard hitting alpha strike lists as the Fenaroo , Biggs is nearly an auto include for an arc list. So my friends, from your experiences how have you all been Arcing it up.
  7. I have seen some nasty usage of the bomb slot on Miranda and Sabine on Nora for a couple of sick bombers. The thing with my area is that it has all the standard meta lists ( wolf pack , party bus and uboats, dangaroo, manaroo and who ever as well as the palp defenders and palp aces , triple defenders.) and then you have the random lists as well. I realy want to run rebels ( I can do any faction but I'm keen on rebel characters ) and in the current meta that means I need to take Biggs. After reading fickles posts about the arc and seeing how good Nora is I believe a twin arc (Nora and braylen with Biggs ) if flown well should do well. I just want to try and make a single arc list work first. Time is always a factor. I guess the arc and store champ season haven't yet collided to give us real data on what's going to work the best (or close too). The ideas are helpful though guys
  8. That list is one of the alternative lists I have been thinking about, ATM I'm trying to get a couple of regen ships that can put out the damage in 1 list. Having 2 regen ships in the end game is dirty if they can keep up the damage output. With only a single arc in a list there looks to be 2 effective types of builds, a stress build Braylen or the damage spike Nora. I realy like the damage spike Nora, but that stress type build is a solid alternative
  9. Having recently experienced the joy of fly the new arc, I have come to the cross roads of list building. As someone with limited time my lists end up being combinations of elements of strong build, no doubt much like other people lists. Basically I'm at a point where I can't decide and as yet haven't had the chance to play the couple of different changes to the basic frame of a list that I'm looking to go into the next store champ season To start off we have Biggs, IA, R4D6 Can't go wrong here, the current standard. Next up is what I've had my game time with (5win,1loss, not against any real metta lists) Nora, PTL, title, R2D2, VT, tail gunner Miranda, C3PO, auto blaster turret This list worked very well able to hit hard and regen the auto blaster turret just sings at 3 dice from Miranda. The game I lost I got out played and I played it all wrong ( great game to learn from). The list was a TLT packing Miranda and it showed how good she is with the TLT. So to get it in my list and keep the basic core I would have to drop C3PO, auto blaster turret and the VT off Nora. I have never run Miranda untill now and was shocked at her power level, is she worth powering up to the TLT over what the up grades I have already In The list bring. Cheers for any feed back guys
  10. So with the up coming release of the new rogue 1 movie FFG now has a good enough excuse to release the long over due and much needed real buff for the xwing. I am talking a real buff too mind you. I think it's time and I would say most of you out there would agree too. I mean it is the iconic ship from Star Wars (along side the trusty tie and the falcon) and it is the games name sake so I think with the current meta power creep, I can't see any problems with giving it something fantastic. Shouldn't the x wing be one of the first ships rebels consider in taking and not just for a bullet soak (I'm looking at you Biggs). I hope it's some thing like this Rogue 1 leader (the dot special of course) title x wing only free Other rogue 1 xwings at range 1 use your ps when firing at the same target Rogue 1 title x wing only free When firing at the same target as the rogue 1 leader add 1 attack dice X foil attack run lock modification x wing only When you activate you can chose to lock you x foils in the attack run position if you have chosen the same manouver as rogue 1 leader. Assign a fee evade token. 1 pt Put 2/4 of these in a rogue one pack with one or more of the pilots and done.It maybe over the top but look at uboats, I'll by it for sure
  11. While Gonk is some thing you need to plan for on dengar while you are setting up his attack run its easy to bank up a few shields, this helps out greatly so that when you do end up in a joust type exchange you can tank the damage, fly out of enemy arc next turn and start regening. The list I've been playing with Dengar, P1 title, Gonk, ptl , unhinged , gliterstim (now changed to feedback) Bossk , Vi, mangler , boba, greedo, zuckuss, gliterstim (now changed to feedback) I'm yet to get to play it against 3 uboats but have had great success with it. Have only lost 2 games with it, one was to a palp aces list and crack swarm. Bossk does go down most games as people quickly realise he can't be left to freely do damage. You need to think of the combo on bossk. I changed to feedback because of aces and it's kinda self explanatory as greedo and feedback and boba will remove ptl on fel or carnor if I get the block of and that's not to hard. Dengar becomes a late game beast and if can get a double feedback ( hope the face up is nasty) on an ace when I have shields in the bank is like free damage.
  12. Yeah I was thinking along the lines of IA on a docked shuttle and then Sabine and chopper advanced sensors or ac for lots of auto ace killing action and just total prickness. Not very strong overall but fun option
  13. I don't have the expansion yet so that gives me a sad face but I thought that would be the case
  14. So does IA still proc if it's on the attack shuttle on the ghost? Can't find either way
  15. I'm gonna try and nip this crap in the but once and for all. I'm a male nurse working in a major hospital have over 100 female friends and am never called sexist. For all those in the PC crowd with your head stuck under a rock, I'll point this out to you " Woman are not interested in table top miniature games but some do like Star Wars ". So in many years of gaming I have been regularly ridiculed by close to 90% of all the woman I have met or worked with. The last 10% have either thought it was cute dismissed it or thought it was cool to some degree. Considering that I have worked with hundreds of woman, I'm sure that this is the normal for woman. Guys they ain't interested and we ain't gonna get them interested and it's got nothing to do with anything like sexism
  16. That is easy do say if you do not consider all of the cards, but some would say that you are being disingenuous. You can pay $90 to have you fleet of TIE Advanceds get a free 4 points of System Slot upgrades. because we see x4 tie adv's so well represented at literally any final table. You have never seen a list with Vader, obviously utalizing the title, perform well at a tournament? More importantly, what does the fact that you don't see a purchasable advantage as significant have to do with whether or not the purchasable advantage exists? I think he's getting confused with bejewelled or some other game where you pay money to win but to auto advance, cos xwing is just like internet app games ya know. Skill factor is erelevnt when I can just pay you money to let my dice roll be what I want it to be. Come on we know it ain't like that but some people are having problems with the correlation between the two ideas
  17. you could put me in that category as someone who lost to the list the first game I played against it the day after it came out. I was completely unprepared for it. The list I was running was never going to be able to handle going against it. Now in the game directly before it I won against 2 uboats and some feedback z's. The problem was the fact that I had not been reading anything about wave 8, I wanted to have that excitement and surprise of opening up some new ships and enjoying what was something new and cool. I made top 8 but also got smashed out by a rebel list that had gotten a ordinance list together with the new upgrades.it was a steep learning curve both games and in both cases I had to say yes I felt the pay to win feeling. The problem was that if you didn't know that the game, not just meta had taken a huge change in direction with reliable heavy 4 dice attacks. The fact was that yes people who didn't jump on that wagon got stomped, everyone did that day. I had the old feeling of 40k but the difference was overnight not over a few weeks/months but it was still the same. With other waves the counters didn't get countered so easy either and we were only talking about 1 ship not 3 to seal the deal So your unpreparedness going into a tournament because people brought new, long time ago spoiled, toys, is some how not your fault? It's pay to win? Ha...hahah.....Hahahahahahaha. No, sir, you need to at least read up on stuff in a tournament setting. You even get to see the opponents list before the round, so you can't even claim that. this is my exact point of pay to win. Come on now nobody dropps the cash on 3 Unknown ships from the Eu from a character of even less screen time than Luke skywalkers uncle unless they intend to use it to smash face. I thought making top 8 was a good effort to be honest since I was running something fun. The problem was not so much me as I am a competitive player and should have checked it out first, but for everyone else who got smashed that day by the pay to win player. You can call it power creep or what ever you like but 40k has the same problem of people who will pay the cash to get the army to smash face. The get a better list or just play better attitude is typical of Waac players. Most people playing xwing even at tournaments are not this. There are plenty of posts in this thread of low IQ, there is a big difference to collecting ships and list over a given time than dropping the cash on release to pick up a beat face list. Most people who have been collecting would already have most of the upgrades from the other packs to play this list. But nobody picks up 3 big based ships on release or just after if they didn't intend to smash face. If people can't admit this to them selves so be it. But this list kills of comp, just like the phantom did. I don't want to go back to playing anti meta xwing because a few dbags wanted to jump on easy street. I love xwing plus I'm competitive, I already have all the counters and have won 40+player tournaments with the list that counter it, I just don't want to have too.
  18. you could put me in that category as someone who lost to the list the first game I played against it the day after it came out. I was completely unprepared for it. The list I was running was never going to be able to handle going against it. Now in the game directly before it I won against 2 uboats and some feedback z's. The problem was the fact that I had not been reading anything about wave 8, I wanted to have that excitement and surprise of opening up some new ships and enjoying what was something new and cool. I made top 8 but also got smashed out by a rebel list that had gotten a ordinance list together with the new upgrades.it was a steep learning curve both games and in both cases I had to say yes I felt the pay to win feeling. The problem was that if you didn't know that the game, not just meta had taken a huge change in direction with reliable heavy 4 dice attacks. The fact was that yes people who didn't jump on that wagon got stomped, everyone did that day. I had the old feeling of 40k but the difference was overnight not over a few weeks/months but it was still the same. With other waves the counters didn't get countered so easy either and we were only talking about 1 ship not 3 to seal the deal
  19. I guess you could say the game is pay to win, but we aren't talking about the game are we. No we are talking about those who ran out and brought 3 jump masters at launch or close to it. Was the list brought to play friendly's with, not likely. Considering there are only a few list that can stand well against it, where are the people running the 4 x T70 list?
  20. No, there isn't. The term doesn't apply to this distribution model. People buying ships to build netlists because they think they're better happens. The upgrades in the current community favoured setup for a ship being in multiple expansions happens. Pay to Win simply isn't an applicable term, it either applies to everything or nothing in this model. You might as well say X-Wing has a disco fever problem, it'd make about as much sense. if your wanting to go by exact terminology maybe not, but we all understand perfectly well what the term is implying. Trying to make out like it didn't happen with the uboats is living in a fantasy world or you got 3 yourself and are being defensive
  21. Come on guys lets not all blow wind up each other's skirt, there is a certain amount of pay to win. The uboats was a well talked about and defined list proven to win on vassel months before the ships got released. If on launch or within a couple of weeks of launch you got 3 jump masters you only did it to win! We can all pretend that you guys didn't do that but ya did. The same can be said for those who never ran an interceptor,lambda or tie advance in a tournament before the buff but at least most people did have them. How many people brought 3 yt2400 on release day, next to 0 I'm sure, you get my point. Why would people do this because there is a skill element involved with xwing? To take out the random elements as much as possible and the ease of use, the side benefit to this list is the ease of developing a counter to the counter. The big difference with this is the very low price point to get a power list, compared to say 40k at your 250$ mark quoted your only just scratching the surface of a top meta list.
  22. Greedyfly

    The 3 Scouts

    I don't understand why they just let that happen to themselves. I'm sure you flew well but it sounds like they flew like a paper bag or just couldn't puzzle out the (fairly obvious) point of your list. If there's 1 big ship on the enemy side and it has a barrel roll and is clearly purpose built for blocking and messing a blocked nerd up I think the only ship you want to think about touching that with is the shuttle. Aces should split up a bit then let the shuttle lead off and bump/tank the alpha while they come in from various obtuse angles. Allowing the gameplan of 'block 1, blow up that and another ace' to go that smoothly seems like a large error unless you've greatly simplified how hard you worked to trap and bump him. I found myself wondering why it was 100 points to 71 and what in the world the shuttle was doing during all this! not wanting to close with the uboats or it would evaporate in one round maybe 2 Honestly, if I've got a couple Autothruster aces, losing a PalpShuttle to eat up most of the U-boat's torp supply doesn't seem like the worst result. now that so true, except they would only need to eat up 1 from 2 u boats and might be finished off with just the primary turret of the third, plasma torp first that's there shields gone unless they rolled there 1 evade or use palp,proton for the 3/4 maybe even 5 if you get the wrong crit and then finish off with the primary if ya didn't you are more than likely to finish him off with a primary next round and done
  23. Greedyfly

    The 3 Scouts

    I don't understand why they just let that happen to themselves. I'm sure you flew well but it sounds like they flew like a paper bag or just couldn't puzzle out the (fairly obvious) point of your list. If there's 1 big ship on the enemy side and it has a barrel roll and is clearly purpose built for blocking and messing a blocked nerd up I think the only ship you want to think about touching that with is the shuttle. Aces should split up a bit then let the shuttle lead off and bump/tank the alpha while they come in from various obtuse angles. Allowing the gameplan of 'block 1, blow up that and another ace' to go that smoothly seems like a large error unless you've greatly simplified how hard you worked to trap and bump him. This is the same as saying why did you just let yourself get shot at all. It really ain't that hard, it's been the common way aces have had a down fall. You see the other 2 provide support for the block a ship only has a few directions it can go and it it needs to clear stress it's so much easier to predict also asteroids and debris are on the map. We are playing the same game right? My handle on vassel is the same so I can show you how it's done, btw I have used palp aces with carnor to take out a sc of 42 people so I'm sure I know the pros and cons and if some one with 2/3 big baseswith br looks at your dial and have set anything even close to where you intended to go then your tagged. Remember you don't need the ship with feedback to be touching just in r1 for it to work. Just hope they didn't have room for greedo on the bump master and have Intel on there uboats
  24. Greedyfly

    The 3 Scouts

    I don't understand why they just let that happen to themselves. I'm sure you flew well but it sounds like they flew like a paper bag or just couldn't puzzle out the (fairly obvious) point of your list. If there's 1 big ship on the enemy side and it has a barrel roll and is clearly purpose built for blocking and messing a blocked nerd up I think the only ship you want to think about touching that with is the shuttle. Aces should split up a bit then let the shuttle lead off and bump/tank the alpha while they come in from various obtuse angles. Allowing the gameplan of 'block 1, blow up that and another ace' to go that smoothly seems like a large error unless you've greatly simplified how hard you worked to trap and bump him. I found myself wondering why it was 100 points to 71 and what in the world the shuttle was doing during all this! not wanting to close with the uboats or it would evaporate in one round maybe 2
  25. Greedyfly

    The 3 Scouts

    I love how folks come up with the "it ain't so bad, I beat it with just" . SC results already show it's a power house. Yes it can die yes it's a case of don't stuff up you attack run ( but that's the same with any list is the common reply by the uboat player),no the sky's not falling there are lists like palp aces with carnor that can beat it( not an auto win I can tell you and it's a list made to beat uboats, hope they didn't bring the bump master cos your game plans over). Yep Blount with tracers and a few talas will probably win the day. But let's not kid ourselves here people this list is going to be the list you brought to win a SC or it's going to be a list that has been made to beat this list but can also take others such as palp with carnor. So far from what I have seen any good/top player who brings this list or a type of it, are going to take to day out unless they have a bad day or another top player brought a counter to this list and had a good day. Do you really think that this list encourages list diversity, if you say yes then I would have to say you must be running this list! So many of us xwing players are waiting for xwings to be good again, I guess this is a good way for them to be cos your now going to see people run Biggs and Wes, we did get that xwing buff after all
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