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    Rocmistro got a reaction from thestag in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    Oh yeah, and, USE THE **** GI BILL.
    I'll say it again: USE THE GI BILL.
    And in case you didn't hear: USE THE GI BILL.
     
    So many people I work with coming out of college (RPI, U Albany) with, 40k, 60k, 80k in debt.  Go to online schools/community colleges. This is 2019, nobody cares what school that you went to unless you're a Dr./Laywer, something like that (it stinks of elitism).  All that it matters is you stuck it out and did the "College Dance". (College/education is a racket anyway.)  Don't worry about what your MOS or skills are/were in the military.  The most useful things you were taught, and that will transition to civilian life aren't your hard skills anyway, it will be all the soft things that employers at least claim to want: maturity, integrity, perseverance, communication, professionalism, improvisation, etc. 
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from AllWingsStandyingBy in A little bit Demo for everybody ...   
    Umm...If they are going faster than speed 1, yes, they escape. 
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from ptownhiker in A little bit Demo for everybody ...   
    For me, I would say, no. No. No. No.
    I like the hard mode of Armada's shoot and then move mechanic.  It's the basic mechanic on which the entire game is built.  Getting a rear shot is not that difficult.
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from emsgoof in A little bit Demo for everybody ...   
    I don't ever want to become a curmudgeony "Get off my lawn" / Gatekeeper type, but if (and I sincerely stress the *IF*) that's a change your actually arguing for, I would oppose it vehemently. 
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from emsgoof in A little bit Demo for everybody ...   
    There is. It's called:
    -deploy properly.
    -have a fleet that has a solution to late game runners.
    -use squadrons that can move and shoot.
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from thestag in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    Oh yeah, and, USE THE **** GI BILL.
    I'll say it again: USE THE GI BILL.
    And in case you didn't hear: USE THE GI BILL.
     
    So many people I work with coming out of college (RPI, U Albany) with, 40k, 60k, 80k in debt.  Go to online schools/community colleges. This is 2019, nobody cares what school that you went to unless you're a Dr./Laywer, something like that (it stinks of elitism).  All that it matters is you stuck it out and did the "College Dance". (College/education is a racket anyway.)  Don't worry about what your MOS or skills are/were in the military.  The most useful things you were taught, and that will transition to civilian life aren't your hard skills anyway, it will be all the soft things that employers at least claim to want: maturity, integrity, perseverance, communication, professionalism, improvisation, etc. 
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    Rocmistro reacted to Admiral Calkins in People still playing?   
    Not only still playing, but starting our league of more than eight players in a little more than a week.  Armada is not dead!  Long live Armada!
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in Is it worth starting Armada?   
    Yes. Great game with plenty of expansions and content, even if they were to pull the plug on it tomorrow.
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    And if you ever lose confidence, just remember good doggo and bike kid:
     
     
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from Vergilius in Regionals Data Project 2018-2019 Season   
    So then...
    -Ackbar still puts out the pewpew
    -Rieekan still works despite nerf
    -Dodonna is still the budget Commander
    -Raddus fun to play with but not going to get you over the finish line
    And...
    -Thrawn and Sloane are borken as all ****.
    -Screed and Motti still deliver results.
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    Rocmistro reacted to jp82729 in CC: Upgrade Outpost to Base?   
    On page 11: "Players who won a battle during the Battle Phase have the opportunity to construct a new base or outpost at the location of that battle." 
    I don't see why not. The only limitations seem to be:
    A battle took place at the outpost you want to upgrade (can't just upgrade any Rebel outpost) Rebel player won the battle Rebels wouldn't be going over the limit on number of bases they can have (depends on the number of players)  
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    Rocmistro reacted to Ling27 in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    I'd like to thank you guys for the advice. It was stuff that I knew, but just needed to hear again from someone else I guess. I'll definately look into some other stuff other than just graphics and print, start looking around and seeing what I can do education wise and stuff like that as well. Ive gotten quite a bit done today, just waiting for orders to come in so I can clear other things.
    Thanks a lot guys.
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    Rocmistro reacted to Frimmel in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    If you're looking for a new career I recommend learning a trade. CNC or other machining, welding, HVAC, electrician, plumber. If you can operate heavy machinery (dozers and backhoes) or something like that with all the fracking and such there are lots of jobs. CDL drivers and the like are needed. There can be some crazy hours though. I was hearing about someone who'd been on seven twelves but there is money to be made if you aren't afraid of getting dirty and want to work. 
    The local large outdoor store and companion distribution center for online sales always needs people. The gun counter is always hiring ex-service members who understand handling firearms. 
    Our company (machining) has trouble finding guys who can even pass a drug test then they don't have the math or patience to get through the apprentice program. 
    Local construction and roofing companies always have more work than they can do. 
    If you're just in need of a job for a roof, food, and heat there are plenty.
    And if you have to leave some sort of military housing aren't you already moving? Does it matter if really if you're staying near the base or moving to a new city? Maybe a city close to your parents or your wife's parents?
    And this: 
    Do not go into a lot of debt for schooling. You need some but that is as much to show you can stick with something and show up on time which your presumably honorable discharge should go far in doing. 
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    Rocmistro reacted to Frimmel in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    It is just the old saw about the journey of a thousand miles starting with a single step. It is a good speech. 
     
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from thestag in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    Oh yeah, and, USE THE **** GI BILL.
    I'll say it again: USE THE GI BILL.
    And in case you didn't hear: USE THE GI BILL.
     
    So many people I work with coming out of college (RPI, U Albany) with, 40k, 60k, 80k in debt.  Go to online schools/community colleges. This is 2019, nobody cares what school that you went to unless you're a Dr./Laywer, something like that (it stinks of elitism).  All that it matters is you stuck it out and did the "College Dance". (College/education is a racket anyway.)  Don't worry about what your MOS or skills are/were in the military.  The most useful things you were taught, and that will transition to civilian life aren't your hard skills anyway, it will be all the soft things that employers at least claim to want: maturity, integrity, perseverance, communication, professionalism, improvisation, etc. 
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    Rocmistro reacted to Frimmel in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    This would be my recommendation as well. 
    Pick one thing you can do and complete and do that thing. I like to start with an easy thing (unless the easy has to be done after some other thing) like getting a load of laundry in or doing the dishes. Builds momentum and confidence. 
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from thestag in Needed to vent, Stress rant.   
    Oh yeah, and, USE THE **** GI BILL.
    I'll say it again: USE THE GI BILL.
    And in case you didn't hear: USE THE GI BILL.
     
    So many people I work with coming out of college (RPI, U Albany) with, 40k, 60k, 80k in debt.  Go to online schools/community colleges. This is 2019, nobody cares what school that you went to unless you're a Dr./Laywer, something like that (it stinks of elitism).  All that it matters is you stuck it out and did the "College Dance". (College/education is a racket anyway.)  Don't worry about what your MOS or skills are/were in the military.  The most useful things you were taught, and that will transition to civilian life aren't your hard skills anyway, it will be all the soft things that employers at least claim to want: maturity, integrity, perseverance, communication, professionalism, improvisation, etc. 
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from Kylemcph240 in My Attempt at a custom Paintjob   
    For the Emperor!
    (wait, no, that's not what I meant!)
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from Kylemcph240 in My Attempt at a custom Paintjob   
    For the Emperor!
    (wait, no, that's not what I meant!)
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    Rocmistro reacted to Forresto in Vader Fan Film - Must Watch   
    Proof Disney needs to make a Vader film!
     
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    Rocmistro reacted to geek19 in Are ship models required for Squadrons in tournament play?   
    Konstantine, huh? Yeah go ahead.
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from emsgoof in Article Predictions. Mostly General Discussion. But there's definately some Predictions scattered throughout.   
    Legion is a great game.  Also, I would argue that the long term health of Armada is not threatened by Legion going strong/getting updates; in fact if anything it helps it in the long run.  FFG is more than capable of handling multiple games at once.  That they don't seem to be showing any love to Armada is not Legion's fault, and the stronger the sales of Star Wars IP stuff overall, I think, the more likely it is that they retain good/positive licensing terms with Disney and the overall likelihood they come back around to Armada at some point.
    Or, maybe they will drop it and we'll all be sad. 😞
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    Rocmistro got a reaction from Kylemcph240 in My Attempt at a custom Paintjob   
    For the Emperor!
    (wait, no, that's not what I meant!)
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    Rocmistro reacted to Kylemcph240 in My Attempt at a custom Paintjob   
    Here is a work in progress i have going. I only have one picture right now. More will follow
     

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    Rocmistro reacted to CptAwesomer in Regionals Data Project 2018-2019 Season   
    Data for Fredericton, NB Regional. A bit against the grain as Rebels generally outperformed the Empire and we had no 2-ship Imperial Hotness. Fun games all around.

    @geek19 you'll be proud of the 3rd place Leia.

    Quickstats brought to you by State Farm:
    Avg Bid: 6.3 (4x 0 point, 3x >= 10 points, 1x >=20 points)
    Avg Squadrons: 4.4 squadrons, 65 points, (3x squadronless, 5x >=100 points)
    Avg Number of deployments: 6.06
    Avg Number of activations: 4.06 (2x 3 activations, highest: 6, 2x Strategic Adviser)
    Admirals
    Rebel (9 players): Raddus(4), Leia (1), Sato (1), Ackbar (1), Dodonna (1), Mothma (1)
    Imperial (6 players): Thrawn (2), Vader (1), Sloane (1), Jerjerrod (1), Motti (1)
    Ships
    Rebels: CR90A (12), GR-7 Medium Transport (9), MC75 Ordnance (4), MC30c Torpedo Corvette (3), Assault Frigate Mk.2 B (3), Hammerhead Torpedo (2), Hammerhead Scout (2), Nebulon-B Escort Frigate (1), MC75 Armored Cruiser (1), Pelta Command (1), MC80 Battle Cruiser (1)
    Imperial: ISD II (4), Gozanti Cruisers (4), Gladiator I (3), VSD II (2), ISD Kuat (2), Arquitens Light Cruiser (2), ISD Cymoon (1), Quasar I (1), Interdictor Suppression (1), Raider 1 (1)
     
    Winner! - Louis-André - 26 points - 694 MoV
    400 points
    Objectives - Advanced Gunnery, Contested Outpost, Solar Corona
    MC75 Ordnance Cruiser - Commander Sato, Strategic Adviser, OE, ECM, External Racks, WAB
    AFMkII B - Paragon, Bail, OE, Boosted Comms, ECM, Spinal Armament
    GR75 Medium Transport - Bright Hope, Hondo, BCC
    Squadrons (110 points) - Nym, Jan Ors, Green Squadron, 2x Scurrgs, 2 X-Wings
     
    2nd - Samuel - 21 points - 478 MoV
    400 points
    Objectives - Most Wanted, Fleet Ambush, Minefields
    CR90A - Admiral Ackbar, Jaina’s Light, , Toryn Farr, TRC
    CR90A - IO, TRC
    CR90A - IO, TRC
    CR90A - TRC
    CR90A - TRC
    CR90A - TRC
    Squadrons (33 points) - Shara, Tycho
     
    3rd - John - 21 points - 366 MoV
    399 points
    AFMkII B - Commander Leia, Paragon, Flight Controllers, Advanced Projectors, TRC, Boosted Comm
    AFMkII B - Gallant Haven, Flight Controllers, Advanced Projectors, TRC, Boosted Comms
    GR75 Medium Transport - Bomber Command Center, Boosted Comms
    Squadrons (128 points) - 4x X-Wings, 2x E-Wings, Biggs, Norra Wexley, Y-Wing
     
    4th - Ghislain - 21 points - 282 MoV
    392 points
    Nebulon-B Escort Frigate - Admiral Raddus, Yavaris
    MC75 Armored Cruiser - Profundity, ECM, HIE, DTT, External Racks
    Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette - External Racks
    GR75 Medium Transport - Toryn Farr
    GR75 Medium Transport
    Squadrons (87 points) - 2x YT-1300, 2x Z-95, Jan Ors, VX-100, X-Wing
     
    5th - Clayton - 20 points - 515 MoV
    393 points
    Objectives - Precision Strike, Fleet Ambush, Superior Positions
    ISD II - Admiral Sloane, Avenger, RBD, Boosted Comms, Strategic Adviser, XI7
    Quasar I - Boosted Comms, Flight Commander, Flight Controllers
    Gozanti Cruisers - Comms Net
    Squadrons (133 points) - Maarek, Jendon, Howlrunner, 4x TIE Interceptor, 2x TIE Defender
     
    6th - Simon - 19 points - 144 MoV
    377 points
    Objectives - Most Wanted, Planetary Ion Cannon, Solar Corona
    CR90A - Mon Mothma, Jaina’s Light, TRC
    CR90A - TRC
    MC30c Torpedo Frigate - Admonition, Lando, OE, ACM, H9
    MC30c Torpedo Frigate - Foresight, OE, ACM, H9
    GR75 Medium Transport - Slicer Tools, Quantum Storm
    Squadrons (33 points) - Shara, Tycho
     
    7th - Alex - 18 points - 281 MoV
    398 points
    VSD-II - Moff Jerjerrod, Tua, GT, DCaps, ECM, QBT
    Interdictor Suppression Refit - Interdictor, Brunson, DCaps, HIE, G7-X Grav Well Projector, Grav Shift Reroute
    Gladiator I - Demolisher, OE, ACM
    Gozanti Cruisers - Comms Net
    Squadrons (50 points) - Cienna, 3x TIE Interceptor
     
    8th - Brian - 16 points - 296 MoV
    399 points
    Objectives - Most Wanted, Planetary Ion Cannon, Dangerous Territory (not 100% sure about those)
    ISD II - Motti, RBD
    ISD II - RBD
    ISD II - RBD
     
    9th - Stephen - 15 points - 205 MoV
    400 points
    Objectives - Precision Strike, Fighter Ambush, Superior Positions
    MC75 Ordnance Cruiser - General Dodonna, DCO, Flight Controllers, Hardened Bulkheads, Advanced Projectors, External Racks, Leading Shots, QBT
    Pelta Command Ship - Ray Antilles, Medical Team, AFFM!, DCaps
    GR75 Medium Transport - Bright Hope, Toryn Farr, BCC
    Squadrons (131 points) - Ten Nunb, Dagger Squadron, Norra Wexley, 4x X-Wings, 2x B-Wings
     
    10th - David - 15 points - 147 MoV
    400 points
    Objectives - Opening Salvo, Hyperspace Assault, Intel Sweep
    CR90A - Admiral Raddus, TRC
    CR90A - TRC
    MC80 Battle Cruiser - Mon Karren, Gunnery Teams, DTT, Leading Shots
    MC30c Torpedo Frigate - Admonition, Lando, OE, External Racks
    GR75 Medium Transport - Bright Hope, Comms Net
    Squadrons (43 points) - Shara, A-Wing, YT-1300
     
    11th - William - 14 points - 140 MoV
    399 points
    Objectives - Most Wanted, Hyperspace Assault, Superior Positions
    VSD II - Grand Admiral Thrawn, Warlord, Gunnery Teams, Spinal Armaments
    ISD Kuat - OE, Hardened Bulkheads, RBD, External Racks
    Raider I - Agent Kallus, External Racks
    Gozanti Cruiser - Comms Net
    Squadrons (54 points) - 2x TIE Defender, 2x TIE Interceptor
     
    12th - Ryan - 14 points - 140 MoV
    382 points
    Objectives - Blockade Run, Hyperspace Assault, Solar Corona
    CR90A - Admiral Raddus, TRC
    MC75 Ordnance Cruiser - Profundity, OE, External Racks, APT
    MC30c Torpedo Frigate - Admonition, OE, External Racks
    Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette - OE, External Racks
    Hammerhead Scout Corvette - Slaved Turrets
    GR75 Medium Transport
     
    13th - Justin - 14 points - 41 MoV
    387 points
    ISD Cymoon - Darth Vader, Relentless, Strategic Adviser, GT, XI7
    Gladiator I - Demolisher, Brunson, APT
    Arquitens Light Cruiser - Slaved Turrets
    Arquitens Light Cruiser - Slaved Turrets
    Gozanti Cruisers
     
    14th - Sebastien - 13 points - 224 MoV
    393 points
    Objectives - Advanced Gunnery, Fighter Ambush, Solar Corona
    ISD Kuat - Grand Admiral Thrawn, Avenger, DCO, BT, EWS, External Racks, Leading Shots
    Gladiator I - Demolisher, Brunson, OE, ET, APT
    Gozanti Cruisers - Comms Net
    Squadrons (109 points) - Mauler, Maarek, Jendon, Dengar, IG-88, TIE Advanced
     
    15th - Phil - 13 points - 14 MoV
    386 points
    Objectives - Most Wanted, Planetary Ion Cannon, Solar Corona
    CR90A - Admiral Raddus, Jaina’s Light, TRC
    MC75 Ordnance Cruiser - Aspiration, OE, ECM, Ordnance Pods, APT
    Hammerhead Scout Corvette - Slaved Turrets
    Hammerhead Scout Corvette
    GR75 Medium Transport - Bright Hope, Jamming Fields, EHB
    Squadrons (64 points) - Jan, Biggs, 2x X-Wing
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