I know have serveral games under my belt as well as watched many more with the Scum cards coming. We have seen Han and Whisper control this game for the better part of a year now with little to nothing to stop these two from climbing to the top of the tournament rankings.
Having played both the StarViper and Aggressor in diffrent builds I, was moderately impressed with both ships. They will find a home in the meta as time goes on and players will experiment with diffrent builds. The largest impact card coming down the pipe is Autothrusters.
Autothrusters will be the reason the Phantom dies away. Yes, that is not a mis type "Phantoms will be slowed down by Autothrusters. Sontir Fel has been on the sideline for some time as the big mean turrets have been leaving him to much of a liability to bring out. This lack of a high Pilot Skill, manuevable ship has cleared the path for Whisper to stick around and terroize the meta with Han. Autothrusters lifts the weight off of Sontir Fel allowing him back in the game. And here is the standard lay out you'll see
Sontir Fel (27)
Push The Limit(3)
Royal Guard Pilot (0)
Stealth Device (3)
For a total of 35 points you will have an efficient killer in the Tie Interceptor. Dodging and weaving the other high PS ships and enjoying the safety Autothrusters will give form the turrets. If Fact Gunner will be more important then ever for your turret, if you plan on getting hits onto Fel. With Sontir mopping up the Phantom and causing problems for turrets we should see the return of our old friend who's been keeping the bench warm "Tie Swarm". So as we are just beginning the Store Championship season I'm making my prediction for the regional meta. Break out those Assualt Missiles as you'll likely be staring down 6-7 Ties come time the Regionals are underway.
*corrected the point value of Stealth Device*