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    FO and Resistance Dial Upgrade kits?

    Are these out in the wild anywhere? I can't find any locally, but I thought these were announced as part of wave 2. Have they arrived anywhere? Do we know if they've been delayed? Were they not actually part of wave 2 and I'm misremembering?
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    A Very Average Players Kneejerk FO Reactions.

    What exactly do you mean by turtle up? Take a focus? That's hardly turtling up. You have one example of having possibly bad dice (not sure if your shots were modded or not), and you think Kylo is unkillable? Try again, he dies when taking shots.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Only if the Whisper player is foolish enough to engage with Whisper. They can just send in the other 2/3 of the squad to one-round Wedge, then Whisper cleans up.
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    Phones Taken from players during Stream games.

    Wow some people take this game far too seriously! I'm a competitive player, go to all the local tournaments, and have travelled to a few premier events including worlds for the last two years, and I've never seen or heard of someone trying to cheat in this manner. Has anyone actually experienced an opponent using one of these 3rd party apps or having someone feed them info during a competitive game? This seems like someone trying to solve problems that don't exist.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Ah, thanks for the clarification!
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    The rate is actually slightly worse. Total TIE Advanced appearances cell isn't added up properly. It should be 55.
  7. Don't engage on your opponents terms. So many people just accept that they will fly forwards and deal with whatever the opponent gives them. If you really need to kill a Sloane carrier (or whatever other priority target you're facing), feint going into their kill box, but turn out and go the long way around. You might get a good engagement on that target in a couple of turns.
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    Online Custom Quick Build Card Maker

    I planned on it, but couldn't find a card size to match ?
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    ? I get that Wedge is a nice tool against things like Boba and Whisper, but I just can't get on board with this assessment.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    OMG, can we just stop this **** swinging contest please?
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Did you mean actual focused practice, or just playing a game? Because those are very different things. I'd argue that most people don't actually learn much from playing a single game. If we're talking about a real tournament practice game, where you and your opponent actively discuss tactics/strategy, and try to help each other: It's easily less than 1 per month (averaged out).
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Maybe 5 a month. Normal games against any opponents (even good ones) rarely does me as much good as practicing against myself at home. I can stop, restart, rewind a couple of turns. I always plan "my" maneuvers first, then let the squad I'm practicing against operate as if they predicted my maneuvers. Leads into discovering winning game states, major mistakes to avoid, etc.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Ahh, didn't see it. 1 point victories? My experience has been very different.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I think we learned that Redline and Whisper are likely early targets for point bumps. Also, for those that were present, was Admiral Sloane present at all? I never saw it streamed or mentioned. I believe it's one of the strongest upgrade cards in the game, but either people didn't play it, or it didn't actually do well. I'd like to know which one of those it is.
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    Coruscant invitational is live!

    Lukasz was Rhymer, 3 more bombers and Jendon. Jendon was popular, as a lot of the bomber players went with proton torps rather then barrage rockets.
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    Has anyone made Admiral Sloane work?

    I used Whisper Sloane+4 last weekend. Won a 17 person tournament, and never lost a hull on Whisper. As @RStan mentioned earlier, the 4 ships act as a screen to prevent the opponent from getting up close and personal with Whisper. You still need to use her gun to contribute offensively, but you should only ever be in range of 1 or 2 opponent ships. (Sloanes range is 0-3 of friendly ships!) The opponent looks at the board, and has to decide between taking a single shot at Whisper with focus, double evade, or focusing on one of the +4's with a single focus token. All of my opponents incorrectly decided not to bother trying to kill Whisper. The key is to just go kill the Sloane carrier! Whisper does indeed make that a difficult task, but many opponents incorrectly view it as impossible. This leads to easy wins ?
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    Has anyone made Admiral Sloane work?

    I used Ruthless on Whisper to fit the 4x34 ships. I went with 2 barrage bombers, and 2 strikers. The bombers provide the extra hull to use Ruthless, while the strikers provide the maneuverability and 4 dice at R1. Ruthless did lots of work for me, helping to ensure killing ships.
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    Online Custom Quick Build Card Maker

    Man, I really want to get some of these printed on decent card stock. Would there be a better option than Staples? Considering cost/quality/expedience? Also, they seem to be a weird size that doesn't really fit normal printing options... Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Online Custom Quick Build Card Maker

    This is really cool! Thank you for sharing!
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    For everyone saying two ship lists are dead...

    I didn't really think that these super ships would be a thing in 2.0. But after a few games, it's clear that it's still a thing. Both versions of Han, Lando, Leebo, Boba can all be built with extreme action efficiency on their own, as well as being super tanky. I was hoping these levels of combos would only be possible with support ships, but rebels and scum seem to get away with independent super ships, allowing 2 ship builds to be viable. Has everyone come to their senses yet, and realized that rebels are just fine? Also, when do we admit that this game hasn't actually changed all that much?
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    For everyone saying two ship lists are dead...

    I remember my first beer too. Congratulations
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    For everyone saying two ship lists are dead...

    You still would have lost if he didn't boost. Don't act like his win was dumb luck, he played solid. And he put up with your sloppy play with class.
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    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    Giving them the force charges and upgrade slot is the future proofing. SR is over the top, and makes them pre Nerf Whisper. That's excessive. Anyways, I think we are all arguing needlessly since the devs have said on multiple occasions that there will be highly competitive events with both formats. Both with paths to worlds.
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    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    Supernatural Reflexes The most busted card in all of 2.0 is in the core set, and available in second edition format. It single-handedly leads to more Rock Paper Scissors matches than anything else in the game. There's bad design all over the place, not just in the conversion kits.
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    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    Have you thought about what you're saying? Fewer options is something that I rarely associate with more interesting. There will still be best options, but since there is a much smaller pool of things to choose from, far more people would be playing the exact same thing. TIE swarms, supernatural Vader, supernatural Luke. You're right, those options are far more interesting than what's available in extended format...
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