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Everything posted by Micanthropyre

  1. I don't even think Sun Fac or any Nantex is too powerful. If the Nantex plus Ensnare is even remotely competitive it's going to be annoying to play against. It slows down an already slow game. As an opponent I have to consider all of the enormous possible areas that I could end up tractored and then decide which ones are worth the risk. Then, during the turn, the Nantex player has to decide which of the options works best, then has to decide which of the available tractor targets works, and execute all the stuff there. Dial setting gets slower, activation gets slower. More decisions isn't necessarily good for the game. Players who want to set up an elaborate Rube Goldberg board state and see what happens are going to love the bejeezus out of the Nantex.
  2. new panic: X-Wing turning into the NFL. More time spent dealing with penalties than playing the game!
  3. oh weird we are talking about the force again questions for you folks: Can the Force be balanced by points? Does Supernatural Anakin make higher points a feature?
  4. T/F: Are you posting in the Krayt thread? like this isn't a complicated algorithm.
  5. Things I expect to see on listfortress having done well: Everyone gonna be playing some jank.
  6. I think Wave 4 will have a decent impact, but since we don't know the meta we don't know exactly how. Anakin N-1 with Sense on another ship is Excellent because uh, free pre move roll? That right there is a strong play against aces. Hyenas likely will have a role to play as well. I don't think the passive sensor ordinance generics are going to be that big. Plasmas are going to be great against Beef-like things, if those become a part of the meta. But I agree with you, I don't think that there is anything that will jump to the top of the meta because of Wave 4. Bring something good against a variety of things or predict the meta and play against that and then have fun. I'll be at GenCon, and I'd love to meet some of you fine folks and we can panic together!
  7. I mean, the confused react (which is the only "negative" react) farming is possibly the most Krayt thing I can imagine happening so I'm not shocked. The Krayts are pretty much a herd of feral cats with more than a passing interest in statistics, which is confusing in and of itself. Also GenCon is like the wild west for lists, because apparently this last weekend SOS was played on old points too?
  8. @RStan nope, wasn't there. I might be able to get the top 8 info from one of our guys though.
  9. Today I'm panicking that the Europeans don't have a top four match on stream for me to see, and so I'm gonna take the advice and set my panic level to paralysis that my list I was confident in just yesterday is all wrong for GenCon.
  10. I spent ten minutes typing and retyping jokes in poor taste and now I don't even know what to say.
  11. So what's doing well in that SoS? I've got GenCon next week and need to determine my level of panic that the list I just packed is wrong for the meta.
  12. So is it ace meta? I dunno man, been brewing a lot lately and I feel like this is as unknown a meta as I've ever seen.
  13. It's imperial. But I think it's fun. Echo, Duchess, and two generic Inquisitor V1s. I've checked out of politics for now, only casually keeping track of the primaries. I care but my energy that I can devote to it is small for now.
  14. I'm actually pretty happy with my GenCon list.
  15. Guys I'm bringing this back because like, floor rules, going to time, germs, et cetera. Sound off on whatever you are panicking about!
  16. Range control with the blues is key. Also don't be afraid to 5 straight, focus, boost them to get in for blocks even if you aren't getting a shot with it round 1. This means that when you place them on the mat during setup you are already planning on how you are going to maneuver them to set up a 5 straight lane, and ideally multiple options for 5 straight lanes. Turn 0 is really important for your low initiatives, and less important for high init because the latter is going to be reacting to what they do anyway.
  17. Top 8 match at Crossroads, had the game not gone to time I think I would have won vs Smittle who went on to win the whole event. One of the best games I've ever played in X-Wing, he played great and deserved that win. Going to time is just a parameter of the game.
  18. Played this for a while, felt good not great: IG-88A (68) Contraband Cybernetics (3) IG-2000 (1) Ship total: 72 Half Points: 36 Threshold: 4 IG-88D (64) Elusive (3) Contraband Cybernetics (3) IG-2000 (1) Ship total: 71 Half Points: 36 Threshold: 4 L3-37 (47) Jabba the Hutt (6) Rigged Cargo Chute (4) Ship total: 57 Half Points: 29 Threshold: 6 Total: 200 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0: https://raithos.github.io/?f=Scum and Villainy&d=v8ZsZ200Z81XWWWWW92WW151Y84X119WWWWW92WW151Y91XW39WWW96WW&sn=Unnamed Squadron&obs= It has the feeling of being competitive if you are willing to put the time in to learn all the fun stuff. I would also consider dropping the rigged for another Elusive, but it's hard to say. Jabba has pretty solid value, every game I've spent all of his charges. Contraband becomes a truly lite version of Advanced Sensors. IGD is possibly the best IG if you have cybernetics or sensors because they become impossible to block.
  19. FO feels like a faction with a high enough ceiling to be good but a low floor. Kylo aside they don't really have a lot that can bail itself out of problem spots. I'm personally still not impressed by it, but if you give me another weekend of events where it does well then I'll admit I was wrong about them.
  20. Where is this data? Oh my, who ever could have guessed Empire and Republic were good. Score one for Big Government. I am sorta shocked at the FO though. Watching an HST stream right now, finals are 4x Black Sun Assassins with crack shot vs Obi Ric 104th 104th
  21. I welcome our new tractor beam meta. Nothing says skill more than managing your flight path so that you can never get tractored into a cloud. Bid to take initative so you can hide two of your opponent's clouds. This solves literally all the "problems" in X-Wing.
  22. I play on my pool table, and I also play league pool. Flip side is I do my own re-felting and other pool table repairs, and my most recent re-felting I went with the extra tough but pretty slow bar cloth. If I ever put Simonis on it or buy some more competitive rails and put them on there, that's the end of X-wing on the pool table. Best bang for the buck is to find a ping pong topper, so now you get three games in one. Hardest part about playing X-Wing on a pool table is having your friends keep their drinks off the table. Second hardest is trying not to lose x wing components down the pockets (I have a Valley table with the ball return). Despite having it, I vastly prefer to play on the kitchen table with a set of tray tables to hold components.
  23. IMO the main strong suit of 5A is that once you figure out how to set up the movements of 5 ships with super open dials it's not that hard to play. Your mistakes will be severely punished if you make them, but because there are so many "safe" maneuver options its really hard for the opponent to force you into mistakes. Cova with Leia seems like an incredibly solid investment of 57 points. 8hp, usually has 3 attack 2 defense, and can infinite stop in a corner, and can back up which is kind of silly. Pretty much any non 5A resistance list I would look at starts there. Rey is my wildcard. Force point falcon seems pretty dope. I happen to be the worst falcon player in X-Wing though so it won't be me that plays it. Also add in that the only Resistance I own is 5 RZ2s right now and I'm trying to resist buying more into the faction, as that and CIS are the only ones I have not recently bought into after being an Empire only player in 1.0
  24. Scum's biggest chance is that the Ketsu + Old T + Ship archetype certainly didn't get worse, but I still have them ranked #6. I do think that there is a lot of new stuff that could happen in Scum though and I'm secretly pulling for them to come out top dogs.
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