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    Squark reacted to Drasnighta in Is armada dead   
    My immediate response:
     

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    Squark got a reaction from RampancyTW in XWing 2.0 - not as good anymore?   
    While a general increase in randomness can help the underdog to a point, it's often unsatisfying. I'm not saying dice don't have their place in the game, but for every "Great Shot, kid, that was one in a million!" point where randomness creates an exciting and memorable turning point, there's several games where the dice are too hot or too cold and nobody gets to have fun. It doesn't help that variance reduction is not evenly available, either.
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    Squark got a reaction from direweasel in XWing 2.0 - not as good anymore?   
    While I don't miss combo-wing, increased variance can be frustrating. It would be far better to decrease variance across the board, though, than to add in upgrades that only ships with a particular slot can use- 1.0 Predator put generics in a really awkward spot since on top of all the innate disadvantages of being a low PS pilot, you also had much less consistent dice.
     
    2.0 would have required a major revision to the dice system to accommodate that, though.
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    Squark got a reaction from Gilarius in XWing 2.0 - not as good anymore?   
    While a general increase in randomness can help the underdog to a point, it's often unsatisfying. I'm not saying dice don't have their place in the game, but for every "Great Shot, kid, that was one in a million!" point where randomness creates an exciting and memorable turning point, there's several games where the dice are too hot or too cold and nobody gets to have fun. It doesn't help that variance reduction is not evenly available, either.
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    Squark reacted to Darth Meanie in The Halcyon   
    I just need to know if the bridge section tilts to vacuum in those hard to reach places.

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    Squark reacted to ryanabt in PSA: Less & Fewer   
    Due to Jay (of the Fifth Trooper) refusing to see reason and his rejection of all that is good in life (see the most recent Notorious Scoundrels podcast and his continued mispronunciation of melee), I decided to finally take a stand. 
    All of the podcasts I enjoy (In no particular order: SWStabcast, Fifth Trooper, The Notorious Scoundrels, Critical X, THE Legion Academy, and the Legion Outriders) all analyze unit/weapon/model effectiveness to some degree. Ok, maybe not the Outriders. In any case, since they all do such analysis, I think it is helpful to make note of an important grammatical point that they All get wrong. When to use less & fewer. 
    Less is used when discussing something immeasurable (ie less damage). 
    Fewer is used when discussing something measurable (ie fewer points of damage or fewer damage icons). 
    This becomes particularly important when discussing things like “hits,” “crits,” “blocks,” etc. In all these cases we should use the word fewer, not less. 
    Please be aware of this so that I will be less frustrated while listening and have fewer times that make me sad. 
     
    * please take this as intended...an attempt at humor and good grammar*
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    Squark got a reaction from That Blasted Samophlange in Walking Tanks - Dewback article   
    Can't unsee. Probably going to snigger every time I see the packaging.
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    Squark got a reaction from Ghost Dancer in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    Sure, but the bigger question is, "What would those things do for Legion?" C-3P0 is a major character from the films and his presence emphasizes the desperate ingenuity of the rebellion. A supply droid model for the Empire is just scenery.
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    Squark got a reaction from lunitic501 in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    Sure, but the bigger question is, "What would those things do for Legion?" C-3P0 is a major character from the films and his presence emphasizes the desperate ingenuity of the rebellion. A supply droid model for the Empire is just scenery.
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    Squark got a reaction from Alpha17 in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    AP-5 was an unarmed clerk on a shipping vessel. Not exactly the sort of person you bring to a pitched battle.
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    Squark got a reaction from lunitic501 in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    AP-5 was an unarmed clerk on a shipping vessel. Not exactly the sort of person you bring to a pitched battle.
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    Squark got a reaction from lunitic501 in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    Protocol droids really don't make sense for the empire. They're diplomatic assistants, not soldiers. The rebellion uses C-3P0 because they're desperate enough to overlook his... everything, but for a proper military, a clumsy robot with a prissy attitude and a shiny metal carapace is a liability on the battlefield. Astromechs make a bit more sense, but we already have a repair droid upgrade. I suppose you could add an alternative BT-1 head for the astromech and add the killbots, but 3P0 and 0-0-0 would probably require different poses, and that still leaves the CIS without a unit in the box.
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    Squark got a reaction from Albertese in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    If you want to homebrew it, go for it, but between C-3P0's card from the RRG and the new keywords that are clearly for R2-D2, the unit in the expansion is pretty specialized. The empire doesn't use droids the way the Rbellion uses Artoo and Threepio
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    Squark got a reaction from lunitic501 in Drop pod expansion request. add profile cards for imperial R2 and protocol droids   
    If you want to homebrew it, go for it, but between C-3P0's card from the RRG and the new keywords that are clearly for R2-D2, the unit in the expansion is pretty specialized. The empire doesn't use droids the way the Rbellion uses Artoo and Threepio
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    Squark got a reaction from Mountain Dewback in What do I need for 2.0?   
    1) You'll need the core set, or at a bare minimum, the new damage deck. But since the core set includes excellent pilots for the X-wing and Tie Fighter like Luke Skywalker and Iden Versio, you probably want it.
    2) With the exception of your firespray, all your ships will be covered by a rebel conversion kit and an imperial conversion kit.
    3) The Slave I is only used by the Scum faction. It's probably not worth picking up a kit to convert one ship.
    Unfortunately, the conversion kits are a bit awkward for people with small collections from multiple factions. $100 to convert 13 ships is technically better than buying them again individually, but it still stings. They would let you convert any additional 1.0 rebel and imperial ships you pick up, though.
     
    You might consider seeing if you can pick up the conversion stuff you need piecemail online.
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    Squark got a reaction from miridor in Bunker article!   
    I'm a bit confused as to why people are upset about the scenario cards. They're not tournament legal, so you don't need an official copy. And FFG just showed them all off, so if you want to play the scenarios with your own 3rd party bunker*, you can do that right now.
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    Squark got a reaction from JJ48 in Themed Card Packs   
    The Shield Gate would practically be a map unto itself.
    Actually, a couple of themed maps like the Shield Gate, Death Star Trench, or the Scarrif Ground Battle could be a lot of fun.
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    Squark got a reaction from nitrobenz in Improving x wing   
    In the spirit of more fun wishes...
    -More environment cards
    -A sequel to the epic expansion
    -Tie Brute
    -Hammerhead frigate
    -Competitive Objectives
    -Game mats of iconic locations like Scarrif's shield gate or the Death Star trench with included scenarios, perhaps even plastic obstacles like turbolaser turrets.
     
     
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    Squark got a reaction from nitrobenz in Improving x wing   
    As far as what can be done to improve the metagame in my opinion;
    1) I5 and to a lesser extent I6 pilots still need to climb a bit in price. Low initiative pilots might also need to drop a bit, but lowering the floor too much could have a ripple effect long term.
    2) Gas Clouds are dumb and need to be reigned in. If the only way to use them was via environment cards, that might go a ways towards making them more interactive.
    3) Second player is too advantageous. Giving first player more control over the battlefield via environment cards could go a long way toward balancing things out.
    In case it wasn't clear, I feel strongly that environment cards have the potential to significantly improve competitive play.
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    Squark got a reaction from Darth Meanie in Improving x wing   
    In the spirit of more fun wishes...
    -More environment cards
    -A sequel to the epic expansion
    -Tie Brute
    -Hammerhead frigate
    -Competitive Objectives
    -Game mats of iconic locations like Scarrif's shield gate or the Death Star trench with included scenarios, perhaps even plastic obstacles like turbolaser turrets.
     
     
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    Squark got a reaction from Tubb in Bunker article!   
    The interior isn't much of a selling point for me because Legion's movement tool doesn't handle indoor areas well. The lack of windows, while true to film, also makes the bunker a rather uninteractive piece of scenery. Including a back door helps a little, though- Does anyone have a good picture of the interior?
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    Squark got a reaction from lunitic501 in Bunker article!   
    There's a huge difference between a unit being expensive and packaging competitive options in an at best tangentially rekated product
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    Squark reacted to ficklegreendice in Dedicated Should Be 0 Points   
    Reduction of cost should be on overcosted i3s; not dedicated 
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    Squark got a reaction from Darth Meanie in Themed Card Packs   
    The Shield Gate would practically be a map unto itself.
    Actually, a couple of themed maps like the Shield Gate, Death Star Trench, or the Scarrif Ground Battle could be a lot of fun.
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    Squark got a reaction from poke450 in Model Swapping mid-game   
    True line of sight really requires some guidelines, or stuff like this happens.

    40k takes the position that you need to see an actual body part to shoot something these days- Presumably because GW wanted more people to actually use the backpack banners.
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