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  1. I watched this last night as I just bought this pack (it's the only one that my preferred FLGS doesn't have in stock at the moment so I paid RRP for it at my less-preferred one) I hadn't even considered the way that the nurglings would interact so thanks for addressing that in such detail The more I look at this game, the deeper it seems to be. So much to learn.
  2. Hey Hive Tyrant Just wanted to say am literally just getting into this game in the last week or so and your tutorial video was invaluable to me! Vastly enjoying watching your other vids too. Keep up the good work!
  3. So as the title says, I have so far played a total of three 'proper' games (the first game we played we got a LOT of rules wrong) and I am looking for answers to a couple of questions, plus some basic advice. The questions: 1. When a Warlord is at a planet and the opponent has nothing there, does the warlord 'win' the battle there and claim the battle effect? I'm not 100% clear on this from the rules. 2. When a warlord is at a planet at the end of the battle phase, does he/she automatically go back to HQ or remain there? If he/she remains, then does that player skip the dial the next round or not? 3. If a player is called upon to 'sacrifice' a unit by a card, do they get the 'removal' bonus (my opponent had Straken's Veterans or whatever they are called and I played a card that required him to sacrifice a unit - we couldn't decide 100% whether this meant that the usual 'place a guardsman token when this card is removed' kicked in - we played yes, but I would appreciate clarification. 4. Can a token placed as result of removal of a unit as above immediately participate in the battle? I probably will have loads more but that'll do for starters. My friend bought the core for us to try out and we are both impressed so he is buying more stuff and I have the core and the Great Devourer on order and am looking at getting all the other card packs. But aside from a demo game of Netrunner (which I was bewildered by) I have never played a LCG before and I am struggling to get my head around tactics. My opponent and I, playing with the core set only, played three games last night. First he had DE and I took Guard and got stomped. Second I tried Orks and he had DE again and I got stomped. Third game I tried DE and he took Guard and I won, but I honestly don't know how as I seemed to be doing quite badly but then put a lot of hurt on his warlord and managed to kill him. Are the DE really THAT powerful? I know from looking at vids of championships and such there is a lot of talk that the DE and Space Marines are the two most popular factions seen at the top level at tourneys (yet to try SM) or is it just that we are currently only playing the core set so fewer cards (35 for each faction deck) and less variety of cards is hurting the balance? It may just be that I am useless at the game (my opponent has at least played Netrunner, so in theory might be better suited to card games, though I understand that mechanically that works quite differently). Can anyone point me to some basic articles or whatever that can give a total n00b like me some help in understanding how to approach the game from a tactical point of view please? Thanking you all in advance.
  4. *yawns widely* this still going on? I wish I'd never spoken up. Teach me to have an opinion on the internet...
  5. It isn't. If my opponent forgot to cloak his Phantom or take his action in Turn 1 then tough. If he reveals his first dial and it flies half his points off the board because he has clearly put the wrong direction of manouver down, I'd be inlclined to let it slide.
  6. Post hoc ergo propter hoc. There could have been a *ton* of other reasons people started avoiding this guy -- several of them are mentioned as happening in the tournament -- other than not letting someone off the hook for picking the wrong maneuver. And it could have been the way he handled it rather than the fact it happened at all. Yes, there could have been. Except that the T/O had spoken to several people who ha all told him that the incident had become well-known and had left a bad taste, which was why they were all avoiding him. And sure, it was 100% as much about *how* he went about it as it was about what he had done. First turn of a first round game? Like it would have made ALL the difference to his day? So for the record Player A made a critical mistake. Player A then asked to break the rules to change it.(it was not offered he specifically asked to break the rules) Player B declined. Then Player A spread word about Player B and the rest of the comunity black listed Player B. Who in this scenario is showing poor sportsmanship. Does anyone else find it funny that the "poor sports" have never said one negative thing about the others but all the so called "good sports" players all hurl insults and negative comments. You hit the nail square on the head. I don't know the whole story, but it sounded like the guy was unpleasant for a few reasons, however if he was blacklisted because he made the guy stick to his plotted maneuver then the only real poor sports are the ones who blacklisted the dude. The guy was not pleasant to play. That said, he was perfectly polite, and he didn't (as far as I can remember now) cheat when I played him, though he did noticeably start to slow play in the semi final game the moment it became clear that he was losing, and by slow play I mean SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW. The main issue was trying to concentrate with him shouting at his child and stopping to tell him off or take things off him every minute or so - I don't like to manouver or declare actions/attacks while my opponent isn't looking, and that made the game very 'bitty' with all the commotion. The story itself was just sort of adding to the impression I and others who were there that day had of him. I'll say again - first turn of first round game, OBVIOUS mistake in the dial (and we've all done it) he could have been nicer about it. Probably there were other reasons why people started avoiding him, but I don't think that helped. As to why it's only ever the 'good sports' who moan, you raise an interesting point. I would imagine part of it is normal moaning at one's own 'poor luck' or 'bad dice' etc - i.e. being unhappy that you have lost. However, the worst game I have ever had to play (which I did lose) was against someone who was just truly obnoxious on every level. He cheated at least twice in the game (first time I called him on it, second time I just wanted the game to be over so I ignored it), he argued with EVERY opponent on rules the entire tournament, and he was very in your face and patronising about stuff, such as loudly declaring to an opponent, for the whole shop to hear, that 'it's not my responsibility to remidn you of your Rebel Captive so if you forget about it, I won't tell you' (this opponent then went on to beat him and win the tourney, while he came fifth). The game very nearly went to time, and it was genuinely the most miserable I have ever felt playing X Wing (and I freely admit I get frustrated when I lose and can't see what I'm doing wrong, though I am always careful to reassure my opponent that my frustration is at myself and my dice and not them). My last game of the tourney was against a friend who is an expert at the game and who pummeled me in about fifteen minutes, with me not landing a single shot on anything. And it was fun, because I like the guy and he wasn't being obnoxious about it all. So it isn't just about sour grapes when losing, it's simply about the experience you have, and I guess that's entirely subjective. There is in fact no point in trying to 'define' sportsmanship - it's all dependent on the perosnal opinion and experience of the individual.
  7. No he did not, he did what he wanted to do. There is no right and wrong involved in this. There is no single correct answer. It is not poor sportsmanship to make someone to suffer the consequences of their mistakes. It is posts like this one, that uses loaded language and is by its very nature judgemental in tone that I have issues with. Diddums. I will just have to try and live with that burden I guess. I *absolutely* think that in fact it *is* poor sportsmanship to 'make someone suffer the consequences of their mistakes' when those mistakes pertain to a GAME, but then that's just me seeing X Wing as something enjoyable rather than a way of life. Why, if it's a tournament game? Not making mistakes (or making less than your opponent) is just another skill a player's arsenal. By allwing your opponent to fix his mistakes you are choosing not to employ this skill, in other words going easy on them. Since when has not going easy on your opponent in a compeyition become poor sportsmanship? As per my other reply, I overstated the case and lost sight of my point. Turn one, first manouver, edge of board, clear mistake as to direction of turn, I would say *in my opinion* it is more sporting to allow for the mistake than to insist that it's left as is. I would just feel easier in myself. After that, yes I would say that the player lives with whatever mistakes they make (and I make plenty myself) I think people are confusing me expressing an opinion on sportsmanship with me attempting to make a universal declaration of the definition of sportsmanship. Everyone will view stuff differently. The OP asked what people thought, I responded. Why this makes me the 'poster boy for militant casuals' is beyond me, but there you go.
  8. Congratulations. You've just become the posterboy for the type of militant casual that is the real poor sport that so many of us have issues with. Your insistence that there is only one correct way to play, intolerance for another point of view, and need to foist your opinion on others is the exact thing I've been talking about this whole thread. I hope everyone sees that is people like him that are the real issue and the true poor sport here. They are what Sithborg has dubbed the militant casual who use Fly Casual as way to WAAC. Thanks, do I get a trophy? Or a cookie? Everyone always tells me that the Dark Side has cookies, but nobody will give me one. Look, I overstated in my last post. Or rather, I didn't clarify enough. If my opponent, mid-game, messes up a manouver so he lands on a rock or accidentally places a red manouver on the dial when he's stressed then yes, he suffers the consequnces of his mistake and that's part of the game. If, on turn one, with his ship set up at the far right edge of the board, he flips to reveal a three turn right when he *clearly* meant 3 turn left, then I would say that it's fairer *in my opinion* to let him use the three turn left that it's clear he meant. If it happens more than once that he flips a dial and says 'oh I meant the other thing' then tough - once is a mistake, more than that is just taking liberties *in my opinion* It isn't about 'insisting there is only one correct way to play', it's about my own personal opinion as to what constitutes sportsmanship, and you disagree. That's cool. I'm not going to accuse you of 'foisting your opinion on me' even though in a way you are by accusing me of being this 'poster boy' for whatever. You have an opinion, I have an opinion, this is a forum in which opinions can be shared, and everyone's entitled to make of them all what they will. The OP asked whether he was right or wrong to do what he did. I offered my opinion in response. I didn't realise that we weren't allowed to post anything but the gospel truth on these boards or I wouldn't have bothered. But sure, encourage everyone to see me as 'the issue' and the 'poor sport'. That seems fair and reasonable. It is, after all, excatly what I did to you....oh. wait....
  9. Post hoc ergo propter hoc. There could have been a *ton* of other reasons people started avoiding this guy -- several of them are mentioned as happening in the tournament -- other than not letting someone off the hook for picking the wrong maneuver. And it could have been the way he handled it rather than the fact it happened at all. Yes, there could have been. Except that the T/O had spoken to several people who ha all told him that the incident had become well-known and had left a bad taste, which was why they were all avoiding him. And sure, it was 100% as much about *how* he went about it as it was about what he had done. First turn of a first round game? Like it would have made ALL the difference to his day?
  10. No he did not, he did what he wanted to do. There is no right and wrong involved in this. There is no single correct answer. It is not poor sportsmanship to make someone to suffer the consequences of their mistakes. It is posts like this one, that uses loaded language and is by its very nature judgemental in tone that I have issues with. Diddums. I will just have to try and live with that burden I guess. I *absolutely* think that in fact it *is* poor sportsmanship to 'make someone suffer the consequences of their mistakes' when those mistakes pertain to a GAME, but then that's just me seeing X Wing as something enjoyable rather than a way of life.
  11. This reminds me of a story I heard about an unpleasant player I faced at Regionals. After the final match had been played (I never made the cut but then I never expected to either) I was speaking to the T/O about the guy, who had made it to the top 8 but then got owned by the eventual winner of the tourney after deploying slow play tactics. My first complaint about the guy was that he had his kid with him. Not that I have anything against kids, but the poor kid was very young and clearly bored, and it was very difficult to concentrate playing against him because every five seconds he wouyld have to stop and shout at the kid for touching a model he shouldn't have or throwing stuff about or just being noisy and demanding. I know other people didn't like it either. Additionally, the guy was just obnoxious to play against. Anyways, talking to the T/O afterwards it turned out the guy was not only local but a regular at the store. Apparently in a previous tourney, in the first round of the first game of the day, this guy's opponent revealed his Firespray dial to show a 2 turn in the wrong direction which would immediately take him off the board. This was clearly an error, and the opponent therefore asked the guy if he minded using what he'd obviously meant to do (the same turn in the other direction) and the guy said 'no, you have to fly him off the board.' Turns out that word got around pretty quickly, and suddenly every time for the next few weeks that this guy turned up for a game, everyone was suddenly 'busy' or 'had to go'. Eventually, the T/O took pity and took the guy to one side, explaining why people were avoiding him and advising him to be a bit more sportsmanlike in future. The T/O also told me that he would be having a with the guy again about his kid. For context, there was another kid there that day with his Dad, and they were playing as a father/son team. The guy had called the T/O well in advance and asked if this was cool, and the T/OI had said that the guy would have to ask each opponent on the day, as they may feel an unfair advantage. Nobody did, and that kid was well-behaved, quiet as a mouse and had lots of fun. So it wasn't a case of people hating on my guy just because we were being anti-kids. The T/O said he had no idea that the guy would have his kid with him before he turned up, and he'd had several complaints and grumblings from various people throughout the day about the kid's behaviour. Long story short, OP did absolutely the right thing, and the same as I myself would do in those circumstances.
  12. I love the change - makes total sense to me. I actually would have taken it further. I was at a tourney last month and felta wful as the game timed out and I won on points, having Guri left on the board with one hull point whereas my opponent had an untouched Rookie X Wing. Not the way I would have wanted to win.
  13. Ok, so let me get this straight. Game has been out for over three years. In that time, it has received a steady - while not overwhelming - series of updates, new ships and tweaks to address balance based on the feedback from an active community and a thriving tournament scene Now, with a new film being released, and the opportunity to release an entirely separate game which people would feel compelled to purchase, milking money from the same mechanics and two different games, company instead elects to make a series of minor tweaks and improvements and release these in a new core set, which completely incorporates the existing three years worth of releases, whilst at the same time tweaking and improving core mechanics such that many of those existing ships do not find themselves disadvantaged by pre-existing issues. Community still feels massively aggrieved by perceived 'grasping' nature of company, and takes to the forums to grandstand about how unfair life is. That about right?
  14. I ran Serissu and two Tansari Point Veterans with VI, HLC and Engine Upgrade and N'Dru with Lone Wolf and Proton Rockets the other day, and I won. Sure, my opponent's squad was odd (Serissu and Laertin plus Palob, all toled up) but still, it worked (I lost Serissu but everyone else was still on the board at the end). I feel it really benefits from Engine Upgrade. Fun little ship.
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