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  1. Makes you wonder why anyone tries.
  2. Yup, those primary schools are a real breeding ground of enemy soliders, both foriegn and domestic.I mean seriously, what is it with (some) Americans thinking that Red Dawn js a factual representation of their ability to fight a fully trained and equipped military. The need to own a gun is a complete nonsense. The UK has managed fine without them thanks. OP: I'm surprised people are like that. I know some people get very worked up over things like COD, and you even get people thinking Harry Potter and D&D promote witchcraft and devil worship - but these are tiny spaceship figures. Some people just look for a reason to get upset I guess. Americans are raised learning that their country was established by militiamen beating off one of the best armies in the world. The UK does fine because it's too boring and rainy there for criminals to get motivated. You also have beef eaters on every corner who saunter over to any commotion mumbling "Wot's all this then" while CCTV records everything. I love how he says that a people cannot fight off a trained military force when history shows that they typically do so quite effectively. Revolutionary War? Vietnam? Do they not teach you about these events in school in the UK? I'm not necessarily for people owning assault rifles and I do not own a gun myself, but I am an American (in Texas no less!) and do think the 2nd Amendment is one of the most important, and being careful to protect it is worthwhile. Unsurprisingly no they don't teach merican history in Britain, you see we have thousands of years of our own history to cover. Besides as subjects of the crown it was a civil war not a revolutionary war and the French won it for you so I wouldn't be too proud. As for Vietnam we had sod all to do with that so why would we cover it? The main point was that any people who have the access to weapons have the ability to perform an insurgency against an occupying professional army. There are many examples of this throughout history but if you want a more British styled one then you can look at Afghanistan in the 1800's.
  3. Yup, those primary schools are a real breeding ground of enemy soliders, both foriegn and domestic.I mean seriously, what is it with (some) Americans thinking that Red Dawn js a factual representation of their ability to fight a fully trained and equipped military. The need to own a gun is a complete nonsense. The UK has managed fine without them thanks. OP: I'm surprised people are like that. I know some people get very worked up over things like COD, and you even get people thinking Harry Potter and D&D promote witchcraft and devil worship - but these are tiny spaceship figures. Some people just look for a reason to get upset I guess. Americans are raised learning that their country was established by militiamen beating off one of the best armies in the world. The UK does fine because it's too boring and rainy there for criminals to get motivated. You also have beef eaters on every corner who saunter over to any commotion mumbling "Wot's all this then" while CCTV records everything.
  4. Sarcasm, that always works. Sarcasm causes two scenarios: 1. Self doubt (Is something I said worth mocking?) 2. Confusion (Why is a 14 year old talking to me?) I am fine with either.
  5. Gosh I love PSA's, so informative. You're doing a great service to the public with your announcement Gecko. There's nothing wrong with post maneuver positioning because any ship that can do it well you have to pay out to have. There's also nothing wrong with suggesting that a ship in need of a fix could benefit from it as well. Until FFG stops providing those options then this topic is about as useful or relevant as the bleating you disparage.
  6. Man, I remember that guy. Anyone have archived posts of his? I've been in need of a good laugh. In all seriousness though, it sucks to get a warning point, but if folks like YwingAce, ParaGoombaSlayer, McFoy and myself haven't gotten banned for the quasi-common sniping back and forth that happens, I think you are ok. It warms my heart when people think of me.
  7. Stalingrad from 1993 might suit you.
  8. My child would never go to a school with Rebel Scum.
  9. I might swap maarek out for colzet, his ability syncs well with wampa and it would free up some points to slap on a stealth device for OL and maybe some other gubbins. Like this maybe
  10. Ok. That's true. Four point for a cannon slot doesn't seem that bad, but the stock Scyk does seem a tad overpriced. This could be a trade of for the shield though. Four points puts it at the cost level of a high PS TIE which have great abilities. I've whiffled enough dice to know that it's not a good trade.
  11. McFoy

    Just curious

    This isn't quasi shady, this is straight up cheating (FAQ under "measuring range"). Proving it is another matter entirely...Perfectly legal.Lolwhut?You declare the intended target of a target lock. Then you measure range (rules reference guide). When you measure range for a target lock, you measure range to the intended target and ONLY the intended target (FAQ under "measuring range"). IF there is a ship directly between your ship and the intended target of the target lock, then yeah, you are gonna find out the range band. However, you certainly can't sweep the range ruler all the way around your ship. I would even argue that once it's clear that a ship is out of range, you should immediately pick up the range ruler, and not leave it down to gauge distance to other ships. And anyway, how hard is it to gauge 4/8/12 inches? L2 spatial awareness, noob. (Part of this post is tongue in cheek, but the core idea is that, no, doing this is not "perfectly legal") Edit: stupid autocorrect I don't know where you got the sweeping around bit but if you need to add new tangents to justify whatever. I'd only ever point it towards the declared ship and if another ship happens to be n the way well then that's just gravy. You may think its sleazy or cheating but RAW it is legal. You do realize we agree, right? I didn't "add anything to justify," I was responding to a two word reply you made. There was no explanation in either the original post or in your quite detailed rebuttal that described what the exact scenario was. But you're the one who brought up sweeping the ruler around. The original post doesn't mention it but does imply that they are doing a straight shot measurement. My response is how I would answer most questions of that nature, they suggested a thing, you said the thing was cheating, If you're determined to argue your point then I'll offer a more detailed rebuttal but I'm not gonna waste my breath from the get go when I know I'm right which is a moot point becasue we agree(?)
  12. McFoy

    Just curious

    This isn't quasi shady, this is straight up cheating (FAQ under "measuring range"). Proving it is another matter entirely...Perfectly legal.Lolwhut?You declare the intended target of a target lock. Then you measure range (rules reference guide). When you measure range for a target lock, you measure range to the intended target and ONLY the intended target (FAQ under "measuring range"). IF there is a ship directly between your ship and the intended target of the target lock, then yeah, you are gonna find out the range band. However, you certainly can't sweep the range ruler all the way around your ship. I would even argue that once it's clear that a ship is out of range, you should immediately pick up the range ruler, and not leave it down to gauge distance to other ships. And anyway, how hard is it to gauge 4/8/12 inches? L2 spatial awareness, noob. (Part of this post is tongue in cheek, but the core idea is that, no, doing this is not "perfectly legal") Edit: stupid autocorrect I don't know where you got the sweeping around bit but if you need to add new tangents to justify whatever. I'd only ever point it towards the declared ship and if another ship happens to be n the way well then that's just gravy. You may think its sleazy or cheating but RAW it is legal.
  13. McFoy

    Just curious

    This isn't quasi shady, this is straight up cheating (FAQ under "measuring range"). Proving it is another matter entirely... Perfectly legal.
  14. It might effect us who play at tournaments. The people at that regional who were in 9th, 10th perhaps even 11th place might of made the cut if those games were played, but they very well may not of. It is possible that mathematically, the ID's had zero effect on the final 8 cut. It's also fairly iffy that we'll see that sort of situation show up again. I get why people don't like it, because it takes all the power away from them. Their fate is no longer in their hands. But this by no means is the end of fair and competitive X-Wing. It is absolutely not the end of the game itself, and that type of hyperbole does nobody any good. I agree that its going to be rare. It's interesting that it has happened already, It's not the end, not even close, but it could hurt competitive play if people think it's serious enough.
  15. If you don't play competitively then you are right, it doesn't affect you. Those of us that do though are faced with the potential of being locked out of top 8 on the whims of other players. People think that competitive doesn't affect casual play and they are mostly correct but the bigger the competitive scene for a game the more likely that a company will increase support to the game in general.
  16. My question is - why does it matter? The rule affects all sanctioned tournaments - including store level. Because I'd like to know how many of the commenters actually have a dog in the fight or in it to spread a little hate and discontent. Hate and discontent are my modus operandi. My regional last year was hot garbage and they prizes for this year suck but I still intend on going. If I get into the same position as 9th place I'd be pretty **** pissed if the top 8 can't even be bothered to play the final round.
  17. Good post OP, Thanks goodness tenth place has a blog we can all be enlightened from.
  18. You just don't understand. The individuals don't matter, its about the bigger picture. If I'm nice to you and you're nice to me then John C Henry will be nice to Barack Obama because of our stellar example. Besides this is just like you trolls always bringing this misinformation into it after we've decided to jerk ourselves off again. That is a picture on imgur not even a link to an actual source but an easily editable picture from a site mostly devoted to memes. Hardly something that counters personal testimony of hardship and you still continue to ignore those who voiced their experiences in this thread or worse actively insult them and belittle what they have went through. Making masturbation jokes about victims of sexual harassment, you are truly disgusting. I was merely giving that link the benefit of the doubt, something you've been advocating. It doesn't hurt me to do that at the very least. Also the masturbation jokes were referencing you jagoffs during your second round of self congratulation.
  19. You just don't understand. The individuals don't matter, its about the bigger picture. If I'm nice to you and you're nice to me then John C Henry will be nice to Barack Obama because of our stellar example. Besides this is just like you trolls always bringing this misinformation into it after we've decided to jerk ourselves off again.
  20. What he is doing is essentially barging in to a conversation being held in a private sound proof room and telling everyone to shut up because he doesn't like what they are talking about. Also we can all see you name above your icon beside each post, you don't need to sign each one like its some kind of work of art. hahahahahahahahaha This thread, the gift that keeps on giving.
  21. Shush, don't mention our sleeper agents.
  22. Somebody already took the ball and ran. At least let us play with the leaves and sticks.
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