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  1. I'm curious what Elite upgrade combos were deemed so overpowered that the designers didn't give a slot to the Ghost. Let the speculation ensue.
  2. Wrongo. Zeb has flown the phantom, and semi technically the ghost through uncharted space with black holes and crap. He is PS infinity
  3. So I have some questions about the jailer. When you investigate a Mafia player and they go to jail the facilitator announces who is in jail at dawn so everyone obviously knows that the person is a bad guy. They cannot vote and it's probably a guarantee that the person will be killed in voting. Seems like the best ability in the game, maybe too OP? Also what's the interaction with the snitch. Would the jailer put that player in jail, thereby making the snitch an effective counter to the jailer and throwing a nice wrench into the mix? I might just house rule that because it makes for an interesting interaction .
  4. Actually I was not aware of that. In my ignorance I assumed since we can't possibly design a program that has digitally scaled and mapped out the entirety of the milky way with it's billions of stars. So I checked it out, Elite is only scaled a small portion of the galaxy but that portion does appear to be true to scale as we know it so I guess you're partially right. Still doesn't change the fact that even if there were some kind of indicating gadget, by the time you saw it, processed it and told your hand to move the controls it would conceivably be too late. Unless of course the indicator was programmed to show indication in advance of your neurological and physical reaction times provided you were watching the indicator focused like a hawk. However, Han was mid conversation explaining that they need to drop out of hyperspace between the planetary shield and the surface of the planet when he all of a sudden went, "Which should be about now!" then proceeded to manually disengage the hyperdrive. That, I find to be unbelievable by a far far stretch. A window of time which has got to be millionths of a second at the most. You'd have god-like reflexes or the most extraordinary luck if you can pull that off purposefully. I mean try to get you're stop watch timer to stop accurately to the millionth or even a thousandth of a second.
  5. Well there is that. That said, they'll release an extended version. Yes, this annoyed me too. As I said in my previous post, this was JJ playing with the 'conventions' of Star Wars, and it annoyed me no end. This. It's this kind of lack of attention to detail which made me feel like it was a re-boot of the universe/setting. Unfortunately most people's reactions are "the film's great, who cares about details like that". At first I too noticed this, then I remembered something, They were flying the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo was piloting. Remember this is the ship that did the Kessel Run in 14, no 12 parsecs. Parsecs are a measurement of distance right? Why was the falcon able to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs? It was because she was so fast she could get closer to mass shadows like black holes and whatnot. So really, its not an entire debauchery of established false realism. The only part that didn't make sense is when Han seemingly manually pulled out of hyperspace by pulling a lever at the right time. I can't believe he's that god like to get the timing down to what is possibly a trillionth of a second away from going KASPLAT! That crap needs to be autopilot. That to me is the big part where JJ F'd up the suspended disbelief. I dunno'. I did something pretty similar in Elite: Dangerous the other day. I can't tell if you're joking or not because elite dangerous is hardly a representation of travelling in a galaxy to scale and at speed multiple times that of light. According to my math if the planet had an atmosphere of 20 km Han had a window of approximately 60 millionths of a second to get that right IF he was travelling at the speed of light, but hyperspace is much much faster than that. We're theoretically talking billionths or trillions of seconds of a window there for Han to pull that lever. Instead we get, "Oh should be about now!" That's the part that was beyond for me. I can reconcile the Falcon flying close but the lever bit I was like uh I know this is Star Wars but that was more than a little bit of an oversight for the sake of dramatic effect. In my mind I just forgive them for it and pretend it was programmed in the hyderdrive calculations.
  6. Yes, this annoyed me too. As I said in my previous post, this was JJ playing with the 'conventions' of Star Wars, and it annoyed me no end. This. It's this kind of lack of attention to detail which made me feel like it was a re-boot of the universe/setting. Unfortunately most people's reactions are "the film's great, who cares about details like that". At first I too noticed this, then I remembered something, They were flying the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo was piloting. Remember this is the ship that did the Kessel Run in 14, no 12 parsecs. Parsecs are a measurement of distance right? Why was the falcon able to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs? It was because she was so fast she could get closer to mass shadows like black holes and whatnot. So really, its not an entire debauchery of established false realism. The only part that didn't make sense is when Han seemingly manually pulled out of hyperspace by pulling a lever at the right time. I can't believe he's that god like to get the timing down to what is possibly a trillionth of a second away from going KASPLAT! That crap needs to be autopilot. That to me is the big part where JJ F'd up the suspended disbelief.
  7. First things first, I enjoyed the movie, it was good. Was it great? Was it grand, I think no. It wasn't "my" Star Wars and you know what, that's OK by me. I just found Kylo Ren and the First Order to be underwhelming, and that Starkiller Base was just overcompensation for their all around lack of bad-assery. If this movie was supposed to be a parallel to Ep.4-6 I find the First Order under delivered. The First Order is like the backstreet boys gone Neo Nazi. Apparently ol' Ben Solo put the gears to Luke's new Jedi program but can't beat a storm trooper with a light saber. I get why Rey kicks his butt, but apart from the Star Killer, First Order is like a bunch of preteens who got to play with daddy's guns too soon. How could they ever become a threat to the galaxy? The empire with all it's retarded storm trooper legions were a more menacing threat than the FO. I just didn't find them to be that frightening or menacing, just psychopathic adolescents. I keep expecting peter pan to show up and take them lost boys form never-never-land so they can all grow up. Maybe it was on purpose, but Kylo Ren has along long way to go before he can match the prowess of any sith lord. However, I feel my gripe can and will be answered in the next movie. If Ep.VIII is to be the spiritual successor to Empire Strikes back I expect a fully trained Kylo Ren, to be much more fulfilling as a worthy bad guy. I expect the FO to put the squeeze on the Resistance. I expect another I'm your father reveal from Luke and Rey. I expect an intense reveal about the origins of Snoke. I expect that if they pull most of that off the first movie will appear genius in its portrayal of the Force Awaking as a sort of raw power, unrefined and uncivilized as we are used to seeing in all the other movies. Kylo Ren has potential because lets face it, Vader was tied to the light deep inside, you knew he was good, because he did good. Kylo is like that child sociopath who was too much for his parents to handle so they sent him off to boarding school and grew up to be a serial killer. Lets face it, he killed his own father. Luke wouldn't do that, Vader wouldn't kill his own son either. Kylo broke the boundaries of family, he may never be as powerful as Vader, but he could be potentially more dangerous as he appears to have no morals whatsoever. I predict Luke goes down to Kylo Ren like Ben Kenobi did to Darth Vader in Ep.VIII.
  8. If you could have hit a Phantom with four tractor beams to reduce its agility to 0, you could instead have hit it with four actual attacks and already destroyed it. This man is a thinker!I want you on my team forever.
  9. Or X-Wing and Y-Wing/ Y-Wing and E-Wing, Rebels still only have 2 unique pilots for those
  10. I think it's attack 3 because You're paying 60 points for a combo ship. Consider the following: You're probably paying 20+ points for an extra attack and the rear arc(something a gunner can do for 5). I don't know how docked ships are going to perform in reality but the disadvantage of being nonexistent for a time means the opponent can concentrate firepower on the ghost. Phantom cannot then be a flanker. Keeping the phantom docked means a rear shot of 5 dice are possible at range 1, 4 at 2 and 3. I see the only benefit of deploying the phantom is if there's a bogey sitting at range 3 or out of arc. You could drop the phantom to roll 4 dice on range 1 shot negating the extra defense dice if you shot from the Ghost. Ghost may still get a turret shot as well. Change the attack shuttle to 2 red dice and its a lot of points for some pretty lack luster combo. Who would deploy it when even at range 3 the ghost outputs more offense?
  11. AT & Wired Tycho does even better.
  12. Why on earth would ATATs be walking oh the surface of the death star? What function does that possibly serve? Last I checked we had a ground assault game. It's called imperial assault...while it might not include atats now I wouldn't be surprised if they landed eventuallt Scale is all wrong... IA is a skirmish game (and trying to add AT-ATs is like adding Titans to 40k, which they did, which was a terrible idea). Now a 6-10mm-ish game, please and thank you. That or Battlelore/Memoir 44/Commands and Colours with Star Wars flavoring. I would totally favor a 40K scale wargame for star wars over 40K any day.
  13. I think the opponent should have the right to choose. If someone rolls terribly with an extra dice, then re-rolls and score more hits/evades then their blunder was their boon. If my opponent rolls terribly and rolled extra dice then I say it's my call to let it slide or not. If they roll well with extra dice I should have the right to make them re-roll. You don't have to be consistent, you have to be fair. It's fair that if you make the mistake the opponent should dictate the course of action, not dissimilar to the event when a red maneuver is chosen while stressed.
  14. Tips here are golden, well used ordinance and hit and fade do very well. If you truly believe a-wings are not competitive you've never played a good a-wing pilot. Don't get me wrong it's high tension matches you have your work cut out for you and mistakes will be punished, harshly. But when flown well they can be very hard to kill and ordinance will probably have your key ships dead. I have a friend who flew a lot of Brobots prior to the regionals to practice up. I could beat most other in our group often enough with a variety of squads but I just could not beat his Brobots. Even with a Fat Han build I had a difficult time winning. Then one day I tried 3 A-wings for fun. I won quite handily. Thought it was just luck, so we played again, and again, and I won each time no matter what he tried. I used it against the rest of the group too. The list did well against RAC and Fel along with other power builds. During the store championship season before autothrusters and phantom nerf I took 3 A-wings and an e-wing. I beat a soontir fel whisper list from a guy who was runner up at this years regionals. If you underestimate A-wings, I promise I will beat you. A-Wings feed off of meta-heads. Mwahahahahaha!
  15. Try outmaneuver is solid gold on an A-Wing list. It removes the benefits of many meta heavy builds which rely on defensive upgrades to maximize their green dice like Soontir fel, brobots or c-3po. Give it a try. I've had much success with it. The key with A-wings is to fan out. They're resilient enough to resist a shot or two. Don't let the opponent concentrate fire. Dodge arcs, play cat and mouse. Use ordnance wisely. Outmaneuver also counters the red dice deficit they suffer from.