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  1. LagJanson

    Anecdotally, are your launch tournaments seeing many swarms?

    Six TIE swarm with crackshot won a 27(ish?) person tournament (5 rounds and cut to top 4) just this weekend past, our way. It needed to beat out a 3 striker, 2 reaper Sloane swarm to get to top table. Top four the average number of ships was greater than 4. Lists are from memory, so might be forgetting some stuff. Howlrunner, Del Meeko, Iden, Scourge, two Black Sqdn aces - all with crackshot Four Sigma Aces with Juke Whisper (vader crew/juke/coldet), Echo (coldet, juke), Redline (advSens, proton torp) 3 Strikers, 2 Reapers, Sloane and who really knows? TIE Fighter swarms aren't dead, but there are some tough customers out there gunning for them. There were several Fett lists out there in the field, not sure if it was dodged or 'cracked' to oblivion.
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    I Fly Rebels and I Suck At 2.0 X-Wing...

    I like this statement, BenBot. This to me shows you're willing to accept some blame for poor performance, an important first step in getting better. Rebels are definitely in an interesting spot in the list building areas. I've seen a few Rebel lists perform well, but nothing that can do so consistently. The matchups are hugely important, as is your execution on the map. Rebels don't seem to have obviously strong components (beyond Luke and Sabine, maybe Han) that can just go together and form a list, unlike the wonderful selection of Imperial pilots and the few really strong Scum pieces (4-LOM, Palob, Fenn Rau, Boba Fett and numerous Gunrunners.) If you're faction locked to Rebels, all you can do is focus on improving your choices on the map. Pick something interesting and fun (win or lose) and just throw yourself against the wall repeatedly, trying different tactics to see which style works best for you. By the by, a proton torpedo based alpha list isn't a terrible choice.
  3. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Fenn vs Magva might be a local meta thing too... Magva is going to be way more useful with higher ship counts. Fenn vs lower ship counts. We're having some very interesting swings in ship counts in these parts. Sure, we have the three ship lists... but 5+ ship lists keep popping up. I've played against them enough that I'm starting to make certain decisions when prepping for tournaments... (them, and quadjumpers... go ahead, flip me on debris you little $^%#!!!)
  4. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Ultimately, I feel this is the correct answer.
  5. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    It's got overlap... but different too? Thoughts on this: Magva is useful still with Jonus swarms, that are getting multiple re-rolls without spending the lock. Magva is also useful in that moment Fett crashes into the formation. One more useful point on Magva that Fenn Rau doesn't have - multiple shots... The combination of having both should reduce potential damage a touch more, but a worth while amount of damage for the cost? That I don't know. And yeah... Fett is good.
  6. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    My own list is evolving further down that rabbit hole. Biggs Magva Yarro (selfless) Fenn Rau plus 47 points of....? Probably a Blade (selfless)
  7. LagJanson

    Strange Gameplay in first game...

    Sadly, yes. Damage deck is improved upon, and the maneuver templates have a slight modification on them. There are alternatives, of course. Secondary markets for damage decks exist, and there are some alt-art damage decks (official and non-official) available as well. For home use, I suppose a white marker of some sort and a ruler would be sufficient for updating the templates. Bit of a pain, but... Conversions would allow you to convert 1.0 ships, correct. That is the sole purpose of these conversion kits. NOW: Consider skipping the conversion kit, depending on your objective. If you're just looking for a fun game to play, which it is, you can simply buy 2.0 released ships as they come out. The conversion kits are pricey as they are meant to convert a LOT of ships in a single swipe. It makes sense for some of us long-time players who have accumulated piles of ships, but for somebody just starting out... maybe not? Definitely no purpose in buying the Rebel and Imperial one unless you have the ships or plan to buy somebody's old collection. Resistance/FO kits when they release are a maybe since you have ships? If you're diving into the deep end, and going full competitive tournament mode... yeah, at the moment the conversion kits are a thing to consider.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I was Resistance the whole time. I was just waiting with my T-65s for this moment. Come at me now, Redline!
  9. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Maybe (TM)
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    How to counter the meta?

    Yeah, outside of list counters to alpha, you're limited to tactics. Use the rocks, make your opponent go through them and break up formation preventing massive alphas Range control, be just outside of range 3, and punch it to range 1 to prevent torp fires.
  11. LagJanson

    How to counter the meta?

    Proton torpedoes got you down? I've been flying Biggs Magva Yarro Saw (with Selfless) Blade Sqdn B-Wing (with Selfless) Spread those crits around. Prevent massive re-rolls on the wiffs. Punish them for hurting you. 1-straight to victory! Don't actually 1-straight to victory - medium bases are not fully compatible with small base speeds. LagJanson does not endorse this package as a tournament tier list and accepts no responsibility for failure to achieve reported results. Any resemblance to current meta lists is not intentional and purely coincidental.
  12. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Oh, I'm so sorry. But thanks for playing! The answer is, the jumpmaster.
  13. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I was starting to reconsider my decision not to buy the new factions.... Then I saw the above.
  14. LagJanson

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Dang... that's a big wave. Starter boxes for the new factions? Re-release of TIE Strikers? Going to be a good day of not being bored today! Edit: I failed english... Me word so good though...