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  1. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I included them because despite my feelings that Intel agent + coordinate broke the game harder than anything has ever done before, they weren't really a meta force. I agree with you, at least on upsilons.
  2. Brunas

    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    Ok, so even if you're presupposing that there's nothing dramatically under the power curve, which I find unlikely, but we can ignore for now. If you're limiting yourself to the second edition only format, as rebels you do not have a ship you can bring for under 32 points. The power level of the lists you can bring is limited, because having less options to less things makes your list less optimal by definition. For example, let's just assume there's some really good second edition format rebel ship combos that come out to 165 points - in extended, you have all sorts of things that can fill that space. In second edition, your only options to fill out the list are ywings with very few options - in unlimited, there are all sorts of great things to fill that space with. Because of that alone, there are dramatically more iterations of "good stuff" that fit into a list, which drags the power level of extended way up over second edition.
  3. Brunas

    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    I don't mean this to be disrespectful, but have you played a competitive card game before? Something like Magic or Hearthstone immediately post rotation. We're currently in the "golden age" which usually lasts a couple weeks or a month - everything seems great, if there's something out there that's way better than everything else, we don't know about it, because we haven't had time to find it. Rest assured, we'll find these things that are dramatically better than everything else (and quickly), and there's a very high probability it's in expanded just because of the sheer quantity of cards there.
  4. Brunas

    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    Very viable in expanded? It's too early for results, but I'd take very, very heavy bets that the lists that dominate the gold squadron classic this weekend are not anywhere close to legal in the second edition format. (OBLIGATORY HYPE HYPE HYPE @Musical Xeno @Musical Xeno @Musical Xeno TUNE IN THIS WEEK AT TWITCH.TV/GOLDSQUADRONPODCAST)
  5. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I don't think this is actually true. There have been a lot of (obviously) DOA releases, here they are starting with wave 6: Most Wanted M3A Kihraxz Punisher Mist Hunter (should have been, at least :p) SF Tie (before LWF) MINDLINK DISCOVERED HERE, "DOA" radically changes Quadjumper Upsilon (kind of) UWing Striker Aggressor Kimogila That's... a lot of really bad stuff to have released if they're trying to make overpowered stuff to sell. I think it's more likely the point costs aren't very accurate for how good things are, so every time they miss the mark we were stuck with it forever.
  6. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Ah, gotcha. Delta/Rexler/OGP fits, but you're probably in the market for some thicc defenders
  7. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    2x defender + lambda seems more reasonable, honestly. What's the goal of the second lambda?
  8. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Just saw my typo - diving -> divining, haha that, more or less. Paul you're ruining my example already! I had a thing ready where my turn 1 1 straight with some bombers was wrong, not because I could predict the board state, but because it limited options for no reason.
  9. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    sorry I'm slow here, was thinking about it overnight. I think there's a huge difference in analog vs digital movement. The same way the barrel roll change took us dramatically closer to video game status. I don't have a rational argument here, need to think more, it's just my gut speaking. I was under the impression other minis games had just as much list building, but you don't see something like the variety of upgrades/slots on single ships. The decisions are more I want X of this unit we would think of as a generic in X-Wing. There are spatial requirements to choices in card games too, and not uncommon ones:
  10. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    No, that's the point - they're winning because they're playing well, but playing well does not involve somehow divining the board state 2 turns from now.
  11. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Disagree strongly, because 5-6 turns in chess is a deterministic tree of things - xwing has decisions based on unknowns. Actually what we're talking about this week.
  12. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I was under the impression that the vast majority of miniatures games have things like analog motion, line of sight, dramatically reduced list building (by comparison), and a often a third dimension. My exposure is limited, though. Cool, I'm glad draft hits that - draft and second edition appeal to me for the same reasons, basically making the best of a bad situation, or at least better than your peers who are also in bad situations.
  13. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Right. We're saying the same thing here, I'm just phrasing it badly. Though x-wing says miniatures game on it, it isn't a miniatures game. It's a very well disguised card game with a 2d board. Don't believe the boxes lies!
  14. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Well, right, but we aren't there yet. Once we get to the point where people have real lists, then the pool of things that can be played gets even smaller. Barring big upsets of course, like people discovering 'hey that mindlink thing is pretty good' Right - I prefer the smaller pool, but everyone doesn't. Just feeling out what people prefer in extended. Is variety something you value that high?
  15. Brunas

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Isn't this how expanded works as well? There's always going to be a few meta things that 50% of the pool plays. Frankly, I think the limited pool of ships is more interesting, because even the bad stuff is less bad, relatively speaking. There's actual decisions to make in list building, instead of "this stuff is all good and I can count to 200"
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