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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Benjan Meruna in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    I mean..... don’t they have everything in a PDF in addition to the app
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Green Knight in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    I mean, you’re not required to do anything really. If you want to play the game with Monopoly models and cards against humanity cards as upgrades you are free to do so. 
    I on the other hand think that being able to points/slot adjust cards in the future as metas shift/content gets out into players hands is a pretty cool thing. Being able to handwave Tarkin down to 30 points, add a dretro to the vic, get errata out into the Wild quickly all sound pretty nifty to me.
    Also- do you guys just not play with any of the FAQ or updated rules? Cause, ya know, the only place to find those are shudder... 
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Green Knight in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    I mean, you’re not required to do anything really. If you want to play the game with Monopoly models and cards against humanity cards as upgrades you are free to do so. 
    I on the other hand think that being able to points/slot adjust cards in the future as metas shift/content gets out into players hands is a pretty cool thing. Being able to handwave Tarkin down to 30 points, add a dretro to the vic, get errata out into the Wild quickly all sound pretty nifty to me.
    Also- do you guys just not play with any of the FAQ or updated rules? Cause, ya know, the only place to find those are shudder... 
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Revanur in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    That's what 3rd party army builders are for. For Armada I also build most of my lists on Armada Warlords and not with the cards themselves. A lot easier then a pdf file and will be supported way after FFG stops supporting the game.
    I really don't understand the fuz people are making about it. You can play the game right out of the box, although not with full customization by using the pre-build threat cards and If you want to fully customize go to the app, pdf or 3rd party army builder. That's not a lot of work to do and gives the upside that they can fix mistakes with the plus side of having the meta-game change once in a while without them having to release the next OP ship.
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Bertie Wooster in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    I play without the FAQ all the time. I bring Rhymer and TIE Bombers, three flotillas (two with BCC and one with Jamming Field). My opponents pick my Most Wanted and then all my TIE Bombers are Keyan clones than can shoot at medium range. What's not to love?
    (Not a true story.)
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to duck_bird in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    I just don't see how it would be any different than things are now.  You go online, read the latest FAQ/errata, and then use a fleet building website to make your fleet, the author of which has already updated everything.
    Numerous cards have already been modified.  Honestly what's a few more?
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Darth Veggie in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    By far my favorite part about this whole thing is how y’all are complaining about having to use the internet on the internet
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to AdmiralYor in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    Armada by its very definition is unfinished (we hope). Pretty much every card and miniature game on the market is unplayable out of the box.  It will include rules of how to play a learning game and that's it.  For Armada at least, there are meta breaking balance errata that mean that playing the game without is playing a completely different game.
    If you don't care about FAQ, errata, and such, why do you even care about point values at all?  Build whatever you want with the cards and play the game.  If you have no interest in a balanced game, why bother with balance at all?
    With xwing 2.0 I think FFG did it correctly.  They made a fleet builder more or less required.  However, they also made the system so complicated that honestly, I wouldn't WANT to do it without a builder.  If you want to play out of the box, they give loadouts for that, with balance to be taken with a grain of salt.  
    All that being said, I expect Armada is too young to scrap for a 2.0.  I just expect mechanic changes and MAYBE some more complexity to the fleet building process.
     
     
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Drasnighta in Squadron Reprints! Video Included   
    Change FFG to “Alliance”.
     
    Its their job to distribute for and order from FFG. (At least in the US 😁)
     
    Plus again, dealing with a situation where, due to Asmodee policy, pure Brick and Mortar stores get more preference than hybrid online stores who in turn get more preference than online only stores...  So online retailers are inherently at the lower end of stock priority - if anyone is getting shorted in the first instance it’s them, and there may be a ton out on the market through those other channels.
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to ExplosiveTooka in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    So, like, if it was available for free online, it would be complete. I know internet isnt reliable everywhere but jesus public libraries exist
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from LordCola in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    If you have the latest set of points costs/upgrade slots via pdf then it’s no different than buying an out of print game and using those components....
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from LordCola in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    If you have the latest set of points costs/upgrade slots via pdf then it’s no different than buying an out of print game and using those components....
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to duck_bird in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    The x wing system looks awesome.  I'd love to have that in Armada.
    Just tweaking costs alone could mayyybe make a few dud upgrades useful.
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Green Knight in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    X-wing 2.0 cards do NOT have printed costs.
    Instead, all points are contained in several pdfs - and then reflected in the fleet builder app.
    Ships also do NOT have upgrade icons - they too are listen in the pdfs/app.
    (you find it here, at the bottom, under Points Cost, https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/)
    Approx 2 times per year, FFG will update the points (and to a lesser degree upgrade slots).
    The game launched 13 Sept and we had the first update on 28 Jan: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/1/28/balance-in-the-force/
    (next update this summer, I believe)
    Regarding the actual app: It's a piece of hot garbage, but with SOME redeeming features. The GUI is horrible, and it was more like a beta when it launched. It still probably is the least user friendly app (there are 3rd part apps too). The redeeming features are logging using forum username, and both web/mobile clients. And it supports custom formats, which is very neat.
    (I build all my fleets in YASB 2.0, and only use the FFG app for official events - and sometimes to build fleets for custom formats, such as a the Yavin IV battle event).
    But the app is just a tool to help you. It's not really essential (but oc, who builds fleets without a builder!?). The main things is the variable costs and flexible upgrades.
    Now, some will claim that this is just lazy game design and whatnot. That they should get it right the first time bla bla bla.
    This is just rubbish.
    You CANNOT make a competitive game with this many parts and get it right. No matter how well put together (2.0 is extremely well done for the most part) and thoroughly playteststed (a lot), players WILL "tear it apart". This is true of every board game, miniatures game, computer game, whatever. It's hard to get right, even if there was just the core game and no future releases. With who knows how many waves in the making, it's just impossible.
    The first batch of points released was maybe a little skewed towards Empire and Scum, not so much Rebels. So in January both the TIE Bomber and Punisher got points increases. Along with some of the upgrades that had made them super-effective. Other Empire ships actually got a points decrease. Same with Scum. Rebels got away with few increases, but they did up the cost of my precious Proton Torpedoes.
    For upgrades they, as an example, took away the Phantoms Crew slot. It was problematic mostly bc you could stick Darth Vader in it - and together they were much more effective then any other ship/Vader combo. 
    Now many of the old tricks no longer work. My Nationals Rebel list sits at 206 pts. I have Empire lists where EVERY SINGLE card got a points increase
    So of course NEW stuff is floating up to the top. Some of which maybe well be just as cost effective in the new meta as the old stuff was before. Well, I do see more list variety post-update. So maybe balance IS a bit better (but some cards, like Leia, is now so cheap she's in the almost auto-include category).
    But for me the ideal isn't the ULTIMATE BALANCE. I don't think that can happen. Players are clever. They find the effective combos.
    You can strive for GOOD balance, but the most important part (for me) is that the meta will CHANGE, and not just as a result of new waves.
    This keeps the game fresh and exiting.
    Oh, and FFG is not shy about going ad hoc updates either. We had a "Tripsilon" build - three First Order shuttles deploying in your face r1 - cut down at the knees before it could become a big thing. FFG even explicitly stated that they didn't plan on doing that often, but that it was a build that pretty much broke a core aspect of the game, namely careful maneuvering. It wasn't unbeatable, but for less experienced players it was just frustrating and dumb to play against.
    The try to avoid direct errata of cards, but they do keep a forum thread with official rules interpretations in addition to the RRG/FAQ.
    TL;DR When you think about how many ARMADA upgrades just sit there, unused, and how many ships are just niche because their price or upgrades just isn't competitive... or how long it took for stuff like Rieekan, Demo, Yavaris, flotilla spam to be (somewhat) reined in... X-wing 2.0's model is INFINITELY better.
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