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    MandalorianMoose reacted to The Jabbawookie in Two Ship Dominates: Final Regionals 2018-2019 Data Analysis   
    Nobody really saw Imp squads take over until this regionals season.  These same squads have been used for 3 years or more.  Sloane hasn’t overperformed competitively since release either for close to two years now.  So what changed things?
    Pryce did.  She guarantees activation advantage, which translates to 8-12 consecutive hits to the face with those ace squads and a virtually unavoidable ISD front arc.  That’s what’s causing the trouble.  And if you’re not convinced, think about a Rieekan aces list with Pryce.  Last first with B-wings (including Ten Numb) setting up for an unavoidable Yavaris strike.  That’s a dead ISD.  Or just 8 Y-wings with Norra, followed by a command cruiser shot.  Without running Pryce, nothing in these lists is new; moreover, it’s all been surpassed by Rieekan before.
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from deDios in Two Ship Dominates: Final Regionals 2018-2019 Data Analysis   
    Still only the one gozanti. The only difference between my VWC list and what I brought here is that I swapped Gamma for Black, and I remembered to submit/bring the right objectives which ended up helping me a ton ( ❤️ Salvage Run) 
    I was the guy that played @Tokra round 4 of day one and completely botched my opening. Taking nothing away from Tokra- he deployed perfectly in a way that made me think hard about pryce turn. I opted for 2 as he would clearly be able to out-delay a turn 1 Pryce. In theory this may have worked, but we will never know as turn one I squalled Jendon and Mauler directly in front of myself for some reason I will never understand. This let Tokra put Jendon and Mauler into alpha range for turn 1 and 2 nuking while I could do nothing but watch. 
    It ended up being my only bad loss at 3-8, my only other “loss” was vs Truthiness round 3 day two when we went 5-6 after an absolute bloodbath of a match. I think there was one actual ship (one of his TRC90’s) left on the table at the end of the match, and with both of my stations staying alive the mov split was suuuuuper close. 
    All in all I played 7 very fun games with 7 great opponents, and was lucky enough to finish with 50 points, good enough for 7th and better than I ever expected to finish!
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Tokra in Two Ship Dominates: Final Regionals 2018-2019 Data Analysis   
    Adar tallon? Yavaris? toryn far? Gallant haven? Ten numb? Dutch? Biggs?
    Imperials might have the cheaper squadrons, but in kind of synergy and support the rebells have more. The rebels just need ships for it, while to big imperial synergy is coming from squadrons.
    The imperials have the good scatter against ships. So they can stay in the flak a bit better, unless they in two flak arcs.
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to ryanabt in Thank You FFG   
    I would like to say thank you to the FFG promotional team and anyone who took part in making the decision that information and communication would better serve the game and the community than silence. I was a vocal critic of the latter approach and consistently requested that you, FFG, update the community even if there was no new releases upcoming or even if the information was bad, such as a delay in the release schedule. I believed, and still do, that with such information, communities can be maintained with hope of continued support of the game and with trust in the company. The most recent few months suggest that you have implemented a program to increase communication with us, the community. Thus, I appreciate this policy, including the candor of the SSD news, and the efforts to keep all of us informed. 
    Best,
    RyanAbt


    *This thread is for demonstrating your appreciation of FFGs recent communication. If you have complaints about this policy, I request that you please keep it to another thread. 
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to The Jabbawookie in When to release Raddus Bomb ?   
    There’s also Squall in the 2 ship matchup; it forces many Raddus builds to play a little more aggressively by threatening dropships across the table (though it’s easier to table as well.)
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to TallGiraffe in The Ackbar slash??   
    @AllWingsStandyingBy sounds like you hate fun. 
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Baltanok in Regionals Data Project 2018-2019 Season   
    OK, did a quick run through Pryce fleets- top 25% of pryce fleets vs bottom 25%, plus Non-pryce winning imps (NPWI)
    Successful Pryce fleets have less investment in ships (258 points) & more investment in squads (130) than unsuccessful Pryce fleets (ship 278, squad 110) or winning empire (323 ship, 69 squad)
    (note that ship investment points include upgrades & admirals, not just the raw durasteel tonnage)
    deployments not notably different, with all groups ranging from 5.8 to 6.0 deployments.
    Pryce is generally low activation (win 2.3, lose 2.8) vs winning imps (4.4)
    Also generally low flotilla, as would be expected from that activation average (0.3 vs 1.3 for NPWI)
    winning pryce is more likely to have medium ships (0.94 vs 0.44 NPWI), less likely to have Demo (0.2 vs 0.46 NPWI)  (looks like Pryce likes quasars)
    Avenger is not notably different (0.5 vs 0.44)
     
    Hope that helps.  I know that you asked about factors in tournaments, but making that sort of analysis is hard, without having some sort of tournament-wide metric that we could look at.  (i.e. the Austin regional had average of 62 squads, while the FFG HQ regional had 75 average squad points.)  Then I'd have to sort out tournaments which had pryce winning from those that pryce lost at.
    It's not impossible, but it would be a major undertaking, and unless we had a tournament metric that has significant variance, we'd probably end up with "minor differences between tournament fields - I got nothing useful to say."
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to ZumperEmpire in Regionals Data Project 2018-2019 Season   
    This was the winning list from the Mtn view tournament, 1st round it played Raddus profundity, 2nd round Jerry, 3rd Rieekan msu w/YT's and friends, 4th round was against Raddus liberty drop against Mighty Hedgehog. 
     
    demo thrawn 
    Author: ZumperEmpire
    Faction: Galactic Empire
    Points: 393/400  
    Commander: Grand Admiral Thrawn
    Assault Objective: Precision Strike
    Defense Objective: Hyperspace Assault
    Navigation Objective: Superior Positions
     
    [ flagship ] Gladiator I-Class Star Destroyer (56 points)
    -  Grand Admiral Thrawn  ( 32  points) 
    -  Demolisher  ( 10  points) 
    -  Captain Brunson  ( 5  points) 
    -  Ordnance Experts  ( 4  points) 
    -  Engine Techs  ( 8  points) 
    -  Assault Proton Torpedoes  ( 5  points) 
    = 120 total ship cost
     
    Gozanti-class Cruisers (23 points)
    -  Bomber Command Center  ( 8  points) 
    = 31 total ship cost
     
    Victory II-Class Star Destroyer (85 points)
    -  Dominator  ( 12  points) 
    -  Minister Tua  ( 2  points) 
    -  Veteran Gunners  ( 5  points) 
    -  Disposable Capacitors  ( 3  points) 
    -  Electronic Countermeasures  ( 7  points) 
    -  Quad Battery Turrets  ( 5  points) 
    -  Heavy Ion Emplacements  ( 9  points) 
    = 128 total ship cost
     
    1 JumpMaster 5000 ( 12 points) 
    3 TIE Defender Squadrons ( 48 points) 
    1 Maarek Steele ( 21 points) 
    1 Tempest Squadron ( 13 points) 
    1 Colonel Jendon ( 20 points) 
    = 114 total squadron cost
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Revanur in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    Numbered your points to clarify what I am awnsering.
    1) Everything to play is in the X-wing 2.0 core game. I played my first trial game without the app or any other online reference.
    2) The cards are still there to visualize the list in a way that is in my eyes clearer to view from accross the board then a hand written or printed out army list I was used to with games like Warhammer. Also I still like to go through my Armada ship cards etc, but haven't build a list that way in ages.
    3) Even when the game designers and testers are extremely passionate about the game and strife only for the best game with great balance mistakes will happen. And as a game grows in size through new expansion it will become more difficult to find all interactions. Things will always be overlooked during testing that the community will find, everyone playing the game brings way more time into it than any company can test it. I welcome the option to fix it.
    4) You only need to when you want to customize your upgrades yourself, no need otherwise. And the bar to do it is not that high.
    5) It's not incomplete and how do you know it's better? Only because you have a minute less work on it? I think the better game is the one with better balance and the one that can evolve to that better balanced state. Although Armada's balance is pretty decent I would welcome certain ships and squadrons getting different costs to make them viable.
    6) Luckily that's everyones choice to make for themselves/
    7) For you that may be true. For others it will be more. I now play X-wing 2.0 with a lot of fun and am buying a collection for it. Something I wouldn't have have done with 1.0
     
    I guess we will never agree on this and that's fine. To each their own way of enjoying a game.
     
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to IronNerd in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    So every ship in the game is perfectly balanced right now? The Victory and the Pelta are perfectly balanced against say the ISD and the CR90? People make mistakes, they release unbalanced ships. The assumption that they are producing perfect balance now, and will continue to (assuming they keep giving us more product...), is silly. Why would we not want the ability to adjust things?
    Regardless, this conversation isn't getting us anywhere. One side wants an app, one side doesn't. Agree to disagree? Just like we've learned to do on many other divisive Armada topics? 
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    MandalorianMoose reacted to Onidsen in FFG ARMADA Article: Interview online!!!   
    You know, the simple way to solve the issue would be to have the core set and all expansions have a printout with the points costs of all of the ships and cards in them. You still don't have to errata cards and can adjust points costs on the fly via the app and online pdfs, but the game is still playable without the app directly out of the box.
    Tournament players would just have to print off PDFs whenever points costs change.
    I mean, I think all of the whining about having to find the PDFs online is a bit overblown, but the basic idea about wanting to be able to play the game out of the box without needing anything but what comes in the box is a valid one. And it would be easy for FFG to do that and get all the benefits of updating via the app.
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    MandalorianMoose got a reaction from Woobyluv 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 Woobyluv 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 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 Benjan Meruna 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 Benjan Meruna 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 Lochlan 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 Realadmiralsdoitinspace 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 miridor 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 Green Knight 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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    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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    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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    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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