Darth Sanguis got a reaction from Alzer in Getting frustrated by lack of progress/updates on the SSD
The FFG business model does baffle... Some how this old VGcats comic comes to mind...
Darth Sanguis reacted to Kylemcph240 in Getting frustrated by lack of progress/updates on the SSD
FFG *builds hype for the SSD and future releases*
Armada community *Cool when is it coming out*
FFG *awkwardly slides away without saying anything*
Darth Sanguis reacted to Alzer in New Judge for North American Championship (GenCon)
What are shoes? Are those like ice skates without the blade or something?
Darth Sanguis reacted to geek19 in New Judge for North American Championship (GenCon)
He's in Minnesota. Based on my understanding of the historical records* I presume they're more ice skates than shoes, really.
*historical records consist of The Mighty Ducks 1-3 and Purple Rain
Darth Sanguis got a reaction from zingerwhip in Building a New Community
So it's been my experience (as someone who's worked hard to build their local group) that it's good for at least one member to have everything available to borrow. (especially if your shop has limited space or is out of stock often.) I get at least 2 of every ship and loan out often. I think that's been a vital part of new players trying new ships and eventually buying them themselves.
If I had to choose 12 expansions I'd go by this:
2.) Imperial Class
8.) mc80 HO
9.) mc80 L
12.) Corellian Conflict
This leaves out all the fighter packs, which I can ALWAYS find cheaper online (IMP 1&2, REB 1&2, R&V). It leaves out wave 0 expansions, 2 of which are under $10 on amazon right now ( Victory class, Nebulon-b, CR90). It also leaves out ships with a higher difficulty to run effectively. (Assault frigate, Raider, Interdictor, Pelta, Hammer Heads). If I were building from scratch, I'd likely go with this set up.
The other alternative, is based less on what players need but what is cheaper and needs multiple packs, which is often a good way to get players to spend money in store. With that in mind, this is the alternative:
4.) Imp 1
5.) Imp 2
10.) REB 1
11.) REB 2
(Personally I'd find it difficult to play a fleet made of these alone, but from experience these are the packs people buy in store when they wanna try new things or expand their fleets.)
Good luck, and I hope your community grows!
Darth Sanguis reacted to AllWingsStandyingBy in How would you add a properly scaled home one to the game?
I mean, maybe in the EU stuff, but again the sources are incredibly inconsistent about Home One's size and capabilities. But we know from the film model that the thing only has 4 hangar bays, and each bay is seemingly pretty small. The lambda shuttle Tydirium just barely clears the docking bay when it exits, and we can see in those scenes in the hangar bay that each bay doesn't seem to fit much more than the Falcon, the Tydirium, and less than a half dozen fighters. Seems like you'd be lucky to squeeze an entire squadron into a bay (by which I mean about a dozen snubfighters), which puts the ship's carrying capacity closer to four squadrons than ten.
Not that carrying capacity and squadron value necessarily need to correlate in the game, but with Independence already sort of staking the 'carrier' role for the MC80, I wouldn't want to let Home One step too much on its toes and would rather just make the flagship the Rebel's proper heavy brawler option.
Darth Sanguis reacted to Grumbleduke in When was the last Armada product released?
Some new Armada stuff came out less than a month ago; the prize kits for Grand Championships. Before that there was all the Worlds stuff, and the 2018 Season 4 stuff has been making its way out over the last couple of months.
FFG are still making Armada stuff, still supporting it, and they've got 3 full expansion packs and 1 campaign pack scheduled for this year. They're also working on Clone Wars; and that's not something they'd start without a long-term plan.
The last 18 months haven't been great for Armada, but I suspect that's a combination of difficulties with FFG's manufacturing stuff, the SSD being problematic itself, orders for them to get the SSD out of the way before moving onto anything new, and the Clone Wars expansion (which is likely to involve a lot more development time without publicity).
Darth Sanguis reacted to zingerwhip in Building a New Community
I am in an area where there is currently no Armada at all, but the FLGS just moved to a new location and the finally have some table space. I have run some demos and got some good reactions. Problem, because there isn't a current group the owner has zero Armada product on the shelves. Owner said if I am going to keep running games he will get some product in the store and asked for my recomendations! I need to keep this controlled and I think I know what I will recomend, but the power of the hive mind is great, and other ideas are always useful. Core box is obvious, if you could only pick 12 expansions total to get started and balance both factions, what would you pick? Thanks to @Crabbok in advance for your videos in this area!
Darth Sanguis reacted to Drasnighta in Las Vegas open confirmed to be second Armada Nationals
GENCON is the CONTINENTAL championships.
NOVA is Nationals/Grand
Darth Sanguis reacted to Karneck in Las Vegas open confirmed to be second Armada Nationals
I... *looks at hands*
I don't think thats how my powers work.
Darth Sanguis reacted to kmanweiss in How long before.....?
I'm guessing we will get some news at Gencon, but it will be typically FFG handling of Armada.
SSD still coming! Stay tuned for our other big ships being announced! Oh yeah, don't forget we are bringing clone wars to Armada!
That will be it. And what we will likely see is that the SSD is just barely going to show up before the end of the year. The other two ships that have been teased will be announced around Sept/Oct and slide in around Mar/April. The clone wars stuff will probably delay until late 2020 if not 2021.
FFG not only has too many irons in the fire, but now they have to consider the implications of a 25% tariff on their products. If products aren't pushing enough sales numbers, is it worth the effort into it at this point? Is there enough of a profit margin in armada vs legion products? Do they need to raise prices, and if they do so will it only lower demand which then makes titles less profitable?