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  1. Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Duncan Howard currently off-loading his X-Wing winnings.. #whatdoesitmean
  2. Twin Laser Turret: Is It Fine, Or Is It Not?

    This logic..
  3. Introducing ... the Internet troll

    Every topic has its place. Here's the appropriate place for all of the mentioned threads, including yours: https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/forum/422-x-wing-off-topic/
  4. Is blocking more important than ever?

    I'd love to see swarms return - RE: everyone calling for a Tie Fighter title. But you're exactly right. Losing even one ship's offensive presence can lose you games quick. I tried to circumvent that by using Oicunn (bump for autodamage) and the title (barrel roll or boost after bumping) to ensure you still get to shoot. Otherwise, disengaging, i.e. not shooting, is very risky. You're exactly right. Fire with fire seems to be the only way combat mechanics like this, which leaves little room for creative list building. My list does not put out enough damage to compensate for these..
  5. Is blocking more important than ever?

    *Blows dust off of Plano cases* While I have been on an X-Wing hiatus, I haven't been out of touch and I watched a good bit of Regional streams recently. I'm happy to see so much diversity in the cut, but it seems the meta is still settling and a dominant list still hasn't been found (though the usual suspects still find themselves at top tables). As if it ever lost it's value, I can't help but think that blocking has slipped under the radar as a really important mechanic. Obviously this is not lost on everyone - an Imperial player made the cut with a naked Academy Pilot (citation needed) that simply terrorized his opponents with blocks and pot shots. More so, with munitions, and to a lesser extent, bombs being stronger than ever, so much emphasis is being placed on range control and getting (or shedding) target locks. The natural disruption to both of these things is, of course, blocking (and Countermeasures). Is it worth discussing more? When the Silencer was still unreleased I began musing about his wing-mate and came up with a list I called War Pigs, mainly designed to get lead with Oicunn and clean up with Kylo. I think now, having seen what is in the meta, this list would not be very successful, as Oicunn dies way too fast, but the danger he poses if you isolate an opponent's ship cannot be denied. Kylo Ren (TIE Silencer) — TIE Silencer 35 Push the Limit 3 Advanced Sensors 3 Advanced Optics 2 Autothrusters 2 First Order Vanguard 2 Ship Total: 47 Captain Oicunn — VT-49 Decimator 42 Expert Handling 2 Intelligence Agent 1 Courier Droid 0 Inspiring Recruit 1 Engine Upgrade/Countermeasures 4/3 Dauntless 2 Ship Total: 52/51 Total: 99/98 Each faction has it's "Bumpmaster" if you will, but finding one with the constitution and damage output to survive a few rounds with Nym/Miranda will be difficult. Maybe it's more of a strategy with more versatile and defensive ships. Anyway, cheers.
  6. Noob question! Why Deadeye is so good?

    ***IF*** Miranda had an EPT, would she take Deadeye?
  7. Showcase: Tie Silencer

    I'm getting security warnings or I would use this Interesting - never considered this! ty
  8. Showcase: Tie Silencer

    Photobucket seems to have gone to heck - how else is everyone uploading images?
  9. 2017 Regionals Live Streams Threads

    And in the first match - 8 Kashyyyk Defenders. @%^ing wholesome. Edit: Good troll by Deon.
  10. 2017 Regionals Live Streams Threads

    They are streaming now. Day 1A starts soon(ish?) - Deon did not go into details during his 30-second mic check
  11. 2017 Regionals Live Streams Threads

    Does anyone know if Gold Squadron is actually streaming their regional? My lackadaisical skim of the Facebook event found nothing..
  12. Let the Wookies win - Let's discuss those Pesky Carpets

    did the Wookies win a regional or something? why was this thread necro'd...
  13. Let the Wookies win - Let's discuss those Pesky Carpets

    Good call.. two months later lol Yeah, Wookies are good. #freshouttacookies
  14. 2017 Regionals Live Streams Threads

    Glad to see the number of people expanded. Keep us updated. I'm adding the regional and link to OP in case.