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    Timathius got a reaction from ClassicalMoser in Summer 2020 X-Wing Survey   
    TBH even in countries that have gotten past the worst, big events are probably still not a great idea... 
     
    But yea, huzzah America. Number one in yet another terrible stat. 
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    Timathius reacted to Matanui3 in The Paradox Of FFG   
    Heck, I feel annoyed that FFG is "making" me buy another Firespray - I already have two of the things, I just want the cardboard!

    But I know they won't put any of that in a card pack, because Jango's Slave 1 is in no way a reprint or an out-of-faction product, so I'll have to suck it up and get the model if I want to play it.  And that's fine, since for them to do it any other way would be nonsensical, both in terms of profits and in terms of the logistics of letting people buy everything but the model.
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    Timathius reacted to 5050Saint in Wave 8 Rules Confusion Clear-Up   
    I was actually about to open a thread on Hondo, so I'm glad you beat me to it @gadwag. Not that it matters but I agree with premise that if you coordinate an enemy ship, that ship's owner will decide the action.
    Just for everybody's reference.

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    Timathius reacted to PaulRuddSays in InFlight Report News! New Ships!   
    In Flight Report does this every year...
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    Timathius reacted to DR4CO in InFlight Report News! New Ships!   
    FFG give you something ahead of schedule and you berate them for it?
    There really is no pleasing this community sometimes...
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    Timathius reacted to Ablazoned in Snap shot up, Why?   
    I have never taken courses in good game design practices, but I'm pretty sure the game will survive without snap shot A-wings.
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    Timathius reacted to Nyxen in Simultaneous Card Pack Release of Generic Upgrade Cards With The Waves They Debut In   
    Are... are we really complaining about new content releasing with new ships?
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    Timathius got a reaction from TasteTheRainbow in Summer 2020 X-Wing Survey   
    TBH even in countries that have gotten past the worst, big events are probably still not a great idea... 
     
    But yea, huzzah America. Number one in yet another terrible stat. 
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    Timathius got a reaction from Kleeg005 in Summer 2020 X-Wing Survey   
    TBH even in countries that have gotten past the worst, big events are probably still not a great idea... 
     
    But yea, huzzah America. Number one in yet another terrible stat. 
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    Timathius got a reaction from Mattman7306 in If this were any other event   
    "ruining the XWM boards" What exactly is this doing to ruin it that has not already been done?
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    Timathius reacted to TasteTheRainbow in Summer 2020 X-Wing Survey   
    Is this broken down by country? My answers re:COVID would be quite different if I wasn’t in a country that seems to be failing on purpose.
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    Timathius reacted to LagJanson in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    You really don’t.
    ion gets cheap enough to be good and one player doesn’t get to play anymore  tractor gets any cheaper and people just strap it on to make the cannon carrier cheaper... negative point upgrades should not be a thing HLC... eh... okay, maybe. Haven’t put much thought it to this one so can’t say
      edit: oops, was thinking jamming beam....
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    Timathius reacted to catachanninja in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    cOntEnt Alert! Nathan and I recorded a game for the cac, it will be on this weekend, come watch us play an incredibly wholesome and dumpster fire sloppy game that will be on saturday night.
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    Timathius reacted to CapitanGuinea in Did they announce new points?   
    As per Rebel Alliance and Scum pilot I hope they would fix Imperial craft points. They are all wrong and overpriced. They deserve a strong discount arouund 25-33%
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    Timathius reacted to pheaver in How competitive is X wing?   
    I haven't played a lot of other mini games, but I have been playing X-Wing since 2013.
    As for your questions:
    1. I think a good sign that skill trumps luck is that a lot of the same high level players make cuts and win large events.  In X-Wing, this occurs often.  Not just with me, but a lot of other players have also won/placed at multiple premiere-level events.  There's definitely a luck aspect, but it doesn't, IMO, dominate the game.  There are tough decisions to be made: from setting up terrain on the board to your advantage all the way through guessing what your opponent's moves are going to be.
    2. If you search for YASB (Yet Another Squad Builder), you'll find the X-Wing squad builder tool that most people use.  You can play around with that to see how list-building in X-Wing works.  There are 7 factions, each with their own themes.  There's some crossover in themes: you can play a swarm of a bunch of small units in different factions, for example, but they'll have different options to move and actions to take.  There's a ton of different ship chassis, with different pilot abilities, and upgrade cards to attach to them.
    3. In most of the big events before the pandemic, faction representation was pretty varied.  In general, I'd expect in a six round event to not face the same exact list twice.  I'd face the same theme (like in two games I'd face two 3-ace lists, but the aces are different and require different tactics to fight), but rarely the exact same list.  I'd expect to see most of the major list broad-stroke archetypes (swarm of 7-8 small units, 3 elite units, something in-between with 5 or so middle-strength units) in any given cut.
    4. My suggestion is watch streamed games from tournaments if you want to see competitive play.  Gold Squadron Podcast has high quality game streams that are pretty accessible.  If you look for our current world champion, Oli Pocknell, he's been doing YouTube "Top Gun" strategy streams, which might also be something you find interesting.  Written content is something we don't have a ton of: there are some blogs, but the best content is usually in video form.
    Hope this helps!
     
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    Timathius reacted to Mighty in New kit and new format   
    New Kit with new quickbuild format/mechanic
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    Timathius reacted to Freeptop in Does it feel like X-Wing's become unimportant to FFG?   
    I meant that they kept trying to dip their toes into the water of things that aren't just 1v1 death matches:
    1. v1.0 Missions
    1. v1.0 Mission Control
    3. v1.0 Epic
    4. v2.0 Epic
    5. Now the Solo rules
    The most work and resources were put into the two versions of Epic (with v2.0 Epic getting the most resources devoted out of all the above). But there is always a push for more ships to be released, because that's what gets the most money. Putting resources into supporting anything else means pulling resources away from releasing more ships. They attempted to buy themselves some time to do so by filling out 2.0 waves with re-releases. That gave them the ability to shift resources over to develop Epic Battles and the new Huge Ship rules. Then it turned out that the re-releases weren't selling very well, because most of their customer base already had the ships from v1.0 and conversion kits.
    Then the pandemic hit, and upended every single priority they would have had.
    I mean, if you want to know how many people FFG has working on X-Wing, it's pretty simple. Go to the 2.0 edition rulebook and look at the credits. There are three names listed for "Second Edition Game Design & Development". Frank Brooks, Max Brooke, and Alex Davy. That's it. Those are the people who have to figure out all the rules, all the ships, all the pilots, all the upgrades, all the points - everything. Oh, and Alex Davy is also a developer for both Armada and Legion, so he's not even full-time on X-Wing these days. So, less than 3 people to do everything.
    What's more likely:
    1. They hate the very idea of doing Solo rules, but they're reluctantly doing so now
    2. They've never had enough people to devote to doing Solo rules before now, but with all production down to zero, and financial incentive to encourage people to continue doing something with the miniatures they sell, they were able to redirect some of the time of their not-quite 3 developers to work on solo rules.
    I mean, I know which option Occam's Razor says is more likely, but, hey, I'm certainly not privy to FFG's internal discussions.
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    Timathius reacted to FTS Gecko in Does it feel like X-Wing's become unimportant to FFG?   
    Yes, it's almost as though it's not business as usual during an unpredictable and unprecedented global crisis.
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    Timathius got a reaction from Brunas in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    Luminara doesn't state which die she is changing. Just the results themselves in that case make it clear that its the attack dice. 
     
    blank to focus being ambiguous since both dice have that result is the problem. 100% SHOULDN'T work and I think any TO would be able to recognize that and rule accordingly until a FAQ is released. That said, I'm pretty sure RAW it does. 
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    Timathius reacted to Sir13scott in つ ◕◕ ༽つ SUMMON NEW POINTS ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ   
    I know they’re probably going to wait for their stream, but I think I speak for everyone when I say we’d rather just have the points now. 
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    Timathius reacted to svelok in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    who are we to question the crowd's wisdom? kylo to 235 points confirmed
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    Timathius reacted to gennataos in つ ◕◕ ༽つ SUMMON NEW POINTS ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ   
    Any topic about any game is a first world problem.
    I want to know how deep down the Scum rabbit hole I should go!
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    Timathius reacted to FTS Gecko in つ ◕◕ ༽つ SUMMON NEW POINTS ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ   
    This topic is pretty much the epitome of first world problems.
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    Timathius reacted to 5050Saint in つ ◕◕ ༽つ SUMMON NEW POINTS ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ   
    Has it been July enough yet?
    つ ◕◕ ༽つ SUMMON NEW POINTS ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ
    つ ◕◕ ༽つ SUMMON NEW HYPERSPACE? ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ
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    Timathius got a reaction from Forresto in Best Table for X Wing?   
    I got 2 cheap card tables that the legs fold under for $15 then put 4x3 boards on them and felted the top. probably cost me $30 each? The felt makes them great for card and board games as well. 
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