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    theBitterFig reacted to Stay OT Leader in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    I dont think I kneejerk about lists very often, but it took about 2 days after Corellia for me to do the maths and work out the Nantex are ridiculous.

    I'm reminded that I used to say the Nantex without Ensnare wasn't actually that bad at 32pts back when I had some CIS players crying about the old points changes.  I was comparing to the RZ2 at 32pts and I figured it was about right. 
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    theBitterFig reacted to Flurpy in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    To add fuel to the fire.
    Spamtex just won the unofficial Italian Nationals. Played live in person. Both semi finals had Spamtex so it was almost a mirror in the final.
    So much for nobody will play it live. 
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from Brunas in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    One note on bans: it's a lot easier in online play, IMHO.  There's no physical models, nothing real, nothing people have spend their money on.  It's a harder ask to ban stuff when you're asking players to put aside what they've invested in.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from 5050Saint in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    One note on bans: it's a lot easier in online play, IMHO.  There's no physical models, nothing real, nothing people have spend their money on.  It's a harder ask to ban stuff when you're asking players to put aside what they've invested in.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from Transmogrifier in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    One note on bans: it's a lot easier in online play, IMHO.  There's no physical models, nothing real, nothing people have spend their money on.  It's a harder ask to ban stuff when you're asking players to put aside what they've invested in.
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    theBitterFig reacted to Chumbalaya in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    So why not just ban the list or chassis or whatever?  These events aren't official anyway, so if everyone's just miserable get rid of it.  
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    theBitterFig reacted to Tlfj200 in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    The jump master meta lasted over a year, and erratas were haphazard, and we never knew when they were coming.
    Since 2.0, we know points can be adjusted, and FFG told us when they’re adjusted. It’s a really big difference.
    it still sucks when you’re in a season you hate (I’ve already been there), but at least you know the length you have to wait, and that there’s an end, unlike 1.0.
    that’s what I was trying to get at before.
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    theBitterFig reacted to 5050Saint in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    Wow, @gennataos got spicy last night. I love you, bro.
    Weighing in, I happy that folks are advocating cooler heads, but I also share Gennataos' sentiment in that we don't want NPE lists on top with folks defending the lists, saying they are fine. It was before my time, but I've met plenty of folks that left the game because of the Jumpmaster meta. I really don't want something like this and the atmosphere that it generates to push folks out of the game. There is an end in sight in November, so at least we have that going for us.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from Cerebrawl in Double Edge   
    You're limited to a single bonus attack per round.  While Munitions Failsafe cancels the dice and returns the charge, you still performed an attack. Double Edge couldn't perform yet another attack.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from CoffeeMinion in Tie Heavy: Craig Fan Club   
    I'm guessing 34 base (artificially high to prevent 6, due to board space issues), 0 point configs (to justify a high base price), and 7 point Synced, for 41 point PewPewCraigs aka SLC Punks.

    I keep being tempted by running a pair of no-cannon Maneuver-Assist Craigs as blockers/bullet sponges, plus a pair of Aces.  Medium base for space control, approach with Reinforce to make them a quagmire.  Focus or Roll/Calc or Rotate/Calc once in the stew.  Something like 34 points for a QuagmireCraig aka CraigMire aka Swamp Monster.

     
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    theBitterFig reacted to gennataos in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    I find it ******* heart breaking.  I love playing this game and I'm wondering how long I'm going to keep playing it.  I guess that's the root of why I'm so...vociferous.  If I quit playing this game, I'm going to end up cutting a lot of people out of my life, it's just reality.  Which is a huge bummer.  And, when I see a people give zero ***** about the meta being hot garbage, driving people out, it makes me (maybe) unreasonably upset. 
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    theBitterFig reacted to Tbetts94 in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    Spamtex 3 for 3 in Galaxies so far. Last thing I can remember that was this dominant in a premier play season was Mindlink (paratanni) during a System Open season.
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    theBitterFig reacted to gennataos in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    So I'm going to talk about why I'm irritated.  I hear a lot of bull about "how not to lose against nantex", but none of you....NONE OF YOU IN THIS THREAD, have proven it.  If you think hyperspace is some sort of safe haven, prove it in Mustafar.  If you don't think online events matter, go back to playing D&D or whatever, because you're not actually contributing to the current meta conversion.  Despite your Fort Hyperspace or "online is meaningless" stance, Extended is happening RIGHT NOW. 
    I'm so mad about X-Wing (not really).  You're a dumbass for responding to me.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from StriderZessei in Dash Is Back   
    If it's all memes, it's all good.

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    theBitterFig got a reaction from CoffeeMinion in What 1.0 ships are essential for 2.0?   
    Punisher Aces are decent.  Having one isn't bad, but probably not worth overpaying for the model.
    Bombers are also OK.  They're probably at their best with a single bomb or mine as cheap generics, where they're really cost effective.  However, being a highly cost-effective ship with 2 red and 2 green is not always super exciting.
    Punishers can have some excitement and a lot of fun to them.  Bombers are best when boring and cheap.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from CaptainJaguarShark in Tie Heavy: Craig Fan Club   
    No more rhymes! I mean it!
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from CaptainJaguarShark in Tie Heavy: Craig Fan Club   
    TIE/sf also has roughly the same defensive statline as the TIE bomber, and is also a 2-red ship, but is 32 points.  Turrets make a pretty big difference. 
    Question: do you think the configs will have points costs?
    Thinking about this:
    Is it better than Vader FCS + Duchess + Pure Sabacc + Countdown?  Both the I4 strikers are 43 points.
    "I'm on the Brute Squad."
    "You *are* the Brute Squad."
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from Npmartian in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    I mean, fires don't usually stay put.  Wouldn't surprise me if 6x Marksmanship Nantex becomes a Hyperspace thing.  If nothing in Extended can easily beat it, why not bring it in Hyperspace?
    Lots of spare points, to be sure, but these bugs like bid.
    Marksmanship isn't as good as Crack Shot, but MMS is a sneaky-good upgrade.  Forcing crits can really add up.  It's easy to headsim MMS being pretty weak, but in actual games, it's often felt better than I expected.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from 5050Saint in Tie Heavy: Craig Fan Club   
    No more rhymes! I mean it!
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from Managarmr in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    I mean, fires don't usually stay put.  Wouldn't surprise me if 6x Marksmanship Nantex becomes a Hyperspace thing.  If nothing in Extended can easily beat it, why not bring it in Hyperspace?
    Lots of spare points, to be sure, but these bugs like bid.
    Marksmanship isn't as good as Crack Shot, but MMS is a sneaky-good upgrade.  Forcing crits can really add up.  It's easy to headsim MMS being pretty weak, but in actual games, it's often felt better than I expected.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from Brunas in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    I mean, fires don't usually stay put.  Wouldn't surprise me if 6x Marksmanship Nantex becomes a Hyperspace thing.  If nothing in Extended can easily beat it, why not bring it in Hyperspace?
    Lots of spare points, to be sure, but these bugs like bid.
    Marksmanship isn't as good as Crack Shot, but MMS is a sneaky-good upgrade.  Forcing crits can really add up.  It's easy to headsim MMS being pretty weak, but in actual games, it's often felt better than I expected.
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    theBitterFig got a reaction from hargleblarg in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    I mean, fires don't usually stay put.  Wouldn't surprise me if 6x Marksmanship Nantex becomes a Hyperspace thing.  If nothing in Extended can easily beat it, why not bring it in Hyperspace?
    Lots of spare points, to be sure, but these bugs like bid.
    Marksmanship isn't as good as Crack Shot, but MMS is a sneaky-good upgrade.  Forcing crits can really add up.  It's easy to headsim MMS being pretty weak, but in actual games, it's often felt better than I expected.
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    theBitterFig reacted to Boom Owl in Tie Heavy: Craig Fan Club   
    I just tested Lyttan Dree and Rampage. My initial impressions can be summarized as such: 


    Genuinely good ship. Hopefully it is not subjected to aggressively to the Drea, Howl, and Sinker sin tax. 
    Rampage also super neat. 
    If you are an Imperial Player or just a general fan of X-Wing and are not hyped for the Tie Brute, you probably should be hyped. 
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    theBitterFig reacted to GreenDragoon in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    please show me. The highest i've seen from 2016 to 2018 was TripJump at 16% for Worlds 2017, lower if we look at the entire wave. Similarly GhostFenn went up to 15% over the entire wave.
    I'll review this period between August and December 2020 once all the large events are in. You're aware of course that we have also a historic low of events and games played.
    Of course that is the comparison - unless you buy into the incredibly bad faith bs from Jagsba - and I have. And of course it's also a bit more complicated. Does a i651 list contribute as much as a i65 list? Does it count if it is FennGang with 6111? It's wrong to simply average ps. A better idea is to look at number of lists with at least 1 pilot at i5-6, but I would not want to count Fenn 6111.
    And also, have fun arguing about which tournaments are valid choices druing Covid lockdowns. I am super out of that bs, espacially at a place like here.
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    theBitterFig reacted to GreenDragoon in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
    Top 16: 6 Spamtex. 1 AggressorSloane. 1 Wookiespam. 1 5Y (?). The other 7 went i5-6.
    Top 32: 11 Spamtex. 1 AggressorSloane. 2 Wookiespam. 1 5Y. 1 FOcho. 1 weird Scum mix (43220). 1 Trip Ewing. The other 13 relied on i5-6.
    Same is true if you look at all 4-2 results.
    You might enjoy trying to taunt me. I'm enjoying how accurately you present yourself.
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