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    The A-wing is where they dropped the ball

    I never said a squad of i1 A-Wings are all aces, I said an i1 A-Wing can be an ace. I have successfully arc-dodged and points-fortressed with generic A-Wings before so I believe other people can too. No ship will ever always move last, so just because something moves a little earlier doesn't make it not an ace. Some aces just take more skill than others. Plenty of 1.0 aces could just joust things and then double reposition or SLAM away or token stack and be fine. Lots of 2.0 aces can't do that anymore. A lot of this comes down to switching mindsets.
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    The A-wing is where they dropped the ball

    Hey, look, @catachanninja, ForceM is defining what an ace is! In all seriousness though, I think that people need to git gud at defining what an ace really is. You don't have to move last to be an ace - in 1.0, Kylo and Soontir took PTL and almost never moved last. Being the highest initiative in the game with tons of reposition and tons of defensive stacking doesn't make you the only ace, it makes you the bad player who has to pay extra for that because you can't predict your opponent's moves. i1 A-Wings are still aces in my book. You can't take the sky from me.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Stick around here long enough and you'll find that you can tell when anyone comes online just by that you suddenly get a bunch of notifications from them
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    The A-wing is where they dropped the ball

    Some things are just Aces that move first. I disagree with the notion that i3 and i4 things can't be aces.
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    Whats best, TTS or Vassal

    Vassal is less flashy but works nicely. TTS has some annoying features due to being a physics sandbox at heart. Fly Casual would be the best if it worked, but I can't play even one game without it crashing
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    Yet another X-Wing blog

    Welp, here you go. Let us know if you like it, and we'll make more maybe. http://thesaltminesxwingpodcast.blogspot.com/2018/10/getting-good-at-swarms-and-boxes-part-1.html
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    Mel's Miniatures Wishlist

    Interesting... I know there was a really rare (I think one-of-a-kind?) ship called the D-Wing in the old canon somewhere. I also know a guy in an Adult Fan of LEGO group who made a similar-looking ship with a few B-Wing kits once. Can't find a link to that though. Really cool design, I like it a lot.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    That's a lot of architecture. Maybe cut out Cassian for just a bigger bid for Luke? Seems pretty good though honestly.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Yeah in general bad whiny players play stuff and then scream about how bad it is on the internet and then nobody else bothers even trying it. All the people saying things are bad need to try more things. I tried two Rebel lists before finding the thing I'm happy with. I haven't even tried more than 2/3 of my ships in 2.0. Once. Why is the sky not falling about how cheap K-Wings are? Probably because the bad whiners are sad TLT and perfect information Bombs are gone so they simply haven't tried them. I feel like this counts towards the other factions as well. The whole world needs to git gud so much that it's not even funny.
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    Happy Friday- What ship is surprising you in 2.0?

    Ah, Friday, means we get yet another excellent Cubanboy thread! Yay! Lots of good answers here, I love U-Wings and Phantoms now, and I need to try A-Wings. I have been very surprised by the Lambda Shuttle. The lowly space cow feels completely different with a rear arc and the coordinate action. The same old bad dial actually feels pretty good now. And Sai is nuts.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Vader has more fans than any other character so he's the Empire's untouchable ship. Luke and is also likely untouchable. I think Boba Fett is the most untouchable Scum ship. He has tons of fans and is the only scum ship to appear in the OT. Han is touchable purely because he exists as in multiple versions in multiple factions. Probably Anakin and maybe Kenobi from Prequels. Poe and Kylo from Sequels. Seperatists are unlikely to have "untouchable" characters.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I mess up those turns a lot so I've tried to come up with prerehearsed openings, but the last few times I played I improvised those setup rounds and it was great. Wish I'd taken pictures. I love the Z-swarm because when I set up, what my opponent doesn't realize is however they engage, there will be a box around them on turn 3.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

  14. Hey X-Wing people! Starting tomorrow will be the Salt Mines Classic, an online X-Wing tournament! You will need Discord and Fly Casual X-Wing Simulator (both free) to participate. Both are free. Please PM me if you're interested and I'll send you the invite link. To suit the fun and non-competitive nature of FlyCasual, we will use random lists. Tell me a faction you want to fly (or if you want to be randomly assigned a faction each week) and I'll go to YASB 2.0 and generate a random list and send it to you. That list will be your list for the tournament. I will regenerate the lists if -They use less than 195 points -They contain cards not in FlyCasual You will get a new squad every round, and configurations are automatically included. I'll start generating and sending out lists tomorrow, and then I'll post pairings and we can get started. Everyone will have a week to get their game in, but I'll start the next round as soon as all results are in. MOV are as normal, rounds are not timed (play until someone has no ships left). Tournament scoring as normal, based on W/L then MOV. In the event of a game being unplayable due to crashes you are permitted to use Vassal or TTS to complete the game. Any games not finished within a week are treated as losses for both players. I'm going to try to get some prize support depending on shipping cost.