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    >kkj got a reaction from cynanbloodbane in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    Thats exatly what we did with our Clone Wars Set

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    >kkj got a reaction from mattmaclaren31 in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    Thats exatly what we did with our Clone Wars Set

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    >kkj got a reaction from M0N0LITH in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    Thats exatly what we did with our Clone Wars Set

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    >kkj reacted to ISD Avenger in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    I think Venator will have to be large. Everything else Republic is small or medium I think. Just for the spread I think it will end up large.
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    >kkj reacted to RogueCorona in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    Victory clas Star Destroyers are significantly smaller then Venators so it makes more sense for the Victory to be medium and the Venator large IMO
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    >kkj reacted to M0N0LITH in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    ...not going to happen! Venator is the only ship possible for a large base when it comes to GAR!!
    Concerning the Vic. I like the idea of different upgrade slots. 
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    >kkj reacted to ISD Avenger in Clone Wars core box and ship predictions   
    It’s got to be the Acclamator for the Republic surely? I’d be surprised if they dove straight in with the Venator.
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    >kkj reacted to Odanan in What's coming next?   
    I don't, unfortunately. 
    But let me try to guess the next Republic and CIS ships:
    Eta-2 Arctis OR Alpha-3 Nimbus V-Wing  Droid tri-fighter OR Rogue-class starfighter The Tri-fighter might be more iconic, but mechanically, I think the Rogue-class would add much more to the game (possibility of illicit slot and a title with cloaking). So I guess it will come earlier.
    About the Eta-2 vs V-Wing, I guess the V-Wing miniature would look visually better (although the Eta-2 would have the classic jedi pilots, maybe even Yoda).
    See, that's how it works. For me, half the fun in this game is to speculate what's coming next and see the new ships announcements.
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    >kkj reacted to Grathew in Are you a thematic or formulaic player?   
    Arquitens command with RBD, LTT, Expert Shield Tech, and Aux Shield team sounds expensive but amazing. I'll need to try it. 
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    >kkj reacted to The Jabbawookie in RoS Xyston-Class Star Destroyer   
    It was not implied that cannon had the ability to blow up Crait were it only pointed downwards.  It was capable of breaching a really thick door, which is not the same thing.
     
    Even if we ignore the physics of it (which are even more absurd than normal), from a writing standpoint having a mass-produced planet killer only a few hundred meters long cheapens the concept (which, having already been the focal point of 3 movies, is already pretty cheap.)  Remember when Alderaan's destruction caused an actual emotional reaction?  Watching Kijimi get turned into pebbles didn't even make me blink.  In fact, I had to look up the name, because I forgot it, because it didn't matter.
    Unless the point of the franchise is to make an audience apathetic to planetary genocide, the superweapon trope has to go.  It just doesn't raise the stakes anymore.
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    >kkj reacted to Grumbleduke in RoS Xyston-Class Star Destroyer   
    The ISD-I is 1,600 meters. So I'm guessing someone just said "ok, let's just say it is 50% bigger." They don't seem to have made any major changes to the design (other than the extra gun), including the gun turrets and the bridge.
    So I'm assuming that means everything on the Star Destroyer is just 50% bigger. So the ceilings are 50% higher, the bunks are larger, the crew pits deeper, the 'freshers are 50% in all dimensions.
    Or maybe it's that the crew aren't humans but special Sith hybrids, and are 50% larger than normal humans?
    So, so silly. Why not just have a load of normal ISDs and throw in some Onagers?
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    >kkj reacted to Green Knight in RoS Xyston-Class Star Destroyer   
    They look the same as ISD. But of course bigger...
    Oh look, they glued an oversized gun to it!
    The lame level is extreme.
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    >kkj reacted to Irokenics in What Clone Wars Armada might look like   
    Heyo Admirals!
    So we did a fun little battle report project using various custom armada compatible miniatures from Mel_Miniatures and Cards/Stats from guys on the forums who made this [https://imgur.com/a/MzbcwoZ]
    Shoutout to the Armada Discord for helping me get the ship base cardboard size right!
    I figure it would be a great first look into what Clone Wars Armada might look like.
    Just thought we'd end the year with some fun and in the Armada range of content!
     
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    >kkj got a reaction from eMeM in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    I have to agree with @Frimmel here. Some people confuse "realism" with consistency. Imagine introducing laser guns and airplanes in the third Lord of the Rings movie. It would ruin all suspense and immersion, because it destroys all the rules of this universe that define the options of the characters. Hyperspace Ramming, jumping out and into atmosphere when the plot needs it, etc, all this kind of stuff makes previous character actions and choices seem idiotic and dumb in retrospect. Those things werent impossible because someone specifically SAID that they are, but more because they were off the table from the start, it was clear by the decisions made by the characters that those things arent an option. Now that they supposedly are, all past actions seem dumb with these new concepts made possible. You either have to believe people never though of those ideas or try to come up with some excuse for why it has never been done before. 
    Using a deus ex machine to get your plot to work is the hallmark of a bad writer. Its lazy and disrespectful to the previous material.
     
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    >kkj reacted to LagJanson in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    That's not why Star Wars is called fantasy, instead of scifi. Star Wars is fantasy because there are no grounds for technologies to exist within science, so science fiction is not a label that can be applied.
    There should be rules for fantasy stories just as much as scifi. Magic, as an example, needs rules in universe. How powerful? What is needed to cast it? Who can wield it? All important rules that need to be fixed before writing, even if you don't explicitly tell the audience.
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    >kkj got a reaction from impspy in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    I have to agree with @Frimmel here. Some people confuse "realism" with consistency. Imagine introducing laser guns and airplanes in the third Lord of the Rings movie. It would ruin all suspense and immersion, because it destroys all the rules of this universe that define the options of the characters. Hyperspace Ramming, jumping out and into atmosphere when the plot needs it, etc, all this kind of stuff makes previous character actions and choices seem idiotic and dumb in retrospect. Those things werent impossible because someone specifically SAID that they are, but more because they were off the table from the start, it was clear by the decisions made by the characters that those things arent an option. Now that they supposedly are, all past actions seem dumb with these new concepts made possible. You either have to believe people never though of those ideas or try to come up with some excuse for why it has never been done before. 
    Using a deus ex machine to get your plot to work is the hallmark of a bad writer. Its lazy and disrespectful to the previous material.
     
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    >kkj got a reaction from LagJanson in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    I have to agree with @Frimmel here. Some people confuse "realism" with consistency. Imagine introducing laser guns and airplanes in the third Lord of the Rings movie. It would ruin all suspense and immersion, because it destroys all the rules of this universe that define the options of the characters. Hyperspace Ramming, jumping out and into atmosphere when the plot needs it, etc, all this kind of stuff makes previous character actions and choices seem idiotic and dumb in retrospect. Those things werent impossible because someone specifically SAID that they are, but more because they were off the table from the start, it was clear by the decisions made by the characters that those things arent an option. Now that they supposedly are, all past actions seem dumb with these new concepts made possible. You either have to believe people never though of those ideas or try to come up with some excuse for why it has never been done before. 
    Using a deus ex machine to get your plot to work is the hallmark of a bad writer. Its lazy and disrespectful to the previous material.
     
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    >kkj got a reaction from Frimmel in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    I have to agree with @Frimmel here. Some people confuse "realism" with consistency. Imagine introducing laser guns and airplanes in the third Lord of the Rings movie. It would ruin all suspense and immersion, because it destroys all the rules of this universe that define the options of the characters. Hyperspace Ramming, jumping out and into atmosphere when the plot needs it, etc, all this kind of stuff makes previous character actions and choices seem idiotic and dumb in retrospect. Those things werent impossible because someone specifically SAID that they are, but more because they were off the table from the start, it was clear by the decisions made by the characters that those things arent an option. Now that they supposedly are, all past actions seem dumb with these new concepts made possible. You either have to believe people never though of those ideas or try to come up with some excuse for why it has never been done before. 
    Using a deus ex machine to get your plot to work is the hallmark of a bad writer. Its lazy and disrespectful to the previous material.
     
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    >kkj reacted to Frimmel in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    No rules for the tech from prior movies or material are applicable in JJ Star Wars. Throw it all out the window. That stuff is now all just a rug they can pull out from under the audience for cheap gotchas or milk for unearned emotional beats and nostalgia. It is now Rule of Cool or even more cynically Rule of Easier and Cheaper to Shoot and Edit along with Rule of Be Led Around by the Plot because JJ is a crap director and writer. I saw the entire new teaser and they clearly hyperspace into atmosphere at a very low altitude as well.
    I'm sure they'll hand wave it away somehow and who cares right? Resistance Y-wings! Resistance B-wings!
    Product cinema by market focus group at its finest. 
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    >kkj reacted to Frimmel in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    You guys only seem to think that The Rules are specific to dialogue and that the circumstances and scenes and ways they went about things in the movies don't contribute to our understanding of how things work.
    In Force Awakens Han Solo specifically threw out the rules we're talking about here. I guess I'm the only one who was utterly and thoroughly angered by that scene with Han, Finn,  and Rey where the creators did exactly the thing I'm talking about here: threw out the rules to get their characters out of a jam. And with exactly the argument you guys are making, "Those aren't the rules." 
    While I have to respect your right to be okay with that I will reserve the right to be horrified at your willingness to defend it.
     
    Do you understand what you're arguing for with that? You're arguing that a fictional universe doesn't need to define its reality. It doesn't need to say what is and isn't real. Reality in the fictional universe is whatever they say it is whenever they say it is because space wizards and laser swords. There is stuff that isn't real in the real world so there is no real in the fictional one. 
     
    Why would it matter that you're not convinced? No rules against it right? It wasn't something we overlooked because it was Han being badass and only a badass like Han could do it. No rules against it. Everyone can do it no badass required. 
    And it looks cool right? It's good as long as it's cool right? Doesn't take away from what came before does it? Doesn't make them look stupid for trying to use an older code to get to the planet. There is no spoken rule that is a star shining though the clouds like you'd see through a planet. Space wizards and laser swords so there doesn't need to be a consistent framework of what can and can not be done. It can be whatever they say it is can't it? Who cares if any of this is grounded in anything as long as those rabbits keep coming and we can keep going, "Wow." 

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    >kkj reacted to Frimmel in Resistance B-Wings / Y-Wings   
    I've been banging on this drum for four years now. A fictional universe needs rules for its tech and magic. They can be any rules like wearing a ring can turn you invisible at the cost of your soul but they must be adhered to. Creators don't get to throw the rules out because there isn't enough screen time for the heroes to overcome them or they aren't convenient to the cool shot you want or the creator just wrote themselves into a corner. When you violate the rules of your tech and your magic you are cheating. 
    What if the laser swords stopped being able to block blaster shots? Laser swords are made obsolete. Does that do good things or bad things for the Star Wars universe? Would that be cool?
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    >kkj reacted to dominosfleet in Rise of the Skywalker Trailer 2   
    That's literally the best case I can imagine, but it's not going to happen. 


    Not gonna lie, all of the hope you guys have in this and the decent ideas you're throwing out makes me far more interested than the trailer itself did. 

    I want it to be thrawn, but i doubt it will be

    I expect dark rey just to be the cave scene with luke from empire

    I expect that fleet just to be the Starkiller base / Supremacy equiv  with no explanation as to where it came from aside from "we found this mothballed fleet". 

    I really, really want it to be benjamin cucumber  (j/k) playing thrawn showing up to enforce order amongst  kylo/that gingers chaos. 
     
    Seriously though, this is being written by the guy that wrote justice league and batman v superman, I wouldn't get your hopes up. 
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    >kkj reacted to Xeletor in Community support request (Clone Wars content)   
    Two friends made a ton of cards for clone wars, the thread is linked below, the ships you need are probably already in there.
     
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    >kkj reacted to themightyhedgehog in Am I the only one not looking forward to Clone Wars?   
    I just gotta say, I am beyond excited for Clone Wars.  I am loving the attention we are getting at the moment.  The size and scale of the battles is way beyond what the original trilogy every showed.  The sheer amount of new content will make this game last for many more years.  I simply cannot wait. 
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    >kkj reacted to Drasnighta in Test 1   
    They did 😁
     
     
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