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    K-2SO got a reaction from Tellonius in Sun Fac: The Meta Changing Menace   
    All this Nantex hysteria doesn’t bother me. As I’ve said before, any game where a meta becomes all X or squads to counter x don’t (shouldn’t) last very long. If it’s that stupid powerful it’s gotta get nerfed or Ensnare is gonna be upwards of 40 points. 
     
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    K-2SO got a reaction from DarkArk in Sun Fac: The Meta Changing Menace   
    All this Nantex hysteria doesn’t bother me. As I’ve said before, any game where a meta becomes all X or squads to counter x don’t (shouldn’t) last very long. If it’s that stupid powerful it’s gotta get nerfed or Ensnare is gonna be upwards of 40 points. 
     
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Kyle Ren in ENTIRE collection or JUST your squad?   
    Just curious how everyone rolls into their local shop to play? Personally, I don’t like carrying ANYthing, ANYwhere!  Just my wallet, cell and keys in my pocket annoy me. When I played MTG, I brought my deck, period. No life counters, dice, mats, tokens, trade binders, other decks, nothing! Of course that always made me the PITA that had to borrow a die or rip up little pieces of paper to use as tokens, but...
    For X-Wing I plan to be just as spartan. MY squad, cards, tokens, and tools all in a metal ROTJ lunchbox or more than likely jammed into a Target bag 😂 
    Let me just say, hats off to those guys that DO bring in everything, as they’re always the most generous and willing to lend out their collections for others to play and learn the game. 
    Anyway, what’s everyone else’s preference?
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Bucknife in Most Entertaining Squad Names   
    I made this joke in another thread, but my clever title would involve a squad of 3 Lambda shuttles named “NERRRRRRDS!” or something derivative of the Tri-lambs in Revenge of the Nerds. It’s sister squad would be “Omega-Mu” or “Space Pigs”, I guess 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from FTS Gecko in ENTIRE collection or JUST your squad?   
    Just curious how everyone rolls into their local shop to play? Personally, I don’t like carrying ANYthing, ANYwhere!  Just my wallet, cell and keys in my pocket annoy me. When I played MTG, I brought my deck, period. No life counters, dice, mats, tokens, trade binders, other decks, nothing! Of course that always made me the PITA that had to borrow a die or rip up little pieces of paper to use as tokens, but...
    For X-Wing I plan to be just as spartan. MY squad, cards, tokens, and tools all in a metal ROTJ lunchbox or more than likely jammed into a Target bag 😂 
    Let me just say, hats off to those guys that DO bring in everything, as they’re always the most generous and willing to lend out their collections for others to play and learn the game. 
    Anyway, what’s everyone else’s preference?
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Opsmason in Plo and Tractor Tokens (aka ANOTHER Nantex thread)   
    I don’t know if this has been fully discussed, but I’d like to get some insight/clarifications on Plo’s ability, specifically as a possible way to counter what I’m expexting will be a heavy Nantex meta. 
    So, as you know, I’m new, so I’m just going to break it down (for myself) with the following statements:
    -tractor tokens are orange and circular. 
    -Nantex receives tractor token during Activation phase upon completion of maneuver
    -end of activation phase Ensnare transfers ship to enemy  
    -Nantex forces tractored ship to boost or BR  
    -Plo transfers tractor token to himself at the beginning of the engagement phase  
    -Original tractor target is now able to utilize full dice on its rolls  
    -tractor tokens are cleared at the end of the engagement phase
    My question is, are all of these statements  true, so far? Am I missing something or misunderstanding something? 
    Finally, WILL Plo be able to boost and/or BR himself even though it’s during the Engagement phase?
    I think that’s it. I’m not going to presume that truly is a pure counter to Nantex, but it’s just something that came to mind while reading through the rules again and I wanted to make sure these abilities work exactly as described  
     
     
     
     
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Bucknife in Worlds Meta   
    Someone with Plo is gonna win. It’s the super secret Nantex tech (Nantech).  The prizes are the foreshadowing! 😂
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Bucknife in ENTIRE collection or JUST your squad?   
    Just curious how everyone rolls into their local shop to play? Personally, I don’t like carrying ANYthing, ANYwhere!  Just my wallet, cell and keys in my pocket annoy me. When I played MTG, I brought my deck, period. No life counters, dice, mats, tokens, trade binders, other decks, nothing! Of course that always made me the PITA that had to borrow a die or rip up little pieces of paper to use as tokens, but...
    For X-Wing I plan to be just as spartan. MY squad, cards, tokens, and tools all in a metal ROTJ lunchbox or more than likely jammed into a Target bag 😂 
    Let me just say, hats off to those guys that DO bring in everything, as they’re always the most generous and willing to lend out their collections for others to play and learn the game. 
    Anyway, what’s everyone else’s preference?
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    K-2SO got a reaction from JBFancourt in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    Hmm, I guess just to be on the safe side I’ll always pass initiative for now and see if I can spot any instances where I would have benefited from having gone first.
    Thanks, everyone for all the help in here. Really looking forward to attending the HT. it’s likely gonna be overwhelming and I’ll be wayyyyyyyy over my head, but I’m just gonna go in open-minded, use what knowledge I have and take its a huge learning experience. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Cuz05 in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    Hmm, I guess just to be on the safe side I’ll always pass initiative for now and see if I can spot any instances where I would have benefited from having gone first.
    Thanks, everyone for all the help in here. Really looking forward to attending the HT. it’s likely gonna be overwhelming and I’ll be wayyyyyyyy over my head, but I’m just gonna go in open-minded, use what knowledge I have and take its a huge learning experience. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Bucknife in What's coming next?   
    I’m curious/exited to see what the Eta-2 Interceptor will bring to the table. 
    Faster, more firepower, less armor, s-foils...
    im thinking similar benefits in firepower/agility for S foil arrangements, less (no?) shields and more blues or the addition of 3 right turns. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from joeshmoe554 in Definitive definition of “outside notes”?   
    Actually, now that I read it again, if it’s in the squad builder app, which all card images and dials are, then it’s “inside”, so to speak and should infact he perfectly legal. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Odanan in What's coming next?   
    I’m curious/exited to see what the Eta-2 Interceptor will bring to the table. 
    Faster, more firepower, less armor, s-foils...
    im thinking similar benefits in firepower/agility for S foil arrangements, less (no?) shields and more blues or the addition of 3 right turns. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Cuz05 in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    @Cuz05 great advice! Thanks! I’ve been doing much of that. I learned if the “template game” from the Mynock Squad podcast I mentioned above. Not bragging, but I’m pretty good at it. I can get pretty close to even imagining the end spot to a Jedi maneuver -> boost -> BR. 
    I pretty much have it embedded that a bank is going to change my squares into diamonds and a turn is going to be a right angle that will only go as high as the tip of base as it turns from square to diamond back to square again. I dunno if I verbalized that! 
    Im gonna start using throwing the rocks into the mix as you suggested as well. Thanks again!
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Ccwebb in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    So, there’s a HT in my area on October 12. I’m going. I’ve officially played 1 game of X-Wing, ever.
    Now, I’m not irrational. The probability of my getting wrecked is, well, probable, however, I’d like to preform a experiment to see how much knowledge can be gleaned (and applied) within a finite period of time by a totally clean slate. Stranger things have happened. I once went 5-1 at a MTG tourney with a precon deck. 😂 
    Anyway, here’s my proposed training regiment:
    -Podcast per day
    -Template game/flying practice/spatial awareness 
    -Reread Rules Reference (again) for fun!
    -Complete knowledge of MY list (moves, actions, abilities, triggers, ect) 
    -Familiarize myself (as much as possible) with the current meta/popular lists. 
    -basic understanding of “x-wing math” ie dice probability, vectors, Pythagorean theorem ect
    -other strategies: rule of 11, pillars, tactics, target prioritizing, turn 0, half points, obstacle placement, ect. 
    What’s missing from this list is probably the most obvious, PLAY AS MANY GAMES AS POSSIBLE, right? Problem is, I can’t (for various reasons) do anything online, so best case scenario, maybe I can get in 5 RL games total before the deadline.
    That being said, what else can everyone suggest I do to best prepare for this overly ambitious/ludicrous undertaking? Anything you guys can propose , I’ll totally do it. Post links to articles, blogs, videos, whatever. If you think it’s pertinent, I want to see it. 
    In short, I’m the 1980 US hockey team and everyone else is Russia...Do you believe in miracles?!
     
     
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    K-2SO got a reaction from JBFancourt in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    Ha! I used to get REALLY nervous when I first started playing MTG, too. Like my hands would shake and my deck wouldnt shuffle from the protectors getting sweaty 😆
    ill do that, though. I wanna try to relax. I have nothing to lose, right? 0-6 is still 6 good games and more experience than I’ll receive in a month regularly. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Cuz05 in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    So, there’s a HT in my area on October 12. I’m going. I’ve officially played 1 game of X-Wing, ever.
    Now, I’m not irrational. The probability of my getting wrecked is, well, probable, however, I’d like to preform a experiment to see how much knowledge can be gleaned (and applied) within a finite period of time by a totally clean slate. Stranger things have happened. I once went 5-1 at a MTG tourney with a precon deck. 😂 
    Anyway, here’s my proposed training regiment:
    -Podcast per day
    -Template game/flying practice/spatial awareness 
    -Reread Rules Reference (again) for fun!
    -Complete knowledge of MY list (moves, actions, abilities, triggers, ect) 
    -Familiarize myself (as much as possible) with the current meta/popular lists. 
    -basic understanding of “x-wing math” ie dice probability, vectors, Pythagorean theorem ect
    -other strategies: rule of 11, pillars, tactics, target prioritizing, turn 0, half points, obstacle placement, ect. 
    What’s missing from this list is probably the most obvious, PLAY AS MANY GAMES AS POSSIBLE, right? Problem is, I can’t (for various reasons) do anything online, so best case scenario, maybe I can get in 5 RL games total before the deadline.
    That being said, what else can everyone suggest I do to best prepare for this overly ambitious/ludicrous undertaking? Anything you guys can propose , I’ll totally do it. Post links to articles, blogs, videos, whatever. If you think it’s pertinent, I want to see it. 
    In short, I’m the 1980 US hockey team and everyone else is Russia...Do you believe in miracles?!
     
     
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    K-2SO got a reaction from SabineKey in Chess Clocks in The Countdown X-Wing Worlds Side Event!   
    Exactly. That’s a pretty big concern that’s SHOULD be takin into consideration, yet how? Honestly,  there should be some kind of judgement for taking too long, like deciding what how to bet/fold in a poker game, for instance, but then you’d need a judge standing at every table and that’s not really feasible, I suppose. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from JBFancourt in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    @JBFancourt thanks for the suggestion! I picked up the Y-wing just in case, to have more options for that 3rd ship. 
    @Transmogrifier Ah, thank for the explanation! I wasn’t really thinking about blocking completely in that context. I realized it stoped my attack and ability to form an action, but I wasn’t even considering the killbox/other ships being part of this tactic. Very good to know!
    let me ask, just for clarity, half health on a 7B is going to 3 Hull? The shields from the configuration count, right? 
    @executor appreciate the advice! I Kinda figured that playing aces meant waiting for the perfect shot. An unanswed flanking shot, for example, and basically being patient. Knowing when to fly away and double back for a better approach then to attempt a bad trade. Is that a fair assessment?
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    K-2SO got a reaction from JBFancourt in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    @Transmogrifier Good points. I guess the R2 and the ability to regen 2 shields seemed pertinent, but perhaps WITH the 7B, it’s being overly protective? I was also playing around with an R2 on one Jedi and maybe Cody in the ARC. Thankfully there’s not TOO many choices. The Jedi with 7B pretty much take up 75% of  the list 
    Why do you say “Jedi don’t care about being blocked”? Blocking is kinda one area I’m having trouble wrapping my head around. I know it’s a great way to stop an impending attack, ie being at range 0, but how does this benefit Jedi? Unless you mean high initiative combined with boost, BR, ect enables Jedi to NOT get blocked?
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Gilarius in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    I’d love to. Unfortunately, the only laptop I have available to me is my Mothers and it’s running Vista 😑
    My list, and I’m still trying to finalize it, but it’s basically 2x Jedi Aces and an Arc. Definitely want Anakin and I’m thinking I like the versatility of Tiin. Def 7B config on both. As far as the ARC, I’d like to keep it more Aggressive and fit a 7th fleet gunner in there, but then I’ll have to sacrifice having Astromechs/R4 on both Jedi. Not really sure how to go yet. 
    @Transmogrifier
    It’s possible that list may be more advanced for a beginner and maybe I should have went with some kind of jousting list, but I’m on a budget and the store I had credit for was out of stock on a bunch of stuff, so I had to be selective. I wanted to challenge myself starting out, too. I think arc dodging  is going to be my preferred playstyle, as opposed to the other 3 pillars. As you pointed out, though, I do have to be aware of remembering Anakins bullseye arc trigger, checking if friendly ships range is triggered by 7th and Tiin, regenerating a Force each turn, remembering to USE force for dice mods I’d needed ect. Definitely a lot more that I should have burdened myself with starting out.
    what I have is:
    Guardians if the Rep
    2x Aethersprite
    1 ARC
    1 Y-wing. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Gilarius in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    @TasteTheRainbow Brothers Grimm in Selden NY. They changed their date from the 28th as that’s a MTG prerelease day. 
    The podcasts I’ve been listening to, and let me preface this by saying I HATE podcasts in general, have been pretty informative, actually. Mynock Squadron has a series of Flight Academy casts that concern the basics, but broken down into great depth. I highly recommend them to any other players starting out. 
    https://mynockpodcast.libsyn.com/
    I never thought to practice actual games as everyone has suggested. That makes a lot of sense. I used to play my MTG deck against other meta decks solo, never thought about doing that here. Great suggestion!
    @wurms I’ve been watching some games. The only issue is, atm all I have is my phone and it’s REALLY hard to focus on what’s going on. I have found a couple of matches that were more tutorial based and used various camera angles as opposed to the star data top view only. Those were easier to watch, especially the profession quality stuff like Team Covenant puts out. 
    @Gilarius I’m so glad you brought this up! In addition to the above, I have found watching some matches didn’t really help me much. I totally agree that down the line, after I learn what more lists are capable of and how to counter them, they will help immensely! Mynock Squad also suggested watching matches and predicting what each players turn 0 was looking to accomplish and see how often you can spot their strategies. 
    I think the biggest issue is not really knowing what the other lists are trying to. I should probably just open one of the list building apps and look at EVERYTHING to see how it functions. There’s a lot of things, like Slam, blocking and why having Leia stock around too long is goin to be troublesome ect. 
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    K-2SO got a reaction from CoffeeMinion in What's coming next?   
    I’m curious/exited to see what the Eta-2 Interceptor will bring to the table. 
    Faster, more firepower, less armor, s-foils...
    im thinking similar benefits in firepower/agility for S foil arrangements, less (no?) shields and more blues or the addition of 3 right turns. 
  24. Haha
    K-2SO got a reaction from Kreen in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    So, there’s a HT in my area on October 12. I’m going. I’ve officially played 1 game of X-Wing, ever.
    Now, I’m not irrational. The probability of my getting wrecked is, well, probable, however, I’d like to preform a experiment to see how much knowledge can be gleaned (and applied) within a finite period of time by a totally clean slate. Stranger things have happened. I once went 5-1 at a MTG tourney with a precon deck. 😂 
    Anyway, here’s my proposed training regiment:
    -Podcast per day
    -Template game/flying practice/spatial awareness 
    -Reread Rules Reference (again) for fun!
    -Complete knowledge of MY list (moves, actions, abilities, triggers, ect) 
    -Familiarize myself (as much as possible) with the current meta/popular lists. 
    -basic understanding of “x-wing math” ie dice probability, vectors, Pythagorean theorem ect
    -other strategies: rule of 11, pillars, tactics, target prioritizing, turn 0, half points, obstacle placement, ect. 
    What’s missing from this list is probably the most obvious, PLAY AS MANY GAMES AS POSSIBLE, right? Problem is, I can’t (for various reasons) do anything online, so best case scenario, maybe I can get in 5 RL games total before the deadline.
    That being said, what else can everyone suggest I do to best prepare for this overly ambitious/ludicrous undertaking? Anything you guys can propose , I’ll totally do it. Post links to articles, blogs, videos, whatever. If you think it’s pertinent, I want to see it. 
    In short, I’m the 1980 US hockey team and everyone else is Russia...Do you believe in miracles?!
     
     
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    K-2SO got a reaction from Transmogrifier in Too old to begin the training? “I’m NOT afraid!”   
    So, there’s a HT in my area on October 12. I’m going. I’ve officially played 1 game of X-Wing, ever.
    Now, I’m not irrational. The probability of my getting wrecked is, well, probable, however, I’d like to preform a experiment to see how much knowledge can be gleaned (and applied) within a finite period of time by a totally clean slate. Stranger things have happened. I once went 5-1 at a MTG tourney with a precon deck. 😂 
    Anyway, here’s my proposed training regiment:
    -Podcast per day
    -Template game/flying practice/spatial awareness 
    -Reread Rules Reference (again) for fun!
    -Complete knowledge of MY list (moves, actions, abilities, triggers, ect) 
    -Familiarize myself (as much as possible) with the current meta/popular lists. 
    -basic understanding of “x-wing math” ie dice probability, vectors, Pythagorean theorem ect
    -other strategies: rule of 11, pillars, tactics, target prioritizing, turn 0, half points, obstacle placement, ect. 
    What’s missing from this list is probably the most obvious, PLAY AS MANY GAMES AS POSSIBLE, right? Problem is, I can’t (for various reasons) do anything online, so best case scenario, maybe I can get in 5 RL games total before the deadline.
    That being said, what else can everyone suggest I do to best prepare for this overly ambitious/ludicrous undertaking? Anything you guys can propose , I’ll totally do it. Post links to articles, blogs, videos, whatever. If you think it’s pertinent, I want to see it. 
    In short, I’m the 1980 US hockey team and everyone else is Russia...Do you believe in miracles?!
     
     
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