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Hippie Moosen

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  1. Got myself the X-wing damage deck with pre-order and I love to use it. These look cool so I will most likely get the Republic one, though I don't think I'll bother pre-ordering something like this. A Resistance one could be neat too, but the T-65 deck is probably what I'll stick with for them as well. Don't need the other factions cuz I don't play em at all. To those who didn't want to see the Fang on these, sorry guys. I would've preferred to see the StarViper myself, though again I don't run scum ever. I get that the Fang was Scums first small ship in 2nd ed, but it's hard to shake the feeling that other ships feel a little more iconic of the faction.
  2. Wow. That's a pretty thorough breakdown. If this holds true I am way off. Interesting read for sure. Thanks for the link.
  3. I have a theory regarding the new trailer that I posted to the X-wing and Legion forum's, but wanted to get your opinions as well. I'm gonna just copy/paste it for you all to check out. So did anyone get the vibe that maybe that fleet of ISD's are all inert and were left out in space similar to the way that the Katana fleet was back in the original Thrawn trilogy? I don't think them being there is an accident, but rather something Palp left behind on the assumption that the Empire may fall and need to be rebuilt. Basically he left a cache of ships floating in space for when that day came. I also kinda got the feeling that Finn along with others found this dormant fleet, based on that shot of him and the new girl aboard some ship. That shot gives you a look out the window into space and it looks pretty similar to the background of the ISD shot. Those ISD's also aren't lit up which could be indicating that they are inactive. I bring this up because of that shot of 3PO with red eyes. My little pet theory is that 3PO will be with Finn when they find the ISD's and that with nowhere near enough people to crew the things, 3PO will attempt to take control of the fleet from a command ship or something like that. The red is just to show that he's interfacing with the old Imperial ships. It would be a pretty good way to give the Resistance a fighting chance if they suddenly came into ownership of an entire Imperial fleet. This is all based on roughly 10 seconds of footage so feel free to tear this theory to bits, but it sounds pretty probable to me. So what do you all think of it? I haven't read any of the spoilers that are out there yet, so not sure how this jives with that, and like I said it's based on next to nothing but some guesses and 3 shots from the trailer. Thanks for reading!
  4. I have a theory regarding the trailer I posted to the X-wing forum and wanted to get your opinions as well. I'm gonna just copy/paste it for you all to check out. So did anyone get the vibe that maybe that fleet of ISD's are all inert and were left out in space similar to the way that the Katana fleet was back in the original Thrawn trilogy? I don't think them being there is an accident, but rather something Palp left behind on the assumption that the Empire may fall and need to be rebuilt. Basically he left a cache of ships floating in space for when that day came. I also kinda got the feeling that Finn along with others found this dormant fleet, based on that shot of him and the new girl aboard some ship. That shot gives you a look out the window into space and it looks pretty similar to the background of the ISD shot. Those ISD's also aren't lit up which could be indicating that they are inactive. I bring this up because of that shot of 3PO with red eyes. My little pet theory is that 3PO will be with Finn when they find the ISD's and that with nowhere near enough people to crew the things, 3PO will attempt to take control of the fleet from a command ship or something like that. The red is just to show that he's interfacing with the old Imperial ships. It would be a pretty good way to give the Resistance a fighting chance if they suddenly came into ownership of an entire Imperial fleet. This is all based on roughly 10 seconds of footage so feel free to tear this theory to bits, but it sounds pretty probable to me. So what do you all think of it? I haven't read any of the spoilers that are out there yet, so not sure how this jives with that, and like I said it's based on next to nothing but some guesses and 3 shots from the trailer. Thanks for reading!
  5. Completely forgot about the R2 theory. Maybe 3PO goes down with the ship and R2 decides to cut him some slack. I could aslo be 100% wrong on everything though Haven't seen any spoilers myself. Could you post a source for those of us willing to look, or maybe point us in the right direction?
  6. So did anyone get the vibe that maybe that fleet of ISD's are all inert and were left out in space similar to the way that the Katana fleet was back in the original Thrawn trilogy? I don't think them being there is an accident, but rather something Palp left behind on the assumption that the Empire may fall and need to be rebuilt. Basically he left a cache of ships floating in space for when that day came. I also kinda got the feeling that Finn along with others found this dormant fleet, based on that shot of him and the new girl aboard some ship. That shot gives you a look out the window into space and it looks pretty similar to the background of the ISD shot. Those ISD's also aren't lit up which could be indicating that they are inactive. I bring this up because of that shot of 3PO with red eyes. My little pet theory is that 3PO will be with Finn when they find the ISD's and that with nowhere near enough people to crew the things, 3PO will attempt to take control of the fleet from a command ship or something like that. The red is just to show that he's interfacing with the old Imperial ships. It would be a pretty good way to give the Resistance a fighting chance if they suddenly came into ownership of an entire Imperial fleet. This is all based on roughly 10 seconds of footage so feel free to tear this theory to bits, but it sounds pretty probable to me. To sum up, Admiral C-3PO, as well as Resistance ISD's and Tie's confirmed
  7. More stuff for the Resistance is a good thing IMO. A large scale space battle in the third film has become a hallmark of Star Wars so expecting a couple more ship models to show up other than what is seen in the trailer seems safe-ish. Not much in the way of First Order stuff shown other than another shot of what appears to be that Tie from the first trailer, though that shot of all the Star Destroyers could mean fun things if anyone here is into Armada and wants the sequel trilogy to get added in there as well. I'm always down for more B-wings so hopefully they will be the Resistance's next ship once this movie actually drops.
  8. It looks pretty dope. The price being super high makes a lot of sense, because well it's a Disney resort. If I were 7 again this would definitely have been the vacation I would beg my parents for. Adult me doesn't feel too comfortable about dropping that much to hang in a shiny cruise ship tho.
  9. Lol. just realized I forgot to answer OP's question One new pilot isn't really a draw to any particular faction for me. I'm not a tournament grinder, just a casual fan. I gravitate towards the heroes so I play the three factions that you could call the good guys. If I were to get into another it would be Scum. I like the general feel and aesthetic of their faction best of all the more villainous options, and also just really love the design of the old Starvipers and the more recent Fang Fighters. The CIS is definitely a very interesting and unique faction in this game, with Sun Fac and his ship adding even more unique and very cool elements, but I just don't care for Clankers much.
  10. They have massive amounts of resources and produce products that sell. EA has numerous studios under their umbrella, and while it's pretty easy to see that they mishandle most of the properties they acquire (essentially gutting the majority of their studio acquisitions) those resources and of course their profit margins likely matter more to Disney than picking a company that fans actually like. I've hated EA since they killed Ultima, but I still found myself playing Mass Effect 1-3 when they were new. People hate EA for good reason, but I'm sure most of us own at least one of their products.
  11. Could you get a VPN? With one of those you could just appear to be in the US or any other place where the service would be available. If you can only get a VPN for your phone and you have a recent enough television you can stream stuff from your phone straight to your TV.
  12. This would make the most sense. It's probably safe to assume normal fleshy pilots will get an upgrade bar either very close the Rebel Y-wing, if not completely identical. R2 is likely to have both crew and gunner instead of gunner and astro.
  13. The ship ability is a "may" so you choose if you do the evade or not. The handmaidens can only assign the condition to a single ship due to that single limited dot on the condition card.
  14. Darth Vader led a wing of fighters against what he assumed were Jedi that somehow survived Order 66 along with some defective clones. After shooting down a Delta-7 with a rather distinctive paint job, Vader received an urgent message. "Lord Vader, you've created a time paradox!" With that the dark lord of the Sith ceased to be, and history had to go back to the drawing board to figure out just what the heck is going on.
  15. https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/ the new ones are labelled as "upcoming"
  16. I wonder if the named V-19's and I3 generic will be usable now. The ARC's feel pretty well balanced on the Republic IMO, so no major changes on them is just fine by me. The Delta-7's are difficult to place but do seem to be worth the points when flown well. The V-19's apart from the I2 are all just bad with the points as they stand now though. I really want to try out a squad of them with their faction talent, so hopefully that will be better once we know what the points are.
  17. This ships design would probably be a lot less divisive if that nose wasn't so long and was intended to move up and down. They needed to cut that thing in half, and demonstrate that it moves or put it at a less absurd angle, and no one would be all that put off by it. As it is now though it does seem kinda absurd. If gently landing in any open field results in your nose getting smashed then you have failed as a ship designer. I love like 70% of this thing, and the entire 30% I don't like is all that nose. If it weren't for that this would be a pretty cool flying saucer with scary looking guns.
  18. It's probably not the best tie, but Sabine's Rebel Tie is a lot of fun to mess around with. I'd probably say that the Empire has the best Tie's due to raw efficiency and swarmy awesomeness.
  19. It's gonna be awhile. Disney won't be fast tracking movies like they were originally. Pretty sure they said that after EP 9 they wanted to give it a rest for at least 2-3 years before a new movie comes out. Could be an interesting era to explore, but don't get too hyped just yet. If it's coming, it's a very long way out still.
  20. This seems like a weird argument IMO. These games stats are all abstractions of a bunch of different things. Others have pointed out that Initiative isn't necessarily a comment on the pilots abilities as a whole, but rather just another stat that goes into their overall efficacy. Think of it like stats in DnD. The Wizard might be a lot smarter than the Ranger, but the group is gonna trust the Ranger when it comes to Knowledge: Nature rolls because he put more points into that skill or training for a less gamey term. Initiative is an abstraction just like anything else in these kinds of games, not a hard and fast measurement of how good someone is as a pilot in general. Maybe Snips has better reflexes on the ground and in the cockpit, but Padme is more comfortable with this one ship because she's used to it what with it being likely the only fighter she's piloted frequently. Snips isn't a worse pilot because Padme has slightly higher Initiative. If you've played the SW RPG produced by West End Games, it's entirely possible for someone to be the best pilot in the galaxy as long as they're in their favorite ship, but a total novice in anything they haven't specialized into. There are plenty of reasons to argue any characters I values in either direction, so really what's even the point of this? The fluff isn't being disrespected because of a perceived discrepancy between Padme and Ashoka's initiative values.
  21. I have no idea what to expect as far as when he'll show up, or what his ability will be, but I'd wager he will pop up as crew on the LAAT and a pilot in the ETA-2. As a pilot I'd guess 4-5I just to make him decently effective, with 3 force to play with. Not sure why some are calling for a 3 force crew though. That's not gonna happen IMO. The dev's seem to have deemed all force sensitive crew just grant a single force for balancing reasons.
  22. I'm looking at getting 2-3 n-1's, and depending on their costings and how much I like them I may get more to run a squad of just n-1's. Just doing one Resistance Transport, as I feel that's all I'm likely to use in any given game, but the door is open to more if they're useful. I'd like to get a pair of B-wings due to their new moving parts, but I'm probably gonna wait on them as I already have a couple from 1st ed. Don't need the Falcon at all since I have one already. Everything else I just don't play. Might get a set of templates at some point as well, but not planning on pre-ordering them.
  23. I recall someone posted a Rouge One inspired in-atmo mission a couple months back. Can't find the thread at all, but ships basically ignored terrain, the at-at's did boosts for movement and had 2 die primary's. ground troops were to be dropped by rebel U-wings in specific locations in the scenario, but if I remember right the balancing wasn't quite right for the mission to be playable.
  24. admittedly we were a little spoiled in the lead-up to celebration. still want those previews though. Pretty sure I spotted a BB-8 pilot for the Resistance and I really want to know what he does.
  25. My spouse doesn't do miniature games like X-wing, but tabletop RPG's are one of our big shared passion's. Pathfinder, DnD, and the old West End Games Star Wars D6 system are what we've spent the most time playing.
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