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  1. ThinkingB

    Wave 3's cards and points are up in the Builder

    Well I for one would like to welcome our new ARC ARC ARC ARC V-19 + 7pts overlords.
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    A Powerful Ally article

    I really hope they don't factor SN into his base cost. I should be rewarded for taking the cheaper option and no SN; not punished because the pricing is railroading him into taking it. Paying a premium for empty slots is bad. That's how we ended up with the 1.0 Punisher after all.
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    A Powerful Ally article

    R4 Astromech vs R4-P is going to be a tough choice depending on the pilot. I'm not sure if one is clearly better than the other, but R4-P seems to be more of an "in case of emergency..." button compared to the always on R4.
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    A Powerful Ally article

    R4-P Astromech is going to be the Jedi's get out of jail free card. A single stress token isn't too bad when you can just "lol 5 straight blue, boost + evade". Right now, Anakin with Calibrated Laser Targeting, R4-P, and Supernatural looks like he is going to be a monster right out of the gate. Now it's just a question of what you can bring with him.
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    Arcsarcsarcsarcsarcs.... ARCS!

    I meant flop more along the lines of how E-Wings and large base ships flopped immediately after the launch of 2.0; overpriced to the point of "Why bother?" If you're paying more for less things in Republic, then the faction is a dud. Thankfully it doesn't look like this is going to be the case.
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    Sith Infiltrator has moving wings

    They will drop faster than Ties and Z-95s, so I'm not that afraid of them. They will be quite an annoyance though. I could imagine a pair of Energy Shell Vultures flanking and then acting like a Biggs of sorts along the lines of Pure Sabaac or Wampa. You either shoot them or eat 6 red dice for roughly 1/4 of the cost of a list.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Such a shame that we didn't get an over/under for the upcoming points. I still don't know if they're going to go with hilariously over-costed for Jedi a la pre fix E-wings or hilariously under like Redline and friends. I mean, I think that FFG would want to sell as many expacs of the new sets as possible, so maybe x5 Jedi with named pilots and good upgrades is going to be a list.
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    Arcsarcsarcsarcsarcs.... ARCS!

    Right now, my (highly points dependent) plan is: Anakin w/ - Supernatural Reflexes 104th Battalion Pilot w/ - Darth Sidious Wolffe When points drop, I'm going to plug whatever is left with a couple more choice upgrades and a bid. If, by some insane happenstance, these 3 pilots are not legal with only these 2 upgrades, then Republic will flop as a faction.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    That's the spirit. I'm going to fly him with no configuration at all, so he'll have stealth device on top of everything else to contend with. My plan is for him to essentially be an unkillable block of 100+ points. And two Arc 170s (points willing) will be able to trade and distract while Anakin just flies around, podracing and occasionally taking shots at the enemy. Such a shame that they likely won't be able to take any missiles though.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Am I wrong for thinking that Supernatural Anakin + ARC-170 (w/ the senate) + 1 is going to be a real list? He seems quite a bit better than SN Kylo.
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    Polish Aethersprite spoiler

    No one is taking it on Vader anymore. However, Vader does not have boost, evade, or an astromech slot, so Anakin in his Aethersprite has more resources to protect the points investment than in his Tie Advanced. Basically, Anakin will nullify Kylo Ren as the premier Supernatural Reflexes carrier and that's about where he will end up; at least for me. The evade action and being able to boost or barrell roll on SN with no consequences is going to be highly effective. Put Darth Sidious in a list with him as well and we're going to have a very strong choice for players who want to fly a beefed up super ace. He's flexible enough to also add or subtract points from his cost due to the combo of configurations, mods, and astromechs.
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    Polish Aethersprite spoiler

    If only there was some way for him to do I6 activation, pre-movement repositioning...
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    The value of generics?

    a.) Dice mods inherent to the chassis. This is why defenders and E-Wings are seeing good success in extended. Lack of double mods is what has historically held some generics back, so these have earned their place in the game. b.) Utility unique to the chassis. Tie Bombers fall into this category for their curved bomb drops and cheap platform for barrage, but I'd also include generic Lambdas in this as well for the sake of being the cheapest simple coordinate for Imperials. Along these lines, generic Us see play for being the cheapest Leia carrier in rebel hyperspace. I would probably put Y-Wings in here as well, due to the relative exclusivity of Ion Cannon Turret and VTG on a small base, but they would also fall into the next category.... c.) Raw efficiency. The most straightforward way to play generics. A simple gambit of more health + more attack = more win. Granted, the ships themselves need to be competent enough to not go down too quick, but "How many of Ship X can I put in a list?" is a legit reason why generics see play. Some people enjoy this play-style; some don't. However, it is still highly effective in the right hands.
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    Polish Aethersprite spoiler

    Yeah and if we're lucky, only half of our ships are going to be at a crooked angle on the stand. But in all seriousness, I was expecting the pdf to leak this morning. If its not available tomorrow, then they severely screwed up launch. TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE PRODUCT IF YOU WANT THEM TO BUY IT FFG. I DON'T BUY THINGS IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GETTING WITH MY MONEY FFG.
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    Polish Aethersprite spoiler

    Yeah I know I'm probably the resident cynic around here, but it really feels like FFG is kind of fumbling this release. They made a mistake by not dropping points or revealing these guys sooner. I assume this article will drop tomorrow, but that does not feel like enough time for fence-sitters to decide what they want to get. I know FFG would never want to admit this, but a lot of players (including myself) typically won't buy a ship until we've proxied it on the table before release. If I wasn't ANAKIN!!!! hype, I probably wouldn't pick this up and it seems like a lot of people are just going to sit and wait with this. I bet there would be a greater amount of republic preorders if Anakin was revealed as early as Darth Maul was. Oddly enough, people want to know about the product that they intend to purchase.
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