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    xanatos135 reacted to Pa Weasley in Push The Limit, Eta-2   
    It's dull but fitting with the character.  Adding patience to Yoda (Actis) feels wonderfully thematic and possible route to keeping a list full of more offensive force users, pilots and crew, charged in a pinch. 
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    xanatos135 reacted to Cgriffith in Push The Limit, Eta-2   
    Aayla Secura is so flexible. She is going to have similarities to a Fang Fighter with her ability and then be good with friendlies. Not needing to spend a force, to use her ability will make her a very competitive ship.
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    xanatos135 reacted to GuacCousteau in Push The Limit, Eta-2   
    Anyone else baffled by the choice to make Obi-Wan's card art feature the replacement Eta-2 he took to Utapau and not the classic red that pairs with Anakin, matches his Delta-7 and comes in the friggin' box?
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from ForceSensitive in Are LAAT's too expensive to fly with named Jedi?   
    I think the main issue is that the ship is too expensive. Fire convergence is actually quite good, and you could argue that a LAAT with barrage rockets kind of fullfills the heavy-hitting gunship role. People have said that maybe the 51 points are to avoid 1 LAAT + 6 torrents, but would that be so bad? Fire convergence can be used only twice per turn and recharges just one charge, so it's not going to affect all torrents. If that's not the reason then what, avoiding 4 LAATs? That would be a terrible list, they wouldn't even get to use their ability. 
    I really can't see why it would be so bad for them to cost... I don't know, 45, 46 points? At most. They are more or less comparable to an ARC (42) with worse guns but one more health and the ability. I can't see them costing 9 whole points more, it's just too much. 
    About mobility, yes it's boring, but I wasn't expecting this thing to be able to barrel roll or anything, I think they did that right and thematic (despite these blue maneuvers being so awful) 
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    xanatos135 reacted to 5050Saint in Are LAAT's too expensive to fly with named Jedi?   
    I think FFG is putting that on a trial basis right now. If LAAT+5 is good, then they made the right choice, but if it isn't, they can try change it to LAAT+6 in November. I have personally flown against LAAT+4+ARC and LAAT+4+Missiles, and they are strong lists. I was very much on the LAAT might be over costed until I flew against those lists. 
    It a faction identity!  
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    xanatos135 reacted to Spinland in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    Well, FWIW, this thread was part of the process that's had me re-thinking my previous dismissal of the subject ship, and adding a couple to my pre-order for a pair of V-Wings. Since I've added Republic to my factions of interest, might as well keep up with the New Hotness.  😎🍺
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from 5050Saint in Are LAAT's too expensive to fly with named Jedi?   
    I think the main issue is that the ship is too expensive. Fire convergence is actually quite good, and you could argue that a LAAT with barrage rockets kind of fullfills the heavy-hitting gunship role. People have said that maybe the 51 points are to avoid 1 LAAT + 6 torrents, but would that be so bad? Fire convergence can be used only twice per turn and recharges just one charge, so it's not going to affect all torrents. If that's not the reason then what, avoiding 4 LAATs? That would be a terrible list, they wouldn't even get to use their ability. 
    I really can't see why it would be so bad for them to cost... I don't know, 45, 46 points? At most. They are more or less comparable to an ARC (42) with worse guns but one more health and the ability. I can't see them costing 9 whole points more, it's just too much. 
    About mobility, yes it's boring, but I wasn't expecting this thing to be able to barrel roll or anything, I think they did that right and thematic (despite these blue maneuvers being so awful) 
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    xanatos135 reacted to 5050Saint in Are LAAT's too expensive to fly with named Jedi?   
    Perhaps folks aren't taking into account Fire Convergence, enough. Consider Drea Renthal with a Dorsal Turret at 51 points. She has mildly better dial but less health and none of the crew/gunner support to really be a stronger support ship. Her ability works an unlimited amount of times, but only for generics, only for primary attacks, and only for one die. The LAAT works for any non-turret attack (primary or otherwise) for both generic and named pilots, and for two dice. The limiter here is it is only for a max of two attack per round.
    I'd have to say that these are fairly similar abilities or at the very least similar enough to justify both at a cost of 51 points.
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Archangelspiv in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    You can even use Hound to get rid of Wolfpack's strain and potentially patiente's deplete (if you use that upgrade) 
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    xanatos135 reacted to 5050Saint in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    Purple lock can be bypassed by Tarkin, Sync'd console, and LAAT reroll. I can't see it being super harmful to the Eta. The white evade worries me as Inquisitors have proven to be tanky with it.
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from CaptainJaguarShark in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    I think you are right, but being used to playing phantoms, I really like the system phase repositioning, as it results in weirder moves and allows low init pilots (who said Yoda?) to actually do something. 
    Purple target lock sucks, sure, but white evade is really good to me, double mods for defense can be quite useful on a ship this fragile. 
    I'm really expecting for the upgrade slots to be revealed since the pack comes with the same talent as trifighters so... Will that mean every pilot has force+talent? That would be reeally gamechanging, you only need predator to make these guys great. It would also make them feel quite different from the delta, even if they have to priced a bit high for this. 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from 5050Saint in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    If you go to the x-wing wiki, the eta-2 actis expansion page has a picture of the full Anakin pilot card, which I also think was shown in their streaming. 
    3 hull, no shields. 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Cpt ObVus in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    If you go to the x-wing wiki, the eta-2 actis expansion page has a picture of the full Anakin pilot card, which I also think was shown in their streaming. 
    3 hull, no shields. 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Cpt ObVus in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    Very interceptor-like, so cool 😃
    High risk, high reward
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Dwing in ETA-2 Actis (inaccurate spoiler, sorry!)   
    Very interceptor-like, so cool 😃
    High risk, high reward
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    xanatos135 reacted to Bucknife in i2 Torrent vs i2 Fireball   
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    xanatos135 reacted to Pa Weasley in Down the purple rabbit hole I go   
    And when you're able, make sure you build lists with Yoda crew in the R2-D2 Y-Wing just so you can make "Seagulls!" references.  
     
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Odanan in What's coming next?   
    Separatist: Sheathipede shuttle, as a cheap coordinate platform with... Hopefully Maul crew? 😃
    Republic: a nubian ship, yes, including Padme crew, Qui Gonn crew!, Jarjar xD with a really silly ability and r2 crew too why not. Ric gunner maybe. I'd love to see this just for all the characters. 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Hippie Moosen in What's coming next?   
    Separatist: Sheathipede shuttle, as a cheap coordinate platform with... Hopefully Maul crew? 😃
    Republic: a nubian ship, yes, including Padme crew, Qui Gonn crew!, Jarjar xD with a really silly ability and r2 crew too why not. Ric gunner maybe. I'd love to see this just for all the characters. 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Gupa-nupa in What's coming next?   
    A cool think I'd like to see in the imperial aces pack (apart from I5 interceptor pilots) is a configuration for the TIE bomber that turns it into a TIE shuttle. I guess it would be something like: you lose all of your torpedo, missile, gunner and payload slots and gain 2 crew slots. 
    It would be a bit weird to have the ship ability do absolutely nothing with this config equipped but still... 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Gupa-nupa in Thinking about Deadeye Shot   
    And what about the empire, running Seyn Marana with marksmanship to deal a facedown damage card pass shields and then another ship to flip that card? It could be a black squadrom TIE (cheap) or a Saber squadron interceptor, for instance (easier to aim the bulseye). Also Gideon Hask (extra die when attacking the damaged target). 
    I have been trying to come up with a good way to take advantage of Marana's damage and this seems like the perfect fit 😃 should be fun to make it work. 
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from Gupa-nupa in Uh-oh...   
    I have no idea whether it's good or not but it looks really really fun 😆 I wish i owned the ships to try this. 
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    xanatos135 reacted to DR4CO in If TIE is going to be a builder keyword, why does the V-Wing have a ship ability?   
    This.
    All of the other builder keywords are going to be incredibly obvious and easy to remember. Of course an Aethersprite pilot counts as "Light Side", of course all the V-19s count as "clones", of course Boba counts as a "Bounty Hunter". They all work as "hidden" information in the builder because they all make perfect sense to anyone with even a tiny bit of lore knowledge.
    A V-wing counting as a "TIE" is not obvious, nor will it be easy to remember for your average player. There's nothing about it that screams "this should count as a TIE" -- it doesn't look like one, it's not named like one, and it's in the wrong faction. Making it a ship ability means that players won't be confused when they see a builder list "TIE only" upgrades for this very-much-not-a-TIE ship.
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    xanatos135 reacted to The Penguin UK in New points are up in the official app   
    Cos no astromech slot?

    And R4 is small ship only.
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    xanatos135 got a reaction from pakirby in New points are up in the official app   
    R4 astromech on a LAAT? 
     
    What about just barrage rockets? You can have it approaching the enemy really fast together with a generic ARC. Two double-modded 3 dice shots.
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