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Wave 7 is at the printer (I mean maybe?)

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In lack of news I'm going to assume that Wave 7 was ready for the announcement shortly before Wave 6 hit, but instead they simply held back the announcement and are proceeding with production anyhow - so if that were the case then I'm going to further guess that it's at the printer right now.

 

  I would expect the announcement for Wave 7 to occur once it's on the boat but almost here, so they can be like "Yo yo yo look at this stuff!   It'll be in stores next week!"

 

  Basically - start saving now. 

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I think it's honestly in their best interests to let scum settle for a bit before releasing wave 7 info. They want us to really try them and stuff.

I reckon raider previews will come first. Then wave 7 perhaps even another month from now at least

I'm sure that there will be enough scrambling for Raider info to satisfy people for a while.

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I think it's honestly in their best interests to let scum settle for a bit before releasing wave 7 info. They want us to really try them and stuff.

I reckon raider previews will come first. Then wave 7 perhaps even another month from now at least

I'm sure that there will be enough scrambling for Raider info to satisfy people for a while.

 

 

I just want to see new Advanced pilots :)

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Playmats that will sell in small quantities are not entire waves. Even though Alex D has said that they are working on Wave 8, implying that Wave 7 is done (at least from his participation), I really doubt we will hear news on it any time soon.

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I mean the ffg playmat Was announced and I ordered it and had it within 4 days. So it is certainly possible For things to be printed and ready before announced.

 

That's because FFG prints the playmats at their own factory in Minnesota — they can fulfill an order right away and ship it right out. The miniatures, on the other hand, are made in China and shipped across the Pacific Ocean in a process that takes months.

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TL;DR: not at the printers, but probably ready in the next 2 months.

My understanding I'd that they have the "wave" done- meaning things like ships, pilots, stats, etc. But I know they have _also_ designed things to (for instance) Nerf the big turrets. They don't actually want to do that, and so they're in wait and see mode with wave 6. The exact composition of Wave 7 (in terms of EPTs and upgrade cards) will depend on how well Fat Han etc are doing over the next month or so.

I also have a sense that the Tie Bomber was supposed to be a soft counter to the Han Shot first/Tie Swarm era. So anything that helps the Tie Bomber will double as a turret Nerf. But again: wait and see.

(The above is mostly me reading between the lines of what FF have said about their plans, fears, and how they operate. It makes sense of the idea that they're nearly done with Wave 8, but haven't revealed anything about wave 7.)

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I also think ffg knows most of us are buying multiple games (imperial assult/armada) and don't want to flood the market and end up competing with themselves. I honestly don't think we will see wave 7 till end of the year.

X-Wing is 33% of FFGs sales. There is ZERO chance they are going to hold off on releasing a Wave that is completed and ready for production (Alex Davy said Wave 7 is ready) and hold it for 8-9 months. No way is that happening.

And I also highly doubt that "most" X-Wing players are also buying Armada and Imperial Assault. Out of our FLGS group of X-Wing players (25-30) only 5 bought Imperial Assault and about 10 are buying Armada. Those games don't automatically appeal to someone who plays X-Wing.

We'll see Wave 7 by GenCon. They have released a Wave at GenCon every year.

Jim

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I think it's honestly in their best interests to let scum settle for a bit before releasing wave 7 info. They want us to really try them and stuff.

I reckon raider previews will come first. Then wave 7 perhaps even another month from now at least

This.

Also Armada.

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Unless Wave 7 coincides with EpVII .. and their SW/Disney license prevents them from releasing information until a later date. BUT, printing may still be going ahead.

I personally like the lapse in information though. It seems silly to be getting all hyped over the next big thing while we're still waiting for the last big thing.

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One thing that people aren't considering is the impact on retailers - particularly the small specialist retailers who are the lifeblood of gaming.

For the first time since...... ever, there is plenty of stock of just about everything, and LGSs have full shelves, but have invested some pretty serious coin in getting it that way.

I can think of at least one LGS that would be very happy if FFG were to spend the next month or so pushing Armada instead of X-Wing so he can get his investment back on X-Wing and start selling Armada without his customers feeling like they've got to choose between 1 or the other.

A little silence on the XWM front would help him no end in that regard ( at least according to him)

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I guess I figured the radier would be the gen con release. is it planed to be out before then? I hadn't seen a aprox release time yet?

 

No, it is still slated for a Q2 release. I'm thinking May, as it was sort of announced around the time of the Corvette (or, the official announcement, not the super early Gencon announcement). 

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In lack of news I'm going to assume that Wave 7 was ready for the announcement shortly before Wave 6 hit, but instead they simply held back the announcement and are proceeding with production anyhow - so if that were the case then I'm going to further guess that it's at the printer right now.

 

  I would expect the announcement for Wave 7 to occur once it's on the boat but almost here, so they can be like "Yo yo yo look at this stuff!   It'll be in stores next week!"

 

  Basically - start saving now. 

 

You on here making trouble again?

:o^_^:P

 

Nah they ain't got 'em done, but they are going to dance out that sexy new AMARDA and we'll gaggle out our tongues like stupid dopes and chase the new pretties.

 

Then in a month BOOM here is ARMADA Wave 1, and a few months after dat-glory; KABOOM here comes ARMADA Wave 2!

 

Then we get Destroied by all new STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN STARTER BOX AND WAVE ONE EXPANSIONS RIGHT FROM THE NEW FILM!!!!!!!

:o:mellow::huh:  :lol:

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You on here making trouble again?

 

Nah they ain't got 'em done, but they are going to dance out that sexy new AMARDA and we'll gaggle out our tongues like stupid dopes and chase the new pretties.

 

Then in a month BOOM here is ARMADA Wave 1, and a few months after dat-glory; KABOOM here comes ARMADA Wave 2!

 

Then we get Destroied by all new STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN STARTER BOX AND WAVE ONE EXPANSIONS RIGHT FROM THE NEW FILM!!!!!!!

oh, just SHUSH already

Edited by Tipperary

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You on here making trouble again?

 

Nah they ain't got 'em done, but they are going to dance out that sexy new AMARDA and we'll gaggle out our tongues like stupid dopes and chase the new pretties.

 

Then in a month BOOM here is ARMADA Wave 1, and a few months after dat-glory; KABOOM here comes ARMADA Wave 2!

 

Then we get Destroied by all new STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN STARTER BOX AND WAVE ONE EXPANSIONS RIGHT FROM THE NEW FILM!!!!!!!

oh, just SHUSH already

 

 

Go get a life!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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