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New 'Scum' fighters - any interest?

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A recent intervIew with X-Wing's designers...

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/3/14/reports-from-the-docking-bay/

...showed that they do indeed study these community forums (and, by inference, take note of what fans want). So, here goes!

 

Which of these old Lucasarts stablemates might players fancy for a future FFG X-wing 'Scum' wave?

 

Cloakshape

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/3/34/Cloakshape_NEGVV.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080416171206

 

Planetary Fighter

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/a/ae/Planetaryfighter.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20080714052354

 

R-41 Starchaser

http://static.wixstatic.com/media/29ad0895fa1bef35fe247fc5ab7fdf5d.wix_mp_1024

 

Skipray Blastboat

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/screenshots.php?image=skiprayblastboat_1_1.png

 

Razor Fighter

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/screenshots.php?image=razorfighter_1_1.png

 

Toscan Fighter

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/screenshots.php?image=toscanfighterv2_1_1.png

 

T-Wing

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/renders/t-wing_1_1.png

 

Preybird

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/screenshots.php?image=preybirdfighter_1_1.png

 

If none of these, what else instead?

 

Cheers all,

Matt

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Vaksai and Ryhkzyrk deserve some attention.

 

But aside from "more ships" S&V suffers most to bad pilot+ship allocation. 

We all know that a good ship that doesn't go well with a pilot is a miss, and a good pilot flying a cork is a double miss.

 

When the stars align we get Soontirs though.

ah, sorry, we didn't get one D:

S&V has not that many pilots that go well with their ships. For example Cobra in a 3-2-4-1 repositionless and nigh unmoddable Kihraxz is a fail. So who knows, maybe S&V becoming the first faction to see same pilot-different ships precedent is something we'd be happy to see

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Check the first link in my signature - there's plenty of options still out there for all three factions.  ;)

 

Personally, I'm a big fan of the design of both the Razor Fighter and the Planetary Fighter, but I can't really see FFG producing either of them as they only ever appeared in X-Wing Alliance.  Which is why I invested in these babies:

 

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As Scum already have a wealth of large based ships in the Firespray, Aggressor, YV-666 and Jumpmaster, I'd say another small based ship would likely be up next.  Whether it would be a ship from the X-Wing series, another addition from Galaxies or elsewhere in the EU would be up for debate.

 

A lot of people are suggesting the Gauntlet(-esque) fighter that appeared on Rebels as a potential candidate.

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T wing and R-41 are more rebel ships, the others I'd be happy to see.

Not really...

The R-41 Starchaser is a clone war ers ship, and has been used by bounty hunters and other scum who predate the rebel alliance. Rebels used it mainly as it was a cheap and usable starfighter earlier on before the X-Wing. 

The T-Wing is a rebel designed ship which they decided not to use - they sold the design and used proceeds as funding. HK manufactured the ships and it was succesful among pirates and rim forces.

 

What I'd like to see are the mando canon shps: the Gauntlet and Fang. The Gauntlet in particular has been around for a long time.

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Skipray Blastboat:  Primary weapon - Ion

Preybird fighters:  Scum... with title allowing to be used by imperials

Cloakshape fighters:  The most 'iconic' scum fighter for me.

 

and maybe R-41:  I think I have as many R-41 kills as I do any other fighter in the PC games.

 

I loved flying the planetary fighter because it was fast and felt like an under armed E-wing should, but don't think it is very 'scum' like. 

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Vaksai and Ryhkzyrk deserve some attention.

 

But aside from "more ships" S&V suffers most to bad pilot+ship allocation. 

We all know that a good ship that doesn't go well with a pilot is a miss, and a good pilot flying a cork is a double miss.

 

When the stars align we get Soontirs though.

ah, sorry, we didn't get one D:

S&V has not that many pilots that go well with their ships. For example Cobra in a 3-2-4-1 repositionless and nigh unmoddable Kihraxz is a fail. So who knows, maybe S&V becoming the first faction to see same pilot-different ships precedent is something we'd be happy to see

 

This.

 

Think about Cobra on top of Virago.

 

That's what S&V desperately needs. Good arc dodger or pilots getting maximum benefits from PTL. And some decent upgrades for M3A.

 

And some Falcon Pilots.

 

As for new ships, my bet is on the Vaksai and Mandalorian Starfighters.

 

Also Star Jewel with Jabba upgrade card

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 So who knows, maybe S&V becoming the first faction to see same pilot-different ships precedent is something we'd be happy to see

 

Maarek Steele in Imperial Veterans would like to have a chat...

Get in line, at least Hera is confirmed to exist.

 

Stele has been spoiled for Imp veterans for several months.

 

He is confirmed. Very confirmed.

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