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So this hyuge FAQ and no buff to R3 Astro?

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They will almost never touch cards that are known to be weak.  In fact, they have even more rarely altered card text to make a card better.  They have occasionally changed some interactions that resulted in cards improving here or there, but do not expect them to take a card and directly improve its text.

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18 minutes ago, Engine25 said:

They will almost never touch cards that are known to be weak.  In fact, they have never altered card text to make a card better. 

Heavy Scyk title says hello. Also Proximity Mines didn't used to detonate if the manuver template overlapped, but the ship base did not.

It's super rare, but it does happen.

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Just now, Punning Pundit said:

Heavy Scyk title says hello. Also Proximity Mines didn't used to detonate if the manuver template overlapped, but the ship base did not.

It's super rare, but it does happen.

And Cluster Mines used to do nothing on a crit result, back in the day.

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19 minutes ago, Engine25 said:

They will almost never touch cards that are known to be weak.  In fact, they have never altered card text to make a card better.  They have occasionally changed some interactions that resulted in cards improving here or there, but do not expect them to ever take a card and directly improve its text.

Post-errata Heavy Scyk wants to say hello, but he just ran over some post-errata Cluster Mines (or a post-errata Proximity Mine, if you prefer.)

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· R7-T1 
E-Wing Expansion Pack 

Action: Choose an enemy ship at Range 1-2. If you are inside that ship's firing arc, you may acquire a target lock on that ship. Then, you may perform a free boost action.

Should now read:

· R7-T1 
E-Wing Expansion Pack 

At the start of the combat phase, choose an enemy ship inside your firing arc, you may acquire a target lock on that ship. Then, you may perform a free boost action. 

 

Suddenly, low PS Y-Wings would have the ability to get TL and Focus on the same round, enabling them maybe become torpedo boats. Or X-Wings might be more of an actual attack platform. E-Wings would get a lot more maneuverable.

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Those few cards were dominating the top tables at recent tournaments which reduced variety and led to an increase in Netlisting. Nerfing them should allow more variety of builds into the game at the top level which is a good thing.

R3 is rubbish but then so are plenty of other cards. The Scyck fix was needed because the entire ship was pretty useless. Cluster Mines seems an odd one out. My guess is that the original print was incorrect and they always intended crits to apply but that is speculation on my part.

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10 hours ago, Punning Pundit said:

Heavy Scyk title says hello. Also Proximity Mines didn't used to detonate if the manuver template overlapped, but the ship base did not.

It's super rare, but it does happen.

Heavy Scyk wasn't a weak card so much as it was a weak SHIP.  They touch those all the time.

Weak CARDS tend not to get buffs.  Expose has been terrible since wave 1 and they haven't touched it.  Quite frequently there are new interactions that enliven old cards though - e.g. what's happened with Countermeasures coming back into the meta.

R3 probably just remains terrible though.

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Often nerfing the obviously overused cards causes the lesser cards to pop up. Not saying R3 will magically become awesome as is but a lot of other cards might.

Be surprised if they buff any card outside clarifying timing windows.

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16 hours ago, Punning Pundit said:

· R7-T1 
E-Wing Expansion Pack 

Action: Choose an enemy ship at Range 1-2. If you are inside that ship's firing arc, you may acquire a target lock on that ship. Then, you may perform a free boost action.

Should now read:

· R7-T1 
E-Wing Expansion Pack 

At the start of the combat phase, choose an enemy ship inside your firing arc, you may acquire a target lock on that ship. Then, you may perform a free boost action. 

 

Suddenly, low PS Y-Wings would have the ability to get TL and Focus on the same round, enabling them maybe become torpedo boats. Or X-Wings might be more of an actual attack platform. E-Wings would get a lot more maneuverable.

I've ran this before:

32 points - Gold Squadron Y-wing:

Bomb loadout, extra munitions, Cluster Mines, R7-T1, Autoblaster Turret, Experimental interface

Its pretty fun. You fly into their arc, use R7-T1 to get a target lock and to boost out of their arc, then you drop cluster mines on them with EI. Hopefully after they move you get a TL'd autoblaster turret shot on them. It almost mimics the K-wing advanced slam. Although K-wings are the better platform, I did this because I only own 1 K-wing and wanted a couple bombers in the same list.

 

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5 hours ago, Procastination said:

I can just imagine the absolute **** storm post-faq with Imperial and Scum nerfs alongside Rebel buffs. Actually I think the boards would have been even MORE entertaining if that had happened.

R3 astromech, x/7 redux:

After you perform a speed 1 maneuver, you may assign one focus token to your ship.

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7 hours ago, Gibbilo said:

R3 astromech, x/7 redux:

After you perform a speed 1 maneuver, you may assign one focus token to your ship.

If it were a 1 or 2 speed manuver, it would be really good on basically every ship that can take it. And wouldn't make Corran or Poe better, as they both vastly prefer regen. 

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In general, weak cards don't get buffed as it is easier to simply release a more effective card. Yes R3 sucks but it doesn't matter too much as there are plenty of good astromechs to choose from. Ships that are weak get buff cards (Chaardan, /x7, /E2 etc).

Cluster Mines still seem to be the odd-one-out in getting a straight-up buff.

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