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55 minutes ago, Boom Owl said:

Bonus Question: Choose an Official Corporate Sponsor For the first X-Wing Worlds Broadcast by ESPN in 2020. 

  • Taco Bell
  • KFC
  • Chik-fil-A
  • Arby's
  • Tim Hortons
  • Loopin Chewie
  • Star Trek Attack Wing 2.0

what, no Popeyes?

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3 hours ago, punkUser said:

Is that based on two separate TLT's shots each with focus? i.e. http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/alpha/?q=AgAAAgBAgAEIMEAAAAgAAAIAAAA?

It's worse with Maul/Ezra ghost... 3.16 avg (http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/alpha/?q=AgAAAgBIgAAJEEAAAAgAAAIAAAA)
Or even acc corrector ghost... 3.14 avg (http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/alpha/?q=AgAAAgDogAAdEEAAAAgAAAIAAAA).

Of course if you have focus you're in much better shape as you can often use that to dodge one... 2.55 avg (http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/alpha/?q=EgAAAgBIgAAJEEAAAAgAAAIAAAA). Remember that Lone Wolf is most useful when you have focus to spend on defense as well.

Similarly with so many shots coming in an extra die means a lot, so ensuring that you are always obstructed also drops you to 2.56 on average, even without focus (http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/alpha/?q=AwAAAgBIgAAJEEAAAAgAAAIAAAA). Focus + obstruction gets you down to 1.72, which is starting to sound a lot more reasonable to me (http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/alpha/?q=EwAAAgBIgAAJEEAAAAgAAAIAAAA).

You definitely have to draw this out as long as possible before dash dies because if you don't kill Fenn and get half points on the ghost in that time you might be in some trouble. You have to fly Poe super carefully until Fenn dies of course, often not even getting any real shots before that.

Thus my recommendation - particularly with Engine - is to just ensure that all the shots you are taking are obstructed, and ideally you have a focus available for defense as much as possible (harder with sensor jammer of course). Obstruction hurts your shot much less than it hurts theirs as you are effectively getting 4 more dice with mods and they are getting one more without any.

It was without focus, so I must have mathed it wrong. Thanks for the correction! I feel like many matchups against Ghost/Fenn comes down to the math really.

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3 minutes ago, Scott Pilgrim2 said:

It was without focus, so I must have mathed it wrong. Thanks for the correction! I feel like many matchups against Ghost/Fenn comes down to the math really.

And perfect engagements.  You have little room for error and bad engagements.  Ghost Fenn list is much more forgiving to bad play.

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I have a tournament Saturday and I'd so much prefer to stay home and relax. It's a shame I'm the TO...

And it's not even the meta, since I banned nearly all popular cards for this one.

I installed Red Alert 3 though, it seems I had it in my Origins account and never played it, that'll be different.

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1 hour ago, Scott Pilgrim2 said:

It was without focus, so I must have mathed it wrong. Thanks for the correction! I feel like many matchups against Ghost/Fenn comes down to the math really.

Yup, and that's what people rightfully hate about it (and fat turrets in general). When positioning and arcs basically don't matter and you can just put consistent damage into anything on your half of the board every turn there's only so many rep's of that that remain fun for either player. IMHO if the mirror is stupid there's at least an indication of a design problem.

But regardless if the goal is to win it's worth knowing the math and how to maximize your chances :)

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9 minutes ago, catachanninja said:

I wanted to mix things up a bit from my normal week nights

Fair.  I suggest playing harbinger gunships and laughing at your enemies as they start to build infantry thinking "oh, these guns don't fire too fast, so a swarm will help" and then you switch to miniguns and blow them apart.

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17 minutes ago, Brunas said:

The correct answer appears to be Rocket Angel, looking at the unit list.

I'll give you hint, because I'm nice like that: Kick the tires, and light the fires.

(Apollo, the answer is Apollo.  It has slightly more health, and better damage (not splash though, so do watch out for migs)

I got beaten by @catachanninja.  If I were using an Apollo, I would have posted faster.

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1 hour ago, Do I need a Username said:

I'll give you hint, because I'm nice like that: Kick the tires, and light the fires.

(Apollo, the answer is Apollo.  It has slightly more health, and better damage (not splash though, so do watch out for migs)

I got beaten by @catachanninja.  If I were using an Apollo, I would have posted faster.

Heh, I remember the migs having splash damage and my response was to just micro better. Man I love RA3

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