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Fourth Annual Star Wars: Armada Vassal World Cup (2019)

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2 hours ago, CyborgNinja said:

@clontroper5 ha thanks --- just saw in Biggs' write-up that we'll be matched in elimination. Looking forward to getting blown up by your ships haha

Glad you noticed! (Honestly the only reason I was paying attention to your pod 😋)

It will be a pleasure blowing you up with my ships! (Or dieing trying, but one thing is for sure, something's blowing up!)

 

 

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On 12/12/2018 at 11:30 PM, BiggsIRL said:

Timeframe:

Signups - Closed
PODs Posted - Completed

**POD Play has begin**

POD Play Ends - 0100 GMT 24th Jan
Elimination Round 1 - 0100 GMT 4th Feb
Elimination Round 2 - 0100 GMT 14th Feb
Semi-Finals - 0100 GMT 24th Feb
Finals / 3rd Place Game - Open Ended

Hi Biggs!

Just want to clarify something as we're trying to schedule our remaining games for the pod. 

"POD Play Ends - 0100 GMT 24th Jan"

To be clear here this means results need to be posted by this time? Or can results be posted after this provided games are in play?

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39 minutes ago, Zamalekite said:

Hi Biggs!

Just want to clarify something as we're trying to schedule our remaining games for the pod. 

"POD Play Ends - 0100 GMT 24th Jan"

To be clear here this means results need to be posted by this time? Or can results be posted after this provided games are in play?

If the game has started by that time, play it out.  I'd rather see games played than have to figure out 0-0 failure to play vs 8 point concessions.

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11 minutes ago, Truthiness said:

We interrupt our regularly scheduled World Coverage for a brief editorial:

http://www.steelstrategy.com/2019/01/how-id-make-armada-20.html?m=1

All i got from that is that 2-ship is thus Truthiness' fault for not testing it right.

But i agree with most of these plans/ideas.  Let Yav and Demo die, kill them if you have to.

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9 hours ago, Truthiness said:

We interrupt our regularly scheduled World Coverage for a brief editorial:

http://www.steelstrategy.com/2019/01/how-id-make-armada-20.html?m=1

Thank you for that article. There are many great ideas in - ideas that should be discussed by the entire community. Hence, I recommend to repost it in a separate thread, not buried deeply where only the Vassal crowd will find it.

 

And here I already start to discuss 'em: I think your fix for last/first fixes only one aspect of it (that the defender cannot retaliate). However, I think that is by far not enough. The probelm is even bigger I fear. Last/First has even in your scenario more advantages than the retaliation avoidance: First, it is hellishly easy to gain a double arc with a damage spike ship. Second, you can also dodge the primary firing arc of extremely powerfull ships (especially the ISD and Liberty). Even if you introduce a counter mechanism, my damage spike MC30 hops inafter your last activation for a perfect damage spike double arc in one of your weak firing arcs, unloads, will face merely a mediocre counter from a weak firing arc, and run to safety.

I think a very modest pass rule (only for the 2nd player, only one ship, only after all other ships of that player have been activated) would be a better fix.

However, I think the current activation system could be fixed in an even better way (that addresses even more problems), but that would be a really deep change of the game mechanisms. I will post that proposal in the near future.

P.S.: I love your Intel-fix.

Edited by Darth Veggie

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What a worthy successor article to yours FFG posted a year ago.

I dont need to agree with 100% to say thx. Almost all of it, however, I totally agree with and feel the same pain. Overpowered squad play, total disregard for MSU etc, ****, even last first that I usually use in my lists. 

We all agree Armada is eminently playable as is, but there is much potential for improvement (naturally no change would meet with have 100% agreement). 

And, „old“ thing, knowing all con arguments I have read here, itd be great to have the scaled ships. I PERSONALLY would like to see the scaled nebs and dont need the 29 meter visibility that it actually IS a Neb. 

oh, ok, this place from mythology and the bible apparently gets the *** treatment. Apologies to all potentially offended. There must be some.

Edited by NebulonB

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On 12/12/2018 at 6:30 PM, BiggsIRL said:

Any player pair that are unable to play during this 3 week window will receive a 1 point loss each.   Either player has the opportunity to concede to their opponent if they are unable to schedule and believe they are more to blame for the scheduling conflict, which will result in a 8 point win (140 MOV) for the other player, and a 1 point loss for the conceding player.

With a little more than 24 hrs to play, I feel this is pertinent.

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2 hours ago, MandalorianMoose said:

I thought we had until the 24th?

You are correct, I have screwed up.  For some reason I thought it was Wednesday (because it is for me - but late Wednesday).  

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