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Podcast - Wide World of Wargaming (X-Wing)

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Okay, I have literally no idea why the other thread was closed, and the mods haven't seen fit to respond to at least a couple of us asking, so let's try it again!

Wide World of Wargaming (X-Wing) episode 32 is available!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-33tmu-bc984e?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share

Vince, Drew and I start out by discussing a weird rules interaction that personally affected me, then we segue into covering Hyperspace Trials.  As usual, we focus our discussion on those lists that we find particularly interesting in one way or another.  (While on this subject, let me say this: if we are covering an event you're in, and you did well, I promise, we're not snubbing you.  It's more a matter of our individual subjects of myopia.  Vince finds some lists and subjects he likes to talk about, Drew others, and me still others.  If we didn't mention you or your list, think of it more as you didn't trigger our neuroses, not that we think your list isn't discussion-worthy!)

Vince did particularly well in a local(-ish) HST, finishing in the Top 4 with a Rebel Impossible Meat list, and we talk about that, and then -- drama! -- I confront Vince about his arguable lack of precision with his ships and templates.  Drew jumped in ... and since Drew and I "came up" under the same influences in X-Wing, I completely understand why Vince felt piled on, and I again apologize for that, Vince.  It absolutely was not planned or anything.  Anyway, it may or may not surprise our listener ... s, but Vince's after-reaction to quarreling is, IMO, remarkable.  He shakes it off better than almost anybody I've ever seen.  It's truly an admirable thing.

As always, with absolute sincerity, please offer up questions, comment, criticism, and suggestions where you're reading this (or on the WWW Facebook page).  If you're an iTunes users, iTunes ratings can really help get us exposure, also.

Oh, and I'm running out of recognizable Vader quotes!  Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi!

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You discuss 3 game systems and indicate that you have a time stamp to separate them. 

I have a quick and possible dumb question. On iTunes, have you just separated the topics into three different podcasts?

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1 hour ago, Chudley said:

You discuss 3 game systems and indicate that you have a time stamp to separate them. 

I have a quick and possible dumb question. On iTunes, have you just separated the topics into three different podcasts?

We split them up into separate podcasts (under the WWW umbrella) about 15-20 episodes ago, yeah.

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Wide World of Wargaming (X-Wing) episode 33 is available!  This episode was recorded on August 26th, 2019.

https://wwwargaming.podbean.com/e/wide-world-of-wargaming-x-wing-episode-33-both-sides-of-the-atlantic/

This is a pretty tight episode, squeaking in at under an hour.  I was pretty exhausted, so mellower than usual.  Most of y'all will appreciate that!

We discuss the results of the XTC tournament in Poland.  (We got the winner wrong -- we weren't even close! -- so congrats to Spain!  Germany finished second, Netherlands third, and Poland actually got fourth.  Jolly Ol' England got fifth, and -- we got this one right! -- the United States team made a quite respectable 6th.)  We also discuss the results of the Canadian Nationals, and we compare and contrast Europe and Canadian metas ... they were very, very different, if these tournaments are fair representations.

Along the way we try to figure out whether Force or high-Init perfect-knowledge movement is the biggest dominator in the game right now.  (The answer is "both," but if you had to pick one ... )  And I again make my case for "First Player Random."

I will actually talk about this some on-air, but it occurred to me as I was listening to this episode: people might listen and think we think X-Wing is busted and bad.  We absolutely don't.  Speaking for myself, I'm having more fun with X-Wing than I have since maybe Wave 3 of 1E, and considering I'm in the worst competitive slump I've ever been in, that's saying something.  Even the stuff we're complaining about is, compared to the worst excesses of 1E, absolutely small-time.  If you'd asked me to rate 1E, 20 months ago, on a scale of 1-to-10, I'd have said, "2, and I'm on my way out the doors."  Luckily 2E was announced, and I'd rate 2E a 9, so ... it's a good game, y'all.  But, frankly, complaining is easier content, and -- to be fair -- 9 is less than 10 ... we here at WWW(X) would love to see X-Wing as a 10!

As always, criticize, suggest, comment, and question, wherever you're reading this.  We will see it, we will read it, we will take it seriously, and we're fairly likely to address it on the show.  If you use iTunes, we'd love if you left us a rating.

Anyway, Happy Friday (as I post this), and have a great weekend.

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We're back!  Stop groaning!  You!  Stop groaning!  The floggings will continue until morale improves!

Episode 34 of Wide World of Wargaming (X-Wing) is now available!  This episode was recorded on September 9th, 2019.

https://wwwargaming.podbean.com/e/wide-world-of-wargaming-x-wing-episode-34-nova-open-and-the-putrid-state-of-the-meta/

It's a fairly light-and-tight show this week.  (Don't tell Vince, but I think the title he's given this episode is way too pessimistic.  Just remember: he was not around for the REAL problems in X-Wing 1E.)  We start out by examining the NOVA Open, as usual looking for notable trends and lists that we like.  We move on to look at some data posted by svelok -- shout out and thanks to him! -- pertaining to stats for entry, cut-making, and conversion rate for NOVA, Extended, and HSTs.  It's interesting data, and because we are who we are, we definitely see confirmation of things we've been ringing the alarms about for a few weeks now.

The highlight of the show, for me, is Vince continuing to pronounce the Kihraxz correctly.  Y'all have no idea how much the language nerd in me appreciates it when people make an effort on stuff like that.  (In other news, it's "rik oh-lee-AY."  Go forth and pronounce correctly.)

With the time off, there's an inevitable loss of a little momentum, so I'm gonna ask again: please point a friend in the direction of Wide World of Wargaming (X-Wing), if you can do so in good conscience!  As ever, please, please, please hit us with comments, criticism, suggestions, and questions.  Personally speaking, I'd love suggestions for some show topics ... I love talking about tournaments and lists and point costs as much as anybody, but if there's stuff y'all would find interesting to get our takes on, ask us!  I'd love to talk about more aspects of the game.

Y'all have a good week.

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Jamming Beam strips Reinforce tokens. :D

Your inadvertent summary of S&V tricks when you talked about the Torkil list is dead on. No other faction relies so heavily on their opponent not knowing how their abilities work for them to succeed than Scum. Tricks beat fools and the ignorant. When the ignorant have faced it, they're no longer ignorant and all the S&V player has left are the fools. Fools rarely make it into the cut...

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