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[Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures] ...like tears in Deathrain

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    I had a thought since they are dumpster diving for ships anymore

    Why not just sell cards of pilots and stuff for ships instead?

    I really think at this point they'd be best off cutting releases WAY down, but releasing and selling packs of bases and cards for older models... while also rotating out the existing cards and bases.

    They can also keep up to date rules and nerfs by doing the card reprints as why would I need to buy more tie fighters when I have 9
    Or why would my brother need another x wing when he has 3

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2017
    I have a confession to make.

    I haven't played in months. Latest expansion I got was Hired Guns and I still haven't opened or sorted that, or a few others. At this point I think more about using my ships to play HotAC, in conjunction with RPGs, or not at all. I used to play with a close group of friends but since moving to Albuquerque (which has a thriving competitive scene) I haven't been interested.

    The other day I even wondered if I should trade my stuff in for Armada or Imperial Assault.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Oh I didn't see this box. Registered User regular
    I still haven't opened my silencer, but things have been quiet here with the holidays (the most reliable weekly is shut down over them while staff tend the store).

    I really should just update Vassal.

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I have a confession to make.

    I haven't played in months. Latest expansion I got was Hired Guns and I still haven't opened or sorted that, or a few others.
    At this point I think more about using my ships to play HotAC, in conjunction with RPGs, or not at all. I used to play with a close group of friends but since moving to Albuquerque (which has a thriving competitive scene) I haven't been interested.

    The other day I even wondered if I should trade my stuff in for Armada or Imperial Assault.

    Same

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Yeah, I haven't played much either, but this year was dominated by remodeling a house, moving, and fixing up the old house to get it ready to sell. Just got a TIE Punisher and the Imperial Aces box from Elvenshae for secret Santa though and I really want to play more once this remodel is done. Need to teach my boys so I can play at home and then organize a night for friends.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I have a confession to make.

    I haven't played in months. Latest expansion I got was Hired Guns and I still haven't opened or sorted that, or a few others. At this point I think more about using my ships to play HotAC, in conjunction with RPGs, or not at all. I used to play with a close group of friends but since moving to Albuquerque (which has a thriving competitive scene) I haven't been interested.

    The other day I even wondered if I should trade my stuff in for Armada or Imperial Assault.

    People play X wing here? I knew they did but it has a thriving competitive scene in the ABQ?

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I have a confession to make.

    I haven't played in months. Latest expansion I got was Hired Guns and I still haven't opened or sorted that, or a few others. At this point I think more about using my ships to play HotAC, in conjunction with RPGs, or not at all. I used to play with a close group of friends but since moving to Albuquerque (which has a thriving competitive scene) I haven't been interested.

    The other day I even wondered if I should trade my stuff in for Armada or Imperial Assault.

    People play X wing here? I knew they did but it has a thriving competitive scene in the ABQ?

    Namely at Active Imagination, I had a buddy that would do tournaments or regular play there all the time, which taught him to beat my ass most of the time. The Facebook group is pretty lively for the most part. I live on the west side and I'm not super competitive so I haven't played there yet.

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I too live on the West Side and rarely cross the river because of another problem I rarely leave a certain 5 mile area

    Still the more I make fun of how FFG should start printing cards with pilot and equipment with changes instead of dumpster diving for ships a lot of people have picked it up

    I only said it on twitter making fun of the last batch

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    The main complaint I’ve heard is that the game has become one of maximizing synergy with your actions instead of one about anticipating opponents maneuvers.

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    edited December 2017
    I think I disagree with that. You can have the best action economy/synergy, but you're not going to win anything if you never have a shot on your opponent.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    I had a small group of friends I played with when I was living in Vegas, but since moving to NC I haven't played either. It's a hugely competitive scene in Raleigh with multiple stores running local tournaments, and I've made a few friends who play competitively who have these opinions. Not to say that they're right: just to say where I got that opinion from. I personally feel a bit overwhelmed at the sheer number of combinations. Especially since all I really want to do is fly a few X-Wings against a few Tie Fighters. I haven't been able to break into the local scene myself because I work on the main free-play days.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Oh I didn't see this box. Registered User regular
    I think I disagree with that. You can have the best action economy/synergy, but you're not going to win anything if you never have a shot on your opponent.

    Turrets being the issue there.

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    I think I disagree with that. You can have the best action economy/synergy, but you're not going to win anything if you never have a shot on your opponent.

    Turrets being the issue there.

    True, but turret platforms generally don't have crazy action economy.

    I went to a tournament today for the first time in ages (been craaazy busy. Haven't played a game since October, and before that was the first weekend in September). I managed to place third!

    I flew Guri, Dalan (Star Viper), and Talonbane Cobra. I'll try to give a short recap when I have a chance.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Oh I didn't see this box. Registered User regular
    K4 Expertise Dengar never seemed to be hurting for actions to me.

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    My main point is that many players tend to be hyperbolic about nerfs/things they dislike. Any time a new faq or a new wave comes out, it's the end of the world for X, but there's still room for a lot of diverse lists.

    In my experience, when someone says "the game isn't about X tactic any more", they have had issues getting that tactic to work recently and tend to write it off completely.

    The comment about maximizing action synergy vs. anticipating opponent maneuvers specifically strikes me as odd (and possibly a knee-jerk reaction) as they are not mutually exclusive things.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Played some Heroes of the Arturi Cluster today with my buddy. It was so nice we were able to play outside! Also his 5 year old boy is going to start playing with us. He doesn't get all the rules yet but he loves shooting tie fighters and is good at rolling dice.

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    I really think Aturi Cluster is the safe shelter of X-Wing when I don't like new waves or want to think about meta. That should probably tell me something about the game or, at the very least, about myself.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    That is the direction I would like to see the game go
    More missions and scenarios. More pilots and equipment for ships

    Instead of dumpster diving for ships

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    I find it really weird they haven't done official campaigns for this game.

    Even Armada has one.

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    The thing is, I say these things but I don't think I've actually played any of the official scenarios since wave two. I still haven't even played the epic mini campaigns for those ships that I have.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I find it really weird they haven't done official campaigns for this game.

    Even Armada has one.

    My cynical response is that campaigns are what they do when a game is faltering and they need an injection of sales to keep it going, and X-Wing has never had sales problems.

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    I just took a Tie Punisher list to league night and won all my games with it.

    What

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I just took a Tie Punisher list to league night and won all my games with it.

    What

    Tell us more!

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Oh I didn't see this box. Registered User regular
    Deathrain?

    I went 2-1 Wednesday with two gunboats and him. List needs work but its good at not giving up points.

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