Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Denouement!

IT IS FINISHED
Rebellions are built on hope.... and hiding from the Empire repeatedly

Mothma - I eliminated some ship builds and talked about using her with an Amity.  I also mentioned that Rieekan is an easier to use commander and you need to justify her over him.

Cracken - I eliuminated some ship builds, and I mentioned making sure to make sure why you're choosing this commander over Rieekan/Mothma. He's good against salvo? If you're worried about it, that is.

Garm Bel Iblis - I eliminated builds, pointed you towards some Steel Strategy articles about using him, and advised you against any Comms Net flotillas in your fleet.

Raddus - I addesd a bit about the FAQ changes and mentioned the Profundity bomb option.

Sato - I removed some builds (noticing a theme, are we?), removed some ship descriptions, and I was a little vaguer about the necessary squadrons used with him.  I advise a few ships and squads, and definitely state that if you're not doing black crits you should probably rethink your admiral choice.

Madine - I eliminated a few individual ship builds and added a little more discussion of how to make Madine work for you.  If you're navving, nav hard and be where you don't think your opponent would expect.

And with that, I've updated everything for wave 8.  It's all good, we're ready to go.  I've mentioned in a few articles some of the revealed upgrades from the released Onager, and it looks like I'll need to get on an Agate article and a Starhawk one as well.  And I'm sure I've got some other articles to work on as well!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cross-Blog Synergistic Promotional Movement to Fix the Paradigm

Biggs and Shmitty graciously decided I was worth listening to, and invited me on the latest Steel Strategy podcast.  Feel free to go over and listen and try out my latest Leia jank fleet.
I was on a podcast!

Rebel Commanders!

I updated the top 5 best Rebel Commanders!

Ackbar! Eliminated some chaff, redirected a lot of examples and builds to the ship sections!

Raddus! Same chaff elimination, and eliminated a lot of "potentially decent" ships with him.

Dodonna! I added a bit about using him versus choosing Agate instead, and some rearrangements and reorganization of the article.

Rieekan! I eliminated most of the fleet building section and referred you to Eric's fleet archetypes section.

Leia! I eliminated a lot of my meandering and summarized the "common ships" a lot faster.  I kept the "call-and-response" voice in there for organization and it's where I started using it.


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Upgrades... upgraded!

I just hit every one of my upgrade articles, leaving me nothing but the Commanders left.  Some basics:

Generic Officers:
Chart Officer got an update.  She's not bad, just, I usually just end up with other options in the slot.  As in all upgrades, if you have a plan for her....  Otherwise it was minor sentences and link updates for a lot of things.

Defensive Retros:
Advanced Projectors - i advise you not to take it, as most of the time EWS does it better, and XI7s still are everywhere.  I may re-evaluate this at some point, but it's very hard to justify at this point.

Fleet Commands:
Updated some links, rearranged parts of it (so now it reads Upgrade-What it does-Who wants it), and suggested using TEA with Flag Bridge...as soon as it comes out.  I''d rather it be in there without the link and have the suggestion in there just to be safe.

Support Teams:
Links and such, removed the passage about using Engine Techs on a CR90 (go read it there!) as I think I only have it in one spot now.  Hopefully not 3....

Turbolasers:
Link updates, more details that QTCs are good on SSDs.  Shocked, I'm shocked.  Who would be taking this upgrade?

Rebel Officers:
Some removal, some links. Draven updates but just removing sentences dancing around the fact that he's at best "fine."

Onwards to commanders I believe! Of course, let me go reread Eric's articles and see how I can shorten some of my own articles....

Friday, December 27, 2019

Minor Squadron Updates!

I got a bunch of squad updates done today!

For the B-wing, I removed any amount of me suggesting you use Independence to move them.  It's not great, use a better way.

For the E-wing, I added a sentence to ensure you're using the snipe you're paying for, or else you're wasting points to just get speed 4.

For the VCX I made it more concise and updated some links.

For the YT-1300 I added some phrasing updates and some minor line changes.

And for the Lancer I advised you not to take it.  Ketsu or nothing, kids.

No MAJOR updates, considering I just updated these all recently.  Next up is the upgrades I have, and then we'll round this all up with the Commanders (and some more of the random articles I've got scattered about).  We're getting there!
 (and some I think the A-wing is dogging it.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

MC75 Updated!

And the MC75 is updated.  Not much there, killed a few experimental builds that really aren't worth the experiment in my opinion.  Feel free to take a look, but hey, all the Rebel ship builds are done for wave 8! Time for some upgrades and some squadrons!
Just missing the fancy jacket
On that note, I'll wish you all a very merry Christmas and see you all at the next update

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Hammerhead Updated!

Merry Christmas Eve to everyone! And a happy slightly changed Hammerhead article to all!  Main changes were to eliminate a few of the "not as great" builds and then put in a Sato build for the torp.  It was still relatively fresh so I don't have a lot to add with it.  But take a look, and I'm going to TRY to get the MC75 updated in the next day or so? We'll see how busy tomorrow ends up with family and all, but if not, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a festive Life Day to all!

http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/09/hammerheads-costco-brand-raiders.html


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Liberty Updated!

Updated the Liberty article, we making our way through!  Soon, soon!
http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/05/lmc80-battle-cruise-crazy-just-be-glad.html

Added some builds, took out the "necessity" of gunnery teams, and pointed out some of the fun new RitR interactions.  Also, it had been a while, so apparently Mon Karren is "good" now? Who knew?

Monday, December 16, 2019

Updates 12/16

HMC80 is updated. Took some parts out, added in a build with HIE (ooo something different).

http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/04/h1mc80-space-hoagie-of-doooooom.html

Eh, close enough

Onwards to the Liberty!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Updates 12/11

MC30 is updated! And slightly fleshed out.  I broke out a separate section for the Torp versus the Scout.  Short answer: if it's not Ackbar, Sato, or Mothma, don't run the Scout.  Take a look!

http://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/04/mc30-curse-of-flying-hellfish.html

Sunday, December 8, 2019

John Updates 12/8/19

I've updated the Assault Frigate article (underrated and better than you think!), the GR75 (don't bring a combat retrofit!), and the Nebulon one (Still great with Yavaris!)

The Assault Frigate and GR one haven't been updated in a while (LTTs didnt exist before, oof), so feel free to take a look at them, see what's new and hot.  I also defend the AF versus the MC75, so that's fun.

Next up is still more ship articles; then squadrons (quick polishes on those), upgrades (hoping for quick upgrades?) and then commanders.  Oh, and I gotta update a few of the other helper articles, too.  Keep on keeping on, y'all.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Imperial section of the medium fighter coverage article updated

I'm also helping, good job me.

https://cannotgetyourshipout.blogspot.com/2017/03/squadrons-encyclopedia-3-medium-fighter.html

The Imperial section of the MFC article was a bit antiquated, so it got updated with some more concrete examples. I've been trying to stick to the basic format of 4 different example squad builds:
  1. Basic all around squads
  2. Lots of Rogues
  3. Bomber spam/Ruthless/ATN style group
  4. Strategic group
At least with the MFC and LFC articles. There are lots of ways to build squad groups, so they're examples for the most part and depend a lot on how you're building the rest of your fleet. Speaking of which, I'm working on a new article about that right now and it should hopefully get published sometime this week. Maybe even later today if I get a productive afternoon in on it, but don't hold your breath ;).

John Updates 12-2

On the second day of Christmas, my blogger gave to me:

A fully updated chapter about fighting squadron fleets and some tips about running squadronless;
AND A PARTRIDDDDDDDDDGE IN A PEARRRRRRRRRR TREEEEEEEEEEE.

I deleted chapter 9, the old Running Squadronless, and smushed it into chapter 8 (fighting Squadronless fleets) as i was saying a lot of the same points.  I then updated 8 into some better details and how to ACTUALLY do it more.  I still need to hit the links (I'm aware) but it's late and I'll do it tomorrow.  Then holy crud, ship time!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 2, 2019

John Updates 12-1

John's through Chapter....7 (I'm aware the numbers are bad, I'm working on it, I promise), how to bomb ships.  Mainly updated with better ways to describe either overwhelming their defense tokens or their shields.  I cut a LOT from here that I had said previously in earlier installments, so feel free to read those and up my pageviews, haha.

And Chapter 8 (Fighting Squadron Fleets!) too!  Some substantial reorganizing, but also some new bits about potential plans for fighting their fleet.  Potentially helpful upgrades have been added in here, along with cutting out some more chaff.

I'm going to try to hit the final part of the Squadrons Encyclopedia (Chapter 9) in the next day or so.  Then, renumbering it all, chapter wise.  After that, it's ship time!  Then upgrades, squadrons, etc.  I've got an article or two kicking around in my system as well, but that's going to take a bit to get together on THAT, so expect updates from me for a bit.