Hello fellow Pilots, Pirates, and Nerf Herders! This week we catch up on some news with a more traditional episode. Is the C-Roc an epic game changer? We don't know! Is Scum Boba Fett a game changer?! We maybe know that! Is Texx's beginner tip worth listening to? YES!
Welcome back from the flight simulator! Today we bring in our favorite pirate janitor Blair Bunke, from the Scum and Villainy podcast, to help us clean our dirty asteroid. While he's here he talks about the state of the meta, how you can win with Z-95s, and his top 5 X-Wing heroes.
This week we take a look at regional championships which have been played so far. What lists should you be looking out for in your current meta? How does Blair Bunke win? Is Talonbane Cobra a viable threat? Find out this week!
No timestamps this week, ALL REGIONALS!
Also, we may have a few list errors due to List Juggler being inaccurate. We'll fix any glaring mistakes next week.
Rookie X-wing pilots, this is the episode for you!
This week we bring aboard Rookie Pilot Mike Corse to talk about how new players can make a clean hyperspace jump into the game. Did you get a Core Set for Christmas and have no idea what to do next? We discuss buying guides for the game at a modest $150 budget.
Veteran players, worry not! There's content for you here too. The gang also talks about how to deal with the influx of "fresh meat" coming to tables near you. Also, Ryan throws out a bounty for anyone who can accomplish the "God Shot": 5 Crits with Omega Ace using Swarm Leader.
X-wing pilots, we close out the year with a mega-sized Art of X-Wing!
Dee rifles through the entire history of Western military technology looking for lessons to be learned on the application of deploying new ships and upgrades in X-Wing. How will we move on from jousting Defender knights and the Dengaroo Jabberwocky?
FLY BETTER! And have a great New Year!
This week we play catchup and discuss the viability of the Rogue One ships that are about to drop! Is this U-Wing the Rebel Lambda? Will Boshek Bo-Wreck your day? Are the Strikers squirrely enough to overcome their low agility? Find our all that and more on this episode!
This week we are very pleased to have two awesome guests on the show: Tobias Winter and Worlds 2016 Top 16 finisher Steffen Kaehler. They bring their voices to us from the mythical land of Germany, where Unicorns graze in the wide open spaceports. They discuss their experience at Worlds as well as the current popularity of the game. Check out the time stamps below!
It's a tugboat! Leave it to the Scum & Villainy faction to slap some guns on the Quadjumper and field it in combat. It has some nifty tricks, including being the first X-Wing ship to move backward. Time will tell if this jury rigged commercial craft will prove combat ready.
We then share our squads and results from San Diego Regional, with a heavy emphasis on TIE Defenders. All three of us flew it, because they're unequivocally great...but since everybody knows this, do they ironically become a liability in the upper tiers of a premiere tournament?
The answer as always:
X-wing pilots, we analyze the top squads from Worlds with our very own Top 16er, Joe Desmond! Then the never-ending season continues into Regionals, as we congratulate San Diego winner, our very own Joe Desmond!
We were long overdue for an interview with our Mynock Chosen One, but his recent successes give us ample reason to finally feature Joe on the show. Joe and Dee draw upon first-hand head-to-head experiences to discuss the top squads at Worlds. Ryan was there too, we guess. Ryan provides his own very valuable insight!
X-wing pilots, we're taking a badly needed break. We'll be back in full force next week, but we hope you enjoy this retrospective clip show! We take a walk down memory lane and give you a show filled with some of our favorite moments. There's nonsense and some really great content...but mostly just nonsense! Enjoy!
The Mynocks have returned from worlds and we have brought back some awesome content for you guys! We have interviews with mostly all of the Top 16 players (missed on a few due to time). Also we've got a fantastic opening segment courtesy of the Gold Squadron Podcast! Check out the link below to see their amazing THREE HOUR podcast roundtable livestream!
Fantasy Flight previewed Kylo Ren's command shuttle, and it packs some wicked content. We then finish our Squint talk with Phennir, Jax, and Soontir... Does Defender domination bring Jax to prominence? Does stress suppress the mighty Soontir?? Phennir anything?!
We're headed to worlds, see you when we get back!
Today the Mynock's have captured a prisoner! A dangerous pirate who goes by many aliases but is best know as Sozin, from the Scum and Villainy Podcast. While we have him on board we interrogate him to ensure we get all his juicy secrets. The topics include:
[07:15:00] Grade-A Beef!
[22:49:00] Sozin's Accolades
[32:00:00] Data collection's influence on X-Wing
[52:06:00] Worlds Analysis post FAQ
[79:30:00] Beginner and Advanced Tips
So don't take your eyes off our prisoner or he might disappear!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! We are now over a year old and we would like to thank EVERYONE for sticking with us. To celebrate our birthday FFG was kind enough to give us a NEW FAQ with some major implications. Did you used to run Deadeye torpboats? Are you now sad? TOO BAD! Also, we've got a preview of Sabine's TIE, because there's already not enough of her in X-wing.
[00:00:00]- Intro and Keepn' it REAL with Dee
[00:07:00]- FAQ Bombshell
[00:46:00]- Sabine's TIE Preview
[01:08:00]- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
FLY BETTER! SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
We've got less than a month until worlds and the Mynocks are doing their best to figure out what the meta will be. This episode we go over several nationals and analyze the top lists. Who are the biggest winners? Defenders? U-Boats? Soontir? Find out this episode!
And remember FLY BETTER!
Going back to our legacy format this week! This week: how much stress can Nien Numb lose? What's the best TIE Interceptor and why is it Fel's Wrath? Can homing missile be the upgrade card to watch at worlds? and what painting tips can you learn from Dallas Parker?
Unfreeze yourself from carbonite and enjoy some classic Mynock shenanigans.
Our guests today are Leo Azevedo and André Ripoll! They are the hosts of the Portuguese language South Wookiees Radio podcast. Leo recently went undefeated in the Swiss portion of the Brazilian National Championship, and André won the event!
We get a peek at how the best players in Brazil approach the game, and dive into the application of neglected strategies.
This week Sun Yun returns for another edition of Art of X-Wing! In this volume he focuses on Squad building, and how to best create an army that shall trump all others! And as we all know, many battles are decided before the fight even begins. What is "the meta", how do you identify it, and how do you use that information to your advantage?
You'll find out all that and more in this episode! No timestamps this week. Just ride the wave...
With Wave 9 right around the corner FFG has thrown some more previews our way. This week we discuss the new Hero Falcon crew and Pilots. Is Finn overcosted? CHEWBACCA RAGE! Will Hero Han change the game? Then we discuss the exciting reveal of Rogue One's U-Boat and TIE Striker! Jyn Erson vs Rey? 0 K-turn? And what the heck is an aileron?
We're here to answer all those questions and more!
US Nationals Winner Duncan Howard joins the Mynocks and talks about why the Howard Aces is so successful and currently the squad to beat in the meta. In addition they discuss how Wave 9 might shake things up, Rogue One expansions, and when the best time is to bring your Shuttle to the party!
It's time for regional round up Part 2! Rytackle, The Greedy Dragon, and Texx talk about the mix of different lists they've seen have success from across the world. Through the process they find that just because a list may not look dominant on paper, doesn't mean it can't bring home the gold. They also discuss their final takeaways from regional season.
No timestamps this week, just all regional talk!
Now that regionals are FINALLY over, the Mynock crew decide to continue their long overdue recap of the various winners from across the globe! Dallas breaks down all the various TIE Swarms we see, Dee provides some valuable (if not a bit conceited) input, and Rytackle gets overly excited when he sees a certain pilot in the top 4 of a regional...
No timestamps this week, just an hour and a half of recap!
Fantasy Flight Games held back a few choice snippets about Wave 9, such as maneuver dials and certain upgrade cards. However, they launched them into the wild with limited pre-release sales at GenCon, and we now know the precise contents of each ship in this wave. We break down the previously unknown details about the ARC-170, Mandalorian Concord Dawn Protectorate Fang Fighter, and Lancer-class Pursuit Craft.
To tantalize us even further, FFG also dropped the first Wave 10 preview, announcing Sabine's TIE Fighter (a Rebel hijacked TIE), the Upsilon-class Shuttle (Kylo Ren's whip), and the Quadjumper (the tugboat Rey wanted to grand theft instead of the Falcon). We discuss the revealed content, and attempt to decipher the mystery items from the preview photo and clues in the article. (Dee's eyes melted staring at a zoom enlarged copy of the photo.)
Finally, we fangasm at the new Rogue One trailer! We intend on tightening up moving forward, but this is a longer episode to deal with all of the news just dropped on us - enjoy!
Dee managed to kick Ryan off the show, and replaced him with the preeminent BroBots player in the world: Philip Booth. We discuss his X-Wing background and Arizona's Phoenix Squadron, before diving into his Worlds Top 4 exploits.
With his expertise, we shine the ship spotlight on the IG-2000 Aggressor including builds, strategy and tactics, and its place in the current meta.
We've got more content than we know what to do with this week. FFG is dropping previews on us faster than we can talk about them! This week we've got the Mandalorian Concord Dawn Protectorite Fang Fighter. Also there's A-Wing talk, Dallas wisdom, and Dee destroys Ryan with math shenanigans.