It‘s been a time, when I checked the old forums several times a day. It‘s been the time when I tried to seduce my friends into a game of Armada twice a week. It was then, when I sometimes went down to my hobby room just to take a look at my ships. There were these days when I worked more then 10 hours every week to keep the Armada-wiki nice and up-to-date.
Then came wave 9 and I didn‘t like the ugly Starhawk at all. Not only the design of the model but the whole idea of a 14-hull-low-speed-brick for the rebels. I finally bought it for about 70€ but it was the first time I did regret to pay so much money for a ship.
Then they decided to change the size of the upgrade and ship cards and I thought, that‘s stupid but not bothering me.
When the Clone Wars boxes came out I didn‘t want to start two new factions, but then I saw this beautifully designed new models. So I ordered a box for each faction. They didn‘t arrive. I collect the english Armada stuff although I live in Germany and I sometimes payed around 10% more for my dislike of the translation. Sometimes I had to wait several months while my friends were already playing with the new toys. Sometimes I had been lucky. But now all the shops seemed to dry out the english version and at least I had to order my stuff in Britain.
Then Brexit meant Brexit. And I had to pay an additional fee for importing ships.
My CW boxes arrived and they made me happy for a little while. I liked the larger damage deck. I‘m impressed by the quality of the minis. But it didn‘t feel new or exciting to play them. At least not for me.
Then I tried to order the four new ships. But english is hard to get and it is about 25% more than for the german version. I would have to pay about 40€ for a Pelta, which is the price I never payed for an ISD. And I would have to pay 60€ and more for one of the other ships. And then it made *snap* and I decided: no. Not with my money.
And I don‘t like some of the new upgrade cards, most of them, but I really have a problem with „Thermal Shields“. An upgrade, that‘s so crazy good after they nerfed ECM, that I don‘t get the design idea, if not: „Play the new factions, pal, to play the best Defensive Retrofit in the game“?
And now, the love grew cold and my interest has drowned. I look at my Armada ships and think: Let‘s play Legion or Blood and Plunder.
It‘s just sad.
(Please respect my grief and don‘t answer, telling me how happy you are with the new stuff. I just want to tell how sad I feel. Thank you.)