Hi everyone thank you again for reading. As I write this there’s about 2.5 weeks to go to Worlds. I was extremely confident at the time I made my last post in which I discussed potential builds I would run in Season 2 of the TC Aces league. I honestly haven’t even bothered proof reading that post, I know it wasn’t even finished so I almost deleted it but then I thought it would be a good lesson in humility to just post it. Humility? You might ask, motherfucker you cocky as shit in that post. Yes, true I was, but looking back now I am able to realize how over the top arrogant I was and decided that in leaving it up it would always be there as another reminder to try to keep myself grounded and humble.
That said, I had some good reason to have arrogance at that time. I went 4-1 last season in the Aces league, and to be perfectly honest my overall record throughout the second half of wave 5 and all of wave 6 was probably something like 115-25. A lot of those lists I mentioned I honestly made up only after playing like one game with them and felt good playing them against most anything, I had a pretty good handle on the meta. That has now changed. It’s crazy how suddenly it’s shifted in that b-wings, once the work horse of the Rebellion, have taken a huge step backward. They’re still solid against most but I just feel like they have a very tough time keeping up with tlt Y-Wings. The Y-Wings can just run and run and the b-wings have no shot to try and dodge or close the distance. I’m not going to get into the whole discussion of TLT and are they broken/take no skill to fly/etc. but I’ll just say I have been struggling against them. A lot of games I’ve played against them in which I’ve felt like I’ve out flown my opponent, games that I feel like would’ve been wins in wave 5/6 have ended up going south for me. Going 0-2 in the Galactic Cup were probably the worst two losses out of them all. Apart from one mistake I made in the first game I really felt like I played well and just wasn’t able to overcome what seemed like an uphill battle the entire game. Now, both games were pretty close, I feel like there were situations in which had I had a theoretical 1-time palpatine ability each game most likely would’ve gone in my favor, but that’s completely hypothetical and there’s just no sense in dwelling on all that.
So that brings me to the present day. Admittedly, I am completely all over the place in what to bring. How could it come to this that with 2 and a half weeks to go to Worlds my confidence is lower than it’s been in over a year. I have a lot of builds that I feel like I could bring and go something like 4-3 with but 4-3 is not the goal. I’m committed to not bringing any sort of 360 anything myself. I feel like Autothrusters or Sensor Jammer is an absolute must, and am leaning towards Autothrusters since they’re naturally great against the plethora of 360 ships I’ll see. Sensor Jammer is fun because it’s something players don’t see often and I tend to lean more towards things that are a little less popular. Call me insane but Whisper is probably in the lead for me right now, I won’t say exactly what with her since I’m still experimenting with that but she is calling to me.
I consider myself so very fortunate to be able to collaborate with so many other brilliant minds who allow me to take a peak into theirs. Making the cut will be quite the longshot but if I do, as is the goal, I will have many people to thank.
Thank you for reading, I’m hoping to have some more content in before or potentially even during Worlds but we shall see.