The next one in our Top Gun Player Series is Joe Desmond (Worlds Top 16, Regional 16/17 winner from Mynock, USA). He is one of the youngest players, but also one of the best. As I was his age I played with my beer bong, and in this category I was one of the 16 best in the world. But maybe, if he is old enough he will be one of the best in this game, too. Where the challenge is bigger I don´t know, but nobody ask me for an interview. So X-Wing will be more interesting, headache you will get from both of them. Everybody who plays a big tournament on a high level know what I mean.
1. Since when have you been playing X-Wing?
I started playing December 2013, played in my first tournament March 2014.
2. What is or was your favorite 100 Point Squadron?
Lone Wolf Blocker Dash and 2 B-wings!
3. Do you have a favorite ship or pilot that you try an include in your squads? (Due to the ability, model, …)
Dash, Whisper and Echo are my favorites to fly, but my jumpmasters have sweet paint jobs so I like flying them too.
4. How do you build/find squads? Do you have preferred tactics? Offensive / defensive? Do you prefer durable ships or arc dodgers?
It’s all about the current meta, I don’t believe in only liking a certain type of squad because then your success with vary based on if it’s good or not. I also will be vigilant of the builds of Dee Yun and Jeff Berling are using since I normally like their squads.
5. Is there a ship that you would like a upgrade for? Either a title or new pilots.
I don’t really have any soft spots but I feel that the Star Viper and the Khirax need the most help right now.
6. What was your greatest achievement?
My best X-wing achievement is my top 16 worlds this year.
7. Whats your opinion on the current development of X-Wing?
It’s defiantly becoming more complicated, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
8. Whats your view of the community?
The community is of course great as anyone will tell you, worlds really reinstated that into my mind.
9. Where do you collect / exchange information about X-Wing?
FLGS, Facebook and the FFG forums (mostly the results topics).
10. Are there any pilots or crew members you are missing from books, TV-shows, movies, comics, games?
Yoda and Admiral Akbar! I would run those guys no matter how bad they were!
Thank you very much for took the time to answer our questions and may the force be with you.