Kommen wir zu einem weiteren Spieler aus Italien. Hiermit möchte ich euch Giulio Taddei vom Ludic X-Wing Team vorstellen. Ich traf ihn 2016 in Lucca auf der dortigen Kashyyyk Open wo Giulio den Top 8 Cut erreichte. Sehr gefreut hat mich, das ich Giulio auf der diesjährigen System Open Series in Nürnberg erneut traf und freue mich auf weitere Treffen!
1. Since when have you been playing X-Wing?
I’ve been playing X-Wing since March 2015, actually Marco Turchiano a Ludic X-Wing Team member and old friend of mine let me try this game in a local store of my neighbourhood and I fell in love.
2. What is or was your favorite 100 Point squadron?
Actually, I don’t have one, I may tell you that the 100 point squadrons I’ve been playing the most are Dash+Corran and Wes+Biggs+Corran.
3. Do you have a favorite ship or pilot that you try an include in your squads? (Due to the ability, model, …)
Corran Horn, is actually my most favourite pilot ever. All the time I can, and the current status of the metagame allow me, I try to build a squadron with this ship in the 100 points at my disposal. I’m really in love with his double tap ability, and I’m really in love with his gamestyle as completely build upon passive skills like green move and charge shield back or fcs or the double bash.
4. How do you build / find squads? Do you have preferred tactics? Offensive/defensive? Do you prefer durable ships or arc dodgers?
I don’t have a preferred tactics, I’ve been playing really different squadrons during my x-wing gamelife. Actually I do prefer squadrons between 2 and 4 ships, I really do prefer aces at low PS ships.
5. Is there a ship that you would like a upgrade for? Either a title or new pilots.
I’d like to see a title or a good modification for the e-wing, but I’m scared pilots as Corran Horn may get to much boosted from such upgrades. Another ship I’d like to get back in action is the StarViper and I’m sure FFG will try their best to fix it back.
6. What was your greatest achievement?
Most probably the one that satisfied me the most, was the top4 in the Italian SoS.
7. What is your opinion on the current development of X-Wing?
I’m pretty much scared about the current development of x-wing. But I’m not that much scared by the evolution of the game design itself, but as the continuous increase of miniatures and new mechanics that could result in a substantial barrier to entry for new players. The real difficulty for game designers is to propose new ideas, but at the same time find a way to recycle old ships without letting them fall into oblivion. Which has been one of the main problem in all the previous waves till now.
8. What is your view of the community?
I look with admiration to the Northern Europe and North America communties, which represent the real central core of this game. The Italian community is very fragmented as the result of a cultural traditions that do not allow a widespread distribution of the game. Plus the game itself is too much in the hands of the local store that prefer to propose other systems (such as card games as Magic the Gathering) to get a better profit instead of a lesser one like x-wing. The current distributor of the game, Giochi Uniti, is not doing correctly his work and not let the players enjoy the game as they should.
9. Where do you collect / exchange information about X-Wing?
I collect all my informations by watching videos on youtube or channels like team covenant, along with interviews, forums and comments of key users and players in the major boards such as the UK or the FFG one.
10. Are there any pilots or crew members you are missing from books, TV shows, movies, comics, games?
Since there is the Emperor Palpatine Crew around, I’d love to see crews also for Yoda and/or Jabba.