Oh my God, y'all. You're not going to believe this one.
I was contacted via email by a guy claiming to have access to the Wave 3 cards for X-Wing Miniatures late last night/ this morning. I just happened to be checking my email before I went to bed when I saw his message offering me the chance to be the guy who breaks the news to the world that the Disney Effect has extended into X-Wing Miniatures.
I told him I was ready to be that guy. 3 minutes later I had a new message in my inbox with attached PDFs of four of the Wave 3 pilot cards- 3 Rebel, 1 Imperial!
This dude was heartbroken over what's happened/ is going to happen to the game, which apparently he plays (and apparently really, really likes), but doesn't actually have anything directly to do with the development of. I still don't know what company he actually worked for (as in, he explains he resigned over this debacle rather than to be a part of it)- FFG, Lucasarts, Lucasfilm, Disney itself, hell the Andy Griffith Show? I don't know. All he would say was this-
I thought it was bad when Lucas did tie-ins with any company who'd fork over licensing dough, man. You remember what it was like when Revenge of the Sith hit and you couldn't turn around without bumping into a promotional Jawa ashtray from Marlboro, the Extreme Dagobah Slop Bowl from Taco Bell, or cans of C-3GMO Sweet Corn from Monsanto?
Well, that's nothing compared to what it's going to be like when these new movies hit if Disney has anything to do with it. I can't get into that- the NDA forbids it, but just look at what they've done to X-Wing Miniatures! I couldn't take it anymore man, I got up in the middle of that marketing meeting and walked out.
They must have thought I was just going to the can or something, and I guess they must have taken a break for lunch. Anyway, once I'd drafted and printed my resignation letter, I went back in there to go the eff off on them, but everyone was gone.
All the stuff was still there though, including four of the Wave 3 pilot cards for X-Wing. I snapped some pics with my phone because I knew no one would believe this craziness.
The card art is still technically a proof, but it's close enough you'll defeiinitely (sic) get the picture, pun intended.
My God, man. I still can't believe they ruined this game I've had such a good time playing this since last September. Bringing in a SD? Never gonna be the same after that, especially with the Mouse at the helm. Ah well. It is what it is, right? Enjoy it until the release date. Hope you don't mind your game being invaded by all the Disney franchises- your Wave 3 Listbuilding articles are going to be priceless.
The images my eyes were assaulted with were offensive enough to make me seriously consider whether or not to call it a day here on TheMetalBikini.com. This is just such a kick in the nuts... I just can't explain what I'm feeling right now. Only a day after getting a little misty-eyed while typing up the 20k pageviews post and now this. Wow. It's been quite a weekend. I've made brash, spur-of-the-moment decisions before, but I'm going to get a little sleep and see what Tuesday, April the 2nd brings before I do anything permanent.
On the bright side, I guess we finally know the stats on the B-Wing, and I gotta admit, Mater's rules are pretty thematic, as are Mickey's. Dunno about Captain Jack though- seems like they were out of ideas and kinda phoned it in with that one.