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We got any Star Wars Squadrons players in here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by neurotictim, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. neurotictim

    neurotictim Gold Supporting Member

    My latest addiction is the EA/Origin/Motive game Star Wars Squadrons. No Jedi running around with lightsabers, just pilots duking it out. 5v5 dogfight or 5v5 fleet battles, good times. Cross-platform means PS4, Xbox, and PC all play in the same arenas.

    I'm currently level 29, not very good but having a ton of fun with it, and thought it might be a good "Off-Topic" topic. Prefer zipping around in the A-wing or TIE Interceptor to anything else, though I've been known to pilot an X-wing or TIE Defender from time to time. There's a LOT more depth to playing this game than zipping around, of course, but hopefully I'm getting better.

    Anyone else playing this?
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  2. Clyde_Simpleton

    Clyde_Simpleton Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    I've watched some footage of it and it looks like a fun game. I just haven't picked it up yet.
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  3. neurotictim

    neurotictim Gold Supporting Member

    Well, with the 2nd Death Star as your avatar, I would imagine you're somewhere in the blend of Star Wars nerd, as am I. If you're a Jedi/Sith fanboy and don't care for the non-Force aspect of that universe, this isn't the game for you. If you're into combat flight sims and fast action, with a somewhat steep learning curve and tough online fights (and not even a passing reference to the Force), then you'll love it.
  4. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I'm going to start a paid account with Electronic Arts Play in the wee hours tomorrow morning & play all weekend.
    Battlefront is in there, which IIRC has some flying games, & that's where my relationship with Sony started to go downhill.

    We bought Battlefront from GameStop & I was anxious to get it home for multiplayer fun, but I was wrong!
    You couldn't even access the net or fly without paying Sony for a PS-Plus membership.

    I quickly sold all my PS4 games except one, Rocksmith. (which later I switched to PC/Steam)
    Recently I was reminded of this issue with Sony again, when I stupidly bought Civ6 for PS4, & I can't even link it to my E.A. account, w/o paying for PS-Plus.
    There is a bonus for linking your account, BTW.

    Right now E.A. is offering EA-Play 1 month for $1, so I will try that. Hopefully I won't need to also pay for PS-Plus to use it:


    If it won't allow us to play local multiplayer, that will be a dealbreaker!

    Does E.A.'s 'counter' start at 00:00 EST or 00:00 PST?
    I noticed their headquarters is in California.
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  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I have to check that out
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  6. neurotictim

    neurotictim Gold Supporting Member

    Feel free to add me, EA ID: neurotictim
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