i happen to have some fairly strong fans of the mayfar edition in my group, their disagreements with new cosmic are petty, trite and worthless. i will relate them to you paraphrased and twisted for comedic value.
"how are you suposed to win if everyone knows you have four systems, mayfair cosmic would never end if it had a score board"
power level of flares:
"holding onto a flare is over powered, it's almost enough power to help you win without tricking everyone into thinking you had 3 bases and not four"
awsome ship tokens:
"if you can't reverse a token how does vampire work? how dare they change a small detail in a game that is different every time it's played.
WHAT IS THIS! WHERE IS MY MOONS AND LUCRE!
victory condition powers:
THESE ARE JUST WRONG.
about the only thing i agree with is the deck could use a few extra card zaps, as we rarely have that chain reaction of zaps that we got with the mayfair set.
Don't play with the grey, have me paint your board games!
Just signed up for this forum a few days ago.
The raffle has to still be on since it's still mentioned when you join the forum and FFG are doing wonders keeping stuff up to date.
I can't in any way imagine that there is not a raffle at the last friday of this month!
It is inconcivable if it's gone since FFG is such an amazing company and actually update the news-section often. It would take them like 3 minutes of their time to get rid of the whole raffle thing if it wasn't running so . . . IT IS STILL RUNNING! IT HAS TO !!! EVERY OTHER CONCLUSION MUST BE WRONG!!!! SINCE FFG WOULDN'T LURE CUSTOMERS WITH FALSE PROPAGANDA THEY COULD REMOVE IN 3 BLEEDIN' MINUTES!!!!!
I bet the forums i RIDDLED with posts like the one below and I just can't find them because of my lousy google-skills:
I'll do a slight thread-necro and jump in on the FFG "planet-disks" topic.
I love 'em. Honestly, they allow for much greater flexibility of set-up, storage, game design and simple player aesthetics (like playing the Warpish and placing your planets in a circle around the Warp!) than locking the planets together as "systems". Someone previously mentioned the added fun of alien powers like Locust, The Claw, Leviathan, Wild Guerrilla, etc. Actually seeing the dread in your opponents eyes as you place an *entire planet* on the Hyperspace Gate during the Launch phase is just wonderful!
Could the individual planet art be diversified and enhanced? Sure, I won't argue that. But I did appreciate that at least FFG gave each planet two distinct sides (one of which looking somewhat more like "planetary debris" than an actually habitable planet), which can be surprisingly useful under many circumstances.
Component-wise, I can't think of anything about FFG's edition that I find inferior to previous releases.