I thought a discussion on rumours was overdue, if the modís will indulge this.
I must say that GW is losing the plot, and are pissing people off by cracking down on rumours. People use to get excited and plan armies as we knew what is coming up, now we do not know if the Chaos Codex is even going to be this year! I had some money I would have put into doing a new Chaos army, now its been reallocated to other non-hobby projects. I have no idea when anything is due out so why should I save for nothing of substance?
When there was the whole affair of false rumours for Tau etc where was GW? They know what goes on these forums and by allowing people to get excited and be lied too for months only to be rudely brought down is their fault. With one statement they could have stopped it but they did not. Did they think it was funny?
I am just concerned that false rumours and hopes dashed are doing damage to the hobby, as well as the whole Ďmy army is now not competitive- has been left behindí
Thank God for Forge World as it seems to be the ONLY thing keeping 40k fresh/interesting with constant new releases, FW Open Day photos and pics in their news letters etc. This generates interest and I see people doing whole FW model armies because of it.
GW needs to think about the future. What is GW going to do when 3D copiers come into general use and people can make their own models from images cheaply? Then GW will only have the books. They need to separate the books from the model releases as they only at most do three 40k armies a year, so many fall behind. New models are good but up to date books are better. If they co-ordinated with FW then they could do some models for them.
What about those people whose army is lagging behind and donít want or have the money to get a new one. Whatís keeping them engaged? Indeed in New Zealand hardly anyone plays actual marines anymore, its all the latest thing BA/GK. At the last tournament I went to out of 6 games I played against 4 GK armies.
Ultimately if we knew what was actually coming up like we use to, we can plan and save up. Rumours are important for the hobby.
Am I alone in this?