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This is kind of a reverse rant so sorry if it goes on but I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this yet

Can I just say totally sincerely and un-sarcastically: well done GW.

Over the last couple years I have constantly seen people complaining about rules not being competitive, prices being too much and GW only really caring about money and forcing it out of us. But the last few months have felt like a total U-turn, and certainly for me has lead to me buying more from them rather than trying to Ebay it.

We have had a massive boom in really good value for money box sets that contain models everyone would want if they were playing that army (see ALL start collecting boxes that generally lead to savings of around 40%) as well as cheap boxes containing the models to formations.

A heck tonne more one off models to be included in said boxsets (albeit becoming more widely available now)

The return of specialist games - it feels like every month there is a new boxed game that I want with some pretty gorgeous miniatures that would make some really nice fulffy additions to mainstream armies, not to mention how much cheaper it is to start HH now with the betrayal at Calth, and the return of Warhammer Quest in a few weeks I'm sure will be very well recieved. Granted I don't know anything about the rules in these boxes, but hey the models are pretty and versatile.

GW are listening to their customers and making rules that people want to play with - AoS getting a point system will be huge for the game, as I know a lot more people are likely to be into it with pick up games becoming much easier, and I really needed a good reason to justify buying some of those incredible new minis.

Warhammer Fest actually becoming like the Games days of old with gaming tables and demos rather than a massive shop you have to pay to get into.

But most importantly FAQs, that not only are being done, but are being done based on questions we have asked and redrafted to ensure everything is clear.

From what I have gathered from store managers this has largely come about from the new CEO who while won't cut prices (understandably) but is still wanting to make groups of minis value for money, and he actually plays the game!

So things are looking up, and I for one feel much happier about the community - heck this is the first proper post I've made in months and I'm actually working on my armies once more. Has anyone else found anything extra I have missed off? Do you guys even agree? Or am I just being massively naive.

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow
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i know gw are releasing alot of stuff atm but its all imperial bonus and that makes me very unhappy where is the chaos codex to let them be useable again where are all the formations and new models for none space marine players
i have said before and it still holds so much its getting to a point where all ppl might as well play marines
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See I would personally disagree with tha, I mean yeah there has been a big new supplement released, but also look at all hte campaign books that have come out with formations for generally a marine army and some other xenos army (if not more than 1) - in fact I remember seeing some pretty tasty looking chaos formations in one of them somewhere? But yeah at the end of the day when 6 of the 15 main armies are marines there are always gonna be a lot of releases for them.

Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination

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Hear! Hear! I agree wholeheartedly; GW is doing a magnificent job, and I hope they continue.
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It is nice that they are backing down/away from certain things - such as $50 codexs.

However the years of asshatery that GW has done recently has given the company a lot of bad karma between them and the rest of the guys at the FLGS who I play with.

Once they allow you to order FW books (for cheap-ish) strait from the GW site I will be happier; I would prefer that GW would at least allow for FW character sets to be purchasable without making an international purchase... (Ouch on the credit card).

Edit: Also I wish that they would condense all of the material into one book each year for newer formations & stuffs that were released via the campaign supplements; that would be nice - so that you don't need to have 5+ books to have ALL of the rules for a given faction.

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I'm pretty stoked on how GW have been changing and involving what fans have been pining for in plastic for years. It's a slow process and starts with the biggest sellers and blasts those factions repeatedly because $$$ but it's happening. They're even trying to make Fliers more relevant, I'm loving the new dogfight phase. I now have a reason to own two Stormravens aside from that I got a sweet deal on the second one.

Keep it rolling. I'm curious to see the final draft of the BRB FAQs though after the slam fest that the internet has had over it. The true test to see if they're listening I suppose. I also like how they justified some of their answers even; like with blast templates hitting multiple levels in a terrain feature.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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I'm totally with you - On certain aspects.

I really enjoy their new approach to the FAQ's, the starting interaction with their customers, the specialization games and the whole modern approach to their games. Hell, them making a point system to AoS where they talk to the big tournaments about it? Genius! I am clapping my hands in excitement!

However, they are still HORRIBLE at balancing 40k; Case and point is the new Space Marine psychic powers who are laughably overpowered that I don't even know where to begin. The FAQ even buffed Grav (because we needed that) so that they can now take down voidshields. I am becoming a grumpy old man in regards to the rules, as I am sick and tired of Space Marines getting a new car whenever any other codex get's a lollipop. As long as they twist the game in the favor of their little favorite army, they are slowly turning people towards that one army so that 40k will become 30k; The kids edition.

I applaud their new direction and I love it - But they still need to get a grip on the game. Customer interaction will only get you so far, if your game is being twisted because of bad rules and blatant favoritism.

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If they updated a non PA based faction equally each time they gave the PA a boost I would be much more impressed. While I like that they are pushing out updated rules faster the fact that those rules are pricy is annoying, especially after seeing how well other companies are doing releasing the rules for free.

If GW just tossed the rules for each unit into the boxes and posted the core rules online for free I would be a happy camper. They still could release books full of the fluff and painting and shit. People would still buy those up in a heartbeat.

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The one thing I wish they'd get better about is more universal model kits. Still a bit miffed I can't buy a generic 'space marines' box and get the bits to make a Chaplain, Librarian, Apothecary, Techmarine, etc.

Still stoked about how these bargain boxes are coming along.
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