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post #61 of 205 (permalink) Old 03-04-15, 01:32 PM
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im quite shocked how many people have turned away from the series in just our little forum to be honest, if a similar thing is reflected across the board then sales must have seriously dropped off for BL, still it serves them right, how many books can you honestly say the story needed? 20?30? 40? someone at BL must have thought of a number at the start, personally i just wanted to read one story arc, that of horus himself, like we did at the start of the series, other cameos from his brothers, but generally i wanted to read his story up until his demise, many be chuck in a few other related arcs that were fundamental to the Horus story, then at the end when the dust settles, they could have chucked out "other Horus Heresy tales" which featured totally unrelated shit that was happeneing because of the Heresy but didnt involve Horus.
thats was my expectation anyway



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Ah! That might just be the key to disappointment in GW/BL: expectations without any word or guarantee from the company.

Would any of you who are disappointed in the series be more or less disappointed if it just never had happened? I mean would this be the opposite thread otherwise, 'Why Can't We Get HH Books', or are we just doomed to forever bitch about things (like GW/BL) we have no control over based on perceived expectations of quality?

Not trying to be a jerk, I do my fair share of bitching as well. Just curious.

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im disappointed in all of the limited editions and some of the stories resembling hack

stories, rather than any real thought put into them. Also the change to different

formats pissed/pisses me off quite a bit, they used to come in masspaperback, but

lately a lot of books have come out in larger formats which cost more.
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im disappointed in all of the limited editions and some of the stories resembling hack

stories, rather than any real thought put into them. Also the change to different

formats pissed/pisses me off quite a bit, they used to come in masspaperback, but

lately a lot of books have come out in larger formats which cost more.
The small paperback is released six months after the large paperback.
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Lately the new books sucks so I haven't brought anything . Not saying I gave up but waiting for something that is good to come out. Plus I think those limited edition are horrible. Just don't but it and maybe GW realize they are making a mistake and get rid of it.


I remember the heresy series in the beginning was Ok and producing new books at a decent pace but lately it's just gone down the toilet. I mean there are so many stories to tell in the war hammer 40 k but GW is just doing something stupid.

I don't know if it's because the writers cannot get their act together or it's because GW is controlling too much of the creative direction.
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The small paperback is released six months after the large paperback.
And usually by the 3rd month, you're spoiled on the big ending. I miss the days when everyone got them roughly the same time, just had to avoid the internet for about a week and then you could join in on the discussions. I remember the speculations and theories about around the time for the release of A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns. You dont get those types of discussions these days as everyone read them anywhere in between 6 months apart. Only Talon of Horus has raised equal discussions when it comes to content.
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I think the biggest crime of the series is the fact that the actual story behind the Heresy and before the books was a potential shine in the scifi genre. There are several books that really showed what could be done with such a story, however, lots of crap.
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Same. The entire series took a header after Know No Fear, and since then it has been one heap of crap after the next. Well, Betrayer was halfway decent; however, other than that one, they've all been fairly turd-y.
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I dropped off a couple of years ago. I think Angel Exterminartus was my last one. When it got format changes and became full of limited editions, novella and anthologies, that combined with the cost of it just became, to me at least, absurd. I donated my HH books to a charity shop during a clean out about half a year ago now since I realised I was never going to buy the books I missed and it doesn't seem like ending anytime soon.

I've switched my books now to digital anyway, but a few months ago or so I brought Horus Rising digitally and I got to reread it and I did enjoy it, so I've decided to buy each full book at the end of each month, currently I'm up to Legion and I'm enjoying doing it this way, but I'll never go back to buying them as they come out, nor will be excitement for the series be anywhere near what it was when I started.

But what I perceive the series to be has changed now too, when I started I viewed it as a somewhat solid Sci Fi ongoing story - even if it's end was predetermined -, but now with how much it's dragging, getting sidetracked, milked etc, I've come to view the series unfortunately now as background for a miniatures game that I play nothing more.

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I've come to view the series unfortunately now as background for a miniatures game that I play nothing more.
The Black Libary open Days that focus on this Series, shows at least to me that that's what it has become, it is a hobby to itself, which I understand and enjoy (Iam reading the series very slowly lisstening to the Pod Case After Ullanor along with me) But I do not plan on owning them all.

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