huh? what makes you think that. If they had more people throwing more ideas and more people cross working on multiple codices at once things would be more balanced not less.
Having 1 guy and a few helpers working on a codex over here, and another 1 guy and his helpers working on a codex over there is the kind of thing that causes balance issues.
Also having too few people limits variety of thought. Look at all the cool ideas come out of the community vs how few good ideas come out of gws 5 authors. It's because we have them outnumber 10,000 to one.
Except too many people can mean to many ideas. The way the design system works is pretty consistent across games, be they tabletop or video. Parceling the work is typically the most efficient way to do it. Especially in a realm like this where some people gravitate to certain armies. I seriously doubt that everyone works on their own, no one checks it and then you end up with unbalanced armies. There's going to be one guy overseeing all of it and everyone likely sits in a large group from time to time to discuss how it all works. Silver may be able to speak to this more readily and accurately.
Maybe i'm reading too much into this so forgive me, but perhaps GW is giving a little subtle hint as to the contents of the 6th starter?
Scrolling through the main page for the rulebook, the Dark Angels section of the book is featured. Chaos stuff is also shown. And the collectors edition has an interchangeable Aquilla/Chaos Star on the leather bag.
Perhaps a hint, in a kind of "nudge nudge wink wink" fashion?
Doubtful. They also showed Tyranids and Eldar in the video. Chaos was a brief flash. Space marines, as no doubt one of a few posters is bound to rant about, were the most seen. There wasn't really anything that screamed "Dark Angels and Chaos!!!" The two pins for the bag are the two most recognized symbols in all the game. Eldar, Tau, Tyranid, Dark Eldar, Necron - none of them really have a faction defining symbol, hence it was logical that those two would have been used for the bag.
Hey when was the GW preorder posted? I'm looking at local time and its been the 23rd in the uk for a good 2 hours now.
Also are there going to be any midnight relesed anywhere? I know my local game shop is having a tourniment that day but it'll be 5th ed rules as this event was planned ages ago.
No midnight releases in the Dallas area. I don't imagine many US stores would have them. Totally different environment for the hobby across the pond (I really wish I could get my wife to let us move...).