But they just added Taller Space Marines, which is the most creatively bankrupt and money-grabbing option they could have chosen.
What's the biggest player base? Space Marines.
What's the best way to make money? Make Space Marine players buy their armies again.
What's the easiest way to do that? Make Taller Space Marines and give them a better cost-value ratio.
With all due respect, and being a corporate executive myself, if a project nets a higher ROI than another, that's the one you do. So I'm not sure if that's a criticism or applauding their good business sense which will hopefully keep them afloat for a long time and that way you'll be provided with the hobby you like for the foreseeable future.
Now on a side note, and having spoken first hand with the lead designer of the new marines, they were scared :cussless about the concept. They really thought an update was in hand since the old marines were lackluster compared even to industry standard and wanted to make something better but knew well enough the storm of shyte that could generate so no, they didn't take the lazy option but they made a solid bet.
Plastic sisters I assume would look like something with no risk whatsoever but a lower overall ROI potential, so that's actually the lazy move by default: Guaranteed low returns. Potentially massive returns with a dose of risk isn't lazy, it's good business as long as the guess is educated enough and founded in a solid planning and execution strategy.
Edited by Grieux, 31 May 2017 - 10:03 AM.