ok so I think 8th will be a great game , fun to play and a big improvement over 7th .
What I am disgruntled about is that for over a month now GW has been babbling on about how it is a new era , and they want to drop the barriers to entry to play the game , and how they were going to make the rules free to download and all that . basically you were going to be able to go into your local FLGS buy a box of models take them home and play .
Well that is a pile of , you can't do that at all . if you want to play this game you need to buy the rule book for $70 cdn , and you need to buy a faction book for $30 ( even if you want to play unbound . )
Th downloadable core rules are not a complete rules set , and are missing key rules . All they cover are the basics of the different turn phases of the game . even if you say well that will get you started , there are no rules available to down load for the units . You need to buy the faction book to get the unit and faction rules . I expected that you would have to buy the faction book if you wanted to play matched play , but that if you wanted to play unbond or even just look at the rules for a new unit or maybe a new faction that all that info would be downloadable like it is for AOS .
I was anticipating an AOS style release where you could down load everything necessary to play a game and try a faction out . I personally hate AOS , but i will give it its full measure in that from a barrier to entry and quick to pick up and play it has a lot to be admired about it .
The one thing i was getting tired of in 7th was constantly dumping money into books . with 5 40k armies keeping them all current was expensive . I spent more $$ on books the last year or so that i did on models . Apparently that will continue . in 8th . it also will kill my efforts to get my D&D group into 40k , they were all interested but the cost of entry was the issue . I was hoping with 8th they could download the rules and give it a look , that's not going to happen now . Although another guy i the group is doing just that with warmahordes , if he is successful maybe they will all play warmahordes .
Edited by WarriorFish, 19 June 2017 - 02:10 PM.
Swear filter dodge corrected