Very convincing fuel tbh. They can do whatever PR releases they like, but if they keep undermining the core range (and I'm sorry, but Legion iconography is pretty ing 'core' imo) then Heresy is dying. If you can't get the bits, projects will end, existing players will be reluctant to start new forces of any scale and any hope of new blood will shrink, as they just can't collect the forces they want to.
I really hope they explain this because this will just be fuel for those who wrongly thing that the HH is dying
*looks at all the Heresy stuff that's recently been revealed and released*
I'm...not so sure about that.
Look, this sucks, A LOT, but the last thing that Heresy is doing right now is dying.
Respectfully, this is not a core range, these are upgrades. Sicarans and Praetors are a core range, and we've gotten plenty of those recently (not to mention backward sicarans
I disagree that players will be reluctant to start new forces because they cant get these, if anything its going to be because they cost and arm and a leg and your firstborn and whatever else they want. BUT, the fact that all of these upgrades weren't even given a LCTB so people can pick them up is really really crappy of FW.
Lets be fair about why this is happening. The reason they're getting rid of them is because they’re not selling well and they need to make more space for new Heresy releases, and this is pretty much the norm now and has been for a while. Out of my entire group, I know only one other guy who uses these upgrades (and that are not *cough* *cough* pirate island). Anecdotal I know, but nevertheless it seems to me that most people would rather just use the transfers. I would rather use these, but I'm in the minority.
But this "Heresy is Dying" meme is tiring, not for any reason other than its blatantly wrong. Based on what the FW guys are saying and judging by the recent releases and previews, "Heresy sales are healthy". Hell, how much 40k stuff has been dropped in the last two years (*sheds a single tear for the entire Elysian range*) , but no one is saying that 40k is dying.
Can I also point out the fact that we live in a time of undead games. Seriously
Necromunda, Aurenotica, and Blood Bowl werent games that were dying, they were full on dead! Now, they've all been brought back with a vengeance.
Not to mention Titanicus which is arguably the first stage before it evolves into Heresy Epic, LoTR, talk of bringing Battlefleet Gothic back set during the Heresy, and somehow, impossibly....fantasy is coming back as well!
No, we do not live in a time of dying games, in fact when it comes to Heresy itself it seems that were finally leaving this Old Night of releases of the last two years.
We live in a time where FW has been taken over by some spooky ol' d6 rolling Necromancer, resurrecting all these dead and dying games and not letting anything succumb to the curse of resting in peace as a unsupported game system, and that’s awesome!
Edited by m0nolith, 24 January 2020 - 07:31 PM.