I don't mind the gradual release. It's nice to add the fluff to them and makes it feel like more of an event when they release and adds to the growing narrative of the galaxy.
I don't play marines yet;
I think you may have mis-read the first post!
Eh, I don't think there is too much variation in potential lore building for named characters passing the rubicon.
I agree, which Is why I posted this - it seems "Hero X died, then they didnt". Mephiston was a different case, but then he always was a different case. For Dante to fight and win for 1100 years, just to snuff it during indomitus to be reborn seems odd and would do the character no favours.
Rip the bandaid and do what MegaVolt said above: GW should retire the named firstborn characters. Give them a glorious death or a mysterious disappearance and let them go into legends like champs. And then they should actually come out with NEW Lrimarisnsoecific characters and start afresh building up lore and background for this new breed of hero’s.
Porting over all the characters from the Firstborn is truly lazy writing and shows a clear lack of creativity in their narrative department.
So get rid of all the older characters completely?
I’m okay with the slow replacement. If you’ve been in 40K long enough, this is nothing too new. Look at some of the rogue trader/second edition stuff vs the 3rd edition tactical squad kit. Granted, this is unprecedented in a rules/wargear sense.
Very true - though those weren't named characters in the story.
I have been an advocate of ripping the band-aid off or at the minimum telling us straight.
tank ... tanks......tank
Part of me wonders if GW are genuine about giving firstborn stuff in the future because the lore would be a complete mess to the point of warranting major community back-lash due to a disregard for over 20 years of lore, loved stories and circumstances made by it. So is it possible...that GW are cooking stuff for firstborns or they just slow cooking firstborn? Who knows,
Interesting thoughts there, on the slow cooking. And Tanks.
I’m ok with the drip feed. And honestly it makes more sense from a business model perspective. Tooling and overhead and all that.
That being said, I would like a road map. Similar to what they did with ‘Munda.
Road map would be nice, I agree, though their business model seems to still be surprise. I think Necromunda got that due to fan fears that GW would stop supporting it - so it has the very opposite problem.
Well since i have gone back to playing 5th ed, or 30K for my 40K fix, it really isn't important to me, however like the problem with primaris lore. they should just release it all and say "boom" this is the updated marine stat line and new mini design. no lore excuse needed.
That's what I was wondering, no justtification needed. Just, here's bigger Dante.