Wednesday, May 7, 2014

To: Games Workshop Re: 7th edition

Dear Games Workshop,

My name is Rawdogger and I'm writing to you today to let you know that I'm sick of your shit.  All we wanted was updated 6th edition rule set.  A tightening up of the rules and perhaps a couple changes to the ally matrix to stop some of the more abuse-able unit combinations.  Was that too much to ask for? Would it have been so hard to take a few minutes, read some 40k forums (you know, the places on the internet where thousands of fans talk about what's working and not working) and make the minor adjustments needed to create a more balanced and concise rule set?  I guess it was, because according to the leaks of the upcoming White Dwarf you've completely LOST YOUR SHIT.  Not only are we NOT getting a minor tweak of the rules to bring everything together after a 6 month long orgy of hastily released Codex supplements and army releases but what we are getting is a new edition that, for all intents and purposes, is being created for the SOLE purpose of padding your bottom line.  *GOLF CLAP*  Thanks for nothing, assholes.  I love 40k.  It's been my favorite table top war game since I was 14 years old.  I've put up with a lot since you've become a publicly traded company. From the ever present 'Codex Creep' wherein the newest releases brought imbalance to the game, forcing players to either adopt the new army to stay competitive to the unnecessary and exorbitant yearly price increases.  But I've kept playing, and buying,Warhammer 40K through the good times and the bad.

The rumors, if they can be called that at this time, have left me completely deflated.  Your blatant 'Fuck Balance, buy Models' (tm) approach to the upcoming 7th edition is disgusting.  At this point you might as well change your logo to Game$ Work$hop.  It's really disgusting.  I'm actually amazed you didn't figure out earlier that the only reason you weren't selling enough Broadsides or Leman Russ Tanks was because of your own pesky Force Organization rules.  You know, the rule that the original game writers put in the game to avoid people taking too many units that were meant to be powerful, yet rare?  Yeah, those rules.  The only limit is my collection?  FUCK YOU.  Oh you are unveiling a new psychic discipline where psychers can summon Daemons?  THANKS!  I guess those models weren't selling very well, were they boys? The poor sales couldn't be due to an unbalanced game written by an apathetic model company, could it?

 I know I'll get a lot of flack for 'reacting' before the new edition has even been released.  You know what?  The writings on the fucking wall.  And if you can look me in the eye and tell me that this release isn't anything other than a money grab to make their abysmal year look better to the shareholders you are delusional.  Yes there are people who are rejoicing over the fact that they can now have their Grey Knights summon Daemons, but I'm not one of them.  And I can tell you now that there are a LOT of people like me who are seriously looking at other games.  Something a year ago I wouldn't have even thought about. I REALLY don't want to stop playing 40k.  But I REALLY want Games Workshop to at least PRETEND to give a shit about the players who want a tight, balanced rule set.  You get that, right?  Am I rambling?  I feel like I'm rambling.  I love you Games Workshop.  Please don't make me leave you.

Your biggest fan,


1 comment:

steve_990 said...

You just summed up my feelings perfectly - thanks!