Tuesday, January 18
New FAQ = sales ploy
1. See that the new 40k FAQ is out
2. You had enough time to actually play test multiple lists with 3-4 land raiders and/or 30+ terminators on foot.
Well, today Im going to cover a little ditty about what I see behind the workings of the FAQ as it relates to GW corporate. More after the break, read on!
Either way, becuse of the brew FAQ everyone and their mother is getting their terminator models out of the closet, wiping off the dust and dreaming of tournaments to come... In my humble opinion, the meta has changed. Yu must now consider what your going to do to handle 20+ TDA suits and attending land raiders. Missle launcher spam? Maybe not dead, but gimped for suree
But the changing meta and the power of The new lists, but really the thinking behind it. Until recently the official GW repaonse to why one codex gets 3++ storm shields and all the other goodies is simply because "they have newer gear," or some other such lameness. Needless to say they had no plan to budge on this at all and told everyone to just deal with it. It was at that point that I put away my own deathwing army.
So why now? Why all of the sudden go back on years worth of precidence out of nowhere? Well, a few weeks ago GW relesed a statement that it's earnings projections were looking bad and lowered financial guidance. Also, if you have been following my blog you will know the less than stellar state their financials are in at the moment.
At this point it is pretty obvious that the powers that be only made any changes to this previous standpoint to make more money and hopefully increse sales. I mean who wouldn't want to sell more of their very expensive terminators and lndraiders?
Truth be told I think this is the fair thing to do, but I have a feeling that if GW was making more money they would have left it alone and continued to give the finger to BT and DA.
All in all I wish this was something that was done just to make things more fair for the codices, but it isnt. And seriously, what is GW doing with their business model that they need to give an emergency FAQ update to help save their earnings? Souldnt normal operations generate enou earnings without using tricks like this? Ideally yes... But you could also argue that this is part of normal operations.
Anyhow, contests to DA and BT players... Now you can stop playing "green marines," and black blood angels.
Posted by Duke at 9:38 AM