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Eighth Edition News

Discussion in 'Dead Space' started by Irisado, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Irisado

    Irisado Wight King

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    https://warhammer40000.gw-hub.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/04/New-Edition-of-40K-FAQ.pdf

    It seems as though the new edition is going to be something of a compromise between Age of Sigmar and 40K. I certainly like the idea of free rules, as the cost of the recent rulebooks has been a major disincentive for me to get back into 40K, however, I am disappointed that it still seems to be the case that all the inappropriate scale units are going to still be allowed in the regular game, which will continue to be a barrier to me.

    What do you all think of the information that has been released so far? Will eighth edition be an improvement?
     
  2. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Grave Guard

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    I believe that yes, it will be.
    If I'm not wrong, the sequence has been:
    - 40k was the main seller for GW, and WHFB was suffering.
    - AoS was partially modeled on 40k (allegiances, objectives and so on)
    - AoS is selling well.
    - 40K now will be modeled on AoS.


    40k can count on a large, consolidated base, and I'm sure we'll hear lamentations, but there's the undeniable fact that the entry level is high. Complicated rules, tomes upon tomes, all was combined into forming a "barrier", able to discourage possible newcomers.

    An erase of the rules and of the old armybooks, and the change to a simplified version, can only attract new players, even at the cost of losing some old fan.
     
  3. Irisado

    Irisado Wight King

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    Quite a few elements of the rules have now been previewed. For the most part, I like what I am seeing and I am optimistic that this edition will be much better than seventh edition. It may even be enough of an improvement to persuade me to play again, but I remain cautious.
     
  4. Unas the slayer

    Unas the slayer Grave Guard

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    I just saw the statline for the morkanaut. Big units will have a similar damage table as monsters do in AoS (units getting wounded and becoming less effective)
     
  5. Quinten

    Quinten Grave Guard

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    Since all the rules have been leaked, I'm now playing a game against a GK player and I can only say a couple things:
    Dreadknight spams are as deadly as ever
    Charge after deepstrike is pretty good when your entire army deepstrikes/teleports by other means
    Combat got buffed
    Overall the game seems cleaner. I like it. Even if my face gets smashed in by 48 wounds worth of dreadknights
     
  6. Zephyr

    Zephyr Master Necromancer True Blood

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    Already did two playtests with the leaked rules and it's just a way better game than the bloated 7th. Too bad my 30K Word Bearers will still be stuck with 7th rules but oh well. HH works a lot better anyway.

    They took the stuff that worked from AoS and left behind the things that don't work so well and, thank goodness, refrains me personally from playing AoS as it stands now.

    8th edition 40K isn't a finished product however. The indexes for the armies are a clear example. They are get by lists much like Ravening Hordes once was. Most armies lost flavor; all are starting out on a baseline from where they will evolve further.
    I personally think this is a good thing, I just hope they do not make the same mistakes again. They now have a chance to do it right so no more Codex-creeps please!
     

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