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Things sort of started to fall apart here at the very end of the campaign, primarily due to real life butting in for most of us behind the scenes here, but for those that did not here, Chaos Space Marines were the victor this time around.
This thread is here for you all to post your comments, suggestions, and concerns on the running, story, and anything else you want to discuss regarding the 40k campaign Battle for Aurora Prime. This was our first major 40k campaign on LO and, considering our early staff problems and pinching time constraints, I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out, even with the end sort of flopping.
Did you participate in the campaign? How did you like it? What did you like, and how can we do other things better? Any and all thoughts regarding the campaign, please post them here so that we can take them into consideration for a future campaign!
The campaign itself was awesome! Though it seemed to putter out a bit in the end. We Dark Eldar didn't really end up with a commander or any orders (at least, I didn't). Also, it kinda sucked that the last week for us didn't get reported.
It seems like there may have been a bit too much work for some of the coordinators, maybe it should be broken up a little more next time?
All in all, it was a great time. A good excuse to play some narrative 40k, which is something my gaming group doesn't normally do.
I just wanted to point out real quickly, through no fault of their own, that several staff members left the team just prior to the campaign start, so we had to make some quick decisions to get additional help. We lost all of our fluff writers and Visitor Q was kind enough to step in to help us out, and our organisers had some real life issues to attend to; we'll be far more prepared in the future.
I only just realised I haven't really announced that "formally" yet, so considering our staff issues, I'm proud of how well things worked out!
The campaign was good but I wasn't a fan of the faction commander and special orders bits.
I was the imperium faction commander and despite posts on the IG, WH, and DH threads, starting a new thread to try and get some orders out, and sending out dozens of PM's I wasn't able to get more than half a dozen orders out that the people actually followed through with. I don't know how the orders worked out for other factions but for me they were a huge hassle and actually caused me to lose interest in the campaign; it had become more of a chore than a enjoyable experience. After week 3-4 I had stopped even trying to get orders out via PM.
In my opinion the campaign would have been simpler and more enjoyable without the extra hassle of orders.
The Emperor Protects
IG Best Gen 1st overall of 10 DE 4th overall of 6
Eldar 3rd Overall/Best General of 26--2nd Overall/Best General of 7--1st Overall/Best General of 11
I was the ork commander and I loved this campaighn! I didn't have to give out as many orders as some people ( I only had a total of 4 people participate). The orders were fun, the registartaion was interesting.
However, I had a problem following the fluff. Alot of things happened that I never seemed to catch on to.
And, Forum participation was, for the orks, unfortunately low.
Also, will there be a chance to see the real leaderboard (end result)?
PM me about Aurora Prime Vassal fights! Willing and ready!
I may be totally off, but did the point system make any sense at all?
I also think a map would have been a really good idea - using colors to show who controls what, etc. Controlling space ports means you get bonus X or whatever.
I'll think on it some more, see if I can't come up with some more stuff.
Overall though, I had fun for my small part, though I wasn't intimately involved.
I feel like my problem was I don't know many people on LO, and never played against them in person during this time. Therefore, as far as I know, I could only consider myself an attacker, and could not use any of the orders that involved being defender or playing vs another LO person.
Did anyone else have this problem?
As a faction leader I felt that the amount of PMs required was kind of a big hassle. I understand the point to them. Also the point scoring system seems rather confusing and I could never keep up. Also did csm have like 100 participants? Look at their score topple everyone elses. Something smells fishy, but oh well its just a game.
In the future I would suggest having less factions and control point updates EVERY week not just some of them. If there are real life issues, the staff should be able to do the others job to make the campaign run more smoothly.
Over all though it occupied several hours of my day many days, and gave me an excuse to play 40k more often.
Eldar -APOC- 6500 Points
Chaos Daemons -Fate Crusher- 3500 Points
Grey knights - 1000 Points
Playing the defender played no faction bonus, which was just weak.
We voted on faction commanders, but key members of my faction didn't care.
Fluff was 1 sided.
Good start though, you could use this if you ever try to make another campaign.
Sleeping, not dead.
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