Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
It's Adventure Time!
2010 'Ardboyz Champion
I love you for putting this up now
SirKentlyYo. As discussed HERE I was lucky enough to pop around to Warhammer World today and check out all the cool voodoo going on with the release of the new edition. While I was there I managed to corner Jervis Johnson, Mat Ward and a couple of the other guys behind writing the rules and FAQs, and with their collective permission thought I would share the following tidbits. From the horse’s mouth, as it were:
* The FAQ documents are now being considered as a Customer Service feature, making them an essential element of looking after players and making sure they can play the game without hassle. This means regular updates and staff members assigned to keeping FAQ documents and erratas up to date and as clear as possible.
* The FAQ/Errata documents which were released yesterday were the forerunners of ongoing ‘living’ documents. Thanks to player feedback and outside contribution certain elements which need amendment have already been identified and version 1.1 of the documents will be published on the Games Workshop website in the coming week. (For those interested, this includes the Ring of Hotek contradiction, the silly Wardancer combat specification, clearing up of the Steam Tank confusion, and completely rewording the description of Steadfast and Strength In Numbers to make it very clear what is intended.)
* In addition to the army specific FAQ documents there is going to be a general rulebook supplement released in the coming week. The rules guys were pretty tight lipped about the contents of this one, but according to Mat Ward it is an all-round clarification and ‘tidy up’ of rules wordings that have, since hitting the shelves, been found lacking.
* For those of you who were wondering, there is apparently NOT going to be a new document amending/increasing the casting values of race specific magic lores.
There were some other interesting things I talked with the Warhammer Celebs about, like Mat Ward saying he liked the idea of ‘trimming the edges off the power scale’ and Jervis explaining how this time they’d created a rules set that the designers felt was not only fun and functional to play, but also to write.
In summary I’d just like to say that I think Games Workshop and all of the guys behind the rules have really impressed me with what they’ve said will be a much more reliable and ready ‘rules response’ function for the hobby. Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s unfortunate for the Dev Team that theirs are published in writing for the rest of the world to see, but they were very genuine when I spoke to them and keen to make the game as playable for people as physically and logistically possible. Well done, guys.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.