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The recent rumors and pdf of 5th edition have caused quite a stir in the gaming community over the earliness of its appearance and the magnitude of the changes. If the rumors are true, this will change the face of the game as we know it currently, instead of being the minor tweak to the rules we were expecting.
I have seen a great deal of both praise and criticism of the changes to game mechanics, and there its lots of discussion over whether the pdf is official and what it means for our armies. Some have considered quiting the game because of the havoc it wreaks with their current armies' rules or because their dislike of the new rules.
Yes, the rumors and authenticity of the pdf are not confirmed, but assuming they are, ultimately the golden rule is what matters.
My question is this: Will the game still be fun? Assuming the pdf was official and it were to come out tommorow, would you still have fun going out to chuck dice with your friends? Has our most important rule been lost or changed in the new edition?
"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it." -Anon
(Fact remains that all those rumours and the beta floating around have not, and most likely will not, been confirmed as true; its very sill to be making a big deal of unconfirmed rumours about something that is supposed to be a minor tweaking rather than the overhaul that has been seen on the net.)
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The golden rule is indeed to have fun. As it stands the 5th edition changes could hurt both of the armies I currently play and while I could dish out cash and write new lists, I like they way my army plays now. I could even deal with it if it were just small changes, but because of the lists I have picked, and the style of play I prefer there is just no way to make an army with a comparable feel that I like. That being said, I am not going to stop playing 40k. My friends and I have all had a long chat about what we will do if the new rules come out, and we have all decided to continue to play 4th edition if we find that 5th edition is as bad as we think. Sure we won't be going to any tournaments any time soon with our lists, but if the key is to have fun then we will continue to play our armies as we like them.
If you don't have fun while playing there is no point to playing. So as said as long as I sitll have fun I won't have any problem.
General rule of thumb: people don't like getting taken out of their comfort zone.
I suspect we will get around 4 months of power gamers moaning about their awesome combo's not working anymore while golders (people who play for fun first and foremost) will get on with things and probably have a hell of a time :party2:
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Until I get an official book in my hands, I'm not sweating.
You guys know you dont have to convert to 5ht ed right? its mearly suggested viewing matter.if you guys all own your previous rules it should be no problem with resisting 5th ed, hell thats prolly what i'm going to be doing, but I may as well buy a copy of 5th ed just to see what its like.
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The changes as I see them now lengthen game turns considerably, and render tactics in general less complex, as well as lists.
These things take the competitiveness out of the game, to a degree. Average players will still claim it is just as competitive, just a different KIND of competitive. That doesn't mean they'll really be right.
Unless it plays out differently than it has so far in a LOT of leaked-rules playtesting, the game will actually be less fun. Will it still be somewhat fun? Maybe.
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