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Well this has been said before but i had an interesting experiance the other day in my local gw. A gw staffer from GW HQ was down visiting one of my local store workers (somthing to do with release timing) and it took us all of five minutes to get him to show off his knowledge, limited though it was.
Now none of this is new but i like to freshen things up every now and then.
He told us that the Wraithlord would be changing (suprise, suprise) and that the Dark Eldar would be in the main Eldar codex. He said that the new Dark Eldar background was amazing, the best he has ever seen from gw. He said that players will see the Dark Eldar in a totally new light and that rather than them being pure evil they would come over more, well, good. He said it would be all about perspective but that it blew his mind when he first read the enitial drafts.
The other thing he mentioned (when i say mentioned i mean he said a few word, realised he shouldnt have, and then spend the next few minutes smirking about it...make of that what u will) was a new race planned for release the end of next year, possibly slipping into 2007. He gave a name but none of use could hear him properly as he walked away and he wouldnt repeat it....all we got was from his mate who said it wasnt the expected subjects ( Hrud, ect..) so youre guess is as good as mine.
I know this isnt very usfull info but i had to put it somplace..read into it what u will.
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That sounds really cool. And Dark Eldars fluff being re written if that isn't to stronger word, is also cool because right now IMHO their backgorund really has no place in the 40k universe. (Any DE playas please don't torture me for that ).
But then again when he mumbled that name and smirked he could have just been lying, and smiling because he knows anything he says will be taken pretty seriously just cause hes wearing that damn red shirt of his.
I reckon the new army will be something equivalent of ogres in whfb.
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No offence to anyone but i find thid rumour to be highly suspect since the gamesdevelopment staff have said numerous times that they will not be doing a combined Eldar/Dark Eldar Codex. In regards to fluff last time i talked to Graehem Mcneil he said they were going to be doing the Dark Eldar a lot darker than they are now.
Ummm, being evil for no other good reason than "Hey! We LIKE being bad" is about as dark as it gets. Since they are evil just for evils sake already, then there aren't any depths of depravity that they haven't sunk to yet.i talked to Graehem Mcneil he said they were going to be doing the Dark Eldar a lot darker than they are now.
I'm hoping for the original posters version myself. I would really like to see both books combined, no matter how many times GW says that they aren't. I would also like to see a situation where the DE aren't really just evil baddy bad bad bad guys anymore, but instead are just darker cousins of the Eldar with an actual background story.
A new race soon? Yeah, its about time for that to happen anyhow. Tau have just been out for too long and they aren't really selling as well as they used to six years ago. Hopefully now that they are done sinking their teeth into the Japanimation crowd with the toy robots, we can get another serious and gritty new army. Don't get me wrong, I like the Tau and their fighting doctrine, but I still think "Voltron" whenever I see them, and Voltron is out of place among walking steel sarcophogi, and babies with hoses and wires running out of their eye sockets.
I personally would like to see another race that we have absolutely no info on. Just completely new. POOF. Here we are, the new guys on the block. No Hrud. No reincarnation of Squats. No Demiurg. Just brand spankin new.
New Army!!?!?!? Why? They have to revise 4 space marine lists, orks, Eldar, Dark Eldar. All I have to say is that it had better be Xenos hunters if it is true.
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The Dark Eldar weren't "dark" they were one dimensionally evil. Or at least thats what you get from their current codex. And what this guy was saying sounds alot like what I've been sayingldar and Dark Eldar do not share the same relationship as Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines. They're more like a dysfunctional family in a way. The Eldar are like the over achieving, popular, studious sibling while the Dark Eldar are like the cynical, goth-y, set cats on fire sibling. They have different life styles and probably never agree on anything. Maybe, they get into a few fights now and then. But, when those Slaaneshi punks break into the webway they would probably put aside their differences(with the help of the harlies) and drop an elbow on some noise marines.
Originally Posted by TheMusicOfCreation
now that would be cool! If you are saying having eldar and dark eldar as like *one* army. And it would give my fluff for my de force more bearing (i am using eldar models to represent a force of goodys gone bad coz eldar models wipe the floor with the de models)
i would like a new army because there was such a buzz when tau were released and i want to see that again.
i'm just wondering how they wil fight??? :confused:
I really can't think of anything witty to say.
I totaly agree with all the negative points put forward about this rumore as i would make em as well. This is just what i got and whether the guy was liying or not is another matter.Originally Posted by Dilandau
A Rhino? SLOTH!