For those who don't know me, I used to be a VERY
avid W40K player. Nowadays, not so much, mostly because of a much increased responsibilities at work. Having said that, I do remember that six years ago, when the original Apocalypse rules came out, my (at that time large)
circle of W40K friends got all excited and most of us JUST HAD TO
have the big templates, the main book & the ancillary books, as well as getting at least one Apocalypse-only model from Forge world.
Well, the new Apocalypse book came out several days ago, and I notice that no one is talking about it here on the forums. There seems to be absolutely no buzz at all about it. Here on WargamerAZ, at least. I know that people are buying the new Apoc stuff, because I talked with a couple of long-time staff members at my LGS, and they said that sales of the new Apoc stuff has been quite brisk.
1) Are folks just not playing it this time? If not, why not?
2) Are the new book & templates too expensive?
3) Is the new Apoc stuff just a re-hash of the same-old-shite? *
4) Or... WHAT?
This is not just some lame attempt to start a debate/arguement/conversation here at WargamerAz. I really do want to know what the W40K crowd is thinking about this new Apoc rules set -- and I'm probably not the only one.
Please lemme know your thoughts.
One thing that was brought to my attention is that perhaps
the problem is that the very nature of the Apocalypse game, both old set and new set, is based on two concepts that take the W40K game in two radically different directions. One of those concepts is really cool, and the other is fatally flawed. The first awesomely cool concept -- the idea of playing with the really powerful titans, super-heavies and special formations -- people are drawn to that and really like it. The 2nd and fatally flawed concept is the idea of playing every model in your collection, which in the case of some players is absurd because it results in a game that takes way too long, where nobody has much fun. If this was the biggest problem with the old Apoc set, and if the new Apoc set is merely a polishing-up of the old set, is this the reason that there is no buzz about the new set at Wargamer AZ?