(something I posted on a facebook group I belong to...it needs a bit of expounding, but is much an acknowledgement of WHY i have been so quiet of late. NOTHING is motivating me toward the game anymore. I am changing toward a hobby based dynamic though, and will begin once again to wax poetic...okay ramble incessantly...about my hobby. there just may be a bit more grump for a while :-) )
Other than the fact it is my favorite genre/universe to wargame in, I have come to a conclusion...
I have NOTHING positive to say (and would hesitate to go so far as to say 'am growing to detest') 6th edition 40k.
The current trends, direction and choices are frankly MORE jarring than
the transition from 2nd to 3rd...more pervasively underhanded than 4th
to 5th and have the potential to create a game more unbalanced (and
ultimately more bland and unrewarding) as 4th ed.
This is the most ill-thought out and delivered edition/transition ever
instituted by GW...and that is coming from a player who has stuck
through this game, the price hikes and shennanigans that have been
pulled on/over us since RT.
I can honestly say I felt MORE
likely to have a rewarding and manageable/fair/balanced tournament
experience at hobby geared 4e GT's than I do with the abomination under
which we now play.
...that is all.
I am trying to 'be back', for those few who actually paid attention...but the 'spawn' has also been consuming my soul slowly.