This post is about the latest edition of the game we've all learned to love.
The main question being whether or not this is a good edition and also how it fairs with previous iterations and why the comparison is inevitable...So how do you think it fairs?
Most people would agree that 7th is a good game, that is, putting aside one very important thing: game balance.
My opinion on 7th is best summed up by esteemed Reece over at FrontLineGaming's statement:
" If you were to play 40K 7th ed right out of the box with no modifications at all, the game would be absurdity."
This only meaning that the conversation you need to have with your opponent(or should I say in this case "collaborator") before hand needs to be an extensive one to achieve best possible balance.
More then it has been in the past?
The jury is still out...especially since rogue trader required a GM.
But I do believe it is more the case then it has ever been in previous editions because of the frantic release schedule of past years.
Then why should I buy into a game that has this kind of flaw?
Well the answer is simple: the people who continue to support it and continue to play without looking at it as a competitive game but more as a fun narrative game.
GW is known for releasing rules that are easily exploited and quickly turn their games into a "pay to win" system...so one cant just start playing each other out of the blue without fear of glaring balancing issues.
Hard not to start and rant based on that statement.
Because if I'm not mistaken it's never been other people's jobs to balance a game...well I guess it somewhat has been for the past editions, so what am I even talking about?(AoS cough*) :p
Here's another one from someone's opinion I value(checkout his AoS review its pretty hilarious and not for the reasons one might think):
To each to his own, and as always happy wargaming!