I see a lot of people in many threads and other forums being generally negative about the new releases. I am curious why? GW has been listening to feed back for awhile now and the sentiment scares me. They heard people want rules for their old models, people want rules for their 1.0 models. If the rumors are true they seem to be delivering on the promise of providing rules to the these factions, this year.
What worries me is the me too effect. Lots of people now feel left out that they 'only' got rules. If GW listens to this feedback we would see them planning bigger releases instead of incremental ones. This would lead back to the ways of new rules with new models every 3-5 years at most, or never for armies they don't plant o revamp. I don't want this, at all.
I'm just confused around the negativity when the alternative is no new rules, and your faction can use the old broken rules or you can buy a new model line. I thought we were all in consensus that this is generally terrible. If these launches go poorly and drive down public image I am worried GW will stop.
Is getting only a new battletome really worse than getting nothing at all?
Reading through all the comments, I'm wondering about something. Is it confirmed that this will be a 1 week release?
I mean. When looking at yesterdays preview article we have about 14 articles that will get ready for preorder next week (without counting statt stuff like the Carrion Empire Box and the Battletomes will be released in multiple languages). This weeks Genestealer Cult Preorder has about the same amount of articles (12-14 without counting the multiple languages of the Codex).
We have the Carrion Empire Box
Battletome, Terrain, Endless Spells, Cards and Dice for Skaven
Battletome, Terrain, Endless Spells, Cards for Flesheater Courts
second Release Wave for Genestealer Cult with 2 Boxes/Clampacks.
That is actually a lot of stuff for one week.
Rebasing and/or bringing new models for skaven could possibly fill one too.