Posted By Glaive Company CO on 10/20/2006 10:57 AM
Here's my proposed solution to GW:
You brought up an interesting situation. I was quick to dismiss it and call you wrong based on the assumption that reference to them not being "on the table", would not prevent this necesarilly,( though would beg for additional clarification).
However, before I got that far, I looked at the ruling and found out you are completely write according to the line "as they are not physically on the table, they can do nothing...(exception noted)" It is not in the first portion of that sence, but rather the blaringly obvious "can do nothing part (and noting the exception of shooting from firing ports).
Regarding you proposed solution, I would suggest the notion that that is already happenning. While obviously capable of making mistakes, I think it highly likely that this game company would employ, either as employee or fanatic) a quality assurance process that would attempt to minimize product flaws.
This is not to say that that flaws won't occur. they are most likely to happen. What I am saying is that I think the Dev team make a real effort to prevent them.
Now what ever beauracracy the company has in place may work directly against that intention, but I imagine no good game designer thinks to himself "I want to make a crappy game".
The current FAQ and Errata seems so far to be a "living" errata, one that can change as a result of feedback. We have already seen 2-3 changes corrections since the last set of FAQs were released (the tyrnid FAQ changed 3 times over the Synapse/Instant Death situation.
You caught this situation because you had your mihnd focussed on a specific instance and found the ruling didn't well take it into consideration (assuming it's supposed to). That's cool! but don't think it easy to find.
finally, I have recently went on a rampage here saying that Dakka Produced a pretty great list of errata and was sad to see it not used by the GW staff. they didn't use it because they didn't see it. They didn't see it because they don't really frequent Dakka Dakka. they don't really Frequent Dakka Dakka because people are quick to spoutt spit and wind. I can't blame them really. I wouldn't go to a party consiting of only my exgirlfriends.
Addtionally, Public arenas like a semi-monitered community forums don't make a great place for efficient discussion, as creidible debate tends to get steamrolled by trolling, and loud people who think their idea is infallible and MUST BE HEARD ABOVE ALL ELSE. I would love it were it not the case, but how often do threads not spread to the inevitable namecalling/ opponent bashing variety.
I would love it, were your idea to happen, as I think there are manyt smart Dakkites here. But they will not be seen past the louder, less reputable Dakkites who pushed GW away in the first place.
now Kotrin, You may again call me fanboy, as that is the only possibility for someone who writes a post not spewing venom at the makers of the game I play and talk about so passionately.