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Made in au
Dakka Veteran

Okay so what Argive said was flat out incorrect
Made in ch
Warped Arch Heretic of Chaos

 Nitro Zeus wrote:
Okay so what Argive said was flat out incorrect

No, the issue is that GW allready let them test with full dexes with diffrent adapted points, which will release staggered, enforcing like you said that more and more factions get sidelined because their update, even though ready, is not yet out.

Made in fi
Decrepit Dakkanaut

 Nitro Zeus wrote:
“We deliberately unbalanced our game so that we can change it to balanced later!” is the dumbest design philosophy ever. If you’re gonna be changing it later you can change the pts with it. Until that pt you’ve fethed the game for undoubtably years for some factions

It gives GW tons of money. Not that dump.

12 factions for Lord of The Rings
11772 pts(along with lots of unpainted unsorted stuff)
5265 pts
5150 pts
~3200 pts Knights

Made in ch
Warped Arch Heretic of Chaos

why they'd take it to the dump / trashyard though tneva82

Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut

If you think 4-7 factions will be "up there" - then the game isn't obviously "solved", and there is a relatively healthy meta, even if a number of factions don't have a build.

I mean to my mind at various points of 8th, you had a solved meta. You were imperial soup (Castellan+Guard and then probably, but not always, some BA or Custodes).or Eldar Soup (often flyers and some leveraged Ynnari).
Then from middle of last year, you basically had Iron Hands, Ravenguard Successors, or an SM Soup taking advantage of IF LOS ignoring shooting.

Which isn't to say other lists couldn't win - you had for instance the possibly exaggerated Tau panic when Siegler won Nova - but the numbers were so skewed in favour of the above, not taking them was probably foolish (see... Sieger again at the LVO.)

Through the edition you had many lists which would win one major tournament, and then disappear - often because these were toughness lists, which were always vulnerable to an early unlucky streak costing you a game, and statistically that's just likely to happen at some point (and does, hence they don't repeat their success despite people emulating the list.)
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