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Second Story Man




Astonished of Heck

 Kommisar wrote:

On 2/5, War Room will no longer support pre-Oblivion theme forces. Army lists using these older, invalid themes will be deleted at that time. Re-create favorite lists using the new Oblivion themes available now. Also, online multiplayer functionality will no longer be supported. pic.twitter.com/KTn8zS0CSX

— Privateer Press (@privateerpress) February 4, 2020

No real surprise. The "Oblivion phase" Themes were always meant to completely take over eventually, and they tend to be more favorable to general builds as opposed to the restricted builds towards Jacks, Beasts, or Infantry.

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman




Illinois

 Charistoph wrote:
 Kommisar wrote:

On 2/5, War Room will no longer support pre-Oblivion theme forces. Army lists using these older, invalid themes will be deleted at that time. Re-create favorite lists using the new Oblivion themes available now. Also, online multiplayer functionality will no longer be supported. pic.twitter.com/KTn8zS0CSX

— Privateer Press (@privateerpress) February 4, 2020

No real surprise. The "Oblivion phase" Themes were always meant to completely take over eventually, and they tend to be more favorable to general builds as opposed to the restricted builds towards Jacks, Beasts, or Infantry.


It’s was in reference to the point that they’re removing functionality from an app that people paid to use
   
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Astonished of Heck

 Kommisar wrote:
 Charistoph wrote:
 Kommisar wrote:

On 2/5, War Room will no longer support pre-Oblivion theme forces. Army lists using these older, invalid themes will be deleted at that time. Re-create favorite lists using the new Oblivion themes available now. Also, online multiplayer functionality will no longer be supported. pic.twitter.com/KTn8zS0CSX

— Privateer Press (@privateerpress) February 4, 2020

No real surprise. The "Oblivion phase" Themes were always meant to completely take over eventually, and they tend to be more favorable to general builds as opposed to the restricted builds towards Jacks, Beasts, or Infantry.

It’s was in reference to the point that they’re removing functionality from an app that people paid to use

It was never intended to last that long, anyway. And it was more about reducing confusion. Oddly enough, they bothered to take that step instead of doing what Conflict Chamber did (but CC doesn't have you scroll through everything on a Theme before going on to the enxt one).

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Illinois

Online multiplayer functionality wasn't intended to last?
   
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Astonished of Heck

 Kommisar wrote:
Online multiplayer functionality wasn't intended to last?

Most of the notes were about the Themes, and it is to that I addressed.

I never was able to get the connectivity function to work, so in my mind, it's not removing functionality, its removing a bug by giving up on a non-functioning feature.

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 Kommisar wrote:

On 2/5, War Room will no longer support pre-Oblivion theme forces. Army lists using these older, invalid themes will be deleted at that time. Re-create favorite lists using the new Oblivion themes available now. Also, online multiplayer functionality will no longer be supported. pic.twitter.com/KTn8zS0CSX

— Privateer Press (@privateerpress) February 4, 2020


Supporting old themes caused more confusion than any real benefit. People embraced the new system immediately before it was even technically legal.


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Oh. The online play. I’ve never heard it working. Even when people have made a connection the battery drain was crippling.

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Snord





Florida

Anecdotally, a lot of people are fed up with the marine meta in 40k in my local area.

Due to the recent power creep Games Workshop has been injecting into 40k and AoS...I think we might see some more new and returning players in 2020.

Also, a lot of our local Warmahordes crowd switched to Infinity. Now that a new edition has been announced (but will not be released for some time) interest in playing has waned a bit as people wait for changes.

Personally, I have shelved my Convergence army, but have also started to pick up Monsterpocalypse.

This could be a good year for PP.

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I play:
40K: Daemons, Genestealer Cults
AoS: Blades of Khorne, Disciples of Tzeentch
Warmachine: Convergence of Cyriss
Infinity: Haqqislam, Tohaa
Malifaux: Gremlins,Neverborn
Wrath of Kings: Shael Han
Dark Age: Brood, Kukulkani
Guild Ball: Morticians, Brewers 
   
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Astonished of Heck

It could be a good year for PP, or Neo-Warcaster may fall on its face.

I'm hopeful, but wouldn't invest right now even if I had the funds. At most I'd continue with my current collections, with a possible MonPoc development. Only problem is my LGS is poor on PP product, while my old LGS is going decently strong with it.

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Philadelphia

The local Warmahordes scene hasnt recovered from the launch of MK3. No more Saturday events with 15-20 people. I could get a pick up game any night of the week. It was because players said every single week "The game is dying"

Months and months of 4~ players showing reguarlly on one specific night sort of killed it for me. That and the lack of painting being enforced in all events.

The gamesworkshop skirmish games, xwing, and guildball/small set games took over.

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 Stevefamine wrote:

The gamesworkshop skirmish games, xwing, and guildball/small set games took over.


I still play, but I don't think I could go back to playing a single system week after week like I did during the height of MK2. It's just so much more enjoyable to be able to wander away and play something new and fresh when the game or my army gets stale.
   
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washington state USA

i got the same way with 40K playing 3+ games every saturday, well it also helped that when 6th ed dropped it was so bad that it killed 40K at the FLGS...... now WM is just one of several games i bring to game night so i can enjoy a bunch of things.

 
   
 
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