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If 40k 8th drops and dissappoints will you stay with 7th or what else will you do?
1. Hold your nose and take up the new system anyway.
2. Continue playing 7th (or other older ed)
3. Sell off and depart to another system entirely
4. Found or follow a fan made alternative
5. Other

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Herefordshire

When AoS dropped and bombed a lot of people kept playing 8th or went with the fan made "9th age" or chose another system altogether. Rumour has it that 40k 8th might be dropping this summer and if it does make some drastic changes and they displease you in whatever way what will you do?

1. Hold your nose and take up the new system anyway.
2. Continue playing 7th (or other older ed)
3. Sell off and depart to another system entirely
4. Found or follow a fan made alternative
5. Other
   
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It can't be worse than 7th edition...

They can look at the 5th edition formula, and make it better.



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Australia

I'd go with 8th for a few reasons all of which revolve around everyone else moving on to 8th Edition:

(1) I know at least two of my mates who play 40K will be moving on to 8th, so it seems a bit silly for us to have keep using 7th in any capacity.

(2) Most (if not all( of the people at my FLGS's (particularly the managers) will be moving on to 8th Edition, so if I want to keep playing at those stores, I will need to know how to play 8th Edition and have access to my own version of the rule book.

(3) With the aforementioned in mind, I really don't see the need to confuse myself even more with 40K by trying to play more than one edition of the game.

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I'd do the same thing I've been doing with 40k for years and have recently gotten over my frustration enough to start doing with AoS. Play it as written, and tweak it/write homebrew content as I find things that frustrate me.


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 Dalymiddleboro wrote:
It can't be worse than 7th edition...

They can look at the 5th edition formula, and make it better.


It could be much worse than 7th, it could be 6th. Imagine 7th, except nothing actually works properly and you're still in the FAQ desert so nothing got fixed.

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 AnomanderRake wrote:
I'd do the same thing I've been doing with 40k for years and have recently gotten over my frustration enough to start doing with AoS. Play it as written, and tweak it/write homebrew content as I find things that frustrate me.


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 Dalymiddleboro wrote:
It can't be worse than 7th edition...

They can look at the 5th edition formula, and make it better.


It could be much worse than 7th, it could be 6th. Imagine 7th, except nothing actually works properly and you're still in the FAQ desert so nothing got fixed.


6th was better than 7th. Everything before formations and supplements was better. I hope they simplify the game.



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Meh. I'd keep playing because I like the hobby and I like the models that GW makes (bar the dreaded Wulfen). Nothing short of squatting the Astartes is going to make me quit.

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Id give it a shot, but if it sucked id go make 50k or Grimhammer or whatever else we'd call it

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Play a new game, keep my models, and/or play killteam.

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I'd just play 30k/Zone Mortalis.

   
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I've more or less lost interest in 40K. I've just started playing AoS. Probably the most 40K I'll play will be 30K games if I'm looking for a 40K game. I'm not really excited about a new edition, putting up my Orks would be sad but probably better than selling my army. If 8th edition is really close to AoS then I'll be happy to play that. Just hope both the new edition and new Ork codex are good.

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GW is unique in that it could fix EVERYTHING that is wrong with the game atm and STILL manage to make 8th edition worse. Which is to say I'm going to get the rulebook and see what happens regardless of what people think.
I'm also hoping that shadow war is going to be a separate ruleset all of its own and a reasonably deep system that isn't confused as to what scale it wants to be. I'd like to play kill team sized games but we tried kill team and it was met with a resounding ...meh.
If both fail well....I guess I'll switch to make dioramas or so.
   
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Stick my favorite models up on the shelf and the rest in storage then join the Deathwatch RPG group.

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I will die inside if they go the warscroll and fixed dice roll route... :(

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If 8th edition is anything close to AoS, then I'm definitely moving to WarmaHordes. I won't sell my models as PP just ain't on the same level as GW quality wise (and don't offer nearly as much conversion possibilities), but I won't be buying anything new from GW.

If 8th edition is disappointing and flawed but still feels like 40K, then I'll continue to support my Orks and DeatWatch armies but will probably start a Cryx side army too.

BTW, I don't think that 7th sucks, it's the best edition I've ever played imo. Unfortunately, it's barely playable because of the imbalance and the overabundance of formations. If 8th edition fix that, and makes the game a little bit faster (for example, by removing look out sir and challlenges), I'd be really happy with it. If it adds ''I go, You go'' activations or more interactions when it's your opponent turn, then it be a home run.

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As long as they have some sort of actual skirmish/kill team whatever I'll play it. I believe 40ks biggest problems stem from a complete and utter lack of vision on just what type and scale of game it is. If they have a version or supplement dedicated to smaller scale games still and people are playing it I'll be down. Even if it's "better" I'm kinda done with the enormous 3+ hour games using thousands of dollars of minis at this point anyway.
   
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Been doing nothing 40k except for killteam since I've come back to things.

If 8th sucks, I'll stick to skirmish stuff. Maybe see if any others as dissatisfied as I might be might want to try to get a group going with Necromunda/Inq28/Heralds of War.

Or just do what I did 5 years ago when 6th dropped. Give up on 40k entirely and check back in a few years. At least now I have Sigmar to stick around with.
   
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If I don't like 8th than I'll play which ever version my opponent agrees to. Maybe 5th or even 2nd. 7th sucks hard. I've played fewer games this edition than anytime since I started back in 2nd. So it won't be my first choice unless we house rule the suck out of it.

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So much stuff to do irl. I'm kinda happy that i'm not too happy with 40k atm.
   
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I'd take a break for about a year or so, and then see what everyone else have landed on in the meantime. Then probably just do that.

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It's make or break for me.
I've got a huge collection that I'll sell off if the new rules don't suit larger games or are as bad as they are currently.
I'll probably collect a few smaller armies for pick up games or tournament play.

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 Brutallica wrote:
I will die inside if they go the warscroll and fixed dice roll route... :(


Spoiler:




Is it so terrible? 40k basically has a fixed die roll for shooting to hit, leadership (most of the time) and armour save at present. It does save on chart look ups at least.

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Tbh knowing how the playerbase and "fans" on average are, I don't see other options than the new edition disappointing people, even if it was "better."

Some will be mad about their now powerful stuff not being powerful anymore, some about their now poor stuff remaining poor. Some won't like mechanic X, others hate Z. The point being you can never ever please everyone, and my empiric experience is that negativity is more common than positivity in the 40k communities on average. It's so common for players not seeing the bigger picture, and deciding how things are on very limited details.

You have people who declare that Roboute Guilliman is the most broken thing in the entire game because of his damage output. Turns out walking melee MC's really aren't that great at the moment, and everyone who knows anything agrees they aren't dominating the competitive scene. Anyhows, just an example of how "skewed" views can be.

You'll see. It won't succeed even if it was better, because it won't be allowed to do so.

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I have my own wargame system being worked on , I'll probably spend more time on it since it allows for any model to be used.

   
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 Crimson Devil wrote:
If I don't like 8th than I'll play which ever version my opponent agrees to. Maybe 5th or even 2nd. 7th sucks hard. I've played fewer games this edition than anytime since I started back in 2nd. So it won't be my first choice unless we house rule the suck out of it.


A refined 5th edition would basically be the best thing that could come out of 40k at this point without a complete Sigmar-style reboot of its systems.
   
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I doubt it would be bad enough to have me quit for good if at all, since I don't have much time to play as is . But, if it did I might just get models just to paint and maybe give my little dudes a decent looking display to stand on on a shelf until things change enough.

   
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The people I play most often have all agreed that if 8th sucks we are either going to stick to 7th or more likely go back to 5th which is when we all started.

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I can't see myself leaving entirely, whatever they do with the rules. It's also still one of the most played systems in my area and I imagine it will continue to be, so I can always get a game if I want one.
If the rules are terrible or not to my taste I'll probably still play now and again but start playing other systems more often.
For the record I don't think it will be terrble, just a massive change.
   
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 SolarCross wrote:
 Brutallica wrote:
I will die inside if they go the warscroll and fixed dice roll route... :(


Spoiler:




Is it so terrible? 40k basically has a fixed die roll for shooting to hit, leadership (most of the time) and armour save at present. It does save on chart look ups at least.


I don't think it's terrible, I just dislike it. The fact that a guardsman could hit a bloodthirster as easily as a grot makes no sense to me. I don't have to look up to the charts all the time because there's a logic to them and you can deduce the roll needed easily. 40k is fairly simple at the moment, I don't think it would benefit from even less complexity. It is a bit bloated however, and the close combat to hit table needs tweaking.

   
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I am AMAZED by how many people here are saying they wouldn't play because they're currently not really playing. It's hilarious that some people have such strong opinions without actually giving things a proper chance.

At the end of the day, I'm going to play 8th because that's going to be what the game is. If I don't like it enough, then I'll stop playing, but it'd have to be incredibly botched for that to happen. Plus, I think the recent string of releases has shown that GW is figuring out how to make things a bit more interesting with cool rules that work for casual players, and then letting the tourney players figure out the best combinations of them. Strength from Death is a ton of fun to play with, and the Cult Ambush is super-win for both fluff and play. I mean, I get to play with a HORDE army of Toughness THREE models, and it plays properly! Fantastic!

I look forward to 8th edition. 40k has been growing again in my region and I couldn't be happier for it.

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