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This satirical ad from Auspex Tactics is honestly the most hilarious thing that I have seen all year. It also really underscores how predatory the product lifecycle in competitive 40K has become.


   
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The bundle deal with the Reivers was very funny.

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It was a good video. I really didn't expect that from Auspex. He's so straightlaced in his videos. I thought it was legit for a bit before the tone hit me like a brick.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
The bundle deal with the Reivers was very funny.


As a Reiver fan it hurt but I was laughing my ass off

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Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

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steelhead177th wrote:
It was a good video. I really didn't expect that from Auspex. He's so straightlaced in his videos. I thought it was legit for a bit before the tone hit me like a brick.

He used up his emotion quota for the year on this video.
   
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It's funny but a little late, GW mastered how to monetise meta chasers/competitive players a long time ago.

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 Suzuteo wrote:
This satirical ad from Auspex Tactics is honestly the most hilarious thing that I have seen all year. It also really underscores how predatory the product lifecycle in competitive 40K has become.




I still can't see the grimdark .50s on the new marine models without laughing at them. They look so out of place, almost as if they were tacked on as an afterthought by one of the sculptor team's children. Then, some executive saw it and slapped a seal of approval on them and out to production they went. I imagine the rules team must have sat there for a few minutes wondering if they were being pranked.
   
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And now I can't tell if we're being pranked...

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I still can't see the grimdark .50s on the new marine models without laughing at them. They look so out of place, almost as if they were tacked on as an afterthought by one of the sculptor team's children. Then, some executive saw it and slapped a seal of approval on them and out to production they went. I imagine the rules team must have sat there for a few minutes wondering if they were being pranked.


Are these real models? Looks like someone just photoshopped the ironhail stubers from the Impulsor.
   
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Jarms48 wrote:
I still can't see the grimdark .50s on the new marine models without laughing at them. They look so out of place, almost as if they were tacked on as an afterthought by one of the sculptor team's children. Then, some executive saw it and slapped a seal of approval on them and out to production they went. I imagine the rules team must have sat there for a few minutes wondering if they were being pranked.


Are these real models? Looks like someone just photoshopped the ironhail stubers from the Impulsor.


These are fake. I'm talking about the real models like the Impulsor and the dread that have the Iron hails on them. Those weapons just don't look like they belong on marine units.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
And now I can't tell if we're being pranked...


The video?

I think he's being genuine (for the first time ever) because he now feels threatened by GW, like most youtubers. But they've all been signal boosting GW for years so it's a bit silly to cry about it now.

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I meant what Togusa, but he has since clarified.

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I think he's being genuine (for the first time ever) because he now feels threatened by GW, like most youtubers. But they've all been signal boosting GW for years so it's a bit silly to cry about it now.
For the first time?

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His entire channel is an advert for GW fans who analyse what the most OP models are and then buy them.

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I've been watching his videos to clear up the gaps in my knowledge about 8th/9th.

Despite what people here have tried to argue, it's an immensely bloated and overloaded game, filled to the gills with multiple layers of rules piled on top of one another.

He's made that far easier to parse.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I've been watching his videos to clear up the gaps in my knowledge about 8th/9th.

Despite what people here have tried to argue, it's an immensely bloated and overloaded game, filled to the gills with multiple layers of rules piled on top of one another.

He's made that far easier to parse.


That's understandable

It doesn't change the fact that he wasn't making scathing, sarcastic videos to take pot shots at GW. He was happy to play it safe until recent events. Gotta get those outrage clicks

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Goose LeChance wrote:
It's funny but a little late, GW mastered how to monetise meta chasers/competitive players a long time ago.



   
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Togusa wrote:
I'm talking about the real models like the Impulsor and the dread that have the Iron hails on them. Those weapons just don't look like they belong on marine units.
The sudden inclusion of stubber weapons on Marines has always struck me as very odd.

I think it's a good indicator of the design team making what they want and the rules people having to make them fit.

The best example of this is the Invictor Warsuit. This is meant to be an Autocannon. Visually it's a heavy stubber, as you can see from the smaller one behind it. It even has the same ammo box as all the heavy stubbers.

I think they got the design and figured they couldn't make a "Heavy Heavy Stubber"*, so had to pretend it was an autocannon.


*A call-back to the joke in the video in this thread!

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Goose LeChance wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I've been watching his videos to clear up the gaps in my knowledge about 8th/9th.

Despite what people here have tried to argue, it's an immensely bloated and overloaded game, filled to the gills with multiple layers of rules piled on top of one another.

He's made that far easier to parse.


That's understandable

It doesn't change the fact that he wasn't making scathing, sarcastic videos to take pot shots at GW. He was happy to play it safe until recent events. Gotta get those outrage clicks


People can have different standards about what they believe is worthy of criticism and what isn't without automatically being considered shills or grifters or corporate pawns or whatnot. Some people on Dakka don't think that GW has done anything wrong, and I assume they're all real people with real opinions about the situation.

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I'm not talking about the people on Dakka though?

I'm talking about the youtuber who makes a living off shilling GW products, suddenly doing a heel turn. He's looking for clicks because of recent events.

It's doubly strange when his channel is dedicated to things he's now criticising in the video. (power creep, meta chasing, impulse purchasing) Did he really just figure this out now?

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Auspex has always come across as entirely neutral. He's an information channel.

"Here is what's happening. I provide no opinion on this."

It might be the most passive 40k channel I've ever seen.

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You're only proving my point

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Goose LeChance wrote:
His entire channel is an advert for GW fans who analyse what the most OP models are and then buy them.


Well that's not particularly hard thing to do. Broken stuff is easy to spot. GW doesn't even try to hide it. Why make it subtle when you can make it obvious and have more players buy them thinking they have figured out some fancy secret

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Goose LeChance wrote:
You're only proving my point
Your point requires him shilling GW products to be true. I don't think he shills for anything. He's far too passive for that. He's like a verbal wikipedia for 40k rules. Saying he shills for GW is like saying Wikipedia shills for Marvel because they have pages for each of the MCU movies.

You're correct in that this video is very different to his other videos, but he's as non-committal on everything else in basically every other video. That's not necessarily a bad thing.


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Auspex Tactics is a content creator. He makes content to match his style and attitude. Question is, does he play in tournies? If that's a yes, then he's in no way shilling, just making vids about something he enjoys doing.

Now if he himself never even plays 40k then yeah, maybe the shilling remark could hold weight.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Togusa wrote:
I'm talking about the real models like the Impulsor and the dread that have the Iron hails on them. Those weapons just don't look like they belong on marine units.
The sudden inclusion of stubber weapons on Marines has always struck me as very odd.

I think it's a good indicator of the design team making what they want and the rules people having to make them fit.

The best example of this is the Invictor Warsuit. This is meant to be an Autocannon. Visually it's a heavy stubber, as you can see from the smaller one behind it. It even has the same ammo box as all the heavy stubbers.

I think they got the design and figured they couldn't make a "Heavy Heavy Stubber"*, so had to pretend it was an autocannon.


*A call-back to the joke in the video in this thread!



The thing is Heavy Bolters exist and would have looked so much better, not to mention have fit the design.
   
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That video was brilliant... The show stealer actyally looks better than the official suppressor.
   
 
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