BlueDagger

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  1. Yes, it is amazing as they were the first to make that jump for a business model of their type. 40k still is not free, and Warmachine just made that jump Aug of last year. Honestly, I would say that the rules PDF, Wiki, and Army Builder as much less of "good business choice" and more of a "they wanted people to enjoy the game". With that mentality came the steady and dramatic growth. Keep in mind that the Wiki and Army Builder are completely volunteer built. It wasn't a "business choice" to invest revenue into software coders to gain an proper return of revenue from models sold. Rather a volunteer said "Hey I have coding experience mind if I make a builder, so people can make lists easier?" and CB responding with "that would be great how can we help you with that?". Were these choices smart? Yes. Were they made to gain profit? No. Putting out an official date on when HS3 was likely decided before the choice to even release book because there is that situation of countries get books faster than others. It's a courtesy to state when they are active because some people will get them in before others. If they didn't care they would jsut expect people to work it out themselves. You seem to be very keen on trying to make it seem that CB doesn't give a damn about their fans and players when anyone that has ever conversed with them would tell you much differently. Honestly, that's one of the most bitter replies I've seen in a while to the point where I really question if you post here to just piss and moan or if you actually enjoy the game. Sadly it's "players" like you that do turn them off from players and the reason why the forums were almost shut down in the first place. /end angry reply
  2. This logic heavily confuses me. People want free stuff and can go through shady means to get free stuff therefor free stuff should be given away immediately. #1. It is amazing that Corvus Belli even gives out the rules for free. This luxury that a lot of people take for granted. They are paying for server hosting and bandwidth to allow you to download free rules, surf a free wiki to help simplify rules searching, and an Army Builder of EXTREME quality. Essentially they give you everything you need to play their game for absolutely free, while paying to do so. Even on top of the cost of development of said rules. #2. People are buying the books because they want the books or fluff. Everyone knows they will give the rules away for free eventually, so purchasing isn't necessary if you don't want to pay. If they want to delay the PDF release till after books arrive, why shouldn't they? That's like being mad because you're friend said he's take you out to a all expenses paid expensive dinner this weekend, but being pissed because he took someone else yesterday. #3. They went out of their way to state that the rules aren't even ITS legal till after pre-orders hit. No everyone plays ITS, but still they are making an official ruling on their legitimacy before buyers get theirs. #4. CB is notorious for self doubt about how well their product will sell. They have to to be. Their profit margins are so slim they are joked about as being a non-profit organization in their town. I can't remember the figure off the top of my head, but when Icestorm was releasing they had and office pool to see how many pre-orders they would sell. Out of the entire office the HIGHEST bet was a fraction of what they actually sold. HS book was likely the same and this may have been a gauging for interest to see how many actual books they need to print. Why didn't they limit the number people could buy? Why should they? At that point they risk not selling them all because again they have slim profit margins and risk having excess inventory that needs to be sold to a vendor or worse yet, shipped back home. To sum it up, yes some people had the opportunity to get the book early. However, jealously is no reason to make demands of a company already doing SOOOOOO much for it's fans and players.
  3. So, what you're complaining about is that you want the free digital rules immediately because someone else was able to buy the book, even though the rules aren't legal till you can buy your book...
  4. Have fun to all those attending! Jealous I won't be able to make it.
  5. Nope guided shot is just a regular shot that doesn't require LoF. It was completely overhauled in N3. "Guided. In Active Turn, this weapon can make a BS Attack against a target in the Targeted state, ignoring LoF and making a BS+6 Roll (This includes the Targeted MOD. Apply no other MODs for Range, Cover, CH: Camouflage, etc.) Resolve the Attack with a Face to Face Roll if it used an Im-pact Template Weapon, or if the target had LoF to the attacker.When using the Guided Trait, the weapon’s B is always 1, ignoring all possible bonuses and Modifiers. The Guided Trait is limited to 5 Attacks per Active Turn. Guided projectiles are Hackable and can be neutralized by ECM."
  6. As IJW said. That model must have reaaaaally pissed you off lol.
  7. Oh and do contribute on topic. Zeros, Sin Eaters, Morlocks, and piles of Remotes. Playing as Corregidor is really hard for me nowadays.
  8. However... at that point cost you're now costing as much as Interventor.... and a Morlock. lol
  9. It's buried in this forum section. I went looking for it, but it was near the start of when Palanka went on his answering frenzy. I can confirm though that indeed an involuntary Explode (the skill) will hit friendly and neutral models. Note: There is a Special Skill called explode that we are talking about. The templates from things like Missile Launchers, Shotguns, etc will be illegal shots if the template would hit a friendly model. The only template that can hit neutral or friendly models is an involuntary Explode from the "Explode" special skill.
  10. It's a cumulative modifier. Advise him it "becomes a PH-3"... before you at the additional -6 to it.
  11. Having analyzed them a couple hundred times for usefulness... they are sadly just garbage in their current form. They have useful features, however point for point they are completely outclassed by other units. Just a basic example is Grenzers. Nomads ────────────────────────────────────────────────── Group 1 2 0 0 GRENZER (Forward Observer, Sensor) Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Breaker Pistol, Knife. (27) SECURITATE Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (25) 0 SWC | 52 Points Open with Army 5 For 25 points vs 27 points you get a specialist. It's difficult to even use the "different roles" justification because it has both inferior equipment and a drastically inferior statline. For 2 points you basically go from a glorified Alguacile to a nerfed Intruder. Anyhoo, that's totally derailing things as they will hopefully be getting a complete revamp in the next few months.
  12. A silk shipment was stolen and they are contract bound to personally retrieve it?