So I am getting a bit more games in. Swedish Search 3.0 is now officially Search and Secure, I have tested famous commanders (which are really cool) and have tested a J.D mission where focal points moves 12″ away from the player that held the focal point in turn 2, 4 and 6. I’m no where at a tournament level in skill but got some gaming spirit back. I look forward to a Invasion in the fall and have started to blog again.
So lets whine a bit shall we?
The main reason I want to whine is that basically each time I have done so something have gotten out a few days later (regular readers know I’m not usually complaining and those one or two posts I have ever sounded like a whiner are far away in time). I complained at Shaltari and they got nerfed – thrice. I complained at Hawks silent treatment and they released new waves. I complained at no communication and we got the Dropfleet kickstarter.
So bitchin’ it is.
All silent on the DZC front. I take a look at the Hawk forum and it just feels silent. I haven’t played Dropfleet. Got the stuff but haven’t opened and sadly need to recognize that I can only have one game to play. But I now feel I can get in games. So each time I go into Hawk’s forum and click “View new posts” I get crap loads of DFC posts. Fun for those who plays that but I just stop. I have for a while understood that some posts are DZC but since I don’t see it on the forum directly I just click, glance at the screen and then close the window.
We also had a nice little forewarning of new miniatures from Natfka’s amazing blog; http://natfka.blogspot.se/2017/01/dropfleet-commander-dropzone-future.html. Let me note the important bits:
- First three famous commanders in March and the other three in April.
- In April the fauna packs should come.
- Phase 3 in August.
My opinion? STOP WORKING WITH STUFF YOU CANT GET OUT IN TIME! You do not have to have a “wave” with commanders. Just finish them and release one each month. We don’t need the silent treatment for several months and then explode with miniatures. We need a steady stream on releases. Phase 2 had lots of cool Fauna missions and several are really cool. But without the actual fauna it looses momentum. Phase three is also very cool but it should be the same time as the other two waves of commanders, a new UCM flyer, PHR heavy Gun-transport-thingy and more. They should be in a steady stream of releases.
Another good example; http://www.beastsofwar.com/dropzone-commander/ One of the best pages of wargaming on the net have 78 days between posts of DZC. That sucks.
Stefan Emailed Hawk a few days ago and got answer within a day so they are up to speed there at least. But we need more information and I have gotten the nagging thought that they are sitting with lots of stuff they could release but are working on so much they can’t get it out.
And now a competitor – a heavy one – is on the table in June. 8th ed 40k. The hype for this game have been insane and I will start to play it myself – just to get some more gaming time. Remember what I wrote above? that I can only keep one game up to speed? Yeah, this is the danger now. It is very bad for the silent treatment right now. They need to show stuff is happening and get out a few releases. Problem is that I think they will release lots at one time. If lots are finished – slow down and still only release them slow and steady.
So with this I’m basically hoping a trend of my whining and then getting shut up by Hawk a few days will continue.
So, Hawk. My but is open and ready for the smacking! Show me what you got!