Rant warning: A post in which I tell Privateer Press that what they do is alright, but they should stop fucking bullshitting us about it. With that out of the way, it’ time for a RAAAAMPAAAAAGE!
The mercenary insider was an emotional roller-coaster with the interesting new Croe’s Cutthroats making an appearance, followed by a caster (Constance) specifically designed to combat the undead. I mean let’s be real here and acknowledge that we’re the only faction that really uses the undead, because nobody cares about the Risen or Swamp Shamblers in this context. I don’t mind Mercenaries getting some awesome options, and Durgen looks fun despite being a nightmare for our infantry lists, but Constance just rubs me the wrong way.
The outrage would go nuclear if they released a Warcaster which had an ability that read ‘While in this model’s control area Khador non-warjack models suffer -2 to damage rolls‘ so why are we seeing a model that specifically targets our main line of infantry here? I would actually be perfectly fine if her ability affected all non-living models, despite that being an even bigger hit to Cryx as a whole, but then her model would be balanced around it and affect the other factions as well.
The most exciting news for Cryx so far has been that some of the mercenaries we have access to were made playable and interesting. I mean I trust in Privateer Press when it comes to making a balanced game, I trust that they’re going to correct the unavoidable issues that crop up in a project like this, but the drip-feeding and the bullshit statements really has to go. I don’t care that the Cephalyx Mind Slaver now has stealth instead of Sac Pawn, but trying to tell me it’s a buff is just condescending.
Stealth works against magic which Sac Pawn did not, but in every other sense it’s inferior. In addition they then hours later revealed that Reinholdt can trivially and automatically remove stealth from a model in his LoS, so good luck keeping those Mind Slavers safe.
I loved the statement that Purification was now limited to the Protectorate, but when half the casters then have upkeep removal – or an even better version of Purification – I’ll call bullshit on the whole thing. I loved the idea that Cryx would be the faction of cheap and expendable Warjacks, as well as infantry, but with every new release I see cheaper and/or better options everywhere, so we’re back to being the faction with shitty overcosted warjacks, except now we’re forced to take them.
I got hit in the feels, I admit as much. I don’t much mind most of the changes we’ve seen, and the majority of those changes were either needed or well thought out streamlining, but every achievement, every brilliant flash of insight, and every solid release is getting tainted by the bullshit statements and flat out lies. Dear Privateer Press, if you make my faction unplayable I’ll use another one. If you make my model-collection less than optimal I’ll buy the newest hot shit instead, but bullshitting me is where I draw the line.
Fucking stop it!