The Rumour Trap.
Rumours are something we come to expect in the world of Warhammer.
Every potential new release comes with the usual selection of information from various sources. From the guy with ‘inside’ information, to the ‘play-testers’ who were using a version five years old with the odd bullshit wish-lister thrown into the mix we’re given piles of information to sift through and most of it has one single factor in common.
It’s complete bollocks.
I tend to take most of what I hear with not so much a pinch of salt but more like a large transport vessel filled to overflowing with the substance…
|GMort prepares for 6th edition…|
I’ve lived through ‘Tyranid Monstrous Creatures that make other creatures and score will auto-win objective games’, ‘Long Fangs are too cheap’, ‘Grey Knights will be unstoppable’, ‘Dark Eldar will win every game on turn 1’, etc. and my humble mechanised Space Marines have happily kerb-stomped them all at one point or another. I prided myself on filtering the truth from the blatantly bollocks and making a balanced list from whatever the codex had to offer and never using the immortal phrase ‘I’ll quit 40K forever if that happens’…
…and then a certain leaked ‘6th Edition’ document hit the internet…
It seemed professional enough, matched many of the more consistent rumours that we had heard and seemed to trigger a flurry of e-mails from GW headquarters to a large majority of their staff….
Even if it was an ‘early’ copy of the rules, it showed a design philosophy that I had no interest in playing whatsoever and had so many glaring balance issues that I could work out the three builds that you’d see at every tournament that used it with the most cursory of glances….I then made a somewhat sweeping statement…It may have been something along the lines of …
‘I’ll quit 40K forever if that happens’…
|She’s taking her ball and going home…..|
I had fallen into the trap of actually believing something I had found on the internet and coming to a decision based on what I had read. I lost interest in playing games which subsequently killed my interest in building and painting models which in turn killed any interest I had in blogging about something I’d completely lost interest in.
Now, whether it’s legit or not is still open to debate and I’m having trouble forming an opinion one way or the other now I’ve read through it properly but whether genuine or not it isn’t so much what it is but my reaction to it thats now bothering me…I should know better by now than to join the lynch mob that forms every time a rumoured change to warhammer occurs yet that’s exactly what I did.
Of course I could always try to avoid these kind of rumours but that would mean that I’d most likely have to avoid using the internet altogether.
So is it just me or has anybody else out there fallen into the Rumour Trap?
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.