By now many have seen the rumors circulating about 6th edition for 40K. If you haven’t seen them then take a look around, they’re easy enough to find. In light of the recent rumors I figured instead of jumping on the bandwagon of reporting them that I’d instead toss-up a poll to see what you thought of them. As usual, the poll can be found on the right or below.
What are your thoughts on the recent 40K 6th edition rumors?
- Haven't seen them yet. (8%, 3 Votes)
- Looks like a lot of wishful thinking to me. (36%, 14 Votes)
- There may be some grains of truth in them. (10%, 4 Votes)
- I'll believe it when I see it. (23%, 9 Votes)
- I'm excited by them! (10%, 4 Votes)
- I'm just happy the rumors are flying. It must be close. (13%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 39
Personally, I think there’s a lot of wishful thinking in these rumors. Some of it makes sense to be sure but a lot of the drastic core changes being mentioned I just don’t see happening. I know many would enjoy a more complex system but remember with complexity comes a bigger time commitment to a game. Not to mention unless the rules are perfectly clear, and let’s be honest they all aren’t even now, then I just see the game getting bogged down with constant references needing to be made and rules arguments; that is if all those rumored rules are to be believed.
Simply put, I have a hard time believing that after 5th edition simplified and cleaned up a lot of uselessness from 4th that GW would make 6th edition one of the most complex editions in a long time. Taking into account GW’s recent approach of simplification from rules to codices, I just don’t see it.