Anyway, time to tally the votes and see what people think of the Dark Angels 6th edition codex now that it’s had some time out.
First up, the first poll I ran when the codex we new and shiny:
What do you think of the new Dark Angels codex?
- It sucks (3%, 2 Votes)
- Better than the last but still not good (3%, 2 Votes)
- It's alright (11%, 7 Votes)
- It's a good solid codex (62%, 39 Votes)
- Kick-ass! (16%, 10 Votes)
- A bit over-the-top (5%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 63
And the latest poll:
What do you think of the Dark Angels 6th edition codex?
- It sucks (6%, 2 Votes)
- Better than the last but still not good (20%, 7 Votes)
- It's alright (20%, 7 Votes)
- It's a good solid codex (46%, 16 Votes)
- Kick-ass! (3%, 1 Votes)
- A bit over-the-top (6%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 35
With half the voters in this second poll it’s hard to draw anything conclusive but what can you do?
The top vote in both polls was that it’s a good solid codex. The first time it was with 62% and this time it’s with 46%, so a pretty fair change there.
Now it gets a bit interesting. The first time the second highest result was that it’s kick ass! Generally this result is higher with an early poll so no surprise there. In this re-poll though the second highest result was that it’s alright and also it being better than the previous codex but still not good, both with 20% each. By comparison, the first time the alright vote and better than the last result got 11% and 3% respectively. Not a huge shift in the alright result but pretty big change in better but not good result. Also, the kick ass moved down to 3% in the re-poll from 16% the first time.
The other results were close in both polls, nothing of note there really.
So it would seem that over time people have begun looking unfavorably on the Dark Angels codex. This re-poll only gives a positive result of 49% where before it was 78% positive. The unfavorable votes in the re-poll now take 26% of the poll where the first time it was only 6%. The middle of the road alright went from 11% to 20%, not huge but worth noting considering the other result swings.
I’m not sure why the Dark Angels codex is being so looked down upon, I don’t see it, so I’d love to hear feedback from those who voted unfavorably as to why they see it as they do.