It’s been a little over a month since I put up the poll asking what you all thought about the new Daemons codex. The results are interesting. So far it’s the lowest rated codex in 6th edition based on the polls I’ve done here anyway. Here’s the results.
The top vote was 30% saying it’s a solid codex. Generally in the codex polls this is the top vote, or close behind people thinking it’s “kick-ass”, so not a great start on the results. I feel that with the huge change to Daemons that the potential of this codex is just not fully realized yet.
Now, the kicker. The second highest vote at 28%, just behind the top vote, was those who think it sucks. Hands down this codex gets the highest vote on that result in all the polls I’ve done. Typically there’s a handful who feel this way about the newer 6th codices, probably those whose lists they love to run become invalidated, but to be the second highest vote is harsh. Again, as I mentioned above, the changes to the codex are drastic. The entire approach of the codex is altered and I really can’t blame those who don’t like the new direction of it but I wouldn’t say it sucks.
Third up at 23% is the vote for those who think it’s alright. This just continues the theme in votes keeping the codex more-or-less squarely in the middle. People aren’t overly impressed with it, some people hate it, but all-in-all it’s OK. That’s the feel I get anyway.
Then the low-end of the poll. We have 12% that voted it’s over-the-top. I can’t completely disagree here. Of course over-the-top means different things to different people but with the randomness thrown into the codex I can see the votes that went this way. There’s 5% who leaned on it being better than the last but still not good and lastly 2% who felt was kick-ass. Only 2% who felt it was kick-ass is by far the lowest I’ve seen in these polls. Suffice to say that this poll has broken the mold in results.
I’m going to be real interested to see the results when I re-poll this a bit down the road once people have had a real chance to work with it.