First up, let’s review the previous poll’s results when Necrons had been out for a short bit.
And now the most current poll.
A fair shift in results to be sure. The most notable change is when they were just put out people overwhelmingly thought it was a good codex but not a great one with 65% of the vote. Below that was 17% thinking it was a top-tier codex. We fast forward to the current poll, and a handful of months of playing, and we see a closer poll with 41% feeling it’s a top-tier codex and right behind that at 37% people saying it’s good but not great. That’s a huge change of opinion!
Another large change was when the first poll went up nobody thought they were overpowered. The current poll though shows that 7% of the voters think Necrons are overpowered. It’s a small percentage to be sure but to jump from 0% to 7% is significant.
Aside from those there are some minor variations but those are the big changes of view over the months.
Overall I’m not surprised by the results and the change of view. Some codices hit and it’s obvious from the start where the power is going to lay and out the gate you see the powerful builds. Necrons didn’t, and haven’t, played out that way. It’s a good codex but I see it more like the vanilla Marines codex where there’s not a lot that just stands out on its own. It’s more about putting the parts together into a functional cohesive force and not slamming Unit A down someone’s throat x 3.