Faction Bloat

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Faction Bloat

Does anyone know if GCT plan to set a hard limit on the number of models for a particular faction?  We've all seen systems that have endless minis for the same few groups, and they all start to bleed together after awhile.

I REALLY hope someone will just say "That's it for ( example ) Prefecture everybody.  We're going to go make cool new factions for you to buy rather than just more of the same old stuff forever"

This is obviously taking into account that the Shiho and Minamoto clans have yet to be produced but that's only two more, and they can't be endless.

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There's no hard limit but the original factions have definitely had their releases slowed down to a crawl while the newer factions get more releases in an effort to catch up.

I vaguely remember one of the GCT guys telling me they originally concepted the game with about a dozen factions, so there could be a lot more on the horizon in the loooooooong term.

 

At the UK Games Expo we heard that Minimoto are slated for release next year, no mention for what's after that but Shiho are a decent bet.

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I can't say too much on this but yes we are aware that if we just make new models for the sake of it then eventually either the new models will be replacing existing models or existing models will already render new ones obsolete.  

I don't think we'll ever say "Never" as cool new ideas still happen and holes in the factions abilities still can crop up.

As an example, I concepted 3 new Prefecture models recently, something the faction needs, something new we want to try and a great character idea that will translate to mechanics well.  I doubt we'll see anything remotely "Generic" for a while though.

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Can you tell me about some love for Silvermoon since the last Miniature was released quite a while ago...
And rarely seeing them on the 17 Tournament could meen they need some love...

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Very happy to hear that. Thanks!

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Silvermoon were one of the targets for the recent (Upcoming) Ranged nerf so they have seen a bit of a slow down while people re-evaluate them.  They are still on the small side as a faction but are getting regular releases.  Sometimes long gaps just happen, I am working on a new SMS model right now actually.

 

 

 

Can I tell you about 7 new SMS models at GenCon?

 

 

No.

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