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8th
Mar 2018
So I guess Monoliths are no longer made of living metal, but are now made of blackstone
So were the fortresses of the same name also made of it?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 02:57 UTC
that would be in line with the amplifying/suppressing powers they had in BFG
its pretty cool tbh
and gives us a clue of how they plan to give necrons an edge in the psy phase
probably some tyranid-esque aura suppression
from monoliths/obelisks
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 02:59 UTC
I'd be down with that
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 02:59 UTC
I agree
first peice of plot progression that has me going "this is good and cool"
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 03:00 UTC
At least that would make sense
What better to be immune to Choas/Warp effects than soulless robots and their...things? Stuff?
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 03:25 UTC
@WindstormSCR are you doing the Hector Rex bug? #2596
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 03:25 UTC
yeah
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 03:25 UTC
Allrighty
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 03:25 UTC
been sorting a thing out but planning to fix it tonight if I can get this other thing done
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 03:25 UTC
I was just clearing out all the bugs that belong to me (more or less)
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 03:26 UTC
If you want to do it now go for it
I won't complain
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 03:26 UTC
It's a quick one
So yeah since I'm in there already
All done
I've been meaning to bug @alphalas about if he wanted me to "officially" take over DKOK and Elysians (and Sisters? maybe AM? I don't remember). I know we discussed it...dunno what we decided.
Man my memory needs help sometimes.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 03:31 UTC
Anyway....that's all the bugs on things I work on.
Adam Vollrath
@axisofentropy
Mar 08 2018 05:24 UTC
I'd like some advice on this here bug please BSData/wh40k#2617
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 05:34 UTC
dat's a weird one
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Mar 08 2018 07:12 UTC
@axisofentropy, the points not changing when you add models is probably due to incrementing on the Shared Entry name rather than "model". I fixed a similar issue last week.
Adam Vollrath
@axisofentropy
Mar 08 2018 07:14 UTC
coal @Mad-Spy did that issue have a ticket? Maybe you could comment on #2617?
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Mar 08 2018 07:25 UTC
On mobile so I can't find it right now. I'll comment when I get to work.
Adam Vollrath
@axisofentropy
Mar 08 2018 07:30 UTC
Thanks!
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 08:39 UTC
so, Blackstone is now the official Imperial nomenclature for "Living Metal" ? Necron vehicles made of stone now ... I'm gonna need to repaint
@WindstormSCR too spooky, can't be two of us with Ravenguard and Necron armies lol
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Mar 08 2018 08:45 UTC
(stupid fat fingers)
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 08:45 UTC
lawl
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Mar 08 2018 08:46 UTC
have you ever seen @sk_Father_Price_twitter and @WindstormSCR in the same room?!?!?!
(kinda lost all impact now...)
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 08:46 UTC
nobody saw nuthin' ... right
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:03 UTC
eh, I don't have crons yet
(Pulled from discord earlier today)
Current accounting of my shit because entertainment:
Distinct Armies:
-Deathwatch
-Raven Guard
-Scions
-Eldar
-Tz Daemons
Imperial Soup Ingredients:
-Inquisition
-Knight
-Assassin
-Custodes
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:04 UTC
I know ... was just commenting on the thread above you were 'thinking' about it ...
oh wow ... you been busy !
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:04 UTC
that's what happens when you start playing in 4th
and that with 3 of my original armies sold off
GK, sisters, and my original IG
The first two because they became something other than what I liked about the army, the latter purely because the theme no longer had as much appeal
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:06 UTC
yeah, mate of mine sold his IG at the backend of 7th and bought T'au to replace ... not seen him since, weird
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:06 UTC
I wonder why......
for me I'm hoping they do something to Fix MeQ and Deepstrike in the march update.
current deepstrike mechanics feel.... lackluster
I'd be fine with losing charge out of DS if it went back to not being so easily denied
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:08 UTC
after experiencing a friend make 5 charges from DS against me last night .. I dunno if I agree or not
what do you think will 'fix' MEQ?
or do you mean non - ultras HQ's and bubbles etc. .. I'd like to see some non-blue scout and specialist characters
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:11 UTC
realistically? a points drop on anything with that statline
by 2-3 ppm
mostly because almost nothing uses ALL of the stats from it, yet pays for it
there is the fantasy of marines being elite, but they're not
so just stop pricing them like they are and accept they're medicore average
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:12 UTC
is that for DW or for marines across the board ?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:12 UTC
across the board, so tacs down to 11
even with that DW marines need weapon costs on thier DW-only heavies to drop
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:13 UTC
My Necrons would reaaaallly love some of that juice then ... paying over the odds for Reanimate that is redundant when your unit gets focus fired into the ground ... MSU is so out in this meta
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:13 UTC
because right now in points for effect, DW marines are a glassier cannon than eldar
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:14 UTC
yeah, hurts to lose even a heavy bolter
I'm hoping for the Destroyer cult to make a resurgence .. losing a 3 man squad of heavy destroyers turn 1 .. stings like a mofo at 75ppm
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:17 UTC
I'm not well-read on crons, but the style I'd like to use if I start them is the old-school monolith -backed phalanx of dudes
where there is just not enough bullet to kill them all enough times
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:18 UTC
yarp, monolith is just too damn expensive as are the troops ... 381 points I think atm
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:18 UTC
codex should fix that hopefully
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:18 UTC
they aren't terribad at shooting and have many wounds
but you can only chew out one unit a turn out the front door and not on the turn it DSes in
and same as flyers, if it's dead .. the units in DS are lost to the warp
so a couple lucky dev squads can royally ruin your day (no invuln)
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:19 UTC
for the march update on eldar I could give a fuck less if they nerf spears and reapers into oblivion, I'd like to have my WK not completely suck
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:21 UTC
fingers crossed eh :)
Drop pods need a fix IMO ... they should drop 9" away and be able to either act like the Lucius and hold troops til next turn or disembark troops within 3" of the chassis for a 6" charge / Flamer spurt
James
@skonk
Mar 08 2018 09:24 UTC
or leave them as is and drop the price right down
you can pull some interesting stuff with pods due to being able to put multiple units in them (i.e. 2 units of devastators for example) and DS a terminator/jump captain or something down next to it for rerolls
but the pod it's self is too expensive to make it worth it
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:28 UTC
since already dropping the cost didn't really work, I'd like to see it made worth the points ... call it <"assault vehicle"> etc. new keyword
End of March can't come soon enough
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:41 UTC
also can't wait for ebay to be flooded with cheap crons from the new box
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:42 UTC
sadly not warriors
just immortals, lychguard, and wraiths
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:43 UTC
Sick of warriors to be honest .. hate spamming something that regularly under delivers .... I need 10 more gauss immortals to back up my 10 tesla. can use the old sprue upgrades on the lychguard legs ... and who doesn't need more wraiths (12 currently lol)
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:44 UTC
if I went crons I'd get a tomb stalker as a mini-centerpeice
for paint... I'd probably go copper-colored crons? just to be different
with lapis blue tones and some gloss
play up the 'crazy space egypt' part
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 09:46 UTC
nice, I thought similar but the missus suggested royal purples not blue
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Mar 08 2018 09:46 UTC
you leave crazy space Egypt to the Thousand Sons, Xenos scum.
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Mar 08 2018 09:47 UTC
I mean
my personal table is a desert world
and that's what all my bases are
so I think it'll tiethings together well
current plan if I ever get it properly finished is to have half-buried hints of cron and eldar stuff, and a lot of desert plantlife (the deathworld terrain) with some imperial ruins
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 10:14 UTC
Nihilakh Dynasty mate
CloverFox
@CloverFox
Mar 08 2018 10:21 UTC
fancy
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Mar 08 2018 10:22 UTC
aren't they just... jealous of some folks painting talents
tekton
@tekton
Mar 08 2018 16:24 UTC
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/03/08/tau-empire-preview-dalyth-septgw-homepage-post-3/ at least my ghostkeel will be slightly less afraid of deep strikes; slightly
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Mar 08 2018 16:28 UTC
can any of you tau players explain the purpose of that stratagem?
CloverFox
@CloverFox
Mar 08 2018 16:29 UTC
rumors are homing beacons only usable at start of the movement phase, so your stealth suits go danger close, then once they have dropped the beacon they can bug out, ie its worse than what we have atm and has a cp cost
Amadeusz Sadowski
@amis92
Mar 08 2018 16:36 UTC
Well if it's at the start of movement, it can slingshot stealths, can't it? You hide'em behind XV95, stratagem them up to 18" and then move?
CloverFox
@CloverFox
Mar 08 2018 16:43 UTC
oh, it doesnt consume movement, that makes it interesting, you can slingshot them in to plant the beacon too, not that anyone will bring actually bring crisis suits
tekton
@tekton
Mar 08 2018 16:45 UTC
pull them further from combat if somehow they were locked in
tekton
@tekton
Mar 08 2018 17:17 UTC
slingshotting them to the back of an enemy force, moving closer to an objective...
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Mar 08 2018 17:21 UTC
So I’m building some tree people as a commission
They’re actually fun to build
If it weren’t for I have seraphon, I’d actually think about sylvaneth
tekton
@tekton
Mar 08 2018 17:23 UTC
I still want to make an entire army of Tree Lords and Hunters
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 18:49 UTC
Okay since I'm a fan of eating my words when appropriate
The latest set of Tau rules seem almost okay and not completely broken af
So...yay?
James
@skonk
Mar 08 2018 19:16 UTC
They look shit
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Mar 08 2018 19:43 UTC
huh
James
@skonk
Mar 08 2018 20:13 UTC
They look ok but theres nothing really jumping out at me that makes me want to play them again
Adam Vollrath
@axisofentropy
Mar 08 2018 20:50 UTC
the battlesuits are getting much cheaper and much better. i think they'll be fine.
tekton
@tekton
Mar 08 2018 20:57 UTC
most recent rumor was crisis points, but i didn't see it "confirmed" by sources that had previously been credible...would be nice if they do get cheaper
Adam Vollrath
@axisofentropy
Mar 08 2018 21:01 UTC
tau will be more competitive than grey knights, ad mech, and black templars and less competitive than imperial/chaos/eldar soup and that's all fine.
tekton
@tekton
Mar 08 2018 21:04 UTC
everything is more competitive than Grey Knights; not fielding an actual army might even give you a leg up on GK
Adam Vollrath
@axisofentropy
Mar 08 2018 21:04 UTC
~ that's the joke ~