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Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 20 2017 10:16
by Sparafucile
Good morning everyone!
I made a petition to hopefully show GW and FW there is enough interest to re-release the Orca model. With the new transport rules hinted at for 8th Edition, it may be a very effective unit. It never hurts to ask, and you never know, it might work!
Thanks!

https://www.change.org/p/forge-world-co ... on=minibar

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 11:35
by Tearphoenix
Well, it may be in vain, but I have signed. Would love to see this guy either rereleased or completely redone like the Barracuda.

Here's to hoping!

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 11:56
by Panzer
Not even 50 people signed so far. No company will make any decision based on such a weak petition. ^^

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 12:15
by Shas'O Darklighter
Lol Panzer it's got to start somewhere. I'm also number 50....

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 12:32
by Jefffar
51

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 01:49
by Panzer
Shas'O Darklighter wrote:Lol Panzer it's got to start somewhere. I'm also number 50....

Of course it has to, but it should rack up votes quicker if it wants to have any realistic chance of getting attention. Nobody cares about a petition that gets 500 people to sign over 10 years. :D

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 02:55
by El'mo
Although I would love to see this model re-released and you have my support I don't think that FW will do anything unless there is significant interest.

Where else are you planning to drum up support?
There are a couple of Tau sites on facebook which are worth involving.

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 03:44
by ARC'Thunder
Part of me is still hoping that a new Orca will be re-released alongside a (the?) new tigershark model for the upcoming IA book.

Redesigning it with the precision of CAD and possibly offering a modular mid-section to allow for the epic Scorpionfish as an alternate build. It'd be nice if the interior were redesigned with updated battlesuit models in mind because, while I'd probably never own a Manta, I'd buy one to give my 88s a transport for not only the tabletop but for the completion of my cadre from a narrative/collector's perspective.

Count me in!

El'mo wrote:Where else are you planning to drum up support?
There are a couple of Tau sites on facebook which are worth involving.
I also agree with El'mo. This needs more exposure as soon as possible. I'm not personally a member of any Tau groups on fb or other forums, but it would be worth sharing for those that are.

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 04:27
by Mon'von
I've signed making 54, I believe. I'll also post this to my tumblr page with lots and lots of tags if you have no issue with that.

Re: Petition for Tau Orca

Posted: Apr 21 2017 06:54
by AnonAmbientLight
Not to pee on your parade, but they likely have the data to back up why they pulled the Orca. It has been for sale for a long while, since 2012 at the very least (that's when I got into the game and saw it for sale).

What they probably did was look at how many people were buying them vs making and storing them and decided to discontinue the model.

If the 40 or so petitioners wanted the Orca, they would have bought it within the last couple of years it was available. Ebay will probably have them if you really want them.