Chris wrote:Although I do the same, I bought a Y’vahra, too. Of course it’s probably the best Tau unit atm, but it’s a really outstanding model, too. I love it.
There's definitely an argument to be made that the Y'vahra is the best Tau unit. At least for the time being, you made a very good decision picking one up!
Unusualsuspect wrote:So they can choose between A) milking new-edition and new-codex money (for some players, multiple codexes) every few years, or B) a much smaller amount in Chapter Approved that they'd be getting anyway (since selling Chapter Approved and new editions are not mutually exclusive).
The question is not what they could do, but what we expect them to do. I do not expect them to get rid of the new-edition-rebuy-your-books-every-few-years paradigm.
Would they NEED to? Probably not (though they might get grumbles from stockholders). But it isn't need that drives my assessment of Arka's statement as "optimistic".
They are not going to stop putting out new editions, that's clear. The Chapter Approved book is a useful release though. It's an annual game patch that also comes with fun content like game modes and conversion ideas. I don't really see a problem with it.