|So many directions to go, and only one new edition||!|
It looks to me that they are making quite a few changes to the core of the game, and from my point of view, 6th feels very much like the old 4th system with some new tweaks and changes. We still see some elements that 5th brought in (like true line of sight among other things) but in a lot of ways that old feel that I got from 4th feels very up front here. I won't say that 5th had no point, but this new edition feels more like a natural progression from 4th than from our current system. Makes me think that the developers might have just largely thrown 5th away (while keeping a few highlighted passages and pages on the table) and created a new system from the old book.
In my opinion it looks like the game will take a little more reading and thinking to get into. This might scare some new players with the TLDR mentality away, but I'm thinking this is a refreshing change of pace for the versed players who might be tired of the rather mundane mindset 5th leaves. Tactics feel a lot more important in some of these rumors, so how one plays might be very different from how they will play, even with the exact same list.
So how about it? What do people think of the current edition of 40k vs. where it's going? I'm looking for substance beyond "I can't wait" or "Things are probably going to be different..." I would love to see some deep thoughts on how people feel about the changes. I'm looking forward to an environment that will make me think, and incorporate tactics in multiple aspects of the game, including list constructing. 6th ed. will more than likely make me play differently than I do now, but this is something I've been really excited about. New lists means new experiences, and with the game changing, I'm pumped. What are your feelings?