It seems that there are often unsuspecting events, errors, or events that can throw off release dates. The past 3-4 months have been a prime example of rumors coming in, and release dates moving around. It reminds me of the bumper sticker "Shit happens".


I understand there are hard line thinkers that also come here, and just believe the rumors are wrong on the release date, printer issues, shipping problems, and more, and that's OK. Personally I believe it to be a mix of the two. Set schedules that often get shifted because of problems, and yes, we do get rumors that jump the gun on release dates on occasion. For the most part though, being in a high strung business my self many times, deadlines that can be altered, often will.

I am sure the question and answer would be something like this.
"How long does it take to write a codex"
Answer: "How long do I have"

This morning we have a rumor set that goes back a month or so and gets down to some of the issues regarding getting a codex or army book out. Please remember that is a rumor, and in accordance with the source, please add a little extra salt.

via Unforgiven from the Faeit 212 inbox

Not sure how much truth there is to this rumour, so please take some salt.

But rumour has it that WFB Chaos isnt off the books for an army book release, It was due to be released in November but there was a printing issue causing a whole batch of the books to be unfit for sale. But as a bunch of models and what not were ready, they released the models as planned with an unplanned white dwarf supplement (easier to print a 2 page insert than an army book i guess). Dark Angels were brought forward from their April slot to January to compensate for this, and now Warriors of Chaos apparently occupy the March/April slot. This is likely to mean that High Elves are pushed back into the year

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  1. Being a dark angel player (deathwing actually) and a servant of the emperor, it makes my day to know that chaos was stalled for dark angels. All hail hydra...i mean the emperor!!

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  2. Indeed. we should get together and talk tactics. (Morearti@gmail.com)

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  3. Well it would make sense, with how the rumors have been evolving this year

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  4. I love the thought of a little printer chaos, resulted in some of the Imperium's finest killers getting upgraded sooner.

    UmbraVinco

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  5. Hey, that verification was painless. Good work.

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  6. Wonder what that bloke in the tent is thinking.

    Something like: YIIIIIIIIIIKES!

    Oh great! Pleased you've got word verification now Natfka. Should stop those dirty spammers.

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  7. I can't wait to start an dark angel army... getting the dark venegnce so I can start them...

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    1. I wasn't going to start them, then I painted my DV DA and I can't wait to paint and add more to them!

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  8. One of the most frustrating things for me is that we all know that these are rumors yet people become so convinced that they are true that they then need explanations when something doesn't happen. "There was a printer error." "The ship with the books on it sank." "Phil Kelly's favorite cactus died and he needed time to grieve."

    When I worked for GW one of the reasons they sought greater rumor control 10 years ago was to mitigate disappointment felt by their fanbase when a play test codex or a piece of concept art or a deadline didn't come to fruition.

    Truth be told sometimes its a change in schedule and sometimes its just bad rumors. The heavy dose of salt is ignored all too often.

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    1. Sorry but it seems just like GW to make something cool, it get leaked and greatly approved by the masses, then changed to something less flavorful, less cool, less etc. then have GW clamp down on rumors because it wasnt well recieved. also, that cactus was like a brother to him.

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    2. I honestly just love the idea that Phil Kelly has a favorite Cactus.

      And the salt thing, that's good too... I guess..

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  9. Of course I would put salt, but seeing how things are beginning to be in GW or FW it is not something unexpected for them to have problems with products. We can guess they have began to have some products done in China... and we see how is their quality control qith finecast pieces. This is related to Forgeworld too. Last two times I ordered to FW they relly made a terrible mess, they said that "they had some technical problems with transfer prints and that they were not able to produce more transfer because they were looking for another way of making them". Then I had other problems and they even gave me an expensive product in exchange for the problems...perhaps their quality is great in product design, but the final manufacturing and customer service has become in last year amazingly bad... hope this changes, but right now, i find perfectly believable for them to have problems.

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  10. People also forget often that as a public listed entity, GW has no choice in the matter, they are legally obliged to suppress all leaks and rumours. If they were still privately held, they could choose whether to pursue the leakers or not. However, there are severe repercussions if insider information regarding future prospects of a stock listed company is published anywhere else except in the company's official statements for the stock exchange and the media. Since GW do not want to discuss future plans there (for the fear of competitors stealing their ideas, and to encourage impulse buying behaviour of customers), they have to treat every leak, no matter how small, just as seriously as if somebody leaked out their annual accounts, strategic plans, next year's budget, or something as major in advance and tried to profit from that.

    Just look at the recent incident when Netflix's CEO posted a Facebook status update about their future plans on a very general level, and they had not yet published that on the company website or via stock exchange: right now it seems the U.S. SEC lets them go with a warning, but for a while it looked like they were in for some major trouble and punitive damages.

    tl;dr: GW do not pursue leakers because they are Evil Corporate Overlords, but because they will be prosecuted if they do not.

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  11. Warriors of Chaos? Shouldn't that be Chaos Daemons?

    Anyway, I call BS on this rumor. Same people that have told us for months now that DA are set for Dec/Jan with Daemons to follow have said nothing about this and its those same people that keep this blog alive as they are usually pretty spot on. Wild rumors like this, do nothing for this blog.

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  12. High elves being likely to be pushed back isn't due to any problems, it's due to them being beaten (again) by dwarfs :D That's my story and I'm sticking to it. *Strokes dwarvish beard, smokes pipe and swirls mug of ale*

    Thanks as always for the rumours

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