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Interesting direction for PP

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:30 pm
by Inquisitor Wall
It looks like PP realizes they really screwed some stuff up with mkIII. They really over compensated for things that were over powerful in mkII to the point of making them entirely un competitive so they released their first errata to help repair that. Skorne will be getting an errata to help them as well, but the biggest change going forward is an open play testing. They will be releaseing rules for upcoming models early to get player feedback before moving forward. While I think this could be a great move my fear will be a constant state of playtesting. While PP does not have large unexpected releases like GW, they still release 2 major books per year which could mean considerable playtesting time during the year.

I am really hopeful that this will work out well for them.

Re: Interesting direction for PP

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:45 pm
by Dez
Yeah this does not bode well...but anyone can pull out of a tailspin, ask GW :)

Re: Interesting direction for PP

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:23 pm
by J Rzasa
Mk2 had a giant playtest like Malifaux did. MK3 did not. I was a little surprised by this.

I think they realized that MK2 wasn't marketable to a wider audience, and tried to address that. I appreciate that. They realized that MK3 wasn't balanced enough, and are working to fix that. I appreciate that too. Going to be interesting to see where this goes.

~J

Re: Interesting direction for PP

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:31 pm
by ArtemisChosen
Convergence got pulled from Lock and Loaded this year, and the CID was scrapped, after all the testing. We have no idea when we'll be getting updates. There are a few people on the CoC facebook group trying to offload their minis, because of PPress' decision.

I guess the good thing is that we can welcome another new caster?

Re: Interesting direction for PP

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:21 pm
by Inquisitor Wall
Are they getting rid of the whole CID program? I know other companies have been removing community playtesting due to leaks of their IP and could certainly see that as an issue for PP as well

Re: Interesting direction for PP

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:58 pm
by WildBorr
No, playtesting is going to continue. They had a whole bunch of CIDs that were planned on by the end of the year, and they bit off more than they could chew. CoC and Privateers got put on hold for the time being. Supposed to have Ret for a few weeks leading up to GenCon, and then Tharn afterwards, and Immortals after that. That will wrap up all of the major factions, so I would expect CoC, Privateers, Dawnguard etc to be next year.