This is just something I've been wondering about since the end of the Beta, but since then I've realized what little interest I have in purchasing the game in any physical form.
I suppose that this directly ties in with whether or not you actually plan on running the system after its release, but I am curious how this population of the Dark Heresy community (forum-posters who represent a niche of FFG's demographic) will consume the book, if at all.
I'm still in the group of people who dislike the changes resulting in the current Beta, but I can't deny that the prospect of a new Dark Heresy product tempts me to purchase it in the physical format, if even for the new art and shelf value.
However, I know that isn't nearly a practical investment. I'm still aiming to take advantage (and likely purchase physical copies) of any sourcebooks released by FFG, for the sake of converting them to the system I've hashed out of the first Beta. I participated in the Only War Beta and have purchased sourcebooks for the line, yet I haven't purchased the physical copy of the Core Rulebook and don't plan on doing so. Since I've already purchased a $20 investment into a system which I likely won't play, netting me the digital copy of the rulebook, purchasing a physical copy of the rulebook is useless for me.
I'm just curious what everyone's plans for purchasing the new system are.
If you are a nay-sayer, what price would the rulebook have to be in order to convince you to purchase it? $50, $45, $40, etc.
Then again, we don't know what content in the Beta will be changed by the final release, something I can observe in the digital copy that will likely influence my purchase. But for the purpose of this discussion, assume that everything that was in the Beta and subsequent updates (excluding minor typos) is published in the new edition.
Edit: Also, if you were not included in the Beta, will you pirate the book? For what reasons?
Edited by Kainus, 01 April 2014 - 06:41 PM.