Yes, that's true I almost missed. GW has a policy of total control of there licence and products that use it - everything must be aproved by them. I fact I recently readed some articles about the WFB (used to play it for some time) and Warhammer Fantasy is just not that of a good seller. It used to bring about 20% or more of all miniatures sold by GW but recently (in the last 2-3 years) this is droping. Now-a-days it's below 20% and poeple are not buying many armies. The most popular armies in WFB are selling about 5-7% of all miniatures, but the less popular are only 1%. That's why GW is planing some radical changes in the comming WFB 9th (thisedition will be publiched this or next year). There are rumours (check those on forums for WFB) that say this new edition will have more impact on the world, armies (some say that the less popular will be gone), less armybooks and so on. Many, many chnges that will change not only the game of WFB but also the look of the Old World (some say it will be even grimmer and darker then it is now, and far more dangerous).
I think this will have a huge impact on WFRP - starting from WFRP 2e it always had. This radical changes are remoured to be two things. One they (GW) are rewriting everything from the start, it's like they would completly erase all Warhammer Fantasy and write it once more from the start. The second thing is they want to push the timeline forward.
If You would like to know more about WFB 9th try to find out yourself on forums that are specific for that game.
WHAT IMPACT WILL HAVE WFB 9TH ON WFRP?
Hmm, I think huge. Fist of all if they (GW) will rewrite it and push the timeline we will we the same for WFRP. What's more if they are really planing to do this then we found another reason for the end of WFRP 3e (it's based mostly on WFB 8th).
Not only the new WFB 9t it could also bring a new WFRP. If FFG will see it as a good way to make money and GW will push to that. The way I see it is an opportunity fo FFG to remake a game, to learn from there mistakes of 3e and improve it.
If some of You all here are interested in Warhammer Fantasy they You should keep an eye for what GW is lunching, what changes does it make to the Old World becouse it all will impact WFRP.
So we are still looking to the future with a crystal ball, no-one knows what's going to happen becouse neither FFG or GW will not tell what they are planing.
So my advice - keep playing the way You play, have fun and if something will become clear will will know it. Until then play with this what You got.
PS. This forum like the game it should support is almost dead. The days of WFRP 3e glory are gone and most likely they will never come again.