The game is not as popular as it should be, certainly. There are pockets here and there, but that leaves a quite a commute for someone that isn't within one of those pockets. Star Wars is the holy grail of IP's. It is a cultural phenomenon and pretty much anything they stamp that logo on is gold. Any TCG/CCG/whateverCG player should be all over this game. It's fast-paced, has great art, and won't break the bank. However, 20 people is considered a "good" turnout at a regional event. Something doesn't add up.
The idea of a required level of popularity is a non-starter statement. The reality is you, and I, view a number of aspects of this game in a very positive light (a few I'd even say are universal plus sides, such as the art), but other don't. I wish I could call the price point and distribution model a universal plus, but there was a time of this board that there was a thread complaining every week about needing to buy two core sets, despite how cheap that still makes this game in comparison. I can probably go find a fairly recent thread on boardgamegeek about someone complaining about having to buy expansions at all. Secretly, deep down, I miss openning booster packs. I can go find a thread on boardgamegeek now with a number of players of other CCGs/TCGs/LCGs saying they don't like the game for it's pacing, or combat mechanics, or whatever; all things you'd probably point to as reasons for every CCG/LCG/TCG player to like this game. Just because you and I view those aspects as positive, does not mean other reasonable people will take the same view. We are are back to the e-word again. I don't like Yugi-oh at all, but 45 kids come to my LGS every week to play that ****.
In regards to Warhammer Invasion. That game never even had the turn-out this game had in it's first year at it's peak.
With regards to AGoT, it seems that the game doesn't suffer from the chronic delays that SW seems to.
As noted, it does, and did. This isn't a SW exclusive issue with FFG, it's all their products. Annoyingly enough.
Hell AGoT even had a time when you had to buy 2-3 of every Chapter Pack because it wasn't a full playset. AGoT also had to deal with a time when you couldn't get certain important Chapter Packs because they were out of print.
It's pretty weird that they would buy up a fansite and tell it to turn off a button. Again, why even bother buying it?
I, in this thread, already provided you with a reason FFG would tell cardgamedb to get rid of that function. And it's a reason that doesn't hinge on some semi-nefarious scheme by FFG to sabotage OCTGN, when they could just get rid of it completely in regards to their games. And is further supported that no other site, but the one they own, has at this point been asked to remove the function. So no, it isn't weird. It is only weird if you are looking for it to support something it doesn't.
I never alluded to the fact that anyone defending FFG is on their payroll, I was saying that it's pretty bizarre to attack someone for voicing their opinion on a company that you have no stake in.
I am attacking your opinions and they way in which you present them, because I do not agree with your opinions and the way that you present them. You continually misconstrue my, and others posts, in disagreement of yours as defense of FFG as opposed to what they are, disagreement with your views. I, or anyone else, does not have to have a stake in FFG to disagree with your views.