I try to keep quiet and keep my tongue bit, but I cannot stay silent this time.
FFG prides themselves as the "Lead Publisher in Board, Card, and Roleplaying games".
I would think after being a customer and very loyal fan since Battlemist, they would be able to back those words up. However, I just purchased the new Banners expansion.
Every addition was exactly what the game needs and takes no additional learning to implement. The expansion is a blast and I still recommend it, despite the following issues I have. So why the "U mad bro" attitude?
As the Lead Publisher in all of Gaming, I would think this company could afford to make the game a little bit user friendly and pay more attention to the product.
A few examples of Lead Publisher's laziness and lack of care for customers and their product.
Waiqar's Capital Stronghold is obviously the first glaring issue. They didn't even use the right art. Take a look in the rulebook for the expansion and you will see they actually reused the elves capital and didn't even notice this after applying the purple screen layer to it.
After including a replacement card for nearly every component for the base game in the Chaos in the Old World expansion, I would think FFG would include updated order cards. A harvest card to remind me that I can purchase development cards during harvest order. Or gaining commanders from the rally support card.
One of the new region tiles has a space for a large mountain that isn't punched out.
I just felt compelled to voice my opinion...as ignored as it will go.
I always recommend FFG products to my friends, co-workers, and other inspiring or new game designers, because FFG does develop very fun, interesting, an semi-original games. I am left to wonder why they still have errors and issues in the product lines when other major and non major companies have so few errors. So, even with heavy criticism towards the company's lack of care for this expansion, I still MUST recommend it as the perfect supplement to a great game.
I don't even desire anymore races after this expansion because so much variance has now been added.
Corey and Andrew for the great rule concepts brought to the base game.
Luke 'Firedudewraith' Edlin for the continued excellence in the region tiles.
The fans for pouring in enough loyalty and support to warrant this expansion. An expansion which gives us more of what we desired to be added through our various variants and idea posts in the community forums.