Greetings fellow Heretics!
I shall share my insights on Black Crusade, after playing for some time with my group. We are now at roughly 14k XP, which means we should be able to kick some ass by now. It's true most of the cases, but here are some things that make the game annoying, and make us to think if Dark Heresy haven't been better.
1. Infamy and dying
It happened at least one to all of us. Bad luck, and youre dead. You burn infamy, roll 9, and you're back at the begining, having 20 infamy. You can only dream about buying somthing rare. Which makes no sense, since you made alliances, gathered people, resources. So why now that gods saved you from death, those resources suddenly diminish automagically?
2. You are angry, because you died, so you dont want that to happen again.
Be better at combat, but which weapon do you use? If you are a SM - no problem, grab a power sword, or better, two power swords, and lightning attack everything in sight. Psyker? No problem. Hellish blast solves most of the problems. If not, use telekinetic storm. Simple Math - PR 5 + Push 5, dmg 1d10+30, WP about 100. Kills greater deamon in two rounds. In one if you are PR10. Warp lock afterwards.] But shooting someone becomes a sirious problem.
Full auto sucks. If you have 50 BS, and shoot FA, you have only 50% chance of hitting anything. If someone has 50% chancce of dodging, you have only 25% chance of hiting anything. Forget about multiple hits. Accurate? you hit almost every time, but dodging one shot is simple. Flame? Dodge at agility, doesn't even use target reaction + weak damage. There are two conclusions:
a) Two weapon wielder - preferably two plasma pistols. First round - aim, then two single shots + weapon tech to one. Second round - aim + two semi auto shots on maximal. Or plasma + melta.
b) Reaper autocannon - Add +10 from twin linked to increase the chance of hitting anything, +10 aim, +10 short range. Good damage and pentetration. Still skitary from hand of corruption survives two hits.
3. Buy your team a set of 4 plasma pistols. Or to yourself, and then sell them to buy some more stuff. No difference between 2 and 4? Why stop at two? Each team member repeats until succesful.
4. Hey i want a laser sight to my plasma pistol! No can do, better buy yourself another pistol. Why simple scope, that can be attached to anything has the same avalibility as the gun? It has some advantages and disadvantages, but come on. We divided weapon upgrades to attachments and modifications. Attachments, can be dismantled and attached to another gun. Modifications cannot, because they are in buit. Attachments have their own availibilty, while modifications generally follow rules of BC.
What do you think on those subjects? Or others? We generally came to think that DH was overall better system, because we didn't have to make many modifications, whereas in BC, we constantly find new annoying issues. Sorry for any mistakes, but it's 2:30 am, and I am little drunk, but what the hell