HI every one!
I hope that FFG will read that…
After the Worlds I understand how small popularity have Warhammer Invasion in USA. Thats the problem for FFG becouse the game don't bring enough profits. WHI is much more popular in "Warhammer mecca" I mean Europe, but there cards are selled by local distributors, not FFG itself. That what is matter for FFG is popularity of the game in USA, so they don't really care about Europe, sad but true. I though a lot about that and have some ideas about that how to make Warhammer Invasion more popular and more "living". I hope that YOU, Invasion players will support that issues and FFG will do some improvements. What can be better?
1) balance and rules - card game to be really "living" needs tournament scenes, needs to be competitive and to be such a game… players needs balance and clear rules, without many possible interpretations. whole year of Empire domination and combos like gathering the winds + arcane power leads to dislike and reluctance. players must be makers of their wins not just luck to set the combo or imbalanced overpowered deck like Empire before. Expirienced ex-magic players like Entropy and me can help developers to hold things right, FFG have to just ask for our help and keep FAQ up to date.
2) easy start - after few years we have 30 battlepacks, core ser and 3 deluxe expansions for Warhammer Invasion. Thats a lot of cards to buy for the beginners and remember that You need 3x core set, 3x Assault and 3x some battlepacks from Corruption Cycle… Joining Warhammer Invasion must be much easier for the new players! What FFG can do? Make revised coreset, Assault and battlepacks form the first cycle with all cards x3 !!! Remember that people who buy only core set will have more fun and better game experience, when they have all cards they need and core set game is not about lucky drawing Troll Vomit, Verena or Bloodthirster. FFG could also sell "Cycle Boxes" including all 6 battlepacks for better price. Another options is selling "predisigned theme decks" like Wizards do in Magic the Gathering. For example FFG can sell "ready to play" decks based on decklist of World Champion, Europe Champion, some race, cycle, trait or mechanic themes, etc These deck will always need improvments, but are cool idea to start the "Invasion".
3) expansions rate - new battlepack every month make "meta game" really unconstant, for example You start to develop new deck with new cards and when You just starting to finish… new cards changes everything… there is not enough time to test, play and enjoy new cards. there are also balance issues, becouse of cards dedicated for some race, when other factions don't have their own. I think that expansion with new 180 cards every 3 months is a perfect solution for players, local distributors and developers. I am pretty sure that almost every player will support that idea, Am I right? ;-)
4) Europe - the "Auld World" where players loves Warhammer… and Invasion ;-) We can organize international tournaments and great Europe Championships not as "side event" to other FFG games. All we need is "YES YOU CAN" from FFG and some bless. I hope that local distributors in Europe will help players to do that. Come on players! There are 70-80 players on tournaments in Poland, so We can do international event for 100+ Please FFG allow players and local distributors to do that and some support/promotion will be also nice - We will build your glory… and profits ;-)