Which players do you think Relic will try to please? Fans of the first game or second? Because something has to give here, the player base has shrunk massively. Current log for today is under 2k players. That is just barely better than Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, Soulstorm, and Dawn of War II: Retribution combined. Not to mention adding the other games. This next patch is either gonna be the blessings of the Omnissiah or the Primaris bolter round to the back of the head of this heap of heresy.
Honestly I blame the ++heresy redacted++ out of the way Relic handled doctrines. Too many of them feel like they should have been unit upgrades. No not feel, they should have been. You see something like an leap ability or blind on grenades, and you wondering why the tech tree feels boring as ++heresy redacted++.
"But Pringworm" I hear you say. "That's what doctrines are all about, it's about picking your army focus before going into the game that way you don't have to waste resources."
Yeah sure. I enjoy picking the three same doctrines that are worth a ++heresy redacted++ each game. I love picking Vulnerable Dreadnaught and Deathwatch each game.
Personally I am hoping for II at this point. I like 1 better, but I figure at least the units will be more durable that way.