What I'm getting from the reception of 3K on reddit is it's a fraction of the hype for *Vampire Coast*, not even a new Warhammer game. I was wondering how much of this is my feeling, and how much is just me hoping 3k fails (even as I, at least on a conscious level, hold no ill will against 3K's success). So, I checked a lets play for vampire coast vs 3K in terms of reddit upvotes.
Here's the latest 3K campaign lets play (what's considered the superior part of 3K atm from what I've seen of people talking about 3K): www.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/am4t4n/total_war_three_kingdoms_empire_building_lets_play/
300 upvotes, give or take.
Here's Vampire Coast's campaign lets play reddit thread: https://old.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/9ta64h/total_war_warhammer_ii_curse_of_the_vampire_coast/
To me, this seems pretty subpar given one is a new game and setting for TW altogether (3K), and the other is a DLC that was released and marketed *a year* after the actual game was released (Vampire Coast). What annoys me is we might be having Warhammer content be delayed for months and months for a game that, especially for me, is in no way competing for my attention/money yet all the same I just need to forget about WTW for awhile so it feels fresh again when WTW content actually starts releasing again.
I don't want 3K to fail/flop or whatever in a sort of malicious way, I just hope if it does fail to deliver what CA expects they'll at least consider having TWW content be released at least closer or during other historical content, even if it's relatively high profile as well. Imagine having to wait a month longer for WTW DLC because some 3K DLC is dropping first, or vice versa. I can imagine how historical fans feel crappy about the situation too.
I didn't delve into the whole separate teams stuff because in the end you can speculate how much of it is true and how much of it isn't.