Greetings fellow Warhammer Fans, I often start a post to gauge the thoughts and feelings of the community. Today is no exception, but I also am taking this opportunity to voice my frustration. I LOVE Total War: Warhammer, it is realistically everything I could ask for from a fantasy based strategy game. With several hundred hours under my belt I still get giddy when I think about hoards of undead charging a defensive artillery line or waves of armor clad warriors marching in unison to an exposed flank of an enemy army. I would easily put this trilogy in my top 10 games list of all time and am so dedicated to the series I have bought both collectors editions and repurchased digital copies for friends about 4-5 times. So what reason do I have to be frustrated?
With the release of Total War: Three Kingdoms I was happy about CA getting more money to continue Warhammer primarily. However the more I watched and played Three Kingdoms the more annoyed I began to feel. The game is great, the combat is fluid, the backgrounds are exceptional, and the campaign is the finest it has been in years. There is a few glaring issues that persist, but with the overseas market the sales chart was utterly shattered. CA pumped out an absolutely stellar game that people are raving about, they truly showed how much dedication, time, and effort can make a title shine. When I think about all the amazing features and mechanics in Three Kingdoms I grimace because if these features were implemented into Warhammer it would easily be a contender for game of the year.
I will often brainstorm when I am trying to make work go faster. I daydream of features that would work well within the trilogy. Epic siege battles that would make Lord of the Rings turn green with envy. Intricate diplomacy mechanics that would turn massive federations against one another or plunge entire continents into massive world wars. Extensive invasion mechanics that could come from any number of rosters such as a massive WAAAGH spawned around the world or huge stacks of Skaven burrowing out from beneath the surface of the earth in order of the council of 13. So my question today is that, does anyone feel anxious because of how many features they want to be implemented and once more how successful the game would be if they were implemented but no one is turning the ignition switch?