Hey guys, been a while and thought I would discuss my opinion on the No DLC for DLC statement by CA and calirfy some misunderstandings I have seen.Standalone lord packs are not DLC for DLC
The Empire is a WH1 faction and yet the Hunter and the Beast does not require the original source of those units (WH1) to play this content). The Markus Wulfhart campaign uses the Empire units but uses different lord and campaign mechanics compared to the Empires initial inclusion. That means in order to get the initial lords, starting positions and reworked main mechanics, you need the original content BUT can experience the race without this.
This means that standalone lord packs are already a thing and that DLC lords that DO NOT require the original content are not DLC for DLC. Therefore adding a Wood Elf or Beastmen lord that uses the same units but with different mechanics and a new lord would be no different than Wulfhart inclusion, a standalone DLC. There is also still a incentive to purchase the original DLC for the extra lords, the multiplayer lords (Boris+Red Duke) and the two unique campaigns which are actually the best way to experience the two races. Markus, old world lord, is classed purely as WH2 DLC
Festag has been confirmed to be WH2 however this does not rule out the inclusion of old world races. The reason is that Markus, while being from a WH1 race is officially classed as a Warhammer 2 DLC. Therefore any lord from a WH1 race added as a standalone into Warhammer 2 is classed by CA as Warhammer 2 DLC. This means that an old world vs new world is VERY possible.Standalone DLCs are necessary
Warriors of Chaos, Norsica ( Created from Warriors of Chaos) and Beastmen are all races that are not only short on lords but have enough 8th edition units for a lord pack. It is also a way to fund any major changes to these races. Reworks cost money for CA and I believe The Hunter and the Beast was created both to fund the rework and upsell WH1 for the rest of the Empire lords.Summary
Thank you very much for reading and I hope I added clarity with the No DLC for DLC "rule" and why it is not as limiting as it is often made out to be.
Edited: There was a small comment about Festag but it was dragging the thread way off topic from the DLC for DLC which was the main theme of the thread.