So apparently we’ll be getting at least two of the cut classes back Real Soon Now ™, one of which is the Knight of the Blazing Sun. Now, the most informative links I could find on a 10-second Google aren’t exactly recent, but I don’t think the art has changed much. And if it hasn’t, then I can see this move upping the Order tank factor by 1 while dropping Order’s cool factor by a further 7 or 8 at least. Seriously. The guy may be scowling in a really, really manly “killa bend-over and feel the love way”… but he’s wearing a feather duster. Kinky, yes. Scary? Not much.
Games Workshop, bet you never thought you’d see people prancing around ONLINE in those getups, eh? What works for a 2″ miniature is going to cause Destruction to die laughing. Just as long as they die, I suppose, right?
Compare to the Black Guard, whose model can already be seen in-game as NPCs. Just looking at him makes you bleed. One hug from this guy and you’ll think an iron maiden is cuddly and comfy.
Dark Elves, who were way too emo but still somehow sexy and cool, are now going to be TOUGH and sexy and cool.
It’s just not fair. Seriously Mythic, you need to find some way to convince the shallow, visuals-driven, male 15-25 average Joe gamer that Order is cool too. Order actually is cool, being a bunch of drunk, corrupted, self-mortifying, training-obsessed, friend-murdering, heretic-burning bigots in short, medium and tall sizes for all preferences… but coolness is nothing if nobody knows it.
Playing Order right now is like being female — you have to be twice as good as the competition for anyone to think you’re even half as useful. Pfft.