To whomever cares;
I have to weigh in on this little treatise backing UniversalHead.
With all due respect to those who commented on communication from DoW or the lack thereof, I believe that everyone who commented out of frustration is a fan of this exceptional company, however you're growing inpatient due to excited expectation, I say good for DoW!
I would rather see this company continue to surprise us with another great product, instead of worrying about updating us on a daily/weekly basis telling us what they worked on after lunch. Expected information turns to fluff and hype and little substance, I say give me the substance and save the fluff for shareholders.
DoW I believe is the type of company that would rather focus on gaining the family as its main fan base. Though it is expecting some throw offs from the GW/AA/Flames of War clubs with its BL series, I think its looking way ahead by meeting with new designers for new ideas and updates to existing creations. Even though me and my kids are new to this "hobby" I see DoW continuing with their focus on what appeals to the likes of us, the family environment, creating something that will have playability years from now.
From what I have read current producers thought to have a solid base have shown some instability due to the fact that the fan base is frustrated with the rising cost in trying to "keep up with the joneses" so to speak, I believe these companies eventually head in the desperate direction of creating the same old product, packing it in a new container and selling it through the local Walmart, the fan base then withers and moves on to the next big hype, only to dump more money into a cash cow that doesn't satisfy the "gaming desire". How long do these companies hold up before MB or Parker Brothers take them into the fold and makes them family? Then what happens to the creativity?
DoW has created many games that even though they are several years old they are still taken down once if not twice a week and get play time, friends are calling asking if its game day? They are played with the same vigor as if they were just purchased, I would like to see my childrens children enjoying the same games with the same creative aspect that me and my kids are playing.
Finally I believe the most fun comes in the patient innocence that my kids show when we play our games, wondering with excitment on what is coming next, what will DoW have for us the next time.
I hope that DoW will continue to keep us guessing,wondering and dreaming of what new world will they create for us next.
My apologies for rambling, inproper grammer usage, and my appreciation for your patient ears, rebuttle is appreciated.