I am starting a new editorial of sorts where I speak my mind candidly about Eldar, the state of the game and all things 40k. This post will talk about Eldar and their way of war according to the fluff and how their codex doesn't match up in its current state.
The Eldar, Art and War:
The changing climate for Eldar:
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picture as being an IG vet...
Codex creep is essentially when newly released codices have more power and better options than they previously did to compensate for a tougher meta game. Taken individually it may not amount to much but collectively, the meta and the game in general has definitely seen an escalation of the average amount of killing power each codex/unit could put out. Eldar are sorely lagging behind the curb and really are in need of an update, anyone else feel this way too?
My soap box:
Another issue is how the meta is flooded with Space Marine, IG or vehicle based armies like never before and these armies are much stronger than they were when the Eldar codex was last written. This isn't anyone's fault but the mass of players that have chosen the stronger army for themselves simply for the sake of having a stronger and easier to play army...or is it? Has GW encouraged the current meta to form by giving certain armies a stronger advantage than others, albeit out of ignorance and poor play testing?
Ultimately, it is no secret that Eldar are showing their age more and more and I look forward to a rebirth of Eldar ascendancy to the 40k universe. What will GW need to do for the upcoming Eldar codex to make them more competitive/viable? What kind of things really irk you about our codex that you would like to see changed? These are questions that GW is tossing around, no doubt, and I can't wait to see what they come up with.
Now I am not saying Eldar are bad, they are still very solid and strong. The thing I am merely pointing out is how Eldar have it rough these days and could use a little love from GW!