Is the New Necron FAQ Secretly OP?

 

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Is the new Necron FAQ secretly OP? We go over the newest 40k FAQ; Necrons, and Kenny regales us with his first ITC experience!

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Podcast:

Is The Necron Secretly FAQ OP? Episode 64

This week we discuss The New FAQ & Kenny’s ITC experience.

Show Intros & Table Top Market Place

@2:00 Table Top Market Place

@33:33 New FAQ

@54:19 Kenny’s ITC experience.

Editor’s Note:

Kenny’s ITC experience at the Hammer of Wrath GT was played at the Game Empire in Pasadena, CA and while it was an ITC event it was not ran by Frontline Gaming themselves.  In addition Pablo from Frontline Gaming contacted us because he wanted everyone to know that his Warp Spider counts as models were converted Vanguard Veterans (in the running pose) with Grey Knight Personal Teleporters, and kit bashed guns as well.

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  • Ryan Freivalds

    AAAAAND PODCAST.

    • FailureNecron

      I think all BOLS would have to do is make it clear in the heds that they’re linking to a podcast or a video. It wouldn’t be that hard for them. 🙁

      • Gorsameth

        That would stop you from clicking this article and giving them a view

      • Parthis

        There are 14 sponsored links or Ads on this page.

        They’ll make sure you click it. It’s basically all this site is. Unfortunately there isn’t a great alternative.

        • Frank Underwood

          Try Natfka/Faeit212

    • Damien Coté

      Just do what I do; When it is a pod cast trap, I abstain from going to BOLS for a week. Not a big deal since they tend to repost articles or content from articles over and over again. Imagine if we all started doing this? They’d start losing ad revenue quick.

      See you in a week 😛

      • Valourousheart

        That is a great plan… I think I’ll join you.

        Is it sad that I long for the days when THE GIRL wrote articles about how much she loved the smell of gamers with hygiene issues.

        What a sad day, that I would consider that the glory days of this website.

        • grim_dork

          We need Brent!

    • Not only that but I’m not about to trust the guys who said there wasn’t anything good for the Eldar in Mymeara about what’s OP…

  • SupPupPup

    Please stop this. Say its a podcast in the title.

    • Damien Coté

      Just do what I do; When it is a pod cast trap, I abstain from going to BOLS for a week. Not a big deal since they tend to repost articles or content from articles over and over again. Imagine if we all started doing this? They’d start losing ad revenue quick.

      See you in a week 😛 or so

  • Julio Lenin Roman Martinez

    I wouldn’t mind listening to this podcast… if it wasn’t because it lasts forever. Half an hour would be decent and I’d give them a chance, but more than one is just “no, no” for me.

    • Valourousheart

      The issue isn’t the length of the pod cast… it is the lack of content.

      34 minutes of commercials before they get on to a topic. And they got on topic super quick this time. Most of these post list that the topic doesn’t start till 45-50 min in to it.

      Can you imagine if TV networks did that… 42 mins of commercials in a 1 hour TV block.

      • spikeybits

        we have commercials??? cool when we get those???

  • BonesoftheDesert

    …or if you’re Firefox user, get NoScript, and only allow BOLS. Skip the ads, skip the crap (unless you’re responding, then you get a few) or set it to Reader view and skip the nonsense.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    I am just not going to click on links that have interesting sounding titles on Friday.

  • J Mad

    Stupid Pod cast…….

  • Old zogwort

    You guys are wrong on the removed from play FAQ interpretation. Yes it is good but not that good. All this FAQ does is order things.
    Something does a wound, roll a Save, roll a FNP/reanimation protocol ( if you are allowed to). Check for effects that might trigger on wounds such as some removed from play abilities or some wound & warp charge gain abilities. It does not grand you the ability to take a FNP or a reanimation protocol against plain out removed from play effects that don’t need a wound to trigger.

    Q:
    Can Necron models benefit from their Reanimation Protocols special rule
    before testing to see if is removed from play by attacks such as Space
    Wolves’ Helfrost weapons or the Ravenwing Dark Talon’s stasis bomb?
    A: Yes. Necron Reanimation Protocols are taken at the same time as Feel No Pain rolls would be, to potentially avoid suffering unsaved Wounds (and any ensuing tests that suffering an unsaved Wound may cause).

    • Actually, Reanimation Protocols could be scrapped entirely. Give them FNP and be done with it. After all, Necrons do not feel pain.

      • Impy

        I really wish they would do that. It’d also get rid of the lack of counter to reanimation by adding the double strength bypass back in.

        • Grafton Is Dust

          Double Strength gives you a -1 to RPs though, I think it’s to stop them losing that unique touch. I preferred the ol’ “get back up” approach, though.

      • Old zogwort

        I actually wish that they would go back to their old mechanism, It makes them a lot creepier.

  • Grafton Is Dust

    If the title of an article is a question, the answer is probably, “no.”

  • Admiral Raptor

    Can anything be considered OP anymore? The codices have such wildly different power levels that it’s impossible to get a baseline on how potent any individual codex should be.

    • Old zogwort

      I completely agree the point efficiency has such wide variations that the point system itself becomes kinda moot. This makes OP no longer an adequate way to express these variations in point efficiency if it even was in the past.