News for August 2012
Only War Beta: Week Five
Updates From the Developers on the Only War Beta Test
Only War Beta | Published 01 August 2012

Hello Only War Beta Testers!

This week, in addition to the usual pdf update and weekly focus, we would like to share with you a couple things currently being worked on internally which we think you will be very excited about. First of all, we are working with the numbers on anti-vehicle weapon Damages and vehicle Armour values to help make combat involving vehicles more fast-moving, smooth, and fun. Second, we are investigating the Damage amounts and special abilities on certain universal starting weapons to improve the effectiveness of the average guardsman.

We are really excited for you to see these changes in the coming weeks, and for you to get your hands on these new tweaks and start talking about them. However, for now these alterations are still in progress, and we already have an excellent amount of feedback on these subjects from all of your e-mails and forum discussions. So, until we get these new numbers out to you, we would be interested in hearing your feedback on some other issues, such as this week’s focus:

Brotherhood in Battle

Your Comrade is your lifeline in battle, watching your back and fighting alongside you through thick and thin. During this week of the Only War Beta, we would like to take a closer look at your brothers-in-arms. Drawing on the experience you have gained with the Comrade system during the past weeks of this Beta, as well as your playtest sessions this week, please consider the following questions: In what areas of your roleplaying experience do you find Comrades add the most? Are there any areas in which you feel they fall short? Are there any Comrade advances that your squad feels are too powerful/useful, or too weak/ineffective? Do the experience costs of the Comrade advances feel accurate to their power level?

As always, remember that in addition to this week’s focus, feedback on any and all sections of the Beta is welcome, and feedback on any changes introduced in this week’s update is especially helpful.

Week Five Update (high-res pdf, 27.8 MB)
Week Five Update (low-res pdf, 2.2 MB)

Make sure to remember to download this week’s update, and check the Beta support page for all the most recent updated to the Only War Beta rules.

Only War is a Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying game in which players take on the roles of soldiers in the Imperial Guard, the galaxy-spanning armies of the God-Emperor. In the face of overwhelming opposition, Guardsmen fight against mankind’s many enemies for the very survival of humanity and the continuation of the Imperium’s dominance over space. The Only War beta is your chance to offer feedback on the development of Only War, helping FFG craft the best possible game.

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