Insider 2-27-2017

Not long ago, Chief Creative Officer and WARMACHINE and HORDES creator Matthew D. Wilson announced our plans to unite Privateer Press’ game development team and our passionate player community under the banner of Community Integrated Development. Since then, we have been working furiously behind the scenes preparing to roll out this exciting new era of WARMACHINE and HORDES.

Well, with an electrifying SmogCon (soon to be Lock & Load Europe) behind us and with Grymkin: The Wicked Harvest revealed as the new HORDES faction, it’s my distinct pleasure to announce that our very first CID cycle will kick off next Monday, March 6, 2017.

On that day, at 10 a.m. PST, Community Integrated Development will go live! You will have the opportunity to get a look at Grymkin models in detail and, if you feel so inclined, to help us put the new Faction through its paces in its final leg of development. Through CID, you can help shape the final models that will hit the tabletop starting at Lock & Load 2017 in July.

This Friday, our fearless Development Manager Oz Schoonover will be posting an Insider that will cover the nuts and bolts of the CID process as well as several key best practices for providing the most effective and useful feedback. In addition, this Insider will link to our Community Integrated Development How-To PDF, which our intrepid Playtest Coordinator Jack Coleman has labored to put together and polish in recent weeks. This detailed guide to the entire CID process will also be stickied for your convenience on our new CID forum.

Oh, did I say new CID forum? Why yes, yes I did.

As part of the launch of CID, we are rolling out a dedicated CID forum, separate and independent from our main forums. The CID forum will be the place to access and discuss the latest CID test rules and to provide feedback, both through discussion threads and via our new CID reporting tool. The Privateer development team will be interacting regularly on this forum, answering questions and partaking in discussion on the latest CID materials.

While the CID forum is not live yet, registration for it will be open on Friday when Oz's Insider goes live. The Insider on Friday will have a link to the new forums so that you will be ready to go on day one the following week.

In conjunction with the launch of the CID forum we are also undertaking some exciting and long-overdue streamlining of our current forums. However, one important thing to note is that, in order to allow us to finalize these changes for the launch, all Privateer forums will be offline from March 1 through March 5. The revamped forums will go live again alongside the new CID forum on March 6.

While this Insider provides you with the broad strokes of what to expect in the lead-up to CID next Monday, be sure to stay tuned for more specific information coming later this week.