- Apr 26, 2011
Carefull there, someone might think youre a fanboy with the way youre desperatly trying to defend a company thats known for selling their own souls to make a quick buck.Leon Declis said:Well, the last edition update was 3 years ago, which had some MAJOR problems. 7th Edition has fixed almost all of them, and is widely agreed to actually be the most fun and (mostly) balanced edition since 4th.Karadalis said:ANOTHER updated ruleset for warhammer 40k?
Wasnt there one just last year? You know GW.. maybe you throwing to much shit around might be a reason why you hurt so much right now.. you know.. besides being total douchebags to your fans and customers... and overcharging by a giant margin for your products that have lost alot of quality in recent years (finecast/cratercast)... and butchering your own lore (speezmereenes inside speezmereenes)
Also, you say they're being douchebags because.... They are now releasing all those models they removed because they can now get around Chapterhouse feeding off their IP, or is it because of their amazing customer service, or perhaps it's because that people have complained about their rules not being updated so now GW has vastly increased their production... Maybe it's the way they revamped White Dwarf so people always have something interesting every week, another complaint fixed, or is it their famously amazing customer service?
No, that's right, they're massive arseholes because they don't listen only to you or the prices are high.
They are douchebags for suing fansites out of existance, trying to sue an author for using the word "space marine" in his/her book, Treating their customers like crap and butchering their own IPs in the name of the allmighty dollar so blatantly that even hardcore fans are not giving a fuck anymore. They totaly destroyed the black library with their "pay 3 dollars for 12 pages mini stories" bullcrap when 15-20 dollars used to get you a 300 page long novel.
They release "updated" rulebooks every year or so that you have to buy for full price over and over and over again. Im sorry but if you have to buy a new book to be able to keep playing your army every year or so its not going to happen. Especialy that each time a new codex for your army comes out you can spin the "what did they fucked up this time to promote their new OP shit" wheel of fortune and hope that your army will somehow still be usable afterwards. Meanwhile other armies havent seen a codex in over a decade by now (sisters of grey knight sacrifice anyone?)
Also please explain to me when space marines inside of space marines ever where a thing before they where introduced to have a new shiny toy that absolutely doesnt fit into the lore just to have a new shiny overprized toy to sell?
Games workshop is hurting.. and its hurting bad. It doesnt matter what little growth there is in forge world when the main manufacturer cant peddle his wares anymore to a large enough audience. And you rooting for them wont change that.
And the fact that there are now alot of Mini wargame systems out there that are alot cheaper while having better rules and more affordable minis with decent quality is only one more nail in their coffin.
You can like them as much as you want but the writings on the wall. Either they get their shit together and act like a business or they will ram said business right into the ground.
Their stuff is to expensive and the market wont buy it anymore given the alternatives of those who are still interested in miniature wargaming.
Thats the cold hard truth of the matter.