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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostWed Feb 12, 2014 5:26 am

Looking further back on my IPhone when I was able to nab a wifi hotspot it's still above what it was two years ago. Looks like as some mentioned it was roundabouts when they started screwing over their players more with edition changes, Finecast, and the book types. $8 a share thought might be worth it but at max it's only hit $12 a piece so stockholders really aren't helping much. The forecast isn't as bad compared to other company's jumps.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSun Feb 23, 2014 1:44 am

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... od2380151a

This sprang up yesterday. It's an incredible model for sure, but in my mind, $140 is an absolutely ridiculous amount of money to spend on a single model. $140 can practically buy oneself a complete 1000pt army in DZC.

I've taken recent interest in GW's old specialist games like Warmaster and Warmaster Ancients, but their WH and WH40k lines are getting out of hand.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostFri Feb 28, 2014 1:40 am

I starter out with GW, It was a great company in the days of Rogue trader and Thrudd the Barbarian.
Still love the fiction but everyone at our gaming club stopped playing.
The main reason was GW making your existing army unusable.

I started out with Slann but when the army was stopped I started a Squat army which was also dropped, later on I thought a genestealer cult army would be a good idea but that went too, so really annoyed at this point and decided to stick with a popular army and brought loads of the Harlequin boxed sets and Dreadnoughts and jetbikes but guess what less than two years pass and that army was stopped too :cry: Gave up on 40k for a while and decided to start a fantasy Kislev army and yep you can guess what happened to that :x all the armys were large and fully painted but basically might as well have been sold for scrap value for what I managed to claw back when I sold them, Could almost have put up with the cash lost but the 1000's of hours wasted painting them actually stopped me playing for quite a few years :(

So a few years down the line I decide to start up again with a the new released Black templars army, it was really popular so I figured it would never get stopped or messed around with.
So first brought some troops, 3 whirlwinds a commander with terminator bodyguard, 3 Dreads and 3 units of jump troops.
Within a few years a new codex came out and I had to ditch my whirlwinds and hack up my infantry and jump troops to fit in with the alterations, so basically had to make a nearly new army.

Now the new codex was released and the whirlwinds are back but have already sold mine as I could not use them before and im not gonna pay £90 to get another unit, My terminator bodygurd unit is now an elite choice so will have to get rid of a dread or them, all my jump troops had storm shields that will now have to be hacked off as no option for them anymore, Infantry also need some major remodeling and ran out of spare arms so that was the last straw for me and the last time i played a game that i loved for over 20 years :(

So anywhoo if I could give any game company some advice it would be, Don't mess about with existing units models or armys that people have spent a lot of time and money building, painting and playing with and in my case getting very attatched to.
Adding new stuff is great as is maybe changing the odd rule hear and there but GW made a lot of people really angry and upset and left feeling really really bitter with the we dont give a poop about your beloved army attitude of GW.

If they die a horrible painful death I will actually feel almost compensated for the mental suffering they have caused me. I only hope another company with some level of compassion or even a soul buys the rights and manages to save what was once a great game.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostFri Feb 28, 2014 8:37 am

@Jonny-M41A
Now that is horrible bad luck-you should never bet on horse racing or anything like it...

In your case I would have sued them ;)
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man ON fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life...
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSat Mar 01, 2014 12:03 am

Its not just me, One of my best mates done the cursed founding space marines fire falcons or something like that(think it was the original legion of the damned before they went renegade) the army was dropped, His fantasy army was chaos dwarves which was also dropped.

He actually gave up on GW just due to that :(

One of the members of staff that worked at our local store told me he had a massive imperial robot army supported by the penal legion guards(the dudes with the explosive collars) and when that lot was dropped he melted them down for casting his own models.

I think I was just a sucker for punishment to keep coming back for so long :?
I cannot imagine any other wargames company doing that to there fans, don't see Dave suddenly deciding to wipe one of the faction out of existance just because it sells a bit less than the others.
If i just cursed this by saying that im sorry, (Please not again, cant take it again ahhhh)
Sorry just gonna go and rock in a corner for a while now and think about my beloved squats :shock:
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSat Mar 01, 2014 12:11 am

I was a Tyranid player, have loved them since 2nd. But man, it's like GW has been trying to force Tyranid players out of the game with the last couple codices and rules of 5th and 6th. So I took their hint and bailed. RIP Hive Fleet Hephaestus :cry:
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSat Mar 01, 2014 12:26 am

Did you have the Tyranid Zoats, Primarch, gene hoasts or Hybrids? they were some of the coolest models but think they got dropped in forth edition.
Yeah reaction fire and getting stranded after assaults really hurt the nids, It was hard enough before having to spend several turns getting shot to bits while you close on the enemy.
Anyway my sympathy for the loss of Hive Fleet Hephaestus. :(
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSun Mar 02, 2014 12:33 am

My orks suffered a similar fate with 6th Ed but I refuse to get rid of my models.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSun Mar 02, 2014 12:43 am

The rules were definitely a kick to Nids, but it wasn't that that put me off. It's that GW really does a goodjob of making people know that Nids are an afterthought for them. 6e has been a constant stream of "New stuff for everyone!!! *cough*exceptnids*cough*", and then the horribly lazy copy-paste Nid codex. Man, what an insult. GW gives them no love what-so-ever. A gaming company shouldn't so blatantly have favorite armies and armies they borderline don't acknowledge.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostSun Mar 02, 2014 8:40 am

This topic should be renamed 'The hating on GW circlejerk'
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