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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostTue Aug 19, 2014 11:49 am

Having played and owned GW armies for years, I have to say the recent behaviour in the last year by the company has been the breaking point for me. Fine cast, price increases, edition releases too quickly with the latest 40k, army books going over to hardback with said price increase, decreasing the numbers of models in sets, badly written or imbalanced army books for 40k, hideous and/or unimaginative models, the hideous new website also annoys me, specialist games going, models being discontinued without notice, amongst other things. I looked at my half finished Dark Elf army, and realised it would take twice what it already cost me to finish it with the new releases and price increases, and realised I could start three or four other games for the same price.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostThu Jul 02, 2015 12:34 am

Ditto all of the above.

For GW the 'bang:buck' ratio is long gone. If I want to smash bricks together I will go out and buy 2 breezeblocks. :lol:

40k is a case of list/codex hammer, great for hanging out with mates but to be fair at that price I'd rather play a plethora of other games including DZC (sold to me as being tactical and balanced but not as intense as other games!) I have 1 fluff army and 1 old metal army that I keep for niceness. I sold the rest because I couldn't be bothered keeping up with codex creep.

Fantasy was fubar after 7th (a good set of rules but no codex balance). I keep my lizardmen for nostaliga. But they won't get used I guess!

LOL at specialist games which they dropped the ball horribly on.

To be honest with such a toxic community, terrible customer relations (customer service is excellent but not relations), sheer corporate greed when they go it will be sad, but from a point of nostalgia. Most of us started with GW but most of us left the abusive relationship too.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostMon Jul 27, 2015 6:51 am

The worst thing about GW is that they always slightly tweak the rulebook or codex and then say everybody needs the new version. It put's us younger people of as well because its around £120 to start the game. That is why I love Hawk's starter set which gives you a discount of £60!!! Also white dwarf is just a over priced catalogue with a few battle reports. That's it, now its all out there. Just why GW? WHY? :cry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQswdWdJy6c
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostTue Aug 04, 2015 10:56 am

All companies make changes to their rule books. Unfortunately for GW they seem to have rushed them and don't play test them.

Hawk make changes and the living rules forum post is OK however if you're unaware of the forum their not part of the errata and FAQ on the sales site.

GW is Microsoft of the 90's and 2000's. The "big bad". Hell I've hated GW for too long regarding their price increases but I've never been bothered about changes of rules. I see myself as a collector. I build armies with units I like. If you buy and run a list and don't change anything then you will suffer when the newer rule book/change comes out.

The change between 6th and 7th was "annoying". plain and simple. Then the releases of newer codex's that are less than 2 years old is even worse. I completely agree with people rage quitting the hobby and moving to another system however it may also be an over reaction.


People who claim GW has less than a few years left are wrong. They may have a few years left before some one buys them out but their a while off from "folding".

This all being said how crazy would it be if a big studio company like Disney etc buys them out and turns their IP into crazy good movies?!?
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostTue Sep 22, 2015 7:33 pm

wilsonian wrote:This all being said how crazy would it be if a big studio company like Disney etc buys them out and turns their IP into crazy good movies?!?

Maybe South Park will make an episode about the way they did with Star Wars. :D
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostTue Sep 22, 2015 10:48 pm

Natural Selection at its finest. A lot of promising budding tabletop games are ready to fill the void left by GWs eventual collapse.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostWed Sep 23, 2015 10:32 am

Lanz wrote:Natural Selection at its finest. A lot of promising budding tabletop games are ready to fill the void left by GWs eventual collapse.

+1, if only it could be accelerated instead of the long drawn out like TSR was back in the day.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostFri Sep 25, 2015 9:23 am

Im okay with draw out, gives me time to sell of some of it.
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostMon Sep 28, 2015 2:51 pm

It wouldn't have helped the company that at the recent AGM they clearly stated the are only interested in people who buy the models. The rules are more like a serving suggestion!
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Re: The Games Workshop stock crash

PostMon Sep 28, 2015 3:59 pm

I mean, who would have thought that a company called GAMES Workshop would be expected to only sell models and not have games to play with those models........ oddly a lot of model companies end up producing games and yet GW seems to want to do the reverse, presumably so they can get rid of all those highly paid games devs and make themselves even more profitable!
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