RICK Priestly has spilled the beans and GW profits are sliding.
Please tell me how "B" company will replace it I really want to know. In fact what can people actively do to force a management change at GW?
It would be fantastic if at Gen-Con and Games Day a petition/movement started to stop buying their products at retail cost. I think the second hand market could support the community for years. And if that can't fill the need some Chinese dude could start cutting deals (remember Warstore? cheep wholesale figs.)
Something needs to be done until Games Workshop starts making and supporting games again. And that roughly means writers.
I mean you all understand that staying in business means selling something people want to buy?
If gw has only shit, but people are buying shit, then they will keep selling shit.
Why do people buy shit? I have no idea, other than because people are idiots.
I never took the gaming community to be idiots. Gaming people were usually those of some academic quality. I know the culture has become a bastion of lazy Play Station kids and nerd glorification has reached a discussing threshold. But the legacy of gaming still owes its roots to an educated class.
GW may not be the future of gaming. Frankly GW's future looks like that of a toy company. Children will quickly grow tired of toys and adults will seek games that are creatively stimulating. When adults go looking for games of value they will not be looking to GW in the future. The market has already spoken in this regard and GW's competition in table top gaming is sizable. GW's share in real gaming stores shrinks every year and more nimble companies are on the cutting edge of this hobby.
It is only through thuggery and brand recognition that the company still holds it's market. Everyone can see that the talent is gone at GW. And the echo of the golden age of Specialist games and 6th edition fantasy can't hold it together anymore.
GW will declare bankruptcy. They will sell off their assests to pay debtors and spin off modestly successful parts of the business like the video game licensing and black library.
Tom Kirby has confirmed that due to genetic factors there will always be a supply of (mostly male) people who want to own a massive amount of minis. GW will never go out of business because of that.
I don't play anymore because it is too expensive.. and I have full time job.
How come they have such crazy prices? I would start again if they halved their prices... is the cost to produce these plastic models really that expensive?
the stuff about Christmas, they didn't really do a big slashy release. Some new single minis hidden in starter sets, which is not really a great thing if you ask me. I just want a new techpreist, I don't need any more leman russes thank you very much.
I did buy a bunch off betrayal at calth stuff, but from eBay, cus fuck that carbord shit gimme dat sweet sweet plastic hearesy goodness. It should have been much more than what it was. 4 units and two characters is kinda the most the release at once nowadays, but it still feels really small in the scope of the Horus Heresy.
But rick prestly leaving was inevitable, GW has been slowing sinking. The combination of going puplic and lord of the rings, forced them to push way harder then they should. They did the math and figured the collectible market is so much bigger than the wargaming market, that they had to do it cus of MUH shareholders.
The best hope is some golden Messiah nerd king with 30million dollers to burn buys them out right, gets rid of the shareholders, and pumps that bitch full of old times goodness we all miss.
During my traveling years ( when I made great money), I played a lot of 3.5.
Bought dozens of books.
Now I am more limited on time and cash, so not as much play.
A couple of my buddies wanted to try the vamp games, but we didn't much get into them.
>basically we spend no cash on our gaming anymore
I tried to get us to make a trip to the game shop and check out some new stuff...everyone said " fuck that, we can download something ".
If miniatures stop selling (even though I don't buy them), I fear all gaming will take a hit, as ttrpgs will become a nonvisual thing.
Remember that a frighteningly large chunk of the gaming community has only played games from exactly one company.. Their intelligence is irrelevant, if you have only played a bad game you will never grasp how fucking terrible that game is.
Really we can't find a nerd out there with a cool 30 million. Someone call the Russians, if that fails ask the Koreans.
That does not make fluff and the models themselves unimportant.
'Different races of engineered humans' is one of the least interesting things in science fiction to me.
The aesthetic does not really appeal to me at all.
I never got the brand insulating tactic. I have never meet a game store owner that thought highly of GW. In fact they all hated GW. But this is where whole generations of gamers were raised. GW stores have been a losing idea for 15 years now and they have never been a place where creative gaming occurs. Hell they never even stocked the GW games I was interested in.
I think game stores will be around a long time after all the GW stores are closed. Everyone knows what Warhammer is, maybe it is time they started focusing on the broader gaming culture again?
And I know this sounds like the most outlandish thing you have ever heard but maybe it is time that they let other companies games into their stores. I have no doubt that GW products would still be dominant in such an arrangement. But maybe those locations might also start to turn a profit if they made their locations a center of hobby gaming in general. Hell even put in a comic book rack.
I like your Pic of the city fight cover. An entire codex of fluff about an insurgent cult uprising and not a single cultist figures in the GW line at the time. You still cant make an effective Choas Cultist force but those are the only GW miniatures I have purchased in the last ten years. Pic related.
Haven't there been like 8 games venting their frustration with 40k? WARZONE was one of the best.