Tuesday, 22 February 2011

At it again...GW are evil even when they do good apparently...



Stay Gold.


Sigh, with heavy heart and axe weighing heavy in my hand, I came across this:

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/talk/msg.mv?id=848998

Particular gems include:

"Maybe they had to raise the price to offset the Mantic models being used to fill out WHFB armies?
Also, here's the direct link to the blog review"

What?!  A complete non-sequitur.

"I'd be happy with a 20 page no frills PDF, I wish that was an option.

Not going to do a lot for GWs profits though………….."


How dare a commercial company who trades in an IP based on fluff include that fluff in their products, and make it physical, and actually, hang on...a quick search of any torrent site and you can have your stupid PDF for free...so a non point...although theft is bad...

"Or just one over-arching armies book that covered them all in one go…
Not that there's as much money to be had in that."

So...is it too much fluff and too many pages? or Not enough pages and not enough background info?  And again we are back to juvenile moaning about price on a luxury item that is entirely optional, but still costs less than a decent meal at a halfway decent cafe( took my partner out for a burger in Glasgow...cost more than a battlebox, at the cheap place).

However my favorite is :

"3rd edition rocks. I think the greying of the hobby is the thing most TMPers aren't getting any younger. GW of old had a big impact on my early wargaming life. In later life I just want to go back to the WFB and 40K I enjoyed in my youth the new stuff just doesn't have the same appeal."


Newsflash, as you get older, things and people change.

I read the above comment as:

"I wish I could go back but I cant.  I wish I was a young , fit , carefree youth without a grown up job and adult responsibilities, but more than any of this, more than even wanting eternal youth, I wish the books and games, that cost the same in relative terms, of my youth never changed, never grew old.

I want to be young, when summers lasted forever and pretty girls lay in the grass with a cheeky grin, we would drink Ginger Beer and dance at the hop before running home naked in the rain, or world was beautiful, and nothing could hurt us...for we were young, heartache to heartache we stood, we were invincible!
I WISH THAT WARGAMING STAYED GOLD, PONYBOY!"

I like to imagine that 3rdEd rocks guy watches VH1 on an endless loop while smashing mirrors and clocks.


TTFN.




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