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Market value dips can have way more to do with the general state of confidence in said market than the performance of individual companies. Right now there is a wobble in the market that has been causing value fluctuiations accross the boards, GW is simply feeling that wobble, nothing more or less....

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Market value dips can have way more to do with the general state of confidence in said market than the performance of individual companies. Right now there is a wobble in the market that has been causing value fluctuiations accross the boards, GW is simply feeling that wobble, nothing more or less....
this is something that i had considered, too.
consistent with the rest that i had seen.
but then again, the graph shows a rather precipitous drop.
one need not doubt the leadership to see a player in a bad position.
boardgames and gaming generally are doing well.
people miss time together after two decades binging on Internets and cellies,
and many are coming together within structured spaces afforded by games.

what the warhammer universe had going for it was its universal mythos.
originally, it was a synthesis of existing and emerging popular culture and deep tradition.
this is something that is difficult to quantify, but i think that its value was under-rated by gw.
they traded it in for something less valuable.
at least that is what the people who are dropping gw stock seem to be teaching me with that diagram.

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I know it's not relevant to the discussion, and it's not intended as any kind of ad hominem, but must you write your posts in what appears to be some kind of attempted haiku?

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I'm all out of fucks for GW these days.

I might pick up Blood Bowl, but I only top up my paints from there these days. I imagine a lot of people are the same or similar.


And despite the company's general cuntish attitude to the fanbase, I can't see them going anywhere soon.


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I'm all out of fucks for GW these days.

I might pick up Blood Bowl, but I only top up my paints from there these days. I imagine a lot of people are the same or similar.


And despite the company's general cuntish attitude to the fanbase, I can't see them going anywhere soon.
Only thing I get at GW are paints and codexes because I like to read them

If I could get the colors I wanted out there I wouldn't even be buying paints there.

I don't feel like buying models because you never know when they're going to decide to squat an army.
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If I could get the colors I wanted out there I wouldn't even be buying paints there.
"I buy products from this company, but if this company didn't make this product then I wouldn't shop there" isn't exactly a damning indictment of GW.

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I don't feel like buying models because you never know when they're going to decide to squat an army.
Yeah, that thing they did once twenty years ago and then again recently with a failing game system. Ever put money into a Kickstarter that fell over? Bought shares in a business that tanked? Used a product that was discontinued? 'I don't want to buy things because one day it might get discontinued' isn't a problem in itself as a mentality, but you have to refuse to buy or own anything because everything gets discontinued or made redundant eventually. Making a single exception for GW is kind of silly, right?

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Being pretty new to 40k, I don't get what GW has done to piss so many people off.
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Being pretty new to 40k, I don't get what GW has done to piss so many people off.
It's best to steer clear of threads like this, they're pretty toxic and exist to basically deride GW with funhouse mirror opinions masquerading as facts.
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"I buy products from this company, but if this company didn't make this product then I wouldn't shop there" isn't exactly a damning indictment of GW.



Yeah, that thing they did once twenty years ago and then again recently with a failing game system. Ever put money into a Kickstarter that fell over? Bought shares in a business that tanked? Used a product that was discontinued? 'I don't want to buy things because one day it might get discontinued' isn't a problem in itself as a mentality, but you have to refuse to buy or own anything because everything gets discontinued or made redundant eventually. Making a single exception for GW is kind of silly, right?
If it was just them saying that they're going to discontinue making something I honestly wouldn't have a problem with it.

But by squatting it I can no longer use that army in a GW store, which is the only place I can play.
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It's best to steer clear of threads like this, they're pretty toxic and exist to basically deride GW with funhouse mirror opinions masquerading as facts.
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