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What killed GW was their "we are a models company"; erm, no. Most older collectors will buy it for the models because the rules suck ass and the community... erm yeah, what am I kidding myself for? The community is none existent anymore, thanks to transitory sales from children getting one or two big christmas presents.

The rules don't back up the game, with the exception of "the big new"; Riptides, Wraithknights, Baledrakes, Centurions, etc. These new pieces of kit aren't necessarily bad, it's just that with the exception of these new models, the rest of the rules for the most part suck.

For those who get into either Chaos or Dark Angels from the box set, they've got the two worst armies in the game right now.

For a modelling company, some of the new ones are looking distinctly child-like and cost too much for it. Comparison sized airfix kits not only have much more detail on them but cost comparatively less. Compare a Wraithknight to say an Airfix type 45 destroyer; it's a 1:350 scale, which puts it around 18" in size; the Wraithknight is what, half that? And requires no skill or patience to put together at all. That's what a modelling company is; not what GW is.

They forget that many people actually game, or would game if the rules supported their armies. But as it stands, they don't. So people don't play. And all those newcomers which spent £200 on creating a new army of Space Marines only to find out they suck because they went up against Tau, Eldar, Eld-tau, Tau-dar, or Eldar-Dark Eldar and have NO CHANCE of winning are going to get pissed off.



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As has been stated many times before @emporershand89 orange text = sarcasm
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Yes GW's reduced profits and drop in share price are soley to with the fluff of their games. In fact if they were to hire you as head writer and allowed you to retcon everything over night then all would be well again. We would enter into a new golden age of 40k...
Don't be silly Jacobite, the primary reason GW is suffering a drop in their sales is because of advent of competition from games like Warmachine and Infinity. The fact that their fluff is narrowed in scope and depth since the game's inception doesn't help, if they took more care with their fluff they might be able to mitigate their losses with better book sales and a decent movie. But the core of their problem is the assumption that fans will not jump ship and the assumption that they can recruit new players among a video game saturated marketplace.

I appreciate your vote in confidence in my fluff ability.
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They should hire you as CEO as well. Seems your handle on the problems of GW is as good as your thoughts on fluff. I'm sure the job offer is in the mail.
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These hills have trolls.
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Oh I'm well aware of that. The weather is shit and I'm bored.
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They should hire you as CEO as well. Seems your handle on the problems of GW is as good as your thoughts on fluff. I'm sure the job offer is in the mail.

Why on this good Earth would I want to take a pay cut and move to England?
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Shhhhhh....some trolls are skiddish and will sever what little social contract they get from a computer screen if spooked.
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Shhhhhh....some trolls are skiddish and will sever what little social contract they get from a computer screen if spooked.

And yet here you are.
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