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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-01-12, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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This is, in my opinion, one of the most brilliant moves by GW in this new rulebook, from a business standpoint (allies and fortifications being the big ones). I am of course, referring to the mentions of including new fortification rules and unique terrain not in codexes, but in the once hallowed pages of everyone's favorite tree-killer. Now, we all know that White Dwarf has in recent years become a shadow of its former self, but it seems like GW is trying to revitalize it. This also adds increased credence to the rumors that GW may add ally only forces to WD, not to mention any number of other goodies that could start appearing. I never thought WD was worth the cost of admission, but if this speculation is true and GW actually turns the rag around, I may consider a subscription in the near future. Well played, GW... Well played.
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Very true, I normally only buy white dwarf once every 6 months when something I am intereseted about pops up, I have found that there has been somthing interesting in every issue that I have wanted to look at for the past 7 months. I would loe to know if these rumours are true.

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I doubt anything good will suddenly crop up in wd just because of 6th, gw has had all of 5th to post good things in WD...and didn't, why change now?
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I doubt anything good will suddenly crop up in wd just because of 6th, gw has had all of 5th to post good things in WD...and didn't, why change now?
Because WD isn't running red hot off the press, onto shelves and immediately into the shopping trolley?

Seems like a good business practice, reviewing whether a magazine that is simply an advertising catalogue earns more money than one that contributes value to a product.

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Yep, the reason it never ran hot off the press, on to shelves and into trollies is because it has been shit all through 5th, so nobody wanted it...plus being 4.50 for asswipe is allot of money
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Yep, the reason it never ran hot off the press, on to shelves and into trollies is because it has been shit all through 5th, so nobody wanted it...plus being 4.50 for asswipe is allot of money
So you agree that WD doesn't sell well because there's nothing good in it, but don't believe it'll get any better because there's not been anything good in it for a while?

Do you really believe any company is stupid enough to employ an entire team of people to produce a magazine that's not selling, and wont try to do anything about it? (or is it solely GW who you give that little credit to?)

I'd love to see more new options appearing in WD - along with the old compendium/annuals they used to release that collected them together. It'd be a great way for GW to add options to armies that need a bit of a refresh without having to release a new codex. Can we start with releasing a collection of anti-aircraft guns for all the non-imperial races next month?
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Not been a good article for a while?, are you even bothering to read what I said?, 5th didn't come out last month you know, its several years, and WD has had nothing decent for several years, so my opinion isn't based off wd being shit for a couple of months, its been shit for years, why change now?, they had an entire 40k edition to be good, they failed.
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Not been a good article for a while?, are you even bothering to read what I said?, 5th didn't come out last month you know, its several years, and WD has had nothing decent for several years, so my opinion isn't based off wd being shit for a couple of months, its been shit for years, why change now?, they had an entire 40k edition to be good, they failed.
"A while" is an undetermined period of time - I didn't say it meaning to imply a short period, just wanted to save myself retyping "for the entire of 5th edition". Yes, I read what you said.

I just don't get the attitude that comes from people around the internet that everything that GW ever does, or ever will be, is going to be bad (not directed at you specifically, you just happen to be the person who I was asking in this thread).

Is it really so difficult to believe that they recognise that they've gone wrong with WD over the last few years and might try to change it?
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They should do yes, but they don't, it should not take 1 year for gw to learn from its cock ups, its been several years and they still haven't, any amount of years extra will make no difference
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I think it's really unfair to say there hasnt been a good article in wd, iv enjoyed several things in it and have found some of it usefull. And I don't see it as to expensive, Christ people will pay a lot more for a magazine with semi famous peoples tits in or furniture tips


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