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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-19-10, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Been a avid subscriber to white dwarf for many years. briefly have a two yr gap at around 19 to 21 when i did not buy it, But from the age of 14 to 26 have collected and read every one.

My question is is White Dwarf getting crap? Last three or four issues have really struggled to read them and there has been some crap articles in it. Jervis Johnston two pages every month is one of them. and the whole crap fluff being invented for new releases (its as if they (really really) can't be bothered to put any thought behind it any more). That and the regular price increases that they are making is putting me off big style.

So what do you think?

Crap or not post your views as well as your poll.

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Yes. Until the last one I would have said it was more of an advertisement rather than a hobby magazine. Here's hoping they turn it round.

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A few months ago I would have said they were slowly getting better. Now they're just sinking back to the level they were a year ago.
I don't for a minute expect them to get back to the good old days of the 90s and before but it's GW'S magazine and I suppose they can do what they want with it.
I just flick through it in the news agents now and apart from the painting guides (Which are good but after 20+ years in the hobby not that neccessary for me) There is nothing that would make me shell out that kind of money.

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I've really noticed a downhill spiral of quality in the short time I've been reading them, when my subscription ran out at the end of last year I just decided I wasn't going to waste any more money on them.

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Its not been good since waayyyy back at Issue 200.
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Yes, it's a damn shame that a magazine with so much potential is wasted on nothing but advertisements. Thankfully us hobbyists have other avenues to pursue for worthwhile hobby info.
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$10 a piece for one huge GW add? No thanks.

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The last issue of WD I think I bought was way back when 2ed. was just released. They had new rules for the new models and expansion rules for Space Hulk, Hero Quest and such in almost every issue. Back then it was worth getting as there was something new coming out every month or so, and it was the way to get your Warhammer, 40K, Space Hulk etc. updates and info. Now, the internet has done away with WD needing to be in print. It should be a monthly e-zine that you can subscribe to. When I do go to my local GW or LGS, I flip through the latest copy, see nothing of real interest and then laugh at the price on the cover while returning it to the shelf for it to collect the dust it so justly deserves.
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Its sad that there used to be a time when you had to get to your local store within a day or two to get your WD issue or you'd miss out if you weren't a subscriber... now at my local, you can get back issues from months ago on the shelf.
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Its sad that there used to be a time when you had to get to your local store within a day or two to get your WD issue or you'd miss out if you weren't a subscriber... now at my local, you can get back issues from months ago on the shelf.
shame you can't get them from a few years back

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