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post #1 of 126 (permalink) Old 12-30-10, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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I know White Dwarf has had much criticism over the last few years as its content to advert ratio has become even more poorly balanced.

But do you think it has reached a point where maybe GW should cut its losses and stop the magazine?

Paper based magazines are becoming less profitable and circulations shrink such that a single target niche magazine which only serves one audience seems hardly viable.

Or should GW keep it going for nostalgias sake? do you think there is any viability in it still?

Finally how about White Dwarf online? should there be an online or mobile media version with pay per issue? or does it just not translate?
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Let the Hobbyists write it rather than the businessmen, put back the scenery-making articles and bring back the White Dwarf Postbox. That was useful, that was. Now the only letters we get to read are the ones that Jervis puts in Standard Bearer and then doesn't write about. Support the Specialist Games and have a fairly balanced amount of space for each games system. Do fun or historically important (Battle for Macragge, Iyanden vs. Kraken etc.) Battle Reports. Then White Dwarf will be awesome once more.

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Return great fluffy articles like the Chapter approved series. I quite like the idea of the readers and the fans writing and publishing articles in the magazine. A sort of hub for the fans if you will. I believe there might be more interest arise in the hobbyists of the game.

And will someone please assasinate Jervis friggin Johnson already! His standard bearer articles have already made the magazine 10x crapper as it is.


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I buy it now and again, even though I have to take out a second Mortgage to do so. Unfortunately, I always expect too much from the magazine and I am always disappointed. Too many adverts, too many battle reports (a recent one had 3). Not enough down-to-earth basics. As mentioned before… how about input from the hobbyists and gamers themselves.
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theres a thread thats sorta related to this, Link

but yes, White Dwarf really is no longer worth buying.

they used to have a web-zine, anyone remember the Black Gobo?

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they don't need to stop making it, they just need to stop making it so shit.

tell jervis to fuck off
reduce the number of ads
make battle reports real
get fat bloke back
and reduce the cost to something more realistic.

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Best use of common sense I have heard all day!


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I don't really have much to add above what others have already said but it has been kinda sad to watch the decline of the magazine over the last couple of years. I still buy it for the painting articles now and then, but I rarely read Jervis' articles, and the battle reports are rigged to sell whatever the new release is.... It is kinda sad in all honest. Stephen I am going to second a vote to return the Chapter Approved articles at least they were a good read.

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When it was 6 bucks, fat bloke ran it, and it had real fucking articles in it, it was great.

Now I am paying for a catalog that has crap in it.

I get much better information from Model mags and this website.
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Get Chapter Approved back, give Jervis 10 extra pages, and terrain making tutorial and we are fine...

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