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Zion 08-20-13 03:18 AM

GW Launching New Site in 2014
 
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via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
New GW-Site!
Games Workshop will launch a new Internet-Site in April 2014. The new Site will bring back Hobby content and other stuff. The Online shop will include Black Library Products and at the end of the year 2014 Forgeworld. The success of Horus Heresy moved GW to this.
My guess is that it's a revamped site/webstore. I do find this plausible, after all they've done the same thing in the past, but I won't put my money on it right this second for sure.

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This is only partially rumor, the new site itself was revealed in their most recent share holder statement, new online store (and except for WD daily, that's all the site really is) coming 2014 :D
So yeah, a site redesign is coming. Yay?

EDIT: Finally located the shareholder statement and the information:

http://investor.games-workshop.com/w...ement-2013.pdf

"Our online shop is doing well. Sales are up to 14.4 million from 13.1 million. During the year we built a new one and will be testing it over the coming year. It is planned to be fully operational in April 2014. The online world is in constant flux. New things become possible, new ways of behaving become the norm, legislation requires extra safeguards, and so on. We need to continually invest and change to ensure it remains a pleasant shopping experience for our customers."

Jacobite 08-20-13 03:24 AM

Hopefully it's more successful than the redesigned WD has been.

Personally I can't see hobby articles making a return to GW site unless it's in a pay to view section.

Battman 08-20-13 04:54 AM

Sounds quite interesting wonder how this will fit into their money grabbing ways high model sales?

tu_shan82 08-20-13 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacobite (Post 1406359)
Hopefully it's more successful than the redesigned WD has been.

Personally I can't see hobby articles making a return to GW site unless it's in a pay to view section.

I don't know whether GW would actually be greedy enough or or stupid enough to actually charge outright for hobby content on their site, but I could see them monetising it some how, perhaps by making it available as "bonus" material available to download when you spend a certain amount in their online store or to WD subscribers or something along the like. Then again this is GW we're talking about, they'll probably will charge people outright for the content and try and disguise it as something like an "online fan club" with "free" hobby content and "special" promotion deals where people think they're getting something cheaper for themselves, but not really, just like these one click bundles. Also I think this will make things a lot harder for lovers of FW too if they do end up launching a new website and merging FW and BL into it. At the moment it's actually cheaper for people in Australia to buy Forge World stuff than it is to buy the plastic kits from the parent company. What this means is that a lot of people, mainly SM and IG players, buy stuff from FW to save money. GW know this, and they also know that they're losing sales because of it, so in true, prickish, GW style I can see them marking up the price of FW at a similar rates to the plastic kits for each individual country's store.

Jace of Ultramar 08-20-13 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Battman (Post 1406376)
Sounds quite interesting wonder how this will fit into their money grabbing ways high model sales?

I don't know, but, I hope they include Tyranid edition Doritos.

neilbatte 08-20-13 03:06 PM

Hopefully it will be easier to navigate than the crap we have now and more hobby content could only be a good thing but I wont hold my breath.

Adramalech 08-21-13 02:40 PM

Honestly, if your life is made so crappy by the fact that GW prices are worse in Australia, why not move to Florida or Arizona here in the US? It'd be about the same climate...

OgreChubbs 08-21-13 03:25 PM

Simple it shall be a pay to view website. It makes sense after all they removed all content that told you about the hobby made you pay for a flyer that they give out at wal-mart for free. So the next logical step is to view a model you pay x amount or by month/year sub.

Or even better in order to excess the website you need to enter a valid credit card. It will be like a 1960's peep show. They will show you all but the goodies and make you pay for that.

Haskanael 08-21-13 04:04 PM

sounds interesting I'll be keeping my eyes peeled on that,

on the hobbhy articles part, I can see GW trying to charge for it or ask monehy for exclusive content.

tu_shan82 08-21-13 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Adramalech (Post 1406845)
Honestly, if your life is made so crappy by the fact that GW prices are worse in Australia, why not move to Florida

Too many fucking Cubans. There's two things I don't like in this world and that's intolerance of other cultures and nationalities, and fucking Cubans. Lol.


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