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post #71 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-03-12, 04:42 PM
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Things I like:

I like the digital idea with the interactive models, chapters and rules very nice to see that in there.
The model pictures and 360 deg videos are nice for getting a good look at models you don't have or for checking out how a certain bit was painted.
The colour pictures and the detail of the ipads screen make it look beautiful.

Things I don't like:

No Iphone version
Cost
Apple only I agree PDF codex's are a must

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Are they planning on updating the codex's with new rules etc?
Are the above things included in the original price, or am I expected to forkout more for an update?
When the new codex is released for 6th edition wil my 5th edition one just update or again am I expected to blow £25 on a new one?
Do the rules for the weapons and units include the errata documents in the codex or is that still separate, I hope for their sake the errata is included or they will have roally cocked up their.
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I can't say whether or not GW is putting in iPad-specific features to these digital codexes, but I have both an iPhone and iPad, and most iBooks work across both devices. I would image that they will work on an iPhone as well.

I can see two reasons that this was done. One is that Apple may have coughed up some $$$ to get exclusivity for a big gaming partner like GW. The other is more simple. Apple's iBook Author platform is specifically built to produce interactive books like the codexes. It may have been the easiest path to market for the otherwise digitally-impaired GW.

I would be surprised if it lasted though. Limiting digital codexes to Apple users only really segments the player base. It would be in GW's best interest to get them on other smartphones as well as Windows laptops as well.
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To bad I can't afford an Ipad because GW keeps coming out with cool new models that take all of my money. Oh and the yearly price increases...

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Security. They sell you a PDF and you turn around and put it on the interwebs. Although I know for a fact that Catalyst sells PDF's so maybe they can secure them enough it's a non-issue. They seem to still be in business and I think sell PDF versions of most everything they offer. In fact the PDF's are actually cheaper and they offer a number of free starter ones too.

And what is stopping people from doing this now? Nothing. So at least that way GW would make some money from it. Currently they make 0.
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I disagree Arcane.

They have learned from the music and dvd industries that you can't compete with piracy by selling the same quality product for more than free.

Instead, they've opted for 'bells and whistles edition' of their stuff, so that there's some value in what you pay for.

Especially since, those of us to whom having a PDF is a big enough deal, probably already have them. I know I do.
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I disagree Arcane.

They have learned from the music and dvd industries that you can't compete with piracy by selling the same quality product for more than free.

Instead, they've opted for 'bells and whistles edition' of their stuff, so that there's some value in what you pay for.

Especially since, those of us to whom having a PDF is a big enough deal, probably already have them. I know I do.
Well, if the music industry is an example, many people now buy from iTune what they can get for free... It's a matter of convenience (getting the actual song at an ok quality) and security.

I know I can get the PDFs for free. But sometimes the sites are iffy and my Norton is threatening dire things. I'd pay to get a nicely formatted PDF directly from the GW site. They just have to leave all the fluff and art sections out. This way people would still buy the physical copy (or the iPad, if they are the 6% of GW customer with an iPad - that' about the % in my "large" gaming group, 2 over 32).

This really look like some guy at GW got an iPad, showed it in a meeting and everyone went "Aaaaaahhhhhhhh". The geek in the back tried to tell them about multiple platforms and PCs and boring stuff like that. He was told to fetch coffee for the Cool Guy with an iPad...


Here's a nice example. Steve Raichlen, master chef of the BBQ, just published 5 "mini" books in e-format. One of them is free. They are all available on SEVEN differnt platforms (amazon, apple, sony, etc...). Sure, they don't have all those spinning images (who need those, really, when using a GAMING tool? Put them on the website, wasting time on the net is why miniature-porn exists). Now, I'm really happy with Steve Raichlen, because I got a free book, no matter what platform I'm using.

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You're forgetting that GW don't see Codexes as purely 'gaming tools' and when they tried that approach (4th) were deeply unhappy with the results. So, no, that won't happen again for some time.
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You're forgetting that GW don't see Codexes as purely 'gaming tools' and when they tried that approach (4th) were deeply unhappy with the results. So, no, that won't happen again for some time.
"Codexes don't need bells and whistles" is, I think, what boreas was trying to say with the gaming tool bit.

Fluff and miniature showcase are both very important to the appeal of an army. But why pay extra for something in a digital codex that you can already get online from the manufacterer (sp?) for free? (with the exception of which colors were used to paint what miniatures, of course, but I feel that's another argument for another day)

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