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To be honest, this looks like a first move in clearing the way for what people have been asking GW to do for years, which is go digital more. Which would include more codeces online, and army builder would be in direct conflict with anything roster-related GW chose to release.

And did someone mention Army Builder charges? That's making money off GWs IP, which they've been coming down hard on whenever they can of late.

If people really want GW to make new things for them, then other companies that do it *will* be gone after. You protect your source of income, especially when it's your sole product (ie "warhammer").
I don't have a problem with GW going after AB. Just as long as they provide just as good a service. Actually, the one logical way to go about that would be to offer the service first, and then go after WL. Otherwise, it's just pissing off customers...

Oh and, yeah, pen and paper is crap because I don't want to have to recalculate my opponent's list. And also, I like to fiddle around those few leftover points. Or just sit around and toy with Ab, making various lists. Oh, and sending the lists over email when planning 2 vs 2 games. etc...

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AB isn't infringing on GW IP. The people who make the files for Warhammer 40k and FB are. AB supports many different game types including ones you make up yourself. If you by the product which I do and I enjoy it you can download a free program to design army files yourself. Also, I'm not lazy I just like starting with a blank canvas and dropping units in and out at the click of a mouse to come up with new list ideas.

For those complaining about those who use AB and don't do it with pen and calculator, I bet you guys walk everywhere instead of using a car, right? Its not lazy, it technology.

I honestly don't want GW to put one out there unless it results in a lower cost for AB. I'm not fond of anything GW does other then models.

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For those complaining about those who use AB and don't do it with pen and calculator, I bet you guys walk everywhere instead of using a car, right? Its not lazy, it technology.
Actually...yes I do walk everywhere.
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Actually...yes I do walk everywhere.
Are you Amish? If so why are you using the internet!
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Are you Amish? If so why are you using the internet!
I was unaware that to use the internet I had to stop walking?, but I certainly would not want to play a game where all the rules are on my computer or phone, it would be especially difficult if the computer was at home, its hard to carry a pc everywhere, and reading a codex on my phone?, Piss off.
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I was unaware that to use the internet I had to stop walking?, but I certainly would not want to play a game where all the rules are on my computer or phone, it would be especially difficult if the computer was at home, its hard to carry a pc everywhere, and reading a codex on my phone?, Piss off.
It was joke. Amish are a group of religious people who don't believe in electricity.
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Oh GWS.....I can only hope that this means that they are releasing their own version of army builder soon. But knowing our luck it will be an app that is only for ipad and it will cost 80 dollars. probably have to buy it new each addition too.
Doubt it... I expect its just GW legal trying to prove to senior brass that they are doing something of worth and helping to stop breachers of GW IP. Of course it'll be completely ineffective since you can't stop things spreading round the internet and does nothing but make GW seem like a bully... but that doesn't mean it was a bad idea... right?


This seems to be perfectly in tune with GW legal's normal actions, but I really can't see any reason for it or benefit to GW from going through with it

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Have you seen some of the 40k communities hand writing abilities? I couldn't read a guys email address for a league that he wanted to play in...

I couldnt imagine trying to read 20 hand written lists for a tourney...

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Doubt it... I expect its just GW legal trying to prove to senior brass that they are doing something of worth and helping to stop breachers of GW IP.
My guess too, it is about time that GW legal hammered something, they are like bored schoolkids and AB data files was an easy one to start on.

To be honest AB is doing nothing wrong (maybe taking links to IP infringing files will be asked for, but that is the limit) and GW wont be able to chase down then data files on all the internet, it just might get a little more difficult to find them and they may be slower in coming when a new codex is out.

Overall, it's a pain, but not that concerned - and if it means a GW version of AB then so long as it works and is multi-platform, I am all for it
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I think I'd rather program my own AB files. Did it a few years ago for an alternative Tau BFG army (the FW list, I think) and it wasn't that hard...

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