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White Dwarf gone crap?

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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.

Many thanks
CL
 

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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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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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I stopped my subscription nigh on half a decade ago now and I have trouble even finding them outside of GW these days. I used to walk into newsagents or book stores and have a quick flick through (mainly for cool model pics) but even they don't stock them anymore. Just seems like it's a massive advert for themselves. I miss the stories, good battle reports, "tactics" and things like Chapter Approved or background fluff.
 

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No, it was never on a hill or at least from when I remember it maybe back in 2001 I think was the last decent WD then it died so I can't recall it being on a hill
 

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Completely, Gw its self is going down the tube...They only hire "Special" people as there staff now days and don't know anything about there own products......Yes the rhino the guy wanted is a landraider........(when the box says landraider in big print...i love tards)

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Anyhow back on topic white dwarf was good for awhile with stats for new units, but due to gws new "Tight Lipped" Approach on everything the magazine is worthless they cant even push there own products do to there crappy management and advertising.
 

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I found White Dwarf went to crap sometime after 2003. The last time I remember really, really loving White Dwarf was during the Eye of Terror campaign era.

Actually, now that I think about it, I remember when I decided that White Dwarf just wasn't worth reading anymore - it was during the Medusa V worldwide campaign event. There was a battle report between an Ultramarines army and some Necrons and the Space Marine player opted to take silly things like a Captain with a power fist, a Land Raider and a bunch of other stuff that wasn't only a terrible mismatch as far as effectiveness and fluff was concerned, but would just generally be worthless (or even counter-productive) against his opponent. At this point, I just couldn't stand the stupid anymore and canceled my subscription. I've only bought two issues of White Dwarf since that day and only did so because they released the 4th edition Blood Angels Codex there.
 

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Yeah, definitely been going downhill for quite some time. The last issue was no different and that was with the new editor at the helm. Hopefully a couple of issues in and he can turn it round to what it used to be, a bloody good read. I've got issues going back to issue 98 and they were so much better back in the good old days!
 
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