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Offline zemjw

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #285 on: January 09, 2014, 02:38:58 PM »
Just saw a post on WAMP saying that White Dwarf is about to change. Original source here

Basically, a weekly magzine called "White Dwarf Visions" and a new monthly magazine called "Warhammer Visions".

My subscription's about to expire, so I think I'll open a box of popcorn and watch this from the sidelines  :D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #286 on: January 09, 2014, 03:06:32 PM »
 lol lol
"It's called White Dwarf Visions and it's true.
They will focus on talking about the hobby and community more so than being a sales magazine."

wow,they came to this conclusion all by themselves?
i wonder what they're charging for the new Monthly 230Pages strong,supa dupa "Vision"  >:D


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #287 on: January 09, 2014, 03:17:32 PM »
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i wonder what they're charging for the new Monthly 230Pages strong,supa dupa "Vision"

The current bottom comment on the blog page is quoting 3.2 Euros ($4.30) for the weekly thing and 10 Euros ($15) for the monthly fix, although again, no idea if that's true.

I wouldn't mind so much if they discussed the hobby, but they only admit to the existence of the "Hobby", which gets tiresome :-[


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #288 on: January 09, 2014, 03:20:07 PM »
So they have found a way for their fans to pay three times the current rate for their magazines.  o_o

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #289 on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:19 PM »
Will they still deliver it to the stores and subscribers a consistent 2 weeks late?

I find the whole rumour rather confusing... They apparently intend that the weekly White Dwarf Vision will focus less on sales and more on "the Hobby™©", but isn't GW's vision of the Hobby™© "Buy as much as you can"?
They also mention "community"... Do they mean the one the have been systematically ignoring and suppressing for decades now?

You do have to admire GW's dedication to trying to monetize absolutely everything though...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #290 on: January 10, 2014, 01:43:12 AM »
As of this time tomorrow, I will only have one GW miniature, my silver demon winning Cave Troll. He just sits in my case. The rest of the miniatures, the books, the odd white dwarf? All gone. And good riddance, I say!  lol
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #291 on: January 10, 2014, 02:26:54 AM »

You do have to admire GW's dedication to trying to monetize absolutely everything though...

Priceless!  lol lol
i bought the Dark Vengeance Cultists 2nd Hand though my first GW "Miniatures" Purchase in Years.i keep buying their non 40K/FB Gameboxes,not to play with just for "the Archive" i have mint Copies of Necromunda,Space Marine,Gorkamorka,all the Figs still on Sprues etc

What still makes the GW Hobby unique imho is the feeling of collecting an entire Army,in most other Games the Feeling is more like a Bunch of independent Squads fighting together.No Matter how much you dislike the Sculpting Style,GW Armies on the Table always look impressive

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #292 on: January 10, 2014, 06:09:48 AM »
silver demon winning Cave Troll

Ooh, Pics?

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #293 on: January 10, 2014, 07:09:20 AM »

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #294 on: January 10, 2014, 07:58:12 AM »
 :D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #295 on: January 15, 2014, 03:47:12 PM »
well, it's official, White Dwarf is no more o_o

Not sure which of the new ones existing subscribers will get...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #296 on: January 15, 2014, 04:16:37 PM »
A clever ploy to get you in the store once a week
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #297 on: January 15, 2014, 04:52:41 PM »
A clever ploy to charge twice as much monthly for WD alone...

Well, actually I'm kind of intrigued to see, what kind of material they'll put on each mag. The current WD isn't particularly interesting even for occasional buying because 60% of it is dedicated to all-out pushing of the latest marine army that I don't (or won't) collect. However, in a weekly mag there could be a chance of spotting an odd hobby article that's worth shelling out 3e but not 8e (with 50 pages of marines around it) every now and then. I'll take a look, at least.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #298 on: January 15, 2014, 04:56:09 PM »
236 pages is a lot to fill every month........  :o
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #299 on: January 15, 2014, 04:57:49 PM »
236 pages is a lot to fill every month........  :o

Especially if they have to produce a 'weekly' effort as well.
I guess they will think of something to fill those empty pages..... ::)


 

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