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Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #810 on: March 25, 2014, 08:28:02 PM »
Kids these days painting dicks on the sides of their landraiders...

Considering the amount and frequency of dick moves displayed by the company and its tournament scene alike, it only seems appropriate.

On a more serious note, well done, although I am not really a fan of this kind of decoration - more for geometrical patterns, but then again, my favourite period is the Heresy (or alternatively a more Space-operatic, less "gothic" look for M40) - the less mobile churches, the better.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #811 on: March 25, 2014, 08:42:40 PM »
On a different note, I heard via Twitter that GW have given up/stopped all their social media connections. Haven't bothered to check though  ;D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #812 on: March 25, 2014, 09:00:51 PM »
On a different note, I heard via Twitter that GW have given up/stopped all their social media connections. Haven't bothered to check though  ;D

cheers

James

Yep, it's true:

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Games Workshop has not had much loving for Social Media for a while. A little over a year ago, they shut down their “main” Facebook page, though pages for individual Games Workshop stores, as well as sub-groups such as Black Library or Forge World remained.

Now those have been axed as well, along with Twitter Accounts and other Social Media channels GW has been using.

https://www.facebook.com/forgeworldUK
https://www.facebook.com/GamesWorkshopDigitalEditions‎
https://www.facebook.com/blacklibrary
https://twitter.com/blacklibrary
etc..
All gone!

Why?

I have no idea.

from: http://pinsofwar.com/games-workshop-leaves-facebook/

And as far as I can see, it's true. None of the pages work anymore.


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #813 on: March 25, 2014, 09:04:28 PM »
I'm surprised they actually had those - quite a few years ago they closed their own forum to avoid negative feedback.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #814 on: March 25, 2014, 09:09:37 PM »
GW Fulchester is still up.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #815 on: March 25, 2014, 09:13:46 PM »
Hmmm, I can guess at the reasoning: Social media take employee effort (and thus cost the company money), but you can't sell anything on them. To the beancounters, they are an investment without return (as you can't monetize customer involvement and goodwill, they seem to think?!?) and are thus to be axed.
[sarcasm]Even worse, they involve actual, like, interactment and stuff with those walking wallets called customers, and you have to pretend they're just like actual humans as you do so....
Plus, they are part of the internets and the internets are evil, you see, they show our domesticated wallets where they can get our stuff for less money then we want from them, and even *gasp* tell them there are other games to spend their...our money on.[/sarcasm]

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #816 on: March 25, 2014, 09:15:37 PM »
Games Workshop does some really, really odd things in an age of digital marketing. I thought the Digital Editions FB page was well run and actually somewhat informative, at least when I was following the Sororitas release.

Can anyone think of other brands that totally avoid marketing/advertising in anything other than a house organ or their own website?

Hell, even Defiance Games has an FB page  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #817 on: March 25, 2014, 09:21:25 PM »
Hell, even Defiance Games has an FB page  lol

That's ALL they have, mind you...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #818 on: March 25, 2014, 09:25:45 PM »
That's ALL they have, mind you...

Right, and I'm certain it's hurting them more than helping :)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #819 on: March 26, 2014, 12:48:10 AM »
Kids these days painting dicks on the sides of their landraiders...

Well that's just not fair. The Emperor did unite humanity against the witch and the xenos scum, you know.

Though considering some of the brown shapes I see surrounding that central figure, I can't tell if it's primarchs or a biting mockery in the fitting vein of the Emperor's Children.

(on a momentarily serious note, looks decent)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #820 on: March 26, 2014, 02:07:54 AM »
Presumably the problem they have with facebook is that the customer can actually write stuff on it (?)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #821 on: March 26, 2014, 02:47:21 AM »
Can anyone think of other brands that totally avoid marketing/advertising in anything other than a house organ or their own website?

I can't think of any but I am also at a loss to think of any company that is working at cross purposes to their customers. The internet has been nothing but a funnel that people have used to heap shit on the company (for mostly legitimate reasons) and it can't really make any sense to engage customers when most of what you do is try to strong-arm them away from their money

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #822 on: March 26, 2014, 02:48:13 AM »
Presumably the problem they have with facebook is that the customer can actually write stuff on it (?)

Well they shut down their own forums over which they had total control so I can't imagine that Facebook and Twitter were much fun for them

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #823 on: March 26, 2014, 09:16:18 PM »
Rumours over on bols that the new modular terrain kit is a "promethium" pipelube.same style as the modular trenches and new craters. Looks like the terrain that got taken off the side isn't coming back.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #824 on: March 26, 2014, 09:29:52 PM »
lol

Shit camo though (unless you're in the Sistine Chapel  ;D ).

Very well done though and over the armour joints must have been a sod to do  8) 8)

cheers

James

Well, you know... 40K tanks always seem to be emerging from some kind of Gothic cathedral...

 

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