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Offline grant

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #270 on: December 09, 2013, 11:44:42 PM »
Holy crap, people hated WD even then!!!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #271 on: December 10, 2013, 07:21:38 AM »
But was WD 80% ads in 1987?  ;)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #272 on: December 10, 2013, 08:47:17 AM »
All I know is that it's been a 100% for at least the last half-decade or so...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #273 on: December 10, 2013, 12:34:49 PM »
But was WD 80% ads in 1987?  ;)

Ah but only 20-40% GW ads depending if you count Citadel Minatures as GW... ;D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #274 on: December 10, 2013, 03:58:20 PM »
Well, I have good news.  it seems, the more things change, the more they do indeed stay the same!


Thanks for posting that, funny as hell. I love reading things with hindsight :)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 10, 2013, 04:32:24 PM »
Thanks for posting that, funny as hell. I love reading things with hindsight :)

My pleasure to share it, I thought it was quite fitting given the conversation :)

As a historian I understand our habit to romanticize the past, and I would say 1985 is about square int he center of the Golden Era, and even then there were concerns over GW's business sense.  I also have tons of old Dragon mag's and VERY seldom did I read such letters....
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #276 on: December 10, 2013, 04:53:25 PM »
So apparently the new big 40K online multiplayer battle game is going to be made by the same folks who made Ride to Hell: Retribution.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/12/02/warhammer-40k-moba-storm-of-vengeance-announced/

This is interesting, because while I didn't play Ride to Hell: Retribution myself, it seems people I know - and the internet in general - have some, uh, salty things to say about that game and it's makers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA3vijm17Bs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2k7nm-4nc

Given GW's current philosophy, I wonder if this was a case of the lowest bid winning.


and GW complain about people who make compatible parts diluting their brand.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #277 on: January 04, 2014, 12:12:12 PM »
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440160a&prodId=prod2340096a

The look and feel of their games has now definitely up and left me well behind.  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #278 on: January 04, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »
No one is doing as good a job diluting the GW brand as GW themselves.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #279 on: January 04, 2014, 03:54:27 PM »
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440160a&prodId=prod2340096a

The look and feel of their games has now definitely up and left me well behind.  lol

Its a massive gribbly thing with a huge distended maw full of bitey tentacles. Looks quite nice actually but the price is a bit ridiculous

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #280 on: January 04, 2014, 06:38:04 PM »
I thought some new tyranid minis might actually get me interested in purchasing... Nothing great there though.


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #281 on: January 04, 2014, 08:13:36 PM »
Took a look, not remotely interested, even ignoring the price.  Am I cured?  8)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #282 on: January 04, 2014, 08:15:45 PM »
Took a look, not remotely interested, even ignoring the price.  Am I cured?  8)

I think it's called remission. You're officially cured if you outlive the company ... or something.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #283 on: January 04, 2014, 08:18:25 PM »
Took a look at the 'nid.. shrugged and went back to painting Squats heh

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #284 on: January 04, 2014, 08:37:40 PM »
My first wargaming army was tyranids, and I gotta admit I'm with general Frother opinion on this - tempted to dig all those unpainted termagants out of the bottom of The Box.

Not how I might've designed a haruspex, tho.   ;)
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