Friday, July 8, 2011
So I Know Its Only White Dwarf......
I noticed this while really bored tonight. So basically if you have a subscription you will be getting your issue of White Dwarf days after people can just buy it in the store. I thought the whole purpose of the subscription was to get it earlier. In fact I remember the days when you would get bonus stuff with your White Dwarf if you had a subscription.
Basically I see GW starting to really roll out the the new way you can expect to be treated. Between this, their mail order policies and the debacle with finecast it is clear GW holds you, the people who keep them in business, in utter contempt. It is also clear they are moving everything towards making it so you have to get their products form them. Either online or from a GW store.
Notice you can get an in store White Dwarf subscription at a GW store. With them scaling back their retail stores here in the states I find it odd they are moving in this direction.
So I know I made some leaps, but GW's audacity and show of contempt, with price hikes and such, towards all of us is akin to a drug dealer taking advantage of the people who buy from him. I have started to not buy new products at all. I have been making buys and trading for models with others in bits trading at the FLGS and on ebay.
I would like to try and set up a boycott of purchasing for a week. Kinda send a message to GW that they are so successful in business because of the players not because of their marketing plans. The Models generally look great and the rules sets are usually good. Maybe I am just getting old and bitter and yearn for the old days. Better prices, specialist games with support and a White Dwarf magazine that was worth a damn.
Ok Rant over. Next time The 10th Foundation Of Vengeance.
Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls........................ WAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!