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Yes, Combine Them
No, Don't Combine Them
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Ok, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm personally tired of seeing three different (perhaps more than three) English speaking White Dwarf magazines each month.
The main argument I have against three different magazines is that they each contain totally different articles, which is really absurd in a world as interconnected as we are today. I may totally alone in this line of thinking, but I don't think that they should "nationally profile" us and decide what articles each country will get.
There have been several different times where I have wanted the English or Australian version just because it had an article in it about guardsmen that my own White Dwarf decided that we didn't need.
As a recent example the US WD recently had an article about Imperial Guard High Command units that the other WD's didn't bother to release at all. I know that many people in England and Australia (among other countries) would have liked to see these articles too.
So the premise of this poll is to see how many people would rather see one English speaking White Dwarf with the same articles in them?
NOTE: I'm not saying that the Events page, or new stores pages should be the same, but the articles which are the meat of the magazine, should be the same for everyone except for in rare rare circumstances.
We got the High Command Article at a later date here in the UK. Plus with the websites allowing interchange I like having a seperate issue.
Plus spelling and nuances of speech change between nations. Americans spell several words incorrectly for example. (to them i'm sure its the opposite).
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To be honest, I'm not terribly bothered by having 3 different versions of WD, as you said, they all have different articles, but eventually they all get them at some point, and with the beautiful thing we call the "dammit, load up you stupid page....bloody internet", is that all the important stuff from any of the versions is readily available online (even the poor spelling in the US one)
The problem I have with WD at the moment, is that they are now apparently not releasing them until the 1st of the month they are for, instead of a couple of days before as they used to. I know it's not really a big deal, but it's the only magazine I know of that ISN'T available before the date on the cover. This might just be an Australia wide thing, or it could just be the sods at the local hobby store...
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They can keep national issues different, but I think they should develop a system where at least subscribers can get at all the content from other versions on the web. White Dwarf is a great advertising vehicle for the company and different content excites different people. Templars have me all jazzed, Tyranids make me yawn (in magazines, not when they're bearing down on my army).
I think GW misses numerous marketing and sales opportunities with every article people miss. So they should be committed to making sure everyone sees every article, or at least has a chance to.
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Spelling mistakes like color or aluminum?Originally Posted by Wings of Doom
I do get kind of annoyed when I see the same cover page from version to version, then I find out that it doesn't have what the other one has inside but that's about it. I remember when I was going to buy the new ruleset I was visiting my family here in the states, and because I had looked at the UK version I figured the same stuff would be in the one at my local American hobbie shop. So I ended up buying both versions, because I needed the UK one.
Well unlike the other posters i agree one hundred percent with hourglasses comments why should the other countries of the world not get a main article (unless its illegal there e.t.c.) and what really annoys me is the fact that i might have missed out on a new unit i could use in 40k!
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If you read a post then the UK got the Aussie WD on High Command, and trust me you didn't miss much.Originally Posted by zeus
Are some rules slightly differnt between countries?
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