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So, you buy a lamp from a mysterious stranger, rub it and ~hey presto~ a genie appears. He offers you three wishes to change the way GW operates.
It felt it churlish to say "Get rid of LOTR" as I know a lot of people like it. I might have mentioned White Dwarf too but I've felt the past year's worth of WD to have had a real upswing in quality (or at least, things I want to read about).
- Show more interest to Specialist Games: stock some of the products in store, bring back Fanatic Magazine (or at least the Citadel Journal), new minatures and the occasional White Dwarf article.
- Being able to buy components of the miniatures again
- Get rid of those horrible spikes from Chaos Space Marines. I've always hated them, especially on the Terminators. Was lazy sculpting - rather than makes these ultra-ornate suits (much older and war-torn than current Marine armour) they just added spikes.
Also, please keep it nice. No personal attacks on any of the GW staff. It's just supposed to be a bit of fun on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
1.) Add a forum to their website where people can ask rules questions
2.) Hire someone to read that forum regularly, answer rules questions that have answers in the rules in a consistent fashion, and catalog questions that don't have answers in the rules
3.) Have that someone routinely (on a quarterly basis) release Errata documents for each of their rules documents for all of their game systems which comprehensively resolve un-answered rules questions and FAQ documents for the same which answer common questions.
Once again, the conservative, sandwich-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor!
Multiple developer teams to release codexes faster
Ability to buy more bitz, mostly wargear.
Less Space Marine bias.
1)All armies are treated with the exact same amount of attention. ie. Dark Eldar . . .
2)More emphasis on local hobby, general hobby and gaming related stuff in the white dwarf, to actually make it worth $14 rather than it being a glorified catalogue.
3) Get rid of LOTR, haha just kidding . . . possibly release beta codexes to select gaming groups for test play to iron out rules issues.
Add me! Let me know your forum name too! =)
Nah, don't drop LotR. I don't really like it anymore, and also it's modelling range is quite restricted due to 1 component miniatures and no options, but it is very handy to get younger children into the hobby. Hell, I got into this myself starting with LotR ( lots of dwarf mini's. )
1: New warhammer dwarves release! ( well, you asked what I'd wanna wish for. )
2: Update those older or outdated armybooks, not just the ones most people play. When you update them they will get new attention from the public. ( dark eldar and Necrons for the 40K people, and for fantasy Ogre kingdoms, tomb kings, and to lesser extent bretts, Orcs&goblins, dwarfs )
3: More emphasis on hobbying in WD and other. I think it would actually be awesome if you had an issue and each page featured an army of an unknow hobbyist, with some accompanying babble. Show off some cool armies people make around the world ( doesn't need to be golden demon standard ).
I liked the forum idea too.
-Bring back WD of old. Chapter Approved was worth the cost alone.
-More frequent Erratas, with a forum where rules queries can be done.
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff
Heck, I'm still waiting for the genie to show up that will make me rich, good-looking and successful, but since we're talking about GW:
--Bring back the old WD, including Chapter Approved. Including REAL battle reports wouldn't hurt, either.
--Update ALL the codices/army books BEFORE you update the rules, and don't create any NEW codices/army books/products in general that you're not prepared to support long-term.
--Bring back the forums, and make sure the developers see/post there regularly. No better way to stay in touch with your fans. You know, the customers.
I didn't include LOTR in there, only because I've heard that from a rules perspective, WHFB could learn a thing or two from LOTR, but I don't know for sure since I don't play either.
This sound fun
1 - Reduce Prices
2 - Bring back the Forums (and actually read them)
3 - Bring back the glory days of WD (Paul Sawyer, Mike Walker, Chapter Approved, Army showcase from a customer a month, stories, scenarios, Fair - not rigged - battle reports. You know, like a REAL Magazine )
I never thought of the Paul Sawyer days of White Dwarf as a high point - I'd honestly say it's less of a catalogue now. He seemed like a nice guy and everything but the content often left me cold. Epic was a big deal then (supposedly a 'core' game), and Blood Bowl/Mordheim/Gorkamorka/Necromunda weren't compeltely forgotten about either.
He does deserve credit for Tale Of Four Gamers though.