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I like the company, staff are friendly, plenty of players that you can become friends with and the prices (at least in Canada) are pretty reasonable with moderation its only a real expense when you go crazy with buying models (again isnt that true with any product? buy 10 new video games or a entire rooms worth of furniture and see if ur wallet wasn't hurt). Overall its a great experience to be playing the game and being involved with the hobby. It truly is a lot of fun! I'm also glad that Warhammer is owned by such a good company! (incase your wondering i am NOT being sarcastic). I truly enjoy the hobby and want to share my feelings of joy with the community!
I wish the gw near my house didn't close. I loved the people and the place.
I like some people in my local GW store, but there are always one or two super nerds that make you regret your choice of hobbies. Some of them just give me the creeps, they know more then the staff does on most things. But the staff are awesome, always helpful and friendly.
The customer service, staff, product (except for finecast), and game background are all outstanding.
Last edited by praxis; August 17th, 2011 at 16:29. Reason: Bit of a rant after a few pints, sorry.
Jager bombs. Very efficient at wiping out friend or foe.
Nice to see a positive thread about GW for once. I also applaud all they have done for my hobby over the past 30 or so years. I may not have agreed with all of their decisions but they do provide a top quality product. I particularly like how they are spreading out the word by giving the franchise to companies like THQ and Fantasy Flight Games to make computrer games, board games and RPGs with the Ip whilst retaining a strict control over how this affects the meta gamesystem.
Interestingly I have recently paid much more attention to other miniature manufacturers (as I fancied painting something different than 40k or WHFB stuff) and was interested to note that for products of a similar quality the prices tended to be the same, or actually in excess of what GW charge. Quite shocking really buit it does put everything in perspective.
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
Yeah, I like this thread. There's been a lot of GW-hate going around over this Finecast, price-hike, and the aforementioned Board. But in all honesty, GW's a fine company. It's just caught in the narrow divide between being an affordable luxury, and a rather expensive one. People don't need it, and while price hikes are frustrating, it's not like they're charging you $35 a week for the right to live in a house.
I've been playing Warhammer since I was 9 years old, twelve years ago. That's over half my lifetime, and aside from wishing that I had gone out more rather than sticking at home painting my way through highschool (I had a problem back then, I've got it sorted out now), GW has been a happy part of my life. Even with LO, I feel like you guys are an extended circle of friends that I can come here to hang out with. I actually feel like I know some of the other old-hands on a personal level, and I've tried to get flights to the UK for the LOMeet, but never have the cash (probably buying too many models).
It's odd coming from a competitive gamer, but people just really need to relax a little bit about their hobby. When you boil it down to what you're really doing, you're getting together with some friends and playing a grown-up version of armymen. Somewhere we added rules and dice and a win/lose system to make it a "game" so we could validate playing it at age 25, but seriously- you're hanging out with a community of people with something in common, enjoy that and be happy for it. If you woke up tomorrow and heard that GW and everything they ever made or did had just suddenly disappeared, what would you do? I know a lot of people would move on to play another game, or pick up another hobby, start a band or something, but wouldn't it leave an empty place to not have your beloved plastic armymen to play games with your friends? I know it would feel like a punch in the gut, personally, but like I said- I've got half my life tied into this game.
Yeah, very true actually. Although they have a lot of things to complain about, the bottom line is, they provide a fun and entertaining game which is a nice addition to your life and an excuse to go out and socialise with some like-minded people. Nice to see someone thinking about the positive side for once.