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    1. Keeps away riff-raff, peasants, chavs, and other low-life.

    2. Discourages little children and make the hobby more suitable for the older gamer.

    3. Those kids that remain are either dedicated enough to do it well or are spoilt fat kids who are more fun to beat (both at gaming and in general).

    4. Teaches people to think about their purchases rather than just buying any old random crap.

    5. Encourages people to actually put some effort into their painting / gaming rather than wasting what they've bought.

    6. Leaves kids less money to spend on weed, crack, and hoes.

    7. Allows those old-timers who bought hordes of stuff ages ago to feel smugly superior about those who are buying the cool shiney new figures....at 10 times the price.

    8. Encourages more second-hand trade on E-bay etc, a flourishing recycling market, less new materials used, saves the planet etc.

    9. Supports an English company and mostly English workforce rather than giant American corporate scum.

    10. Gives people something to whine about because let's face it there aren't any more things to complain about are there.
    Well most of its true I suppose...

    Edit:Just to clear up any more "Discrepecies" :lol: :rofl: ^_^


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    Originally posted by Bobby_Wokkerfella@Jan 1 2005, 01:39
    Well most of its true I suppose...
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    true... but it still bites. (note casual use of number 10)

    Yeah, this is excellent! TY Angel of Rust!

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    I don’t know where you got the quote, but sounds like the type of self-righteous git that I don’t want around me. My take on the completely erroneous post:

    1. Keeps away riff-raff, peasants, chavs, and other low-life.

    Keeps away hard working intelligent people who don’t have enough money to join in and enrich an enjoyable hobby. New parents, single dads, teenagers, and younger kids who are the future of this hobby

    2. Discourages little children and make the hobby more suitable for the older gamer.

    Who do you think is going to keep the hobby going in the future? The “little children? of today are the gamers of tomorrow. I hope you’re not the “older gamer? that we’re supposed to populate our games with.

    3. Those kids that remain are either dedicated enough to do it well or are spoilt fat kids who are more fun to beat (both at gaming and in general).

    Well I do like to re-orient spoiled kids regardless of their weight. So I'll give you this one. Although I see plenty of kids that aren't dedicated and buy a lot of minis. By the way, how do you expect kids to find out if this is a hobby they plan to become dedicated about if they can't afford to get into it?

    4. Teaches people to think about their purchases rather than just buying any old random crap.

    Looks at my huge pile of random crap. I don’t think it’s working like you think.

    5. Encourages people to actually put some effort into their painting / gaming rather than wasting what they've bought.

    This is so far out in left field I have no idea what makes you think that's the case. Have you seen the great paint jobs on models by people who can afford thousands of minis as well as those who buy only one a month?

    6. Leaves kids less money to spend on weed, crack, and hoes.

    Since there are only dedicate gamers left playing, as you conjecture, then they aren’t the type to waste time on such things. I take it you’ve never played a good 40k battle after a little recreational entertainment?

    7. Allows those old-timers who bought hordes of stuff ages ago to feel smugly superior about those who are buying the cool shiney new figures....at 10 times the price.

    Only those who are so personality deficient that they need to gloat over some toy soldiers to feel good about themselves.

    8. Encourages more second-hand trade on E-bay etc, a flourishing recycling market, less new materials used, saves the planet etc.

    You’re right that there is a pretty good second hand market going. But the rest of your facts are trash. If you put every bit of resource ever used by GW in one pile it wouldn’t even touch the resources used in one year’s production of one model of automobile. It doesn’t save anything. What does this have to do with high prices?


    9. Supports an English company and mostly English workforce rather than giant American corporate scum.

    Wrong again. Check your facts before opening your mouth. A little research on the relative size of the total GW force in the US compared to the UK will open your eyes.

    10. Gives people something to whine about because let's face it there aren't any more things to complain about are there.

    I know one whiner that springs to mind.

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    1. You dont like it dont pay for it.
    2. You like but cant afford it? Too bad (not sarcastic) but they got to make money for profit... profit is life.

    EDIT: That quote is from some type of anti goverment hippy lol.

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    1. Keeps away riff-raff, peasants, chavs, and other low-life.

    lol....

    2. Discourages little children and make the hobby more suitable for the older gamer.

    Well with what i've seen... hella lil kids be wanting to play now... dont have money? well remember little kids get what they want... they can surely ask their parents and relatives to buy them something... since price is high, and they want it.. GW is getting money right there..

    3. Those kids that remain are either dedicated enough to do it well or are spoilt fat kids who are more fun to beat (both at gaming and in general).

    Fat.. hahah a typical GW gamer stereotypE! hah. hmm im very dedicated.. and hopefuly not fat..

    4. Teaches people to think about their purchases rather than just buying any old random crap.

    yeah..

    5. Encourages people to actually put some effort into their painting / gaming rather than wasting what they've bought.

    I agree to this totally, although there are plenty still who dont paint.. it just confuses the heck out of me, and those who paint, paint horibly, they get the brush and slop paint and call it done...

    6. Leaves kids less money to spend on weed, crack, and hoes.

    haha WHY BUY A PACK OF CIGS, when you can buy a blister pack! lmao. wh40k became an addiction to me.. i always have to buy something..... seems like everyone is on it too.

    7. Allows those old-timers who bought hordes of stuff ages ago to feel smugly superior about those who are buying the cool shiney new figures....at 10 times the price.

    yeah.. we saved money... but the models are a bit cooler now..

    8. Encourages more second-hand trade on E-bay etc, a flourishing recycling market, less new materials used, saves the planet etc.

    EBAY, agred in a way, there are always awesome deals on ebay, although a few top 2nd hand retailers were shutdown due to something with GW

    9. Supports an English company and mostly English workforce rather than giant American corporate scum.

    nothing to say here

    10. Gives people something to whine about because let's face it there aren't any more things to complain about are there.[/I]

    :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: prices!

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    Originally posted by WolfRaider
    I know one whiner that springs to mind.
    :huh: The words pot, kettle and black spring to my mind, most likely in that order. Chill out, dude.

    I guess one of these - - is missing from the end of Bobby's original post, in which case it all makes sense. Some of them I'd have to agree with.
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    hehehe, there are no excuses for gw's prices. except for a big "i'm rich bitch!!" on gw's part.

    so the only question is: who will pay to play? i will. i have had more time occupied in the last year with this hobby than is normal for me. i'm not bored when i paint, and i don't like to paint!! but it's worth it. cause i ain't bored.
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    Who the hell wrote this?

    Oh, and one thing.

    What happened to the "2nd hand" companies because of GW? Can someone explain?
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    GW did want competittion so they shut them all down, and I&#39;m pretty sure they made it ilegeal to sell there products online. (Except for ebay and yahoo auctions I think.)

    9. Supports an English company and mostly English workforce rather than giant American corporate scum.
    Before you post this you may want to edit it because alot of the members are American. And if you notice all our products say MADE IN CHINA&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Almost nothing is made here.


    And actualy GW prices are rather cheap compared to fad card games.

    &#036;100 dollars for a piece of thing CARDBOARD&#33;&#33;&#33;
    Or &#036;10 for 7 random cards that could all be crap and are thin cardboard

    Or

    &#036;30 for 10-20 figures
    Know exactley what you get
    Can build them
    Can paint them
    And they aren&#39;t a fad

    The only the I wish they did was put ALL the weapon options in the box, and make some of the models less alike.

    (The Fantasy dragons)

    All the same with a few changes, or the Griffon and the Manticore? If you look closely they look pretty much the same. And the Wyvern that the the stupidest model, it should have some kind of arms it&#39;s on balanced ,and if fell over would never be able to get back up.

    Of now that I hve eddited 4 times, I&#39;ll stop.
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    Orks: 4/0/1
    World eaters:1/0/2
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    Gamesworkshop is a big company, but it isn&#39;t as huge of a market as, say, Wal-mart or Microsoft. It&#39;s definitely not a small company, but it is understandable they must charge a little more simply because they aren&#39;t making too many sales. Everyone knows Walmart, but not everyone knows Gamesworkshop. Despite this, I would rather they charged less - who wouldn&#39;t?

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