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I searched around and didnt see that anyone had posted this yet. If it is here already, plase forgive me. Also, if its in the wrong place, feel free to move it. I dont start many posts, but I thought this might interest all of you.
This is an interview conducted by a Polish fansite (in English) with one of GWs designers, Andy Hoare. I found it very enlightening to say the least.
Kilka pytañ do Andy'ego Hoare :: subrosa :: 40K.pl
I found this interview on Tabletop Gaming News, one of the best sites for info on wargaming on the net.
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Nice find. Looks like a lot is going to be revealed over the next few months...
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Nice! Its alway interesting to hear the process behind game and miniture design.
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Andy: White Dwarf had to go back to basics, but is broadening out a bit now the core mission is sorted. Don’t forget though that most people in the hobby right now have been playing for less than a year or two, so we need to make sure they have a good grounding so they too can become veterans. Expansions such as Cities of Death and models such as the Vostroyans have been created especially with the veterans in mind, and there’s plenty more of the same planned.
Why doesn't GW start a second magazine? Let's say white dwarf and WD Advanced, cater to both markets!
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I think it'd be ok, but IMO too many n00bs are drawing inspiration from those shoddy battle reports and the odd bit of bad tactics that slips in there (re:280pt Imperial Guard command squad).Andy: White Dwarf had to go back to basics, but is broadening out a bit now the core mission is sorted. Don’t forget though that most people in the hobby right now have been playing for less than a year or two, so we need to make sure they have a good grounding so they too can become veterans. Expansions such as Cities of Death and models such as the Vostroyans have been created especially with the veterans in mind, and there’s plenty more of the same planned.
IMO WD isn't fit for n00bs, the way they push tactically bad models as game winners and such is like giving smokes to a kid. It's ethically wrong to take advantage of their naivety in such a blatant fashion. But Capitalism shall do as Capitalism wants. :x
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GW's actually been closing down a lot of its other, more esoteric publications in favour of WD. This is simply because maintaining a second magazine would be too expensive and White Dwarf has the most profit potential. Capitalism. It capitalises.
I'm wary of any company interviews because, like politicians on news shows, they invariably do nothing but placate you. There's no real information in that dialogue. It's just Andy Hoare saying "trust us, [insert army here] players are going to be very happy in the next view months." Plus the interviewer doesn't ask any pertinent questions, such as what's happening with Orks or DE, or why exactly Jervis has decided to remove the armoury system. And when the interviewer does ask extended and complicated questions, Andy gives him a one-line answer. :/
That said, it is interesting to hear what they say goes on in rules development. Though I don't know why they don't do this more often. Keep people informed.
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Everyone knows they're a business etc. Very nice.
But they're also a creative organisation too so they can't rule their roost like it's some tight nosed insurance firm.
They need a good balance between creative input and business ideals. Regardless of how we feel about them, the fact that they are forced to close many outlets due to poor profits speaks far more than we can whinge about them.
They have the balance wrong and need to sort it out.
IT would be a shame to see GW go down. Or perhaps.. they should be crippled to the point that they're just a few guys in someone's living room making games because they like games and not because they want to make a fortune...
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