Man i feel srry for you. Maybe they should run one vets night and one for younger gamers.
Greetings,Raptors said:i asked why vets night had been cancelled and they said there wasnt enough man power to cover it. they still have enough to cover two young gamers nights though thursday an sunday.
please dont post saying young gamers spend more money as this is complete crap where my store is concerned.
i have posted this thread as a few people expressed a wish to know what happened. this is not ment to discuss who loves or hates gw again
slorak said:Do they get a bigger turn out for the young gamers night vs the vet night? If so that could be a big reason why they are doing the young player night vs. having one for the vet night.
Maybe you could work to coordinate with them on trying out a vet night at least once a month or at least see if there is anything that can be done to bring it back. Who knows maybe there just isn't enough interest to warrant the extra staff?
Knape97 said:Remember that most GW staff run the vet nights in their OWN time, also due to changes in the way GW contracts its staff most do not get paid for running the nights.
yeah cause thats exactly what i said. what i actually was trying to say but didnt realise i would have to go into as much detail is that i would help out free of charge instead of game. they could get references and interview me if the didnt feel as if they knew me already after the vast ammount of years i have been going there?Knape97 said:GW are hardly likely to hand you the keys to their store and let you run it solo.
or maybe an extra pair of hands could help with the original problemKnape97 said:well, how were you going to "run their vet nights for them happily" if they wernt there? Either they are there and running it themselves, or they are not there and the store is closed.
Knape97 said:of not being paid to be there?
?????? im genuinely not being sarcastic i just cant work out what it was ment to be??????
unless you are gonna pay them I dont see how you help with the underlying problem ^_^
AlterEGo said:You could always organize with the vets in your area and make your own tables and find a place to do this since you guys are so enthusiatic about playing. So that you don't have to depends on the ladies in red all the time. Yeah I know you need alot of space but Im sure someones gotta have a basement you could build it in or something.
It sounds like you did have a place to locally play on a regular basis. At the time they told you this it was most likely true. However you can't expect it to last forever can you?Raptors said:it also cost's lots of cash and when i first got into the games i was told i would have somewhere to play them localy and regualy
slorak said:It sounds like you did have a place to locally play on a regular basis. At the time they told you this it was most likely true. However you can't expect it to last forever can you? "
this comment realy troubles me why on earth can i not expect a company started be gaming lovers who have got where they are today and filled there pockets with mine and all of ours money to keep up with the standards promised, GW have asked more of us if you are from the uk just look in this months WD and see more price rises and yet its not ok to ask for even the same level of customer service.
maybe i am being to harsh but in every thread and on every post i have read i have never heard i good argument for why i should not expect this continuing standard
"Just so I understand - Based on something you mentioned earlier - I get the impression the vet games were happening at night after normal store hours? Is this correct? Or at the very least was the store kept open later than normal for vet nights? If that is the case - you probably can't do anything if they don't want to pay or support the overtime and employees to run the event."
yes it was kept open
"What is stopping you guys (vets) from playing the other nights? Will they stop you guys from playing because it is beginner night? "
yes they are
slorak said:My point about things not lasting wasn't meant to be critical to what you were saying and I hope it didn't come across like that. What I meant was - a lot of things change from what they used to be. Looking at GW terms - My local store used to be open earlier in the day and open ever day. Now they are closed on Mondays and don't open until 2:00 pm. Things change and not always for the better. I am not from the UK (the US) so I didn't see the price change in the UK however they do rise here in the US as well. I don't think it is quite fair though to equate the way GW used to do things in relation to how they do them now with rising prices. As what has been covered quite a bit in other posts we really don't have a full grasp over the full spectrum that goes into increasing prices. So just because something is now a bit more expensive doesn't mean they necessarily have the means to continue exactly as they used to.
again this may be true and as you say we have no real grasp on the finacial issue but again i say i have not heard a good argument to back up this claim and can therefore only go on what i feel is right. that is that there is nothing changed at GW that should possibly mean that adoring fans of the game should be treated any differently to before(ahh the good old days, damn my hips just gone)i do know that a lot of money was spent on vets nights at my store and that GW have lost money on LOTR therefore posibly needing cut backs but the two statements dont lay well together as the cost of two peoples tiny GW wages has always been far outwayed by the ammount of stuff bought on vets nights
last but not least they want to seperate the young gamers (16 an under) from vets(16 an over)i think GW have a moral stand point and responsibality to young gamers and there parents to keep them away from the cultural diferences between young and old which i completly agree with but to have two nights dedicated to youth rather than any dedicated to vets, as i have explained before i was lucky to get a game on our vets nights and we only have six tables available(obviously 12 over the 4 hour period)at the store so i could understand if we didnt fill the shop and YG did but we do you can only fit the same ammount of people in the shop if its full
again sincerely thanks for your comments slorak i only hope we can find something we agree on one day and then we can share in our mutal admiration for something