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Re: [GZG] Giving thanks...

From: Tony Wilkinson <twilko@o...>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:48:09 +1100
Subject: Re: [GZG] Giving thanks...

Thoughts on GW,

1) Their stuff is good and way overpriced.

2) They suffer hugely from rules creep, scale creep, power gamers and 
just plain creep players (present company excluded.

3) Their sales model works, til now. Having been speaking to a couple of

gameshop owners/managers here in Sydney, Aus, the impression that THEY 
are under is that GW sales have been falling for a few years and 
dramatically in the last 2 before this year. I have been consistently 
told that sales have fallen about 30% in that timeframe. The release of 
BloodBowl and Space Hulk will probably turn this around for a while.

4) It seems that they attempts to constantly attract younger players is 
now failing. In the couple of clubs here that I have regular dealings 
with there are a number of gamers like myself who are introducing their 
children to miniature gaming, and they are not going GW. Also when 
parents come to these clubs seeking some place safe for their children 
to play, the club members are steering them towards games other than GW.

In the club I have most to do with, 40K and WarHammer Fantasy are now 
minor games.

5) Anything that lawyers do is expensive! They charge like wounded bulls

and you can bet that a single letter sent from a lawyer cost GW a pretty

penny or two. ;)

Just my two bob's worth.

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