Monday, October 17
Was the lack of News From GW getting you down?
Here is my $.02... And GW business discussion!
Well, I was in the middle of writing this when the necron rumors slipped. I think the point still stands but I'll now approach the topic in the past tense and still suggest what GW can do to help us in our search for info.
Currently the policy of GW is to not release anything that could be seen by the general public. They hope to do this to keep us in suspense and in an ignorant state of "Ill buy more Grey Knights because I don't know when the next codex is coming out.
What I want to know is, did this work on you? GW has said that it is a new 'temporary policy,' and that they will change things back if they get flak from the player base.
here is my thoughts:
1. I hated not knowing what was coming out and when. I like to be able to plan my purchases and if I on'y have 2 weeks notice (or less) then I haven't set aside the money to purchase the stuff I want. Also, Im sure my wife won't take the excuse of "But I have to buy them now, I didn't know they were getting released until next week"
2. GW also doesn't like releasing tid-bits because they are afraid of people doing things like making models to go with rules and such. This is just stupid. Sure some guy out there will kitbash his own Thunderwolf.
3. What if GW just released a stat line, but didn't give us points or special rules or anything (not even a squad name). Do you know how crazy the internet would get over this kind of thing? NUTS!
Those are a few of my points, Ill share the rest in the comments section, cause I know we all have an opinion on their corporate information policy.
Seriously though, could you imagine MGM saying "Were not telling you what movie is coming out this weekend cause we don't want Duke to make a cheap copy, you'll just have to wait till it is in theaters." DUMB!