Games Workshop was down for repairs, but they’re back up and have a special deal going on with certain orders.
And thus ends specialist games. Long live specialist games!
You gotta love the fact that even with an “updated” website, they still don’t have meta-tags. I did a search for “tank” and got a leman russ and a few other things.. The Leman Russ was the only actual tank returned from the search.
But hey at least it looks more like a mobile app now right?
Also, it’s amazing that with a $100 order you get that guy free.. I mean.. with GW’s prices..that’s at least a $50 figure right???
Pretty shoddy UAT. The sort/filter/pagination system needs some work still.
Anyhow, prices (as with the their old store also) somewhat inconsistent. You can still find some interesting “deals”, at least in regards to normal GW pricing. A set of 6 resin harlequins only $41.
And so goes the best game GW ever made, Mordheim. Gothic was great too. So sad.
I love Mordheim too, but it was disgustingly imbalanced.
Bloodbowl, as far as mechanics go, I think was their best game. Of course, that is gone too now.
Skaven with slings? I kind of feel that imbalance doesn’t matter so much if you are playing an otherwise great game with people who are there to enjoy the game, not just to win. Under those circumstances, you can enjoy losing — not as much as winning, but you still enjoy the game. What warband you play is like setting your difficulty level at the start of a video game.
Bloobowl is great though! If you have $4 kicking around, someone made a tablet adaptation of Chainsaw Warrior, which was an old GW solo board game. I’ve been enjoying it.
I can enjoy imbalanced games to a degree, and after a while the question becomes why am I even buying this? You know, if your average gamer sat down and made up some rules and never playtested them, there’s a good chance they’d be not only more balanced, but more fun, than Mordheim, Necromunda and Gorka Morka.
The figures, sure, I’d need to buy those. But I could get those anywhere.
I’ve been told that the fan-made Mordheim is way more balanced and enjoyable. I haven’t personally tried it but those who have give it plenty of praise.
The figures.. yeah.. the Skaven are about the only real purchase there.. all the other stuff can be bought up from Reaper, Mantic, Heresy, etc etc etc.. I do personally own the original boxed game, so I don’t need all of that but it’s something I have put thought into.
I get the impression that Mantic’s new line of warrior-nuns were made with Mordheim in mind. Plenty of great stuff out there, like Perry’s Mercenaries box and Wargames Factory for building forces on the cheap.
Whether it’s balanced or imbalanced, for me it is mostly a matter of finding people willing and able to play.
That is not at all a better site design, but at least they’ve made it clear that this is a store, not some place for us bums to e-loiter. I notice that any and all free content has been replaced by interactive ebooks, like “How to paint Citadel Miniatures: Militarum Tempestus” for $4, which would have been free online content in the past.
Also, anyone else notice that the Bretonnians are down to 12 selections? I wonder if that means a huge revamp with the next army book or phasing them out entirely.
Call me crazy but I noticed that I purchased more when I e-loitered and could do things like look up basic painting schemes.
I suppose it was worth the $0 plus whatever I purchased because a customer is only worth the painting article if they buy a $35+ book of reprinted articles or at least a $10 White Dwarf (wait, that’s now $4+ whatever the new picture book is).
Good thing I can link up with a community….ah screw it. I’m going to eBay! 🙂
The things that used to prompt me to buy something were looking at a cool conversion or a crazy paintjob.. but also seeing a hobby article on how to do it. Especially when I was starting out.. seeing a step by step guide on the GW website to building something.. (or in WD for us who started a little earlier) and having a list of the things you’d need.. it built confidence and provided a cool project.
What they’re charging for now with that Astra Militarum painting thing.. you can get better than that on youtube for absolutely free. So if I have to pick between paying a few bucks to hang on the GW site and get interesting articles or going elsewhere.. well.. that isn’t a hard choice at all. It so happens that since I am already not on the GW site.. I just stay off of the site when it comes time to order and save even more.
They made a french Canadian version 15 years too late but heh…better late than never..
Well, just spent the last two minutes I’ll likely ever spend on the GW website.
I’m just glad that GW have figured out that this whole new fangled internet thing is a fad, and what people really want is a digital catalog like the good old days of mail order.
Digitial media is popular because it is really expensive and promotes exclusivity!
I found the site difficult to navigate at first… far too much searching about for simple stuff.
Too hard to navigate the new site, and the search filters are… Very derpy. =0/
Too many model entries are also formed from multi-part kits, and the descriptions for each don’t make it clear that the kit can build either unit entry.
Finally, I think it needs to be made clearer what the models are made from – it’s not obvious in all cases, and I feel that’s deliberate.
$54 for a digital codex? They don’t even try to disguise the screwage now do they?