Monday, May 23, 2011

It's almost like they planned it

Privateer Press is having a sale for their tenth anniversary.

Way to capitalize on Games Workshop's flaws and gain some market share, PP.

100th post

And it's a less than pleasant one.

If you are on the internet at all, you're well aware of the gigantic shit-storm GW has caused by cutting off the Pacific Rim, moving to cheaper materials and raising prices, changing their marketing strategy to announcing new products one week before their release date, and rendering puppies and kittens down into a fine powder to snort.

And what does this have to do with me? I'm just getting done with my semester, and I was looking forward to spending the summer working and gaming. Games Workshop was going to get some of my hard earned dollars on a new Daemonhunters/Grey Knights army. And now, after all of the above? I'm done.

Will I still play the game? Yes.

Will I buy GW models? Yes and no. There are many other model companies that I can purchase from to get my GW fix, and they don't abuse their customers. I'll purchase from them, and fee-bay is always there to hook me up for things that aren't alternate models.

If they come around, and stop being evil, I might reconsider, but damn, it'll take a lot.