Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Games Workshop Price Hike. An Opinion You Might Not Have Read Yet.
40k is a great game. The fanatical fan base is what got my blog really rolling last year when I started posting about it. It's fun, the community is (largely) awesome, and there are some truly talented modelers, painters, and storymakers involved in the giant shared experience that is 40k. That being said, when GW raises its prices, a lot of people get bent about it. This is their prerogative.
I am in the U.S., so those of you in Australia are facing a whole different problem, and I don't begrudge you your issue. For me however, it's just a matter of voting with my wallet. I spend a lot of money on my hobbies, but less is available than some people I know, so I like to try and make sure I am doing my best to stretch that money. Am I going to spend less with GW? Probably not, it just will get me a little less, which means more of my spending will start turning to other suppliers, like Mantic or Wargames Factory. This is not out of anger, but rather that I can get more of what I am interested in from them. Will this hurt GW?Probably not. Which is fine. They are (arguably) the biggest pillar of our hobby left. I don't really want to see them go down any more than they do.
Am I going to buy resin models from them? No, but then I did not really buy any of the metal stuff either.
I had more of a clear idea of where I was going with this when I started the article, but suffice to say, I'm not that upset about the price increase, it's not going to affect me that much, and if anything, my spend with GW is likely to remain the same (not much). For those of you for whom this is the last straw, I make a friendly recommendation.
Dust Tactics. It's a great game, has cool models, and is looking for more players.