Sticky Fingersss wrote:
GW are a buissness that make a game that i love, with the miniatures that i love with the fantasy realm that i love. How could I ever hate them? Yes they have high prices, which is why I have ebay. yes they have a few models I dont like but i just won't buy them. I don't really understand how you could feel so angry about this...
er, because we're getting shafted. Thats why.
So tell me, if they raised the prices for the 12 model boxes to £15 would you still be happy? £18? £20? 'cos it'll happen sooner or later, once the current prices are normalised
GW will feel confident enough to raise the prices yet again. And again. As others have said, this hobby and its miniatures are a LUXURY. Well, for many, including myself its fast becoming an unaffordable Luxury. We don't want to quit - on the contrary I certainly want to get a lot more from the LOTR and 40K ranges. But at these prices, its just not worth it. Ebay is all well and good but at the end of the day, theres not enough stuff around on ebay for everyone.
They've already done their research into what makes money, and the research shows that it is little Jimmy going to the store, buying the intro stuff and a few boxes of models, maybe spending £200 at most, and then losing interest. That is where the money is at. If he stays than even better! They make more money that way then trying to keep us grumpy lot happy all the time. We get appeased by the new releases and having no self control and buying them
This. ^ GW does absolutely NOTHING to encourage customer loyalty. They couldn't care less if people get fed up and quit, because they know they can make profit off new gullible players who spend a few hundred quid, only play for a short while then lose interest and quit. LOTR has no long term future if they don't try to retain players for longer as opposed to treating people like cash cows on a conveyor belt.
I expect SBG will have a lifespan of 5-10 years at most, after the last Hobbit film. If there are no new LOTR films on the horizon at that time, then there'll be nothing to sustain interest in it. Sure, theres always us die hards but GW doesn't make its vast profits from us and may well decide that its no longer profitable and pull the plug.