Thursday, May 13, 2010

End of the World As We Know It... And I Feel Fine

In the event you've not had the opportunity to witness fellow geeks screaming themselves red in the face on the likes of Dakka and BoLS: Games Workshop has a US price hike scheduled to go into effect May 31 on our beloved/despised plastic methamphetamine.

By the by: don't go to Dakka. It’s ugly in there. The BoLS discussions are at least civil.

This affects me not at all. Why? I can't remember the last time I purchased a plastic kit of the GW flavor. Bought the Blood Angels codex last month, but beyond that... GW just hasn't been getting my hard-earned pennies. The last price hike solved that for me. Lately I've focused on much smaller scale, squad-based armies like Infinity. Lower cost-per-army.

EDIT: not strictly true. I did purchase the new 3x Killa Kans set on release. But that was an absolute steal for what you get. AND... because there was a part missing I got six for the price of three. Can't take issue with GW's customer service. Beyond that... no clue when the last purchase was. 

Did I emorageqquit and storm off? Nah. Wasted energy. Just stopped buying. It is a game after all, and strictly non-essential. Besides, I have a metric crap-ton of kits waiting to be built... and enough bits to choke an elephant. I'll just work with Orks/'Nids/CSM/Marines I have in-hand. That in itself is a considerable amount... in the thousands of points per. Hell... this might actually encourage me to finish painting my personal reserves. 

Not quitting the game by a long shot. I enjoy it too much. And no matter how cool the Infinity/AT-43/Warmachine/insert-your-preference-here rule set is... it just won't match the richness of the 40K universe background. I couldn't walk away from that if I wanted to. 

But... sorry GW. Nothing new, thanks.



Dryw said...

Reminder: I have to mod responses due to a small number of jerks trying to drop malicious and/or inappropriate links in the comments sections.

I'll keep an eye out, so don't sweat it if you don't see yours right away.

Chris said...

Nerd drama is awesome. It doesn't really matter what company/game system/forum is making a change, someone's entire existence is going to end as a result.

Death 0F Angels said...

Till people realize that we vote with our dollar prices will continue to rise. Simple supply and demand.

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