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Kentares

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    Kentares reacted to Tekwych in In this way the hype died   
    As I said in the original thread. Paying attention to Licensing, Trademarking and IP journals along with league filings. I'm weird in that I enjoy following the business of making board games as much as playing them.
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    Kentares got a reaction from Supertoe in Miskatonic Museum   
    The lack of rules is whats driving me crazy... not Cthulhu!
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    Kentares got a reaction from broknsword in Miskatonic Museum   
    The lack of rules is whats driving me crazy... not Cthulhu!
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    Kentares reacted to Robin Graves in Miskatonic Museum   
    Great, two expansions revealed- and the rules aren't even up.
     
    FFG, please release the rulebook!
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    Kentares reacted to Admiral Slackbar in Clone Wars Era Ships   
    Regardless of the films being generally reviled, I do like the idea of CIS and Republic ships being available in Armada. I thought the scene in the beginning of RotS with the huge fleet engagement was bad ass, and I'd love to recreate something like that. Even if we remain limited to the two factions, CWE ships would be a welcome addition to the game.
    Besides, we already have plenty of anachronisms in the game with ships and characters appearing in possible combinations that are non-canonical. Why not Empire vs CIS or Rebels vs Republic? For campaign play you stick with certain factions, but in casual and tourney play? Why not go nuts? It's not like faction balance appears terribly important to FFG anyway...
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    Kentares reacted to TallTonyB in In this way the hype died   
    This actually isn't true at all.
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    Kentares reacted to Narsil0420 in This question again: How many core set to have the "complete" game?   
    With LOTR I was fine with just one Core Set for a long time. I eventually did get a new one and it was nice to wait because I got some reprinted errata in the new Core set plus got a fresh supply of tokens which had started to fade a bit at that point. Since it's not a competitive game, I don't feel a need to have a "complete set." Also, the claims that you needed another Core Set, for LOTR anyway, were not true. You could still play 4 player with one core set. Threat trackers were the only thing missing and that's easy to substitute with something else. I'm going to only be getting one copy of AH to start.
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    Kentares reacted to soullos in Deckbuilding Preview   
    I think we can all agree one thing, the sooner the rules are posted the better. Get some clarity.
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    Kentares got a reaction from koraldon in This question again: How many core set to have the "complete" game?   
    Hope that was a joke. As high as it were (just adding a couple more copies of some cards)  it would never be double the price as buying two core boxes so... no excuse like that and it isnt average as you say. Theres increasingly more expensive games and for a LCG thats got some special characteristics (a card game mixed with a role play element) it was worth it to be a bit more expensive than the "average" price point and just give a complete set in the "starter set" in one box (what attracts more players in the end... "average price point or a complete game in one box? - reading the forum here most guys interested in playing dont care to buy a second box and complain why a complete core set doesnt come in the core box)
     
    Thats the only negative point in FFG LCGs in my opinion.
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    Kentares got a reaction from Supertoe in This question again: How many core set to have the "complete" game?   
    Now I know youre joking... Most guys here say they didnt (or dont) want to buy a second core and they still are the vocal minority!?!?!? (you know "most" as in "majority" is the opposite of "minority" right?). I never talked about hardcore or casual players... You did.
     
    I only made a comment about what those people would like the core box to be and its pricing if so. Nothing more.
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    Kentares got a reaction from Supertoe in This question again: How many core set to have the "complete" game?   
    Hope that was a joke. As high as it were (just adding a couple more copies of some cards)  it would never be double the price as buying two core boxes so... no excuse like that and it isnt average as you say. Theres increasingly more expensive games and for a LCG thats got some special characteristics (a card game mixed with a role play element) it was worth it to be a bit more expensive than the "average" price point and just give a complete set in the "starter set" in one box (what attracts more players in the end... "average price point or a complete game in one box? - reading the forum here most guys interested in playing dont care to buy a second box and complain why a complete core set doesnt come in the core box)
     
    Thats the only negative point in FFG LCGs in my opinion.
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    Kentares got a reaction from Supertoe in This question again: How many core set to have the "complete" game?   
    I would prefer to pay $5 or $10 more for a full core set than to buy a 2nd core set which doubles my investment. I dont buy a 2nd core set of anything...
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    Kentares got a reaction from Ghost Dancer in Deckbuilding Preview   
    The more I know the more I like it...
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Thx both. No point in quoting whats just a couple of lines above.
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Good guessing. And also my opinion exactly.
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Thats another problem. Indeed a requirement is using "current edition mini sculpt" if the rules changed from previous editions. For example in 40K a Lictor sculpt from 2nd edition couldnt be used in a 3rd or later edition tournament because they had different rules/sculpt.
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Don is correct. Never a tournament organizer would forbid anyone from playing with GW minis no matter how modified it is (green stuff is a big friend for that).
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Ok. Im also out of 40K (or any other GW game) for around 10 years but in my experience as either a (national distributor of hobby games like I mentioned in a previous post)/tournament organizer/player the yougest player I knew in my country was a 15 year old who had the clear support of his father. Everyone else was older guys (never saw a female player) who had either a job or a good monthly income from parents/part-time/whatever. GW games are expensive even if they say the game is for children. There could be a couple of reasons (economic being the most obvious I guess) but I never saw the children they talk about as the main target playing. All my customers at the time were adult males between 20s to 30s (Im 44 now - adult age here is 18).
     
    MTG is a particular case (like any other TCG at the time) because any age (and plenty of females - had one girlfriend that played MTG) can gather some pocket change and buy a pack or a card for the winning deck (I know... its simplified). One of our stores was near a school and sometimes the clerk at the store had problems with some parents because their children spent the lunch money in the store buying MTG (or Yugioh or Pokémon) packs.
     
    I guess (and this is just based in a friend of mine) GW survives on the fanboys of their products who started in their 20s and still buy and play their games with the ocasional new blood (usually a son of a player).
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Save yourselves! The end is near!
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    So be it Don. Maybe now theyve seen the light (now that theyre loosing market share and shrinking profits).
     
    Edit = Almost forgot... now that UK is out of EU lets see how things will be for GW in the future...
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    You never considered that malicious towards the business you worked!? I do. Maybe I take those things at heart.
     
    One of the main tools of a successful major (or multinational) company is adapting to a regional/local market. You dont see Macdonalds selling pork burgers in muslim countries or Microsoft saying to non-english speakers that Windows is never going to be translated in other languages for example. Isnt a problem of logistics or anything. Its all left to good will (and costs/profits relation but which wasnt important in this case) which they didnt had at the time while improving the chances of success in small markets and being perceived as a business that also cares about the players and not only on their bank account (which in my opinion FFG does very well trying to strike a balance between both).
     
    GW was the least flexible of all for us and needless to say but the small quantity of products we had was aquired through a retailer as a favor to our costumers which didnt had the chance to buy online.
     
    Sorry for the jab at your current work but I thought it was directly related with GW.
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    So you manage in same the paragraph to point how silly some of their business decisions are and also point out you never felt any malice toward the business you worked...
     
    Either youre the lucky one or your business followed all the requeriments they imposed (although currently translating their novels now could also explain it).
     
    The continuous and unending vilification of the company is justified because of years doing stupid decisions just to please the shareholders and ignoring those who are willing to sell/distribute their games (and also to those who buy their games).
     
    Some examples are:
     
    - Every couple of years throwing in the market a new edition of a game and telling players sorry but you have to buy half of your army again if you want to play in official tournaments (and sometimes making it worse than the previous edition).
     
    - Changing the magazine (White Dwarf) to a weekly format while charging almost the same for a monthly one (seems they reverted back to monthly this September)
     
    - Requiring that the minimum buy order for distribution in a small market being the same as a large market even after we pointed out that those quantities would never be sold in a timely manner that would be worth our investment.
     
    Well... cant please everyone I guess...
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    IF (a big "if" I know...) thats true it would make me laugh very very very hard... because of the stupidity of that request (but knowing GW like I said in my previous post wouldnt surprise me).
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    Or, you know, if it makes you feel better thinking that its ok I guess but knowing the GW business practices which I know first hand when I worked at a national distributor of hobby games 13 years ago I would bet Sirfuzzy is 100% correct. I dont see FFG not interested in keeping the agreement after developing so many good games but... you know... its just my POV.
     
    And of course FFG will never say the truth about this because theyre being ethical in their position. Maybe one day we will know...
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    Kentares got a reaction from twincast in End of the game?   
    And as expected the end of all FFG games GW related is announced.
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