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 Sasori wrote:
One of the most bizzare takes I've seen recently on Dakka is the conspiracy that a box that sold out in seconds, may not have sold out in seconds if the dex had been allowed in a single event.

EDIT: Wanted to say thank you to Mike Brandt for being so coolheaded here and appreciate the responses. A lot of us appreciate you posting here, and it's unfortunate you have to deal with some of this absurd toxicity at times.


When you work for GW, expect it. After GW's treatment of the fan base, for years, is it wrong to be suspicious of anything they do? I admit, it's probably unfair to take it out on Mike, but I have never seen GW do a thing that DIDN'T have an angle.

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 Sasori wrote:
One of the most bizzare takes I've seen recently on Dakka is the conspiracy that a box that sold out in seconds, may not have sold out in seconds if the dex had been allowed in a single event.

EDIT: Wanted to say thank you to Mike Brandt for being so coolheaded here and appreciate the responses. A lot of us appreciate you posting here, and it's unfortunate you have to deal with some of this absurd toxicity at times.


I also would like like to thank Mike for his hard work. You are in an elite class when it comes to organizing events and I know it will be a success!

   
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 BaronIveagh wrote:
MVBrandt wrote:

Well before.


Well, the reason I ask is that based on the time stamps on your posts in this tread, it would have been less than a day.

MVBrandt wrote:
We're working on the correspondence now


So, in other words, at the last possible moment, to try and maximize preorders without actually giving anyone any benefit.


Ah yes. The orlando tournament is attended by tens of thousands of ork players worldwide after all (plus all the other players)

Yea right.

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 BaronIveagh wrote:
 Nurglitch wrote:
It seems to be working out for them.


Really? Because Black Industries, FFG, and Ulisses Spiele's RPGs are *all* now over at cubicle7 and apparently no new materials are being produced. Their entire RPG line is, effectively, defunct. So, how well did it work again?


Hey now, the Warhammer Fantasy 4th edition RPG is doing great, especially with the rerelease of the Enemy Within campaign.

So, the RPG which is set in the world which GW blew up and abandoned is doing great!
...
The same world which is featured in their most successful video game tie-ins ever!
...
The first of which was announced 6 months before GW blew up the old world...

Yeah, I don't think GW is very good at this "long-term planning" thing.

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 Sasori wrote:
One of the most bizzare takes I've seen recently on Dakka is the conspiracy that a box that sold out in seconds, may not have sold out in seconds if the dex had been allowed in a single event.

EDIT: Wanted to say thank you to Mike Brandt for being so coolheaded here and appreciate the responses. A lot of us appreciate you posting here, and it's unfortunate you have to deal with some of this absurd toxicity at times.

Seconded!

   
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 A Town Called Malus wrote:

Hey now, the Warhammer Fantasy 4th edition RPG is doing great, especially with the rerelease of the Enemy Within campaign.

So, the RPG which is set in the world which GW blew up and abandoned is doing great!
...
The same world which is featured in their most successful video game tie-ins ever!
...
The first of which was announced 6 months before GW blew up the old world...

Yeah, I don't think GW is very good at this "long-term planning" thing.


Remember, it's all just a way to force more peple to buy whatever product they're pitching at the moment. The idea that they might make money off it in other ways is only now catching on.


tneva82 wrote:


Ah yes. The orlando tournament is attended by tens of thousands of ork players worldwide after all (plus all the other players)

Yea right.


GW would do it if they thought it would bring them so much as a single additional sale and WAAC players are easy to manipulate with gak like this. I'll grant, they're much less common among Ork players, but it's not unknown.

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Seems like a pretty stupid theory to suggest GW deliberately waited to inform people about the legality of a new Codex until before the pre-orders (so before it would be of any potential benefit to them), while at the same time people are complaining it sold out in minutes anyway. I don't think the sales of a box that was clearly way under-produced are at all dependent on people attending a single new tournament somewhere in the USA.

I'm all for criticising GW when they mess up, and the low stock levels for the recent Ork stuff is pretty stupid IMO, but nothing in your narrative makes sense.
   
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Slipspace wrote:
Seems like a pretty stupid theory to suggest GW deliberately waited to inform people about the legality of a new Codex until before the pre-orders (so before it would be of any potential benefit to them), while at the same time people are complaining it sold out in minutes anyway. I don't think the sales of a box that was clearly way under-produced are at all dependent on people attending a single new tournament somewhere in the USA.


Artificial Demand plus an Artificial Shortage.


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Let's get the discussion back on track, if people want to talk about events or the rules (pro/con/whatever), that's fine, but lets take talk of market manipulations and such to other threads. Thanks!

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For the joy of fun updates as we are on the eve of Event #1

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/08/10/six-more-reasons-to-get-unreasonably-pumped-about-the-upcoming-us-open-series/
   
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Im pretty pumped to see how this first event in Orlando pans out.

Good luck to all involved and I hope everything runs smoothly and safely.

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yukishiro1 wrote:
No restaurant is going to throw you out for bringing your own mustard if you don't like the brand they offer.

I bring small bottles of real Maple Syrup to the local breakfast place where I live (Washington state, USA), and I've never had a problem.

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 undertow wrote:
yukishiro1 wrote:
No restaurant is going to throw you out for bringing your own mustard if you don't like the brand they offer.

I bring small bottles of real Maple Syrup to the local breakfast place where I live (Washington state, USA), and I've never had a problem.


If you want an equally applicable counter-proposal, how many poker events will let you bring your own cards?

I'm exaggerating for effect, as is the rest of this conversational tangent, but even I who cannot resist funking with a menopause* kit to switch arm pairs or such can grasp that the TO gets to make that call then stand or fall based on how well that carries with the community. It's not *for* me (or for the likes for me) but that doesn't mean it's not improving the hobby overall. That's where I get to suspend my ego and examine the outputs.

*seriously, autocorrect? But it's funny, so it stands.

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Not sure if it's been posted somewhere before (pretty sure it must have been), but what are the base sizes of the main buildings in the GW terrain setups?
   
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I've been seeing a lot of people say 12"x12" but cannot confirm with real data/information.
   
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12" x 12" on the big ruins, 10" x 5" for the smalls.

dense terrain is on 6" x 4"


EDIT FOR INCORRECT INFO.

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12x12, 10x5, 6x4
   
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Thanks guys, gonna grab some tiles for practice.

is there a specific distance between the large tiles?

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Heard there is some controversy about a Blood Angel player using a strat wrong to win a game and it appeared on the warhammer community meta watch article (Orlando)
   
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Moorecox wrote:
Heard there is some controversy about a Blood Angel player using a strat wrong to win a game and it appeared on the warhammer community meta watch article (Orlando)
Original article said he'd used "Wings of Fire" on the Ancient, but he's not Core so not eligible. The player (Jack Harpster) commented that this was picked up on at the time, and the article has been corrected/updated.

Spoiler:


With just a couple of models left against a superior force of Aeldari looking to Assassinate his Sanguinary Ancient, he looked at using the Upon Wings of Fire Stratagem to take his Ancient off the table long enough to keep him alive. Realising this wasn’t possible, as the Sanguinary Ancient doesn’t have the CORE keyword, Jack boldly advanced the Ancient on the central objective – and heroically survived to score an 86-82 win.





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It's odd that the WarCom article mentioned it, unless whoever was making notes missed the judges coming over.

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Makes you wonder.
   
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Also interesting to note that the article caused quite a few keyboard warrior moments, forcing the BA player to defend himself on FB, saying it didn't actually happen because he caught the Core requirement in time. So GW release an article that gets their own rules wrong, which basically says a player cheated, then quietly edit it later. Classy.
   
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Gotta love those keyboard warriors…
   
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Slipspace wrote:
Also interesting to note that the article caused quite a few keyboard warrior moments, forcing the BA player to defend himself on FB, saying it didn't actually happen because he caught the Core requirement in time. So GW release an article that gets their own rules wrong, which basically says a player cheated, then quietly edit it later. Classy.
Nah, that's a simple mistake anyone writing an article could make. They went back and corrected in short order, it didn't need any kind of announcement that they fixed a minor error. This is all on the SJWs jumping the shark to hate group rather than calming the feth down for two seconds.

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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
Slipspace wrote:
Also interesting to note that the article caused quite a few keyboard warrior moments, forcing the BA player to defend himself on FB, saying it didn't actually happen because he caught the Core requirement in time. So GW release an article that gets their own rules wrong, which basically says a player cheated, then quietly edit it later. Classy.
Nah, that's a simple mistake anyone writing an article could make. They went back and corrected in short order, it didn't need any kind of announcement that they fixed a minor error. This is all on the SJWs jumping the shark to hate group rather than calming the feth down for two seconds.


...SJW? Exactly what Social Justice were people warrior-ing for over a misused stratagem? These were rules lawyers and internet 'WELL AKSHULLY!!' guys, not SJWs (regardless of your feelings on said group).

Words generally mean things. SJW (derogatory) has 2 specific connotations one for the subject, one for the user. A. It refers to someone who champions social causes in a particularly ineffective or annoying way and B. When used unironically, especially as a generalist term for ANYONE who supports social causes, it lets the listener know that the individual who labeled someone an SJW probably has a some amount of Nazi memorabilia, has many concerning opinions about racial and cultural minorities, and/or likely refers to women as 'females'.

Here we have an example of SJW being used incorrectly AND unironically. Which adds a layer of cringe on top of it's unfortunate implications as to the poster's character.

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...or I just consider combatting the rampant cheating at tournaments a social cause, and consider the people I was referencing as fighting it in an aggressive, impotent way.

Let's take a deep breath here before spiralling off into calling me a nazi, ok?

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...probably has a some amount of Nazi memorabilia, has many concerning opinions about racial and cultural minorities, and/or likely refers to women as 'females'.
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Automatically Appended Next Post:
/Sees new reply to his thread

... O.O

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And I thought SJW stood for Shill for James Workshop.
   
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I'm mostly amused and disappointed that 'rule' #1 is not being enforced here. Apparently the Dakka mod crew consider it not impolite to accuse someone of being a racist misogynistic nazi.

I mean in hindsight I obviously made a poor choice of phrase; I didn't think to much on it at the time but it is evidently a sore spot for some people. I made a mistake and I'll learn from it.

But to pass judgement on my entire character, and such a significantly negative one at that, based on one post in a wargaming forum? That's a level of bigotry I'm glad I have no part in.

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ERJAK wrote:
...probably has a some amount of Nazi memorabilia, has many concerning opinions about racial and cultural minorities, and/or likely refers to women as 'females'.
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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
I'm mostly amused and disappointed that 'rule' #1 is not being enforced here. Apparently the Dakka mod crew consider it not impolite to accuse someone of being a racist misogynistic nazi.

I mean in hindsight I obviously made a poor choice of phrase; I didn't think to much on it at the time but it is evidently a sore spot for some people. I made a mistake and I'll learn from it.

But to pass judgement on my entire character, and such a significantly negative one at that, based on one post in a wargaming forum? That's a level of bigotry I'm glad I have no part in.


don't use the term SJW if you don't want people to think so ill of you.

SJW is just a far right snarl word and anyone using it makes themselves associate with those people.
   
 
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