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so when does this happen? Lot of folks would nod at the GW bean counters and floating it on the market. I would then cut off their nodding heads (fucking wankers) and say well what about MGP? No bean counters and definatley no floating (perhaps in a toilet bowl full of poo, but alas i think it would sink there). Is it Ivory tower syndrome? Surrounding yourself with the fanatics that love you to death. Or something more sinister? So sinister in fact that it sneaks upon you - the idea that they can tell you how to enjoy your hobby.

ideas? opinions or lynchings? I await your response.

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Sinister ? Tad melodramatic there perhaps ? Could I trouble you to elaborate there perhaps ?

I think a lot of the perceived problems ( as opposed to any actual problems) is often caused by the gamers themselves growing older and their tastes changing.

Every company has bean counters though. :?

Swerving vaguely back towards the question though : I think problems tend to crop up when the companies reach a certain size and have to expand their lines/products. Even if this is accompanied by extra manpower through extra staff etc, people often complain about different writing styles, power creep, nerfs etc etc. For example I think the new marine codex is pretty sweet, and don't have any problems with much of the fluff components therein. But the hullabaloo bits of this caused amongst certain people on other forums staggered me.

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Capitalism 101:

Miniatures Company X produces a product. People purchase that product, Miniatures Company X enjoys a period of growth. Miniatures Company X uses their capital gains to invest in new sculpting and casting technologies to keep their product on the cutting edge therefore maintaining the attention of customers in a particularly fickle market. Miniatures Company X increases prices to compensate for the talents they've hired and the additional skilled workers to operate their advanced production line. Miniatures Company X therefore sets the standard for their competition in their niche industry.

Still follow? Okay this is the part where it doesn't make sense.

Consumers that buy Miniatures Company X products gripe about the price increases, make unfair comparisons to the "good old days" and yet still continue to purchase said products from Miniatures Company X (and yes, even though you may buy through online retailers/ebay you're not hurting them one bit, as the initial sale was still made, all you're harming is independent retailers). Said consumers don't realize that if they really want to harm Miniatures Company X for their real/perceived sins against them, they should vote with their pound/dollar and quit alltogether.

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Yea right on Sheikh, I personally am sick of hearing people bitch on about the cost of X Y Z that Miniatures Company X charges. If you think it is too expensive then fuck off and do something else. I here wanking is free. £2.50 for a pot of paint is not a lot of money, they last ages if you are any good with the thin end of a paint brush. Most people go to the pub and shell out over £3 for a pint of beer and that is gone in 20 minutes.
When you compare this hobby with others it is no more or less expensive.

Mountain biking £600 + for a decent bike, £40 a year on tyres, tubes and lube. £200 + for some decent clothing and helmet
Rock Climbing £100 for some kit, harness, belay plate, rope. Between £6 to £15 for a session at your local climbing wall
Sailing £1000-15000 for a boat, £100-500 dinghy club fees, £400 on kit
Smoking £6 a day for 20
Drinking £6-50 at the pub every day
Consoles and games £££££
Wanking £0.50p kleenex £££ porn £30 broadband

You get the idea. Now get back in the kitchen and bake me some pie bitch.

I am not sure that floating GW was the best idea for the company but I suppose they needed a shit load of cash to grow the business back then.

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