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fluffystuff
09-10-2008, 18:41
New GW UK Website is now online, although it's not fully functional atm. It won't recognise my e-mail address and won't allow me to register. Free space marine veteran with your first order over 50.

Ghachii
09-10-2008, 18:49
It's not working for me yet. Also, when I try to access the UK online store I get redirected to the US online store. Odd.

fluffystuff
09-10-2008, 18:53
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/home.jsp

But it's gone down again atm:(

Lucky
09-10-2008, 19:49
Address nickname anyone?

Harry
09-10-2008, 20:04
Good Luck Adam (and everyone else who has worked so hard on this project).

All the best
Harry

Lord Malorne
09-10-2008, 20:18
Why does it have dollar prices...curses!

....keeps sending me to the US site :cries:.

Count Zero
09-10-2008, 20:27
its working for me

Count Zero
09-10-2008, 20:29
opps its just stopped!

kkdm
09-10-2008, 21:06
why they changed it, WHY??

old site was good, man, why the changed it??

Harry
09-10-2008, 21:17
Old site was 'Good'.

However....

Good, better, best,
never let it rest
until your good is better
and you better ... best. :D

fluffystuff
09-10-2008, 21:48
It appears to be working now, because it just let me place an order. I'm only ordering direct so as to get the free mini aswell, I must be nuts.:rolleyes:

DoktorZinieztro
09-10-2008, 21:57
Not working fer me.

Magister
09-10-2008, 22:20
When people say 'not working' do they mean that the link is sending them to the US website or does a Server not availiable type message appear?

Samuell
09-10-2008, 22:37
Works perfectly for me.
I contacted GW by phone and they told me all registrations for the old website have been deleted and everybody must register again.
Don't forget to check the box if you want to receive the newsletter.
I think the new site is a definate improvement, it's faster, looks better and is more organized, the place is crawling with relevant links and everything is nicely grouped together.
Two thumbs up I'd say.

ThousandPlateaus
09-10-2008, 23:10
I cried a little inside when I discovered today that the switch-over had finally arrived. I really don't like this new site at all: and not just because it's not familiar. I loathe the awful product shovelling (I was going to say placement, but that's too subtle a tactic to describe what this is) that permeates absolutely every square inch of the site - it's patronising and irritating.

The old site had the perfect balance of useful articles and product information, this is simply nothing but advertorials and infomercials, and even there they don't succeed that well: have you tried clicking on a close-up of an image? It offers quite an abstract image of a corner of the photo, which is a bit odd.

Anyway, yes, I don't like this at all. Sorry.

Wintertooth
09-10-2008, 23:17
have you tried clicking on a close-up of an image? It offers quite an abstract image of a corner of the photo, which is a bit odd.

Have you tried clicking and dragging on the enlargement?

ThousandPlateaus
09-10-2008, 23:23
Have you tried clicking and dragging on the enlargement?

I did try that before and it didn't do anything; although I've no tried again and it does... I thought it was weird, thanks.

EDIT: I will say, though, it's good to see the catalogue of available miniatures expanded.

untimention
09-10-2008, 23:33
it works

where is the offer around the free mini?

fluffystuff
10-10-2008, 00:10
it works

where is the offer around the free mini?

Once your basket exceedes 50 , then the free mini will be added to it.

BTW , I logged in with my old account, and it still let me make the order.

DoktorZinieztro
10-10-2008, 00:50
Got a 4-0-9 error message "session timed out", and then a server not found message.

Thus, not working fer me.

-Grimgorironhide-
10-10-2008, 00:59
Dam GW! What did they do with all the skirmish scenario's and nice insightful articles ? Why couldn't they have just left it how it was instead of basically making it an online store!

Charax
10-10-2008, 01:13
All the best articles are gone (Forgotten fleets and working with green stuff among them) and the new site is an absolute rush-job (Since when is the Rhino ambiguous (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/articleCategory.jsp?community=&communityArticleCatId=400028&articleCatId=400028&catId=cat1350002)?).

It'll be even worse once the separate SG site shuts down and is incorporated into this travesty of a redesign, the sheer volume of lost information will be - if you'll excuse the pun - epic

DoktorZinieztro
10-10-2008, 05:34
WOT!?

They are nerfing the SG separate site? Can anything, really anything be done about it?

If not, I'm backing the whole thing up and will try hard as hell to keep it alive!

First, Space Hulk... Now SG's website... They want me on the warpath, don't they, the gits?

Me grudges are many and many-a-year olde!!

spud
10-10-2008, 07:40
Is the new site just a store? where's the hobby content? Maybe I'm just not navigating it properly, but it seems like everything worth looking at from the old site is missing. If this is the direction that GW is going in, then...wow...what a disservice to their fans/customers.

ThousandPlateaus
10-10-2008, 07:47
Is the new site just a store? where's the hobby content? Maybe I'm just not navigating it properly, but it seems like everything worth looking at from the old site is missing. If this is the direction that GW is going in, then...wow...what a disservice to their fans/customers.

Much of it is still there, but you do really have to hunt around for things. Just keep searching for links.

blongbling
10-10-2008, 08:18
firstly it isnt a rush job, this has been voer two years in development.

secondly the content is largely there but hey will be bringing cross more of the old content over time, as well s adding new stuff. have a look around, its there.

thirdly yes its a webstore.......

InquisitorRex
10-10-2008, 08:55
(Since when is the Rhino ambiguous (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/articleCategory.jsp?community=&communityArticleCatId=400028&articleCatId=400028&catId=cat1350002)?).


I couldn't agree more. Ubiquitous mayhaps... but never ambiguous. What's even worse, is that actually could be one of my trespasses.

Consider it corrected Herr Charax!

Adam

yeancientone
10-10-2008, 09:06
I think the old site did a terrible job of selling GW products - combining the store and the articles may seem a bit ruthless, but I think it's necessary. The more I use the site, the more I like it. And yes, it makes me tempted to buy things I would never before have considered, which must mean good things for sales. It pays attention to what you're clicking on and makes purchase suggestions (which you are free to ignore.)

The higher resolution images of models also make me consider buying models I had yawned at in the previous incarnation. The inclusion of model statistics also helps remind you what a particular unit does without having to consult your army book.

As for 'where have all the articles gone', I don't really understand that one - I just clicked on articles in the Warhammer section and there they were. Same goes for the other sections.

After some hesitation, I give the site a resounding 'hurrah!' - it gets its tentacles round the casual browser and showers them with temptations, while retaining the articles for the hobbyist.

Specialist Games are no longer on a different site, which is splendid - though it looks like a few of the more obscure articles have been pruned - hopefully these will return as blongbling said.

I apologise in advance for being so positive - I will spend the day weeding out things I don't like about the website.


EDIT:
I couldn't agree more. Ubiquitous mayhaps... but never ambiguous. What's even worse, is that actually could be one of my trespasses.

Consider it corrected Herr Charax!

Adam
They walk among us!

Gazak Blacktoof
10-10-2008, 10:09
It seems a bit slower than the old site at the moment. It loads the sidebar and the banner quickly then leaves you waiting for the useful information.

I'll have a sniff around and see what the content and accessibility to that content is actually like before I praise or condemn it. If it really has been 2 years in the making and there's been a big trial with the US store then the articles should all be there by now.

The boyz
10-10-2008, 10:24
I'm not a big fan of the new website. I find it quite annoying to navigate and use. I dont know much about designing website's, but considering it's taken them over two year's. I thought it would of been a bit better.

Velsharoon
10-10-2008, 10:48
You know what I have to say I like this website, its laid out a lot better than the old one

If it was just loading a bit better and they balanced the selling with the hobby I think they would have a winner

Edit: you know what the load times arent that bad , a second wait isnt a big deal. I am way happier with this site and they should be proud. But seriously get some new hobby articles up there asap

Gazak Blacktoof
10-10-2008, 11:02
I've done a bit of looking under the warhammer section (that's what I play).



I can't find the skirmish rules.

I couldn't find the FAQs or errata to begin with- the search comes up with errant knights. Its not in the book section, the essentials section or the articles section. I searched under articles first. I also had a look for the tomb king FAQ within the tomb king articles and its not there either.

I finally found them under the main gaming tab. If I'm playing warhammer I want to find warhammer rules in the warhammer section.

No dogs of war or regiments of renown and no chaos dwarfs as either products or articles.

You have to actually click on the search button once you've entered your search criteria into the field. Why can't you just hit the "return" key?



I also did a test to find out how good the search engine was. First I searched under "might empires" after having a look manually to see what articles there were for it- the search returned duplicates of the mighty empires boxed set and doubles of lots of empire and tau empire products. Despite the fact the engine appears to be looking for gaming articles as well as products there is no way that I can see (doesn't matter if its there I can't see it) to jump to just the articles.

In fact after looking through all 130 returns from my search the articles aren't even displayed at all, they are only revealed when you choose a product. At this point the link takes you to the product page and on the side bar it displays "related articles". For some reason it doesn't do this for the expansion tiles for which there are in fact specific special rules.

After that I tried an advanced search filling in the "with the exact phrase" field with the words "might empires". The numbers of items returned from the search is more brief but still does not include any articles.

Even during the exact phrase search it provided results that did not include the exact phrase- for example Krell, who is clearly nothing to do with mighty empires. His fluff text does include the following sentence though, "Krell was a mighty Chaos champion long before the birth of the Empire".

Finally, you have to click on the text to follow a search result and cannot click on the picture instead.



As a parting comment I'll add that a big plus of the site is that when you are provided with a link to a close-up image of a model the close-up is actually a much larger image than the original as opposed to being the same size or even a smaller picture:p which often happened on the old site.

daemonkin
10-10-2008, 11:10
After initial doubts I think the redesign is nice. Sure every single click you make gives you an advert in your face. But, they ahve brought Specialist Games back under their wing. I can now get booster packs for my bloodbowl teams, the trophies are back, Epic is still there. And they are bringing back all the content that was on the old site and is still relevant, over time.

Sure some people lose out. Win some lose some. Great bonus in my eyes. And they still have free shipping over 50.

Awesome sauce.
D.

setekhite
10-10-2008, 11:28
Hmmm.

All the changes look pretty cosmetic, so I have no great preference either way.

However, I note that the option to pick specific figure variants from a line is still missing - wasn't this an 'obvious' option which was offered as a salve when the old bitz service was ended?

Until that is added, I have absolutely no incentive to order online from GW - it's either down to the shops to find that specific model I'm after, or a discounted online retailer when I want to buy boxes.

Gazak Blacktoof
10-10-2008, 11:33
I've found that discount online retails often have comment boxes so you can add that you'd like specific poses of models included in your order. I don't know if the GW store has a comment box. If you phone mail order you might be able to explain what you want.

My last order was from gaming figures and I didn't have any preferences but the one prior to that was from total wargamer and I asked for different crews for my reaper bolt throwers and they made sure I got them.

The option to buy individual models should definitely be an option though.

reds8n
10-10-2008, 11:47
I couldn't agree more. Ubiquitous mayhaps... but never ambiguous. What's even worse, is that actually could be one of my trespasses.

Consider it corrected Herr Charax!

Adam

You realise you've just set a dangerous new precedent for GW service now yes ? :D

... I think it's alright. Sure I'd like more articles- which I gather are coming, but the assembly guides and the like are very helpful. If at all possible I'd like to see them up around the time of the models appearing on the preorder section.

The placement of the articles and sections seems logical enough too.

Any idea or hint as to when the BL site will update too ?

Hrafn
10-10-2008, 11:51
As a parting comment I'll add that a big plus of the site is that when you are provided with a link to a close-up image of a model the close-up is actually a much larger image than the original as opposed to being the same size or even a smaller picture:p which often happened on the old site.

Hear, hear! Damn, that was annoying when browsing on a computer with modern day standarts in resolution! That aspect of the new site is indefinitely better than the old one :)

th7dude
10-10-2008, 12:13
That site is much better. The link between products and articles is clearer also.

Ghachii
10-10-2008, 12:13
Anyone got any idea why all the prices are in dollars even if you register as being in the UK?!

ArtificerArmour
10-10-2008, 12:29
It is such a horrible, horrible site. It's gone to the "would you like top buy more?" slogan :(

Gazak Blacktoof
10-10-2008, 12:56
Anyone got any idea why all the prices are in dollars even if you register as being in the UK?!

Try clearing your cookies out. The site is displying prices in sterling for me.

Make sure you've got the right country selected, its should be possible to register for one country but look at the site from another counter which you don't want to do at the moment. Scroll down to the bottom right and make sure you're viewing the correct page.

Marlow
10-10-2008, 13:19
Not impressed so far. Slow to load, pictures are all at the bottem of the screen. I can get products into the cart, but it will not let me actually buy them. Checkout shows me what I have ordered but then does not go anywhere...

Will try again when I get home see if that makes it any better.

Odin
10-10-2008, 13:44
I was praying they'd see sense before inflicting this new site on the UK. It's awful - painfully slow, and with all the interesting articles either gone or impossible to find, replaced with in-your-face BUY THIS NOW!!!!! GO ON, JUST ********* BUY IT!!! AND THIS. AND THIS AS WELL. BUY IT ALL, OR ELSE!!!!

blongbling
10-10-2008, 14:03
ITS A WEBSTORE!!!!!! NOT A WEBSITE

the sooner people get their heads around the change the better. There are articles there but is not longer a website full of information and a webstore attached but a webstore with some articles attached.

I for one am having no problems with the site at all, i have already purchased off ot it and it all worked fine.

Odin
10-10-2008, 14:07
ITS A WEBSTORE!!!!!! NOT A WEBSITE

the sooner people get their heads around the change the better. There are articles there but is not longer a website full of information and a webstore attached but a webstore with some articles attached.

I for one am having no problems with the site at all, i have already purchased off ot it and it all worked fine.

And you're saying that I should be happy about this fact? :wtf:

untimention
10-10-2008, 14:25
well it doesnt work at my end: i ordered

2 packs of harpy wings
drop pod
Pegasus
night goblin box set - 54 total to get the model.

I check out and it says

Summary of Charges
Merchandise Total:0.00Standard Shipping:0.00Order Total:0.00

and then error when you click next

blongbling
10-10-2008, 15:07
im not saying you should be happy...what i am saying is that there is no use lamenting over what it was...it is now a webstore, not a website

ThousandPlateaus
10-10-2008, 15:48
im not saying you should be happy...what i am saying is that there is no use lamenting over what it was...it is now a webstore, not a website

Errr, the previous site was an excellent model of how to promote purchases of niche market goods: showing exactly what they can be used for, how they can be configured, reconfigured, painted, modelled, changed, displayed, played with, what limitless scope for fun there was with these games. Make the product desirable, people will desire the products - and, oh look, a handy link to a store where you can buy these things from! Yes, it wasn't perfect, but it was excellent at promotion nevertheless (which is what GW had always excelled at).

Now it's just frustrating and banal. If you'd never experienced GW before and found this site, you would never think, 'oh, this looks cool, what's this all about?' You'd simply think, 'wtf? how much for that? what is it? meh. whatever. *close site*'.

Some of the changes are a definite improvement, don't get me wrong, and you can see that the programmers have done a good job, but the change is ethos is certainly disheartening.

Odin
10-10-2008, 15:51
Errr, the previous site was an excellent model of how to promote purchases of niche market goods: showing exactly what they can be used for, how they can be configured, reconfigured, painted, modelled, changed, displayed, played with, what limitless scope for fun there was with these games. Make the product desirable, people will desire the products - and, oh look, a handy link to a store where you can buy these things from! Yes, it wasn't perfect, but it was excellent at promotion nevertheless (which is what GW had always excelled at).

Now it's just frustrating and banal. If you'd never experienced GW before and found this site, you would never think, 'oh, this looks cool, what's this all about?' You'd simply think, 'wtf? how much for that? what is it? meh. whatever. *close site*'.

Some of the changes are a definite improvement, don't get me wrong, and you can see that the programmers have done a good job, but the change is ethos is certainly disheartening.

Yup. What he said.

farnham
10-10-2008, 16:07
Looks like all the specialist resources have vanished, hopefully they reappear *crosses fingers*

Templar Ben
10-10-2008, 16:41
ITS A WEBSTORE!!!!!! NOT A WEBSITE

the sooner people get their heads around the change the better. There are articles there but is not longer a website full of information and a webstore attached but a webstore with some articles attached.

I for one am having no problems with the site at all, i have already purchased off ot it and it all worked fine.

I agree. We had the same thing in the US several months back. GW decided that the purpose of the GW website is to give an option for ordering direct from the manufacturer. If you want painting (beyond a quick run down) go to a fan site that is dedicated to painting. Do you want some great content on Space Marine new foundings? Look at Bolter and Chainsword. Do you want an idea for converting WHFB minis to rebel IG? Look at Warseer's painting logs. Want an idea for making a Necron Tomb world table? Look at Terra Genesis.

GW has focused on what they want the website to provide which is simply a webstore. There is some additional support in articles to help you get started but not the more advanced techniques nor the discussion on how to do a conversion with a LE figure from 3 years ago. I too miss the articles but it is because I knew they existed. People that are new don't know that there used to be a article on making Lustria (or whatever) so they are not affected.

As to speed, that will be corrected in a week or so. Because it is new, everyone is hitting it to look for the article of how to build a Black Templar Keep or to see if the Techmarine with Thunderfire really is available. Once the newness of it wears off there will be much fewer hits and the site will load faster (not as fast as the old though because you have larger pages with more pretty photos and that takes longer).

Okay, I just defended GW so I think the apocalypse is upon us. :eek:

blongbling
10-10-2008, 16:51
lol, nice one TB and that is one of the reasons that GW ahs done it

Templar Ben
10-10-2008, 17:12
That was a bit tongue in cheek at the end naturally. I am critical of GW but I do try to point out when there is a sound business reason for an action.

Suicide Messiah
10-10-2008, 18:40
Address nickname anyone?

Indeed!

Seriously, does anyone know what this is? It wont let me register without it but ive never seen another webstore that has it. Am i supposed to say i live in candyland or somthing?

Other than that its definitely an improvement. Im happy that they are selling the modheim and inquistor rulebooks again. The old store was crap and what are all these good, insightful articles that im hearing of? The articles have always been crap and you see better conversions on this site.

Wintertooth
10-10-2008, 18:57
Seriously, does anyone know what this is? It wont let me register without it but ive never seen another webstore that has it. Am i supposed to say i live in candyland or somthing?

When you get through to the checkout, there's a saved address dropdown for shipping. The nickname is to tell them apart. So you could have "Home" and "Office" and it'll fill the form out for you with those details.

Volrath
10-10-2008, 19:25
Any "website" or "webstore" that actually has people debating it in a forum completely outside of itself must be pure crap indeed. It doesn't behave well with google searches, is slow, gets rid of the hobby aspect, and doesnt even work as a "Store"

From a designers standpoint, anytime someone has to stop and go "gee, i dont understand how to use this"....you have failed. FAILED.

And as Darkseer from BoLS states

"I wonder who comissioned this website redesign?
It's not human friendly.
It's not google bot friendly.
Who is it intended for?

And why hasn't google penalised GW for using black hat SEO by redirecting all clicks to their portal page (which is probably loaded with cloaked keywords)!?"

It is a craptacular "upgrade", you can debate that all you want. It is a bad implementation of something that was fine beforehand. End discussion.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Discord
10-10-2008, 20:39
I hated this travesty of a website (or webstore, whatever you wish to call it) when it replaced the us site, which I had been going to for the articles. Articles gone, no biggie. There are better ones around the internet. So I deleted the link and only visited the uk site for browsing the webstore and planning on what cool stuff I want to buy next. No more.

Why? Because the godawful pile of garbage that is the new site doesn't properly work for me. Every single page loads slowly and gives me an error message at some point, which I have to click on to continue loading. Yes, I do have an old computer and a slow connection. I've rarely got the same errors on other really heavy sites. Rarely. This one does it all the time. If I could pick between this new horror and just the online store part of the old one, I'd go with the old online store. At least that one worked, which shouldn't be too much to ask.

I was moderately excited with the Necromunda gang boosters, until I saw they're all randomly packaged and I'm looking for certain sculpts. So back to scrounging them off of eBay. I don't really see myself from quitting the hobby (or even the "GW hobby"), but first you remove my bits and single miniatures, then you do a ridiculous price increase (warlord titan went from 18 to 30, what on earth?) and to cap it all off, you make me unable to look at cool stuff due to your crummy new website. Thank you, Games Workshop. :(

The Phazer
10-10-2008, 21:59
It is a painful site to use unfortunately. It runs like a dog because the Javascript is coded so badly.

Phazer

XenosVanquisher
10-10-2008, 23:16
I'm quite gutted that every single terrain article seems to be missing from the new site.

Reminds me of when the GW forums went bye bye - seems like its more about selling the product now than it is about being part of the product itself.

Ah, but who can blame them, I know if I owned a massive company I would be diverting my staff's attentions more toward making me more money to line my already gold lined pockets.

Marlow
11-10-2008, 00:47
Tried to order again all I get now when I try and use checkout is

Required
The first name is missing in the address.
The last name is missing in the address.
etc for all fields

Even though I have them all filled in! I shall give up now. Good luck to everyone else trying to order the Web Exclusive Sgt

OldMaster
11-10-2008, 01:27
I'm surprised I don't see big banners with "HUGE discounts! Get 3, pay for 2" on them. It would fit the new site perfectly.
It just doesn't fit GW's business, I guess : P

It doesn't even look nicer to me. The only cool thing about it are the stats of each product at the bottom of the page and the large picture option. Also, 80% of all the articles dissappeared, but as far as I know, some of those that are now never existed on the old site.

Templar Ben
11-10-2008, 05:56
What is the web exclusive? Is it the marine hailing a cab?

Mojaco
11-10-2008, 09:17
Looks great. And the ugly ugly specialist games site is finally gone, hooray! Not a popular opinion maybe, but don't care. It was butt ugly.

Gazak Blacktoof
11-10-2008, 10:35
You mean this site? http://www.specialist-games.com/

That's still there.

LordFulgrim
11-10-2008, 12:17
I'm glad to see Specialist Games together with the main-games on one site...makes me hope for the future *crosses fingers*

Tooooon
11-10-2008, 17:39
The website is TERRIBLE. I myself also avoided the US site due to how bad it is, not only looks wise but navigation.

I mean, where are the articles? I click on any army and it just comes up with practically the online store with prices and "pretty pictures" (I know the marketing team ruined WD by making it a glossy ad, but now the bloody website?).

I used to actually prefer the US site before it changed due to there being more articles via the Black Gobbo, but now they all seem to be all but gone.

If this "new website" was the new site for JUST the online store then id be happy. Oh well, guess all we can do is whine to ourselves and accept it, like we always have :/

Heck thats probably why they waited until GD08 was over to do it, nobody moaning at them then so GW can assume "Oh, we have done a good job, no complaints!".

PondaNagura
11-10-2008, 17:57
what a ****-poor excuse for a site. it's one thing to sell products, its anotehr to sell the idea/universe in which the products revolve around.

gw has taken its established brand, everything its customers (long-standing) have known/loved about the hobby and chucked it out a window (or rather rewritten the window).
they keep doing this, they keep releasing stuff without need, simply because they can, and they don't inform or adjust their strategies to include existing customers needs or expectations into this 'new' product.
the site if just one example. remember when people were psyched for the Ork codex?
'so when is the ork dex coming out?'
'oh that? here's a new chaos dex!'
'really i wasnt expecting this anytime soon'
'here you go'
'oh, thankyo-Oh MY GOD, what did you do!'
'we fixed it'

Templar Ben
11-10-2008, 18:23
Heck thats probably why they waited until GD08 was over to do it, nobody moaning at them then so GW can assume "Oh, we have done a good job, no complaints!".

I think the timing was more about getting the store fully functional prior to Christmas shopping in late November and early December. They want it new but not so new that people can't buy (as some people have been unable to create shopping accounts) or the pages can't load (as the looky loos click on stuff just to see tying up GW's bandwidth).

Wintermute
11-10-2008, 18:25
I mean, where are the articles? I click on any army and it just comes up with practically the online store with prices and "pretty pictures" (I know the marketing team ruined WD by making it a glossy ad, but now the bloody website?).

I've just taken a quick tour around the new UK Website and discovered all the articles from the old site are present on the new site and in some cases the layout of them has been improved :eek:

Overall I think the design of the site is an improvement and I'm sure when more people become familiar with it, this opinion will become more widespread.

Of course there are areas of the site which still need some work, but thats to be expected ;)

Wintermute

PondaNagura
11-10-2008, 18:41
you know what's nice to have next to articles. thumbnails. so you get that nice enticing image of what the article pertains to instead of line after line of bland text.

Tooooon
11-10-2008, 18:49
I've just taken a quick tour around the new UK Website and discovered all the articles from the old site are present on the new site and in some cases the layout of them has been improved :eek:

Overall I think the design of the site is an improvement and I'm sure when more people become familiar with it, this opinion will become more widespread.

Of course there are areas of the site which still need some work, but thats to be expected ;)

Wintermute
To be honest I havent really given the new site a chance, but thats because theres no reason that clicking on 40k, and then going to your chosen army that it just displays the products and no mentions of the articles.

Ill have a look a bit later with my non-bias hat on and see what I think then hehe

Firaxin
11-10-2008, 19:03
It wouldn't be so BAD if it wasn't so SLOW. Hell, its slower even than Warseer, on Warseer's worse days.

zedeyejoe
12-10-2008, 09:32
Not a fan but no technical problems for me.

Natura
12-10-2008, 11:26
I've just taken a quick tour around the new UK Website and discovered all the articles from the old site are present on the new site and in some cases the layout of them has been improved

Please give me a link to where the Dwarf Language article is on the new site. That thing proved so useful to me when naming Dwarfs, and now I can't for the life of me find it.

Malarick
12-10-2008, 12:55
Please give me a link to where the Dwarf Language article is on the new site. That thing proved so useful to me when naming Dwarfs, and now I can't for the life of me find it.

Not ALL articles from the old website will be up on the new site, but as time goes on we will add all NEW content for all armies.

With higher resolution images, and more indepth articles I am sure the wait will be worth it - and everyone will find this a MUCH better site over time. It is certainly more than a webstore!

Thud
12-10-2008, 14:31
I like it. In fact, I think it is a lot better than the old site. I like how they've cross the regular site with the shop without it being annoying. :)

Tooooon
12-10-2008, 16:08
Sigh, one article which i was needing that I cant seem to find is the Deathwing paint scheme.

I liked the basic guide on the site, so added it to fave's. Now searching on the new site for it gives nothing but options for buying the old deathwing termies :/

Wintermute
12-10-2008, 16:49
Sigh, one article which i was needing that I cant seem to find is the Deathwing paint scheme.

I liked the basic guide on the site, so added it to fave's. Now searching on the new site for it gives nothing but options for buying the old deathwing termies :/

Do you mean this (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=600003&pIndex=3&aId=2600021&start=4) one?

Grandmaster Abael
12-10-2008, 17:48
Well, for me it seems, that they threw out most of the fluff.

Their old website had the Index Astartes articles included. Now you have only short comments about some first founding chapters.

Where is the I:A Blood Ravens? Where is the cursed founding?
As the printed version of the Index Astartes is long gone now, you only will get information on the big five (UM,DA,BA,SW,BT), as there is not even an I:A on the web.

And new content? Which new content? GW mostly rehashed old stuff, that they have already written ten years ago. Actual stuff, like the eye of terror campaign was in fact written out. Or why are the excommunicated Relictors in the new C:SM ? Even if GW retconns everything, than it would be at least nice, to keep players of this armies up to date. Instead we get the 10.000 version of Ultramarines, which are already described to death in C:SM, WD and the freaking website.

Grandmaster Abael
12-10-2008, 19:45
Sorry, but tacticas were already part of the website before. That it is kept up to date with the rules, is a minimum requirement.

Also the droppod assembly doesnt weigh up the cancelled fluff. In fact it is more expendable, as their is already a assembling manual in the kit.

And samplelists were there too. Not to forget paintingguides.

If everything you listed token into account, you replaced or updated some stuff the old website already consisted.

Sorry, but after all a lot of stuff is still missed.

And concerning "collectingarticles": White Dwarf is full of this stuff. No release without "Oh and then i bought this awesome new shiny "insert product here".

Damn, i want stuff, that inspires me. Seeing the fifteenth Ultramarinearmy, especially if i already saw it in the codex, the WD and at twenty other occasions in your website before, wont do this.

blongbling
12-10-2008, 22:36
GW is putting the article back up but they arent just sticking them straight back up, most are getting a rework.

The biggest issue is people not actually managing to find the articles (excpet for wintermute who finds them all), if people look there is a lot on there but its easier to give it a cursoty glance and then come here to complain

Crazy Harborc
13-10-2008, 02:36
It's been a few weeks since I checked......For WHFB articles and files for DoW and RoR. Are they out of sight/off the site for rewrite and or a new set of stats/articles?? OR are they going "away".

cailus
13-10-2008, 04:35
I really don't like it.

It's too slow. It's also awful to navigate.

For example I went to 40K Articles and clicked on "Collecting." I got a very long list of random articles. It was not in any sort of reasonable order.

I then clicked on terrain and basilica to be taken to a page on buying the Basillica. There were some hobby articles in a small box titled "Related Articles" in the bottom right corner. Clearly the emphasis is on selling the terrain piece. The articles seemed randomly selected.

A lot of the pages didn't display properly on my screen - for example pictures were to the extreme right and unviewable or the text was all squeezed into a single narrow column. Oh and Space Marine Vindicators are now 1,115 points.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=600002&pIndex=2&aId=9600027&start=3

The fact that it is now a webstore instead of a hobby site really pisses me off.




The biggest issue is people not actually managing to find the articles (excpet for wintermute who finds them all), if people look there is a lot on there but its easier to give it a cursoty glance and then come here to complain

No, it really does suck.

The old page was good in that it was easy to navigate and wasn't so ridiculously slow. It was also more hobby orientated and less blatantly selling.

The more GW practice their ridiculous hard sell the more I am loathe to give them money. Which is probably why in the last year I have spent perhaps $500 on Battlefront miniatures and only about $60 on Gamesworkshop. But then check out the Battlefront website - not the best in the world but definitely a more hobby orientated website. They're still selling but I don't feel that I am being assaulted to buy.

Stingray_tm
13-10-2008, 10:41
The Battlefront Website has great content, but an awkward layout.

The old GW website had goot content (not as good as in the past) and a great layout.

Now the GW website has a layout, that is worse than the BF site, while losing some of it's content on the way.

This is clearly not an improvement at all...

Sidstyler
13-10-2008, 11:05
I've done enough ranting on the new site, I just have a question to ask now:

When are you guys going to try the "gun to your head" approach to sell models? And I mean literally equipping your staff with firearms so they can actually point the gun at your head and ensure you walk out with whatever they're supposed to sell that day? Because it's pretty damn obvious that all you're interested in anymore is the sale, hobby be damned.

And no, I don't think "How to assemble ____" qualifies as a "hobby article". The instructions come with the kit, putting a guide on the website is a waste of space. There are a lot of old articles that I liked that I can't find on here anymore and it's annoying, I used to browse the GW website every day out of boredom just looking for content and now I can't do that, I've almost stopped visiting altogether.

Unless of course I'm just stupid and can't find them for some reason. Where's the article about that ruined Dark Angel monastery thing they posted up during the DA release (there was one for Black Templars too, if I recall), or the article about the three converted DA characters with how-to guides for making GS chain, books, etc.? You can't even find the random name generator! What about the Tau Empire piranha masterclass or the converted broadsides? Modelling Tau wargear? "Farsight: Friend or Foe"? The downloadable Tau font? Where's the Dark Eldar tournament army they had featured and the "Torturer's Tale" short story (because DE had such a wealth of background to begin with)?

A lot of stuff is missing and there's just no reason I can see for it, other than what I've said before...every minute spent viewing hobby content is a minute that could be spent buying more miniatures. So:

1) Get rid of content, the main reason people visited the site in the first place.
2) Make the site harder to navigate/slower than before, spam "BUY THIS NOW" all over the place.
3) ????
4) PROFIT!

...but of course that's just my opinion. If you like the site more power to you. And if you're going to pull that whole "Don't be a meanie, criticism is baaad" thing on me then please, spare me, I've heard enough of that the past three days. This is just the view I'm entitled to.

I will say this: it does look "prettier" than the old one. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's "better".

fluffystuff
13-10-2008, 11:53
Just a heads-up in case anyone is interested. I placed an order on Friday night and it arrived this morning, including that lovely web-exclusive marine sargeant.
Personally I like the new site, I find it actually loads a lot faster than the old one.

MvS
13-10-2008, 11:55
There's still quite a lot of content under Articles, but the drop-down menus are exceedingly poor and the articles themselves are jumbled together. The Background articles are scattered between the Collecting and Gaming menus and just seem to be thrown together at random.

I too can't find the BA download either.

And the site is so sloooooow..... :(

EDIT:

Found the download. You just have to read through loads of menu entries before finding it.

Ironbreaker
13-10-2008, 12:49
I love how much better the shop is now.
It's far nicer to browse for models with.

blongbling
13-10-2008, 14:12
Unless of course I'm just stupid and can't find them for some reason. Where's the article about that ruined Dark Angel monastery thing they posted up during the DA release (there was one for Black Templars too, if I recall), or the article about the three converted DA characters with how-to guides for making GS chain, books, etc.? You can't even find the random name generator! What about the Tau Empire piranha masterclass or the converted broadsides? Modelling Tau wargear? "Farsight: Friend or Foe"? The downloadable Tau font? Where's the Dark Eldar tournament army they had featured and the "Torturer's Tale" short story (because DE had such a wealth of background to begin with)?


would that be this article for the DA characters, one the front page of the modelling articles http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?community=&catId=cat1290027&categoryId=600004&aId=3500006 ?

as i ahve asid the articels will be going up over time...its jsut they havent done it yet...though i wouldnt hold your breath over random name generators or fonts

Dogsby
13-10-2008, 21:10
Euch, it's so complicated and that. Annoying, id say

bork da basher
13-10-2008, 21:46
its annoyingly slow and entirely driven around SELL SELL SELL.

Harwammer
13-10-2008, 22:44
Despite the new website they've managed to keep out dated FAQ (6th ed DEs) on display. Oops.

Kordos
15-10-2008, 01:50
if people look there is a lot on there but its easier to give it a cursoty glance and then come here to complain

If I go to a website, even one I havent visited before I don't want all the info hidden away - and that is the new GW website - bright and shiny on the front and a hunt for substance

The old website had it's flaws but at least it was easily navigable and broken down into intuitive easy to understand sections

The new website is slow, clunky and hard to navigate - I mean 99% of the screen is clickable transferring you to a new location - who's stupid idea was that ?

scarletsquig
16-10-2008, 02:17
I absolutely hate the new website.

I do flash web design for a living, this one looks like it was done by one of the band of web 2.0 "ooh, gradient effect custom flash animation is uber-cool" muppets.

Menu and picture transition animations are incredibly annoying.

Another website has fallen to the infectious web 2.0 disease.

horizon
16-10-2008, 14:30
frelling slow site. That's what it is.

daemonkin
16-10-2008, 15:17
@Scarlet Squig: Web 2.0 is entirely effective if done correctly. This is some warp-spawn abomination love child of web 2.0. You must know that entire flash websites are a thing of the past. Embrace 2.0 just leave this mess alone.

D.

Nightsword
16-10-2008, 15:21
as i ahve asid the articels will be going up over time...its jsut they havent done it yet...though i wouldnt hold your breath over random name generators or fonts

They've had long enough. What was it, 2 years in development? They even stated in the WD newsletter that they'd been stockpiling articles for the new site.

Very slow, and not very easy to navigate,

*resistance to change increasing*

Captain Micha
16-10-2008, 18:21
Hate the flash site... ugh. Who thought it was a good idea.. seriously.

Crazy Harborc
16-10-2008, 22:21
Well......as of last night (in my time zone), the FAQ pdf files are up to date for the 7th edition WHFB. There are still the 6th edition holdovers that have no 7th edition armybooks yet. STILL MISSING are the DoW and RoR files:mad:

Paradox
17-10-2008, 03:35
Just a heads-up in case anyone is interested. I placed an order on Friday night and it arrived this morning, including that lovely web-exclusive marine sargeant.
Personally I like the new site, I find it actually loads a lot faster than the old one.

What web exclusive marine sergeant?

edit- Oh. That web exclusive marin sergeant.

Thommy H
17-10-2008, 10:38
It looks nicer, but I don't visit the site to buy stuff or to enjoy the pretty pictures. The content may all be on there, but it's certainly not easy to find - if something is designed in such a way that it makes me roll my eyes and say "oh forget it..." before navigating away then it fails.

I see this all the time on websites, btw. Web-designers seem to think their job is to produce things that look nice, and which make people go "oh my goodness! Animations!" In fact, the web is a resource for finding content, and people are only interested in functionality. Look at Wikipedia - regardless of your feelings on the site and it's role in the world, it's an extremely popular resource, and it's just black text on a white background with relevant pictures. It's just articles with links in obvious places. That's what people want. Easy access to content. Anything that doesn't provide that doesn't work as far as I'm concerned. When I use the internet I don't want an experience, I just want to find the stuff I need and read it.

GW's website fails based on that criterion. I can't find the articles I want and the whole thing makes me think their only motivation is selling me stuff. I know they're a company, but come on here - sell me stuff by giving me ways to use the products and telling me cool stuff about the universes, don't just flash prices at me in the hope that I have ADHD and I'll go "oooh! Only 20!"

It does look nicer though.

Morph
17-10-2008, 10:44
I enjoy the fact that they thought a good idea was to put the prices of models all over the website.

If a new player clicks a link to the page describing an army, and the first thing he sees is that a single model costs 20 - isn't that actually going to put him off?

Thommy H
17-10-2008, 10:53
Haha. Yeah, you certainly can't accuse them of being dishonest about it.

"Like this model? You won't when you see the price and, to save you time, we're going to put it RIGHT THERE!"

Durandal
17-10-2008, 15:35
Unfortunately it's now offline and has been all day in the UK. Any idea how long these 'maintenance' sessions take? I was hoping to put together a shopping list for taking with me to Leeds tomorrow to buy me Eldar army!

Weldo Rubin
17-10-2008, 15:59
I like the new site, especially because the old one had become swampy.

AbstinentUser
18-10-2008, 14:12
Well IMO thanks GW you've done it again. That is taken something that worked well beforehand and ruined it.
webstore?
pfft.

this new website reminds me of the old facebook - overly complicated and with a horrendous load time. - which was why i never used facebook.

Baragash
20-10-2008, 10:18
I find the shopping easier.

Trying to find articles is a pain though. Tommy H hit the nail on the head at the top of page 6 in that regard.

tassiewargamer
08-11-2008, 07:03
Well for those angry over the warhammer skirmish I found a link to the rules.

http://oz.games-workshop.com/games/warhammer/skirmish/rules/1intro.htm

Sections of the rules at the top :)

Tymell
08-11-2008, 10:44
Thommy H hits the nail squarely on the head. This new site is a bloody nightmare.

What I want is not pretty looking animations and fading pictures. I want a site that is easy to navigate and has lots of resources. Or, to put it another way, the old site.

This one is a pain in the rear end to navigate around, it's cluttered, it's much slower to load up...and to be honest, I for one don't even feel it looks any better either. It looks, as I say, cluttered. The old one laid things out nice and clear.

No doubt part of this hate is due to it simply being new, and thus will take some getting used to. But ultimately, what was the whole point anyway? Why the need to do this? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

It seems GW have decided to take a leaf from Microsoft's book: take something that worked just fine and change it in all sorts of unnecessary ways just to try to make it look like progress, when in fact all that's changed is it looks a little bit more spiffy and is just a pain for people to actually use.

Welcome to Games Workshop Vista!

Volt
08-11-2008, 14:23
I know they're a company, but come on here - sell me stuff by giving me ways to use the products and telling me cool stuff about the universes, don't just flash prices at me in the hope that I have ADHD and I'll go "oooh! Only 20!"

It does look nicer though.

The funny part of them being a company, is that from day one when they started up, they have been a company in the business to make money. So why such the drastic changes to make it seem all they care about is selling products after all these years? I can remember probably not even 3 years ago, before 7th edition Warhammer coming out, that the selling aspect was never "forced" or seemed so focused on as it is now, through the magazine and website.

New management possibly? I know bringing in new leaders and managers can change a company or business drastically.

Gazak Blacktoof
08-11-2008, 14:35
The hard sell has always put me off.


"Do you want super-glue with that?"

"No, do you do fries?":p

Crazy Harborc
10-11-2008, 01:54
For the last few years, GW has been presenting itself as the "hobby of........". More and more online articles, more useable PDF files, bits to encourage conversions....fluff galore.........AND now, it's buy, buy, buy....good bye to a good part of the fluff, of the files. IF....if, these changes work, IF they help to increase sales.

If not.....bang, bang, bang........there goes another toe, another part of GW's foot.:eek:

Ironbreaker
10-11-2008, 02:20
The hard sell has always put me off.


"Do you want super-glue with that?"

"No, do you do fries?":p

I don't consider that a hard sell.
If you go home with a shiny new miniature and no glue, you'd be slightly peeved.

Anyway, I think the new site is going to get better. One of the staff in my local GW said how it was just in its infancy and they'll continue to improve it. He mentioned a couple of cool planned features but I can't remember what they were.

Anyway, does no one else use the miniature stats under the text?
I think that's pretty nifty, especially since they're quite strict about posting them on websites. It's actually a decent reference tool now.

cailus
10-11-2008, 03:40
Anyway, I think the new site is going to get better. One of the staff in my local GW said how it was just in its infancy and they'll continue to improve it. He mentioned a couple of cool planned features but I can't remember what they were.

Erm hasn't it been in development for like 2 years? If they haven't made it work by now then they never will.

I'd say they just gave the development contractor to the wrong bidder.

blongbling
10-11-2008, 08:29
the website has more things that they will turn on over time....whats wrong with that. the development house used was a high profile developer who has worked with top companies all over the world

Master Jeridian
10-11-2008, 10:51
I don't consider that a hard sell.
If you go home with a shiny new miniature and no glue, you'd be slightly peeved.


If you need staff to tell you that multi-piece unassembled model needs gluing together then perhaps you shouldn't be allowed around super glue (or you can be excused for being 10 and new to the hobby).

I guess I go into a store knowing exactly what I want, and more importantly, exactly how much I can afford. So the hard sell just reduces my buying immensely as I get put off.

The new website managed to put 'hard sell' onto the internet, which is quite impressive since internet users can just 'walk out' with a button click without being intimidated or persuaded by staff.
This 'freedom' means most webstores do their best to be transparent, easily navigated and not throw up 'BUY THIS' on every button click.

The website is just a reflection of GW policy change that has been happening for 5yrs. WD fell to it long ago.

It's a hobby by accountants for shareholders.

The financial crisis, hard times, etc don't help GW much (despite their cuckoo land belief they won't be affected) but it doesn't excuse their short-sighted policies.

Equally though, it does nothing to be angry at them or bitter. They are a business and the only voice they hear is your wallet, which bitter or angry keeps paying out. So why change if it works?

The Phazer
10-11-2008, 13:40
the website has more things that they will turn on over time....whats wrong with that. the development house used was a high profile developer who has worked with top companies all over the world

Which are sometimes an utter failure...

For example, Newsarama recently switched to Pluck as a software platform away from VBulletin. Pluck is an international software house who provide the Guardian's comment system for example.

The software is a disaster, and Newsarama's suffered a 35% year on year viewer fall as a direct result.

Interestingly, many of that site's failings (particularily the shocking Javascript coding that makes the thing run at a snails pace) are shared by the GW website.

As a case in point I was shopping yesterday for some Orcs on the GW website. After the site crashed mobile Safari for the fifth time I gave up, and now that impulse idea has gone and GW probably won't get that money at all.

Phazer

Master Jeridian
10-11-2008, 14:16
Bitz order was removed with the caveat that it would return 'better than ever'. Clearly our definitions of better varied.

So when GW release another product/item like the website with the 'promise' of a brighter future, forgive me for not lapping it up.

AGC
11-11-2008, 14:59
Just wanted to say I couldn't reliably get past the first page without installing Internet Explorer 7 and Sevice Pack 3.

It's still slow and not something I'd happily use.

Anyone else notice the "this page has expired" warnings when trying to use the back button? Never used to happen with the old site.

spaint2k
11-11-2008, 15:27
Okay honestly, everyone who says the old site was better is just bitter about the change. The old site sucked just as badly as the current one, and it was slower than the morning urination of an eighty year old man with a bladder infection.

The new site is much better at its primary purpose (selling models) than the old one was. The old site was much slower at updating my cart, and adding more than one model from a single page into my shopping cart was a total nightmare. It seems a lot easier now - even if the webstore still isn't as good as it could be.

What REALLY sucks is that about 90% of the articles have gone, possibly forever. The people who seem to think they are all still there don't appear to be accessing the same website as me. Most of the Specialist Games articles have disappeared, leaving only the basics. The jungle terrain articles associated with the lizardmen have disappeared. The special scenarios and cool ideas, like the Hunt the Fallen mission for the Dark Angels have also mostly disappeared. There were also a number of articles that were unique to the US or UK sites (like some BFG modelling articles) which have also now disappeared forever.

Steve

farnham
11-11-2008, 17:01
The "Page has expired" error you are receiving when clicking back will be because the token there using to id your session doesn't get passed back correctly by the browser so it's best to use the navigation within the site as this will keep your token passing around..

Not a great answer and a bit of gibberish but my mind has melted today...

AGC
11-11-2008, 21:04
Thanks for the above, but does that mean it's an IE 7 issue or a website coding issue?

spiderhaiku
12-11-2008, 00:32
I dont like the new "webstore" and was happy enough to use the old Store on the old website for when i wanted to buy models etc., which was seperate from the hobby site. I have to say the worst casualty in all this was the Black Gobbo e-zine, (how i miss it so) I cant seem to find any of the archives for it either :(

The Phazer
12-11-2008, 14:27
Okay honestly, everyone who says the old site was better is just bitter about the change. The old site sucked just as badly as the current one, and it was slower than the morning urination of an eighty year old man with a bladder infection.

Sorry, but that's patently not true. The old site was poor, yes. But it didn't break so many rules of golden e-commerce design as this one does. And it *unquestionably* didn't make as many browsers fall over as this one does.

Phazer

Pitalla Crimson
16-11-2008, 17:02
I am only arriving at the US website :s
have tryied to google GW uk but I just cant.

btw wath is that special offer mini?

Tymell
16-11-2008, 19:07
Okay honestly, everyone who says the old site was better is just bitter about the change. The old site sucked just as badly as the current one, and it was slower than the morning urination of an eighty year old man with a bladder infection.

Afraid I'm with Phazer on this one. I find the new site much -much- slower to load anything, and why should this come as a surprise, it's got all these fancy new bits and graphics to load up. Which are totally unnecessary and add nothing to it.

What we have now is cluttered, slow, a nightmare to navigate, and just change for change's sake. I'm not saying this because I'm bitter about change. I'm saying it because I liked the old one better.

Brinnyunlimited
16-11-2008, 19:31
I dunno how much GW paid for this website, but anymore than a tenner and it was a rip-off.

Hardly any of the pages seem to load up properly (and I'm on IE7, so it's not like I'm using an old, obscure browser)

I really like the bigger, clearer pictures (as opposed to the crappy gifs of the old site) but the slow loading times and cackhanded navigation make the site almost unusable.

theunwantedbeing
16-11-2008, 19:33
It looks nice and everything seems to be there, it's just way too sloooooow.
Or maybe I've had broadband much too long and forgotten than some people used to be okay with waiting 10 minutes for a page to load up.

It's utter agony to try to use now.
I avoid it where possible, unlike before where I would gladly look through the site for things.

Wintermute
16-11-2008, 19:56
I'm don't experience any problems with delay on the new site at all. Perhaps its because I'm using Firefox 3 and not IE.

Duke Georgal
16-11-2008, 20:08
Dam GW! What did they do with all the skirmish scenario's and nice insightful articles ? Why couldn't they have just left it how it was instead of basically making it an online store!

GW USA did this along time ago.

The entire site is just al online store, or product shovel.

There is no more modeling or hobby article material anywhere. Too bad.

I stopped going to the site because it was boring, so I stopped ordering because I am never there.

blackcherry
17-11-2008, 05:24
Well ,I've just tried to get on to it to get the message that they are moving to new faster servers as they realised that the old ones were annoying people. So perhaps all our problems will be solved. Wait I'm on warseer, of course they won't:D;)

EDIT: the new UK site is up and they have uploaded a new video
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=11200010

Oddly, it almost looks like GW are trying to embrace humor. Its a little odd and disconcerting, but welcome nevertheless. GW having a bit of a laugh is always good in my opinion.

Its also quite fast now as well. Thumbs up from me.

bomblu
23-11-2008, 11:36
So a few comments on the new wesite. I liked it when the US site changed to the 'new' look simply cos it was like a carbon copy of the UK site...yet now they're something like ideantical versions with different currencies :S
I'm a web designer myself and i do believe that change is important; i dont mind the new look yet the lack of previous articles is quite sad...i'm resorting to the french GW to try and find a few conversion tips to get some ideas...if GW had to change the site i tought it would have been for the better and not to the worse :(

monkeymatt
23-11-2008, 12:05
Well ,I've just tried to get on to it to get the message that they are moving to new faster servers as they realised that the old ones were annoying people. So perhaps all our problems will be solved. Wait I'm on warseer, of course they won't:D;)

EDIT: the new UK site is up and they have uploaded a new video
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=11200010

Oddly, it almost looks like GW are trying to embrace humor. Its a little odd and disconcerting, but welcome nevertheless. GW having a bit of a laugh is always good in my opinion.

Its also quite fast now as well. Thumbs up from me.

I saw that on Youtube...So pointless...

Malarick
15-12-2008, 20:46
I saw that on Youtube...So pointless...

Who do you think put it on Youtube in the first place? ;)

forthegloryofkazadekrund
20-12-2008, 12:02
I am only arriving at the US website :s
have tryied to google GW uk but I just cant.

btw wath is that special offer mini?


Im having the exact same problem, im trying to buy the new animosity orcs - hopefully for christmas but i doubt it - , i go the the website but its the US one, i click on the drop down on the bottom right for the UK and it keep going back to the US, some of the others like Japan i can go to but not the UK, HELP!!!!!! dont they want my custom?

Wintertooth
20-12-2008, 13:02
Are you sure it's going back to the US? The US and UK are essentially the same web site with different prices, so it's not going to look much different and you'll still be at www.games-workshop.com

As far as I can tell, all the dropdown is doing is setting a cookie. If it's really not doing anything, try clearing them.

forthegloryofkazadekrund
20-12-2008, 15:15
its going to most of the other sites, japan spain ect but keeps going back to the US, on the front page it has the game board in dollars, but not the uk one, its getting annoying now

t-tauri
20-12-2008, 20:03
Clear your cookies and don't use a bookmark to go there. It's working fine in Firefox.