View Full Version : What do you like most about GW?

Flying Toaster
21-11-2008, 19:09
Since its all gloom and doom at the moment I thought I would start a positive thread up and see what people like best about GW! So what do you like about them the most then?

21-11-2008, 19:13
The fact you can walk into a shop and the staff say hello, chat, get a coffee for you and don't really give a monkeys if you buy anything or not.

21-11-2008, 20:29
Customer service and by and large lovely models to lust after

21-11-2008, 20:34
The models, the fact that the seem to be getting books out a bit faster now, the move to plastic kits for bulk infantry/cavalry. (I love metal models, but my fingers and my wallet don't...)

Concept art is always great, fluff is still grim-dark and interesting.

Its just that a lot of these things are outside of the game, it's the actual rules that need fixing now and that's a major task.

Nice idea for a thread though.

PS: Dark Elves still being far cooler than those poncy High Elves...

The Judge
21-11-2008, 20:38
The artwork. I adore almost all of the artwork.

The friendliness of the staff. One of my best friends I met when he was working in my local store.

21-11-2008, 21:28
background and models and the rules systems... pretty much the entire company then :P

21-11-2008, 21:53
The customer service is stunningly good.

I got a mis-pack of terminators (10 bodies and legs, no weapons) And got a free box replacement. And kept the old ones.

And with the awesome things called bitz sites...it's a free deathwing army.

Go GW!

21-11-2008, 23:32
If I had to pick just one thing it would be the GW Store Staff

Duke Georgal
22-11-2008, 04:31
The models.

I am a figure junkie.

24-11-2008, 11:44
The artwork. I adore almost all of the artwork.
same here

especially artworks from ogre kingdoms codex, im a truly fanatic of all of them

24-11-2008, 11:50
A great place to dump the kids while I go off shopping somewhere else...

24-11-2008, 15:46
The lore...

24-11-2008, 15:59
Since its all gloom and doom at the moment...
At the moment? You ain't from 'round here, are you boy?

It's the miniatures, naturally. Compared to their competitors I prefer GW because they offer a lot of good rank and file minis. I love masses of lowly grunts, which is what draws me to the Imperial Guard.

24-11-2008, 16:13
Models, artwork, background, and the fact that you know that the system you play and spent piles of money on will still be there tomorrow.

24-11-2008, 16:26
Right now the fact that it is becoming a 2nd generation hobby (I count myself among the 1st generation having started in it back in the late eightes) and now my oldest son is into it and it is something him and I can share.

Other than that, one of the few hobbies where I can go to a store, be recognized and addressed by my name, can pull up a chair and paint, game, or whatever.

For me my hobby has turned into a stress release, me time, and bonding time. Not to many other things in my life have all three.

Of course the mini's are great, the fluff is interesting, community is good, and the game is fun to play.

24-11-2008, 17:40
What I appreciate about GW:

1. High Quality models
2. Currently, a majority (and still growing) plastic range.
3. Great story background
4. Diverse races
5. Good customer support (had 1 very bad experience but thats all)
6. Easy to get the products
7. Showing signs that it wants to improve, despite having a large share of the market.

24-11-2008, 17:49
The specialist games.

25-11-2008, 01:59
The lore...

*spit, hiss* :mad::mad:

It's background or fluff. What do these kids learn at school today?

As others mentioned, the customer service is very good. Apart from that, store staff seems to be very nice all around (have only been to like three stores or such yet though), nostalgica and of course the models (not all of them of course) and the background parts I like.

25-11-2008, 03:03
Having something to do, painting is awesome

25-11-2008, 03:10
the games, models and fluff

25-11-2008, 03:28
The background, easily.

Also, I am a big fan of the whole making an army process. Spending hours writing and re-writing an army list, buying the models, painting them and months later when you've finally finished your army; getting massacred by a 14 year old's Space Marines.

25-11-2008, 10:49
Blood Bowl... It is the only reason I play GW Games.

25-11-2008, 11:00
the games, models and fluff

ditto for me

25-11-2008, 11:04
The background, easily.

Also, I am a big fan of the whole making an army process. Spending hours writing and re-writing an army list, buying the models, painting them and months later when you've finally finished your army; getting massacred by a 14 year old's Space Marines.

Yeah, half painted multi coloured Space Marines. With mold lines.

25-11-2008, 11:25
The models and fluff. And the free doughnuts ain't bad either.

25-11-2008, 12:44
Exceptional customer service. Whenever I've had a problem with a model they have sorted it out straight away. Most recently I had a dodgy khorne lord on juggernaught and a box of chosen chaos command, they sent a replacement for both even though I had bought them from an inderpendent retailer. Now that is what I call customer service.
Their packing/stores department are lousy though. Bought a sub in a box last year and the model was never sent. Bought 2 AOBR sets and they only posted 1. However CS sorted it straight away.

25-11-2008, 17:40
The Comraderie.

Aside from maybe paintball, there is no other hobby I can think of where a bunch of guys can get together and reminisce about battles and adventures gone by. Whether its that flukey lone guardsman capturing the landing pad, Necromunda gangs with bitter scores to settle or the well crafted Warhammer Quest adventure you stayed up all evening to write.

25-11-2008, 18:08
They've helped me cut my hobby spending down from $1000-$2000 per year to about $350 per year. I admire that.