This just in: It's official. Games Workshop is anti-social!
Or is it?
Actually, it's not really rumor time as the evidence is quite clear.
First we heard about it was through our always well informed buddy at PinsofWar.
After the official GW Facebook page had already been gone for quite a while now, as of today Forgeworld and Black Library are gone as well , both with 46k+ subscribers. Twitter accounts are dead, too. The YouTube account, unfortunately, is still up. If this is following a strategy, I would call it insanity.
On top of that it is said that the local store Facebook pages will also be removed. The German stores are still accessible as of now. We'll see.
So all we have left now are the glorious product teasers that Games Workshop puts on YouTube, I guess. Comments disabled, of course, because every 5 year old with an Internet connection can make better teasers.
There is really not much more to say other than someone seems to be dismantling Games Workshop. From the inside, it seems.
Shutting off 46k fans (!) from their beloved companies is about the dumbest thing I have heard of in recent history. Just when you thought they could not possibly do anything more mindbogglingly stupid, they do.
Or do they?
Maybe, just maybe there is a masterplan. Everything will come back in one glorious site, one glorious page, one to RULE THEM ALL.
Now THAT would be cool.
Maybe some big player is buying them / has bought them already and is preparing the biggest marketing comeback of the millenium.
That would also be cool.
Maybe someone looked at the cost of the community team and said: How much do they make us? What do you mean they make us no money? Cut them off.
Now that is more likely than scenario a or b.
What do you think?
I am dying to know what you think about this? Masterplan? Insanity? Failure?
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