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What was GW thinking!?
« on: November 11, 2023, 06:50:16 PM »
So I've been getting back into my pointy ears as some of you know. So I just tried to get on the web site to look at the models and sets that I want on my Christmas wish list. But couldn't get into it, some kinda get in line on a que. So I'm my humble opinion I think they've cut off their nose to spite there face. Bad idea, just bad. Especially for people like me who don't have a lot of technical savvy. So think they're gonna lose alot of sales from this travesty they're calling a web site.

Now on my army. I have everything assembled, that I currently have, and half is primed and the other half ready for primer. Hopefully get to painting soon. Pics to follow.
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Re: What was GW thinking!?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2023, 08:16:35 PM »
The website sounds like its no kind an improvement at all from what I've heard. You'd think it should be a shop first of all!

You should make a thread in the projects board, a couple of us are running painting blogs there. I use Imigur for free picture hosting these days, it seems quite easy. :)
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Re: What was GW thinking!?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2023, 08:38:47 PM »
So I've been getting back into my pointy ears as some of you know. So I just tried to get on the web site to look at the models and sets that I want on my Christmas wish list. But couldn't get into it, some kinda get in line on a que. So I'm my humble opinion I think they've cut off their nose to spite there face. Bad idea, just bad. Especially for people like me who don't have a lot of technical savvy. So think they're gonna lose alot of sales from this travesty they're calling a web site.

Now on my army. I have everything assembled, that I currently have, and half is primed and the other half ready for primer. Hopefully get to painting soon. Pics to follow.

Not necessarily GW's fault - just the holiday queues to prevent people from spam buying, then turning around and selling all the stock at higher prices  :).

That said though, I think the website is a little more confusing to navigate, until you get used to it. I like the new aesthetic, just wish it was a little more intuitive.

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Re: What was GW thinking!?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2023, 10:49:22 PM »
Thanks guys.

Guide mage I have a post in the project, old one haha. Thanks and I use imgbb. I'd post you a link but don't know how.
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Re: What was GW thinking!?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2023, 09:00:34 AM »
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new web design over there. They made it a lot harder to find their webstore, for one thing, which seems a bad idea.

I'm not complaining about the queue thing, though, for the reasons mentioned above - they're reacting to bad actors, and its the best they've come up with. I just about never buy those pre-order things, though, so it never affects me much.

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Re: What was GW thinking!?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2023, 01:35:14 PM »
I dunno, maybe it's just me... But i found the new site very easy to navigate and super quick to adjust to. I don't exactly like it, it seems very Mobile in it's design, but i for the life of me can't understand the trouble people have been having finding things on it.
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Re: What was GW thinking!?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2023, 06:06:20 AM »
I dunno, maybe it's just me... But i found the new site very easy to navigate and super quick to adjust to. I don't exactly like it, it seems very Mobile in it's design, but i for the life of me can't understand the trouble people have been having finding things on it.

I can't speak for others, but hiding the navigation column behind an extraenous click while some trailer plays in the background, etc. is just visually noisy and unintuitive and busywork.

 


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