Sic Semper Tyrannis
True & Honest Fan
- Mar 23, 2016
Now that you're saying that... I think I heard rumors that there was some access to books involved in this Warhammer+ thing as well. Maybe you need to pay extra (or should I say: you buy a bundle package that costs less than both prices combined).I still say GW should have sweetened the deal and included access to the audiobook library as part of the subscription.
Given how the audiobooks range from $7.00 to $21.00 on Audible, this would have been enticing for people to buy a subscription and fill out the available services on the app (as awesome as some of the animations are, there's only so few of them and not enough to keep people engaged).
They are trying to be the new Marvel, not a bad idea given how much money it makes.I liked Chapter Master Valraks take on the situation.
Mini's and mini support as a business model is very much in danger due to 3d printing.
Black Library is very likely either self sustaining or near enough, with people willing to shell out for the books and audiobooks.
Their entire business model, at some point, is going to be become '40k media company'.
Thats why it's important, not just to have eyes on the product, but people needing to pay to have their eyes on the product.
40k is going mainstream, the mainstream audience doesn't give a shit about models, they are preparing to sell their IP as essentially their primary product.
In that mindset, controlling the first impression of someone who searches for 'warhammer 40k' is very important, and they have very intelligently selected the Astartes animation.
Let's just hope we'll get some decent popcorn cinema out of it, could be worse...
Also there better be lewd Adeptus Sororitas yuri smut involved somewhere at some point.
With no direct outside threat, Orks might at least start picking fights amongst themselves to see who's the WAAAAGHest. In the end, you'd have one massively powerful Ork megaboss... damn... I now imagine history repeating and then there's some Ork Megaboss on a throne of skulls with a giant bajonetted assault-rifle sticking out of his chest in a grim parody of the Emperor of Man on his golden throne.The Orks winning would be better since they're dumb fucks who can be steered into more Tyranid hordes, but Tyranids winning just means everybody dies.