Monday, May 23, 2011

In Solidarity With our Aussie Bretheren

I don't play the games produced by Games Workshop, so I don't have a dog in this race. However, it does seem like GW is severely jerking around their Australian customers and fans by some ham-fisted moves in the last couple of weeks. Specifically, they're trying to forbid non-Australian retailers from selling GW product to Australian customers, which is something the Australians were doing to try to get around the near-double prices GW is charging them for miniatures and such.

Apparently the prices in Australia are way out of whack even if you factor in currency exchange rates and the like, and they've even fired an employee and banned people from their FaceBook page for asking questions about the situation.

This does seem pretty awful (which, from what I know about GW, is par for the course), and James over at Warp Signal has drafted a letter to GW, which others can send in or use as a basis for their own letters to express their thoughts on this latest GW situation.