|Exclusive products in that only an exclusive few will ever get them|
I used to be able to get an read almost every 40k book. This wasn't too long ago really, Probably about 6 years. I can't be sure, but eventually, they just started making too much. I am kinda okay with this part, but it is lamentable because I may be missing out on some particularly awesome story and not even know it. It has also become nearly impossible to tell which stories are related to each other and follow character story arcs as a result. To add to this problem is the constant release of short stories from compendiums as separate digital products, without saying always what they were previously contained in.
Now continuing on this trend, I used to be able to see well ahead what was coming and plan what I was going to read. Now I am always catching up. ALWAYS. There are constant surprise releases, which makes it hard to budget for them. Alot of times these are of somewhat important stories, such as Horus Heresy Products. Some things I still want to follow in their entirety.
|I have been trying to get this book for years|
1- If your product sells out in an hour, that means you did not have enough of them. Period. You lost potential revenue. ALOT of potential revenue. And the cost of these books is no where near the $50 price tag, so that is all profit being flushed away.
2- It is punishing me the fan for being at work or unable to get on the internet. I missed an unexpected release of Corax:Soulforge in the vault because I was driving. I got the email saying HEY WE HAVE 700 COPIES when I got home and they were sold out.
|This came out of nowhere and I had already spent my BL money for the month catching up on old stories I had missed AND another limited edition BL had released just 2 weeks prior (Seventh Serpent) so I missed this...|
Last of all is the number of digital products. It is clearly becoming more about making money than enriching the 40k universe. I can't fault the company for making money, which really everything I am ranting about is aimed to achieve, and almost definitely is achieving. It is just frustrating. There are so many digital products that I just can't keep them straight or realize when I want a particular one. And some of the ones I do end up getting are just really short and really stale. Like you just asked an incredibly talented artist to pump out 7 pages in 3 days so you could slap a piece of digital art on the cover and sell it next week for $4.99. It shouldn't just be that. They should be making these stories to make the 40k universe more expansive, not just to regurgitate codex fluff and make money.
|How much will it be? Will I be able to get it later?|