This isn’t breaking news or anything, but for those who have not seen, Games Workshop has decided to get themselves back into the social media scene. That’s right, Games Workshop has set up pages on Facebook for their brands, including Forge World. Amazing, right?
On the 40K page, they have even asked the community for questions to answer for the next FAQ. Yep, you heard me right. They asked the community something, are listening, and will respond to us. Pick yourself up off the floor now, and go check it out.
Also, in a smart move (must be a new marketing team), they have created a WordPress blog called the Regimental Standard. The Regimental Standard blog has articles that are like announcements/informative releases to the Astra Militarum, however the entire thing is tongue in cheek, and surprisingly funny. Really, you should go check it out, it’s great.
The Facebook stuff seems like a no-brainer for Games Workshop, but let’s be honest, there’s a lot of no-brainer stuff they could be doing and aren’t. The company was once ingrained in the community, and the better for it, yet had decided to pull back to the point of not engaging with their community at all. The fact they got back into the scene is positive. Sure, late to the game, but here none-the-less. I’m optimistic that we might see the games we love flourish once again now that they are seemingly listening to us.
Update: I just added the Blood Bowl page. That one snuck in on me.