148 pages + no ads = a book, not a mag! It'll be nice to have something to read while away from the computer (like on a commute). And $10 an issue isn't too bad, it's basically "Newsstand" price. Although this will NOT be available on a newsstand. They said it's subscription only (for now).The BlizzCon swag bag had a mini preview issue and it looked nice. Lots of nice art and lore, and some strats that won't be reprinted online. And the baby murloc, Kwurky, they were offering with it sealed the deal.
$40 is too much for what is a dead medium. Printed works about an online game is an oxymoron. Nothing in a printed work can ever be close to current news due to lead time and distribution. With places like MMO-Champ getting scoops on things as big as the next expansion over a month before it was officially announced, a magazine can never hope to compete with that level of news, and being quarterly means that much more time between news and when they put it in the mag.This is aimed at the die-hard fans that buy anything WoW related, and the casual folks that play without visiting sites like Wowhead and the like. The only way I'd buy it is if they included an in-game item with every year's subscription, like a pet or a mount.I'm sure it will be a quality product, and I'd look through it if it was on a friends coffee table, but it's not something I'd buy in this age of instant information.
I subscribed at Blizzcon so I could get the Kwurky stuffed murloc that came with it. hahaha
So, anyone gotten theirs yet? I'm still waiting for mine. :(
They should sell adds and reduce the price greatly. Not like I can't afford it, but $24 a year sounds more reasonable.
im curious on whats going to be in the magazine. i mean really, 140 pages devoted to just WoW?
I read on WOW.com they are looking for a new editor, and they just came out with the first Issie. I was wondering if corporate was that unhappy with the final result or did the editor just move on to greener pastures.
Got mine today. :)
I agree, there is a lot of stuff in here to read. Well worth the price if you're a WoW fan. I told my brother I got it today and he asked to borrow it when I'm done. So there's definitely the interest factor. It was a bit pricey, but it's 144 pages of WoW information. :)
The only minor complaint I have about the magazine is the Silver used to highlight some words/text boxes. It's very shiny and if I'm reading in bed I sometimes get blinded turning the page. :P But I agree, the magazine is very high quality.