We go back and forth over how to best operate the store and our online presence in order to avoid watering down what we provide our customers. I think we’ve finally reached a good place in between to take advantage of selling online to better serve our community. We have a lot of different threads we’re currently pulling on to bring together a whole new gaming experience that empowers the community to put on competitive, narrative and learning campaigns across any of the major game systems we support and even those we don’t or don’t yet.
The main change that is coming about is the way we’re selling on our website and presenting information.
Each game system will have a Community Page where Tournament and Event Organizers will be able to coordinate and advertise events to the community. Leagues can share league news and really tailor the experience to their game system. The Products Page will allow you to shop based on your particular faction, unit type or launch our Army Builder which will let you first build your list and then drag and drop products onto your Army List to ensure you’re getting the best deal for that new list you’re working towards. We are also launching a new financing system that won’t require crazy interest rates or fees, but will let you save up for or piece out your bigger purchases so you can get your hands on your new army sooner. Each game will also have an Introduction Page that will be filled with galleries, videos, guides and other content to give you a sense of what the game is all about. We’re also going to add some “stats” to the icons so you’ll be able to see how many players, how advanced or complex the ruleset is and a few other data points so you can get into the right game for you and your friends and family. The board games will really take advantage of this tagging system.
We are also working on a “Welcome to MGS” system that will tie into the community features quite a bit. You will launch a quest or an adventure as a new customer with MGS and you’ll be able to get in on the fun at events when we do stuff like El Paso Comic Con and Soldier Con. The quest will show you around our website and invite you into the store for some other special events and even lead you around El Paso to some of our partners in the city. You’ll be able to unlock quest rewards as you do certain things like “like” our Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Twitch and gain bonuses for attending in-store events. Already existing customers will also be able to get in on it. It’s all coming as part of our complete revamp of the store.
We’ve been messing around with Pre-Orders through Games Workshop a bit and so far we’ve found a system that we like, so that implementation will start sooner than the rest of the site. You’ll see us rolling out core game systems first and then focus elsewhere. Our goal is to add value to your experience with us and do it without creating any new headaches for anyone.
On top of that we’re also working on our own game that you’ll start seeing more about coming up soon. The Dungeons and Dragons custom campaign we’re running with the KLAQ Morning Show is also getting its own page because we want to continue to support that effort and introduce people to the wonder that is D&D. You can join us in the store or online at http://www.twitch.tv/militarygamersupply on July 11th at 5 PM Mountain for the next iteration of one crazy adventure with a custom campaign about El Paso.
All of this is going to come with a whole slew of new features and other things we’ll be sharing over the next few months until it hits. Expect Fall of 2018 to bring some MAJOR updates to MGS in the future.