Weekly Poll Results - How Did You Originally Find out About Dawn of War?

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Published by sergent_killa 15 years ago , last updated 5 years ago


How Did You Originally Find out About Dawn of War?

A Friend 27.3% (893)

First I saw it, it was on the Shelf! 21.7% (709)

Forums/Online 19.2% (628)

White Dwarf 16.4% (537)

Whats DoW? (dont select this!!!) 11.8% (388)

Some Dude at Game Store 3.2% (106)

Total: 3261
Start: 09-07-2007 13:32
Last: 09-17-2007 08:44


 #1 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 13:34
got the demo, bought the game, bought table top.

 #2 - Posted by: P17 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 13:42
Saw trailer on youtube, played demo on release, loved it, havent been able to play any other rts without comparing it to the dow series.

 #3 - Posted by: kabbat (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 13:45
whats dow? lol I just gotta pick that!

 #4 - Posted by: Captain_Limko (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 14:31
I like how this poll is a direct result of the last poll. Who says us humans can't recycle? Anyway, I played TT a while before DoW even existed and being a big C&C fan I decided to try it out. I played the game once and I said "WTF is C&C?" From then on I've been a big DoW fan, though C&C 3 is pretty good. I still prefer TT though, some of the things in DoW just don't seem right after you've tried TT, and the other way around now that I think of it. Hey, I just came up with a poll idea: After trying both Tabletop and Dawn of War which seems less broken? Tabletop Dawn of War WTF? Broken? Other(explain) Sorry bout the long post. Praise the Emperor and obey the Fist of Dorn!

 #5 - Posted by: Justin0005 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 14:34
My friend told me and it rocks :rock:

 #6 - White dwarf rocks - Posted by: Micro_blaster (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 14:37
3 years before it came out my freind told me about this awsome tabletop game where u paint your own models i tried it loved it then i got white dwarf and after a few issues i saw a warhammer 40K game and i thought awsome cant wait and I waited......and waited......and waited den i gotit for christmas and gamed on for ever more hapily ever after

 #7 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 14:43
hey i need to kno how to save maps with the misson editor on the DC mod tools

 #8 - Posted by: 2_Dume_2_Die (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 14:44
i dont remember...

 #9 - Posted by: Strybjorn (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 14:49
Well, I first started playing WH40k on the tabletop. I still have my first army. Ragnar Blackmane's Space Wolves. Then, I bought some bad guys for them to fight. Got my hands on a Chaos Space marine army that was heavy on Khorn forces. After that, got some Dark Angel "allies" for my Space Wolves. Finally, I got a Tau army that needs to be painted. Oh wait, forgot about the Imperial Guard Armored Company I've started. But anyways, I was always a big fan of C&C and I saw DoW in one of my White Dwarfs and I was sold immediately. I got my way into the beta test, got the demo, and reserved it at Gamestop. Been playing ever since. DoW you :rock:

 #10 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 15:30
K im still wondering where i save maps to in the dc mod tools

 #11 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 15:44
C:\Program Files\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\W40k\Data\Scenarios\mp

 #12 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 15:45
what the? where did the smiley come from?

 #13 - Posted by: Droids_Rule (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 16:10
I found it when I was first getting into Warhammer 40k Tabletop game. A bit saddening the team I began the miniature game with, Tyranids, isn't in DoW though.:rolleyes:

 #14 - friend - Posted by: crisissuit3 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 16:44
i learned about dawn of war when my friend first brought it over to our sleep over he tried to install the god edition on it but i didnt have enough ram (ps this is before i became a computer freak askin my parents for like 2.11 GHZ) so i got the minimum requirments saw the intro with my dad sayin my bro cant play this lol and i loved it since then i found out about the TT from another friend.:):D

 #15 - Posted by: Zke (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 17:41
I saw it @ E3, so I guess I can't really pick any of those. They didn't even have a demo, it was just a cinematic of one unit attacking another, then moving on. Ah, those were the days...

 #16 - Posted by: sanjit (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 20:24
I saw it on a commercial, appatently thats not a reason.

 #17 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:05
Shasel Cheese lover thx man but i found out earlier but thx for answerin

 #18 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:06
no one else would ever answer

 #19 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:09
hey shesal i have one more question how do i host that map on this website

 #20 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:09
srry about spellin ur name wrong

 #21 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:11
hey droids rule theres a mod for tyranids on this sight its for dark crusade if u have dark crusade then u can download it

 #22 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:12
i found out from a friend

 #23 - i saw it on tv - Posted by: SkelletonLord (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 21:23
i was painting my pariahs while waching sg-1, and i saw the winter assault advert, damn, that was unbelieveable

 #24 - Posted by: Grenademan (Member) on 09-07-2007 at 22:07
I saw the intro movie and I knew I just had to have it. A week later, i got Dark Crusade.

 #25 - Posted by: Firewarrior1705 (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 00:27
well, it would seem a bit odd but I've started playing DOW with the Dark Crusade version. I've found out about it from a friend and when I got it, my first race with which I began playing was tau and I immediately feel in love with their sheer amount of ranged weaponry and high-tech units. Then I began playing with the other races too and I've heard about the original Dow and Winter Assault and now I've got all 3 of them :D

 #26 - @ #17 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 01:28
hey, no prob,

 #27 - Posted by: shasel_cheese_lover (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 01:29
@ #19 i wish i knew, sorry

 #28 - Posted by: shadowfire95 (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 02:16
not only did my friend tell me about dawn of war, but he also told me about games workshop as well!

 #29 - Posted by: LankyDread (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 02:36
My friend brought it round and we played it on my computer, and I just had to get the game after that.

 #30 - Posted by: 5a_ (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 02:39
I saw in a magazine and went "I gotta get that game2

 #31 - Posted by: DeatAngel (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 02:53
dont know anymore when i sawed it first. i think from some friends. ( i really dont know any more AAAHH!!) i played it and i was sold. thats also because a play ultramarines on TT.

 #32 - Posted by: SCONE (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 03:52
i also saw it on tv for WA i was shocked and got it for chirstmas :rock: then i got DC cuz i loved the other games

 #33 - Posted by: DK_Player (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 04:46
I saw it a one of my friends, first i thought it sucked then i ttried it and now its my favorite PC game... :borg:

 #34 - Posted by: terminator94 (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 05:28
i found out about dow at bestbuy when i was looking for a game to buy when i saw the gold edition i flipped it was just what i was looking for when i went home and tried it i loved it i showed it to my best friend and then he bought it so yeah dow FTW

 #35 - Posted by: Droids_Rule (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 05:38
At #21, I know there's a Tyranid mod, but it's not completed yet... No 'Fexes makes me a sad panda.:(

 #36 - Posted by: Lanf (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 08:01
I found out about this game when it came free with my copy of company of heroes, it was pretty hard not to find it in the box it came in, otherwise, I'd never even heard of it, and not even being remotely interested in Warhammer, hell, I didn't even know there was a 40K, I thought it was all the same thing.

 #37 - Pirated it - Posted by: conscript (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 09:37
Played it for an hour, uninstalled it, drove quickly to store, bought it, loved it for ever and ever.

 #38 - Posted by: Grendall (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 10:14
There was no option for "Your Mom", so I didn't vote.

 #39 - Posted by: conscript (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 11:50
I forgot to add that I didn't exactly "pirate" it (e.g. didn't use bittorrent or anything like that), it's a program that allows you to download anything uploaded, but you must pay if you pass a size limit.

 #40 - None of the above options - Posted by: marneus90 (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 12:45
I saw an advert for it.

 #41 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-08-2007 at 17:23
hey thx anyway shasel :D :) :D

 #42 - Posted by: zhoom2 (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 01:48
[b]Stop posting off-Topic. -saoreire[/b]

 #43 - Posted by: biohazard4 (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 03:15
Some Dude at Game Store i selected well .....ah hell we where all talking about it in the store lol

 #44 - game - Posted by: Leon_Kennedy (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 03:35
i won the game in a contest ;-)

 #45 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 13:36
what the heck troll u got some issues

 #46 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 13:38
well does anyone kno how to host maps on this website [b]Stop posting off-Topic or I [i]WILL[/i] ban you. Click Submit Files on the DoWFiles Main Page & follow the instructions. -saoreire[/b]

 #47 - Posted by: Lone_raven (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 14:04
I tried the demo at first, then:rock::donut::beer:it

 #48 - Posted by: cra_z_guy (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 14:18
What's DOW? :confused: LOL :D

 #49 - same as num48 - Posted by: chaosman (Member) on 09-09-2007 at 16:13
i tried the demo

 #50 - Posted by: saoreire (Staff) on 09-10-2007 at 08:27
Well I know OF DoW before I baught it (through Table-Top) but I didnt get it & start playin till I played it at a friends then I got the game & it took off from there.

 #51 - How I learned about DOW - Posted by: The_Red_Ork (Member) on 09-10-2007 at 12:33
I live in Toronto, Canada. Just west of here, in a city called Oakville, GW has a massive warehouse full of TT game tables, called a "Battle Bunker" (there are about a dozen of these scattered throughout the U.S. and Canada). At the battle bunker, they have a table that is a replica of one of the maps from the original DoW single-player campaign (it's the map with the elevated pumping station). I went there for some TT gaming and remarked that it was one of the most interesting tables I had ever seen. Some redshirt (GW employee) told me that the table was based on a map from a new 40K-based RTS game which had just been released. My head exploded. After cleaning up the mess and reassembling my cranium, I played a game then RAN to the door. I stopped at EB and bought a copy of DoW on my way home.

 #52 - Posted by: The_Red_Ork (Member) on 09-10-2007 at 12:48
I also picked up WA and DC, on the very days they were released.

 #53 - Posted by: makeesh (Member) on 09-10-2007 at 13:22
thats disappointing that only 16.1% heard about it form white dwarf how many actual collectors of WH40K is there on here. thats a poll i'd like to see.

 #54 - AHHHHH - Posted by: Curt5520 (Member) on 09-10-2007 at 22:23
I Agree With Number 2 Anyways Anyone Know What Happend To That WitchHunter Mod??? anyone

 #55 - Posted by: Droids_Rule (Member) on 09-11-2007 at 07:05
I agree with #53, we should have a poll on tabletop players, I know we had one recently but it gave too many options. Why not "Do you play Warhammer 40,000 Tabletop Strategy Game', Yes or No?:p

 #56 - In fact... - Posted by: Zealot2021 (Member) on 09-11-2007 at 23:26
First. there was a bunch of light. and big shiney guys in power armour showed up and were all like, this game doesnt do our universe justice, like lasbolts killing marines, but w/e its fun, play it, the emperor demands it, and so on... so then i saw it on a shelf and picked it up. :cool:

 #57 - When I first saw it (maybe the most odd) - Posted by: wounded_badger (Member) on 09-12-2007 at 13:59
I saw it advertised in a magazine I saw floating around (gamepro I think) when my Marine Corps Unit was in Fallujah, Iraq (first battle) that it was being released about 6 months or so when I would return home. I got home and in a few months it was going to be on the shelf and I reserved my copy at Best Buy.

 #58 - i collect 40k - Posted by: primarchof_mechmarines (Member) on 09-13-2007 at 13:06
i collect 40k table top game i play chaos space marines and I also cusomize every model i own i have a half assembed defiler on my dresser i just dont get white dwarf on time but have been playing since before dawn of war was released

 #59 - There should be a other opition. - Posted by: Night_ (Member) on 09-13-2007 at 13:06
I found out about it from a demo disc from some magazine, had the demo for about.. 4 months, finally got the game, about 6 months later got WA, a year and a bit later I got DC.

 #60 - Posted by: wowza (Member) on 09-14-2007 at 07:55
Well.... I heard about it at the Beta! Yes! I played the very very first beta ^_^. I wasn't really good at it though. But i enjoyed it a lot!

 #61 - Posted by: EuphoricAcid (Member) on 09-14-2007 at 13:17
my friend told me about it... then after playing it rabidly like a hound i decided to start getting tabletop stuff

 #62 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-14-2007 at 14:50
i do the table top and i found that out by seeing the store games workshop and i found out about dow from a friend who got it. And it rocks.:rock:

 #63 - Posted by: sgtofwar66 (Member) on 09-14-2007 at 14:52
srry about posting off topic before

 #64 - Posted by: balnazzar (Member) on 09-15-2007 at 00:53
I read about it in a Game magazine.

 #65 - Posted by: sergent_killa (Staff) on 09-15-2007 at 05:33
umm.... so realy.... whats dow? :) nahhh, saw it in a shop and got it, been addicted ever since :P

 #66 - Posted by: FinalDeathorglory (Member) on 09-15-2007 at 09:31
how come game magazine isn't on there? seems a pretty obvious answer to miss

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