Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Actually Like 40K! No You Don't!

By Spaguatyrine


That is right! I love playing Warhammer 40k.  The problem is......


I am really confused because lot's of people like to complain about everything that is 40k.  The rules are stupid, the edition is old, this army is over powered, my army isn't good enough, I need to make my own ruleset, he cheats all the time that's the only reason he wins, blah! blah! blah! BLAH!



I am really tired of always hearing doom and gloom about everything.  What I don't understand is if you don't like someone then you don't spend time with them. If you don't like something don't do it.  I am an overly optimistic person and live my life and play my games that way. Yes I know that 4 Thunderwolves shouldn't hold up Belial and 15 terminators for 3 rounds, but I am surely going to try it.........(happened at nova!) It was fun, if it didn't work out then great!  I tried.  I am sick of the negativity and I hope all the complainers find another way to cry in their spoiled milk. 


On the positive side Adepticon is coming up! Me and many people's first visit.  There are more GT's than ever in the mid west, new players are coming into the game.  We are preparing for a new edition.  I have seen some of the best models ever made recently. And of course there are Lot's of cheerleaders to help us think positive about 40k!!!! 












So if you like the saying, "You play to win the game" by Herm Edwards, then you belong in 40K.  Winning isn't everything, it isn't the only thing, but it is the premise of a game. 




"Don't worry, be happy now!"  By Booby McFerrin



If you like or even love 40k, or cheerleaders let's hear it!

30 comments:

  1. I didn't hear a word you said. I was a bit distracted...

    I completely agree, now that I've gone back and read the article, this time focusing on the words and not images. It's the age old truth of people are far likelier to complain than compliment. Even amongst those who aren't complainers, how often do you hear the 40K system complimented? The truth of course is there's more good than bad in the game, otherwise nobody would play it, even the whiners.

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  2. I will definitely vote for your for class president, but I really feel like I was given a lollipop in this article as incentive. :)

    Oh and also, agreed. Less whining caused by denial, more fun caused by playing.

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  3. Agreed. That's why I only play 40k like twice a year now.

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  4. Amen.
    The game is fun. The fluff is fantastic. The models are amazing. The hobby aspect is stellar.
    The reason people complain is that the game is good enough to want to continue playing. Otherwise they would just leave.

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  5. ... there was an article...? j/k

    I agree with you on this but in the same sense I have to pull the to kill a mocking bird on you and see the other angles. Issues with the system help generate conversation and forces people to seek out others to help clarify something. If you think people complain about 40k you should see fantasy. I love 40k. When I play fantasy I run into a few armies that just curb stomp my efforts to win. Of course I play undead and the new rules on fear make me sad faced but I still play it and have fun getting my ass kicked. :)

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  6. About damn time someone said it. I'm tired of hearing the same thing on here all the time too. Always doom and gloom. More power to you!!

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    1. You know Uber, I honesty don't know how you can say that with a straight face.

      Look at our last 100 posts, including this one. Even if you discard all the Flames of War and other unrelated articles from that 100, that still leaves 74 articles that are 40K related. Of those, only 7 can really be considered to be at all anti-40K or anti-GW in nature.

      Gloom is where you chose to see it.

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    2. Well I saw it. Guess that's where I see it. I'll leave it at that.

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    3. I dunno. I always get a little put-off by blind fanboydom. I think a little critical thought and analysis isn't a bad thing.

      I also know not to say much if I don't have anything really good to say. Oftentimes, discretion is the better part of valor.

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    4. I think that you are a very bad man who wears ladies underpants.





      Oh and I think that you might have a slight bias on the topic too. What I have seen is a long stretch from "critical thought". Much more on the nerd rage side of things and much less on the thought side.

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  7. This isn't just here but other places as well. Like I tell my employees, if you are going to complain all the time you better have a solution. Don't be the leaky faucet. NO ONE likes a leaky faucet. At first it doesn't bother anyone, then slowly it becomes unbearable. Being a leaky faucet is looking to be replaced or removed.

    Sandwrym, you have a lot of pull on the blogs. Your are like EF Hutton. "When you speak people listen". Like spiderman, 'with great power comes great responsibility". So when you complain a lot, or when stelek does, or MVB does, it causes bigger ripples then when Joe Smuckatelli does.

    Go cheerleaders! And I accept your nomination Neil!

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    1. Spag, there is a difference between complaining and criticism. Between "That sucks!" and "It could be done better if...". One expresses an emotion, the other identifies concrete problems and gives others a way to think about the issue and contribute to a solution.

      My post wasn't a complaint, not about 40K or anyone I know. It was a request for feedback on some rules that I'm writing that address a competitive problem common to all wargames. Meaning, that instead of complaining I'm actually doing something about the problems I see. I don't see that as a negative thing but as supremely positive.

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  8. Hey, hey, I don't complain about 40k a lot! :)

    Honestly I get quite frustrated with the very same thing you mention, Aaron. Plus, 40k has some components that are almost necessary for a balanced and FAIR competitive game (starting with rolling gobs of dice, instead of trying to roll smaller sets of more-sided dice ... /poke Sandy).

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    1. (poke noted and filed)

      There are simplistic truisms and there are more complex truths that we discover through careful study. Let's not confuse the two. ;)

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  9. @MVB,

    You have never complained. You are the most even keeled person I have ever met. Adam Tricola being 2nd. If you did the world would surely explode! :) was just an example.

    Sandwyrm,

    Everyone doesn't think the same way. So some blog writers come off as complaining when they really are being passionate. Some sound like a drippy faucet. I don't like baseball so I don't watch it. I didn't go make a game similar because I want it to work my way. Just enjoy what we have. We always want and want and want. Let's all be less selfish.

    Everyone together now! 'We are the world, we are the children, we are the one's to make a brighter day so let's start giving'

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    1. Spag, I don't think that you realize how abhorrent I find what you just said. If we all just 'enjoyed what we have' then there would be no progress in the world. No change. No improvement. We'd all be walking dirt roads instead of driving or flying. Bowing to our King and playing Chess (the first wargame) by the light of a lamp or candle.

      You have to love something in order to want to improve on it. Or spend hours and hours writing about it. It's too much unpaid work otherwise.

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    2. There's a middle ground that needs to be hit. Agitating for improvement to the things you love by being miserable or fixating on what's imperfect is a surefire way to end up #foreverunhappy. It doesn't take contrarianism to enjoy yourself while taking initiative toward positive change. It also doesn't take it in order to promote your ideas for change.

      I didn't have to hate one little bit on NOVA 2010 in order to acknowledge my opportunity to improve on things for NOVA 2011, and same for NOVA 2012.

      I'm more in Aaron's camp here, because I think you have to start from a place of positivity and happiness with the world, if your desire for change is ever to be fully enjoyed and embraced by the people who surround you.

      Stagnancy is never good, but contrarianism, or vitriolic agitationis often far less productive in today's world than the pursuit of joyful enlightenment, appreciation for life and all the things you do, and pursuing a better future with a smile and deep desire to bring positive change to the world around you.

      Edison didn't invent the lightbulb due to constantly complaining about the candle. He invented something better, and because it was better, people saw that. You don't improve things by complaining about the status quo. You improve them by being a leader, and simply making something better.

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    3. To expound more here, the greatest innovators and inventors in history were not generally known for being pundits, or being all that inspired by the pundits.

      Loudmouthed complainers are just loudmouthed complainers. They don't create really create change, and they can turn their ardent supporters off a great number of things, plus generate more complainers. The wheel wasn't invented as a result of all those caveman blog posts about how crappy it was to walk around all day.

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    4. That's a nice safe little box that you've decided I belong in Mike. But please excuse me if I don't particularly feel like being put inside of it.

      You may have heard of one of my heroes: H.G. Wells. Who was not only a science fiction author, but a political activist, artist, and teacher. He also wrote a game called 'Little Wars' which was the world's first miniatures war game.

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    5. The point I believe is that change happens so much easier with a positive vibe than a negative one. I am an agent of change. At work, that is what I do. I am a leader of people. By leadership my definition is, "Getting the job done thru others; willilngly". Making people change is too much like Hitler. But influencing others to change is more like Reagan, or might I say a carpenter named Jesus. I am not smart enough to throw out the names like you guys are, but I can change people. And the optimistic approach works better for me.

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    6. I didn't put you in a box, Keith. I don't think you're all that much of a complainer. I'm speaking more to the target of Spag's post - the people who ARE constant complainers.

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  11. ..*drops in*... hey guys I got a questi... *see's a chair thrown at him and ducks*... Ill just come back later. lol. This blog has become personal really fast. Its best at this point to just agree to disagree. Now everyone grab a beer... that's an order!

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  12. I applaud this! And while I don't play to win, I always try to win. Personally, I enjoy making/running fluffy-fluffer-nutter lists. The more gimmicks the better! Nothing is more fun than seeing a hair-brained scheme succeed. I don't care if I loose so long as Pinky and The Brain have their day! Still, I do know how to hunker down, write something that's tough to crack, and lay on the hurt. Cause if I'm not having fun, then why the hell am I doing it? (job's don't count, cause money let's me have fun)

    Also, BOOBEHS!

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  13. There's no chance in hell those broads are from Fenris...too many teeth and they probably smell nice....

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