Monday, May 25, 2009

Actions Reconsidered

I played a 40k game last night with a friend. I've known him for a while, and I thought that it would be OK to use his real name in a post, since he likes to be known in the larger 40k world. And I had some very complementary things to say about his army, particularly some of his conversions.

However, I used my victory against him as a way to bring up several points about the proper use of Tanks in 40K. Which, when it comes right down to it, can't come off as anything but critical and a detriment to his reputation. And hence I should have not used his real name. The complementary and critical things I had to say are simply not compatible subjects in a friendly post. At least not without asking his permission first.

And so, after thinking about it all day, I've decided to take down the posting. If I've offended anyone, I apologize.


  1. Sandwyrm, kudos to you. I think it's good to be wary of using people's Real Live Names without their permission, so you've done the right thing.

    Is there any way you can figure out to re-post the advice on using tanks without mentioning your friend? I found it very interesting and helpful and would like to re-read it in the future.

  2. Seconded. Though I didn't think you were being very offensive at all, it was probably a good idea, though the information provided in that post was really helpful. Maybe you could post up an elaboration of your tank tactics instead? *nudge nudge* :D

  3. I did try to be complementary and not offensive in the post. And maybe my friend wouldn't have a problem with it at all. He's always been very open with people in saying that he's not a very good player. But something I can't verbalize just nagged at me all day. So in the end I went with my instincts and took it down.

    My tank info was a bit on the ranty side anyway. I'll re-work it into a better post, but that may not happen this week.

  4. Sandwyrm and I are both tank fans with the new codex. I'm sure there will be more tank threads in the future.

    I know I'm going to be swinging more towards tanks and artillery, with maybe Valkyries for an outflank or two.

    Heck, we both might end up having similar forces. I will probably ally in Inquisitorial troops though.


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