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(I'm posting here cause i want to hear the opinion of my fellow chaos sinners, not daemon players and ig players)
Or is the 'Ard Boy Tournament not worth it? I know for a fact that that at the store I am playing at, there's going to be around 15 people playing. Approximately 8 of them are regulars I know or at least see playing all the time. So there going to be about 7 people I don't know. Now... we pay 30 bucks and spend 7.5 hours playing that day, 10 to 5pm. So the store is taking in 450 dollars while the top prize is 60 dollars .
Now my only complaint are the side-effects of a competitive environment. First, we'll have to deal with dickheads and ego-gamers (not to be confused with power-gamers, ego-gamers have their selfworth wrapped up in their army). Is it really worth it to deal with these nimrods?
Second, we have to abide by WYSWYG. So for me to make the list I want, I have to buy 3 rhinos, and another boxe of reg CSM guys. Now i have to pry off some arms, and butcher some models to get s*** WYSWYG. I have to blow 80 bucks (make my list competitive mind you) for a 60 dollar prize. ~_~ Again is it really worth it...argh.
Third, is that compounded with the examples above, is that we have to play in an environment of new and largely broken codexes cause GW is to lazy to thoroughly test them out.
I don't mind the fee we pay or even the store getting the money obviously, I do mind however is the size of the prizes, given all the s*** regular gamers encounter in tournaments. I donno, anyone feeling me on this? Maybe I'll bit the bullet and just go have fun, though the environment will be kinda tense to approach it like that. Maybe I just have a misconception of the 40k tournaments. Let me know.
Last edited by Backdraft005; July 6th, 2009 at 03:19.
I wouldn't even bother with participating if my fee wasn't covered by my gaming buddies; who really want me to play.
At least 6 of the players will be from my gaming group, so drawing them as opponents should give me a good chance for a win. None of us are serious tourney players, but we aren't total slouches either.
I don't think a lot of people playing in these tourneys are looking at making money off them. Sure, maybe a couple, but overall I think most are there for the fun and competition. If you're going to be calculating "how much I stand to make" compared to "how much I have to spend to play", I suggest you take up poker or some other such events instead.
Sure, you'll go up against the anal jerk-types once in a while, but I believe the majority of gamers aren't like that. Unfortunately it just takes a few bad apples to ruin the whole batch. But as with any type of competition, you'll always come across these win-at-all-costs/i'll-better-than-thou type of people, and make no mistake that they will spoil some of the fun for you. I feel bad if you let them discourage you though...the only thing I can suggest is to avoid those players again in the future if you see them. Pretty soon, maybe they'll have no one to play against except other a$$holes like themselves.
First prize of 60 quid seems a bit cheap seeing as you're paying 30 euro for a day of gaming.
What codices do you think are broken Backdraft? Just so I know for when i do start playing tournies and have to take on these power gamers myself.
I'd say go for it, it gives you a reason to flesh out your list fully and make it competative like you said, you might even wipe the floor with these reputed ego gamers, just make sure to rub it in their faces if they were a$$holes during the game! :p
Well I feel that the daemon list is unbalanced (the universal save and just some of the units are just... blah), and that Imperial guard list will largely be broken, well, it just is, unless your not playing a power game. Anything that can run a list with balanced (unit wise) list with enough Troops to still be effective in scenarios, YET remain overpowered, seems ridiculous.
People might see this purely as whinning. Well I fought daemons in fantasy, and played the best game i ever played tactically and still lost... sooo keep your comments to yourself. Ii do know what I am talking about. I watched a Imperial Guard list pound a SM list to death, with the sheer number of shots being put out.
First off I love tournament play. The chance to try my army against three players I've never meet before is great in my opinion. I've gotten the l)ick player before but just take it in stride and move on.
I've never payed more the 15 USD to play an tournament and never had to prize less then 45 USD. I just wouldn't play for 30 USD. Thats ridiculous.
I also make it a point to go with a WYSIWYG army. I don't care if i win past painted but i certainly will go with an all painted army. I find it very rewarding to have other players come over to my army and ask how i managed to paint 100+ models and not go crazy.
I'd not go to that ard boyz thing if you can but don't stop going to tournaments if yoy ask me.
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See for me it wouldn't so much for the competition of it all, but the opportunity to play a 2500 pt game against 3 new people/armies. Sure I can play that size game with my buddy at home, but I know his army and tactics and it's fun to get out there and play against different people, armies and tactics.
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yeah if i go, its to play against new builds/hopefully tactics, but the 30USD fee is a bit much, thats gas for me to come up the next weekend to play at the store again ya know. So I'll be on the fence, but i wont wait to long to decide, cause i need to decide what I want to do for my army.
I'm curious where everyone is getting this $30 entry fee from.. The 'Ard Boyz Rules posted on the website clearly states, "There is no entry fee for any of the tournaments."
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