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Well it's nearly the end of the cricket season and i haven't touched a figure since the start of it. I sorta want to get into it again but high school homework and having cricket nearly everyday of the week doesn't help the cause. Anyway I've been told I'll be missing it soon enough but i don't. Anyway, comments?
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I have been colelcting models since 2004, but I know my most recent game I've played was late 2005. That said, it's been about two years since I've last played, and originally, I didn't miss Warhammer. I'd pull out my 40k books from time to time to read the fluff and look at the pictures, but I didn't really care.
But this past August, it really grew on me, almost to the point where I was on a Warhammer 40k site every day, just reading/looking at stuff.
Presently, I'm DYING for some Warhammer action. New books, new minis, new opponents, I don't care. I just need it.
My point is, if you don't feel interested in it, jst slowly get back into it -- eventually. You may appreciate it even more then.
That's how I am with music. I play bass guitar, and I practice for an hour every day, but sometimes I just don't feel like doing it. I've taken as long as a month of not playing, but eventually I pick the bass up again. At that point, it takes me a day or two to get back into it, but I always find that once I'm back into it after that extended rest, I'm always more motivated to try new things, and I always improve immensely.
Point is, breaks are good, and if you really do enjoy the hobby, you'll definately come back to it soon enough. If you feel like it's slipping away and you don't want that, but you can't seem to get into it, just try reading some fluff or internet forums. Battle reports always perk my interest.
I've lost intrest in Warhammer many many times. And every single time i get back in because of Dawn of War...
So if you want you're intrest to grow back, try that. Or just wait, it might come back or not.
ive been playing for about 13 years now (not total. since i first bought a model) and ive stopped for a year or so at a time. sometimes once i stopped for 3 years. id read some of my codices or army books but like you i didnt really care. eventually something will trigger a relapse where im rabidly searching out bits for conversion armies or starting a whole new army in a new game(like when i started playing fantasy).
point is it its something you like you;ll eventually get back into it. if its something that was fun fo r a little bit. then you had a good run. let time do the thinking.
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It will happen. Go to a GW or gaming center and watch some games. I bet that will spark your interest. BTW I'm from across the pond, and I really have no idea what chicket is about. I know it envolves some sticks, a big paddle, and a guy throwing a ball at you, but the rest I'm at a loss.
If you lose interest then I wouldn't worry too much about it; however, I wouldn't sell your stuff incase you do get back into warhammer.
I lost interest from 40k about a year ago, however now I'm getting into Fantasy.
It's just a hobby, anyway. Remember it's supposed to be fun. If it stops being fun, then it's just a job. (And one that pays particularly poorly, at that.)
Or try a completely different game system. GW is not the be-all-to-end-all in tabletop gaming, after all.
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Reflecting on your comments, one day i probably will get back to it. But the prices are absolutely through the roof so i dont know if i'll be able to afford it. I bought a windrider host when it first came out, now i've just bought an oustanding cricket bat (on a huge sale i might add) for the same price and now i really regret buying the windrider host. Has the price of the game stopped any of you for long periods of time?
@ zenith: Cricket is baseball which involves more skill and is more dangerous for a batsmen. I mean anyone can pick up a baseball and hit a reasonably big ball with okay technique, but cricket takes quite a while to pick up, also the dangers of the game make it not as popular as other sports across the world.
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Eh, it comes and goes quite alot. There is a definent 'campaign season' with my friends and i. In the summer, we all have time to go out and game, and we do. When school starts, we slowly stop playing, start picking up other activities, and let ourselves become occupied by other stuff.
Recently though, I think it's just about died. I love playing, but none of my gang can get together anymore. A few of them live too far away, others have had life come barrelling through their front door, and the rest of us just don't seem motivated. I mean, when it comes down to it, alot of us would rather spend 3 hours with a girlfriend or out driving or just being out in society, than playing soldiers.
But it comes back. The new HE got a surge of us up and moving, and actually- whenever we can all get together, we do. It's just sad that some of the group started right before the drought, and really got stuck with their army.
As for cricket: think baseball, but with a different ball, and a bat that is more like a paddle. It's played low, at knee level. The pitching team has the opportunity to score by knocking small pins off of some pegs behind the batter. The batter can score by hitting the ball away and then running between two ends of the field. I don't know that it's more dangerous than contact sports, but it is more dangerous than baseball i'm sure. Games can last forever, longer than baseball. It's a sport that hasn't really come to America. Several of the british colony states play it (India, Africa, and the UK itself obviously). I'm also a Yank, but I have watched and tried to participate in the game.
Cricket:Baseball as Rugby:American Football. if that analogy helps.
Rugby is the king of all sports. I haven't played, but I did play ice hockey for 12 years, and I had some bad injuries from that. I've heard rugby can be worse, so I stay away from that. I never played cricket though. But what exactly makes it so dangerous? Just that it's played at knee level?
And back on topic, yes, the price has made me take breaks from the game. As I said, my last game was in late 2005. This was because within my circle of friends, some armies were rapidly expanding, while other players only had an HQ and two troop choices. Things began to become a pain since the hobby was so expensive for everyone.
My group is getting back into it (with more people I might add) and we agreed to make lists for 500pts, 750pts, and 1000pts. This way, the people who can spend a lot can have their purchases justified in 1000pt games, but they'll still have a list for 500pt games with the people who can't afford to spend a lot.
But yeah, the price does get to you. I snowboard, play Warhammer 40, play paintball, play airsoft, and play bass. These are all extremely expensive hobbies, and I've had times where I decided to take money from my Warhammer 40k funds to purchase more paintball supplies or whatever.
I would also like to spend some of the money I currently have on Warhammer, but the money needs to go to a new HPA tank for paintball ($180) and a new bass amp, upwards of $1000. Obviously my hobbies interfere, and even though I really want to play 40k, I need to spend some cash on other things, especially outdoor activities with summer and spring coming up.
And I need a new snowboard. But that can wait, especially since I don't want to think about what that might cost me.
But in short, yes the price has (and does) stop me. But it doesn't neccesarily change my interest in the hobby, just whether or not my army is where I want it to be, and how much I can play, but that's mostly due to the prices affecting other people.