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Today I headed down to the local gamesworkshop to get into an apocalypse game (not to play, to watch), I didn't want to get involved because I expected the painting standards to be incredibly high to play on a GW made table...
I get there after waiting for 2 weeks and it turns out there is all kids, about 10 of them from age 8 - 15 at the most, and even then there was only one id say was over 13.
I've noticed a lot of you say you like this game because it excludes little kids from playing because of the high prices but I guess you never realized there is a lot of spoiled brats out there getting all they want.
A few of the kids were little sooks, one went off at his mate on the same side because he didn't fire his whirlwind, even though he had no LOS and it was the enemies turn at the time.
I'd like to know how these kids find the time to paint and make all these, and how a parent would dare spend 700$ on an army for their kid made of little plastic models.
One of the much older kids had a necron and eldar army, probably both around 1250 if he used everything and with upgrades and I just don't know how they do it.
I think this has been more of a rant than anything but there is one more thing I'd like to say before anyone goes to read other bits and pieces.
One of the GW employees came back from lunch or whatever, painting some dwarfs on the table I watched him while he licked the brush, put most of the paint on a GW bag then wiped what was left on his finger, I said (without any attitude at all, merely trying to be friendly) "it's weird watching how other people paint", without even looking at me he goes "WHAT? it's weird using a brush" in the biggest ass-hole tone he could conjure.
At that point I let him be in his little dream world where he can be a jerk all he wants.
Is what I said so easy to take out of context? Is this how everyone paints? Or was this guy just a big nob?
Well, techinally you did pretty much say his painting style was weird. It would be like me telling you, "It's weird watching how you walk."
As for those kids... I wish I was a spoiled brat when I was a kid. All I got was a lego set for the usual christmas. And socks. :c
ONLY LEGOS? ONLY!!??! Legos rule. There is not such thing as ONLY legos. LEGOS > GW.
As to the original poster the people you run into vary depending on where you go. I live in a midsized town and there are maybe 5 stores total that carry GW stuff and only two or three where you can play games. One is a giant Hobby Lobby/Hobby Town and the place is always packed with screaming brats in need of serious parental guidance. The second place in my town is this independant gaming store. Its located in an out of the way old strip mall and more than half of the store is gaming and painting tables. Better yet the crowd is very mature with us 20 somethings being on the younger end of the spectrum though there are a few teens and tweens. The store owner rocks, every time I go in there I end up talking to him for 30 mins to an hour about new armies, old armies, painting, upcomming tournaments whatever. Granted prices are a bit more than I would pay elswhere, but I am more than willing to pay the extra to support a local business rather than some corporate chain.
The only honorable options left to we combatants is seppuku or semantics...which amount to the same thing really.
And what is paticularly wrong with this? There is good and bad, like everything else.
I go down to my Local games workshop, and I play a game. There are occasionally a few very young (aged 5- children there. They may need help with the rules, but that is to be expected. Is there anything overly wrong about them enjoying the hobby?
I can understand if the person is overly unknowledgeable, or arrogant, but normal kids are okay.
As for the GW employee, generally it is best to buy something before saying "You paint weird". It just gets them to think more of you.
Ah well. Next time, join in the game.
I meant no disrespect towards Lego, it's just that... it was only one set. Just one. I needed more of those wonderous blocks not one every blue moon. D:
(Course then along came the Nintendo, and... the chaotic creativity of Lego is fun, but when you make up your own rules it wasn't really much of a challenge. :p )
Ehm, anyways, besides me derailing the thread...
It's not bad to have a couple of those
underdeveloped human spawnadorable children playing warhammer, but when you have a room full of them without adult supervision and taser use on them is frowned upon, well...
My only problem with GW's, really, is how they treat ladies, i just stopped taking my GF with me into the GW because it was embarrassing, it was almost like harassement and i've seen em do it too other females too.
i also lick my paintbrush when painting. it keeps the bristles together and also wets the paint just a little bit more making the paint a little easier to paint onto the mini.
The little kids playing apocalypse shouldnt bother you that much. at least that way we can see that the game will carry on and these people will be the future.
you should be happy for them =] enjoying the game that we all enjoy so much
My homage to my time spent at Libararium Online:
i don't lick the paintbrush, isn't paint, uhm... toxic? lol
I do do something similiar, i have one of those yellow cleaning cloths and i slightly wet that and "lick" my brush with that.