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I feel I am addicted to miniatures, I find I am treating it like a bad BJ in the alley coke habit, Im spending large amounts of money and time painting these things and I just want all the armies
what can I do to stop myself from giving all my money to games workshop
Spend that money on therapy?
Well, how would you beat any other addiction? Some people have problems with alcohol and various other drugs, some people have problems with *finds a PC way to put it* objectionable material, some people have other varying addictions. GW products are no different- just more expensive.
But I don't see how this goes into the FB Fluff forum- seems more for the General Discussions.
Last edited by ArchonFarseerGuy; September 13th, 2008 at 09:44.
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Well, you could always rob your local GW store. (Specify parameters obj_GrainOfSalt: SetState 09(PRETTY_DAMN_HUGE) )
This is also the wrong forum for this thread.
Well, you could always rob your local GW store.
yes, breaking in and dumping a truck loadf of modelling goodness is all ways a good option *COUGH*. Still, not the best way to support our crumbling economy, unfortunately.....
As previously mentioned if it's such a bad habit you only have two options. Accelerate the habit until it consumes your life ( or empties your wallet ), or go into rehab and detox, riot, shake, scream, etc until you are cured of a bad addiction to games workshop.
Have you painted and assembled all the models you have? If not, maybe you should spend the next few months painting and glueing.
Maybe taking a break for a while, and playing sport with a friend, or do something fun as a group like paintballing or something.
Hope this helped ypu RECONSIDER YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!
*COUGH*. Much obliged.
Haha- i painted my mask Iron Warrior gray with Hazard Stripes around the venting and tied some cloth strips through a few of the vent-holes. Scary as hell, looked like a mutant.
Anyways: another hobby is a placebo. If you find you pick up (for ease of comparison) paintball, you're looking at another thing to spend gobs of cash on. I play paintball, lacrosse, and race autos alongside my gaming. And uh... not one of those is cheap. Granted, a hobby like cross country running is cheap, but really- another hobby may not be the answer.
There are, therefore, two courses of action:
1) get out more. take the cash that you would spend on models and paint and glue, and get yourself a few new outfits and a haircut. Go to places where non-gamers are. I don't know how deep you're in, but you might want to brush up on current events to keep a conversation going. I found that a ton of hobbies stopped taking precedence when I opened up and met more people. Now I spend just as much time "chilling" or clubbing with friends. If you have a family or moral responsibility that keeps you out of the clubs, focus more on that? Maybe more on your girlfriend/fiance/wife&kids or more on your religion or whatever is keeping you from focusing on guy/girl stuff.
2) stop. open a seperate bank account and get a line of credit running from it. Cap your monthly withdraws at maybe 200usd. That's still alot to be bleeding into the game, but it's a limit. That what you still have your hobby, but you can't fuel it too much. My family did this to me when they discovered that I was funelling money away from collegiate savings in order to pay for my lifestyle. They demanded that I set up a direct-deposit system with my job, a direct deposit system from my savings to checking, and that i put a limit on my checking. It shut me down for a while, but it forced me into alternatives and "more bang for buck" kinds of activities.
Finally: how bad is this craze? Do you really NEED to stop? Is it bleeding out uncomfortable amounts of money, taking uncomfortable amounts of time, or causing stress in other social aspects? If you answered 'no' to those things, then you should just keep going. There are worse things you could get into. Fall in with the wrong crowd and you WILL be the bad BJ in the back alley coke addict.
good advice all, I think I will be able to stop myself at something like 1500 dollas ; its really too bad I have money(for now)--- and yeah I am painting and gluing etc, I plan to have them all finished before I buy anymore; which should keep me busy for about a month, besides I have thousands of dollars worth of stuff from years ago, when I was overtaken the first time by my habit; but then I traded magic the gathering cards for all my miniatures; which is hilarious actually--- anyway-- sorry about posting in wrong forum, thanks for moving it.
and eventually I will post pics of my full DE/Skaven/VC/Demon/chaos mortals/lizardman army.
I will also include how much time and money I spent on them; letting you see the depths of my madnessesssesese.
Just take a few deep breaths put down your wallet and work on what you have. When you feel it's time to buy some more models etc, really think about what you want to get and give yourself a limit on what to spend.
Alot of willpower and self control is needed to get over any bad or excessive habit, it's hard to do but nobody is ever completely hopeless.