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Hi all, I know this issue has sort of been touched upon before but I thought it might be cool if we could make it competitive .
So the other day I was in GW and had just finished a very satisfying 4 games. As I was packing up and getting ready to go home I started to talk to the guy next to me and the conversation quickly went to an Eldar army I was starting. I discovered that he was a veteran Eldar player. I asked him for a few simple tips and he then went into a 1 hour monologue discussing Eldar math hammer which one; I did not understand and two; related to warhammer 3rd edition and three; showed him as the most cheesiest player I have ever encountered. One hour of him telling me about every game he has ever played and how in each game his luck was very bad and his opponent un-sporting but his list brought him through.
So as I am fairly new to playing warhammer - I just realised that I had my first encounter with “that guy” and I am just glad that I meet him outside of a game.
So I thought I would get you guys to talk about your encounters with “that guy” and see who has had the worst encounter with said guy.
Hmm... I don't know if you'd count this as much "one-upmanship", as I would have probably gifted that man with a swift kick to the sternum, but here's my latest:
I went up to the shop and was immediately pressured to play a game, as there was somebody who wanted see what the "sport" was all about. I had my own marines present, and was asked to split them 50/50 with another gent in the shop. I declined, as I consider it bad ju-ju to pit my own armies against themselves, not to mention how confusing it would be to removed casualties etc.
So, the guy that i'm playing against (he's a veteran. The noob is just watching) dives into the store's lockers and returns with 4 cases filled with the manager's old SM army. Like your story, it came down to list making.
My list was a balanced, fair list, featuring weapons and squads that showcase what the marine army and game rules are all about.
This guy's army? This guy's army is using the NEW codex to build the min-maxed list from hell (combat squads), with DSing Terminators, Dread, and Assault Marines. The game was pretty much ended by turn 3.
The worst part is that I had to keep a smiling face, so that the kid thought that the game was an enjoyable experience. That's what got me the most: I wasn't able to chastise this guy at all. That, and the fact that he ALWAYS uses Tournament-Grade lists even when he says he'll take it easy.
You can be gracious by looking at your watch and telling him, "thanks for all of the tips, I'd love to stay and talk with you longer, but I have to pick up my kids by X0 [insert excuse here]. Would you mind if I bounce some ideas off of you later, as I work on my army list?"
That way, you have an external excuse to go, but have stroked his ego by telling him you would have loved to stay and chat, but someone else is making you leave.
ooo a bad one... yeah so to my post, i walk into a GW and within 5 seconds i am having a converstion with a young v.enthusiastic guy i talked with him about the new dark elf corsair models and was shown one, (v nice i love the cloaks) after that i thanked him and drifted over to the Waarhammer section with the conversation definitly ended, while glancing at a slann mage priest i heard a voice behind me " aha so you are a Lizardmen player eh?" i confirmed this and was immediately challenged to a match i only had 1 hour before i had to head home and explained this to him but he would let the subject go, i finally agreed and we started playing, i did well as he only got an MV but we had finished 10 minutes too late. I realised this and as i turned to go was accosted by him again inquiring whether i wanted a painting lesson as he couldnt help but notice that my models looked terrible... no-one calls my painting terrible. i told the man that i was proud of my efforts and wasn't trying to win a golden demon but as i again turned to go he offered me the lesson again, i explained that i was late and with my army case in my hand turned to go, halfway through the door i heard the mans voice in my ear, "are you sure? Do you know how to drybrush?" ignoring this final comment i walked out of the shop and havent been back since. i use my other local one, does anyone have any tips on how to shake off an extremely annoying and determined warhammer fanatic?!?
I am ''that guy''!
No, kidding... if i was i think id kill myself But i have met a few of them in my time... unfortunately.
I think this applies to most areas of life, some folks really have only one point of conversation whether it’s GW, football, politics, whatever, eventually you want to reach for the gun and it’s only a toss up between whether you do them or yourself.
Generally I make my excuses and walk away, or avoid the “obvious” ones. I don’t know there seems to be an aura given off by your hard core warhammer fanatic. I was actually stopped in the toilet of Warhammer World once by some bloke who saw me buying IG stuff, I was actually at the urinal and he wanted to talk about IG! Needless to say I was off like a shot. I’m not George Michael, strange men in bogs isn’t my thing.
The staff you expect to drone on about 40K or FB because it’s their job and they genuinely are enthusiastic. Some are alright, some you want to slap, one chap didn’t speak to you if you didn’t play his particular army.
First time bringing my army to the local game-shop to play a game with my roomate (I was fielding my crons) a man approaches me and notes my use of the "old" immortals. Goes on about how he started necrons pre-codex. Then asks me where my Monolith is. I tell him I don't have one as they are expensive. He snorts and says "Necrons can't win without a monolith." Also there's a kid there who's been playing a tourney style tau list for the 5 months he's played and talks trash like I just couldn't believe. Fortunately the staff and other patrons are cool enough that I feel safe going back.
Phoenix you are too "that guy." don't lie to us.
You just sound like a young little unapreciative rude kid....
Vampire Counts-4000 Points
Black Templars-2000 Points
I went to a local gaming store (not GW) seeking a 1750 40k game. "That guy" approached me and asked what I was playing. I said Chaos, and he then said "oh I play chaos too" and I was like "cool, close combat bloodbath time". He thenasked if it was ok to proxy most of his army. I was like whatever i just wanted to play.
He then puts down two commisars and says they are slanesh sorcerers with LOS. He deploys two squads of guardsmen and says they are 1k sons. then 2 very large squads of loyalist marines and says the are raptors with mark of khorne and flamers
I got pretty wiped that game, as his army was about as meq-killy as you can get but what really got me was that every time he lashed, he would put his own grubby paws all over my models without asking. After the game we got into a (very short) conversation about where to get food. He very snootily informed me that he wouldnt go to jack in the box he only ever ate at McDonalds
"Stainless Steel whippy sticks of death"