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Serioulsy considering getting into this hobby, now that I have job :p
Anyway my question is what are the bad parts of the hobby, I know all the good things, but what do you personally find frustrating or annoying?
Annoying kids at the local GW.
Annoying teens at the local GW.
Having a pile of unpainted models in the basement.
Whatever you do don't buy a whole army at once, Trying to paint a model with 60+ models and a few tanks off to the side waiting to be painted is really intimidating. Also learning how to make terraincan be annoying... and of course money, always money....
I'd have to say the monetary cost, but everyone knows that.
One thing I don't like is GW extremely strict policy on using only their models. I find it is very limiting to creativity, I reckon if you show up at a tourney you should be able to have models that are not 100% GW, as long as they have some GW parts and have been converted to fit in with the mythos.
The stores are very strict. I don't play at GW stores ever since I spent ages converting a LOTR ringwraith into an Inquisitor and then found that they won't let me use it in instore 40k games because it is not part of the Warhammer fantasy or 40k ranges! They make the bloody thing and sell it in their stores but won't let me use it! Aaargh! (it looks bloody awesome too.)
Also as Red120 said you can't move in their stores for kids, some of whom are annoying.
Luckily I have found adult gamers like me who don't care if I use a warmachine cryx thrall as a servitor as long as it looks cool.
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I'd say - kids, especially the stealing kind (watch your minis!) and the fat guy from Simpsons who doesn't know what a shower or deodorant is.
Last edited by Nurglitch; April 7th, 2005 at 09:33.
Definetly the cost. That's an obvious factor, and I see you realized that as you are planning to get into it after you got a job, so you have the funds. Or are at least willing to sacrifice other things for it.
Painting, depending on how you do it and what kind of person you are, can be annoying. I, personally, enjoy it except for the fact that my back hurts after hunching over for an hour or two. Never buy a full army. Like previously said, its unbelievably intimidating. I didn't do it yet, but I know how it probably would feel. A whole gray/white/black/shiny army staring at you, waiting to be painted.
Judging by what you guys are saying, I guess you guys aren't fans of kids. But I myself am a teen, and I don't think I'm that bad... I find myself quite knowledgeable, if I do say so myself. Of course I will probably never get my army done before High School is over, as there are loads of homework and I never have the time.
Anyway, nice choice of a hobby. What army are you thinking about? Those Space Marines have a bunch of great new models coming out...
I'm thinking about getting 'The Battle for Mascregge' box set, to learn the rules.
Yeah, teens arn't that bad. Don't let the occasional bad apple ruin it for you (like me), as they ruin it for everybody else. If you treat most of us like adults or friends, there shouldn't be many problems.
Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces
NAh personally id build up me own army and buy the rule book battle of maccrage sucks
Only The Lost Understand True Terror
some adults are jerks too, don't just blame the kiddies. Some kids are cool. You never know, it takes all types at GW.
Money and Time are the drawbacks.
Focus o n just finishing the models you have, then buy more. I'm working on my 2nd army (Iron Warriors), and I'm only buying as I get close to finishing what I have, to keep a steady stream of models around that need work. I just assembled and base coated my last 8 troops, so I bought an oblit and leiutenant yesterday, so if I finish before I go back to GW with the 8 troops I still got soemthing to do.
Also, make a 750, 1000, 1500 list, post them on the forum, get feedback. Try to get an effective list at these point levels, focusing on 1500 since that is what you will be playing most. Then buy the models based off of your list. Nothing more annoying than buying models you won't use (I think I've *alread* done taht with my IW). Get your 750 painted and playable (don't rush it) and have fun with your army, this is the most important thing you can do.
Wednesday nights at GW (Ontario Mills in Ontario, CA)
4-7-05 - SoB 1200, S&D Omega, Opponent was new.
4-7-05 - ME! Chris beats me again with his space wolves (he is a good palyer without his eldar).