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i'm now in my second semester of college and i find myself losing interest in painting/playing warhammer. i haven't painted in a few months and i cant remember when my last game was. i used to love painting and even have some models on DA, but now i cant seem to find the time to paint at all, and when i do i quickly get distracted.
my question is, what do you all do to keep yourselves painting and playing? i think part of the problem is none of my friends play any more and i hate going to GW for a pick up game...
In all honesty, you're probably better off ignoring everything I say.
Thats a serious cruch on motivation right there. Its hard to stay into it when all your friends have given up. Does your school have clubs? I knwo mine is privy to a gamers club, and you can always make some friends or gaming buddies there. (Course I stay away from the place since most of the members are freaks.) Can't say much other than if you lack the motivation, put it aside for a while and come back to it later on.
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Yikes, you have actually played at a GW store? I'm sorry you had to suffer through that experience.
I think that we all hate playing at GW stores to be honest. In fact, I would rather stab myself in the eye with red hot sewing needles than spend an evening with the pompous assholes that staff GW stores.
I've been to GW stores in Georgia, California and all over Texas and I have to say that it must be a requirement to either be an annoying, overtalkative nerd or a pompous ass to work for them.
I suggest making a couple of friends at a GW store and then suggesting an alternate venue to play. It will make your gaming experience so much more enjoyable.
When I finished school I needed to somewhere to play, I was a bit of a chicken when it came down to going to my local GW to play, but I wanted to keep playing, I eventually plucked up the courage and went to a vets night.
Since then I have been going to vets every week.
There aren't many GW where the staff and people aren't friendly.
Around here you have to play at the GW store. Only 2 other places you can play and one only allows Warhammer one night a week and the other smells horrible becuase they are doing renovations and still only have warhammer once a week and on the same day as the other palce. And at GW you atleast get people who look like they have washed in the last week becuase its in a mall, not some basment or backroom of a store. I play at the GW 3 nights a week if I can becuase Warhammer is to expensive to play 1 night a week vs. new people. I helped make my freinds and cousin's armies so it is little fun facing them constantly.
I haven't been to any GW stores outside the sate of Washington, but the pattern you are describing certainly holds true here. I suppose there are limited employment opportunities for that sort of arrogant, pompous, know-it-all, loudmouth type of person, so they gravitate towards GW.Originally Posted by H0urg1ass
The various Non-GW game stores I have been to still have the scent of geekiness, but the arrogance is toned down to a low enough level that it doesn't usually drive me screaming out into the street.
Playing at home w/friends is the best though. Just clear off the kitchen table, order a pizza, and go. I dislike playing in public spaces (such as stores) due to the inevitable gawking that comes with being a female player.
As to FTP's original question, I say just give yourself time. Don't try to MAKE yourself want to paint or play, that will only make it worse. I think it's natural to cycle through interests, from time to time everyone gets interested in other things or just busy with school and/or life. Just let it rest, you'll come back to it later and it will be even more fun than you remembered.
Oh, and If you really just need someone to play with to get your interest going, maybe try something like opponent search or craig's list. Then just clear off the kitchen table...
I no what u mean. Some staff members are right nobs here in UK aswell. I went into a store and not 1 spoke to me and when i wanted to buy something the guy just sat at the painting table with some guys painting pretty awfully until i had to go ask the guy if i could buy some glue. Also at another store the staff member first thing tried insulting my army. typically he played space marines so i got 1 back on him.Originally Posted by H0urg1ass
Anyways not all are that bad i suppose...but u do get quite alot of unwanted staff members in GW stores. Wish i had an intependent retailer near would probably be more friendly.
i lost interest when i was about 17/18 and gave GW not a second thought all through university and a few year after too. I only really got back into it (painting anyway) because i was looking for something to do to relieve stress after work, and i remembered all my old unpainted minis in the garage!
I still find it difficult to go into a GW store, although the guys at my local one all seem very nice and helpful, if a little geeky
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What we do at the local store I visit weekly is look for clubs and such posted on forms on the back wall. Many people host WH40k Escalation Leauges, Grand Tournements, and a load of other things for any Warhammer player.
If you own a bit of terrain or 1 or 2 boards you can also ask to either get contact with a
group or start one yourself, which is what me and my friend are planning to do after we make a few boards and host an escalation tourny weekly. We think it will be a great idea to meet all kinds of new people that are interested in what you love most. :yes:
Yes, somebody has to argue for the other side. 'sir theobold the lame', just wanna know if a fella with a surname Brown works there? He's a great fella I met at GW Preston. An inspiration and a true character. Well anyway, without GW there would be a significant amount of people that would never have found the hobby and be able to develop. Secondly, The majority of GW employees I have met have been very friendly but everyone has their off days. GW is a great place to meet up and play games, and have a general laugh. I'v been to three stores so far and each have given me the same impression.
Hell no, don't call them nerds, their just passionate about their hobby like some of us are. It's no good calling them nerds, it kinda backfires! After all, do you keep your hobby secret from people you try to impress-yep, you do. My gf don't know and she won't until she accidently finds out!
I know I'll probably get flamed for this but GW deserves some credit for everything they do for us! (apart from their soon-to-be price increases!)
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