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After 12 years of playing 40k I have decided to retire. I am proud to hold the record for successive defeats and victories at my gaming club because it shows how far I have progressed. Despite going home with a bloody nose every Sunday evening I learned from my mistakes and slowly began to improve. Naturally, I have seen many changes in the rules but I believe that if you concentrate on building a solid foundation using troop choices you have better chance of succeeding, because I have never come across an army that has won a battle with single unit or character. Also, its always good to look at the gaming table from your opponents side at the beginning of the battle to see weaknesses in your line.
If you disagree with the rules of the game then discuss it with your opponents, for example, I was disgruntled that veteran sgt couldn't use power weapons/fists but it was agreed that if I pay the points it would be ok. Recently, I was asked whether it would be possible to use IG codex for lost and damned armies. I thought it was acceptible because as a guardsmen you wouldn't lose your veteran abilities if you betrayed the Emperor. These kinds of discussions have furthered my enjoyment of the game beyond the confines of GW rules.
The price of models are very expensive - despite the plastic alternatives they have introduced. This has led many members of our club to build carnefexes out of plasticine or use stencils to build chimeras and rhinos out of cereal boxes - please ask if you would like me to send you a copy of the stencil.
I realise many of you might not agree with my observations or changes to game but I hope you have as much fun playing this game as I have over the years.
So if you've decided to retire why did you title your post "Should I quit 40k?"
Sorry but this looks a bit like a veiled price rant.
Yeah I've been seeing alot of people say that myself "models cost too much, I'm quiting!"
I've come to the point where the modeling is more fun than the game is, and I stopped caring about the price increases.
For people that complain about price I always point out "you could play Kill-team instead of a 2000pt game".
gdlwalker, I figure if you've been playing for 12 years you've probably collected a part of every army out there. I would guess that the challenge has probably been missing, for you, for quite some time now. It's always a shame to see a veteran player leave, but I guess we can't do this forever. I hope you find something suitable to replace it with.
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"The world will be a better place when the world's resources are used for Giant Robots."
Yes, you should quit.
I did. In fact, almost all of my armies will be on eBay within the next 30 days save my white scars which I might drag out of the closet every once in a while to dust off and play a half-hearted game with.
GW used to own the market on miniatures games, but wonderfully for us there are now many different companies that make very good products for much less money and a heck of a lot fewer rules headaches. (Warmachine, Hordes, Confrontation, Flames of War all come immediately to mind)
I'm down to buying one or two GW models every once in a while and painting them for fun, but I can't in all good faith keep playing this game if the rules are going to be continually dumbed down to the lowest common denominator of players; 13 year olds with Attention Deficit Disorder.
I'm a happy testimony of moving on from GW, and you can be too. It's not the only company out there anymore.
I think stencils aren't allowed to be handed out here... I'm not sure on that, though.:wacko:
Well, goodbye. It's actually nice to see someone using their head to find the way to their own happiness. I get the same feeling sometimes. That's why I'm starting a club! I hope that my friends and I can find something else in our time other than moping.:yes:
If terrorists ask you "Do you have a bullet through your head?" say proudly, with dignity, "No, I do not. Go fish."
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This game is hard to quit, it's like a drug
i been playing Game Workshops games from the age of 7 and i am month of 18 now. I stop playing at 14, and it is nice to put the books down for awhile and have a break form it.
I to have heard and seen alot of people quit saying the models are to expensive. I ask when were they cheap. I started wargaming before there was a games workshop in New Zealand, i Was there when they opened the one in wellington. I brought the models on a 2$ a week income, i had around 4000point of skaven in the end. But the models you have in a shelf and keep them. You will never make you money back so dont bother selling them.
Have a year off or two then look into playing again. What you got to lose.
:wacko: I hear yea, I just spent 60 dollars on more Warhammer stuff on ebay, however the stuff is all new and and worth about 200 dollars. so I think I got a good deal. As for paying to much for GW stuff, just go eBay or shut up. Sorry to be so blunt, but eBay is wonderful. There are alternatives too, such as Bitz Wagon and the War Store, with 20% off. Just gotta look.
hey mate, i quit around 3rd ed due to price increases, which lasted 6 ish years, the trouble is i couldnt let it go , lets hope H0urg1ass is correct and other companies can start to challenge gw, the monopoly they hold in the market isnt healthy
Originally Posted by Cheredanine
Eh, I don't really mind the prices that much... like Carot, a lot of times it seems that all I'm really trying to accomplish are really cool looking models/armies, and not amazing lists.
Really, though, if you look around... compared to other companies, GW models aren't that overpriced. Rackham blisters cost about the same as GW ones, their boxes more or less the same depending on how many models you get... and most everything is metal.
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