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I was just thinking... because the tau are my first army and i newish in all ways possible, whats it like playing some one you dont know? do they remind you when you dont follow a rule right? or do they slap you on the wrists and claim you a cheater? Do they follow the rules? or do they attempt to cheat you with your (my) nubbyness? Do the people you play seem to be your age? or are they older (40ish?)people that i saw at a convention? Do they powergame and laugh at you when you loose? or do they play actuall probable armies and congratulate you on a game well played? oy... the more i think, the more i dont know.... im scaring myself:wacko:
Tau'cena Intercept Legion W2-L4-D2
Don't scare yourself.
There is really no easy answer to that, as gamers are just people, and people come in all shapes and attitudes. When I first started playing I met two really nice players who were very respectful, they will remind you of the rules if you make a mistake, but not out of anger or spite (much like myself).
But the very next person I played was quite rude, and after thrashing me soundly he spent the rest of the night telling me about how badly he killed me.
What should you take from this? You have to stick with the people who are civil to you and if possible become friends with them. That way you'll always have a solid playing group. My playing group now is very solid and nice because I did just that. Many gamers here have clubs or groups of friends that they can count on for good games.
That being said you'll get the occasional bad egg, just yesterday I had to explain to a guy that 1) power weapons do not insta-kill (yes it was a power weapon, not a force weapon) 2) I am not locked in CC with you if you consolidate and end up 1" away from me. 3) marine tactical squads cannot magically shoot rockets through solid rock. From what my friends say the guy had even been playing for quite some time. I didn't call him a cheater for this, as most people will just dismiss it as carelessness. I occasionally do call someone a cheater if they pull the same thing 3 or 4 times after clearly explaining it to them.
and it went on like that. But you just have to grin and deal with it. When you do find good people, they're great to hang out with.
As for age, people around my area are mostly my age and up 20-40, I think there is one younger player. At the other store I go to it's also mostly my age and up.
Of course i'm just one guy and everyone's experience is different.
Last edited by mephistophales; May 19th, 2006 at 07:51.
Ask yourself why in the world would you trust a win loss record? Playing them yourself is the only way to tell.
The true joy in the game is playing down to the last model, no matter the odds.
This belongs on the general discussion forum what has it to do with Tau.Originally Posted by SystemiK
I'd sit out a game or two, pick up on a couple of tactics, and then figure out which gamers are polite, patient, and not cheaters. Ask them if you could play then, and then figure out from there. It is always important to get a foothold when you are lost.
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Originally Posted by rikimaru
God give the guy a break, hes only asking about his first games and what to expect from them.
And i do know that the topic has got next to nothing about tau.
He has however said that his army is tau so i can see why he posted it here
that comment belongs in the general disscussion forum rikimaru, stop propagating offtopic discussion.Originally Posted by rikimaru
Well, in that case, I will make the following statement:
I, SystemiK, or formally known as Christopher A., do here apologize on my behalf for the off topic discussions in which I have made, such as the signature postings and my questions about first games. I also apologize for making unrelated posts in any way shape or form and will only continue to post if they (the posts) relate to the topic in the utmost fashion. I will also remove any signatures I have posted that donâ€™t specifically meet the rules stated, and ban myself from saying any words listed in the rules section. (If there are any)
You happy? Or should I demand a deletion of the thread too?
Tau'cena Intercept Legion W2-L4-D2
this is an apologie, it has nothing to do with tau what is it doing on the board.
OOOOOOh aren't we all being sarcastic then, the point is the thread belongs on the general discussion forum, i was pointing it out cos systemik is new and I thought he should know where this sort of topic belongs.Originally Posted by Xofek
for future refference, the correct course of action when you see something posted on the wrong board is to inform a mod that way, if the mod sees fit they can move it, and we save all the off topic shouting. if you want, you can politely inform the poster that they have placed their topic in the wrong board. i wholeheartedly agree with Vaki's point of view: give the guy a break! and once it has been pointed out, then everyone can just move on and ingore it.
lets all calm down. systemik has learnt what to post where, now will you stop jumping down his throat. lets just try and get this topic back on its rails, and continue to answer his question.
systemik, how confident are you with meeting new people? its as simple as that. everyone is different. its like going to a new school: we cant tell you what the kids like there will be like. there is normally one nasty piece of work you meet at some point at the school, same in gaming. and theres normally a few people you become solid friends with. guess what. its the same in gaming.
personally when i meet a new gamer i find its my duty to ease them into the game, and help them in whatever aspect of the hobby they want to enjoy. if they want to do a lot of painting and converting ill show them what i know. if they really enjoy the tactical side of it ill set aside a few games to show them the ropes. my philosiphy is not to spoon feed the new guys, but teach them the basics and show them how they can improve themselves.
all in all you probably would have no problem if someone like me was there. but on the other hand you might meet someone who only sees a new player as cannon fodder for them to boost their win record. youll learn to identify them, and generally stay the heck away from them. although its always satisfying to come back after youve learnt the game and hand them their butts on a silver platter.
hope i helped. thats just my thoughts anyway, and as ive said, everyone is different. so my opinions might not apply to you. see what i mean? see ya around
oh PS. ive posted in your sigs thread, can ya take a peek at it mate? cheers.