My god. I want to gut this man.
He should burn for acting like this.
I am sick of superior assholes treating other people in the hobby like this, having been on the reciving end of it and having seen it before.
In my case, I was a fairly new player, only just started playing, and had been for about six months, getting in a game maybe every two weeks, nice and friendly for the most part, even though I sucked at it.
Then I make a mistake and accepted the offer of a game from a guy (aptly named Richard, you can guess why) who made it his hobby to try and drive me out of the shop by giving me shit about my army fluff, dictating what I could and could not do.
I went up against him, accidentally made a misinterpretation of Sicarius' Rules (that I had not used previously, preferring to use a homebrew character I had made) and thought his powersword was mastercrafted.
It wasn't, I apologized, removed one die from the ones I was rolling, Richard took 10 minutes to berate me about how I should have every single rule in the book for every model completely commited to memory.
I quit the game, he told me I was a whiny bitch, I told him to go to hell.
Let's not tolerate this sort of behavior from supposedly grown men,
Because, while I do like all you guys, really I do, but the sheer superiority that you all seem to have with your interpretation of the story manifesting as it ALWAYS being "The spoiled kid," "that little preteen asshole who doesn't understand" or some other amalagamation baffles me.
Someone in this thread pointed out that it was about maturity and not age, but the fact is you guys keep conflating age with maturity! At my own shop I have seen far more immature 28 year olds than I have immature 12 year olds (got at least three or four of them who just use the tables, occasionally go up against a vet, all very nice and civil, never really bother anybody.)
I love the hobby too, and seeing a poorly assembled model or one put together without care bugs me.
But the fact is we were ALL the little 13 year old who had no money for an army and couldn't paint or model right at some point in our lives, even if we were 5 or 25 at the time.
So I say give the story the benefit of the doubt. From personal experience I speak here, there are alot of assholes out there who really push how much better they are than you because they've been doing it longer. There is one in every group from what I see.
So, let try not to turn into him instead.
(And for the record, you ever notice how "adult" humor usually tends to be considerably more immature and childish than child humor? Food for thought.)
(Addendum, since Bits and Kits managed to respond to my earlier rant before I edited out the mention of torches and pitchforks and tried to actually give a more meaningful argument, here it is for him. "Let go buy our torches and pitchforks!")
Do you ever go into a fight thinking there's no point giving my best, I'll get another chance later? We only ever get one shot, Marlin. Life is one shot. Making it count is all that matters.
+++ Skold Greypelt of the Space Wolves on Shadrac to Sergeant Marlin of the Xth Slavok Regiment +++
Show me a fortress and I'll show you a ruin.
+++ Captain Eddan Bourne, No. 2 Assault Company, Silver Skulls +++
Last edited by Nicholas Hadrian; 01-16-12 at 09:35 AM.