My name is John Boulden, and I would like to ask anyone who organizes tournaments to please give 6th edition a chance before throwing out new mechanics. I understand that in the last 8 days plenty of people on this forum and other media have raged to the world about how the nids are useless and some other armies are next to useless. This in my opinion is short sighted and I urge you to give Games Workshop a chance.
I for one feel like the new rule set in addition to adding a cinematic feel to the game, I feel like it has added a reality level that has been unmatched in previous editions. I feel like the rage will die down about the changes, and I would like to publicly ask that the rules as written be maintained.
This is not to say that I am asking for allies and forts to be in every tournament. I understand that each area and every store has to cater to the people who spend money. This being said, I for one feel like Meta and Power gamers have been thrown, and over all this is the best thing to happen to balance in 6 years.
To this end I would like to list all of the things I ask of the collected tournament organizers and game clubs:
1. Do not allow the loudest or angriest voices to carry the day. If you want to change the rules as written please ensure everyone gets a say. Don't allow the tyranny of the minority.
2. Don't rise to the bait of how 'Army X, or Unit Y sucks now' and how this should push you to continue running the old edition.
That's all I ask. We as a community have had the book in our hands for all of 192 hours (at the time of writing) and the amount of apparent rage can be daunting. Here is how I see it, the people like me who are happy, don't really feel the need to vent happiness to the world. People who are happy are posting army lists, or cool new tactics. People who are rage quitting are doing just that.
For all of the store owners who may encounter this, let them go. I feel like the hobby as a whole will benefit and you may be able to pick up some collections for cheep to resell to the people who want to pick up some allies. Direct the rage quitters to Dust, or Warmahordes, or some other game that may suit them better.
The way I see it, all the way from Rouge Trader Warhammer 40K has always been trying to tell stories. GW and Black Library Have really put fluff first, competitive play second. They have always said it. I only have my 5th and 6th edition rule books in addition to some older codexes, but it seems to me GW has been telling us for 25 years that they are a role playing wargame first. I feel like some of us, and my self included, have tried to imprint what we want upon the game, and then rage to the high heavens when GW rebuffs us.
We has a whole hobby group will see a lot of nasty posts and comments. Sexuality, intelligence, blood line, and all other aspects of our person will be questioned if we stand up for GW and defend this edition. You may encounter this just by suggesting that we give this a chance. Stay strong.
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