Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rochester, Medway, Kent.
Surely it must be possible to have a discussion about Matt Ward without it turning into "Raargh! I hates it!!"
"Well, haters gonna hate, lol!"
I dislike a lot of Matt Ward's fluff, to me it just comes across as if it was written by a twelve year old fanboy writing about his bestest army ever. I also understand that this is clearly because I have a different view of the 40K universe than he does, what he has to say about things doesn't gel with my own imagination. I don't hate Matt Ward, I just think he's a bit of a dick and not the sort of person I'd want to meet up with for a pint.
On the other hand I also understand that there are people out there who quite like his writing, they are entitled to, its their choice and their game after all. Fluff is a subjective thing, some love things that I hate and vice versa, neither side is right or wrong, its just an opinion.
And the above is where the problems start, for some reason the internet has somehow developed a special function that renders all opinions as fact, to be argued over in a warped attempt to be 'right'. A frank and open exchange of ideas and opinions is one thing, being shouted down for simply having an opinion is completely another.
So, by all means tell the world why you dislike or like or are indifferent to Matt Ward, but please could people learn just to take it on the chin when they disagree? I don't like his stuff, I've explained why but I'll be fucked if I'm getting into a pissing contest over it.
You are welcome to disagree with me, feel free, you won't change my opinion on Matt Ward though.