I was just thinking about how long I've been playing 40k (Since the early 1990's), and was trying to picture myself playing in 5, 10, or even twenty more years. I KNOW 40k-ers who are in their fifties, but I don't know if I can see myself playing at that age...
So what about you folks? Can you see yourselves pushing around Space Marines in 5 years? 10 years? Or even 20 years from now? Can you see yourself teaching your grandkids how to play? Or do you think you will have moved onto other things by then?
Not unless I can adapt to enjoying competitive play.
It's become clear to me that 40k is a game for competitiveness, which as much as I hate that; It kinda makes sense.
I enjoy playing fluffy armies, and I complain when I get beaten by GT lists; but it's only recently, tonight infact; that I've realised that what I'm suggesting is insane.
Simplifying what I've been looking for; is for everyone to play stupid lists, so when I play fluffy lists; I don't get ridiculed and wiped off the table.
As I say; I realise now that what I'm asking for is stupid, why should other people play like retards so that I can piss about successfully.
But; to sum up - Unless I can learn to appreciate another aspect of the game, other than 'Fluffy army lists' - I'm not going to be respected as a player, which will ultimately put me off the game, meaning I wouldn't be playing it for as long as I might hope.