Critique for da CriticGod
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
I don't have a particular build in mind which violates what I would consider good conduct so I don't really have any emotional reaction or aversion to the named builds you listed. Nor am I referring to 6th edition specifically. I think this same position can be expressed in almost any similar game. And I can think of a few armies I faced in previous editions which were abusive. Though I don't think any of my opponents ever had the gall to try and tell me that they were fielding an army right in-line with the setting.
It's sort of like the famous quotation about pornography, "I know it when I see it."
Mind you this isn't a witch hunt. When "I see it" I just generally avoid playing those people because we clearly value different things. I don't go about brow beating them over their narrow minded fluff-apostasy.
p.s. - I do happen to agree with you that there are objectively best units, items, combinations, and builds. I think the players who argue that point are not clearly considering the nature of points efficiency and efficacy.
And that actually adds to my belief that some combinations are abusive. Not simply because there may be combinations for which the designers did not account, but because the cycle of publication/republication creates inherent inequalities.