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Okay, I got this Idea from a non-GW Forum, and I admit it could use a better name, so I'm open to suggestions.

Here's what I'm thinking. If this thing gets the go-ahead from the mods, then we are looking for people with areas of expertise in:

-Space Marines
-Witch Hunters
-Imperial Guard
-Chaos Space Marines
-Daemon Hunters
-Blood Angels
-Dark Angels
-Space Wolves
-Black Templars
-Orks
-Dark Eldar
-Chaos Daemons
-Eldar
-Tau Empire
-Tyranids

And We could have a few more catogries like Expansions, Modelling, Painting etc.

So basically, if this does get aprroved by the mods. I will be asking for 'Specalists' in each section. 'Advisors', 'Masterminds'. Call them what you will. I will need a few people to judge whether the candintes should be in, and therefore I'll need experienced veterans of this forum and of 40K.

If this thread does get approved, These requirments are for anybody wishing to join. NOTE: YOU MAY ONLY JOIN ONCE THE MOD'S HAVE APRROVED OF THIS.

1. Has multiple articles/tactica in his/her/xeno area of expertise.
2. Has at least five army lists/variations of their army.
3. Has at least 500 posts.
4. Has been a member on here for six months.
5. Can explain, in proper English, why they belong here.
6. And Above All, Impress Us. (How many tournaments you've won (on this site and in real life), how long have you been playing, etc.


What the 'specalists' aim to do is:

1. Write Multiple Tactica Articles about his/her/xeno area of expertise.
2. Be Active in the Army list forum of their expertise helping as many people as possible.
3. Continue to improve yourself and provide the best material for your students.


WE are looking for maximum 2 people for each area. If you are granted the position of 'Advisor', you should not become all egotastical. Even if you are a Chaos advisor, that is no exption. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

No other member should try to help other people unless the mastermind (s) has noted.


So Yeah, Enjoy. Remember, I need the mods to approve of this, and the community of Heresy to judge whether this would be a good idea.

-BoK
 

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I was with you in principle until you stated other members shouldn't help out unless the 'Advisor' has already done so- that's just unhelpful bollocks that really has no place on Heresy.

In theory what you're suggesting basically sounds like the interview for a Mod position in the Army List/Tactica section...
 

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I know you mean well but I think that this is a bad idea, the good thing about a forum is you get lots of answers, with your idea people are just going to ignore advice from everyone that isn't a specialist. Besides there are already people on here that are known for their knowledge like Katie, TKE and culler ( among others I hasten to add :D).
 

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Smacks of elitism and arrogance to me, and will lead to alienating people...everyone has a right to come on here and voice an opinion, and have it debated without it been deemed' worthy' of been said in the first place...it is called a Forum for a reason.
 

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I'm not sure if "No other member should try to help other people unless the mastermind (s) has noted." means "You shouldn't help someone who is trying to become the Advisor" or "You shouldn't help anyone with their army unless the advisor has already spoken".

Frankly I think it's a lot of effort for no real gain, and I don't understand the relevence of how many tournaments you've won - I've only been to one tournament, but I have a thorough understanding of the metagame, army archetypes and playstyles because I spend a lot of time reading about it on forums like these. The fact that for one reason and another I've never made it to Ard Boyz doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm sure there are several other people in the same position as me.

A bad idea, imo, on general principles.
 

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Why would you want to limit the response to your question(s) to one opinion? I like IG, so if I ask the "specialist" and his/her answer is to form a gunline army and that's not what I want, I am stuck with their opinion? That just kills the whole point of a forum. Places like this thrive because we can bounce idea's off of so many people instead of just one.
Tournaments won? What does that have to do with anything? If someone plays games at home with friends every weekend, it's a pretty safe bet that they know what they are doing. Just because they dont enter every tourny in the country doesnt mean that they dont know what they are doing.
IMO, this would take away from what this place has worked to build.
 

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Who's to judge what is good advice and what isn't? Let everyone have their say, the cream will rise to the top naturally.
bit OT but shit floats too...:laugh: Footdar FTW!!!1!!one!

I think that it would be easier if there were recognised 'experts' who gave advice as it would make it easier for new members to help sort out the good from the bad, but we already have a pretty good system in place where people are more than happy to help, and general consensus of the posts will point out the best advice.

As to the no helping til the expert has made a comment - No, as others have said it would hurt more than help.
 

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But the experts/specialists are already fairly recognised by the community. Look through the army lists section and you'll see regular posters with sound advice, Underground Heretic posts in the Tau lists and tactics. Some Guy is the one for SM help, Rage Wind/Sethis/TKE for Eldar (along with others, sorry if I haven't mentioned, you know who you are though :D)

Giving these guys a badge for what they do already is really not needed, if you want their knowledge recognised give them rep, thats what its there for. Besides for those people that shed sound tactical knowledge like a form of dandruff we have the Crest of The Wise and Guilliman's Seal so anything is else is, again, redundant.

The other problem is who decides what qualifies someone as an expert? We could vote on it, oh wait, thats rep again.

I don't mean to come off as harsh, but really, this is a horrible idea that won't accomplish anything that doesn't happen already.
 
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