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after a discussion with a couple of fellow gamers, i wondered, why is it that you pley 40k?

are you a fluffy type, who likes a fluffy, converted army and an enjoyable game, or a competitive gamer, who has to win at all costs?

why do you choose to be that type of gamer?

i myself, an somewhere stuck between the two. i cant be bothered to paint and convert an entire army, and taking to marines over 8 is silly imo. i also like winning. however, trawling through a dex spamming assualt cannons or having two lashes and 4 megablasters is a little silly too.

so your thoughts?
 

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I play because I have no life
I prefer being a Fluff gamer, or at least a fair balanced gamer, I choose to be that way because I don't like the idea of only playing for myself, I play for both myself and my enemy to have a good time, I don't care much about winning, or losing, and hate everyone who only plays to win at all costs
 

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I play very much for the game but also whilst doing the models ive enjoyed that too!But it is good to win!
 

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I play to crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentations of their women.

Also, I like building the models, and I figure if I've spent all this time and cash, I may as well play this time around ;-)
 

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Ah I just paint mainly and even then its once in a blue moon. I actually picked up a paint brush today. I was quite amazed lol.

I'm more into the background of it all. I don't know anybody else who plays but I think if I had group of mates who played I would probably get a lot more done through simple peer pressure.
 

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I play to crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentations of their women.

Also, I like building the models, and I figure if I've spent all this time and cash, I may as well play this time around ;-)
That is best in life my friend.
 

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I play 40k because it is a great game where you can socalise with other people who you have never met I have to say that gamers are the most friendly type of person. Aslo 40k and warhammer in general gets me away from the Tv and computer.
 

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I play to crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentations of their women.

Go Conan!!! :drooling:



I am both actually. I like a fun friendly game but I also like to really bring it at times as well. It really depends on my opponent. If they are the kind of person who wants a fun game where units charge things simply because it is cool then that is the type of game I play. If they want to go full on tournament style, no holds barred, play to win at all costs, that is what I do as well. Both are equally enjoyable imho.
 

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For the most part I'm a hobbyist...modeler, painter, collector first and foremost, but of course, having a game that I can actually use all these figs is nice too. When I PLAY 40k (and WFB, Specialist Games, etc) I tend to play for the social aspect; play a fun game with friends with little to no focus on competition. This isn't saying competitive play is bad or anything...just not my bag...baby.
 

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>> I play because I enjoy it. I try to be fluffy as possible, and I use balanced lists, power gaming should only be used in a tournament environment, imho. I tend to paint more now, as work and family commitments stop me playing as much. I play to win, but i dont give a damn if i get beat.
 

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i play because it helps me forget the harshness of my own reality, when not 40king i drink heavily and hope that my life will end. just kidding...hmmmm
 

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I started playing because my husband games. (Elchimpster)

Now I'm playing because I enjoy it. I'm learning how the different armies work and how to be more tactical.

I'm a friendly gamer as I realize that 99% of the time, I'm gonna get my ass whupped. But it's okay, as long as I get to kill some s**t. :wink:
 

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The reason I play is because I love Science Fiction. I love Starship Troopers both the book, movie, and tv series and I thinks that's why I love playing Imperial Guard. They're humanities last hope.

Anyways, I play cause I think the game is fun.
 

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I play because it's just fun. I love painting and collecting the models.I gave up drinking so I needed something to focus on and this game crossed my path. I don't care if I win or lose as long as I have a bit of fun. I can't play with someone who only wants to win at all costs or pouts like a girl when they are losing.
 

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I started playing because my husband games. (Elchimpster)

Now I'm playing because I enjoy it. I'm learning how the different armies work and how to be more tactical.

I'm a friendly gamer as I realize that 99% of the time, I'm gonna get my ass whupped. But it's okay, as long as I get to kill some s**t. :wink:
Man I wish you guys lived around here. Maybe you could convince my wife to try the game where I can't :smile:
 

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Because its fun :wink:
I've gone from "ooo, shiny!" to power-gamer, and am now someone who will happily make completely illegal armies and find people to play against with them because the army looks cool - a case in point is one of the armies I'll do at some point, which is a legion of the damned terminator army.

At the end of the day, I'll play to win, but as long as both sides have fun, thats the important part as far as I'm concerned.
 

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I play because the eldar must die. All of my Imperial armies, IG, SM, DH, and WH, are on a perpetual quest to kill the space elf bastards. :)
 

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I play because it gives me something to do with my hands. I really like modelling, and where else can you build a model tank, and then crush your foes with it?
 

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I play mainly because i enjoy playing 40k with my friends, its something we go out to do together and something we all like in common, if it wasnt for them not sure if i ever would have stepped foot into a GW store :peace:
 
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