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27th
Nov 2018
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 04:28
I have to admit that I've never really enjoyed the "I MUST WIN" mindset, and I think yesterday just cemented that for me
So as a competitive player I would like to point out that not all competitive players are like that
I build hard lists, yes. I try my hardest to play a good, tactical game.
I don't have the "I MUST WIN" mindset, as I have found that mindset is the first step to having sub-optimal games, experiences, and crazy "I should have won that game" losses
tekton
@tekton
Nov 27 2018 04:54
@FarseerVeraenthis you will eventually also run in to someone like me who will help you beat the army in front of you
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Nov 27 2018 04:55
my main problem with 8th basically boils down to 8th taking the alpha strike problems of 7th and turning the dial up to 11
the unkillable deathstars of 7th were kind of a backswing response to shit like knights hitting the table
and turn 1 fiestas like the drop assault force thing
but now 8th still has the turn 1 kill problem, but a lot fewer units capable of surviving it in a meaningful way
I think GW finally realized it with the +1 cover strat, but we'll see if any other changes come
Price Van-Saint
@sk_Father_Price_twitter
Nov 27 2018 09:46

that reddit thread had a good breakdown of GW thoughts on where stuff is right now .. but it really shows them in a bit of a bad light

"Why aren't you all playing open play ? LOOK! over there ... a shiny thing, don't look at matched play, we didn't expect soup, we don't know what we're doing with kneejerk fly restrictions and for gods sake .. we LOVE elite armies ... but no we're not giving you any more CP!"

Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 13:58
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Sadly, still relevant
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 13:59
at least they are trying now... somewhat... somehow... a little... I mean its better than 7th...
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Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:02
Dude we're not even in the same galactic quadrant as 7th
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 14:02
that's the thing. however fed up or annoyed i get by 8e, i just remember how much of clusterfuck 7e was
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:02
(so far)
We'll see what they fuck up with formations
(and they WILL fuck it up)
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:03
they can't fuck it up as bad as 7th due to the simple fact these arent FREE
so there is a upper limit for fuckuppery
fuck cadia.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:03
I mean...they do so much right nowadays
Hey now, you leave Cadia out of it
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:04
dude you were around at the time. The clusterfuck that Fall of Cadia did to us, it's a running gag :P
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 14:05
funny this is FoC would be a piece of cake with the current version of bscribe
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:05
like the Guard, we endured. The edition broke before we did :D
lol yeah
but this was inspired by the torment we went through
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:06
I must admit, it was around then that I became a BScribe Supporter and prophet
ArmyBuilder: "Herpy derp derp...what's 'Castellans of the Imperium'? It's not like we've managed to get the Iron Priest right despite countless messages about it. You were expecting maybe something different?"
BattleScribe: "Yeah, it'll be next week. I mean, we won't sleep and we may or may not lose two maintainers to insanity but yeah, next week."
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:09
two is a generous assumption. We may not have total psychic breakdowns, but a few of us FUCK CADIA still suffer from the after effects. Like some kind of FUCK CADIA PTSD.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:11
I remember that last game of 7e that I played
It was at Alamo GT, during May before 8th dropped
And after game 5, I thought, "And that's the last game of 7th edition I will ever play."
Yeah
CrusherJoe @CrusherJoe shudders.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:13
The last year and a half or so of 7th was a dumpster fire
I don't miss it.
Not even a little bit
Well...okay...I do kinda miss Invis and Electrodisplacement
But then I snap back to reality
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:14

Noone does.
Except the old "get of my lawn you damn kids!" guys that wish Stalin was back.

Argh... the simple mention of Invis gave me a sudden stabbing pain in one guaranteed vital organ...

Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 14:15
invisible soulbursting wraithknights
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:15
You shut your whore mouth LOL
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 14:15
:smile:
i do kinda miss running dire avenger shrines in a warhost
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:16
I'll counter that with Invis Veil of Time fully-operational Wolfstar with Celestine.
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 14:17
but there are sooo many things i am glad are gone
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:17
Oh, and Grav Cents.
In a drop pod
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:17
ahaha yeah. Double sixes kills any 3hp vehicle, no saves.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:17
With a librararian
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 14:18
in a FREE drop pod
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:18
"oh look a wraithknight" fire Grav Cents "yeah go ahead and pick that up..."
Or
You know
D
...and that's all I've got to say about that.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:19
I hate you.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 14:20
Oh
Believe me
The hatred I felt for D weapons and fucking Riptide Wing cannot be overstated
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Nov 27 2018 14:21
FUCK CADIA!
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:21
it cannot eclipse the hatred I had for fucking heldrakes
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Nov 27 2018 14:21
Wut? Don’t mind me lol
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 14:21
sorry, I triggered you @alphalas xD
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:17
@CrusherJoe and @tekton I was maybe a little salty after my Double experience, and that statement was a little sweeping - I mean, we got thrashed in 3 turns on our second game against harlequins and drukhari but our opponents were super fun to play against - their army was just a hard counter for ours: haywire cannons Vs Knights is not pretty (and see previous discussion about deployment errors)
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:18
@FarseerVeraenthis I understand. I'm not a fan of Harlie Haywire Bikes myself LOL
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:18
I think I would like to go to a "proper" singles tournament just to experience the difference, but the problem is to be good you need practice, and tournament practice is less fun than fluffy fun games :-)
:+1:
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:18
It doesn't have to be
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:18
perhaps it is just the people I've found to play then??
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:19
Possibly?
My gaming group is opening up the Pre-LVO Shark Tank next month
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:19
maybe I should be brave and try to play some different people outside of my very small circle of people I play "regularly"
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:19
Yeah...you probably should
When I roll in on Thursday evenings I have the "I'll play anybody" mentality
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:20
at GW?? or elsewhere??
around here it seems that you have to arrange the game before-hand
which makes it tricky
especially when you don't really have loads of spare time for "anything"
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:21
There are two GW stores nearby, but I don't frequent them unless looking for something specific
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:21
perhaps I should just try harder!!!! hehehehe :smile:
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:21
The big local store is Dragon's Lair -- it's kinda like Wal-Mart for geeks
There's usually 15-20 games going on on Thursdays
We also have a very active FB group for pre-arranging games and whatnot
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:23
wow, that's massive...
there is a local group near me, but they meet on Fridays and I feel like I should spend my Friday nights with the wife
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:24
Happy wife, happy life
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:24
plus I'm usually knackered by then, and my weekends are always busy
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:24
I get it
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:24
you got it
:smile:
but I have found a group that meets every other wedensday so I might start going there more regularly
it's slightly more expensive but a much nicer experience!!
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:24
That's why I told my gf when we first got together that I was "married to the game" and that there were going to be times when she was a Warhammer Widow and if that wasn't okay, we could just stop things right then and there
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:25
interesting approach
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:25
I got to that place from compartmentalizing my life too much in the past
But
She's a hardcore geek herself
And a crafting genius
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:26
for me, I've always "fiddled about" with WH40K, it's just a couple of years ago I decided that either I was going to "get rid of all this junk" or actually pull my finger out, paint some models and try to play more games
I realised I loved it all too much to get rid of it, so the only option is to put a little more effort in!!
I think my wife kinda gets it, but she is not much of a geek, so... there are limits :smile: :wink:
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:28
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Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:28
in other news, my little boy loves flying my aircraft around the house, so I showed him the Ork fighta-bomma and he wants to get one
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:28
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She makes things like that :)
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:29
yeah, that's awesome
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:29
We agreed that neither one of us would bitch about the other's hobbies
"...and that's how we get things done in Mississippi."
Honestly I've never been happier in my life. So...there is that.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:31
perfect
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:32
She told me that all the things that make me, me is what she fell in love with, and to try and change that would change me...and that's not cool and why would she want to do that anyway?
She raised two very bright and very geeky kids, in to fantasy, sci-fi and gaming (D&D, computer games, etc.)
So...she gets it. :grin:
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:36
beautiful
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 16:37
She is also largely an introvert, and while I'm the opposite, between the two of us we have a great balance.
We also both greatly value time spent alone
And doing "your own thing"
But...then again, we're both in our 40s and that kind of attitude probably only percolates to the top with age and experience
I cherish my time with her, and her with me, but part of that is that we aren't up each other's asses 24/7
But...that's what works for us. Every relationship is different. :smile:
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 16:46
I appreciate the insight :smile: :+1:
and that sounds like a good balance
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 17:02
It's Joe's version of Relationship Nirvana
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:27
I was deep into work things
and in the back of my mind I heard a faint "Fuck Cadia"
And I realized, the Thairn has awoken.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 17:28
I had a faint feeling you would show up xD
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:28
hahahh
What really saddens me is how long ago that actually was.
GDI i'm getting old.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 17:28
ha
hahahahhahha
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 17:29
that was march last year, right?
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:29
You know what Abbadon's favorite day is?
Black Crusade Friday. Cadia, Half Off.
Jan 7, 2017 I think.
Near to 2 years now.
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 17:31
oh, right, FoC was GS1
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:32
Yea, Cadia Stands is not correct. Ever. That shit fell in book 1.
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 17:32
i remember that gathering storm was Jan-Mar. for some reason i though it was the third book :smile:
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:32
Mind, it did take a Blackstone Fortress colliding with the planet, along with the deactivation of a good number of the pylons - JUST as they were being researched by Trazyn and Cawl.
But still.
Then we had the totally legit Ynnari show up ... then papa smurf woke up from his nap.
Then we just ignore the next 100 years, then boom, 8th ed.
Time is a bit fucky in 40k.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 17:34
time wimey obley wobley stuff
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Nov 27 2018 17:34
well it was 100 years from cadia falling to the plague wars, right?
with the indomitus crusade in there somewhere
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:36
The opening of 8th ed mentioned a century had passed since the Indomitus Crusade began
and that started at the end of GS:3
and we still don't know what Nick Fury said to thor.
I mean, Emps to Guilliman.
Oh haha, I forgot about Fenris being kinda of fucked up by Magnus. Replacing one planet with another entirely ...
The imperium got pretty fucked by that 13th crusade.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 17:39
@CrusherJoe for me, it's all about communication - which I'm not always consistently good at...
Also, did you hear what happened to vigilus? Several thousand plague zombies landdd
:worried:
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 17:40
According to GW, Vigilus is apparnently where absolutely everyone except Tau and Necrons hang out.
We'll just be out here, fighting Tyranids ... cause ya know, fuck yall
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 18:30
could them eats the plagueguys plx?
Thx
Imperium
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Nov 27 2018 19:36
Plague Nids!
Give all the Nids Disgustingly Resilient!
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Nov 27 2018 19:38
Oh god no
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 19:42
Yeah, that sounds even less pleasant...
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Nov 27 2018 22:01
where are nids in the grand scheme of things, they seem middling at best aside from a couple of very specific abusive builds
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Nov 27 2018 22:10
shrug I've not played them for actual years
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 22:12
Nids can be nasty in the right hands
tekton
@tekton
Nov 27 2018 22:19
Nidz are an oddly finesse army that loses/wins in movement
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 22:57
More specifically Synapse yea?
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 22:57
They can be a gatekeeper army too
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Nov 27 2018 22:57
Keep synapse buffs/psyker buffs, and you can be scary
tekton
@tekton
Nov 27 2018 22:59
Synapse isn't as important as previous versions; there are some other character buffs that are important. Should someone move to even a slightly wrong spot it's far more punishing for Nidz than almost anyone else. (Not quite as bad a GK moving on to the board, but but close)
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Nov 27 2018 23:01
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I think I shall call her...Lilith.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Nov 27 2018 23:22
purple horror.