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Commissar von Toussaint
27-05-2018, 17:49
I can't help but notice that traffic in the 40k department seems...nonexistent.

As someone who stopped being "current" in 40k 15 years ago, I don't expect to see a lot of stuff to comment on, but there's not much doing in general.

Is everyone on holiday? Have we finally succeeded in talking the thing to death? I can't believe that the game's flaws have been fixed and the armies are no so balanced that no one has anything to add. :p

What gives?

Retrogamer
29-05-2018, 20:30
When AOS came out and the AOS threads were fairly vacant except for the people actively pushing it, it was accredited to people out playing the game instead of talking about it, OR to them sticking to FB, Instagram, and other social media to engage in discourse. I'm thinking more the second of those two.


Forums may be a thing of the past, and just not officially dead yet.

dragonbreath
29-05-2018, 23:11
As someone who has been away for a good while, I can only give anecdotal "evidence". I asked some questions about Ultramarines and got a pile of immediate and helpful answers on Reddit. The folks on this forum seem pretty dedicated to Oldhammer, as it were, so I asked about what folks though of the new Para Bellum game Conquest, The Last Argument of Kings that is working towards going live fairly soon and got...crickets. Over a hundred views and not one reply...haven't looked today. I get not wanting to be flamed for your opinion (that nonsense gets old pretty fast), but when one of the stalwarts of GW pushes a new game forward that has potential to take some of the sting out of the death of the Old World, I thought people might have an opinion. Seems to be a lot of activity on reddit (not all polite) and some people very excited about Conquest on Dakka but you kind of have to dig it out of the forums. Times are changing. They always do, I guess.

Necrontyr
30-05-2018, 21:34
Warseer never fully recovered from the hack and reboot. It's a shame, as it was my favorite forum going back to the portent days. There are still active communities on Dakkadakka and other sites though.

dragonbreath
31-05-2018, 04:09
Too bad. I didn't know this. I found a lot of help with my Warriors of Chaos here back in the day,

Commissar von Toussaint
01-06-2018, 00:30
Warseer never fully recovered from the hack and reboot. It's a shame, as it was my favorite forum going back to the portent days. There are still active communities on Dakkadakka and other sites though.

There is some truth to this, but things seemed to have slowed down from where they were not that long ago.

Back when there was turmoil about banning and fees and stuff, I visited Dakka and also TheWarp and found both of them high-spirited but not particularly thoughtful places. Warseer always seemed to be more cerebral.

Maybe the trick is to get some better discussions going to coax people out of the shadows.

3 0f 6
13-12-2018, 07:09
When was this hack?
Something I missed?

mughi3
17-12-2018, 11:20
As an old time player who started in 3rd ( I was more of a battletech player in the 80s and 90s..still am, but I branched out). I still like 5th edition the best of all, to me it was the most tactical, I think that some great ideas from second and even 6th or 7th were great-bringing back overwatch, grenade throwing, CCWs having AP values etc... would have been fine additions to the 5th template. however many of the new rules drive me insane-the psyker phases and dice in 6/7th, the total lack of initiative (it makes the game loose some of its fluff, I expect the eldar to be faster but weaker in melee)or terrain interaction in 8th etc... however it does make it easier to play super big games in epic scale.


At my FLGS 6th literally killed the game, 7th only marginally brought it back. I noticed a bit of a resurgence with 8th but nowhere at the level that 5th was at.

Having a good community is always key, also avoiding burn out by diversifying your games helps a bit to. especially when the other systems are cheaper/different.
I myself bring dust tactics, infinity, B5 wars, 40K/epic scale 40K, war machine and some victory at sea stuff with me when I go to my Saturday game night. that way there is a little something for everybody.

Epic scale 40 has been the big thing for the last couple months now that we have found support for the minis from fan companies.

I do feel bad for the WHFB players, even though I understand it wasn't really selling that well anymore, but now AOS is rules wise basically just 40K with a fantasy setting. it doesn't have the midevil style rules set anymore that made it something different.....poor, poor, bretonian players :(

Commissar von Toussaint
26-12-2018, 14:30
When was this hack?
Something I missed?

I think it was over a year ago. If you go through the threads there's a long gap in posts. The site got taken down and stayed that way for months. I didn't notice at first because I typically get into gaming and then fall out of it for a few months. So I came to check in and...nothing.

I don't know how traffic figures are, but people don't post much. Maybe the younger folks don't like putting their opinions out there? The span of Warseer and Portent saw me go from one of those young pups into middle age, and the new generation does seem less assertive.

It's a shame because even a spirited argument can be fun.

Lost Egg
27-12-2018, 08:28
At my FLGS 6th literally killed the game...

This was the case at my LGC...there was a definite drop off and 40k went from being THE game played to nothing over maybe a year. I don't play anymore, except HeroQuest with my kids, but from what I can tell the LGC is now mostly board games.

The drop on Warseer is a shame as I always liked the chilled sense of community here but I still post...I just don't have as much time to paint anymore so my updates tend to be few and far between; I guess not playing has had an impact on this too.

Commissar von Toussaint
30-12-2018, 14:55
This was the case at my LGC...there was a definite drop off and 40k went from being THE game played to nothing over maybe a year. I don't play anymore, except HeroQuest with my kids, but from what I can tell the LGC is now mostly board games.

The drop on Warseer is a shame as I always liked the chilled sense of community here but I still post...I just don't have as much time to paint anymore so my updates tend to be few and far between; I guess not playing has had an impact on this too.

Less games being played would certain cut into commentary. I wonder if we've reached a generational tipping point regarding miniatures and GW.

Time was GW was the gateway to minis, just as D&D was to roleplaying. There are a enough alternatives out there (and enough time has passed) that people get directly into other systems and never deal with GW (or, for that matter, D&D).

Plus, a lot of our regular posters seemed to have moved on. Ah well, all good things...