Hi everyone, Long story short I've been a GW-warhammer fanatic for 9 years since picking the game up at the start of 6th edition. I've even worked for GW Retail. I've grown increasingly upset with their policy of ignoring the rules, and belittling their players for trying to play competitively. Warhammer's 8th edition was finally the straw that broke my back. I've had great times, but I can't anymore put up with such terrible imbalances that can cause a player to be ostracized due to their army building choices.
What does that have to due with Warmachine? Well, I was complaining about Warhammer, and how after 9 years I was seriously considering just quitting it altogether to my friend who happens to work at a Game shop. He offered to show me a warmachine intro.
I was hooked. So then I picked up the rulebook and little did I know what awaited me after page 4.
Page 5. Sure, it's a joke. I get it. What was so revelatory for me was the "mission statement" of sorts. The "manifesto" of why Warmachine players play. I got it. It described me. I don't want to feel bad for playing my hardest, I don't want to crush other players because they were trying to play "nice". I want to go all out, and have my opponent do the same, so that when the games over we both feel a sense of pride in the game we just played, win, lose, or draw. I want to shake hands at the end of the game and genuinely say "good game."
So, here I am leaving the past and eagerly looking into the future.
I've sold a traded off a few Games Workshop armies and stuff, and now I'm starting Trollbloods.
Max Pyg burrowers
The game is just a smoother, better game than anything I've played so far.
So, for those on the fence, try it.
And if anyone is looking for a begginers advice coming from the GW hobby feel free to post here or send me a PM. I've already discovered some radical mindset changes that you don't pick up on right away.