I have this urge to post yet another rant. This time however its about my local meta and my LGS. Let me start with some things about myself. I enjoy playing in person. I really do. I like having an opponent across the table. But the issue I have run into is as follows:
They all want to play 50 point or higher games. Nothing smaller.
There is nothing wrong with that to be honest. I just personally prefer smaller point games. 35 points for example is what I like. I find that it keeps me thinking, limits my options so I have to take just the right things to make my force work. Also, smaller point games are faster.
So why does this bother me? The fact that they prefer higher point games doesn’t. Its when they heckle me to go to 50 and try to pressure me into it. Or when they pressure my friends to spend money that he really doesn’t have to go up from the battlebox. Now I did have a few good games tonight. I played 4 games, one battle box vs Dan, and then 3 more games.
1 vs Talion Charter, and I lost via a lucky net shot (which I should have scrolled to avoid) and then trashed via Freebooter.
1 vs Cryx against eDenegrha. Turn 3 kill via that teleporty trick. He was nice enough to tell me what I should have done which did help.
1 vs Circle which I WON! I had 1 HP left on pMadrak at the end of it thanks to a passed tough roll. By the end of Round 2 I had only 3 HP on Madrak. That was an INTENSE game.
All 3 of these people don’t mind low point games but do prefer higher. The others really didn’t want to play me, or my Friend Dan.
And people wonder why I prefer Vassal.
So I have decided that, at least for the time being, I am just not gonna even bother to go to the store. If all thats going to happen is me get picked on or my friend who comes with me doesn’t get to play because we just happen to prefer playing lower point games or cannot afford to spend the money to GO higher, then whats the point?