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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Maryland, USA

When I first started coming hear a long time back, the forum was so active it would cause me to have to flip back a few pages after school to find what I posted the night before.  A few months ago it was much less active but still hopping constantly--but now it seems much less like that way.  What happened?     

Codex: Soyuzki - A fluffy guidebook to my Astra Militarum subfaction. Now version 0.6!
Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels. -pismakron
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby. -necrontyrOG

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
 
   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Colorado Springs, CO

I've noticed this as well, and the fact that the activity seems to have decreased is quite depressing, but, you've got to consider that Games Days, GT, and RTT season is winding down, if not done already. We've seen the release of COD, as well as plenty of rumors about upcoming releases. Right now I'd say that from a GW standpoint, there's just not too many exciting things going on.
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Maryland, USA

Well, there's the new Empire army book and models coming out, though I guess you guys have been talking about that in the months I wasn't here.

Codex: Soyuzki - A fluffy guidebook to my Astra Militarum subfaction. Now version 0.6!
Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels. -pismakron
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby. -necrontyrOG

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
 
   
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[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

Sept/Oct (fall) are slower months, mostly because School kicks back in for many and folks get used to new schedules. Expect things to pick up as holidays close in.

 
   
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Dakka Veteran




Pirate Ship Revenge

Stupid fall...

I have nothing useful to add.
http://otzone.proboards34.com/index.cgi>the OT
Welp, that link ain't no good nomore. 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman




Illinois

I've noticed this as well. I've been lurking and posting at dakka under different guises since 3rd edition was in its infancy. A time that many, myself included, consider to be the golden age of 40k. At the time I never thought I would look back at thoses days with such fondness. How I weep for thee...
   
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Foul Dwimmerlaik





Minneapolis, MN

I blame GW for the lack of interest in 40k boards.

Once upon a time, when portent was in its heyday, rumours abound and alot of people were eager to talk about even the most remote of topics. The possibilities seemed quite endless as the 40k unverse expanded.
With the recent change in editions, alot of people felt 3rd ed was incomplete, all armies werent visited. Many took far too long to have rules released for them and interest waned.

Now that White dwarf has stopped including chapter approved and moved towards being purely a advertising periodical, there is one less avenue for discussion.

The rules are so flawed that many dont even want to argue over what is the correct interpretation anymore.

So we are left with a void of many things to discuss. We lack rumours, rules expansions in the form of chapter approved, and solid rules to work with. Eldar are all but released, and the next codex dark angels, is just starting to churn out anything resembling a confirmation of what we will see.

I am sure by thanksgiving in the US, we will see quite a bit more action as outdoor activities reduce and more info from GW is forthcoming. YMDC, army lists and the moddelling section should be rife with stuff for eldar in the mean time.

   
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Ancient Chaos Terminator




South Pasadena

I often wonder what Hellfury does not blame on GW? Global warming, no I am sure that the GW factories produce tons of pollution that contributes to global warming. The war in Iraq, no I am sure that G W Bush is an avid wargamer and his playing wargames has made hima a warmonger. Just what is not GW's fault?


 
   
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Foul Dwimmerlaik





Minneapolis, MN

OK, Darrian. If you wanna play that way, I am more than willing to oblige.

Your lack of the ability to adequately utilize your education is obviously not GW's fault.

Touché

I would much rather be critical of a thing I invest in as opposed to being a thoughtless cow.

Criticism in general terms means democratic judgement over the suitability of an subject for the intended purposes, as opposed to the authoritarian command, which is meant as an absolute realization of the authority's will, thus not open for debate.

Being critical of businesses is good for everyone. Do not confuse it for (perceived) continual blame.


   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Maryland, USA

Well this didn't take too long to go south...

Codex: Soyuzki - A fluffy guidebook to my Astra Militarum subfaction. Now version 0.6!
Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels. -pismakron
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby. -necrontyrOG

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
 
   
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Ancient Chaos Terminator




South Pasadena

@Hellfury, Who said anything about criticism? You wrote "I blame GW for the lack of interest in the 40K boards" I asked what Hellfury does not blame on GW. I think you reply to me brings your educational background more into question than mine.

Back on topic, I think Russ is right, these forums will be far busier in the holiday months.

 
   
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Foul Dwimmerlaik





Minneapolis, MN

Posted By Darrian13 on 10/15/2006 1:51 PM
@Hellfury, Who said anything about criticism? You wrote "I blame GW for the lack of interest in the 40K boards" I asked what Hellfury does not blame on GW. I think you reply to me brings your educational background more into question than mine.

Your not so innocent passive aggressive question has been answered.

Just so the mods know, this has been brought to pms for further whatever darrian wants to call it.


   
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





The wilds of Pennsyltucky

The general decline in interest for GW games in general is the culprit. Why is there less interest...? That, I will leave for others to debate.

The forum has ebbs and flows. I have been posting and lurking since 2ed. It gets better and worse. Though the above about the 3ed changeover as the hey dey of posting may just be accurate.

At least the modelling forum still seem sto be hopping. I get no end of inspiration from that forum.... But that is both GW and non-GW stuff.

ender502


"Burning the aquila into the retinas of heretics is the new black." - Savnock

"The ignore button is for pansees who can't deal with their own problems. " - H.B.M.C. 
   
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[MOD]
Madrak Ironhide







I think Hellfury/Ender have hit it on the head. 1) There is less interest in the hobby as we
know it (3rd edition hoopla) and 2) it's probably GW's fault that there is less interest in the
hobby.

How to test this? For those of you who follow other boards, has anything else out there
reached the critical mass of hobbyists/playtesters/fun discussions that Dakka has? Or is
everyone pretty much sticking to regional forums that deal in their particular interests?
If people aren't willing to bring their ideas to a large forum it's because maybe the game
just isn't that big anymore. People are content to stay local, or within a specialized
community.

Bah, talking too much. Hunt, post, kill.

DR:70+S+G-MB-I+Pwmhd05#+D++A+++/aWD100R++T(S)DM+++
Get your own Dakka Code!

"...he could never understand the sense of a contest in which the two adversaries agreed upon the rules." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude 
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot




In your house, rummaging through your underwear drawer

Don't make me stop this car!

Seriously, kids. Shut up.

"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow"~Oscar Wilde 
   
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[MOD]
Madrak Ironhide







Some of it has to be GW's move to the 6 month release. Sure, it makes it easier to
keep rules creep in check, and insanity, and cross referencing, but the six month
release pretty much means GW expects everyone to buy every army that gets
released. At least, that's how I interpreted the move.

Think about how much income you throw into the hobby. 300 bucks every six months
would be very conservative I'd wager (50 bucks a month). If the only new thing out
is Space Marines army, does the consumer hold and wait two years for Eldar, or spend
the 300 bucks on Space Marines anyway?

I think GW banked on people putting their 300 bucks into every army. 300 bucks of
Space Marines, 300 bucks of Tyranids, 300 bucks of Black Templars, 300 bucks of
Eldar.

What did I do (and a lot of others, I think)? 50 bucks on Space marines and 200+
dollars on anything else I could find. In my case this was Warmachine. Others went
into Confrontation, Flames of War, Warhammer Fantasy (in this instance, it works
out for GW) and XBOX 360s (well a little more than 200 bucks for the XBOX heh).

I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it's a theory of mine.

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Get your own Dakka Code!

"...he could never understand the sense of a contest in which the two adversaries agreed upon the rules." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude 
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot




In your house, rummaging through your underwear drawer

A PSP, and a 360?

Freaking overpaid teachers...(grumble grumble)


"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow"~Oscar Wilde 
   
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[MOD]
Madrak Ironhide







I never bought the XBOX 360. And my wife bought me the PSP

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Get your own Dakka Code!

"...he could never understand the sense of a contest in which the two adversaries agreed upon the rules." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude 
   
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Clousseau





Wilmington DE

I've gotta agree with HF and Malfred (and Jester, just because). There's not a lot of GW rumor traction, but there's TONS of discussion of all sorts of other lines, from little-known makers to Warmachine.

Also, I blame GW for feeling sad inside and wanting to listen to Fall Out Boy.

Also: in before lock.

Guinness: for those who are men of the cloth and football fans, but not necessarily in that order.

I think the lesson here is the best way to enjoy GW's games is to not use any of their rules.--Crimson Devil 
   
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[MOD]
Madrak Ironhide







I WISH teachers were overpaid. Then I could afford my castle before the
revolution comes and the great riots begin in Hoffman Estates.

DR:70+S+G-MB-I+Pwmhd05#+D++A+++/aWD100R++T(S)DM+++
Get your own Dakka Code!

"...he could never understand the sense of a contest in which the two adversaries agreed upon the rules." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude 
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Maryland, USA

Yeah...teachers are grossly underpaid.

I think I've figured out why this forum is so quiet now...

Codex: Soyuzki - A fluffy guidebook to my Astra Militarum subfaction. Now version 0.6!
Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels. -pismakron
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby. -necrontyrOG

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
 
   
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Ancient Chaos Terminator




South Pasadena

I blame GW for teachers being grossly underpaid.

I wonder if Hellfury is a teacher.

 
   
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Banelord Titan Princeps of Khorne






I chimed in...Haven't you people ever heard of....

CLOSING THE GODDAMN DOOR!

Veriamp wrote:I have emerged from my lurking to say one thing. When Mat taught the Necrons to feel, he taught me to love.

Whitedragon Paints! http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/613745.page 
   
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Stern Iron Priest with Thrall Bodyguard




The drinking halls of Fenris or South London as its sometimes called

I think people eventually get bored of the same topics going round in circles and wonder of to more user friendly forums where the mods dont think they are gods and and people are not so critical. Remember its a game not a way of life.

R.I.P Amy Winehouse


 
   
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Dakka Veteran





Sri Lanka

Posted By beef on 10/15/2006 11:51 PM
I think people eventually get bored of the same topics going round in circles and wonder of to more user friendly forums where the mods dont think they are gods and and people are not so critical. Remember its a game not a way of life.

Heh. I was just going to post that Dakka will always have something the other forums don't - good and decent moderators.

I must differ with beef on this one.

   
 
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