Thursday, August 12, 2010
A Note Before the NOVA Weekend
I'm going to be largely out of pocket all weekend, for understandable reasons.
Something that has occurred more and more to me over time is this:
Our hobby is small.
There are not that many 40k and Fantasy gamers. There are even less on the internet. There are even less that travel around to tournaments.
Arguments and absurd levels of negativity nonetheless arise frequently between bloggers, forum posters, and even players in games.
To you all I make this appeal - stop subdividing further the hobby that we love.
Those of you who target competitive/WAAC gamers - stop. Those of you who target "fluff bunnies" - stop. You all have a place in our hobby, our tournaments, our games ... you all are peers, whether you want to be or not.
The more negativity and vitriol that is added to the pot, the worse and smaller our hobby becomes for all of us.
I absolutely cannot tolerate it, it frustrates me. AS much as I will tirelessly pursue trying to improve what a tournament format is, and provide a roadmap for others to run their own tournaments from the ground up ... I'll do the same on this subject. I've simply had it with cross-blog sniping, forum flame war haterade, etc.
"Why can't we all just get along" has never been more appropriate to me, b/c I've never seen such hate flow so freely as sometimes these days.
I'm stoked about this weekend. I'll see ya'll on the flipside, with I'm sure tons of follow-up/feedback/after-action reports/etc.