For, a few weeks now my gaming nights have gone like this
Me: Hey dude, want to get a game in?
Friend at FLGS: Sure, what army are you playing?
Me: My Knights.
Friend: Nah, I'll pass then.
Me: /Sad face.
Friend: Turn to another player and say "Want to play a game?"
Friend 2: "Sure!"
I am starting to feel a little like this video, though I must disclose that I didn't play Daemon hunters. Most of the reason was because the model range was sooooo limiting. I didn't like that it was the same 5 models over and over again. When I heard about the new GK coming out I knew I was going to jump all over them, it also turns out they are a tough as nails army. Because of this tough as nails status I no feel like this:
So, Im a bit frustrated about being cast out because only one of my friends will play me on any kind of regular basis. I also began to think about how anyone could truly be a competitive player if you 'avoid,' certain armies and players.
Perhaps it is the athlete in me that says "How can you practice properly if you aren't willing to play entire armies, especially when good players are at the helm?" Seriously, playing against tau and necrons all day may feel good for the ego, but I want to play against Thunder-wolves, Vulkan and Leafblower. Why? because that is what I am going to face at a tournament and if I don't play against those armies I won't be as prepared as I could be. We also have some really good players with some tough lists at my FLGS so I feel like Im missing out.
I want to make something clear though, I don't think I am some kind of amazing player. I also don't think that my friends don't want to play me...They just don't want to play my knights. If they did play me Im sure it wouldn't be long (like 1st game) before they were beating GK.
I began thinking to myself, "Why do I even come to gaming nights if I can't get a game in unless I play a lesser army list?" Sure it is fun to chit chat with my friends. But last week I ended up stuffing envelopes alone for Feast of Blades while everyone else played. I could have done that from home and had my wife be happy for me not going to gaming night.
Some of you will just say "play a different army." My response to that is simple F-THAT. I shouldn't have to play something different just to get a game in. You see, I only get one night a week to play (At best) and when I get that night I want to play something that will hone my tournament skills.
So, here is the question of the day. Am I being a WAAC douche? Or am I right in being irritated? If I am right what would you suggest, going to another store to play? Telling my buddies? Or what?