So I realize this might totally be a guy thing, but...
How cool are tanks?
...pretty cool, amirite?
|*Somewhat useless, but still hella kewl. Yes, I have a buncha magnetized Skyray turrets, too*|
They can be conventional style, but still sci-fi, and I'll probably still like them.
|*I like to see these with Railgun holes in 'em, or covered in Genestealers*|
Heck, we can even jump back in the past, and you'll still find me going 'wow, that's friggin' cool.'
|*Micheal Wittman, in his Tiger 1E, from Flames of War. He was da man*|
Tell ya what- you can take the treads off, give a tank legs of some sort, and call it a 'mech,' or some silly word that basically means the same thing (like, I dunno...how 'bout 'warjack'?), and I'll probably dig that, too.
I'm not sure if it's genetically encoded into all male creatures in the universe, but I'm pretty sure we all think massive machines of war are friggin' cool.
Embrace it, I say.
And so, my Flames of War obsession continues apace.
Third Edition FoW is gonna be here, any day now, and big changes are coming.
Mech lists will see a huge boost thanks to transport kills not counting against platoon morale, Infantry will be able to boost squad stand counts with attachments, tanks will find assaults riskier, and many other lil' tweaks are inbound.
For the curious, I'd recommend going to the FoW main page, where the new 3rd Edition reference guide has been made available for download (that'll give you somethin' to gander at!), and maybe hitting this ongoing thread from their forum:
Some of these changes are going to alter the current balance of the game- especially the change to transports, which will make mech lists FAR more viable in a tournament environment.
I have to say I'm very happy with what I've seen so far- and these aren't 'rumors,' these are confirmed changes to the game...and it looks like it's gonna be da awesome.
The only actual 'rumor' I've heard has to do with the Missions, and that there might be TWO new 'Free-for-All' styled additions.
All platoons start on the table, no reserves.
|*That's my Mission Design plans he's draining*|
I'll wait and see what happens, and when I actually get the book in my hands, I'll take it from there.
Regardless, it feels good to be psyched about my hobby for once, and not filled with something resembling dread and trepidation.
Love you Battlefront...
You complete me.
As for 'floating sci-fi tanks,' well...that's also on 'wait and see' mode.
But as for mechs, or whatever we're calling them, I'm sorta curious about this:
Andy Chambers, former Games Workshop employee, is at the helm, and not for nuthin,' but I'm willing give Andy the benefit of the doubt, and check this out.
Him and a few other gents left right before GW went totally wonky, I believe...
Note- I said I was done riffing 'bout GW, and I am.
Moving on now.
Dust Warfare looks like it might have potential. The models are cool, and it seems like Fantasy Flight is making a big effort to do it right.
There are many games I'm interested in, but I already play FoW, and I'm gearing up for Infinity (reading rules, building figs and stuffs), and there's always a closet full of models from that other game...
...which shall remain nameless for the moment...
...and somewhere in my closet, Shadowsun weeps in lonely darkness...
So...also speaking of tanks....
Being the big, dumb knucklehead I am, I had to go and watch a World of Tanks video over at What Would Patton Do.
(which is totally da awesome FoW blog...but everybody knows that, right? Go read Fields of Armor, Crac des Chevaliers, and AV's Corner, too...)
Stupid XBox live account ends on a bad bill month, and I desperately needed to shoot something...in a video game.
Don't you judge me!
We all cope with life in different ways...
*I like to cope by shooting stuffs online...stuffs with people- no AI's*
I'm enjoying the game so far, although I'm more than a bit bemused at running into opponents in a 'shooter' game that I literally can't hurt, at all.
That's, uh...new to me. Played a lotta shooters, never seen that in a game before.
It wasn't really an issue with the Tier 1 through 3 tanks, but now that I'm trying to grind my way through the Hetzer (which blows monkeys, I think- the Marder was better) on my way to a Jagdzpanzer (want it), I'm running into Tier 7's.
It's a lil' painful to see a couple of those guys cresting a hill, and knowing you're toast.
Sigh...there goes 5 minutes of getting into position, and now I gotta wait for the round to end...
My lil' Hetzer creeping up a steep hill like a doped out Wall-E is also a lil' sad.
I generally just point the poor lil' thing where I want him to go, and tab over to like, Tentacle Hentai or something for a few minutes (usually about 3...or less if it's a good one. Heh) until I hear the engine stop having an asthma attack.
I like the game and all, but it's sorta like a FPS for the geriatric crowd, or something.
It plays at a slower, more deliberate pace than say, Battlefield's vehicles do, and is far less forgiving of mistakes like poor positioning.
No bailing the vehicle here, no respawns. You're just dead.
It's an interesting change of pace from the FPS's I've been playing for years, so I guess you can call me part of the geriatric crowd....
Sigh...what a victim I am. But...it's tanks!
I'm SinSynn when I play World of Tanks, naturally. Hit me up.
Hope to see you on the green team!
I love tankie tanks.
They're da awesome.
Until next time, folks- Exit with catchphrase!