One of the most interesting responses to the Age of Sigmar release has been from the people who like and support the game and what makes these responses interesting is how many of them are aggressive and snarky. The defenders of the game seem almost offended by the negative response to the game and thats where they lose me. Sure feel free to like the game but to attack those who don't like goes too far.
Right now every WHFB fan has good justification to feel pissed as the game they liked/loved had been scraped in favor of a kid friendly game littered with holes and flaws (a surprising amount of the for a game with 4 pages of core rules), its not like WHFB fans are being unreasonable when they slam AOS and decry it. And thats why i say that when the defenders of AOS attack those who don't like it they go to far, fans of WHFB have every right to vent at the demise of the game they enjoyed. Of course the same goes for people who don't like the game attacking those who do. Its perfectly alright to like the game and no one should come under attack for simply liking the game.
Emotions are running high right now. Despite what some "Internet Tough Guys" would have you think there are people who invested alot in WHFB and have felt genuine sadness at what has happened. The idea that because WHFB is just a wargame some how means that people aren't allowed to care about it and feel sad that its gone is a stupid idea, different people value the same thing differently and no one should be made to feel shame for their reaction to what happened to it. Anger is a natural response to this kind of thing as is sadness and the people who should feel shame are the ones telling others to "Get over it" as if they had some right to tell others how they should feel about this.
To summarise people will react differently to Age of Sigmar and no one should feel shame for those feelings. I have noticed a number of authors of Bell of Lost Souls seem to be spending a disturbing amount of time telling people "Get Over It" and similar Internet tough guy bullshit so i am going to tell you the opposite. Your reaction to the Age of Sigamr is nothing to feel ashamed of, if you valued and cared about the Warhammer World and the game then you have every right to feel sad about recent events. The best advice i can give would be to take a break from the Warhammer Blogs and let all the emotion die down before returning, the blogs, forums and newsites will still be here when you get back. And while you are having a break why not play a game of 8th edition. Until next time.
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