After moving to a more economically bountiful residence, I decided to try getting into 40k again.
After finding out that when even an already assembled Tau army with Codex and primer paint sold at a discount price is prohibitively expensive, I began to have doubts.
After finding out that the SUNNY CHEERFUL OPTIMISTIC faction (Tau) employs kamikazes and sterilizes client races, I decided fuck this shit and decided my money indeed is better spent elsewhere.
I realize that the Tau are supposed to be Japanese-esque but the sterilization thing is rather horrible and the kamikaze thing is way too remniscent of certain events of the past several years. Also, the whole Orwellian bent of the Damocles Contingent (heavily implies that there is dissent within the Tau empire, not just from Farsight, and that the Tau go to length to ensure their squeaky-shiny image).
Sure as Hell not at the ludicrous prices Games Workshop charges for anything, anyway.
As I didn't buy anything, I wouldn't say I'm bitter, but I'm rather irritated as Games Workshop has the balls to make the Tau as dog rapey as the rest of the game universe—-I'd say MORE so given that they try to cover it up—-and call them the "optimistic" ones.
Granted, they ARE optimistic, given that they believe that the current state of the grimdark future can be changed. Optimistic just doesn't necessarily discount fascist tendencies.
This gives the vibe of making the Tau not only jerks but also pretentious sons-of-bitches, too.
Long story short, this game doesn't seem as fun as I thought it would be.
My favorite 40k players are the ones who take a bit of a silly bent, like my female friend who plays a Tyranid army. Three words: Hive Fleet Ladybug.
EDIT: Well, I guess it could be worse. The Tau don't hide in METAL BOXES.
Sorry, had to. I saw that video and giggled myself silly. I know Chaos makes you insane but here it seemed more like senile.
edited Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:59:27 by Charlatan