There’s quite a bit of whining going on over at the forums about how horrible Trollbloods are and how the faction got screwed in Metamorphosis.
What? Are these people high?
The current whine is that you should stop blaming the player, but blame the model/rules instead.
I’ll come right out and say that as a Trollbloods player, I suck. I’ve said it a lot and I’ll keep saying it until I figure out how to play my army. I know it’s not the models, I never blame my models. It’s my inability to get things to interact at the right time due to not knowing the army or botching order of operations. I know what I want to do, I just haven’t played them enough. As long as I learn something from every game I play, I’m happy.
I don’t agree 100% with the rules for any of my factions, but I can work within them. I don’t blame Privateer when I lose a game — “OMG they hatez my army and they borked it so I cant winz.” That’s complete and utter bull crap. If you can’t figure out a rule or a special ability or how a model works, it’s you, the player, not the company!
All of the factions have a learning curve. For some of us, it’s a little steeper with Trolls. It took me 10-12 months to fully grasp what my Cygnar can do, but then, I was also learning the rules. Protectorate took less time, mostly because I was used to getting my face punched in with them and knew some of the tricks. With Trolls, I’m learning Hordes for the first time. I know it’s going to take time. I guess that’s the difference with me and a lot of the other dorks — I understand there’s no easy button, and success will come over time. I’m patient, I’m OK with this. I think of it as lulling my players to sleep… they’ll be sorry when I get good with the Trolls. 😉
I enjoy the TB models, the flavor and the story. I’m not going to come out and say everything is perfect and nothing needs to change. But I’m also not going to come out and say it’s all worthless because I’m not very good with the army. Maybe Trolls aren’t my style, maybe Hordes isn’t my style. But I’m not going to throw in the towel after playing the army for less than 4 months. That’s unfair to me as a consumer, and unfair to the Bright Pinks, who will be fully painted by May. 🙂