As the title suggests, I have some questions about War Room being used in tournaments. I don't have a device that will allow me to use War Room, and I don't want to have to buy a device just to use it. Honestly, I don't want it. I love using my cards. The physical form of them, knowing that they'll be accurate to anyone who asks. "Need to know what my Army list is? Here's my sheet, quick and easy." Don't get me wrong, War room seems to be a very practical and useful tool to some people. The ability to "share" army lists between devices seems awesome. Alas, you won't be able to share with me.
My biggest problem would be during tournaments. I'm dependent on seeing my opponents cards as I don't have the mental capacity to memorize everyone's "Forces of..." books. But with War Room being released soon, I've been reading about how a majority of them won't even bring cards with them anymore. I don't feel comfortable handling someone else's smartphones/tablets/whatever. If you get a phone call during the match and I have a question about something in your army, I'm stuck. (Big "what if", but it could happen). If your phone dies, what then? I've played quite a bit in the last year or so since I've gotten into the game, but even now everyone (I mean everyone) will have to reference their cards for something. Will using War Room speed up references times, or hinder them?
Am I going to be forced to either buy a new device (with a service plan if necessary) or purchase a bunch of force books and memorize what each army does just to know what other armies can do?
I apologize for the rant. I just don't want to have to invest so much into something that I can't afford.