I like a lot of you guys. I like talking about this stuff with you. But I don't actually care if you're doing well with Cygnar or not. I don't think you actually care how I do. Why then all this concern about whether or not Cygnar is "competitive"? Someone wining a major tournament with pure Cygnar will not suddenly cause you to do better in your local scene. It won't even cause you to do better over time. The impact on you, personally, will be zero.
This myopic focus on a perceived gap in a gaming environment where most of us don't even play isn't doing anyone any favors. Worse, the more people force "positive message" threads, the more they reinforce that Cygnar isn't "positive" to begin with. Just relax your sphincters, guys. Some people are always going to whine, some are always going to complain. I know that can get annoying to read, but every counter thread is a tacit admission that the opposition is valid. The more you make it your mission to counteract, the more valid your antithesis becomes.*
So live and let live. If you're reading a particular tone to the general conversation it might behoove you to post a thread about your successes. But please, do not role up your typing sleeves a create a new thread just for the sake of balancing out another. First hand experience and actually inventive play is always a more compelling argument that rote theorymachine, but if you don't have anything new to add you're only inviting the theorymachine crowd and their invisible counter-pick army.
On the other hand, don't be afraid of conflict. Dissenting opinions are not, by default, whining. People who don't like MODEL X frequently have a reason. Trying to shut down all voices but those that agree creates an echo chamber of group think. That isn't valuable and it makes for poor reading. So pipe up if (and only if) you have a real play reason, and don't be combative when someone else does the same. You say the GMCA stinks, I say I play him for his AD and ability to grab objectives. Who is right? Who cares? We can have a bit of fun hashing the whole thing out. Neither of us is being "negative" or "whiney", we're just having a difference of opinion.
And thats okay.
Post because you have something to say, not because someone else made a post you didn't like
*No, the potential for irony in this thread has not escaped me.