You don't need to be a statistician to appreciate that odds are calculable and give you a good idea as to the probability of doing a certain thing. What people are probably more upset about (which may be a strong word, but I'm not an English major) is how you are dismissing math as a factor when math is the core of how dice work. You need to trust those who have more education and experience in this matter. I've spent seven years in a university learning about math and science, and believe me when I tell you that the numbers don't agree with your assessment of the Z-95, and they aren't something you should brush aside. It shows a staggering lack of respect for the most fundamental of all the sciences, a science that has allowed the construction of enormous skyscrapers, 300-meter aircraft carriers, supersonic planes, 200mph cars, and other wonders of the modern world without needing to go with gut feelings or trial and error and possibly getting people killed in the process.
I know you don't care about the "maths" as you call it, but please stop disrespecting the hard work done by people to try and estimate the effectiveness of new units and find out what they're best suited for.
1. I am well educated thank you. You have never met me so how can you make comments about my standard of education?
2. Saying I don't have much interest in the maths isn't disrespecting anybody. It says what it means, I don't like the game being reduced to statistics as I play it in a non tournament setting, that's my choice, I don't criticise those who see it differently.
3. People getting killed building Skyscrapers? You are equating people dying with a game pushing pieces of plastic around? Are you serious? Really?? You weren't to know this of course but I'll be sure to mention this to my wife when I go to her resting place later. She died from a leukaemia so rare that only 400 adults in the entire country get it in a year, she was just 47, we had been married 18 months when it came, 11 months later she was called Home so you will forgive me if I don't put much faith in science, statistics and maths when it comes to dying or relate pieces of plastic to it! Trust me on this, it isn't the same.
4. I don't "need" to do anything, this is an internet forum where people could be anybody and say any old guff. Amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic. I will qualify that with the remark that this seems to be a forum full of decent, helpful people who give sensible opinions in a polite way most of the time but nevertheless I don't "need" to follow anyone's advice or views thanks.
5. If people put hard work into a hobby then good for them but I didn't ask them to. I hope they got something out of it and they enjoyed it and I respect the positive use of their time, don't ask me to fall at their feet in gratitude for something I never requested though.
6. Often the problem with internet wargame forums is somebody gives an opinion that differs from the majority view and everyone piles in and whilst not being rude often they aren't too polite about it either. It usually ends up in new people saying "sod this" and not coming back. If it happens repeatedly over time the forum stagnates into a bunch of people agreeing with each other and eventually peters out. X-Wing is the new "big thing" at the moment. I've been a wargamer for 33 years, long enough to know it won't be that forever so to keep it going we need to be friendly and not confrontational.
Edited by Emperor Palpatine, 12 July 2014 - 06:22 AM.