First off, the negative feedback:
Mea Culpa. I am fairly negative about GW, especially their pricing, decision making and game design, though I think I have generally good things to say about their models. I shall endeavour to be more positive or at least to keep my thoughts on the above matters to myself.it sometimes seems like the atmosphere here can be (to put it very mildly) pretty negative.
As above, I shall try to keep my big mouth shut.Stabs at GW over pricing.
While I do feel that certain rules writers could stand to use a thesaurus from time to time, point taken.wolf wolf wolf/blood blood blood
40K has made a big comeback of late after the poor showings of 6th and 7th ed. Between 8th ed, Kill Team and Blackstone, the setting is probably more popular now than it was for the previous 3-4 years. Certainly some form of 40K is at every gaming day, whereas other games/settings are seeing less and less playtime. The differing tastes within our community are probably never going to go away, but aside from me posting odd bits and pieces here and there 40K is still (or at least has returned as) the dominant setting.fractured community over interests/games
So as the person who posts the most, I guess I have the greatest responsibility. I'll try harder.
That would be a service I would love to offer through the forum, but I can't cook and I have no way to deliver. I will make a note for future reference.Chicken pot pie!
Feel free. Despite my infamous opinions on GW, I do love the 40K and 30K settings, they are rich in details and open to all sorts of speculation and variation. I enjoyed the Black Library books I read and I think that the Imperial Armour and FW Horus Heresy series are some of the best books they have written. (The fact that they seem more like military history books rather than novels really helps I think).More discussion about the rich lore behind the 40k universe.
If that's what you want to do. It's not like there is a shortage of space. [checks the forum size limt], Yup, you're all good.how about a 40k Forum RPG
GW seem to be pushing really heavily in Japan. I have seen their minis in Yellow Submarine, Joshin, Yodobashi and even Tokyu Hands. ToD has a group that he attends in Ichinomiya and there seem to be more Kill Teamers at the gaming days. Now, all of these guys have one thing in common. They're locals, not expats. The forum has Japanese capability and I don't mind what language users post in. Nudging new players over here to encourage posting their minis, discussing their plans etc would be great. It would probably help if people with more skill than I posted some Japanese only threads, to give non-English speakers a place to feel comfortable.More people/new members who are excited and willing to pay the price for new (GW) miniatures
We have a section for that, but it does seem very quiet. As is the site in general. See below.More general chat about how folks are doing. Life stuff and things.
And my own responses to the survey. (Is it bad manners to answer your own survey? Probably ).
1. Would you consider wargaming to be your primary hobby/pastime?
Yes. Of course.
2. How much time on average per week do you spend on wargaming? (Including painting, modelling, playing etc).
Depending on how much real life gets in the way, roughly 10 hours per week.
3. How much time do you spend online per week on wargaming related websites (Including social media, forums, blogs, stores etc).
At least 5 hours a week, not including NagoyaHammer.
4. How often do you visit NagoyaHammer?
I check in numerous times per day. This site is the default for my PC and Phone browsers, so I always come here first when switching on chrome.
5. When you visit NagoyaHammer, what would you say is your main purpose?
To see what people have posted and to share news.
6. How often do you post on NagoyaHammer except for organizing games?
Probably a few times a week. I always try to respond to other posts if I can.
7. What, if anything, would encourage you to visit NagoyaHammer more often?
More hours in a day would help. Seriously though, I'm here as much as I can be.
8. Is there anything that discourages you from posting comments/content to NagoyaHammer?
Yes, so much so that I have considered just shutting the site down and giving up on it altogether.
People don't comment on other people's posts, especially in the What Did You Do Today thread.
In the last 50 Posts, there are 13 posts of painted/WIP models. How many of them did YOU comment on? In the majority of cases the answer would be zero.
People seem very happy to post pictures of what they have been doing, but seem unwilling to offer any sort of comment on others' work. Now maybe I am wrong, but I think it is only polite to acknowledge that you at least looked at something, otherwise what is the point? Maybe you didn't look, you just opened the thread, dropped your post at the end of it and never looked at what had been posted since the last time you dropped a picture and ran?
Similarly, this survey has been up since Jan 1st. In that time 17 different members of this forum have logged in, including myself. We have had 4 responses, again including myself. (Admittedly, 1 of the users may not have the language skills to express himself well enough, but the majority could).
On Jan 3rd I posted up pictures of some new minis that were being released that I thought were A) cool and B) something that hadn't been seen before. 14 users except myself logged in since then. 0 Posts were made and only 7 page views, which were probably the search engine bots that index the site for google/yahoo etc.
If this forum were indicative of the state of our hobby, a typical games day would see a handful of people playing solo games with our backs to each other while the majority of our group stood outside looking in through the windows.
This site is to let us communicate with one another, to share our passion for the hobby and to show what we have been doing and what we enjoy. For those asking for more positive responses, how much time do you spend responding positively to things which fall outside of your immediate interests? This isn't a social media site where you can service your narcissism with selfies and occasionally click on a LIKE button as something scrolls through your feed. This is a group forum where we have to interact with each other or there is no point to being here and there is little sense in keeping the forum open.
9. Which site/app do you spend the most time on for wargaming related purposes?forum
a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
Tabletop Fix for news and more recently The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.