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Okay this might be long-winded so bear with me. 

There is a very good analogy with the new Eldar codex to be made with Magic the Gathering.  When a new batch of Magic cards come out, players rush to identify the a) best rare cards and b) best card combos.  The best tournament players scramble to get these cards and combos, or defeat them.  As a Magic tournament player you should be doing the same. It does not matter if you enjoy playing a Blue Counterpsell deck, for example, if a Blue Counterpsell deck simply does not use the best cards available. You must adjust your play style.  You can insist on bringing you Blue Counterspell deck to the tournament, but it will be your own fault when you lose. 

Take that same scenario and apply it to casual Magic play.  Your average player may not have the money to devote to acquiring the best combo cards. If you are a tournament player, are you going to have a lot of fun playing good games against your friends with a deck designed to win in 5 turns? Probably not!  As a tournament player maybe you should look into more "fun" and less powerful decks.  Focus more on creativity than raw power. 

These same issues come up with Warhammer 40k.  However 40k has a really big difference, which is the hobby. 

I can't necessarily go out any buy, build, and paint a new army based on a new ruleset like I can with Magic Cards.  Likewise unlike Magic, I'm much more attached to my Orks due to the time and money I've spent on them than I am attached to my Blue Counterpsell deck. 

Warhammer 40k is imbalanced when it comes to tournament play, just like Magic the Gathering is.  Certain models, rules, etc are simply better.  The nature of the hobby aspect to the game simply makes it difficult to adapt to the changing meta, which is why there is so much groaning and complaining about new rulesets and codex creep.  This affects casual players as well as tournament players, but tournament players are more heavily hit by it.  A casual player can still have fun playing a "bad" army and his friends can (if they choose) bring a non-tournament style list so they don't blow him off the table. 

The new Eldar codex is no different than the Necron codex or the Knight codex or 7th Edition.  Tournament players have to adapt or die.  Personally this is why I don't play in tournaments, either Magic or 40k.
What the heck is up with GW and Eldar? That is more or less the question I think a lot of us have been asking this last week. And despite an initial freak out, I'm honestly over it. Not because Eldar are not as strong as they...
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No, we're pretty much in complete agreement. I was mostly speaking to how tournament Magic is similar to tournament 40k and the frustrations that tournament 40k have which Magic does not. As an outsider to the tournament scene I've seen tournaments adjust to Fliers, Lords of War, Imperial Knights, 2++ rerollable shenanigans, and more. I'm sure they will figure something out, but just like tournament players had to adapt to all those things, they'll have to adapt to the new Eldar and the new Necrons.

You can absolutely run into a "casual" Magic player who will run a tournament level deck against you, not feel bad about it, and enjoy winning. The same thing can and will happen in 40k.

Outside of a tournament there's not much you can do about those individuals than try talking to them. But you run into the challenge that that person is just as invested in playing the three Wraithknights they have painted as you are invested in your Ork army. ☺
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Decided to go explore the Rigel star system in Elite Dangerous.  Took me awhile to get there, but it was worth the journey.
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Ork Big Mek conversion WIP.  I wanted to take the Mek Boy and convert him into a full blown Big Mek with a Kustom Force Field.  I've also always been sad my Big Mek didn't have a Power Klaw, and this model looked perfect to do that with.  

I think the conversion came out pretty good overall.  About my only complaint is that I wish the arms were a little beefier and "Nob sized".  However all the gubbinz on the model more than made up for that.
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Thanks!  I like that one, have to get me some of those!!
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When you're reading an X-Men comic, whose voice for Professor Xavier is in your head?  Patrick Stewart, or Cedric Smith, the voice for the Professor from the 90's X-Men animated series?
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He's from New York, right? I sometimes read him with an obnoxious Brooklyn accent.
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Over the years I've heard many terrible things about Electronic Arts Origin system. So many bad things that I feel like installing it on my computer would be like reading from the Necronomicon. I've been able to avoid it until now. Unfortunately reviews of the latest Dragon Age are coming in, and that might be the game that finally makes me swallow this unpleasant morsel. 
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Yeah that's why we need a store API that third parties can use, not a monolithic store. For the same reason I think Google should give Amazon an official store on Android. We buy more and more stuff electronically; we need to get away from the one-store-per-ecosystem model
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Got the Lollipop update on my Nexus 10. So far I'm very very happy. Some nagging network connectivity issues appear to have been fixed. Getting used to some slight interface changes... Not sure I'm wild about all of them. But so far so good. #nexus 
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I still like the Nexus 10 better than the Nexus 9.
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I'm 37 years old and I would totally watch this cartoon if it were an actual thing. Take some Star Wars, mix in some Robotech style anime action... and you get awesomeness.

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Enjoyed my Friday night, Elite Dangerous and a martini! 
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I'm pondering starting to collect a Mechanicum army.  I love the Mechanicum and I love the Forge World models.  The problem is that they're EXPENSIVE.  Even the BOOK is expensive.  So I'd really like some information on them before I commit.  Can a Mechanicum army be played with normal 40k?  Are they completely overpowered or are they completely horrible to play?  Do I need to buy Volume 1 or 2 of the Horus Heresy books or is the third book, Extinction, enough to build a Mechanicum army?  Thanks for the information!
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I personally would like to see ur version of the skitarii that neither forge world nor games workshop is willing to make them.

I think u should take guards and put full body red robes with whit cog like designs on the edges.

if u don't mind I would like to talk to u about this and send u some pics, please.  :)
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Uhhh.... do I HAVE to go in?? #alienisolation  
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