Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This week in jackassery
This weeks jackass award goes to bell of lost souls for their incredibly bad judgement in regards to a "rules debate" in regards to the astral shooting power in the grey knights codex. This is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to gain consensus to justify a bad interpretation of rules in order to gain advantage.
The rule is pretty clear, if you successfully use it, you ignore LOS, and night fighting rules, no more, no less. They are attempting to claim that the wording of the part that eliminates the need for los means that they can shoot from inside a vehicle, regardless of fire points. This is not bad in and of itself, but when you consider how durable a vehicle like a land raider is, or how nimble a storm raven is, that means that the squad is effectively either in cover, but that does not mitigate their maneuverability, or allows them to have the advantage of cover, and prevents them from directly being assaulted.
Tho other effect that it has is to diminish Bell of Lost souls as a reputable site for 4ok players, as it sets a tone that they support a WAAC mentality. The waac mentality is bad for 40k, as it means that new players will shy away from the game due to having to deal with douchenozzles that cannot understand why noone plays against them willingly.
So, I nominate Bell of lost souls for jackass of the week for their monumental stupidity, since we all know they can do much better.