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POLL: Most Unrealistic Wargamers' Expectations?


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laptot writes:

That by practice rolling a set of dice, I can tell which will be lucky in the up-coming game. Or switching dice in the middle of a game because they have been "unlucky"


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
6mm figures should be painted to the same standard as 28mm figures
63
3%
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All companies should make top quality figures
17
1%
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All companies should support my favorite scale
34
2%
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All figures in the same scale should be exactly the same height
95
4%
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All gamers are into the hobby for the history
69
3%
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All games should be playable within two hours
40
2%
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Bio-enginered nano-controled miniatures will happen in my lifetime
29
1%
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British lines should always beat French Columns and French Columns should beat everything else
18
1%
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Chicks hang out at cons
50
2%
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Chicks that hang out at cons will be babes
118
5%
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Concensus will be reached on a Universal Basing Standard
64
3%
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Concensus will be reached on the best set of Napoleonic rules
49
2%
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Convention games will end on time
9
0%
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Corporations will ignore when figures are released based on my favorite movie, TV show, etc.
7
0%
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Everyone at the club will be interested in my new campaign
20
1%
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Everyone else should love the same rules, figures, etc., that I do
63
3%
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Everyone really wants to hear my wargaming stories
43
2%
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Everyone will be as excited about my new project as I am
22
1%
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Fast-play rulesets can also be 100% accurate
38
2%
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Figure ranges can have enough boobies without offending someone
8
0%
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Games that take less than two hours are neither fun nor interesting
11
1%
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Games Workshop will lower their prices
60
3%
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Games Workshop will recognize their target demographic should be 30-50-year-old men
39
2%
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Historical movies should be 100% accurate
136
6%
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Historical rules can simulate reality
69
3%
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Hollywood should make a 4-part trilogy of movies based on my favorite novel or war
16
1%
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I am a better-than-average player
23
1%
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I can find a gaming group in my area that shares my exact interests and preferences
27
1%
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I can keep gaming/painting after getting married, no problem
9
0%
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I can keep gaming/painting after having kids, no problem
33
2%
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I can paint all my figures
104
5%
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I can play games and still get everything else done
21
1%
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I can retire early and rich enough for wargame for years to come
29
1%
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I can roll a 6 when I really need it
17
1%
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I can win a tournament without practice or experience
3
0%
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I must always win
22
1%
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I will someday have enough time to do everything in the hobby I want to
50
2%
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If I am not just winning but dominating, something is wrong with the rules
4
0%
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If I wait long enough, my figures will paint themselves
28
1%
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If my Tiger tank gets destroyed, there is a problem with the rules
17
1%
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Manufacturers have time to take pictures of all their figures, painted and unpainted
38
2%
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Manufacturers should be motivated by love of the hobby, not profits
47
2%
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My next campaign will run smoothly and be fun
8
0%
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My old DBx armies will work fine when the new edition comes out
6
0%
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My painting skills will improve with no effort
10
0%
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New figures will come out on schedule
2
0%
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Plastic manufacturers should make figures that no one makes in metal
13
1%
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Players should avoid sleep for 72 hours before playing any Eastern Front game
3
0%
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Pro-painted figures should be affordable
25
1%
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Rulesets should be complete
18
1%
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Rulesets should be realistic
27
1%
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Scale creep will end
32
1%
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Shipping should be free
37
2%
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Someday, I will have enough figures
66
3%
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Someone makes a paint in the exact shade I need for that uniform
8
0%
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Successful game companies are evil and only about the profits
32
1%
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There will be plenty of time to game or paint this weekend
47
2%
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Tiger tanks are too tough
2
0%
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Vehicles will really be the scale the manufacturer says they are
9
0%
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Wargaming manufacturers are immune to the economy, and should charge 1986 prices
74
3%
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Wargaming ranges should be complete
32
1%
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Your ideal gaming experience is just like mine
70
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP writes:

What are the most unrealistic wargamers' expectations?

(Poll options taken from this pre-poll discussion.)