Right I guess I need to get this out of the way, firstly regular readers will have noticed that the past month and a half have been unusually quite for me here on Frontline Gamer. There have been a number of reasons for this:
- I haven't been feeling very well of late and it has taken it's toll on me. So I decided to concentrate my efforts on income generation... that's finding gainful employment / contract work.
- My partner (Dr Brainiac) also wasn't feeling very well and I've had to look after her a bit too as she requires copious amounts of tea to function properly.
- I actually had a really quite nasty threat of violence sent through to me after the Misogyny Sunday Sermon I did, so much so that I actually sent it to the relevant authorities to deal with... which thankfully they have. However, it did make me think whether doing what I do is worth the hassle I seem to attract...
- ...As such I needed a genuine break from all of this Blogging malarkey, to re-charge my batteries and get a few things sorted, including some DIY. Yep, I've been using my hobbying skills for home improvements.
So to all those people who have sent me emails asking me if I'm doing OK... well I wasn't, but thankfully I am now. Over the last week or so I've started getting back into the swing of things around here. Hopefully when I get back to posting regularly all those readers who seem to have deserted me will come flooding back, although right now it doesn't look bloody likely! Brands loyalty is cobblers!!!
To those of you who have emailed me and asked why I've been ignoring their comments on here, I promise you I haven't been ignoring them. I've read everyone of them, I've just not been able to sit in front of a computer screen all that much recently as I've been getting splitting headaches. I promise I will go back through everyone's comments and try my hardest to respond and get up-to-date with it all. So please bear with me while I do so and check back every now and then to see if I've responded. I know it must be frustrating for some of you, considering how speedy I normally am with my responses, however hopefully you can understand and accept that I had genuine difficulty in doing so over the past month or so. Some of you actually know exactly what it is I've had to deal with over the past two months and I'd like to say thanks to you all for your kind words and support.
|I could have done with one of these in real life!!!|
To those of you who have emailed me to ask me why I haven't covered the release of 6th Edition 40k... erm... I haven't really covered anything at all of late. To be honest with you I wasn't really interested in covering the game at all as I felt so many people have covered it already, but people seem to be genuinely interested in what I think of the game, and have asked me review both the hardback rulebook and the recently released Dark Vengeance boxed set... a hell of a lot of you actually! So can I please ask people to stop emailing me to request a thorough analysis of 6th Edition, your interest is duly noted... all 102 of you... shesh. But here's the thing, I have genuinely got very limited hobby resources right now, and I don't really want to waste them on a game I've never really been all that keen on. So here's the thing. People have asked me why they should donate money to me, well if you want me to review the Dark Vengeance boxed set I'll need to see £65 worth of donations, and if you want me to review the hardback rulebook that will be a further £45 I'll be needing.
|These boxed sets usually represent good value for money.|
Obviously if I don't see a massive influx of cash via the old contribute button at the top of the right hand column of this here Blog I will continue to use whatever donations I receive to support my running costs that I incur. Actually if you do make a contribution via PayPal for the express reason of supporting me in reviewing and dissecting 6th Edition 40k in my usual detailed and thorough style, then can I ask that you send a message with the contribution saying that is the reason for the donation. That way I'll be able to see what the donation is for and put it to one side until I have enough funds to purchase the products. It's odd, but lately I've been getting a lot of requests for me to cover more mainstream games more often. HoMachine, Flames of War and Mofaux being the most often requested, and not just the recent release of 6th Edition 40k. I'm going to be honest and say I wasn't expecting that at all, I thought people came to my little corner of the Internet and Blog to read about quirky little games no one has ever heard of, or for in-depth coverage of the more niche products out there that deserve some love and attention.
|Review incoming as peeps have asked... there may even be a Sunday Sermon.|
It seems though that many of you would like to see me focus a bit more from time to time on those products that are more 'mainstream', if such words are appropriate for use within our niche hobby. I will do that with regards to HoMachine, as it is a game that I play, and a game that I really enjoy. I'll also get back to playing and writing about Mofaux too, if I can get my head around what the hell is happening with Mofaux now, and as I say if I see an influx of donations I'll also cover the release of 6th Edition 40k. However, the focus of this Blog will always be the broader hobby, and those unsung games you very rarely get to read about on the more popular websites out there... and when you do they're covered badly because those writing the articles know nothing about the games themselves, and are clearly blagging it because they've been paid to do 'infomercials'. Mentioning no names!!! You know who they are, we all do. So don't worry I'll continue to champion the little guy, but I accept that perhaps I should cover some of the big boys / girls too, because I probably have got something valid to add to the discourse. Peace out!