Originally Posted by Stella Cadente
No advancement in plot.
Too much emphasis on kid friendly grimdark while making the background as scary as a pop up book
Agreed. Even the most sinister beings are toned down. The Dark Eldar should evoke pants-shitting fear with an utterance of their name. But all you hear about are the drugs and orgys. Sure if they catch you alive you'll be made into a living toy, slave or gladiator. But in the end, they will not only kill you but eat your soul. And as if their ways of killing you aren't excruciating enough, we should get a real
look at Necrons and Chaos. There are actually parts of Harry Potter darker than 40K.
Then again, maybe we a desensitized. Sure, they gloss over the truly evil things(Grey Knights killing those they should protect to bless their weapons), but they are mentioned. They aren't left as some "dark mystery." But things are definitely becoming more kid friendly(to recruit new, over-protected, young gamers). That's why you end up with fluff contradictions like Necrons. That's what I truly dislike.
But as I said, the new generation are too sheltered. We even shelter them from failure. But that's a rant for another time. We have some kids just starting to play at my gaming store. I think this is great, especially when they say it is more fun than videogames. But we are all making a conscious effort to be no worse they PG around them. When they expressed interest in Daemons, we had to tell them to check with their parents if they could play them. If I bring my Dark Eldar on a night they show up, I have to be careful. Nothing like getting a death glare from their parent when you mention the Wyches' drugs and how they fight better with them.
Oops. Got a little carried away. Sorry.