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Personally I think they have far more character now that they arent a faceless horde of metal skeletons from a single ultra monolithic culture.

As well giving reason for necrons clashing against necrons. The dynasties warring against each other for supremacy.
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It seems the old ones power came mostly from the warp.

While necrons seem to have mastered every branch of science known before the fragmentation of there empire due lack of psi magic even when they were flesh.
I would argue that Necrons don't seem to have really mastered the biological sciences. While they created insane 'organic' metal and infuse their own conciousnesses into the metal, they still were't able to biologically extend their own lives in any significant way. In addition, if they had the biological know-how, they could avoid most of their fighting by just dropping a nasty virus on a planet and clean up afterwards, a la Nurgle.

I haven't seen anything that indicates the Old Ones were near-immortal, like their creations the Eldar, due to the Warp. On the other hand, they seem to have no problem actually creating new and different species that are amazingly advanced/complex.

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I would argue that Necrons don't seem to have really mastered the biological sciences. While they created insane 'organic' metal and infuse their own conciousnesses into the metal, they still were't able to biologically extend their own lives in any significant way. In addition, if they had the biological know-how, they could avoid most of their fighting by just dropping a nasty virus on a planet and clean up afterwards, a la Nurgle.

I haven't seen anything that indicates the Old Ones were near-immortal, like their creations the Eldar, due to the Warp. On the other hand, they seem to have no problem actually creating new and different species that are amazingly advanced/complex.
I agree they mastered the mechanical sciences but didn't do the bio bits so well my guess bio science would require having some degree flesh to help themselves in that department there is no necronthyr dna in existence anymore so helping themselves like that is out of the question.
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I haven't seen anything that indicates the Old Ones were near-immortal, like their creations the Eldar, due to the Warp. On the other hand, they seem to have no problem actually creating new and different species that are amazingly advanced/complex.
Older, long standing lore has always painted the Old Ones as being nigh immortal, and nothing has retconned that yet. It was indeed for this very reason that the necrontyr originally went to war with them. The necrontyr were a short lived species, and begged the Old Ones to help them when they couldn't solve their mortality crisis themselves.

For whatever reason, the Old Ones refused, and so war was had.


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