The problem with Heresy not being warseer or dakka, or whatever other warhammer you put on, is that despite majority being decent people who like to actually swear without being banned, you get some cunts who don't fit in at warseer for the same reason they don't fit in here.
They're idiots. You see two specimens in this thread.
Haha, I was banned on Warseer (probably had something to do with me telling off their admin for encouraging trolling). Aside from its hobby area, that place is such a shithole. Though Dakka is pretty close in its "General" and "Background" communities, again because there are moderators who encourage trolling by protecting bad behavior.
That said, 40K isn't going anywhere. Like I've posited before, the 13th Black Crusade campaign being shitcanned probably has as much to do with the product direction as anything else. If anyone actually
thought the setting was going to radically alter either way was fooling themselves. I don't think anyone on the team thought it would be possible to game the system like the Chaos players did, so they probably expected it to end up fairly even.
But was GW going to allow Cadia to be conquered (thus having to rebrand all of their Cadian IGuard figures)? Heh. Was Chaos going to break out and conquer Terra? Please. They'd have just lost somewhere else down the line and we'd have gotten a "Cadian Crusade" campaign instead, and everything would have reset to zero.
Because that's the sustaining truth of 40K, across pretty much the 21ish years of "modern 40K" (starting with the fluff consolidation in 2nd Edition). No change.
And that's because 40K isn't really a story. Sure, stories happen in 40K. But 40K is a setting for you to play with expensive plastic toy soldiers, and that setting's overarching narrative is there for the players to create their own stories alongside that shared narrative space.
There's not reason
to push the story forward. Sure, some players want to know "what happens next", but for every person clamoring for what's next, there are probably ten who are just happy to continue playing with their toy soldiers in the status quo. After all, there are 10,000 years worth of history to explore in 40K.
Besides. What would actually happen in 000.M42? Nothing. It's not suddenly going to change because the calendar rolls over 1 place.
Fantasy can talk about "The End of Times" all it wants. But no times are actually going to end.