Originally Posted by Kharn The Complainer
I see numerous people complaining about the Ork fungus thing. That has been cannon for as long as I have known 40k. How long have I known 40k? Well, since my brother got the 2nd Edition for Christmas and I spent a lot of time reading all the rule/fluff books.
So basically, you've all hated Ork fluff for the past 20 years.
well, i take it that this fungus theory is the best theory that the imperium has at the time.
and of course theories change.
something like a fungus?
sometimes a fungal type thing?
i looked back through the old ere we go codex.
i see that there is zero mention of any fungalo proterties, though i might have missed something.
the feeling was squarely freebooter-esque and with all the orky event cards and the fiction...
i see what you mean about it not being anything like a simple fungus but
i think that the way to see it is that the imperium understands only so much and the story that they tell is like this,
that when orks die some cells become spores (create cysts i guess, and aerosolized spread everywhere e.g. antipersonal mines might not be the best way to minimize orkoid species in the long run.
there is a long and complex progression as the subspecies necessary to support orks sprout and the environment is changed to support further orkoid life and so it progresses until finally some thousands of years later you end up with a goff warband such as those in the ere we go codex...
maybe after a few generations, maybe 70 years, you end up with primitive orks
unless they are permitted easy access to tech and exposure to other things,
in which case the orkoid genome expresses itself in unique ways e.g. mekaniaks, weird boyz and so on.
i dunno, i think that
once you let go of the idea that an ork is a bunch of bread mold in a bag of hate,
then you can get something of the old ork character from ere we go era portayals.
in my opinion,
it is the armaggeddonization of the game,
moar and moar skullz,
plastic for the credit gods,
marketing based world construction and game development...
this is what makes sporulent orks rising in waves like summoned deamons!
summon a nearby orkoid tribe with the new ork sporeminer and his bodyguard!
the green tide of the credit godz commands it!
plus if you wanna win games at collectible card gay... errr... 40k tournaments
then you need to buy these models.
four of them.