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Sometimes, I feel sort of lonely as one of the only optimists and tau fans here. No, I don't think I am leaving 40k, but it would be nice if I could find the location of other optimists/tau fans/"Forces of Order should unite and fight evil"

Sorry if I offended anyone. I am just wondering where all the Tau fans (who probably are the optimists) are.
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You will be hard pressed to find any optimists. Simply because the whole 40k universe is centred on the idea of stagnation and pessimism. It is supposed to be a dark and hopeless setting, where there is no hope for the so-called forces of order.



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I'm a tau fan.

We have a rebellious commander possibly possessed by a chaos artefact sitting in heavy fortifications just outside our space

We are beset by a hive fleet of xenos ther ravenous appetite for destruction unshakeable. This has caused us to be circumvent our expansion efforts into protection for our own salvation

Raids of speedy warriors hit us without warning taking slaves and prisoners and we know not from where.

A huge enemy sits with enough might to crush us on our borders and any attempts to invade their space could be met with catastrophic force despite the unsettled millions that would come upon our side if we were to invade.

Our first efforts to encroach upon them, were successful showing that the fringes of the imperium are weak and open to turning to the greater good however eventually we were met with a battle that though eventually reaching a stalemate took all of our might against only a fraction of the imperium's.

Thus our efforts are slowed by our need for caution and the message of the greater good is not being passed with enough speed.

Tell me what is there to be optimistic about?

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"Forces of Order should unite and fight evil"
well its a problem when there are no forces of order and evil, just forces of different shades of grey.

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well its a problem when there are no forces of order and evil, just forces of different shades of grey.
That isn't my point. My point is where are all the "optimists?"
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well its a problem when there are no forces of order and evil, just forces of different shades of grey.
And shades of grey on the black end of the scale for that matter as well.

I'm a tau fan but not an optimist about the 40k universe.

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That isn't my point. My point is where are all the "optimists?"
I am typically considered fairly optimistic and even I think thing we are all boned. For the tau I see no reason to be optimistic for the reasons stated. As a wolf player I am just arrogant enough to believe we could win but my head says unless the emperor gets in the game we are screwed.
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That isn't my point. My point is where are all the "optimists?"
I think that question has been suitably answered already.



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We have a rebellious commander possibly possessed by a chaos artefact sitting in heavy fortifications just outside our space
Actually, we have no idea what exactly the Dawn Blade is, other than its a non-Tau artifact. It could be a Chaos weapon just as easily as it could be a weapon of the Necrons, the C'tan, the Eldar, the Old Ones, or a forgotten, lost race, just to list a few possibilities. In fact, in the old GW website, there was an article where they two Farsight conversions, one where Farsight was ultimately still loyal to his people and the Greater Good, merely carving his own path without the Ethereals, while the other had the Dawn Blade as a C'tan/Necron artifact (I can't remember which, but you get the point) and he and his warriors becoming unwitting warriors of the C'tan.

Nor do we know what exactly has befallen Farsight and his Enclaves.

Personally, I'm a Tau fan, and tend to be more on the optimistic side. I hold out hope for Farsight and his warriors, that they may be rogue, but ultimately, they're still loyal to their people. And I tend to favor the hopeful notions of 40k and its potential future. But that's just me. I want the heroes for fought and died, to have fought and died for a reason, for something better than what currently is.
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Im optimistic for the annihilation of the universe, does that count?

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